Class Action Litigation
Practice Leader: Laurence Z. Shiekman
Class action litigation poses a unique threat to businesses due to the complexity, size and potential damages stemming from such suits. To defend against class action litigation, today’s businesses need attorneys who are skilled in every facet of such cases – and who have the experience, skill and judgment necessary to eliminate these threats at the lowest possible cost to the client.
That’s what Pepper Hamilton provides. Pepper is nationally recognized for its strength in defeating class actions and other complex litigation. We are experienced at every phase of class action litigation, including:
- early case assessment to craft the most effective strategy to either eliminate or mitigate plaintiffs’ claims
- opposing class certification and prevailing in motions to dismiss, summary judgment and other pre-trial motions
- achieving innovative settlement strategies to dispose of high value threats at a very low cost per claim
- prevailing at trial and on appeals.
Our lawyers have represented clients in class actions involving a wide range of industries and legal issues, including product liability, environmental/toxic tort, employment, ERISA, securities, antitrust, and commercial and consumer claims.
Pepper also has developed cutting-edge tools and practices to efficiently manage discovery and other costly litigation tasks to reduce costs for clients. We use proven technology, project management, and streamlined staffing tools to ensure cases are resolved with maximum efficiency and quality. We also respond to client requests to design innovative alternative fee arrangements that share risks and provide clients with cost predictability.
Major Areas of Class Action Experience
See the following links for additional details on specific areas of class action defense: