Herzog Participates on Sedona Conference Faculty
June 26, 2012
St. Louis Partner Peter Herzog recently served as a faculty member at The 14th Annual Sedona Conference on Complex Litigation and Class Actions.
The topics addressed at the May 3-4 Conference in Del Mar, California, included the consequences of the Class Action Fairness Act and managing class actions in the context of coordinated multidistrict litigation, among others. Herzog helped lead discussion of the level and types of proof required for class certification and the ethical challenges facing class counsel appointed by the court. He also authored a paper for the conference that addressed absent class member standing after the Supreme Court’s decision last year in Wal Mart Stores v. Dukes
Herzog has successfully defended more than 100 consumer class actions against companies like Ford Motor Company, Mercedes-Benz, Chrysler and Michelin in trial and appellate courts across the country. He was one of the trial lawyers who successfully represented Ford Motor Company in a six-week jury trial against a certified class in St. Clair County, Ill., in 2004. He also was one of the trial lawyers who represented Ford Motor Company in a 12-week trial against a certified class in Sacramento, Calif., in 2007.