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Peter P. Simon, Vice President, Analysis Group to Speak at The Knowledge Group’s Live Webcast

New York, NY, July 14, 2018 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Peter P. Simon, Vice President, Analysis Group 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).

Event Summary:

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 Peter P. Simon

Dr. Simon is an applied microeconomist with specific expertise in using econometric techniques to analyze complex business issues. He has managed case teams addressing matters related to class certification, securities, intellectual property, antitrust, business valuation, and general damages. Dr. Simon has analyzed various aspects of proposed classes in class action suits, including variation in measures of class member harm and class member characteristics. Part of his work includes evaluating sampling procedures and methodologies, designing and selecting random samples, and serving as an expert on sampling-related issues in several large litigations. For example, Dr. Simon has conducted a statistical analysis of product-defect rates, the design of complex cluster sampling plans for the investigation of a nationwide medical practice, and the application of statistical techniques to show the degree to which promotions affected revenue streams. He has conducted empirical research and published on a number of topics, including the combined use of survey and real-world data in litigation.

About Analysis Group

Analysis Group is one of the largest economics consulting firms, with more than 850 professionals across 14 offices in North America, Europe, and Asia. Since 1981, we have provided expertise in economics, finance, health care analytics, and strategy to top law firms, Fortune Global 500 companies, and government agencies worldwide. Our internal experts, together with our network of affiliated experts from academia, industry, and government, offer our clients exceptional breadth and depth of expertise.

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.
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