Consumer Attorneys of California College of Trial Arts
San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association
Bar Association of San Francisco
The Impact Fund
3rd Annual Class Action Seminar
Class Action Hurdles From The Plaintiff’s Perspective
January 28, 2009
Sir Francis Drake Hotel
450 Powell Street, San Francisco
Program Sponsor:  Gilardi & Company LLC  
MCLE: 4.0 General; 1.0 ethics

Judges Welcome Reception
Join the speakers at the Judges Welcome Reception hosted by Gilardi & Company, LLC immediately after the seminar. Mingle and network. No cost, all attendees welcome to attend. Appetizers and hosted bar.

Registration: 11:30 AM
Seminar: 12:00 to 5:00 PM
Break: 2:30 to 3:00 PM
Judges Welcome Reception: 5:30 to 6:00 PM

Welcome And Introduction
Co-Moderator: INGRID M. EVANS • Waters & Kraus LLP
Co-Moderator: DAVID M. ARBOGAST • Arbogast & Berns LLP
Protective Orders And Discovery In Class Actions
JENNIE L. ANDERSON • Andrus Liberty & Anderson LLP

Opposing Preemptive Defense Motions To Deny Class Certification
KIMBERLY KRALOWEC • Schubert Jonckheer Kolbe & Kralowec LLP
Establishing Class Liability Using The Pattern Or Practice Theory
BRAD SELIGMAN • The Impact Fund

Dealing With Objectors
ERIC GIBBS • Girard Gibbs LLP
National Class Actions In Consumer Cases
BRIAN KABATECK • Kabateck Brown Kellner LLP

Anticipating, Avoiding And Overcoming Problems With Class Representatives
PAUL KIESEL • Kiesel, Boucher & Larson LLP

Understanding CAFA – The Federalization Of National Class Actions
TIM BLOOD • Coughlin, Stoia, Geller, Rudman & Robbins LLP
Trying Class Actions
ELIZABETH CABRASER • Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein LLP
Preserving Class Actions And Preventing Their Abuse
ARTHUR BRYANT • Public Justice
4:30 TO 5:30 PM
The Importance Of Class Actions In American Jurisprudence – Perspectives From The Bench
HON. JEREMY FOGEL • Northern District of California
HON. RICHARD A. KRAMER • SF Superior Court, Complex Division
HON. EMILIE H. ELIAS • LA Superior Court, Complex Division


CHAIRS: Ingrid M. Evans and David M. Arbogast
COMMITTEE: Don A. Ernst, John M. Feder, Reed Kathrein,
Shawn Khorrami, Todd M. Schneider, Nancy Drabble,
Juliette Bleecker, Lori A. Sarracino, Wendy L. Murphy