Views from the Plaintiffs’ Bar: Adapting Your Defense Strategies to New and Innovative Techniques and Tactics

January 30, 2015 12:05pm

William D. Frumkin

Frumkin & Hunter LLP

Michelle Drake

Nichols Kaster, PLLP

Justin M. Swartz

Outten & Golden LLP

Gregg I. Shavitz

Shavitz Law Group, P.A.

Todd M. Schneider

Schneider Wallace Cottrell Konecky LLP

David Sanford

Sanford Heisler, LLP


Douglas H. Wigdor

Wigdor LLP

  • Perspective on Dukes and Concepcion and their impact on wage and hour cases
    • How the plaintiffs’ bar has adapted
    • Examining progeny of these cases
    • circumvent or overcome Dukes and AT&T Mobility
  • Perspective on the recent Supreme Court decisions in Comcast, AMEX, Oxford and Genesis Healthcare
  • Assessing the latest trends in wage and hour claims and class and collective actions
  • Views on employee certifications of time worked
  • Emerging wage & hour states, industries, claims
  • How plaintiffs’ counsel make use of jury research
  • Methods that the plaintiffs’ bar utilizes in efforts to find classes, and restrictions that courts impose on such methods
  • What makes a claim attractive or unattractive to the plaintiffs’ bar?