Class Action

Description

EXPERIENCE

Our class action lawyers are veterans. We have decades of experience handling numerous types of federal and state law class and collective actions, such as those arising under Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, and the Fair Labor Standards Act. We have handled a broad range of cases—from large, nationwide classes to smaller, more modest actions.

COAST TO COAST COVERAGE

Because our Class Action Practice Group members practice in offices around the country, we can promptly marshal the resources needed to handle fact investigations, declarations, discovery, and court hearings in nationwide or company-wide actions, as well as in local cases. In short, our coverage is vast. That said, we also have local experience with judges, juries, and plaintiffs’ counsel in a multitude of jurisdictions. In addition, we have the bench strength to assist our clients in an efficient and effective manner. Finally, we have the experience and resources to manage e-discovery.

A UNIQUE APPROACH TO CLIENTS' BUSINESS MATTERS

We do not have a one-size-fits-all approach to class or collective actions. Instead, we appreciate that complex litigation requires creativity and outside-the-box thinking on every front and that no two cases can or should be litigated in the same way. So we stand ready to modulate our style to fit our clients’ business interests, the needs of the particular case, the forum and the judges, opposing counsel, and any other relevant factors.

We view each case as a business problem that our clients have and need to resolve. In sum, we want to litigate our client’s case in a way that makes the most sense to the client and that furthers its business priorities. To that end, we provide sophisticated legal and practical advice so that the case can be resolved and the client can get back to business.

RELATING TO CLIENTS' CASE NEEDS

We understand that class and collective actions are typically high-profile, sensitive matters that have potentially significant financial consequences. Many of our lawyers have formerly served as in-house counsel and understand the special demands and pressures associated with these cases, as well as the focus that high-level leaders within the client organization will give to these matters. Our goal is to zealously protect our clients at every turn.

COMMUNICATION

We seek and value our clients’ input at every step of the case. We strive to prepare our clients in advance for the issues and contingencies in class and collective action litigation—both from a budgeting and expectation-setting perspective. We understand clients count on, and expect, timely and accurate communication throughout the course of a matter.

UNDERSTANDING CLIENTS' BUSINESSES

We get to know and understand the nuances of our clients’ businesses. We have represented employers in class and collection actions in a wide variety of industries and sectors, including:

  • Manufacturing (e.g., chemical, electronics, food and beverage, tire)

  • Telecommunications (e.g., wireless, satellite TV, cable)

  • Hospitality (e.g., restaurant, hotel, country club)

  • Transportation (e.g., trucking, freight, air, cruise, package delivery)

  • Financial services (e.g., banking, consumer finance, insurance)

  • Retail (e.g., clothing, convenience store, drug store/pharmacy,department store, grocery)

  • Construction

  • Government entities (e.g., county, transit authority, municipality)

  • Health services (e.g., hospital, assisted living, health care products)

  • Petro-chemical (e.g., production, refining)

  • Miscellaneous services (e.g., funeral homes, landscaping, security, engineering, education, workforce consulting)


VALUE

Our firm has been a leader in offering value-based billing for clients. We work closely with our clients to develop fee arrangements that are tailored to their needs and interests. We are happy to discuss the nature of any, or all, alternative fee agreements that are of interest to our clients.

