Class litigation can be one of the toughest challenges a business can face. Companies targeted with an actual or threatened class action lawsuit need a law firm with experience defending class and other complex multi-party litigation. Buchalter’s attorneys have successfully defended class actions spanning a broad spectrum of subject matters, including unfair competition, false advertising, consumer protection, labor and employment, product liability, and various statutory schemes such as the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Our class action experience covers a wide range of industries, including banking and financial services, manufacturing, technology, telecommunications, entertainment, retail, hospitality, food, and apparel. We have decades of experience handling numerous types of class actions, collective actions, and multi-district litigation in state and federal courts.
While there is no single approach to a class case, our goal is always to dispose of the case as quickly, efficiently, and cost-effectively as possible. To that end, we provide each of our clients with an early case assessment identifying the risks and benefits associated with potential defense approaches. We work closely with our clients to develop and implement customized strategies that not only account for the factual and legal nuances of a particular case, but also account for each of our client’s unique business objectives and budget. We have a long and successful track record defeating class cases at the pleading stage or through denial of class certification. For those cases that proceed beyond class certification, our comprehensive client-centered approach has led to exceptional results, either at summary judgment, trial, or through settlement.
With a keen understanding that our clients view a successful defense as more than just achieving excellent legal results, we pay careful attention to our client’s financial goals. We understand that cost is a significant consideration for any business facing a class action or multi-party litigation. With that in mind, we keep litigation costs in check through our competitive rates, no-nonsense litigation strategy, and appropriate staffing.