Prepare for the Future of Automotive Class Actions

Venue

This is a virtual event, accessible online and over phone. Access instructions will be provided after registration.

Description

This is a complimentary program sponsored by Epiq.

Today’s automobiles are designed, more than ever before, with safety and comfort in mind using the latest technology. Yet these everyday staples continue to roll off assembly lines with occasional defects, and most are outfitted with a range of complex “smart” devices. With more than 28 million automotive recalls in 2017 and 200 million connected cars on the road by 2025, these factors pose evolving areas of risk and liability for the automotive industry.

This webinar will share insights on handling automotive class actions, with plaintiff and defense perspectives on the future of defect litigation.

During this 60-minute complimentary webinar, panelists will explore:

• High-profile automotive cases and their relevance to future nationwide settlements
• Emerging claims and potential defenses in defect litigation
• The interplay of private litigation and government redress
• The settlement process: Notice considerations, driving claim rates, customer experience

Educational Objectives:
• Understand where automotive class actions are headed in the future, and factors to consider
• Apply lessons learned from recent cases to future cases and settlements
• Hear plaintiff and defense perspectives on defect litigation, present and future
• Learn best practices to apply in the settlement phase

Who would benefit most from attending this program?
Corporate and legal professionals working in compliance, litigation, and the automotive industry.

Presenters

Moderator: Cameron Azari
  • Vice President, Class Action and Mass Tort Solutions
  • Epiq

Cameron Azari has more than 16 years of experience in the design and implementation of legal notification and claims administration programs. He and his staff are nationally recognized specialists in the creation of notification campaigns in compliance with Fed R. Civ. P. 23(c)(2) (d)(2) and (e) and similar state class action statutes. Recent cases where Azari has been certified by the Court as a notice expert and filed an expert opinion and/or testified include In re: Takata Airbag Products Liability Litigation and In re: Volkswagen “Clean Diesel” Marketing, Sales Practices and Product Liability Litigation.

Gretchen Freeman Cappio
  • Partner, Complex Litigation Group
  • Keller Rohrback L.L.P.

As a partner in Keller Rohrback’s nationally recognized Complex Litigation Group, Gretchen has a track record of success in class action and multidistrict litigation. Gretchen has played a key role on the leadership team representing consumers in the multi-billion dollar litigation In re Volkswagen “Clean Diesel” Marketing, Sales Practices, & Prod. Liab. Litig., MDL 2672 (N.D. Cal.). Gretchen is also a member of the plaintiffs’ litigation and settlement teams in another impactful diesel emissions MDL, In re Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep EcoDiesel Mktg., Sales Practices, & Prod. Liab. Litig., MDL 2777 (N.D. Cal.).

Livia Kiser
  • Partner, Trial and Global Disputes
  • King & Spalding

A recognized practitioner in class actions and consumer disputes, Liv Kiser has a national practice defending some of the world’s largest multi-national corporations in bet-the-company cases where charges of deceptive consumer practices, unfair competition, false advertising, economic product defect, state and federal privacy violations and other torts are alleged. A seasoned and vigorous advocate, Liv’s innovative approaches to complex legal questions have resulted in the development of new law favorable to her clients and entire industries. She was lead counsel in a class action alleging vehicle transmissions are defective, co-lead counsel in a proposed class action against Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., and lead counsel in proposed class actions against Honda and Ford Motor Co.

Continuing Education

Credits:
1.0 CLE; 1.0 General COA
Prerequisite:
Prior understanding of automotive class actions.
Level:
Intermediate
Production Date:
11/06/2018