Register Below for this CCA-Sponsored Webinar!
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 @ 12:00 – 1:15 p.m. EST
Supreme Court decisions, most recently Epic Systems v. Lewis and Lamps Plus v. Varella, have all but stripped away the ability of employees (and other aggrieved putative classes) to bring class actions. The result has been the proliferation of “mass arbitrations” involving hundreds, if not thousands, of Claimants, and one Respondent.
Mass arbitrations raise unique and challenging issues, both from a management and a legal perspective. How can efficiency be achieved at the pre-hearing and hearing stage when one arbitrator has multiple related matters in front of her? Does, or should, collateral estoppel apply when an arbitrator renders an award before other arbitrators? How have providers addressed the difficulties posed by the deluge of cases? Is there a solution to these and other vexing issues?
Several of our Fellows have been in the thick of mass arbitrations and will share their experiences and thoughts about best practices when managing mass arbitrations. One of our Fellows was instrumental in the development of the new AAA mass arbitration rules designed to address many of these challenges.
Even if your practice does not include mass arbitrations, this webinar will provide insights and food for thought.
Moderated by: Dana Welch
Featured Panelists: Carol Heckman, Skip Netzorg, Abigail Pessen, and John Townsend