CALFTM Steering Committee

Our prestigious steering committee members are legal industry experts committed to providing the legal community with insightful perspectives from leading attorneys and members of the judiciary of a variety of topics related to Class Actions and Mass Torts.

  • david-casey
    David S Casey Jr
  • erin-bosman-headshot
    Erin M Bosman
  • gayle-blatt-headshot
    Gayle M Blatt
  • Francesca-Castagnola
    Francesca Castagnola
  • Dana Rager, Western Alliance Bank Settlement Services Group
    Dana Rager
  • dean-robert-schapiro-headshot
    Dean Robert Schapiro
  • debbie-rider-headshot
    Debbie Rider
David S. Casey, Jr.
Judicial Advisory Chairman
Managing Partner

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Erin M. Bosman
Defense Co-Chair
Morrison Foerster

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Gayle M. Blatt
Plaintiffs’ Co-Chair

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Francesca Castagnola
Conference Producer
Senior Managing Director
Western Alliance Bank

Dana Rager, Western Alliance Bank Settlement Services Group
Dana Rager
Conference Producer
Senior Vice President
Western Alliance Bank

Dean Robert Shapiro
Conference Co-Host
USD School of Law

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Debbie Rider
Conference Co-Host
Director of Development
USD School of Law

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Perhaps the best two-day seminar I have attended. All topics were clear, interesting, germane to what I do, and well discussed. Glad that I attended.
Grabar Law, Joshua Grabar, Principal

Be on the lookout for our 2022 agenda coming soon.

Day 1 (All times in Pacific Standard Time)

8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Opening Remarks
8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Appellate Judicial Round Table
9:45 - 11:15 a.m. Chief Judges Round Table
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Consumer Class Actions
1:15 - 2:15 p.m. Keynote Speaker
2:15 p.m. Closing Remarks

Day 2 (All times in Pacific Standard Time)

7:45 - 8:00 a.m. Opening Remarks
8:00 - 9:15 a.m. The Intersection Between
Class Action and MDLs
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. COVID-19 Litigation / Business Interruption
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Privacy & Data Breach
12:15 - 1:30 p.m. Class Action Trends
in the Appellate Process
1:45 - 2:30 p.m. Consumer Class Actions
- Judges Perspective
2:30 p.m. Conference Closing Remarks

This year’s conference was absolutely great. I really thought it was valuable having 14 federal judges on the various panels to share their experiences and insights. If I could go back a few days, I would have insisted all lawyers in my firm attend, especially our associates.
Zimmerman Reed LLP, Hart Robinovitch, Partner
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It was invaluable to hear the judges’ reflections.
Public Justice, Paul Bland, Executive Director
Settlement Services
About Us

Western Alliance Settlement Services, a national banking group within Western Alliance Bank, Member FDIC, specializes in banking for law firms, claims administrators and related businesses managing class action, mass tort and bankruptcy settlements. This team of expert bankers brings clients years of experience and offers exceptional service in supporting all phases of the settlement process, from escrow to distribution, with a single point of contact. Western Alliance Bank is the primary subsidiary of Phoenix-based Western Alliance Bancorporation, with more than $50 billion in assets. The bank is again #1 best-performing of the 50 largest public U.S. banks in the new S&P Global Market Intelligence listing for 2020 and ranks high on the Forbes “Best Banks in America” list year after year. Serving clients across the country wherever business happens, Western Alliance Bank operates individually branded, full-service banking divisions and has offices in key markets nationwide.