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‘The Future of Aggregate Litigation’

‘The Future of Aggregate Litigation’

The American Law Institute, together with New York University School of Law, recently hosted the Young Scholars Medal Conference, The Future of Aggregate Litigation, organized by ALI 2015 Young Scholars Medal Recipient Elizabeth Chamblee Burch of the University of Georgia School of Law. ALI Council member Anthony J. Scirica of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit was the Keynote speaker. The conference was structured around four panel discussions:

Panel 1: Aggregate Litigation Outside of Article III Courts

Moderator: Alvin K. Hellerstein, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York (ALI member)
Panelists: Kenneth R. Feinberg, Feinberg Rozen LLP (ALI member)
Deepak Gupta, Gupta Wessler PLLC
Robert L. Rabin, Stanford Law School
Catherine M. Sharkey, NYU School of Law (ALI member)

Panel 2: Judicial Power and its Limits in Multidistrict Litigation

Moderator: Lee H. Rosenthal, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas (ALI Council)
Panelists: John H. Beisner, Skadden Arps (ALI Council)
Judge Eduardo C. Robreno, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania (ALI member)
William B. Rubenstein, Harvard Law School
Sarah S. Vance, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana (ALI Council)

Panel 3: Individuals within the Aggregate

Moderator: Arthur R. Miller, NYU School of Law (ALI member)
Panelists: Robert G. Bone, University of Texas School of Law (ALI member)
Howard M. Erichson, Fordham University School of Law (ALI member)
Alvin K. Hellerstein, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York (ALI member)
Jay Tidmarsh, Notre Dame Law School (ALI member)
Tom R. Tyler, Yale Law School

Panel 4: The Future of Group Litigation

Moderator: John C. Coffee, Jr., Columbia Law School (ALI member)
Panelists: Elizabeth J. Cabraser, Lieff Cabraser (ALI Council)
Samuel Issacharoff, NYU Law School (ALI Council)
Margaret H. Lemos, Duke University School of Law
Judith Resnik, Yale Law School