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Class Action Defense

Our Class Action Defense practice is a nationwide leader. Our experience spans industries and subject matters, and we have litigated class action cases in virtually every major jurisdiction throughout the country. In the past five years, we have represented clients in hundreds of class actions, the vast majority of which have been dismissed or effectively resolved at an early stage in the litigation and on terms favorable to our clients. Consistent with our clients’ interests in these cases, we typically push for early dismissal or resolution through aggressive motion practice, but we are also uniquely experienced and capable to try these cases to conclusion. We are one of the few firms with actual experience trying class actions to verdict.

We have deep experience representing clients who face large numbers of class actions. Our clients are sophisticated consumers of the services that our practice offers, and for years, we have proven adept at partnering with these clients to defend class action claims. Our experience and value have also benefited clients who face class litigation less frequently, whether in cases that are viewed as mere nuisance or those that challenge significant business practices.

Our success in class actions stems from our unparalleled experience. We have learned the defenses and arguments that are most likely to prevail on behalf of our clients, whether on the merits or in defense of class certification, and we know enough to recognize those claims that are more appropriate for early or class-wide resolution. Trusting our class action practice allows our clients to tap into this experience and know-how.

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Law Firm of the Year: Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants


U.S. News & World Report, 2023

Nationally Ranked for Consumer Class Actions


Chambers USA, 2022

Ranked Tier 1 in Multiple Categories for Product Liability, Mass Tort & Class Actions


Legal 500, 2022

Product Liability Practice Group of the Year


Law360, 2013–2018, 2020

Tier 1 for Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Actions: Defense – Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices


Legal 500, 2020-2021, 2023

Tier 1 for Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Actions: Defense – Automotive/Transport


Legal 500, 2020-2023

Tier 1 for Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Actions: Defense – Consumer Products


Legal 500, 2023

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Recognition

Law Firm of the Year: Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants


U.S. News & World Report, 2023

Nationally Ranked for Consumer Class Actions


Chambers USA, 2022

Ranked Tier 1 in Multiple Categories for Product Liability, Mass Tort & Class Actions


Legal 500, 2022

Product Liability Practice Group of the Year


Law360, 2013–2018, 2020

Tier 1 for Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Actions: Defense – Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices


Legal 500, 2020-2021, 2023

Tier 1 for Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Actions: Defense – Automotive/Transport


Legal 500, 2020-2023

Tier 1 for Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Actions: Defense – Consumer Products


Legal 500, 2023

News

In the News · Source: Law360 Pulse, Bloomberg Law, Commercial Dispute Resolution, Global Legal Chronicle, Thomson Reuters Westlaw Today, Lawdragon, Attorney at Law Magazine and Daily Docket

May 30, 2024
Commercial trial partner Chris Duffy joins the firm’s Business Litigation practice group in New York

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