Class Actions

Morgan Lewis is a leader in defending class actions in federal and state courts throughout the United States. We have the experience, geographic footprint, and substantive and industry know-how to protect our clients in high-stakes class action litigation. Leveraging our litigators’ command of all areas susceptible to class actions—antitrust, consumer, employment, Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), privacy/data breach, product liability, toxic torts, and securities—we have secured groundbreaking results while reshaping class action procedure. Our class action team has experience across all industries, including life sciences, financial services, healthcare, retail, technology, automotive, energy, and consumer products, and often handles bet-the-company cases.

Our team was recognized as one of three class action “Powerhouses” by BTI Consulting Group in its Litigation Outlook Report 2015. This recent listing follows recognition as a “Class Action Practice Group of the Year” in the United States by Law360 (2013–2015), among other accolades.

Class action litigation often accompanies government investigations and other litigation. In those instances, we often work with other Morgan Lewis team members to provide a single solution for a client facing a multifaceted challenge. In other instances, we will work in virtual law firms to coordinate with other counsel serving our clients. In either situation, we recognize that multidimensional litigation can present a serious threat to our clients’ relationships with key stakeholders, including customers, shareholders, employees, and regulators. We strive to keep our clients’ business objectives at the forefront, and we recognize that our goal is not only to achieve a successful outcome in the courtroom, but to do so in a way that advances our clients’ business objectives.