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Simmons to Speak at Analysis Group Seminar – Proving Common Impact in Antitrust Class Actions

October 20, 2010

O'Melveny partner Ian Simmons will be a panelist at Analysis Group's upcoming seminar “Proving Common Impact in Antitrust Class Actions: Current Legal and Economic Thinking.”

With issues raised by the In re Hydrogen Peroxide Litigation far from settled and the recent 5-4 decision to affirm class certification in Wal-Mart en banc, economic guidance in addressing proof of common impact is essential. Ian and his fellow panelists will review the legal landscape defined by these landmark cases and offer a systematic way of approaching common methods of proof, including:

  • The legal challenges of class certification in light of the recently decided Dukes v. Wal-Mart case and in the ongoing In re Hydrogen Peroxide Antitrust Litigation, with an update on the 9th and 3rd circuits
  • Assessment of merits and whether economic damages can be assessed at the class level
  • A systematic approach to testing whether regression analysis offers a common method of proof to assist the courts in assessing class certification

Please join this panel of antitrust experts as they address these issues and your questions at this complimentary breakfast program.

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Panelists
Edward A. Snyder, Ph.D.
George Shultz Professor of Economics, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business; Dean Designate, Yale School of Management

Pierre Y. Cremieux, Ph.D.
Managing Principal, Analysis Group

Ian Simmons, Esq.
Partner, O'Melveny & Myers LLP

Moderator
Maureen Chakraborty, Ph.D.
Managing Principal, Analysis Group

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CLE:
New York CLE - 1.5 credits general education 

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Please reserve space for this complimentary program by October 13, 2010. Contact Elizabeth Roche at 617 425 8264 or eroche@analysisgroup.com with any questions.