Attorneys

Name Offices Contact Practice Groups
Paul Lancaster Adams
Shareholder
Philadelphia p: 215-995-2810
f: 215-995-2801
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Margaret Carroll Alli
Shareholder
Detroit Metro p: 248-723-6170
f: 248-593-2603
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Michelle R. Arendt
Shareholder
Cleveland p: 216-274-6914
f: 216-357-4733
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Charles B. Baldwin
Shareholder
Indianapolis p: 317-916-2140
f: 317-916-9076
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Tracey T. Barbaree
Shareholder
Atlanta p: 404-870-1719
f: 404-870-1732
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Thomas H. Barnard
Shareholder
Cleveland p: 216-357-4731
f: 216-357-4733
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James M. Barrett
Shareholder
Portland p: 503-552-2145
f: 503-224-4518
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Robert E. Bettac
Shareholder
San Antonio p: 210-354-1300
f: 210-277-2702
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Alexandra A. Bodnar
Shareholder
Los Angeles p: 213-438-5845
f: 213-239-9045
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Cynthia A. Bremer
Shareholder
Minneapolis p: 612-336-6868
f: 612-339-0061
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John B. Brown
Shareholder
Dallas p: 214-624-1153
f: 214-987-3927
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Michael R. Buchanan
Shareholder
Dallas p: 214-624-1146
f: 214-987-3927
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Stacy M. Bunck
Shareholder
Kansas City p: 816-410-2229
f: 816-471-1303
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Margaret H. Campbell
Shareholder
Atlanta p: 404-870-1706
f: 404-870-1732
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John Richard Carrigan
Shareholder
Birmingham p: 205-714-4406
f: 205-328-6000
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Ron Chapman, Jr.
Shareholder
Dallas p: 214-369-9216
f: 214-987-3927
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Gregory C. Cheng
Shareholder
San Francisco p: 415-536-3406
f: 415-442-4870
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A. Craig Cleland
Shareholder
Atlanta p: 404-870-1718
f: 404-870-1732
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Aaron H. Cole
Associate
Los Angeles p: 213-438-5846
f: 213-239-9045
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Michael H. Cramer
Shareholder
Chicago p: 312-558-1240
f: 312-807-3619
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Amanda Bolliger Crespo
Associate
Portland p: 503-552-2155
f: 503-224-4518
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Patrick M. Curran, Jr.
Shareholder
Boston p: 617-994-5728
f: 617-994-5701
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Justin M. Dean
Shareholder
Kansas City p: 816-410-2244
f: 816-471-1303
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Christopher W. Deering
Shareholder
Birmingham p: 205-714-4431
f: 205-328-6000
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David M. DeMaio
Shareholder
Miami p: 305-455-3700
f: 305-374-0456
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April Trimble Dugan
Associate
Pittsburgh p: 412-394-3334
f: 412-232-1799
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Allison C. Eckstrom
Of Counsel
Orange County p: 714-800-7911
f: 714-754-1298
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Herbert C. Ehrhardt
Shareholder
Jackson p: 601-898-5478
f: 601-360-0995
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Elizabeth A. Falcone
Shareholder
Portland p: 503-552-2166
f: 503-224-4518
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Douglas J. Farmer
Shareholder
San Francisco p: 415-442-4869
f: 415-442-4870
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Keith D. Frazier
Shareholder
Nashville p: 615-687-2231
f: 615-254-1908
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Traer C. Galyean
Staff Attorney
Kansas City p: 816-410-1798
f: 816-471-1303
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L. Gray Geddie, Jr.
Shareholder
Greenville p: 864-271-1300
f: 864-235-8806
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James F. Glunt
Shareholder
Pittsburgh p: 412-394-3339
f: 412-232-1799
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Jim Goh
Shareholder
Denver p: 303-764-6815
f: 303-831-9246
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Angela D. Green
Shareholder
Dallas p: 214-624-1151
f: 214-987-3927
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Beth A. Gunn
Shareholder
Los Angeles p: 213-438-1288
f: 213-239-9045
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Carolyn B. Hall
Of Counsel
San Francisco p: 415-536-3458
f: 415-442-4870
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Christopher P. Hammon
Shareholder
Miami p: 305-455-3711
f: 305-374-0456
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Margaret Santen Hanrahan
Shareholder
Atlanta p: 404-870-1743
f: 404-870-1732
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Jonathan O. Harris
Shareholder
Nashville p: 615-687-2215
f: 615-254-1908
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Rodney A. Harrison
Shareholder
St. Louis p: 314-802-3949
