How the New Rule 23 Amendments Will Impact Your Class Action Practice

Webinar Date: 
August 10, 2016
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If you are a consumer lawyer whose practice includes litigating class actions or you think you might someday wish to litigate a class action, now is the time to stay abreast of proposed changes to the rule governing class actions in federal court. Proposed amendments to Rule 23 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure have been approved for public comment by the Civil Rules Committee.

Ariana J. Tadler, a partner at Milberg LLP, regularly follows, has submitted comments and provided oral testimony before the Civil Rules Committee, on various topics including the 2006 and 2013 amendments to the discovery rules. In 2015, Ms. Tadler participated in a mini conference held by the Rules Committee regarding proposed amendments to Rule 23 and has since been following the Rule 23 amendment process through publication.

This webinar will highlight aspects of the amendments that will likely affect your practice.

What You Will Learn

Ms. Tadler will address the impact of the following proposed amendments to Rule 23:

•    The form of notice to be given to a class
•    The presentation of a settlement to a court for approval of notice distribution to the class
•    Rules governing objections to a settlement


Ariana J. Tadler, an elected member of Milberg LLP’s Executive Committee, specializes in securities fraud, consumer and data breach class actions, and complex litigation. She is widely recognized as one of the nation’s leading authorities on electronic discovery and chairs Milberg’s E-Discovery Practice Group. Ariana serves on the board of directors of The Sedona Conference® (“TSC”) and is an active chair emeritus of the steering committee of TSC’s Working Group 1 on Electronic Document Retention and Production, after serving as chair for five years. Ms. Tadler is the executive director of Cardozo’s Data Law Initiative and serves on the advisory boards of Georgetown University Law Center’s Advanced eDiscovery Institute and Bloomberg BNA’s eDiscovery Resource Center. Ms. Tadler is also a principal in a recently launched data hosting, management, and consulting company, Meta-e Discovery LLC, which provides services to and has developed a customized work flow for plaintiffs’ firms in this new era of discovery.


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