Webinar: What's Next for MDL 1720, the Supreme Court Declines to Hear the Appeal

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
12 p.m. - 1 p.m. CT

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The Supreme Court declined to review the decision vacating the class settlement in MDL 1720 that released a wide range of claims against Visa and MasterCard now and into the future for relief that many merchants found unsatisfactory. With that decision confirmed, what lies next for this massive litigation that currently includes putative class actions and a large number of individual cases brought by many of the largest merchants in the country and some of their trade association representatives. One of the lead lawyers for the individual plaintiffs, Jeff Shinder, addressed those questions during this webinar.


Moderator: Mark Horwedel, CEO, Merchant Advisory Group

Mark Horwedel headshotMark Horwedel is a 40 year payments veteran having spent 20 years with 3 different regional debit networks (18 as CEO). Mark spent 10 years working in banks and credit unions and more recently 5 years at Walmart as Director of Payments. He has served as CEO of the Merchant Advisory Group, a unique merchant trade association focused on payments, for the last 6 years. The MAG’s membership consists of over 100 of the largest merchants in the US. Sponsors include all of the payments networks as well as 8 of the largest merchant acquirers. Mark frequently represents the MAG at payment industry events where he is a frequent speaker and panelist.   




Presenter: Jeffrey Shinder, Managing Partner, Constantine Cannon

Jeff Shinder headshotJeffrey I. Shinder is the Managing Partner of Constantine Cannon’s New York office.  Mr. Shinder specializes in antitrust counseling and litigation, and has expertise in numerous industries, including payment systems, banking, high technology, energy, airlines, telecommunications, standard setting, health care, pharmaceuticals, sports, retail and utilities.  In the payments realm he has represented networks, merchants, technology and engineering firms, and hardware suppliers, providing them litigation and consulting services.  Mr. Shinder’s antitrust expertise is widely recognized as he has acted as Special Counsel to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, delivered speeches and lectures on antitrust issues for both domestic and international audiences and has worked on numerous high profile antitrust cases.