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Over the past decade, courts have shifted focus toward assessing proposed methodologies for calculating damages at the class certification stage and in subsequent summary judgement motions. The increased rigor can be seen through the evolution of damages models and calculation approaches in false advertising and product defect class action litigation.

Join NERA Associate Director Dr. Garrett Glasgow, Senior Consultant Dr. Daniel Werner, Foley & Lardner LLP Partner Jai Singh, and Boersch & Illovsky LLP Partner Kevin Calia for a complimentary CLE webinar on 27 April at 11:00 am PDT. During this live, one-hour webinar, experts will:

  • Review damages methodology trends in false advertising and product defect class action litigation;
  • Discuss recent trends in allegations, liability theories, and court decisions in these class actions; and
  • Analyze specific methodologies for calculating damages in the context of recent cases.



    NERA Economic Consulting is accredited by the State Bar of California (#19366) as a provider of continuing legal education. The program is being held with the intention that its attendees qualify for 1.0 CLE credit hour in areas of professional practice. The program is appropriate for experienced attorneys only.



    Dr. Garrett Glasgow’s primary expertise is in consumer protection and environmental economics. He has testified as an expert witness and consulted on a wide variety of cases related to consumer protection, antitrust, the environment, and intellectual property. He is an expert in econometric techniques, as well as survey methods such as conjoint analysis.

    Dr. Daniel Werner is a CPA and Senior Consultant in NERA’s Intellectual Property Practice, where he provides economic, financial, and statistical analysis to support complex litigation. Dr. Werner has applied his expertise to matters involving economic damages, class certification, and the valuation of product attributes, among other areas. He has also provided expert witness testimony in cases involving allegations of lost profits, lost wages, and fraud.

    Kevin Calia, Partner at Boersch & Illovsky LLP, has represented executives, businesses, and senior government officials at trial and on appeal. He has also advised the managers and directors of Fortune 500 companies, start-ups, and small businesses in crisis situations, dealing with simultaneous threats from litigation opponents, enforcement authorities, and regulators. He defends clients against claims of securities fraud, antitrust violations, unfair business practices, and breaches of fiduciary duties.

    Jai Singh is a Partner and Litigation Attorney at Foley & Lardner LLP. His practice focuses on representing companies throughout the United States in high-stakes business and commercial litigation and the defense of consumer and employment class actions, primarily in the product retail and manufacturing, food and beverage, hospitality and leisure, multifamily housing, and health care industries. Mr. Singh serves as the Vice-Chair of the firm’s Consumer Law, Finance & Class Action Practice.

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