Women in the Law: Class Actions

1/31/2022 at 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Event Description

Join us for a free CLE Webinar at noon ET Monday, January 31, 2022


We will take a closer look at the journey of four of the nation’s top women class-action lawyers and how they unlocked the door to leadership roles in this Webinar featuring Ariana J. Tadler of Tadler Law, LLP (NY), Sheila Birnbaum of Dechert LLP (NY), Michelle Drake of Berger & Montague (Minneapolis, MN) and Amy Keller of Dicello Levitt Gutzler (Chicago, IL). With these four women, who have repeatedly been appointed to lead some of the largest and most newsworthy class actions, and moderator Steven R. Jaffe of Upchurch Watson White & Max Center for National Mass & Class Actions, we will look toward the future, including emerging areas of class litigation, where to find leadership positions, and the next door women may seek to unlock.

In addition to the insight the panelists will provide, attendees also will gain complimentary CLE credit through the state bar associations of Florida, Georgia, Illinois and New York (still pending in Alabama, California and New Jersey).

Join them for this free-CLE Webinar, scheduled for noon to 1 p.m. ET Monday, Jan. 31, 2022.

Featured Presenters

Steven R. Jaffe

Steven Jaffe litigated a wide variety of civil matters, from both the defense and plaintiff sides, throughout Florida and nationwide between 1984 and 2017. He handled class actions for 17 years in various courts throughout the country before joining UWWM and has now mediated a significant number of class-action matters. 

Ariana J. Tadler

Ariana J. Tadler is the founding partner of Tadler Law LLP, a women-owned boutique law firm that offers an array of litigation and legal counseling services. She has 27+ years’ experience in advocating for consumers and investors while litigating and managing securities, consumer and data breach class actions, and complex litigation,

Sheila L. Birnbaum

Sheila L. Birnbaum is co-chair of Dechert LLP’s product liability and mass torts practice and focuses on complex product liability, mass torts and insurance litigation. She is a  preeminent product liability defense lawyer and served as national counsel or lead defense counsel in some of the largest and most complex tort cases in the U.S.

E. Michelle Drake

E. Michelle Drake is executive shareholder in Berger | Montague's Minneapolis office. With career settlements and verdicts valued at more than $150 million, she has had great success in a wide variety of cases, focusing her practice primarily on consumer protection, improper credit reporting, and financial services class actions. 

Amy Keller

Amy Keller of Dicello Levitt Gutzler has successfully recovered billions for consumers across the country by litigating some of the nation’s most complex and costly data security and privacy cases. She focuses her practice on class action litigation and consumer protection matters in particular.

System Requirements

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