Wednesday, March 23, 2011
NYU Law Students for Economic Justice and co-sponsors present...
How to sue a Corporation: Corporate Law 101 for Human Rights, Environmental and Labor Activists
Wednesday March 23rd from 5-7pm
NYU Law School- Vanderbilt Hall 218
40 Washington Sq South
Learn from the experts how to pierce the corporate veil, research corporations and their subsidiaries, bring Alien Tort Claims suits and more!
Brad Friedman, Milberg, LLP on bringing class action lawsuits against corporations
Mr. Friedman specializes in various complex commercial matters, including securities, bankruptcy, consumer, and life insurance class actions. Mr. Friedman has recovered billions of dollars on behalf of injured plaintiffs, including as lead counsel in numerous "vanishing premium" and "churning" life insurance sales practice class actions (including cases against Prudential and Metropolitan Life).
Maria LaHood, Center for Constitutional Rights, "10 Things to Know before Bringing an Alien Tort Claims suit"
Maria LaHood is a Senior Staff Attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), which she joined in 2003. She specializes in international human rights litigation, seeking to hold government officials and corporations accountable for torture, extrajudicial killings, and war crimes abroad. Her cases have included Corrie v. Caterpillar, on behalf of Palestinians killed and injured in home demolitions, and Rachel Corrie, a U.S. human rights defender who was killed trying to protect a home from being demolished; and Wiwa v. Royal Dutch/Shell, for the torture, detention and execution of Ken Saro-Wiwa and other human rights activists and protestors in Nigeria.