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In recent years, sexual assault cases and the broader societal implications have become even more prevalent in parallel with the rise of the #MeToo movement. But what makes an impactful case that can truly drive lasting legal changes to promote safety and societal changes for survivors? Litigators and advocates alike are faced with a litany of questions that follow, like: Should you file a civil sexual assault case? What is the statute of limitations, and how can we seek justice despite common obstacles? Join Elizabeth Fegan and Lynn Ellenberger of FeganScott and Annika K. Martin of Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP as they take a look at lessons learned from their own civil sexual assault cases and explore broader trends on the horizon that could be helpful for everyone working on these topics.
Topics to be addressed include:
- Examples of the power of sexual assault litigation with key cases (Weinstein, NCAA, USC/University of Michigan) [40 minutes]
- Larger trends in sexual assault litigation, including holding boards of directors and networks accountable, governing associations and sex trafficking [10 minutes]
- Working with the police and DA to provide criminal charges [10 minutes]