Alston & Bird’s Class Action team has worked on some of the largest and most complex class action cases in the country, including high-profile multi-district litigation (MDL) matters and U.S. Supreme Court cases. The team has leveraged its proven experience, client focus and winning results to establish itself as a leading force in class action litigation across the United States. From obtaining dismissal of claims at the outset of litigation, to defeating class certification, to winning in the U.S. Supreme Court, our multi-disciplinary team of attorneys successfully defend class actions across various industries and practice areas including:
- antitrust, unfair competition, and deceptive trade practices;
- consumer protection, fraud, breach of contract and warranty claims;
- employment and FLSA actions;
- products liability
- securities; and
- toxic tort.
We routinely litigate “bet-the-company” cases against the country’s most prominent class action firms—and we have a winning record. Our experience means that we have insights and knowledge about plaintiffs’ counsel’s tactics and strategies. The class action environment grows more challenging and complex every day with the increase in multi-district litigation and consolidated class actions, related regulatory proceedings and government investigations, media coverage and public relations challenges, and enhanced scrutiny of class action settlements. Alston & Bird’s attorneys have a proven track record of defending clients in some of the largest MDL’s in the country and managing those litigations efficiently and cost-effectively. We have experience coordinating with our clients, within our law firm, and with other law firms to ensure that litigation subsequent to an investigation or parallel proceedings are managed to ensure that actions taken in one proceeding to do not prejudice the other. And, we have partnered with crisis management and public relations firms to develop communications plans that advance our clients’ litigation and business strategies.