In class actions, mass torts, and complex litigation, it is crucial for attorneys and clients to develop a cost-effective strategy for identifying the key issues and presenting arguments in a simple, persuasive way.
It is vital to avoid getting bogged down in details that will not affect the outcome of a case.
We work with our clients’ legal, technical and leadership teams to develop those focused strategies and arguments on the key legal and fact issues rather than advancing scattershot arguments that many law firms make in high-stakes cases. In our early case assessment, we prioritize identifying our client’s key objectives and matching the case strategy to maximize achieving those goals, always creatively looking for a value-driven successful approach. We also coordinate early on with our client’s communication teams to assure that public relations are not unnecessarily compromised in the litigation process.
Our experience in class actions and mass torts involves a wide variety of legal claims and theories. We have defended claims involving, among other things, alleged violations of the securities laws, antitrust laws, ERISA, laws relating to labeling and advertising, product liability laws, and doctrines of public nuisance. Our experience also includes defending large numbers of claims arising from a food recall, and the trial and successful appeal of a nationwide class action involving the Packers and Stockyards Act.
Lauren R. Goodman
Chair, Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Creditor Rights' GroupPhone (402) firstname.lastname@example.org
Brian T. McKernan
Co-Chair, Litigation and Dispute Resolution GroupPhone (402) email@example.com