A.J. de Bartolomeo Presents at Consumer Attorneys of California Class Action Seminar

A.J. de Bartolomeo will present today on “Best Practices for Dealing with Objectors” at the 11th Annual CAOC Class Action Seminar in San Francisco hosted by CAOC and San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association.  The comprehensive program will cover a wide range of topics and developments that are critical to practicing class action attorneys, including:

  • The viability of class actions in the new administration
  • Class actions against government entities
  • Trends in notice and administration of class action settlements
  • California’s amended Fair Pay Act
  • Challenging class waivers in arbitration clauses
  • Automotive class actions
  • Optimizing the likelihood of settlement approval.

A.J.’s presentation on objectors will cover procedures and strategies for handling objections, such as anticipating objections, requirements for objections, understanding your objectors’ motivations and your Court, and approaches to take once an objection has been made.

Emerging Issues in Class Action Litigation

Girard Gibbs attorneys are frequently called upon to discuss case law, strategy, and emerging issues in class actions. They have lectured on consumer class actions at conferences of the American Association for Justice, Consumer Attorneys of California, Bridgeport Continuing Legal Education, the San Francisco Bar Association, HarrisMartin Publishing, Law Seminars International, and the Democratic Attorneys General Association. Our attorneys regularly contribute their insights and commentary to the Consumer Law Watch, a blog analyzing developments in the law of class actions.

Reputation for Excellence in Class Action Law

Our firm has a distinguished reputation for its work in mass tort and class-action litigation.  Our attorneys have been frequently recognized by the courts, our peers, and the legal media for our ability to provide the highest caliber of legal service. Many of our attorneys have been recognized annually as Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. Eric Gibbs has also been listed among the Daily Journal’sTop 30 Plaintiff Lawyers in California for 2016,” Law360’s2016 Consumer Protection MVP,” the “Top 100 Super Lawyers” in Northern California, has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America (2012-2016) for his work in Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions, and has been featured as one of San Francisco’s Top AV-Preeminent Rated Lawyers.

About A.J. de Bartolomeo

A.J. de Bartolomeo has more than twenty years of experience prosecuting class actions and complex matters in courts throughout the country.  She litigates mass personal injury matters involving defective drugs and medical devices, and currently serves in court-appointed leadership positions in several coordinated, multi-district mass tort cases, including: In re: Yaz and Yasmin Birth Control Litigation, In re: Actos Products Liability Litigation and In re: Pradaxa Products Liability Litigation.  Ms. de Bartolomeo has extensive experience representing institutional investors, health and pension funds and public and private corporations in securities, consumer and third party payor lawsuits.  She currently serves in a leadership role in In re Avandia Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation