Mass tort litigation means managing and trying cases in courts all over the country, with multiple and overlapping discovery obligations, legal theories, and plaintiffs’ counsel in different venues. Defending cases involving hundreds, thousands, or even tens of thousands of claimants requires a degree of leadership, coordination, and resources that is unique to mass tort litigation – something only years of experience can provide.
King & Spalding has that experience with a long history of successfully defending class actions, mass torts, and other multi-party complex litigation, King & Spalding is nationally recognized nationwide as a leader in mass tort defense. We have guided clients through mass tort litigation in a wide range of substantive areas, including product liability, consumer fraud, insurance coverage, toxic tort, and oil and gas litigation.
Class actions, MDLs, and MTPs
King & Spalding has served as lead counsel in hundreds of class actions filed in over 40 states. In the last five years alone, the firm has successfully defeated over 16 class action lawsuits. King & Spalding attorneys also have extensive, hands-on experience navigating cases through—and in some cases away from—the federal multi-district litigation (MDL) process or state court coordinated proceedings, such as Pennsylvania’s Mass Tort Program (MTP).
In the past 20 years, businesses spent over $1 billion defending against mass tort claims. King & Spalding has developed proven, cost-effective strategies to help clients minimize losses, maximize insurance recovery, and protect their businesses.
Trial ready when needed
We try cases every year in courtrooms across the nation. We have an extensive network of local counsel, including trial-tested veterans in many of the most difficult, plaintiff-friendly jurisdictions in the country.
- For the second straight year, The National Law Journal named King & Spalding as one of the top defense firms in the nation in its 2006 “Defense Hot List.”
- King & Spalding is ranked among the top four law firms in the nation for client satisfaction, according to a survey of nearly 400 in-house counsel. — The BTI Consulting Group’s annual “BTI Power Rankings”.