Our Class Actions practice group comprises experienced members of our various substantive litigation practice groups. This group includes attorneys with significant jury and bench trial experience in federal courts, state courts and arbitration forums nationwide.
Our class actions experience includes representing companies in the airline, natural gas, real estate, insurance and banking industries in cases brought by customers alleging a wide variety of causes of action. Allegations in recent class actions cases handled by our firm include claims that a trust company committed fraud and breached fiduciary duty in the administration of IRAs, claims that a publicly traded company made misrepresentations in connection with a spin-off of operations, claims that an educational institution improperly rounded numbers used to calculate a tax rate ceiling, claims that the board of directors acted improperly in approving the acquisition of a company owned by the majority shareholder, and many others. Successes include:
Employer Class & Collective Actions
We regularly represent large regional and national employers in class and collective actions in federal and state courts. In several cases, we have successfully defeated attempts at initial class certification. We have also been successful in obtaining decertification of previously certified classes.
In those cases where complete victory is unlikely, we have taken steps to minimize damages and then negotiate favorable resolutions for our clients. We also proactively counsel employers, assessing their risk for class action claims, identifying areas of vulnerability, and advising new workplace policies and procedures to address areas of weakness.
We have experience defending employers in a wide variety of claims amenable to class or collective action treatment, including:
Examples of some recent successes include:
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Outstanding lawyer and trusted advisor. David is one of the best litigators in the nation. Read more
Outstanding lawyer and trusted advisor. David is one of the best litigators in the nation.
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He is incredibly knowledgeable and has excellent communication skills, all the while maintaining an attitude of kindness toward the client.
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Dan was extremely knowledgeable in preparing a Reg D offering. Additionally he was very responsive and sensitive to the timing of preparing the offering.
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His listening skills need improvement. I had to repeat things several times and he would ask me the same questions over again. He is more of a talker which is not a bad thing....just not when it comes to listening to what your clients wants and needs are.
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