Gerald "Jerry" Maatman, Jr. is a Chambers-recognized workplace class action defense litigator, a six-time Law360 Employment Law MVP, nine-time recipient of BTI Consulting Group's distinguished Client Service All-Star, and a 2021 Legal 500 Hall of Fame inductee.
Jennifer A. Riley is a partner in the Chicago office of Duane Morris LLP and vice-chair of the firm’s Workplace Class Action Group.
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Consumer and workplace privacy class action litigation has skyrocketed in recent years, with claims deriving from identity verification software, website tracking, virtual try-on tools, biometric equipment, and surveillance systems. As a result, compliance with privacy laws in the myriad of ways that organizations interact with employees, customers, and third parties is a corporate imperative. The panel will analyze key privacy-related rulings, unprecedented settlements, expanding state legislation, and cutting-edge trends. This CLE program aims to demystify the complexities and evolving challenges corporate decision-makers face in the privacy class action landscape.
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Date / Time: June 9, 2023
Gerald L. Maatman, Jr | Duane Morris LLP
Gerald “Jerry” Maatman, Jr. is a Chambers-recognized workplace class action defense litigator, a six-time Law360 Employment Law MVP, nine-time recipient of BTI Consulting Group’s distinguished Client Service All-Star, and a 2021 Legal 500 Hall of Fame inductee. Mr. Maatman is a Partner at Duane Morris LLP, where he chairs the firm’s Workplace Class Action Group. He has written and lectured widely on all aspects of labor and employment law. Among his various cases, Mr. Maatman successfully defended the largest EEOC pattern or practice lawsuit ever prosecuted in the history of the Commission, the largest age discrimination collective action ever brought in Illinois, and the first sexual harassment class action brought by a State Attorney General in the United States. A graduate of Washington & Lee University and the Northwestern University School of Law, where is he adjunct professor, Jerry is based out of Duane Morris’ Chicago and New York offices.
Jennifer A. Riley | Duane Morris LLP
Jennifer A. Riley is a partner in the Chicago office of Duane Morris LLP and vice-chair of the firm’s Workplace Class Action Group. As a member of the firm’s Employment, Benefits, Labor, & Immigration Practice Group, she practices in the employment-related litigation area, with a particular emphasis on complex collective and class action proceedings. Ms. Riley has represented clients in a wide range of complex civil litigation matters in federal and state courts across the country. Her extensive litigation experience includes serving as trial counsel in federal court bench and jury trials, as well as in arbitration proceedings.
I. Illinois BIPA: Trendsetting Legislation & Litigation | 1:00pm – 1:20pm
II. Consumer Privacy: State-By-State Update | 1:20pm – 1:40pm
III. Cutting-Edge Privacy Class Action Trends | 1:40pm – 2:00pm
Break | 2:00pm – 2:10pm
IV. Key Rulings & Significant Settlements in Privacy Class Actions | 2:10pm – 2:40pm