New York, NY, September 14, 2018 --(PR.com
)-- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Greg Mersol, Partner, Baker & Hostetler LLP will speak at a webcast entitled: “Effective Use of Statistical Sampling in Class Action Litigation: Defense Strategies in 2018.”
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 Greg Mersol
Greg Mersol's practice focuses on the resolution of complex disputes arising in the workplace, including large scale, class action, and collective action litigation. He has been responsible for cases involving a panoply of issues ranging from ERISA disputes; to state and federal wage and hour claims; age, sex, race and disability discrimination actions; and litigation arising out of claimed breaches of collective bargaining agreements. Greg has litigated multiple nationwide class and collective actions, and has handled cases in the state or federal courts across the country. He has also successfully handled appeals throughout the circuit courts and to the United States Supreme Court.
Greg serves as the editor and a contributor for BakerHostetler's Employment Class Action blog (www.employmentclassactionreport.com), providing commentary on developments in employment class actions and litigation trends affecting employers
About Baker & Hostetler LLP
Recognized as one of the top firms for client service, BakerHostetler is a leading national law firm that helps clients around the world to address their most complex and critical business and regulatory issues. With five core national practice groups – Business, Employment, Intellectual Property, Litigation and Tax – the firm has more than 940 lawyers located in 14 offices coast to coast. BakerHostetler is widely regarded as having one of the country’s top 10 tax practices, a nationally recognized litigation practice, an award-winning data privacy practice and an industry-leading business practice. The firm is also recognized internationally for its groundbreaking work recovering more than $12 billion in the Madoff Recovery Initiative, representing the SIPA Trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC. Visit bakerlaw.com.
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.