Andrew Jick,Attorney,Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld to Speak at TKG's Statutory Damages and Class Action Defense: Litigation Strategies You Should Know

Top Quote The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series,the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts,has announced today that Andrew Jick,Attorney,Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld will speak at TKG’s webcast entitled:“Statutory Damages and Class Action Defense: Litigation Strategies You Should Know Live Webcast". End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) January 05, 2018 - This event is scheduled for February 8, 2018 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm ET.

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    About Andrew S. Jick
    Andrew Jick concentrates his practice on complex commercial litigation, with an emphasis on consumer class action defense, securities fraud class action defense and intellectual property matters. Mr. Jick has extensive experience defending class action lawsuits involving claims for false advertising, unfair business practices and violations of federal securities laws.

    About Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
    Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP’s consumer class action litigators have a well-established track record of success in defeating putative consumer class actions. The team has obtained numerous victories in consumer class actions, at trial and in advance of trial, through dismissals with prejudice at the pleadings stage, summary judgment motions, voluntary dismissals by plaintiffs after obtaining key admissions in discovery and countless denials of class certification. According to The American Lawyer, the team has achieved “bet-the-company wins for clients across the country.” Our lawyers are experienced in key legal areas, such as the enforceability of class action waivers in arbitration agreements; standing to pursue consumer protection claims, technology and privacy; and the efficacy of consumer disclosures. They appear regularly before states’ attorneys general, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and Securities and Exchange Commission, all of which affect class action defense.


    To hear a certain class action litigation case, courts typically require an "injury-in-fact", a concrete, particular, or actual harm that may amount to compensable injury under state law. In some cases, however, such damages are hard to prove, thus increasing the probability of case dismissal. This is when statutory damages become most useful to plaintiffs.

    Used in previous cases, and stressed during Spokeo, statutory damages provide plaintiffs with significant procedural advantages, without requiring them to prove the actual harm or monetary value of a particular damage. However, as useful as it may seem, such damages are also often abused and misused, and may put businesses in a more serious case liability.

    In this LIVE Webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders will help companies understand the important aspects of this significant topic. They will provide an in-depth discussion of statutory damages in class action litigation. Speakers will also offer litigation strategies businesses need to know to strengthen their class action defense.

    Key topics include:
    -Statutory Damages vs. Injury-in-Fact
    -Recent Developments
    -Post-Spokeo Developments
    -What Lies Ahead in 2018
    -Significant Cases to Look For
    -Class Action Defense Strategies

    About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
    The Knowledge Group was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register for an event, please visit:

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