Taft has earned a considerable national and international reputation for excellence in complex litigation matters throughout state and federal courts and in administrative proceedings. Consequently, in times of crisis, our clients turn to us to deliver our depth of experience in class action litigation and complex multi-party litigation.READ MORE
We have defended and prosecuted class action and multi-party cases involving a wide variety of legal issues and parties, including:
- Product liability claims
- Consumer claims
- Securities matters
- Labor matters
- Antitrust cases
- Professional sports cases
- Insurance claims
- Environmental matters
Leadership Every Step of the Way
We take the lead for clients, whether multi-national corporations, private companies, governmental entities or individuals, and guide them through each phase of the state, federal and multidistrict litigation (“MDL”) class action process. We find that in the class action arena, the incidences of actual trials to verdict on the merits of a lawsuit are rare. More typically, the outcome of the litigation is determined early on in preliminary issues, including dismissal of the complaint or defeating class certification.
Taft litigators defend class actions filed by groups of our clients’ own customers or consumers. We have extensive experience defending all varieties of class action lawsuits, including securities, for prominent retailers, automotive and consumer goods manufacturers, and banks and financial institutions. Historically, we’ve been successful for our clients in getting dismissals before arriving at the class certification stage and in defeating class certification.
At a very sophisticated level, we defend public corporations and their officers and directors in securities class action litigation, shareholder derivative actions and ERISA actions in state and federal courts. Taft also regularly represents corporations, boards and board committees and individuals, in SEC and self-regulatory organization enforcement matters.
With a focus on cost-effective, efficient and innovative methods, we seek successful resolution both in and out of court. We have acquired extensive experience in all aspects of class-certification proceedings (successfully defeating and obtaining certification) by:
- Selecting, defending and challenging related technical and scientific experts
- Managing massive document reviews and production challenges
- Navigating complex multi-district or multi-state proceedings
- Negotiating with political, governmental and regulatory entities
- Addressing related criminal investigations
- Exploring alternative dispute mechanisms (such as ADR, mediation, consent orders and settlements)
We manage not only the traditional investigative, discovery, pre-trial, trial and appellate work in these cases, but also the development of overall case- and issue-management strategy based on the business goals or needs of our clients. Through this interaction, we have developed collaborative working relationships with some of the country’s leading experts, consultants, advisors and researchers in the field.
Our attorneys have earned a national and international reputation for pre-eminence and achievements in both the defense and prosecution of these cases, as evidenced by multiple recognitions awarded by prestigious legal forums such as Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers and Benchmark Litigation.
The cumulative force of Taft’s unique blend of premier legal knowledge, depth of litigation skill and experience, professional relationships and attention to client goals enables us to deliver unparalleled class action and multi-party litigation services that are individually tailored to each client’s particular needs.
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