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New Revenue Streams: Analyzing Antitrust Class Action Settlement Claims

Venue

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

Description

This is a complimentary program sponsored by Robins Kaplan LLP.

Antitrust class action settlements can be a profitable revenue stream for impacted businesses.  Companies, however, often overlook these opportunities because they believe that the time and effort required to benefit from them outweigh the recovery they could obtain.  Furthermore, many corporations lack sufficient knowledge around class action procedures to determine whether they should participate in a class action or opt-out to pursue individual claims to maximize recovery in these situations.

This webinar will outline strategies to identify and analyze valuable antitrust class action settlements and claims.  Our speakers will discuss processes for filing class action claims versus individual actions, and how companies should determine whether to opt-into or opt-out of a settlement to maximize recovery.

Educational Objectives:

• Understand the class action settlement process;
• Learn how to identify and analyze claims for value;
• Gain strategies to determine whether to join a class action or opt-out to pursue an individual action.

Who would benefit most from attending this program?

In-house counsel and chief financial officers. 

Presenters

Alan S. Frankel
  • President and Founder
  • Coherent Economics

Dr. Alan Frankel has been an economic consultant and expert witness since 1985, and has assisted clients in hundreds of matters.  He has analyzed economic issues arising in a wide variety of antitrust, intellectual property, merger and acquisition, securities, class action, damages, and other litigation and regulatory matters.  Frankel has served as a consultant to the United States Department of Justice, the Canadian Competition Bureau, the U.K. Office of Fair Trading, the New Zealand Commerce Commission, the Chilean Fiscalía Nacional Económica, and for numerous private parties.  He is one of the world's leading experts in the analysis of competition in payment systems and networks; his writings on payment systems have been cited by regulators and economists in proceedings around the world, and he has consulted and spoken about payment markets in many countries.

Dr. Frankel is an Adjunct Professor at the Loyola University Chicago School of Law where he teaches Law and Economics.  He is also a member of the U.S. Advisory Board at the Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies, and he is a Senior Editor of the Antitrust Law Journal.  He received his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago.

Kellie Lerner
  • Partner, Antitrust and Trade Regulation Group, Co-Chair, Diversity Committee
  • Robins Kaplan LLP

Kellie Lerner has devoted her entire decade-plus career to litigating high-stakes antitrust disputes, recovering nearly $100 million for victims of anticompetitive conduct. She is currently leading several groundbreaking antitrust matters, and is also principally responsible for identifying and initiating new antitrust actions at Robins Kaplan LLP. In this capacity, she has initiated the first antitrust class action lawsuits in the United States in dozens of actions that have ultimately resulted in billions of dollars in recoveries. She also regularly counsels generic pharmaceutical, alternative energy and entertainment companies on antitrust issues.

Kellie was recognized in the 2018 Chambers USA Guide for New York, in which she was praised by her peers for her ability to “get large teams of people to work effectively together.” She was also recognized on Corporate Counsel and InsideCounsel’s inaugural National Women in Law Awards in 2018, and has received a host of additional honors in recent years, including distinction by The National Law Journal as one of only 50 “Antitrust and M&A Trailblazers” nationally.

Dawn Rausch
  • Senior Corporate Counsel
  • Best Buy

Dawn Rausch is Senior Corporate Counsel at Best Buy, where she has been in-house since 2008.  She is responsible for handling a portfolio of complex commercial litigation matters.  Prior to joining Best Buy, she was a commercial litigation associate at a Las Vegas law firm.  Dawn received her J.D. from the University of Colorado Law School.

Eleanor Tyler
  • Legal Analyst, Litigation
  • Bloomberg Law

Eleanor Tyler is a Legal Analyst on Bloomberg Law’s Litigation team, with a focus on antitrust. Previously, she spent seven years reporting for Bloomberg Law's antitrust news desk. Before joining Bloomberg Law in 2010, Eleanor was a litigation associate at a large law firm. She clerked for the Hon. Simeon Lake in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. Her JD is from Georgetown University, and she holds an MA in international affairs from Johns Hopkins SAIS.

Continuing Education

Credits:
1.0 General COA, 1.2 CLE
Practice Areas:
Legal
Prerequisite:
A basic understanding of antitrust issues.
Level:
Intermediate
Production Date:
04/10/2019