CLS & the National Law Journal Roundtable

Columbia Law School


The National Law Journal


The Class Action Fairness Act of 2005:
The Right Fix for a Broken System
Or "A Bad Idea Whose Time Has Come" ?

Class action restrictions adopted in February were among the top tort system changes sought by President Bush and the nation's business community. The new law was opposed by federal and state judges, state legislatures and attorneys general, as well as consumer, civil rights and environmental groups. The Class Action Fairness Act will create an unprecedented shift of state class actions to federal courts. Will the result be a better system, chaos, or something in-between?

Moderated by

Marcia Coyle
Washington Bureau Chief, The National Law Journal


Catherine Sharkey
Columbia Law School Professor

and featuring

John Beisner
O'Melveny & Myers
Washington, DC

Elizabeth Cabraser
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP
San Francisco

Gregory Joseph
Gregory P. Joseph Law Offices LLC
New York

Samuel Issacharoff
Columbia Law School Professor

CLE: This program will provide two transitional New York Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits to be applied to the Areas of Professional Practice Requirement. Advance registration is mandatory to receive CLE credit.

Jerome L. Greene Hall Room 104
435 West 116th Street at Amsterdam Avenue
New York City
Thursday, April 28, 2004
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.


Direct inquiries and RSVPs to Sallie Locke

T: 212- 854-5446
F: 212- 854-7801
E: [email protected]