NEW YORK (PRWEB) March 03, 2021
Marissa Bañez, of counsel in the Litigation Practice in the New York City office of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, will present on the 60-minute Celesq AttorneysEd Center live webinar, “Unnamed Class Member Standing: A Circuit-by-Circuit Analysis,” March 4, beginning at noon ET.
This CLE webinar will examine the question of whether unnamed class members must have standing for a court to certify or enter judgment in a class action. Bañez will discuss how the Supreme Court has not squarely decided the question and how circuit courts address this issue in various – and sometimes contradictory – ways.
This presentation will discuss the various approaches employed by circuit courts throughout the country so that attorneys can use recent cases to argue for or against class certification or judgment where the standing of unnamed class members may be a determining factor.
Bañez focuses her practice on products liability defense, which includes asbestos, tobacco, and black lung litigation, as well as medical devices and pharmaceuticals actions, in state and federal courts throughout the country, representing Fortune 500 and Fortune 100 companies. In asbestos matters, she has represented from complaint through trial (many times as lead counsel) major manufacturers, contractors, and distributors of asbestos-containing products in both personal injury and property damage cases.
In addition, Bañez regularly litigates as appellate counsel in residential mortgage foreclosures, having won the vast majority of her appeals and obtaining multi-million-dollar settlements. She also has represented a Fortune 500 company in several premises liability actions.
About Greenberg Traurig's Litigation Practice: Greenberg Traurig's Litigation Practice includes a team of more than 600 attorneys. The firm's trial lawyers regularly appear in state and federal courts throughout the country, as well as in appellate courts and before international arbitration panels. They work closely with in-house counsel to develop a strategy that best fits a litigation cost and proficiency model appropriate to the client's unique needs and goals.
About Greenberg Traurig: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT), has approximately 2200 attorneys 40 locations in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, diversity, and innovation, and is consistently among the largest firms in the U.S. on the Law360 400 and among the Top 20 on the Am Law Global 100. The firm is net carbon neutral with respect to its office energy usage and Mansfield Rule 3.0 Certified. Web: http://www.gtlaw.com