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BASF Litigation Section and the Association of Business Trial Lawyers present
Complex Courts Symposium 2011

November 15, 2011: 3:00 pm - 7:30 pm
MCLE Credits - 3 H
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Complex Litigation Conference


3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Registration

3:30 - 3:45 p.m.
A report on the state of the complex courts
Honorable Steven A. Brick, Alameda County Superior Court

3:45 - 5:00 p.m.
FIRST GROUP SESSIONS Please choose one

Track One: Innovations in the Complex Courts
•  Alternative approaches to litigating complex cases in 2011 and beyond
•  Administrative and facilities support for complex cases: an update
•  Bifurcation and mini trials

Lawyer Moderators:
Ben Riley • Bartko, Zankel, Tarrant & Miller
Ragesh Tangri • Durie Tangri

Complex Judge Panelists:
Judge Gail Andler • Orange County
Judge Steven A. Brick • Alameda County
Judge Carl West • Los Angeles County


Track Two: Discovery in the Complex Courts
•  How e-discovery is different in complex courts
•  The value of judicially managed discovery
•  International discovery
•  Phasing deposition discovery
•  Social media sources of information

Lawyer Moderators:
Danny Chou • Office of the San Francisco City Attorney
Raymond C. Marshall • Bingham McCutchen, LLP

Complex Judge Panelists:

Judge Barry P. Goode • Contra Costa County
Judge William F. Highberger • Los Angeles County
Judge Richard Kramer • San Francisco County
Judge Marie Weiner • San Matero County

5:00 - 5:15 p.m. Break

SECOND GROUP SESSIONS • Please choose one

Track One: Resolving Cases in the Complex Courts
•  When are complex cases ripe for mediation
•  Why settlment of class actions is different
•  Tools complex judges use to further potential settelment
•  Relationship between ADR providers and the court

Lawyer Moderators:
Khaldoun Baghdadi • Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger
Patricia Gillette • Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP

Complex Judge Panelists:
Judge Ronald L. Bauer • Orange County
Judge James P. Kleinberg • Santa Clara County
Judge Nancy Wieben Stock • Orange County


Track Two: Multi-Jurisdiction Complex Cases
•  Why be in the complex state courts
•  Class actions and CAFA
•  Intersection of Delaware Chancery derivative suits and California complex cases
•  How bankruptcies affect complex cases
•  JCCP and the complex departments
•  Coordination with MDL and other state cases

Lawyer Moderators:
Kelly Dermody • Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP
Peter Larson • Jones Day

Complex Judge Panelists:
Judge Emilie Elias • Los Angeles County
Judge Robert Freedman • Alameda County
Judge Anthony Mohr • Los Angeles County

6:30 p.m. - Cocktail Reception

Judicial Officers: Complimentary - Please RSVP with

Platinum Level Sponsor $2500
Diamond Level Sponsor $1000

Please contact Barbara Fanning, BASF, or 415.782.9000 x 8711 for information about sponsorship or the conference.


Administrative Office of the Courts
455 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco, CA


Registration: 3:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Conference: 3:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Reception: 6:30 p.m.


BASF Member$160.00

Note: All prices increase by $10.00 on the day of the program.

Event Code: G113109

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