Posner on Class Actions

Friday, March 2nd, 2018 @ 9:30am to 4:00pm
Jerome Greene Hall, Room 103
Mar 02
Friday, March 2nd, 2018 @ 9:30am to 4:00pm
Jerome Greene Hall, Room 103

Judge Richard Posner's influence as a judge is perhaps nowhere more important than on class actions. Having authored over 40 opinions on class actions, Judge Posner shaped the doctrine for decades. This CLE brings together preeminent judges, scholars, and practitioners to discuss Judge Posner’s impact on class action jurisprudence--one of the most significant and evolving areas of law in the United States legal system.

Panel 1: Class Certification (9:30 to 11:00 AM)

            Moderator: Robert H. Klonoff, Jordan D. Schwitzer Professor of Law and Former Dean - Lewis & Clark Law School



  • John H. Beisner, Partner - Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
  • Myriam Gilles, Vice Dean, Paul R. Verkuil Chair in Public Law - Cardozo School of Law
  • Alan Morrison, Lerner Family Associate Dean for Public Interest & Public Service Law - George Washington University Law
  • Judge Anthony Joseph Scirica, Senior Judge - United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit


Panel 2: Class Settlement, Fees, Claims Administration (11:00 to 12:30 PM)

            Moderator: John C. Coffee Jr., Adolf A. Berle Professor of Law - Columbia University Law School



  • Arthur H. Bryant, Chairman - Public Justice
  • Elizabeth Cabraser, Partner - Lieff, Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP
  • Judge Robert M. Dow Jr., Judge - United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • Brad S. Karp, Chairman - Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • Allexandra D. Lahav, Ellen Ash Peters Professor of Law - University of Connecticut School of Law
  • Henry Monaghan, Harlan Fiske Stone Professor of Constitutional Law - Columbia University Law School


Lunch: 1:15 to 2:30 PM (Drapkin Lounge - Mezzanine floor)

            “Thoughts from the Bench”: Judge Robert M. Dow, Jr.

              Panel of Posner Clerks: “Working for Posner”: Professors Scott Hemphill, Kathryn Judge, Edward R. Morrison, and Tim Wu

                                                            Moderator: Robert H. Klonoff


Panel 3: NFL Concussion Case Study (2:30 to 4:00 PM)

            Moderator: John C. Coffee, Jr.



  • Elizabeth J. Cabraser
  • Samuel Issacharoff, Bonnie & Richard Reiss Professor of Constitutional Law - New York University Law
  • Brad S. Karp
  • Robert H. Klonoff
  • Judge Lee H. Rosenthal, Chief Judge - United States District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • Chris Seeger, Founding Partner - Seeger Weiss LLP


***Cocktail Party to follow in Drapkin Lounge***

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Please provide full name and email address to the contacts provided ([email protected] and [email protected]). You must attend the entire event to receive CLE credit.