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This panel addresses the effects of Epic Systems on litigation in district court, discuss strategies for avoiding arbitration, including effective arguments for invalidating arbitration agreements and conditionally certifying a collective and getting out notice before opposing a motion to compel, and proceeding in parallel actions in court and arbitration when some clients have not signed an arbitration agreement or in California, under PAGA.
Karla Gilbride Karla Gilbride is the Cartwright-Baron Staff Attorney at Public Justice, working out of its Washington, DC office, where she specializes in litigating challenges to the use of forced arbitration provisions in contracts with employees and consumers....MoreKarla Gilbride is the Cartwright-Baron Staff Attorney at Public Justice, working out of its Washington, DC office, where she specializes in litigating challenges to the use of forced arbitration provisions in contracts with employees and consumers. Ms. Gilbride has successfully briefed and argued such cases before the Eighth, Ninth, and Eleventh Circuits, as well as before state appellate courts in New Jersey and Maryland, resulting in the clauses in each of those cases being deemed unenforceable. She has also testified on potential legislative solutions to the abuses of forced arbitration before the state legislatures of California and New York. In addition to her work on forced arbitration, Ms. Gilbride has pursued wage and hour and misclassification cases in California and New York, and has argued against the use of Rule 68 pick-off offers before the Seventh and Ninth Circuits. Before coming to Public Justice in 2014, she pursued employment discrimination and wage and hour cases at Mehri & Skalet PLLC in Washington, DC and class actions on behalf of people with disabilities at Disability Rights Advocates in Berkeley, CA. She graduated from Georgetown Law School in 2007 and clerked for Judge Ronald Gould on the Ninth Circuit. Collapse
Lauren E. Braddy
Catha Worthman Catha Worthman is a shareholder with Lewis, Feinberg, Lee, Renaker & Jackson where she represents employees and retirees in class actions and other multi-plaintiff actions, as well as in individual litigation and administrative proceedings. Her...MoreCatha Worthman is a shareholder with Lewis, Feinberg, Lee, Renaker & Jackson where she represents employees and retirees in class actions and other multi-plaintiff actions, as well as in individual litigation and administrative proceedings. Her practice focuses on enforcing workers’ rights, including recovering unpaid wages and overtime; securing pensions, disability, and other promised employee benefits; and challenging breaches of fiduciary duty under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). For over ten years, she worked as an organizer and campaigner with the Service Employees International Union, as part of the Justice for Janitors and healthcare organizing campaigns. Collapse
April 13, 2019
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Post-Epic Systems Litigation Strategies - Audio
Post-Epic Systems Litigation Strategies - Paper
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