Two Lieff Cabraser partners will be presenting at the 2016 National Consumer Law Center’s (NCLC) Consumer Rights Litigation Conference (CRLC) October 20-23, 2016 in Anaheim, California. This marks the 25th year of the conference for consumer attorneys. Rachel Geman and Roger N. Heller from Lieff Cabraser will both be in attendance. Ms. Geman will be a featured panelist at the “Bringing Your First (or Next) Credit Discrimination Case” discussion, while Mr. Heller will be participating in the “The Rules They Are A-Changing: How the Amendments to Rule 23 and Rule 26 Have and Will Affect Class Action Practice” panel.
The conference will include comprehensive breakout sessions with speakers experienced in their fields, a Consumer Class Action Symposium with keynote speaker Dean Erwin Chemerinsky from UC Irvine School of Law, as well as additional networking opportunities. The symposium will cover topics including: Still Standing after Spokeo, Defeating Settlement Tenders after Gomez, Using the Proposed Rule 23 Amendments to Your Advantage Now, Press Relations and Coverage of your Class Action Claims, Class Discovery after the Rule 26 Amendments, Ethical Issues Related to Class Representatives, and Appeals: Whether, When and How.
About National Consumer Law Center (NCLC)
Established in 1969, the National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) is a nonprofit whose mission is to work for consumer justice and economic security for those that are low-income or disadvantaged in the U.S. The organization’s expertise includes policy analysis and advocacy, consumer law and energy publications, litigation, expert witness services, and training and advice for advocates. Learn more at http://www.nclc.org/.
About Rachel Geman
Rachel Geman is a partner in our New York office with a practice dedicated to employment law, consumer protection, and to recovering money for the government lost to fraud through False Claims Act litigation or whistleblower law. On behalf of her clients, Ms. Geman has filed qui tam suits in multiple courts involving numerous industries that are under investigation, and is presently involved in active litigation involving off-label and kickback claims in the pharmaceutical industry. Her current class action cases involve employment discrimination, consumer civil rights, and consumer protection.
About Roger Heller
A partner in the San Francisco office, Roger Heller is an accomplished consumer protection attorney as demonstrated by his substantial contributions to the litigation that ended deceptive business practices affecting millions of bank and credit cardholders nationwide. He represented Bank of America customers, charging that the bank systematically re-sequenced customer debit card transactions for the sole purpose of maximizing its overdraft fee revenue. Mr. Heller played an integral role in prosecuting the case against the bank, winning an approved settlement of $410 million – the then-largest consumer settlement in the U.S.