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Frank Citera to Participate in Class Action Mediation Webinar

CHICAGO – Oct. 11, 2021Francis A. Citera, a shareholder in global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s Class Action Litigation Practice, will participate in a webinar hosted by Upchurch Watson White & Max titled “Seven Common Mistakes in Class Action Mediations (And How to Avoid Them)” on Oct. 14 at 11 a.m. CDT.

The panel, which offers continuing legal education (CLE) credit, will discuss “why it’s almost never too early -- or a waste of time -- to mediate a class action,” and “the problems of not bringing in and/or negotiating with all interested parties and not knowing the true costs of a proposed settlement.” It will also “show why it’s a good idea to remember the key elements of settlement during every part of the mediation, to engage the mediator afterward to resolve post-mediation issues and to realize that mutuality is the key to successful resolution,” according to the event’s website.

Citera is a nationally recognized trial lawyer representing clients in product liability, toxic torts, class actions, and other complex litigation matters in federal and state courts. He has over 35 years of experience and is co-chair of the firm’s Product Liability and Mass Torts Litigation Practice and Chicago Litigation Practice. An experienced architect of litigation strategies, Citera defends companies in various industries and business sectors including retailers such as Albertson’s, Claire’s Stores, Inc., Sears, and Whole Foods to technology and electronics companies like Qualcomm, Sony Electronics, and Underwriters Laboratories. He has achieved success in defeating class certification, disputing alleged claims in court, and obtaining summary judgments and outright dismissals prior to trial.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Class Action Litigation Practice: Greenberg Traurig’s National Class Action Litigation Practice is an integral part of Greenberg Traurig’s 600-plus member global Litigation Practice. The interdisciplinary team, consisting of more than 80 trial-ready attorneys across 23 U.S. jurisdictions and 27 offices, has been successful in achieving practical, business-oriented results for clients at every phase of the class action litigation process. Recent recognitions include national rankings for “Consumer Class Actions” from Chambers USA; national rankings for “Product Liability & Mass Torts Defense: consumer products” from The Legal 500 United States; and a first-tier national ranking for ”Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants” from U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms.” In addition, Greenberg Traurig is recognized as a “Class Action Litigation Standout” in the 2021 BTI Litigation Outlook, published by BTI Consulting Group.

About Greenberg Traurig: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has approximately 2,300 attorneys in 40 locations in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, diversity, and innovation, and is consistently among the largest firms in the U.S. on the Law360 400 and among the Top 20 on the Am Law Global 100. The firm is net carbon neutral with respect to its office energy usage and Mansfield Rule 4.0 Plus Certified. Web: