New York, NY, July 12, 2018 --(PR.com
)-- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Cary A. Elliott, Ph.D., Senior Economist, Resolution Economics Group, LLC will speak at a webcast entitled: “Effective Use of Statistical Sampling in Class Action Litigation: Defense Strategies in 2018.” This webcast is scheduled on July 19, 2018 at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm (ET).
The U.S. Supreme Court decision in Tyson Foods, Inc. v. Bouaphakeo (2016) has created a significant landmark on the use of representative evidence in the form of statistical sampling in support of a class certification. With the increasingly complex wage and hour litigation landscape, attempts to use statistical evidence as proof of prima facie case under FLSA have become more common.
In this live Webcast, a panel of thought leaders and professionals will discuss the fundamentals and most significant aspects of using statistical sampling in class action litigation. Speakers will identify strategic approaches and provide a comprehensive review of statistical sampling techniques to leverage the effectivity of statistical evidence. They will also present practical tips and strategies to avoid potential risks and pitfalls.
Key topics include:
- Statistical Sampling Framework and Legal Landscape
- The Use of Statistical Sampling in Class Action Litigation
- Challenges and Legal Obligations
- Scope and Considerations
- Recent Court Decisions
- Trends, Updates and What Lies Ahead
About Cary A. Elliott
Cary Anthony Elliott is a Senior Economist at Resolution Economics LLC, an economics and statistics consulting firm with offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington, D.C. and New York. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from Princeton University. Prior to joining Resolution Economics, Dr. Elliott worked as a senior economist in the executive and legislative branches of the Federal Government; he provided statistical analysis and policy advice to top government executives and members of Congress and their staff. In addition to his years of government service, he has worked as a senior consultant and research manager on various litigation matters.
Dr. Elliott has a wide range of experience applying economic and statistical techniques in public policy and legal matters. He has worked as a consultant and supported expert testimony in labor and employment cases, major antitrust cases, asbestos liability claims matters, and in multidistrict litigation alleging fraud in pharmaceutical pricing. Throughout his career, Dr. Elliott has specialized in answering specific and non-routine empirical questions that arise in the context of complex litigation and public policy. His experience includes analyzing large public access government databases, and constructing analytical datasets from disparate sources within private firms including payroll data and other financial data. Dr. Elliott is experienced in analyzing potential liability and calculating damages in a wide variety of employment matters, including wrongful termination, compensation, hiring, promotions, and FLSA wage and hour claims.
About Resolution Economics Group, LLC.
Resolution Economics provides sophisticated economic, statistical and financial analyses, forensic investigations, forensic technology, dispute advisory, expert testimony, and specialized technology and analytic solutions to leading law firms, Fortune 500 companies, and government agencies.
The firm has provided expert testimony in class-action, multi-plaintiff and single plaintiff employment matters alleging discrimination in employment practices on the basis of age, race, gender, national origin, and ethnicity. The experts at Resolution Economics have managed complex, high profile litigation and compliance matters, many of which were national in scope. The Labor and Employment team is one of the most experienced in the nation at analyzing class certification and merits issues in class-action discrimination disputes, and are experienced in handling complex wage and hour matters as well.
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.