More than ever, class action litigation presents a risk for your business as plaintiffs’ lawyers become more sophisticated and aggressive in filing class actions.
Our litigators provide comprehensive counseling advice to prevent and, as needed, defend your company at all stages of class actions, including pre-filing resolutions of threatened claims, successful motions to dismiss and to compel arbitration, summary judgment grants, class certification denials, class de-certification and successful appeals of class certification rulings. With decades of experience and a strong track record, our representation has spanned issues of antitrust and unfair competition, ERISA and RICO liability, consumer fraud, deceptive business practices and product liability. Our team regularly provides counseling to avoid class actions, and we have also successfully defeated class actions and negotiated favorable settlements. Clients seek our counsel particularly for our ability to address the unique issues raised in healthcare, tax, employment, securities and consumer class actions.
To help you succeed, we draw on our experience providing strategic and tactical counsel in the management of large and complex class action litigation. We practice regularly before the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, serve as lead defense counsel in class actions spanning multiple state and federal jurisdictions, and represent clients in parallel government proceedings, including multi-state attorney general investigations and actions.
Our lawyers also are active in promoting various civil justice reform initiatives, including changes to the rules affecting class actions. We contributed to what ultimately became The Class Action Fairness Act and have helped secure enactment of state-level rules for interlocutory appeals of class certification rulings.