Mass Torts Evolve: The Intersection of Aggregate Litigation and Bankruptcy

Friday, February 25, 2022

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Fordham Law School

Costantino Room

150 West 62nd Street, Second Floor

New York, NY

Live Broadcast via Zoom Webinar

CLE Credit Available

This symposium addresses the novel intersection of civil procedure and bankruptcy law.  Corporate defendants – including Purdue Pharma, Boy Scouts of America, and USA Gymnastics – facing substantial numbers of mass tort claims have filed for bankruptcy to exploit statutory loopholes and impose a new bargain on tort victims.  This interdisciplinary event will feature panels discussing bankruptcy preemption and multidistrict litigation, due process, representation issues regarding unidentified victims, settlement dynamics in complex cases, and victims’ rights.

Keynote Speakers

Elizabeth J. Cabraser, Founding Partner, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP

Hon. John Dorsey, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Delaware, Bankr. Del.

Hon. Patti Saris, United States District Court of Massachusetts

Co-organizers

Andrew Bradt, Professor of Law, Berkeley School of Law

Sergio Campos, Professor of Law, University of Miami School of Law

Zachary Clopton, Professor of Law, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law

Samir Parikh, Professor of Law, Lewis & Clark Law School

Panelists

Kenneth Ayotte, Professor of Law, Berkeley Law School

Sheila Birnbaum, Co-chair of Product Liability and Mass Torts practice, Dechert LLP

Elizabeth Chamblee Burch, Professor of Law, University of Georgia School of Law

Sergio Campos, Professor of Law, University of Miami School of Law

Andrew Dawson, Vice Dean for Academic Affairs and Judge A. Jay Cristol Professor of Bankruptcy Law, University of Miami School of Law

Samuel Issacharoff, Bonnie and Richard Reiss Professor of Constitutional Law, NYU School of Law

Ted Janger, David M. Barse Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School.

Robert Klonoff, Jordan D. Schnitzer Professor of Law, Lewis & Clark Law School.

Alexandra Lahav, Ellen Ash Peters Professor of Law, University of Connecticut School of Law

Jessica Lauria, Partner, White & Case LLP

Adam Levitin, Anne Fleming Research Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center

Edward Neiger, Co-Managing Partner, Ask LLP

Hon. David Proctor, United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama

Theodore Rave, Professor of Law, University of Texas School 0f Law

Raymond Silverman, Partner, Parker Waichman LLP.

Tancred Schiavoni, Chair of the Insurance Practice, O’Melveny & Myers LLP

Lindsey Simon, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Georgia School of Law 

Anupama Yerramalli, Counsel, Latham & Watkins LLP

This program is in conjunction with our sponsors

Platinum Sponsor

White & Case

Gold Sponsors

Latham & Watkins LLP

Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP

Parker Waichman LLP

Dechert LLP

Bronze Sponsor

Ask LLP