Supreme Court Decision on Class Action Lawsuits is Topic of March 22 Presentation at Chicago’s John Marshall Law School

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The United States Supreme Court’s decision in AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion is having a dramatic effect on class action lawsuits. Consumer advocate attorney Deepak Gupta, who argued the case before the court, will share his insights during a March 22, 2012, noontime program.

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Consumer advocate attorney Deepak Gupta will discuss The United States Supreme Court decision that imposed limitations on class action lawsuits at a March 22, 2012, program at The John Marshall Law School.

The United States Supreme Court’s decision in AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion (131.S.Ct.1740, 09-893) is having a dramatic effect on class action lawsuits. Consumer advocate attorney Deepak Gupta, who argued the case before the court, will share his insights during a March 22, 2012, noontime program.

Consumer advocate attorney Deepak Gupta will discuss The United States Supreme Court decision that imposed limitations on class action lawsuits at a March 22, 2012, program at The John Marshall Law School, 315 S. Plymouth Ct., Chicago.

Gupta will deliver a noon address on the topic “AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion: Fine Print, Federalism and the Fate of the Class Action.” In 2011, he argued case before the Supreme Court on behalf of Public Citizen Litigation Group.

He will discuss the impact of that decision and the future of class action. The court’s landmark decision sets out how corporations may use arbitration clauses in consumer and employment contracts to ban class actions.

Gupta also has been counsel on two other major arbitration cases in the Supreme Court, Rent-A-Center v. Jackson and Stolt-Nielsen v. AnimalFeeds, both in 2010.

From 2004 through 2011, Gupta was with Public Citizen where he founded and directed the organization’s Consumer Justice Project which collaborated with advocates nationwide on cases with the potential to broadly affect consumer access to the civil justice system.

Today he is senior counsel for Enforcement Strategy at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the new federal agency working to ensure consumers receive the necessary information to make informed financial decisions. Gupta also is an adjunct professor at Georgetown Law Center and American University Law School. He is a frequent guest speaker and a co-founder of the Consumer Law & Policy blog.

There is a $15 fee to attend the lecture. Lunch will be provided. Reservations are being accepted by the Department of Event Management at http://events.jmls.edu/gupta. For additional information, call 312.987.1420.

About The John Marshall Law School
The John Marshall Law School, founded in 1899, is an independent law school located in the heart of Chicago’s legal, financial and commercial districts. U.S. News & World Report America’s Best Graduate Schools 2012 ranks John Marshall in the top tier of law schools. Its Legal Writing Program is ranked sixth in the nation; Trial Advocacy is 13th and Intellectual Property Law is 20th. John Marshall offers the nation’s only graduate Employee Benefits Program. Its program in Information Technology and Privacy Law remains the only graduate law program in the country that emphasizes privacy as part of its core curriculum.

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