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The Changing Landscape of Class Actions: Is It Getting Rocky Out There?

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 45 minutes
Recorded Date: October 05, 2018
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2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
  • The Changing Landscape of Class Actions
  • In Re Hyundai, 881 F.3d 679 (9th Cir. 2018)
  • Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, 137 S. Ct. 809 (2018)
  • China Agritech v. Resh, 138 S. Ct. 1800 (2018)
  • Troester v. Starbucks Corp., 5 Cal. 5th 829, 846 (2018)
  • What it means for litigants?
Runtime: 45 minutes
Recorded: October 5, 2018


The landscape for class action litigation is evolving. Is it becoming much harder for plaintiffs’ counsel to bring class actions? During this panel, the panelists will examine and answer recent federal court decisions and attempt to answer this question and other class action legal developments.

This program was recorded as part of Corporate Counsel's Women, Influence & Power in Law Conference held on October 5th, 2018.

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Beatriz Mejia

Cooley LLP

Beatriz Mejia's practice focuses on complex business disputes and general business litigation.

In recent years, Beatriz's practice has focused on international cartel investigations and related litigation. Her experience includes representing both corporations and individuals in government investigations brought by antitrust authorities around the world, including the US, Europe, Korea, and Japan, and in litigation brought in multi-district and related class actions. Beatriz has also represented clients in antitrust litigation involving a range of federal and state antitrust claims, including monopolization claims.

She currently serves as the Northern California head of Colley's business litigation practice.

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Linda Kelly

Senior Vice President of Legal, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
National Association of Manufacturers

Linda Kelly is the senior vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary at the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). The NAM is the largest manufacturing association in the United States, representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector in each of the 50 US states. Ms. Kelly oversees NAM’s organizational legal compliance, provides corporate governance advice to its CEO and Board of Directors and serves as a member of the senior leadership team. Ms. Kelly also oversees the work of the NAM’s Manufacturers’ Center for Legal Action, directing the NAM’s litigation strategy in support of its policy objectives through direct legal action on behalf of manufacturers.

Ms. Kelly’s legal career has spanned a wide array of legal and public policy issues at the state, federal and international levels. She has served in legal and policy-focused roles for a variety of non-profit organizations, including the Association of Corporate Counsel, the George Mason University Law and Economics Center, and the US Chamber of Commerce. Formerly an associate with the law firm of Hogan & Hartson, LLP, (now Hogan Lovells) in Washington, D.C., Ms. Kelly focused her law practice on U.S. immigration, economic sanctions and export control laws as well as international trade policy issues.

Ms. Kelly holds an A.B. in Government from Dartmouth College and a J.D., cum laude, from the Georgetown University Law Center and She is an Advisory Board member for the Georgetown Corporate Counsel Institute and is admitted to the bars of Virginia, the District of Columbia and the United States Supreme Court.

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Marcie Cornfield

BAE Systems

Marcie Cornfield is the Counsel at BAE Systems.

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