Class Actions Litigation CLE Raises Funds for Public Interest Law
February 23, 2016
Attorneys, professors, law students gathered in the federal courthouse in downtown Portland on Feb 16 to hear about some of the most high-profile class action cases from top lawyers in the country. Lewis & Clark Law Professor and former Dean Robert Klonoff organized the event “Cutting Edge Bet the Company: Mega Class Action CLE” with assistance from Public Interest Law Project (PILP) students.
The CLE raised $12,000 in proceeds which went to support PILP students who will use the money to fund summer stipends for legal work in the non-profit, public interest law sector. Chris Seeger, founding partner of Seeger Weiss LLP and one of the panelists, generously donated $5,000 to PILP, which was presented at the end of the CLE.
Professor Klonoff, author of leading textbook and articles on class actions, moderated the impressive panel which included national class action attorneys who worked on cases such as National Football League concussion injuries, British Petroleum in Deepwater Horizon, Volkswagen emissions, General Motors ignitions, and various pharmaceutical, data privacy and consumer fraud cases, among others. Alumni panelists included David Sugerman, Matt Preusch, and Meredith Price.
For those unable to attend the CLE, the on-demand video is on sale now.
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