PHILADELPHIA, January 2, 2014: Morgan Lewis is pleased to announce that its Class Action Practice has been selected as a Practice Group of the Year by legal news source Law360. Morgan Lewis is one of five law firms recognized for the significance, size and complexity of their class action matters in these rankings released on January 1, 2014. The ranking reflects the depth, experience, geographic footprint and practice-area diversity of Morgan Lewis’s Class Action Practice. This accolade comes on the heels of BTI Consulting Group’s 2014 Litigation Outlook, which ranked Morgan Lewis as one of four national “Powerhouse” firms for class actions and mass torts.
Morgan Lewis’s Class Action Practice represents companies facing threatened or existing class action litigation brought by plaintiffs across a variety of industries, particularly financial services, life sciences, healthcare, retail, technology, automotive, energy, and consumer products sectors. Morgan Lewis’s class action lawyers are highly sought after by a diverse array of companies defending those areas of law most susceptible to class actions, including consumer fraud and unfair business practices, wage & hour, employment discrimination, commercial, ERISA, securities, antitrust, privacy, product liability and toxic torts. Their cutting-edge understanding of these areas of the law, combined with an ability to draw upon substantive knowledge and regulatory expertise across the firm, has been essential to their capacity to successfully represent and secure groundbreaking results for clients and to reshape class action law and procedure.
The editors of Law360 reviewed roughly 675 entries that were submitted by 130 law firms for this contest across 27 categories of legal practice. Winners of the class action category were selected based on their litigation wins between Nov. 1, 2012 and Nov. 1, 2013.