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.