In UEBT v. Sutter Health – which 60 Minutes recently called a “landmark case” – private attorneys representing a class of employers teamed with the California Attorney General’s Office to reach an antitrust settlement with a dominant hospital system, which agreed to pay $575 million and change its practices for at least 10 years under the supervision of a court-appointed monitor. Mr. Bird led the trial team in the case and came within minutes of delivering the opening statement. He will discuss how private and public attorneys can collaborate to take advantage of their respective, complimentary skillsets to achieve mutual success and accomplish great public good. He will explain the types of cases in which collaboration can be effective, why it works, and how to do it successfully. As government enforcers increasingly look to team with private plaintiffs and their attorneys to take on well-heeled defendants, effective collaboration will become increasingly important.
One hour of CLE credit will be offered to the surrounding MCLE states.