Class Action Seminar | The American Association For Justice

Class Action Seminar

December 5, 2019
Program Information:

Sponsored by Lisa Blue and Williams Hart
Sponsored by Epiq, Huntington Bank, and Top Class Actions

About the Seminar:

This year’s Class Action Seminar brings together leading practitioners, including Elizabeth Cabraser, Mark P. Chalos, Paul J. Geller, Stephen J. Herman, and Annika Martin to discuss the latest issues so you can develop case strategies and build your practice. Don’t miss your chance to join colleagues in New York for an unparalleled opportunity to connect and learn from like-minded advocates from across the country.   

Registration Fees:

AAJ Members: $695

Members of the Class Action Litigation Group save $50 on registration! Use promo code 50CLS at checkout or call 800-622-1791 to take advantage of these special savings. 

Online registration for this seminar has closed. Please register onsite at The Westin New York Tiimes Square. 

Extend Your Stay: Save $100 when you attend both the Class Action Seminar and Weekend with the Stars!​ This discount is not available online. To take advantage of this offer, send your registration form by email ( or fax (202-625-7084), or call AAJ Education at 800-622-1791.

If you are an AAJ member and have been admitted to the bar for five years or less, you can attend this seminar for 50% off. (Does not apply if you have previously attended an AAJ Education seminar or college). This discount is not available online, please call 800-622-1791 for more information.
AAJ Paralegal Affiliates may attend this seminar and receive 50% off the registration fee if they are employed by and attending with an AAJ plaintiff attorney from the same firm with the same firm address. This discount is not available online, please call 800-622-1791 for more information.

Contact AAJ Education: 800-622-1791 | 202-965-3500, ext. 8612 |​​

Online registration for this seminar has closed. Please register onsite at The Westin New York Tiimes Square. 



Thursday, December 5

Registration and Welcome Networking Breakfast
8:00 - 9:00am

Morning Session
9:00am - 1:00pm
• Negotiation Class – What is it? What Does it Mean for Other Litigations?
• Class Action Trials – Nuts and Bolts Tips for Litigating Cases for Trial
• Conservative Case for Class Actions
• How to get the Most Value from Your Most Valuable Assets

Lunch Break
1:00 - 2:00pm

Afternoon Session
2:00 - 5:00pm
• Class Damages: Discussing the Latest Cases, State of the Art: Class Damages Models, and Cy Pres Update
• Next Big Thing(s) – What are the New Class Actions to Watch for?
• State Court Environmental/Toxic Tort Classes

Networking Reception
5:00 - 6:30pm

Invited Faculty:

James "Jacksy" Bilsborrow

James “Jacksy” Bilsborrow
Weitz & Luxenburg, PC
New York, NY

F. Paul Bland, Jr.

F. Paul Bland, Jr.
Public Justice
Oakland, CA

Elizabeth J. Cabraser

Elizabeth J. Cabraser
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP
San Francisco, CA

Mark P. Chalos, course advisor

Mark P. Chalos
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP
Nashville, TN

Brian T. Fitzpatrick

Brian T. Fitzpatrick
Vanderbilt University School of Law
Nashville, TN

Paul J. Geller

Paul J. Geller
Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP 
Boca Raton, FL

Stephen J. Herman, course advisor

Stephen J. Herman
Herman, Herman & Katz, LLC
New Orleans, LA

Samuel Issacharoff

Samuel Issacharoff
New York University School of Law
New York, NY

Annika K. Martin

Annika K. Martin
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP
New York, NY

Doug J. McNamara

Doug J. McNamara
Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll, PLLC
Washington, DC

Kristen B. Miller

Kristen B. Miller
Weitz & Luxenburg, PC 
New York, NY

Jonathan Shub

Jonathan Shub
Kohn, Swift & Graf, P.C.
Philadelphia, PA

Sabita J. Soneji

Sabita J. Soneji
Tycko & Zavareei LLP
Washington, DC


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The cut-off date for reservations is Wednesday, November 15, 2019. 
The Westin New York at Times Square
270 West 43rd Street 
New York, New York 10036
Phone: (212) 201-2700


Program Location:

The Westin New York at Times Square
270 W. 43rd St.
New York, NY 10036
(212) 201-2700


Call us. We'll provide you with names and phone numbers of previous attendees of AAJ Education programs who will be pleased to answer your questions. Or, if you prefer to speak with a course advisor or faculty member, we will arrange that as well. Call 800.622.1791 or 202.965.3500, ext. 8612.

MCLE/NCA Requirements:

AAJ has filed for MCLE credit in the appropriate jurisdictions.  Registered participants can receive CLE* credits depending on the jurisdiction and will be applied to your participation in AAJ’s professional recognition program. AAJ Education programs are routinely accredited by states requiring continuing legal education. Available CLE/MCLE credits are contingent upon approval from state bars and/or MCLE boards and may vary by jurisdiction. CLE questions may be addressed by calling the CLE Assistant at 800-424-2725, ext. 8612 or 202-965-3500, ext. 8612.​

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* Number of credits may vary depending on calculation method used by individual state accreditation agencies. AAJ is a State Bar of California MCLE-approved provider.

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AAJ Education will make every effort to ensure that its meetings are held in facilities that are fully accessible to persons with mobility disabilities. If you plan to attend our program and need special facilities or assistance relating to a disability, please call 800-622-1791 or 202-965-3500, ext. 8612.

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations received in writing on or before November 27, 2019, will result in a refund less a 10% administrative charge. Cancellations received in writing November 28-December 2, 2019, will result in a voucher for the entire registration fee, which may be applied toward any AAJ Education college, seminar, or webinar held within one calendar year of the date of issue. Requests for refunds or vouchers received within 48 hours of the program will not be honored. AAJ is not responsible for any room cancellation fees or other travel fees which result from your cancellation. Cancellation requests must be made in writing. Fax or email your cancellation letter to the registrar at 202-625-7084 or

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