Jessica Riggin to Speak at the 13th Annual ABA Labor and Employment Law Conference: Attorney’s Fees and Costs in Wage and Hour Class and Collective Actions

The FLSA mandates the award of reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs to a prevailing plaintiff. This panel – which also includes Jason Marsili of Rosen Marsili & Rapp, Hon. Janice Van Meerveld of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, and Nate Oleson of Akin Gump – will analyze how courts are determining a reasonable fee in settlement and post-trial and what costs are being permitted as recoverable. Common funds, lodestars, and multipliers will be discussed, along with challenges defendants are making in disputed fee requests. Limitations on the recoverability of costs, such as expert fees, travel, and computer aided research tools, will also be explored.

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