Guidance for Consumer Products & Services Companies: A Review of the Supreme Court's 2011 First Amendment and Class Action Decisions

September 20, 2011

In a panel presentation by members of Arnold & Porter LLP's Appellate and Supreme Court practice and the firm's consumer industry group, this webinar will provide in-house counsel with practical analyses of the Supreme Court's 2011 decisions that focused on First Amendment and class action issues relevant to business. The panel will discuss how these decisions affect companies' ability to advertise and market, as well as the potential to limit litigation and class action risks.

This seminar will review the following cases and issues:

Sorrell v. IMS: Commercial speech doctrine and free speech rights of regulated industries

Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association: Laws designed to protect children through regulation of how products are sold

AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion: Limiting class action exposure

Wal-Mart v. Dukes: Class certification in antitrust and consumer fraud class actions

Goodyear v. Brown; J. McIntyre v. Nicastro; and Smith v. Bayer Corp.: Re-litigation of class certification in other courts after an initial denial and jurisdiction over foreign corporations


Meet the Speakers

Robert J. Katerberg
Arnold & Porter
James F. Speyer
Arnold & Porter
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