Multi-Jurisdiction Litigation: Developing Effective Trial Strategies



Date & Time

Start Date: 01/07/2015
Start Time: 1:00pm
End Time: 2:30pm


Jason B. Bonk, Michael B. de Leeuw and John J. Sullivan, members of Cozen O'Connor's Commercial Litigation Department, will provide both general and specific best practices for handling issues related to consolidation, coordination, fact and expert discovery and other issues that must be addressed as part of MDL proceedings.

The panel will address these and other key questions:

  • When should counsel proactively consider future consolidation when confronted with a single claim?
  • What is the likelihood that multiple copycat filings will result based on similar or the same causes of action?
  • What are the procedural mechanics of applying to the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) for MDL consolidation?
  • What potential issues must litigators consider throughout the process of consolidation?
  • What type of motion practice may arise during consolidation proceedings?
  • What coordination decisions should counsel make when seeking to form an MDL?
  • What kinds of agreements are available to most effectively protect parties' interests and coordinate strategy?

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Michael B. de Leeuw

Vice Chair, Business Litigation

(212) 908-1331

John J. Sullivan


(212) 453-3729