We are a destination firm for class actions.  We drive strategy to position our clients for the best possible outcome, whether that is winning at trial or resolving a matter quickly. Our fully integrated team works across offices and practice areas to dispose of cases as efficiently as possible. We specialize in class actions, no matter the subject area. With experts in privacy, financial services, securities, employment, false advertising, and product defects, we control the narrative from the outset of any matter—and we leverage our expertise to control costs.

Clients rely on us to tackle their most challenging matters—the ones that keep them up at night. They know our successful track record handling high-stakes cases that threaten a company’s brand reputation, business model, and bottom line. From seasoned crisis management professionals to in-house forensics experts, former government officials to experienced trial and appellate lawyers, our team has the expertise to jump in at any stage of a matter’s life cycle.

High-stakes cases, tactical approach

Our team goes beyond understanding the mechanics of class actions—we know the shortest path to win and resolve cases. Our litigators take charge—we don’t wait and react as a case unfolds, but guide our cases to where we want them to go. We use key pivot points in the litigation life cycle to determine the best path, at the right price, for our clients. From driving discovery and controlling costs to filing an early motion for limited summary adjudication, from moving to compel arbitration to decertifying a class, we spot the key issues and we spot them early. We identify meritless claims and work creatively and aggressively to dispose of those cases at the outset, saving our clients time and money.

Leveraging our technology platform

When you’re operating in a high-tech sector or developing innovative products, class action suits are inevitable—whether from shareholders or consumers.

We will protect you. Our team regularly defends companies that produce the world’s most cutting-edge technology, leveraging our deep understanding of their businesses and the sectors in which they operate to defend them in the most effective way possible. Our clients are household names in a variety of industries, including the technology, automotive, and consumer products sectors. Those names turn to us when they face bet-the-company class actions.

Experience across sectors

We represent many of the world’s leading companies, across sectors, in class action litigation, including:

  • Alaska Airlines
  • 3M Corporation
  • Bank of America
  • Bed, Bath & Beyond
  • Capital One
  • The Coca-Cola Company
  • DaVita
  • Etsy
  • Fitbit Inc.
  • Gap Inc.
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • LexisNexis
  • LinkedIn
  • Pepsico
  • Restoration Hardware
  • Sears, Roebuck & Company
  • Target Co.
  • Yahoo!
  • Uber

Our class actions team brings together lawyers with significant experience across practices:

Gap Inc.
We secured a victory for Gap in an identity theft class action case filed by a former job applicant who made claims against the retailer after a third-party vendor's laptop was stolen, containing personal data. The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California held the clothing retailer was not negligent in its handling of the data, and granted summary judgment to Gap, as well as to third-party vendor Vangent Inc., dismissing negligence claims.
In re Payment Card Interchange Fee and Merchant Discount Antitrust Litigation
We are representing a major financial institution in an MDL proceeding that consists of 1) a class action brought on behalf of every merchant in the United States who accepts Visa and MasterCard payment cards alleging price-fixing and tying claims and 2) more than 10 actions by a number of large merchants making parallel claims. Fact discovery is complete. Motions to dismiss and motions for class certification are pending. We also are representing the same financial institution in several other payment card antitrust cases.
JDS Uniphase
After a four-week jury trial, we won a defense verdict on behalf of JDSU and three former executives on all claims in a class action alleging securities fraud and insider trading. Plaintiffs had sought damages of approximately $20 billion, one of the largest damages claims ever presented at trial in the United States.
McKesson Corporation
We represented McKesson in a nationwide RICO class action lawsuit alleging unlawful price fixing to inflate the average wholesale price of hundreds of brand name prescription drugs. We obtained dismissal at the pleading stage, demonstrating that plaintiffs failed to allege any anticompetitive effect from the alleged conduct.
Digital Media Company Privacy Class Action Litigation
Defended digital media company in privacy class actions alleging email content was scanned to develop targeted advertising in violation of California state wiretapping laws.

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