- Nuts and Bolts: Integrating Food Law Into Your Practice
- Introduction to Food Law and Hot Topics
- Genesis: The Impact on Mootness and Rule 23 Cases
- Challenges to Certifying Consumer Class Actions
- FCRA Class Action Litigation: Overview and Recent Developments
- FDCPA Claims as Class Actions
- Identifying TCPA Class Actions: From Client Intake to Taking a Second Look at Your Current Caseload
Why These Videos Are Helpful
Are you a class action attorney interested in learning about new areas with which to expand your practice? Do you want to litigate cutting edge claims in food law, as well as FDCPA, TCPA and FCRA class cases? Do you want to learn how to overcome challenges to certifying claims and mootness? This webinar series is geared to beginner and intermediate consumer class action attorneys.
What You Will Learn
- How to successfully apply litigation strategies (and avoid pitfalls) in food law cases
- How to recognize the hallmarks of a good potential class action
- How to effectively oppose efforts to moot cases before they have a chance to begin
- How to handle the regulatory framework for required label information and permissible claims in food law
- What issues are well suited to FCRA class treatment
- How to establish the requirements for FDCPA class certification
- How to identify viable defendants for TCPA class actions
O. Randolph Bragg is a private attorney with Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates located in Chicago, IL. His practice is limited to representing consumers in FDCPA class action litigation with other NACA attorneys.
Carol McLean Brewer is a partner at Anderson, Ogilvie & Brewer LLP. She concentrates her practice on class actions and consumer litigation. From 1979 to 2000, Ms. Brewer handled numerous cases at trial and on appeal. She has focused on class action litigation since 1992.
Ilene Ringel Heller has more than twenty-five years of experience as a food and drug attorney. For the past five years, she has served as a regulatory consultant on food labeling issues, with an emphasis on consumer protection litigation involving deceptive food claims.
Brian Herrington is the founding partner of Herrington Law, PA. Mr. Herrington has successfully litigated class action cases involving consumer protection, antitrust, and unfair and deceptive practices. For the past four years, Mr. Herrington has litigated food misbranding cases primarily in California but other states as well.
Maia Kats is the litigation director for the Center for Science in the Public Interest, where she focuses on consumer class actions in the food and supplements context.
Scott L. Nelson is an attorney at the Public Citizen Litigation Group in Washington, DC, where he has a pro bono, public interest practice including consumer law, campaign finance regulation, class actions, arbitration, administrative law, regulation of hazardous products and substances, access to government records, energy regulation, environmental law, and Supreme Court and appellate practice.
Scott D. Owens is the founder of Scott D. Owens, P.A. which since 2011 has recovered millions of dollars on behalf of consumers throughout the United States. Scott has devoted his legal practice to defending consumers against intrusive and often fraudulent methods employed by telemarketers, text message spammers, and debt collectors. Scott has been litigating TCPA lawsuits in federal court for more than ten years.
Michael R. Reese has been representing consumers for more than fifteen years in class actions and has recouped much financial compensation on their behalf as class counsel. Mr. Reese specializes in food law and is a frequent lecturer—both to practitioners and academics—on food law.
Tracy Rezvani is a shareholder of Rezvani Volin P.C. in Washington, D.C. Over the last twenty years, she has represented consumers in food-based class actions and representational litigation focused on false “all natural” claims, false “No GMO” claims, and misleading sodium or whole grain claims.
Amy E. Tabor practices at Caddell & Chapman, which has served as class counsel in some of the largest FCRA class actions ever certified, including a settlement with Trans Union involving the use of credit information to create and sell “target marketing” lists to advertisers.
Chandler Visher started his own practice in 1980, concentrating on consumer class actions.