, Washington, D.C.
With leading lawyers located throughout our global network of offices, our Class Actions team brings decades of experience to handling class action cases effectively. We obtain tactical advantages for our clients by integrating class action experience with our deep regulatory and industry knowledge of the sectors frequently targeted for class actions, including automotive, healthcare, consumer products, food, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, securities, financial institutions, funds, and antitrust.
We have a proven track record in securing the most advantageous forums in proceedings before the Joint Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, combating adverse publicity, achieving early dismissals, defeating class certification, and trying class claims when necessary.
We have in-depth understanding of key issues that commonly arise in these major cases, including minimizing the burden of discovery/disclosure and coordinating multijurisdictional class and group actions. With our vast global footprint, we offer our clients access to a coordinated team able to seamlessly handle multijurisdictional disputes.
We have played a major role in some of the largest MDL class action proceedings in the United States, including representing defendants in In re Managed Care Litigation
(MDL-1334), In re AWP Litigation
(MDL-1456), In re Western States Natural Gas Antitrust Litigation
(MDL-1566), In re Insurance Brokerage Antitrust Litigation
(MDL-1663), In Re Kugel Mesh Coordinated Litigation
(MDL-1842), In re Pet Food Products Liability Litigation
(MDL-1850), In Re LR3 Litigation
(MDL-2008), In re WellPoint UCR Litigation
(MDL-2074), In re McNeil Consumer Healthcare Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation
(MDL No. 2190), In re LIBOR-Based Financial Instruments Antitrust Litigation
(MDL-2262), and In re Blue Cross Blue Shield Antitrust Litigation
We have substantial class action experience in federal and state courts in the United States and group action experience in numerous countries around the globe, including England and Wales, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Spain, and the Netherlands.