James F. Humphreys Complex Litigation Center News & Events

The dates of upcoming conferences are given below. Please check this site regularly for updates on upcoming conferences, including potential MDL and Class Action conferences taking place in the near future. Information describing the conferences is provided by clicking the pertinent link.

Event Information

The James F. Humphreys Complex Litigation Center hosts events throughout the year. Check back frequently for new events.

A Bench-Bar Discussion: Mass Torts and Complex Litigation at GW Law

April 11-12, 2024

The April 2024 conference will scrutinize the evolving landscape of MDL practices, complex litigation case management, and the ongoing challenges that have surfaced in the wake of Covid-19 and other recent global events.

This year’s conference will cast a spotlight on pertinent legal issues shaping class actions, ethical considerations surrounding attorney fees in class actions and mass torts, and the expanding influence of litigation financing in complex cases. Additionally, we will extend discussions from our previous conferences, including the critical topic of mass tort bankruptcies addressed in November 2022.

Conference Details & Registration

A Bench-Bar Discussion: "Resolving Mass Torts in Different Forums"

April 27-28, 2023

The April 2023 conference will examine changes in MDL practices, complex litigation case management, and various issues that have arisen during and after Covid and the impact it has had on how dockets are managed both in and out of the courtroom.

This conference will highlight current legal issues affecting class actions, fee issues in class actions and mass torts, and the growing role of litigation financing in complex litigation. It will also continue a discussion begun at our November 2022 conference on mass tort bankruptcies.

Bench, Bar, & Bankruptcy - "Complex Litigation Forum 2022"

November 17-18, 2022 at the GW Law

The conference examined the changes in MDL practices, complex litigation case management, and various issues that have arisen during and after Covid and the impact it has had on how dockets are managed both in and out of the courtroom.

Advanced Strategy Mass-Tort MDL Certificate Course - Module One
February 24-25, 2022

Second Annual Class Action Case Law and Practice Review Conference
November 11-12, 2021

First Annual Mass-Tort MDL Flash Points
October 7-8, 2021

Beard Group's 5th Annual Class Action Money & Ethics Conference
June 29, 2021

First Annual Mass-Tort MDL Case Law and Practices Review Open Bench-Bar Conference
June 10-11, 2021

GW Discovery Proportionality Benefit-Burden Model: A New Framework Bench-Bar Conference
March 25-26, 2021

First Annual Class Action Annual Case Law and Practices Review Conference
November 12-13, 2020

Third-Party Litigation Finance Conference
November 2, 2018