October 22, 2022
Complex Litigation Ethics Conference (Live and Virtual)
UC Hastings College of the Law

Perrin Conferences, in partnership with Huntington Bank and the Center for Litigation and Courts of U.C. Hastings Law, is pleased to present:

Complex Litigation Ethics Conference

UC Hastings College of the Law

October 22, 2022

200 McAllister Street

San Francisco, CA

8:15 AM PT - 4:45 PM PT


The conference, to be held on campus and virtually, is the first in what will be an annual event addressing Complex Litigation Ethics. It will bring together luminaries in the field—judges, scholars, lawyers, and others—to discuss a cutting-edge topic that is of critical importance to our justice system.

Importance of the Topic

Data suggest that about half of all cases filed in federal court are part of multidistrict litigation (MDL) proceedings or involve proposed class actions. Yet scant scholarly attention has been paid to the ways in which ethical rules, which are typically designed for traditional litigation, should be adapted and applied to MDLs and class actions. The Complex Litigation Ethics Conference will address these important and timely issues.

About the Organizers

The Conference is being primarily organized by Professor Joshua P. Davis, a Research Professor at U.C. Hastings College of the Law associated with its Center for Litigation and Courts. He is collaborating on this project with Professor Scott Dodson, the James Edgar Hervey Chair in Litigation, the Geoffrey C. Hazard Jr. Distinguished Professor of Law, and the founding Director of the Center for Litigation and Courts. Both have extensive academic knowledge and practical experience with complex-litigation ethics and in organizing academic conferences. Huntington National Bank is co-sponsoring the Complex Litigation Ethics Conference. Organizational and directional authority, however, resides with Professors Davis and Dodson.

To assist with ideas and the recruiting of speakers, the organizers have assembled a diverse, all-star Advisory Board for the conference composed of the following:

  • Hon. Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers, District Judge, N.D. Cal.
  • Prof. Myriam Gilles, Cardozo Law School
  • Prof. Brad Wendel, Cornell Law School
  • Sarah Ray, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP
  • Eric Cramer, Chairman, Berger Montague PC
  • Nina Gliozzo, Associate, Girard Sharp LLP (and former Executive Symposium Editor of Hastings Law Journal)

Thank You to Our Sponsors:

Angeion Group
Beard Group
Berger Montague
Berkeley Research Group
Brown Greer
Impact Fund
Kroll Settlement Administration
Postlethwaite & Netterville
Public Justice
Rust Consulting

This event will be offered both live and virtually for attendees. Additional information will be sent to attendees prior to the conference.

CLE applications are being made to all states as requested by attendees. Please contact Bethany Corio at bcorio@perrinconferences.com with questions regarding approved states for CLE Credit. Perrin cannot guarantee accreditation in every state. Approval is determined by each jurisdiction's governing body.

Beacon Grand, A Union Square Hotel
450 Powell Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

The Complex Litigation Ethics Conference has a room block for conference attendees. The group rate is $239/night for a standard King room or $259/night for a Standard 2 Queen room. Please use this link to book and use the group code: CLEC1021. Alternatively, you can book by calling 855-784-2316 and reference the Complex Litigation Ethics Conference attendee block. Please reserve your rooms by September 23, 2022 to take advantage of these deals. Please contact Kenji Quijano at kenji.quijano@gmail.com if you have any questions about the room block.