New York, NY, April 01, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Barry Goheen, Partner, King & Spalding will speak at a 2-hour webcast entitled “Statutory Damages in Class Litigation: Significant Issues for 2017 & Beyond Live Webcast.” This two-hour event is scheduled on April 06, 2017 @ 12:00pm - 12:00pm ET.
Typically, without regard to the actual harm suffered by a plaintiff, statutory damages are damages whose amount is set by law. While statutory damages give plaintiffs a procedural advantage, they have become a multiplier of liability for defendants. Class actions claiming statutory damages and brought under consumer protection statuses can result to persistent and troublesome threats for various businesses and can signify significant exposure to a huge range of cases. Consumer protection statutes can result to the prohibition of certain types of business conduct and enforcement of affirmative duties on the target businesses which frequently include disclosure requirements to consumers.
Companies should keep themselves abreast of the various issues and developments concerning Statutory Damages in Class Litigation to be able to establish effective defense strategies and avoid potential risks and pitfalls.
The Knowledge Group has assembled a panel of key thought leaders and practitioners to discuss and analyze the various issues surrounding Statutory Damages in Class Litigation. The panel of speakers will also provide an in-depth discussion of the notable cases, developments, best strategies in handling the judicial remedy, and recent trends that parties in class litigation should watch out for in 2017 and beyond.
Key topics include:
- Statutory Damages Actions – Recent Trends
- Implications to Plaintiffs and Defendants
- Proposed Remedial Legislation and Rule Amendments
- Notable Court Decisions in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins
- Post-Spokeo Judicial Analysis
- Effective Defense Strategies
- Judicial Outlook
About Barry Goheen
Barry Goheen is a partner in King & Spalding’s Litigation Practice Group, and leads the firm’s privacy litigation practice. He focuses on consumer class actions and data breach and privacy litigation. He has been lead or co-counsel in dozens of class actions and individual cases in all aspects of privacy-related litigation, including actions arising from data breaches, employee background screening, and consumer credit/identity theft such as the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act and its Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act amendment, and the Equal Credit Opportunity Act.
Mr. Goheen has served as lead or co-counsel in over 25 privacy-based class actions in state and federal courts, including over 20 class actions against consumer reporting agency alleging violations of Fair Credit Reporting Act, representing such clients as SunTrust Banks, Shell, Countrywide, Equifax, Bank of America and Capital One.
About King & Spalding
King & Spalding’s Data, Privacy & Security Practice includes more than 50 lawyers in offices across the United States, Europe and the Middle East. Its team applies a multidisciplinary approach to the myriad statutory and regulatory requirements businesses face when handling - either in gathering, managing, securing, transferring, sharing, selling or disposing of - personal and other sensitive information concerning individuals such as employees, consumers, customers, or patients, in the U.S. and globally. This often entails assisting clients in responding to data security breaches, complying with security breach notice laws, avoiding potential litigation arising out of internal and external data security breaches, and, as necessary, defending litigation.
About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
The Knowledge Congress is a series of live webcasts produced by The Knowledge Group, LLC, which examine trends, regulatory, and technology changes across a variety of industries. Its mission is to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webcasts that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly-focused format.
The organization brings together the world's leading authorities and industry participants through informative two-hour webcasts to study the impact of changes and emerging trends. Hear from leading government officials/regulators, key thought leaders, and industry experts objectively analyze the latest trends and issues and their impact on industries.