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Consumer Attorneys of San Diego Presents...
6th Annual Class Action Symposium
Hilton San Diego Bayfront   |  May 2 & 3, 2014

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Program Agenda  |  Faculty  |  Hotel Information  |  MCLE  |  Group Rates  |  Program Sponsors

Program Agenda

2013 experienced a blockbuster year in class action litigation, and on May 2 & 3, CASD's 6th Annual Class Action Symposium will be covering it all!! This two day program is a must attend event for plaintiff and defense, government litigators and in-house counsel who need to stay on top of cutting-edge issues and significant developments affecting class action law.

Experience a unique gathering of business, political, and community professionals. Attendees will be submerged in the most up-to-date developments in Class Action Litigation! Connect with colleagues from around the globe and learn how to take your practice to the next level. Network with industry experts at breakout sessions, workshops, exhibits and  evening celebrations while expanding your philosophy on Class Action Litigation.

Day 1 - Friday, May 2

8:00   Registration & Breakfast
9:00   Recent Developments in Class Action Law
    Speakers: Brian Martin, Esq. & Michael Singer, Esq.
9:45   Recent Developments in Structuring Fee Awards
    Speaker: Manuel R. Valdez, CSSC
10:15   *Keynote* How the Defense Bar Misreads Recent Supreme Court Class Action Decisions and What You Can Do About It
    Keynote Speaker: Jocelyn D. Larkin, Esq. - Impact Fund
11:00   eDiscovery Update: What You Need To Know
    Speakers: Tommy O'Reardon, Esq.  & Jeffrey Fowler, Esq. 
11:45   Networking Lunch (Sponsored By ILYM Group, Inc.)
    Lunch Provided By: Lisa Mullins & Sean Hartranft of ILYM Group, Inc.
1:00   How to Settle Your Class Action and Get It Approved
    Speakers: Mary Dollarhide, Esq., Helen Zeldes, Esq., Edward Gergosian, Esq.
2:00   An Appellate Perspective On Class Actions
    Speakers: Kevin Green, Esq. & Rupa G. Singh, Esq.
2:45   BREAK (Sponsored By: Epiq Systems)
3:00   Class Action & Private Right of Action Under Ins. Reform Prop 103
    Speaker: Harvey Rosenfield, Consumer Watchdog
4:00   The Dark Side of Social Media *Ethics Program*
    Speakers: Wendy Patrick, Esq., Jim Friedehofer, Esq.
5:00   Day 1 END

6:00 -


Judge's Reception, a CASD Public Event, Promenade Plaza (Outdoors)

Day 2 - Saturday, May 3

8:00   Registration & Networking Breakfast
9:00   What Are They Thinking?! Understanding the Science of Decision-Making Can Help You Achieve Better Results In Mediation
    Speakers: Hon. Wayne Peterson, Ret. Superior Court of San Diego, Steven Pearl, ADR Mediator & John Fiske, Esq.
10:00   What Judges Focus On In the Litigation of Class Actions
    Speakers: Hon. William S. Dato, Superior Court of San Diego
& Hon. Ronald S. Prager, Superior Court of San Diego
10:45   BREAK (Sponsored By: Epiq Systems)
11:00   Topic TBA
    Speaker: TBA
12:00   The Latest in Data Privacy Class Actions
    Speakers: Brian Kabateck, Esq., Timothy Blood, Esq. 


Program Faculty:

Jocelyn D. Larkin, Esq. - The Impact Fund (Keynote Speaker)
Timothy G. Blood, Esq. - Blood Hurst & O'Reardon, LLP
Raul Cadena, Esq. - Cadena Churchill, LLP
Hon. William Dato - San Diego Superior Court, North County
Mary C. Dollarhide, Esq. - Paul Hastings, LLP
John P. Fiske, Esq. - Gomez Trial Attorneys
Jeffrey J. Fowler, Esq. - O'Melveny & Myers, LLP
Jim Friedehofer - Correll, Garchie & Edwards LLP
Edward M. Gergosian, Esq. - Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd, LLP
Kevin K. Green, Esq. - Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd, LLP
Brian S. Kabateck, Esq. - Kabateck Brown Kellner, LLP
Brian D. Martin, Esq. - Pillsbury, Winthrop, Shaw & Pittman, LLP
Wendy L. Patrick, Esq. - District Attorneys Office
Steven G. Pearl, Esq. - ADR Services, Inc.
Hon. Wayne L. Peterson, Ret. - ADR Services, Inc.
Hon. Ronald S. Prager - San Diego Superior Court, Hall of Justice
Harvey J. Rosenfield, Esq. - Consumer Watchdog
Rupa G. Singh, Esq. - Ninth Circuit Staff Attorney
Michael D. Singer, Esq. - Cohelan, Khoury & Singer
Manuel R. Valdez, CSSC - Ringler Associates
Helen I. Zeldes, Esq. - Zeldes, Haeggquest & Eck, LLP

Keynote Speaker: Jocelyn Larkin, Esq., Executive Director, The Impact Fund
Jocelyn D. Larkin is the Executive Director of the Impact Fund. Her practice focuses on complex employment discrimination and class action practice on behalf of plaintiffs. Ms. Larkin has served as class counsel in several major employment class actions, including Ellis v. Costco Wholesale, Dukes v. Wal-Mart Stores, Parra v. Bashas Stores, Inc., Stender v. Lucky Stores, and Vandell v. Chevron Corporation. She co-represented the California respondents in Amchem v. Windsor, before the Third Circuit and the United States Supreme Court. Ms. Larkin has also represented many individual employees in sex harassment, wrongful termination and discrimination actions. She is a frequent speaker on employment law, ethics and civil rights issues and has published many articles on employment and class action practice. She is the co-editor of the class action chapter of Lindemann & Grossman, Employment Discrimination Law, the leading treatise on employment discrimination law.

More details regarding Keynotes, speakers, and topics to follow. Be sure to frequently check the CASD website for new and updated information.

Program Committee
Program Chair: Timothy G. Blood, Esq., Blood Hurst & O'Reardon, LLP
Program Co-Chair: Raul Cadena, Esq., Cadena Churchill, LLP

MCLE: Attendees must attend both days to receive full credit for seminar. Attendees are responsible for signing in in the morning before sessions begin, and returning to the sessions after each program breaks and luncheon. Failure to return to program sessions will result in loss of MCLE credit.

9 General Credits & 1 Ethics Credits Provided.
CASD is a certified MCLE Provider | Provider #78 Group Rates & Registration

Group Rates & Registration Specials: Group rates apply to attorneys only. Please contact the CASD office at 619.696.1166 to register as a group.

Option 1: If 2 attorneys from the same firm are attending... First person pays the regular rate (equal to second or greater rate) Second person pays $495 (non-member) OR $395 (member), regardless of the years in practice

Option 2: If 3 attorneys from the same firm are attending... First person pays the regular rate (equal to second or greater rate) Each additional attorney pays $395 (non-member) OR $295 (member), regardless of the years in practice

Hotel Information: 
Deadline to reserve your room under the CASD discounted group rate is April 24th!!

Hilton San Diego Bayfront
1 Park Boulevard, San Diego, California 92101
P: 619.564.3333

Special Room Rate: $179.00
Group Room Block: CAS
Deadline for Group Rate: April 24, 2014

Rooms may be reserved by clicking the link below, or by calling into the reservations office and speaking directly with an agent. Please use the reservations phone number: 1-800-HILTONS and make sure to reference the group name in order to be accounted for and receive the discounted group rate.

Upon reserving your room online using the link, you will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive an email confirming your reservation, please email the reservations department at

Click Here to Reserve Your Room at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront!



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