Mr. Michael P. Daly, Partner, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP to Speak at The Knowledge Group's LIVE Webcast

Top Quote This two-hour event is scheduled on April 06, 2017 @ 12:00pm - 12:00pm ET. End Quote
  • New York, NY (1888PressRelease) April 06, 2017 - The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Mr. Michael P. Daly, Partner, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP will speak at a 2-hour webcast entitled "Statutory Damages in Class Litigation: Significant Issues for 2017 & Beyond LIVE Webcast".

    Event Summary:
    Typically, without regard to the actual harm suffered by a plaintiff, statutory damages are damages whose amount is set by law. While statutory damages give plaintiffs a procedural advantage, they have become a multiplier of liability for defendants. Class actions claiming statutory damages and brought under consumer protection statuses can result to persistent and troublesome threats for various businesses and can signify significant exposure to a huge range of cases. Consumer protection statutes can result to the prohibition of certain types of business conduct and enforcement of affirmative duties on the target businesses which frequently include disclosure requirements to consumers.

    Companies should keep themselves abreast of the various issues and developments concerning Statutory Damages in Class Litigation to be able to establish effective defense strategies and avoid potential risks and pitfalls.

    The Knowledge Group has assembled a panel of key thought leaders and practitioners to discuss and analyze the various issues surrounding Statutory Damages in Class Litigation. The panel of speakers will also provide an in-depth discussion of the notable cases, developments, best strategies in handling the judicial remedy, and recent trends that parties in class litigation should watch out for in 2017 and beyond.

    Key topics include:
    Statutory Damages Actions - Recent Trends
    Implications to Plaintiffs and Defendants
    Proposed Remedial Legislation and Rule Amendments
    Notable Court Decisions in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins
    Post-Spokeo Judicial Analysis
    Effective Defense Strategies
    Judicial Outlook

    About Mr. Michael P. Daly
    Michael's practice focuses on class action litigation, appellate litigation, and customer facing contracts and marketing. He is the senior editor of the firm's TCPA Blog and is a member of the firm's Class Action team, TCPA team, and Energy Industry Steering Committee.

    Michael defends consumer class actions involving issues such as advertising, labeling, billing, telemarketing, credit reporting and debt collecting. He counsels clients on all aspects of class actions, including removing actions, compelling arbitration, enforcing class action waivers, coordinating multidistrict litigation, enjoining parallel proceedings, striking class action allegations, opposing certification, negotiating settlements, designing notice and claims programs, and defending settlements from objections and attacks. He often writes and speaks about class actions and served as the Chair of the Planning Committee for the American Law Institute's Forum on Class Actions and Aggregate Litigation.

    About Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
    Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP is a national law firm with more than 600 lawyers in 11 offices that represent clients in a broad spectrum of industries. The firms offer a comprehensive range of traditional practices and significant national practices in class actions, products liability and mass torts, corporate and securities, government relations, healthcare, intellectual property, insurance, investment management, private equity, bankruptcy, real estate, energy, environmental, education and communications.

    About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
    The Knowledge Congress is a series of live webcasts produced by The Knowledge Group, LLC, which examine trends, regulatory, and technology changes across a variety of industries. Its mission is to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webcasts 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.

    The organization brings together the world's leading authorities and industry participants through informative two-hour webcasts to study the impact of changes and emerging trends. Hear from leading government officials/regulators, key thought leaders, and industry experts objectively analyze the latest trends and issues and their impact on industries.

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