Resolving Multiparty, Mass and Class Actions with ADR: How Are Virtual Hearing Rooms Changing the Legal Landscape?



Date & Time

Start Date: 10/01/2021
Start Time: 8:30 a.m. ET
End Time: 9:30 a.m. ET



Michael McTigueMeredith Slawe, Roberta D. Liebenber (Fine, Kaplan & Black), and Sherrie R. Savett (Berger Montague PC) will serve as panelists on a webinar hosted by the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Virtual Bench Bar & Annual Conference.

Hon. Diane M. Welsh (Ret.), who has conducted nearly 200 virtual mediations over the past 18 months, will guide a conversation with seasoned advocates from both sides of the bar discussing benefits, challenges, and trends regarding complicated multiparty disputes and virtual ADR, including:

  • How are virtual mediation processes suited to help resolve the rising number of highly complex multiparty conflicts and mass and class action disputes?
  • In matters where there are tens, hundreds, or thousands of parties, what strategic factors and practical implications should advocates weigh when considering a virtual or hybrid dispute resolution process?
  • Surprising successes and tough lessons from the virtual ADR trenches. What best practices have evolved from these digital experiences?


Michael W. McTigue Jr.

Co-Chair, Class Actions

(215) 665-2093

Meredith C. Slawe

Co-Chair, Class Actions
Chair, Retail

(215) 665-4175