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Class action and group litigation 

We routinely defend “bet-the-company” cases and have successfully defended insurers, financial institutions and public companies, as well as their owners, officers, directors and partners, in class actions and group litigation across the globe.

Our lawyers bring deep sector knowledge and award winning legal project management to deliver strategic advice and successful outcomes in some of the most challenging mass claimant disputes, including multi-district and multi-jurisdictional actions.

Drawing on years of experience protecting the interests of our clients around the world, we focus on defeating group litigation and class actions early whenever possible; preventing class certification and helping you effectively and efficiently manage the risks of group litigation.

Our class action and group litigation experience

Our group litigation and class action experience covers:

  • antitrust and competition
  • breach of contract and warranty
  • consumer finance/mortgage banking
  • consumer protection, deceptive trade practices and fraud
  • conspiracy and dishonest assistance
  • equal pay and wage claims
  • ERISA and employee benefits
  • environmental
  • false advertising
  • FLSA collective actions
  • franchise claims
  • GDPR, privacy and data security
  • misrepresentation
  • pharmaceutical
  • professional liability
  • product liability
  • securities fraud
  • telecoms

Experienced US class action and group litigation lawyers

  • served as lead counsel defending a ‘Big Four’ accounting firm in a federal securities fraud class action filed against a national homebuilding company, its officers and the accounting firm as the company's auditor, on behalf of a class of persons and entities that purchased or acquired the securities of the homebuilder over a three-year period
  • defeated a motion for class certification in a putative class action against our client, a consumer financial services company, alleging violations of various California consumer and banking laws
  • successfully defended a NASDAQ-traded health care company in a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) investigation and subsequent grand jury investigation of alleged antitrust violations
  • served as lead counsel for the US’ largest auto lender in a series of putative class actions across the country under the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, challenging the alleged disparate impact of originating dealer finance terms. The defense included representation in the only such case to be tried
  • decertified a 100-plus plaintiff collective action Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime case and then tried the first group of those plaintiffs to a jury, resulting in a settlement during jury deliberations

Experienced UK class action and group litigation lawyers

  • defending a major construction company named as one of over 30 defendants in a group litigation brought by over 600 claimants alleging blacklisting activities in the construction industry
  • defending and resolving proceedings for a UK plc in multi-party group litigation involving 3,000 claims in the High Court, concerning allegations of blacklisting, data protection breaches, defamation and the misuse of private information
  • defending a global financial institution in group litigation involving 500+ claims in relation to allegations of dishonest assistance and conspiracy in relation to film finance schemes
  • acting for eight major corporates in the utilities sector in the defence of claims from over 100 claimants for in excess of £0.5 billion as part of a collective and industry wide action
  • acting for a global consumer business and a global food manufacturer on multi-party claims arising from alleged odour and noise nuisance at their manufacturing sites

Contact a class action or group litigation lawyer today

For help defending or bringing a class action or group litigation, please contact one of our experienced class action or group lawyers today.

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