On April 27, a sharply divided U.S. Supreme Court issued its long-awaited opinion in AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion, holding that the Federal Arbitration Act preempts state laws that invalidate class action waivers in consumer arbitration agreements. Ballard Spahr partners Alan S. Kaplinsky, the pioneer of class action waivers, Mark J. Levin, and Steven W. Suflas will discuss the opinion and its broad implications in this complimentary briefing. The panel will discuss how plaintiffs’ lawyers and the lower courts have responded to Concepcion and the opportunities that still exist for companies (financial and otherwise) to use arbitrations in a wide variety of contexts.


8:00 AM - 8:15 AM  |  Breakfast
8:15 AM - 10:15 AM  |  Presentation


Alan S. Kaplinsky, Chair, Consumer Financial Services Group
Mark J. Levin, Partner, Consumer Financial Services Group
Steven W. Suflas, Partner, Labor and Employment Group

Continuing Legal Education

This program offers 2.0 substantive Pennsylvania and 2.4 general New Jersey CLE credits. Uniform Certificates of Attendance will be available for the purpose of obtaining credit from other jurisdictions.