Women’s Initiative Partners with D/E/I Committee to Host Joint D/E/I CLE Series

Last week, the Babst Calland Women’s Initiative and the Firm’s D/E/I Committee kicked off a joint CLE series covering diversity, equity, and inclusion topics.  The series will feature multiple sessions throughout 2022 and 2023, starting with the first session on June 29, 2022 titled D/E/I Basics: What is DEI and why does it matter?  The first presentation and discussion was led by Kellie Ware, the Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, for the Allegheny County Bar Association, and future sessions in the series will build upon this foundation to address a variety of D/E/I topics and issues relevant to the legal industry.

CLE: Class Action Lawsuits – The Basics

Attorneys Kathy Condo and Carla Castello will present a CLE program on “Class Action Lawsuits – The Basics” on Thursday, March 24, 2022. Class action litigation arises in various contexts, including environmental contamination, consumer protection, antitrust, product liability, pharmaceutical drugs, civil rights, data breaches, and workers’ rights. Given the liability exposure in class action cases, obtaining (or defeating) class certification is viewed as a critical milestone. This course is designed to provide a brief overview of class action litigation and the requirements for class certification under federal and Pennsylvania law, and provide case studies from our practice applying those certification requirements in ongoing litigation.

Kathy Condo

Carla Castello