When companies face the daunting task of having to defend themselves in class actions, other complex cases or mass tort filings, they look for lawyers with the technical and scientific resources necessary to win the day. They want a law firm with a proven record of success in many jurisdictions.
Attorneys in our Class Action practice have coordinated and led litigation in multiple jurisdictions simultaneously and are currently representing clients in class actions in 21 states. In recent years, we have handled more than 400 class actions in 29 states, ranging from contract and consumer disputes to claims alleging product defect, consumer fraud, environmental damage, violations of banking and insurance regulations and laws, and securities fraud. Our experience defending clients in litigation implicating a wide range of industries—and our successful application of that experience to many types of class actions—has led to our emergence as a leading nationwide defender of class actions. For example, we currently serve as national class action counsel for Charter Communications, DaimlerChrysler and Kawasaki and as regional class action counsel for AT&T.
Our practice takes a proactive approach to managing our clients’ cases. Our philosophy is to develop an early strategy based on a thorough review of the law and facts. We do not suggest or pursue strategies that do not advance the the client's goals, and we discuss strategies with clients at the early stages of litigation to find out what will best meet their needs and business objectives. In our experience, this careful preparation and early case assessment result in lower fees and better results.
We have also developed proprietary software designed specifically for class actions and processes and procedures that help us manage cases more effectively. This gives us a particular advantage if a case proliferates into many cases around the nation. We routinely handle multiterabytes’ worth of information and organize it so that we can retrieve it instantaneously and present it in new and compelling ways to judges and juries. Our databases of current and past cases, our internal libraries and our communications all have one goal—to serve clients better and faster.
Given our competitive advantage on rates, our experience in serving clients as national counsel, and our firm’s depth of resources, we can—and do—act quickly and respond effectively to matters throughout the country.