Registration Now Open for the Sixth Annual Western Alliance Bank Class Action Law Forum™ (CALF)

The premier event in class action and mass tort litigation, held in collaboration with University of San Diego School of Law, takes place March 12-14, 2024

January 29, 2024

Registration is now open for the leading event in the class action and mass tort space, the Western Alliance Bank Class Action Law Forum™ (CALF), held in collaboration with University of San Diego (USD) School of Law. Now in its sixth year, the CLE-eligible forum, which brings together an exceptional group of sitting federal judges, top defense and plaintiffs’ attorneys and leading academics, provides opportunities to learn about critical issues and emerging trends and engage with experts in the field. The hybrid event is taking place in-person in San Diego and virtually from March 12-14, 2024.

This year’s CALF steering committee members, who have litigated some of the most high-profile class action and mass torts cases in recent memory, have put together a wide-ranging agenda covering topics like fraud, ethics, product liability, settlement and claims management best practices, as well as an exclusive chief judges’ roundtable discussing the most important issues of the day. The steering committee includes notable industry leaders: David S. Casey, Jr. and Gayle M. Blatt of CaseyGerry; Richard J. Arsenault of Neblett, Beard & Arsenault; Courtney L. Baird of Duane Morris; Erin M. Bosman of Morrison & Foerster; Erin Copeland of Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs; Ellen Gusikoff Stewart of Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd; Dean Robert Schapiro, and Professor In Residence Shawn Miller of USD School of Law; and Francesca Castagnola and Dana Rager of Western Alliance Bank’s Juris Banking Group.

“Over the last five years, CALF has become the must-attend event for attorneys in the class action and mass torts space,” said Castagnola, senior managing director of Western Alliance Bank’s Juris Banking Group. “We’ve designed this year’s agenda so participants can learn about cutting-edge research, get candid insights from leading judges, hear from litigators involved in precedent-setting cases and network with their peers. And it’s an honor to once again collaborate with University of San Diego School of Law.” 

Proceeds from CALF benefit the Western Alliance Bank Scholarship Fund to support a USD law student in financial need that assist with the program.  

USD School of Law is honored to partner with Western Alliance Bank to invite law students to attend the annual Class Action Law Forum (CALF) at no charge. “CALF plays a critical role in students' legal education, providing them with the opportunity to learn about mass tort and class action litigation, while interacting with experts in complex litigation. The law school, students, and faculty are particularly grateful for the philanthropic support provided by sponsors and attendees who fund student scholarships through the net proceeds of the conference,” said Dean and C. Hugh Friedman Professor of Law, Robert Schapiro.
The event will take place at University of San Diego School of Law’s Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice. Visit the event website to learn more, see sponsorship opportunities and register.

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Western Alliance Juris Banking Solutions, a national banking group within Western Alliance Bank, Member FDIC, brings together a full range of legal industry services and expertise under the same umbrella, including Settlement Services for class action, mass torts and bankruptcy attorneys, claims administrators and related businesses; Digital Disbursements to facilitate payments to claimants in these matters; and NewLaw Banking, which offers creative financing solutions, leading technology and a white-glove approach to client service. The Juris Banking Group is part of Western Alliance Bancorporation, which has more than $70 billion in assets. Major accolades include being ranked as a top U.S. bank in 2023 by American Banker and Bank Director. With significant national capabilities, the Juris Banking Group delivers the reach, resources and deep industry knowledge that make a difference for customers.