Total Credits: 3 CLE
Discover the intricacies of punitive damages at Punitive Damages AZ '23 on June 13, 2023. This engaging CLE presentation dives deep into topics such as the legal landscape, pleading standards, and pre-trial to post-trial issues. Learn from experts on both sides, and gain valuable insights to enhance your understanding of how punitive damages are determined, their severity, and their financial implications. Don't miss this opportunity to expand your knowledge. Register now for Punitive Damages AZ '23.
Robert Carey, Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP
Keith Beauchamp, Coppersmith Brockelman PLC
Bennett Evan Cooper, Dickinson Wright PLLC
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is Partner and Executive Committee Member with Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro. His practice focuses on class-action lawsuits, including auto defect, insurance, right of publicity, and consumer fraud cases. Mr. Carey’s work also extends to bad faith insurance, personal injury, and product liability, with several jury trials involving verdicts with hundreds of millions at stake. He has litigated bellwether cases in MDL proceedings, as well as landmark cases, including the suit against Electronic Arts by the developer of Madden NFL. He has secured numerous punitive awards, including a verdict in 2019 with $375,000,000 in punitives awarded to three families. While serving as Arizona Chief Deputy Attorney General Mr. Carey helped secure a $4 billion divestiture and a landmark $165 million antitrust settlement. He also was a drafter of the first major overhaul of Arizona’s criminal code, and authored the section of the federal Prisoner Litigation Reform Act of 1995 for Senators Dole and Kyl which virtually eliminated frivolous prisoner lawsuits. Mr. Carey developed and spearheaded passage of Arizona's law requiring the DNA testing of all sex offenders and the law requiring that criminals pay the cost of victims' rights. He was a campaign worker, intern, and staff member for U.S. Senator John McCain, during and after Senator McCain’s first run for public office, and is an Adjunct Professor at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, and has taught law and policy courses at the University of Denver and the University of Colorado. Mr. Carey is a former chair of the State Bar of Arizona Class Action and Derivative Suits Committee.
of Dickinson Wright PLLC advocates for clients in high-stakes appeals and writ proceedings in the U.S. Supreme Court, federal circuit courts, and state supreme and intermediate appellate courts from coast to coast. Ben’s practice includes appeals in a broad range of subject matter, with particular emphasis on such fields as insurance coverage and bad-faith defense; intellectual-property protection and e-commerce disputes; professional liability; federal, state, and local taxation; Native American law; and constitutional litigation. In March 2023, Ben argued before the U.S. Supreme Court in Jack Daniel’s Properties, Inc. v. VIP Products LLC, a high-profile case involving trademark parodies. In the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Ben is the author of Thomson Reuters’s 1,000-page treatise Federal Appellate Practice: Ninth Circuit. A current member of the Ninth Circuit’s Advisory Committee on Rules of Practice and Internal Operating Procedures, Ben previously served as the court-appointed Chair of the Appellate Lawyer Representatives to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference. He began his appellate career as a law clerk to the Honorable Alex Kozinski of the Ninth Circuit. Ben is a past Chair of the American Bar Association’s Council of Appellate Lawyers and of the State Bar of Arizona’s Appellate Practice Section, Intellectual Property Section, and E-Commerce & Technology Section. In addition to appellate advocacy, Ben works closely with trial counsel, taking the lead on or assisting with preservation of error, dispositive motions, class-action certification, motions in limine, jury instructions, and post-trial motions. He is the lead author of Thomson Reuters’s Arizona Trial Handbook and the longest-serving member of the State Bar of Arizona’s Civil Jury Instructions Committee. Ben received his A.B. from Harvard University in 1983 and his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1986.
is a partner at Coppersmith Brockelman in Phoenix, where he represents plaintiffs and defendants in all manner of commercial disputes including business torts, legal malpractice, litigation involving control of LLCs and cases involving restrictive covenants. He has served as lead counsel in the defense of numerous class actions and has represented plaintiffs who’ve opted out of class cases. Keith’s practice also encompasses election-related matters (such as litigation involving Cyber Ninjas’ so-called “audit” of certain 2020 election results in Arizona). He maintains an active pro bono practice, currently representing families harmed by the Trump administration’s policy of separating children from their parents at the border. A 1989 graduate of the George Washington University law school, Keith clerked on the federal district court in DC. He has received various awards and recognition from Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America and Southwest Super Lawyers and was an Adjunct Professor of Law teaching The Litigation Experience Course from 2011 to 2017 at the ASU Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. Mountain climbing, travel, cooking and live music are Keith’s preferred activities when away from the office.