Ethical Considerations in Class Action Litigation
Part 1: Pre-certification Concerns

Recorded: Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Duration: 75 minutes

Class actions raise important ethical concerns absent from traditional lawsuits. Before properly moving forward in class action litigation, counsel must be aware of, and account for, these ethical limitations.

Join Practical Law and senior litigators from BakerHostetler for a free two-part webinar series that will address key ethical issues that arise before a putative class action is certified and crucial ethical hurdles that must be overcome to ensure successful settlement of a certified class. This webinar series is geared towards both in-house and outside attorneys and counsel may register for one or both installments. Click here to register for Part 2 of this webinar series.

Even before a putative class action is certified, important ethical concerns should guide counsel’s conduct when:

  • Settling with the representative plaintiff.
  • Offering judgment under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 68.
  • Interacting with potential class members, including in connection with:
    • Discovery;
    • Communications; and
    • Settlement.

A short Q&A will follow.

Edmund W. Searby, Partner BakerHostetler

Danyll W. Foix, Partner, BakerHostetler

Sarah Heckman Yardeni, Senior Legal Editor, Practical Law Litigation

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