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Tulanians to share expertise at class-actions conference

October 19, 2015


Professor Emeritus Ed Sherman is among several Tulanians set to discuss class actions at the American Bar Association’s annual institute Oct. 22-23.

Photo by Sally Asher 

Tulane Law Professor Emeritus Ed Sherman and alumnus U.S. District Judge Eldon Fallon (L ’62) are set to share their wealth of expertise on high-stakes class-action lawsuits during the American Bar Association's 19th Annual National Institute on Class Actions.

They’re among several Tulanians on the faculty of the Oct. 22-23 event at Le Meridien in New Orleans.

Sherman and Fallon are members of a panel scheduled for Oct. 23 at 11:15 a.m. focusing on class-action suits that get to trial.

Sherman, the David Boies Distinguished Chair in Law Emeritus and a former Tulane Law dean, is the author of the first law school casebook on complex litigation, has written extensively on complex cases and often has provided analysis on litigation such as the fallout from the BP oil spill. Fallon, a former Tulane Law adjunct professor, has presided over some of the most prominent complex litigation in the last decade, including cases involving Vioxx and Chinese Dry Wall.

On Oct. 22 at 3 p.m., U.S. District Judge Nannette Jolivette Brown (L ’88, LLM ’98) is set to discuss when standing exists to bring a class-action claim. And at 4:15 p.m., Dallas attorney Warren Burns (L ’04) will address meaningful compensation in class actions. 

The conference, sponsored by the ABA’s Section of Litigation, draws lawyers and judges from across the United States to review developments and trends in handling large multi-party cases raising difficult issues.



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