When it comes to high-stakes litigation, few types of cases pose a greater threat to a company than class action lawsuits or the prospect of multidistrict litigation. Alston & Bird’s Class Action & Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) Team has taken on some of the most complex class action cases and MDLs in the country and faced off against some of the nation’s most prominent law firms. We have a winning record to show for it.
Our lawyers fight aggressively for our clients, frequently winning dismissal of claims early in a case, defeating class certification, and even winning in the U.S. Supreme Court. Our diverse, multidisciplinary team defends clients in class actions in an array of industries and practice areas. From the defense of antitrust price-fixing and automotive product defect class actions to massive data breach and privacy class actions, we have litigated some of the highest-profile cases in recent memory, including headline-grabbing MDLs.
Our class action litigation and MDL team provides a full spectrum of guidance and perspective that goes beyond your company’s needs in the courtroom. We understand that litigation is not your business. We listen to you to ensure that our litigation strategy is consistent with and furthers your business objectives—whether that means structuring a global resolution or taking a case through trial and appeal. Our seasoned litigators understand that MDLs are often accompanied by parallel proceedings, including investigations and prosecutions by both state and federal agencies and industry regulators, and we are well-versed in coordinating strategies across multiple proceedings. Protecting your brand and reputation is an integral part of our proactive litigation strategies. With excellent working relationships with crisis management and public relations firms, we help ensure that your communications strategy syncs with your legal strategy and your broader business objectives.
Class action lawsuits pose enormous risk to a company’s reputation and bottom line—risks that are magnified in MDLs. Alston & Bird’s class action and MDL team has earned the trust of major corporations by recognizing the full scope of potential exposure, listening attentively to our clients’ objectives, executing proactive and innovative defense strategies, and protecting the integrity of our clients’ brands with a rapid and comprehensive response.