Proskauer on Class and Collective Actions
Andrew A. Smith

Andrew A. Smith

Associate

As a Labor & Employment associate, Andrew Smith represents employers in a variety of class and individual litigation throughout the country. Much of his work consists of defending professional sports leagues in cases involving former players or league employees. He also advises employers on a range of issues frequently related to wage-and-hour compliance and legislative developments.

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How Do Individualized Issues Impact a Class Action Settlement?

The Ninth Circuit went a long way towards answering that question in an en banc decision last week. The key takeaway is that a district court certifying a class for settlement purposes does not have to conduct the same “rigorous analysis” of manageability considerations required when certifying a class for litigation. The decision has major … Continue Reading
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