A Unique Class Actions Practice
Our team has leading experience defending complex class action litigation—and delivering successful results. We also counsel our clients on risk management issues to help them minimize their exposure to potential class action litigation.
As an initial step in any litigation assignment, we develop a deep understanding of the client’s operations and priorities, the regulatory and business environment in which it operates, and the impact of the litigation on its business. We are interested in the client’s litigation objectives, and stay focused on the costs and benefits of litigation decisions. Our policy is that the client should never be surprised or confused about the nature, extent, or cost of the legal services we provide. We recognize that many cases settle and that settlement at the right time may be the preferred way to achieve business objectives. Litigation is expensive, and sophisticated clients approach the decision to litigate as they do any major business decision—by weighing risks, benefits and costs. Since the opportunity to reach settlement sometimes becomes more difficult as litigation progresses, we explore dispute resolution possibilities very early in litigation.
Our attorneys are first and foremost trial attorneys who are comfortable in the courtroom and in front of a jury. If we cannot effect an early resolution of the matter, the most cost-effective approach is to assume at the outset that the matter will proceed to trial, and we defend or prosecute the case with that assumption in mind. Every case ultimately devolves into one to three (rarely more) “themes” that guide the defense or prosecution of the matter at trial. We develop these themes as early as possible; we then tailor our discovery plan, our expert witness selection, and our pretrial decisions based on them.