About the event

This seminar is also being delivered as a webinar.

This seminar presented by Patrick Moran, Deputy Chief of Staff and Justice Adviser to the Leader of the Opposition (NT), will discuss class actions through Australian and American perspectives.

This session will provide some insight into representative actions in the United States, as well as the evolving body of law in Australia and provide a comparative framework to outline possible future developments.

With regard to class actions, Mr Moran will discuss litigation and funding models in Australia as compared to the United States and identify the risks and benefits of both models, particularly in light of the ruling in Bolitho v Banksia Securities Ltd (No 18) (Remitter) [2021] VSC 666. In addition, the desirability of reform will be discussed and what form, if any, that reform should take.

The CPD will also consider the emerging field of corporate derivative actions in Australia, against the backdrop of over a hundred years of precedent in the United States, particularly the Delaware Court of Chancery.

Finally, Mr Moran will discuss some recent class and derivative action settlements in both jurisdictions and where the field is heading.

Biography

Mr Patrick Moran holds a Bachelor degree in Economics from the University of Iowa, as well as a Juris Doctorate and Masters in Business Administration from Marquette University. Mr Moran is admitted to the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory and did post-graduate study at the University of New England and Charles Darwin University. Mr Moran was a judicial law clerk for the Hon John L Coffey of the United States Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit in Chicago, Illinois from 2003 to 2007. From 2007 to 2014, Mr Moran represented a wide variety of clients in class and derivative actions for two prominent plaintiff’s law firms in San Diego, California and New York, New York. Mr Moran currently works for the Northern Territory Leader of the Opposition.

Author Profiles

Patrick Moran

Deputy Chief of Staff and Justice Adviser to the Leader of the Opposition (Northern Territory).

Author Profiles

Patrick Moran

Mr Patrick Moran holds a Bachelor degree in Economics from the University of Iowa, as well as a Juris Doctorate and Masters in Business Administration from Marquette University. Mr Moran is admitted to the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory and did post-graduate study at the University of New England and Charles Darwin University. Mr Moran was a judicial law clerk for the Hon John L Coffey of the United States Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit in Chicago, Illinois from 2003 to 2007. From 2007 to 2014, Mr Moran represented a wide variety of clients in class and derivative actions for two prominent plaintiff’s law firms in San Diego, California and New York, New York. Mr Moran currently works for the Northern Territory Leader of the Opposition.

Course Details

Date & Time:
Thursday, 16 March 2023
3.00pm – 4.00pm

 

Venue 1:
The Law Society of Western Australia
Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace
PERTH WA 6000

 

Venue 2:
At Your Desk
Delivered Live Online

 

CPD Points:

1.0 Point Competency 4: Substantive Law

 

Price:

CPD Freedom: $0

Member: $125

Non-Member: $200

Date & Time:

Thu, 16 March 2023 3.00pm - 4.00pm

Venue:

Level 5/160 St Georges Terrace Perth wa

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CPD Points:

none Points Professional Management

none Points Professional Responsibility

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Price:

Member:

$125

Non-Member:

$200

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