Class Action Litigation
Foster Pepper has extensive experience defending class actions and a distinguished record in litigating class actions to successful and expeditious resolutions. We know how to manage complex class actions, and we understand how to handle disputes in an efficient manner in order to keep litigation costs down.
We vigorously defend class action litigation at every stage of the proceedings. At the same time, we continually evaluate opportunities to resolve disputes early through motion practice and effective alternative dispute resolution. Our team has been successful in both defeating class certification motions and in using dismissal motions to terminate class actions prior to certification. In several cases, we have succeeded in convincing judges to dismiss lawsuits with finality at the pleading stage, without plaintiffs conducting any discovery — no depositions, no document productions and no interrogatories.
We bring considerable, focused resources to bear on our class action representations, including our extensive knowledge of the local courts and our ability to handle high-profile, media-sensitive matters. Recognizing the burdens that litigation can impose, we ensure that our litigation strategy is consistent with the overall business strategy and objectives of our clients. Our work includes the representation of a variety of clients, including retailers, manufacturers, distributors, telecommunications companies, biotechnology companies, software developers and manufacturers, franchises, banks, lenders, loan servicers, mortgage companies, real estate companies, health care providers and governmental entities.