USD School of Law Alumnus Theodore J. Boutrous, Jr. ’87 (JD) Named as Co-Chair and Keynote Speaker for Class Action Forum

Theodore J. Boutrous, Jr. ’87 (JD) Named as Co-Chair and Keynote Speaker for Class Action Forum

Theodore J. Boutrous, Jr.

SAN DIEGO (January 22, 2020) – University of San Diego (USD) School of Law alumnus, Theodore J. Boutrous, Jr., ’87 (JD), is set to serve as keynote speaker for the 2020 Class Action Law Forum presented by Western Alliance Bank Settlement Services in partnership with the USD School of Law. Conference co-chairs are Joshua Jessen, ’02 (JD), David S. Casey, Jr., ’74 (JD) and CaseyGerry partner Gayle Blatt. 

The 2020 forum will include discussions on multiple topics including mandatory arbitration clauses, new class action rules, and recent Supreme Court holdings. This event will take place on March 4-5, 2020 in the Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice at the University of San Diego.

Boutrous is a partner in the office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP in Los Angeles and an experienced appellate lawyer who has argued hundreds of appeals, including several cases in front of the United States Supreme Court. Boutrous served as one of the lead attorneys in the landmark Supreme Court case Hollingsworth v. Perry.  

About the University of San Diego School of Law

Each year, USD educates approximately 800 Juris Doctor and graduate law students from throughout the United States and around the world.  The law school is best known for its offerings in the areas of business and corporate law, constitutional law, intellectual property, international and comparative law, public interest law and taxation.

USD School of Law is one of the 84 law schools elected to the Order of the Coif, a national honor society for law school graduates.  The law school's faculty is a strong group of outstanding scholars and teachers with national and international reputations and currently ranks 36th nationally among U.S. law faculties in scholarly impact and 22nd nationally in past-year faculty downloads on the Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN). The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Founded in 1954, the law school is part of the University of San Diego, a private, independent, Roman Catholic university chartered in 1949.


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