CHICAGO – Dec. 5, 2017 – Francis A. Citera, a shareholder in the Chicago office of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, will speak at The Knowledge Group’s live webcast, “Class Action Litigation: Defense Strategies You Need to Know,” Tuesday, Dec. 12 from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (EST).
In this live webinar, Citera will provide practical strategies for securing class settlement approval, tips for effectively defending class actions, and common risks and potential pitfalls in class action suits. Key topics of this webinar will also include an in-depth discussion on conducting class and merits discovery; pursuing summary judgment motions in class claims; negotiating settlements and guiding them through the court approval and notice process; eliminating putative class members; and improving settlement posture.
Citera is co-chair of the firm's Products Liability & Mass Torts Litigation Group and co-chair of the Chicago Litigation Practice. He has over 30 years of experience defending toxic tort actions and other complex litigation in both federal and state courts. He has tried many cases, including an action by the Government to enforce a unilateral administrative order, an allocation case among potentially responsible parties, and a complex product liability, wrongful death case. Citera has written and spoken extensively on class action litigation, product safety issues and claims for medical monitoring.
About Greenberg Traurig’s Class Action Litigation Practice
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 approximately 15 jurisdictions. The firm’s Class Action Litigation Practice brings together more than 70 trial lawyers from across the country with class action experience spanning a wide variety of substantive areas and industries.
About Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GTLaw) has more than 2,000 attorneys in 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East and is celebrating its 50th anniversary. One firm worldwide, GTLaw has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, was named the largest firm in the U.S. by Law360 in 2017, and is among the Top 20 on the 2017 Am Law Global 100. Web: www.gtlaw.com Twitter: @GT_Law.