Partner George Freeman Speaks at SIFMA Annual Conference

April 3, 2014

George C. Freeman, III, the managing partner of Barrasso Usdin and the former head of the firm’s securities litigation and regulation practice, served as a panelist at the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) Compliance & Legal Society Annual Seminar held March 30th – April 2nd in Orlando, Florida.

George’s panel focused on “Arbitration: The Way We Were & The Way We Are Now.” The issues the panel addressed included:

  • Arbitrator Selection and the All Public Panel Rule
  • Use of Class Action Waivers Against Claimants and Employees
  • Non-Traditional Claimants: Who is a Customer Under FINRA Rule 12200?
  • Discovery Considerations in Complex Product Cases
  • Motions to Vacate: Standards and Tactical Considerations 

Joining George on the panel were Timothy P. Burke of Bingham McCutchen LLP, Theodore A. Krebsback of Murphy & McGonigle, P.C., Brett A. Rogers of Rogers & Hardin, and Kevin Carroll, Managing Director and Associate General Counsel of SIFMA. Ellen Slipp, Managing Director and Head of Litigation at Citigroup, served as the panel moderator.

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 About Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, L.L.C. 

Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, L.L.C. is a litigation law firm located in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Firm has experience litigating complex civil cases throughout the country, including all types of commercial disputes, class actions, environmental cases, intellectual property cases, insurance bad faith and coverage cases, and securities arbitrations, litigation, and regulatory matters.