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Class Actions in Latin America

Class Actions in Latin America and Their Interaction with the U.S. Market
Thursday, January 10, 2019 | 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 
Program Fee: Free for Members | $15 for Non-Members

While class actions as we know them have been an important feature of the United States legal system for decades, the rest of the world has largely preferred to entrust collective redress exclusively to public agencies. Global commercial narrowing and the rise of the consumer society, however,  has led many countries, particularly from Europe and Latin America, to introduce collective private rights of action. The panel discussion will allow participants to hear diverse perspectives on class action practice from U.S. and foreign practitioners. This panel will examine the arrival of class actions to the two largest markets in Latin America – Brazil and Mexico – and will compare the experience in these jurisdictions with that of the United States. Panelists will also cover current trends and future prospects for the developments of class actions in their jurisdictions from a legal and ethical perspective, including the role of contingency fee agreements and third party funders.
Roger Cooper, Cleary Gottlieb LLP
Rodolfo Herrera-Moro, Foreign Legal Advisor, Winston & Strawn; and Founding Partner of Justicia Colectiva
Daniel Vergna,  Mattos Filho
Chet B. Waldman, Wolf Popper LLP

Cristina De Hollanda, Sheldrick Co PLLC
Michael A. Fernández
, Winston & Strawn LLP

Sponsoring Association Committee:
Inter-American Affairs Committee, David H. Flechner, Chair

New York City Bar Association 42 West 44th St New York, NY 10036 UNITED STATES

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