A lawsuit not only challenges your bottom line but also threatens your brand and reputation. High-stakes disputes can also result in considerable disruption to your business, drawing focus away from day-to-day operations, reducing productivity, and impacting employee morale.
Whether a lawsuit is filed by a customer, competitor, or regulator, our team is prepared to deliver the best results possible. We listen to our clients to understand their objectives for both the matter at hand and broader interests of their business. We assess the risks involved and then develop a tailored strategy designed to meet those objectives. We are mindful of the high costs of litigation and strive for quick and cost-effective results including early settlement, dismissal, or prevailing on summary judgment. But we also stand ready to go to trial if necessary to meet our client’s goals, where we are equally committed to achieving success.
Our team is comprised of seasoned litigators and former consumer protection regulators who have the experience and skills needed to move quickly, decisively, and effectively. They bring:
- Comprehensive knowledge of the laws, procedures, and potential pitfalls that can be issues in litigation.
- Long-established relationships with state and federal regulators and unique insight into their decision-making process and priorities.
- Courtroom skills honed by previous experience prosecuting on behalf of state AG offices, as well as extensive experience with complex business litigation and government agency defense across the nation.
- A deep understanding of our clients’ businesses and industries.
- Client representation that at all times values professionalism, integrity, and efficiency.
Whether you seek early resolution or require a comprehensive defense through trial, we can provide effective representation to achieve your goals. Our litigation and government enforcement defense includes:
Class Action Defense
Fueled by an increasingly aggressive plaintiffs’ bar and newly-introduced statutes offering private remedies, the words “class action” can strike fear into the heart of every business.
With decades of experience defending state and federal class actions, we are as strong outside the courtroom as we are in it. Our litigation team has an established track record of resolving class action matters in pre-litigation through defeating class certification, securing early dismissal, or negotiating a favorable settlement. If litigation does become your best option, we have the skills, creativity, and tenacity needed to achieve optimal outcomes.
Regulatory Enforcement & Investigations
Government enforcement actions bring their own set of challenges and financial threat. The mere announcement of a launched investigation can invite media attention, damage your business’s reputation, and disrupt your operations.
With a team that includes former regulators and government prosecutors once charged with creating and enforcing these laws, we know this space inside and out. We bring unique insight to our strategy and litigation approach, and have successfully defended state and federal enforcement actions brought by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and state attorneys general, including multistate actions brought by all 50 state attorneys general.
With its complex set of rules and interpretations, the TCPA is a perennial favorite of aggressive plaintiffs’ attorneys seeking lucrative awards. The recent growth of state mini-TCPA laws has introduced a new source of class action claims and regulatory enforcement actions.
A cornerstone of our litigation strength, our team has a proven track record in TCPA defense, as well as with claims related to the TSR, state telemarketing laws, and privacy and data security. We have obtained excellent results for clients, protecting them against potential judgments of hundreds of millions of dollars, achieving investigation closures with no action, and securing case dismissals.
Labor & Employment
The devil is in the details in employment litigation, which is nuanced and subject to the unique circumstances of the individual organization and parties involved. The outcomes of these disputes can have enormous impact on your organization’s culture, employee morale, and brand reputation.
From small businesses to Fortune 500 companies, we have represented employers across a wide range of labor and employment matters including breach of contract, discrimination, wage and hour, retaliation claims, contract disputes and many other claims. We have advocated for businesses in individual and class action litigation, as well as arbitration and mediation.
Unfair or Deceptive Acts and Practices
Sometimes the line between creative advertising and deceptive advertising is thinner than it appears. You can bet that class action attorneys, competitors, and regulators are closely watching your marketing initiatives for a potential misstep. Our team has successfully defended claims alleging unfair or deceptive acts or practices across wide-ranging industries. We understand the intricacies of states’ varying statutory mandates and offer candid risk assessments as well as all potential defenses.
Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)
Once the domain of credit reporting agencies, businesses including credit card issuers, consumer banks, retailers, debt buyers, and others are now finding themselves targeted by claims of FCRA violations. We understand the unique aspects of this highly technical statute and provide defense of both individual and class action lawsuits.
Complex Civil Litigation
It’s not always possible to achieve early resolution to a lawsuit due to the complexities of the businesses or relationships involved. We have successfully litigated complex business and contractual disputes across a wide range of matters, organizations, and industries.