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The Institute for Complex Litigation and Mass Claims

The institute hosts judicial seminars, bar conferences, academic programs, and research advancing our understanding of new developments and trends in the resolution of mass claims within and without the litigation system.

The practice of complex litigation is rapidly evolving, not only to address changes in the underlying law but also the varied and changing substantive claims being brought within the system.  At the same time, agency actions and private settlements have expanded the traditional model, presenting new strategic options for resolution.

The Institute for Complex Litigation and Mass Claims

(Left to Right): Judge Dan Polster, Institute Director Jaime Dodge, Special Master Cathy Yanni, Judge Charles Breyer

The Institute seeks to advance the dialogue around these changes, helping stakeholders identify positive innovations early on – as well as identifying problematic developments and approaches, and facilitating a bipartisan discussion of ways to improve the system.