ABA's 2019 Global Private Litigation Conference

On 17 June 2019, professionals from around the world gathered at ABA’s Global Private Litigation Conference in Berlin to gain understanding of the cutting-edge developments occurring in private antitrust redress. Scott Martin from our New York office co-chaired the conference.

Economists, litigators, government enforcers and corporate counsel make up some of the world-class panellists, and provided their perspectives on a variety of hot topics:

  • Interchange fee/credit card litigation
  • The latest developments in collective actions and claims aggregation and assignment
  • Implementation of the damages directive
  • The approach of in-house counsel to multi-jurisdictional claims
  • The effects of settlement decisions on private enforcement
  • Structuring “global” settlements
  • Critical thinking about allocation questions
  • Convergence issues across jurisdiction

Berlin Partner, Dr. Ann-Christin Richter joined the afternoon panel to partake in a Case Study Role-Play on 'A Hypothetical Global Settlement’ alongside lawyers from Oppenlander Rechsanwalte, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP, Stibbe and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP.

Our Chairman, Michael Hausfeld also attended the conference, and other members of our global team:

  • From London: Anthony Maton, Managing Partner; Andrew Bullion, Partner; Lucy Rigby, Senior Associate and Kio Gwilliam, Associate.
  • From Germany: Alex Petrasincu, Partner; Karl-Christoph von Steuben, Senior Associate and Manuel Knebelsberger, Senior Associate.
  • From United States: Megan Jones, Partner; Christopher Lebsock, Partner and Michael Lehmann, Partner.