We have substantial experience defending clients in cases presenting significant First Amendment and Federal Preemption issues. Additionally, we help clients defend their product brands and markets by challenging the unlawful products and deceptive marketing products of their competitors, including both domestic and international competitors.
We defend class actions across the United States, including plaintiff-friendly jurisdictions in California, Florida and Illinois. Our team is experienced in handling multiple related class actions in federal and state court, including working efficiently with co-counsel to defend claims against multiple defendants where mutual interests have been identified.
Our litigators have tried significant and challenging cases in federal and state courts, arbitration tribunals and administrative bodies around the country. It is our strongly held view that to obtain the best results in a litigation at the lowest possible cost and with efficient use of resources, the strategy and the key tasks need to be handled by experienced trial lawyers who can develop a compelling narrative around the client’s position. Too many firms leave depositions, brief writing, discovery and even strategy to litigators who are not trial tested. As a result, there is often wasted discovery with costly wheel spinning and lost opportunities to develop the key evidence that will have a powerful effect in promoting a resolution or winning a trial. Our litigation partners lead cases with hands-on involvement and in the process train associates to properly develop the best evidence to promote settlements or win trials.
As with all litigation, we focus on early case assessment and the identification of strategies that will best advance our client’s interests. These include evaluation of the options for moving for dismissal or removal, as well as making overtures for mediation or settlement, if necessary. Although trials in class actions are quite rare, our approach to staffing cases ensures that an experienced trial lawyer is planning for that possibility.