Samantha Iyengar, Senior Consultant, NERA Economic Consulting to Speak at Utilizing Statistical Sampling to Prove Causation in Class Action Litigation

This event is scheduled for Wednesday, December 04, 2019 from12:00 pm to 2:00 pm (ET).

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About Samantha Iyengar
Dr. Samantha Iyengar is a Senior Consultant in NERA’s Intellectual Property Practice. She specializes in survey research, sampling, and statistical analysis, and has applied her expertise to matters involving class action, intellectual property and other litigation, as well as market research and criminal justice issues. Dr. Iyengar’s work has involved survey design and application, sample design and estimation, and data management and analysis. Dr. Iyengar has worked on a variety of survey and sampling litigation projects, including false advertising, purchase and use behaviors, likelihood of confusion, patent issues, wage and hour, and other issues involving consumer perceptions and behavior. She has submitted written reports relied upon in mediation. She also has experience using discrete choice methodology, such as conjoint and MaxDiff surveys, to quantify consumer demand for particular characteristics and features that make up individual products or services.

About NERA Economic Consulting
NERA Economic Consulting ( is a global firm of experts dedicated to applying economic, finance, and quantitative principles to complex business and legal challenges. For over half a century, NERA’s economists have been creating strategies, studies, reports, expert testimony, and policy recommendations for government authorities and the world’s leading law firms and corporations. We bring academic rigor, objectivity, and real world industry experience to bear on issues arising from competition, regulation, public policy, strategy, finance, and litigation.

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In recent years, the use of statistical sampling to prove causation in a class action litigation has become a recurring issue. With the proliferation of class action lawsuits, courts are conceiving the idea of having advanced inference techniques on causation to test class claims while upholding the defendant’s rights. They have stressed that the causal factors on causation are individual and class-wide determination of general causation doesn’t succor the burden of showing individualized proof of specific causation.

A recurring need for this arises in class action disputes in which the court needs to evaluate the alleged conducts among class members. Statistics are accepted ways of providing representative evidence in this situation. Disabling the use of statistical evidence in litigation could have wide implications in various legal contexts.

In this LIVE Webcast, a panel of thought leaders and professionals assembled by The Knowledge Group will provide the audience with an in-depth analysis of the use of Statistical Sampling to Prove Causation in Class Action Litigation. Speakers will also present tips as well as strategies in utilizing statistical evidence while avoiding possible risks and pitfalls.

About The Knowledge Group
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