Class action litigation couples intellectual and procedural intricacy with the potential of substantial liability exposure. Our attorneys recognize well that the class certification battle effectively begins before any suit is filed, and each procedural step along the way presents risks and opportunities bearing on Rule 23 considerations. We pride ourselves on partnering with corporate counsel and often are asked to suggest methods of minimizing the class litigation risk associated with anticipated or emerging business problems.
The Firm’s attorneys have extensive experience litigating complex class actions in state and federal courts from coast to coast, and that experience spans multiple industries. In particular, the Firm’s attorneys have defended class actions involving, among other industries, financial services, life insurance, wealth management, credit cards and consuming lending, food service and hospitality, natural resources, transportation, retail, and residential mortgages. The Firm’s attorneys also have prosecuted class actions involving the calculation of oil and gas royalties, long term disability insurance, and individual retirement accounts. Our experience extends across multiple areas of law including shareholder derivative suits, securities fraud, consumer fraud (including California UCL claims), wage and hour claims, unfair competition and antitrust, and product liability. We also represent clients in state and federal regulatory inquiries and investigations that often emerge in tandem with class and derivative litigation, and insurance coverage disputes under D&O policies sometimes ancillary to such litigation.