MIAMI – Jan. 20, 2016 – Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP will sponsor the American Conference Institute’s (ACI) upcoming National Conference on Consumer Finance Class Actions & Litigation, to be held Jan. 26-27, 2015, at The Viceroy, Miami, Florida.
Greenberg Traurig Shareholder Paul Ferak will speak on the conference panel titled, “Supreme Court Review: The Blockbuster 2015-2016 Term for Class Action Litigation Including Campbell-Ewald Co., Spokeo and Tyson,” to be held at 11:35 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 26. The program will cover timely topics relating to how the outcome of these three cases will impact class action litigation going forward, including: Campbell-Ewald: whether a plaintiff lacks standing to assert a claim after he receives an offer of judgment providing him with complete relief; Spokeo: whether a consumer has “standing” to assert a cause of action for statutory damages without having suffered actual damage; and Tyson: whether a class may be certified that contains hundreds of members who were not injured and have no legal right to damages.
According to the conference website, ACI has assembled an unparalleled faulty of federal and state regulatory and enforcement officials, senior in-house counsel, renowned federal and state judges, and leading outside counsel who will provide expert advice, critical insights, and comprehensive updates on new class action trends, emerging theories of liability, the latest enforcement actions and regulatory initiatives, and the most effective defense and settlement strategies. The conference is geared toward providing this knowledge to consumer financial services companies, which are are facing unprecedented regulatory and enforcement scrutiny and mounting litigation.
Regarding Greenberg Traurig’s participation in the Consumer Finance Class Actions & Litigation Conference, Ferak noted, “We are delighted to once again be participating in this conference. At a time of increased oversight and evolving case law within the financial services sector, this particular event provides a very worthwhile opportunity to examine the most current issues affecting class action litigation within this industry, as well as a forum for discussion among many of the leading public and private players in this space.”
Ferak, who is based in the firm’s Chicago office, focuses his practice on complex business litigation, bank litigation, class action defense, and purchase price and working capital disputes. His national practice in state and federal courts includes the representation of a variety of clients, including retailers, financial institutions, accounting firms, private equity firms, and other businesses. Ferak also regularly handles mediations and arbitrations under the rules of the American Arbitration Association, the CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution, JAMS, and different national accounting firms.
Greenberg Traurig’s Class Action attorneys are at the forefront of class litigation in federal and state courts throughout the United States, at both the trial and appellate levels. The group’s experience includes serving as national coordinating counsel for some of the world’s largest companies in defending class actions in jurisdictions across the country. The firm’s Class Action Litigation Practice brings together more than 70 trial lawyers througout the firm with class action experience spanning a wide variety of substantive areas and industries.
Greenberg Traurig’s Financial Services Litigation Practice has wide-ranging experience assisting national clients and local businesses in a variety of matters affecting the financial services industry. From handling individual claims to managing nationwide class actions, the national team of experienced litigators regularly advises and defends banks, mortgage lenders and brokers, credit card companies, debt collectors, payday lenders, consumer finance companies, and other financial institutions in a variety of disputes in state and federal courts and in arbitration, as well as before governmental agencies.