f: 314-802-3936
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Thomas L. Henderson
Shareholder
Memphis p: 901-766-4317
f: 901-767-7411
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Kevin P. Hishta
Shareholder
Atlanta p: 404-870-1733
f: 404-870-1732
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Patrick F. Hulla
Shareholder
Kansas City p: 816-410-2226
f: 816-471-1303
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Christopher E. Humber
Shareholder
Washington p: 202-263-0260
f: 202-887-0866
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Robert L. Ivey
Of Counsel
Houston p: 713-655-5755
f: 713-655-0020
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Matthew K. Johnson
Shareholder
Greenville p: 864-271-1300
f: 864-235-8806
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Robert A. Jones
Shareholder
San Francisco p: 415-536-3425
f: 415-442-4870
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Brendan Y. Joy
Associate
Los Angeles p: 213-438-1292
f: 213-239-9045
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Todd J. Kaiser
Shareholder
Indianapolis p: 317-916-2155
f: 317-916-9076
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Christian J. Keeney
Associate
Orange County p: 714-800-7900
f: 714-754-1298
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Peyton Lacy, Jr.
Of Counsel
Birmingham p: 205-714-4436
f: 205-328-6000
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Anne E. Larson
Shareholder
Chicago p: 312-558-1253
f: 312-807-3619
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Michelle J. LeBeau
Shareholder
Detroit Metro p: 248-723-6125
f: 248-593-2603
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Gregg M. Lemley
Shareholder
St. Louis p: 314-802-3941
f: 314-802-3936
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Leah C. Lively
Shareholder
Portland p: 503-552-2142
f: 503-224-4518
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Jeffrey C. Londa
Shareholder
Houston p: 713-655-5750
f: 713-655-0020
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Sharon P. Margello
Shareholder
Morristown p: 973-656-1600
f: 973-656-1611
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Patrick R. Martin
Shareholder
Minneapolis p: 612-339-1818
f: 612-339-0061
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Charles E. McDonald, III
Shareholder
Greenville p: 864-271-1300
f: 864-235-8806
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Bryant S. McFall
Shareholder
Dallas p: 214-987-3504
f: 214-987-3927
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Beth A. Moeller
Shareholder
Atlanta p: 404-870-1724
f: 404-870-1732
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Kelly A. Moffitt
Of Counsel
Minneapolis p: 612-336-6871
f: 612-339-0061
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Christopher E. Moore
Shareholder
p: 504-648-2604
f: 504-648-3859
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Steven W. Moore
Shareholder
Denver p: 303-764-6801
f: 303-831-9246
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Evan R. Moses
Shareholder
Los Angeles p: 213-438-5851
f: 213-239-9045
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Stacy D. Mueller
Shareholder
Denver p: 303-764-6804
f: 303-831-9246
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Christopher C. Murray
Shareholder
Indianapolis p: 317-916-2522
f: 317-916-9076
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Rafael G. Nendel-Flores
Shareholder
Orange County p: 714-800-7981
f: 714-754-1298
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Robert R. Niccolini
Shareholder
Washington p: 202-263-0241
f: 202-887-0866
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Chris R. Pace
Shareholder
Kansas City p: 816-410-2232
f: 816-471-1303
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Angela Pak
Associate
Orange County p: 714-800-7908
f: 714-754-1298
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Timothy A. Palmer
Shareholder
p: 615-254-1900
f: 615-254-1908
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Danuta Bembenista Panich
Shareholder
p: 317-916-2168
f: 317-916-9076
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Dorothy D. Parson
Associate
Indianapolis p: 317-916-2160
f: 317-916-9076
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M. Katherine Paulus
Associate
Kansas City p: 816-410-2247
f: 816-471-1303
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Steven F. Pockrass
Shareholder
Indianapolis p: 317-916-2172
f: 317-916-9076
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Michael D. Ray
Shareholder
Chicago p: 312-558-1256
f: 312-807-3619
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Kevin D. Reese
Shareholder
San Francisco p: 415-536-3407
f: 415-442-4870
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Diane M. Saunders
Shareholder
Boston p: 617-994-5704
f: 617-994-5701
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David L. Schenberg
Shareholder
St. Louis p: 314-802-3956
f: 314-802-3936
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Tobias E. Schlueter
Shareholder
Chicago p: 312-558-1225
f: 312-807-3619
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Justin M. Scott
Associate
San Francisco p: 415-442-4810
f: 415-442-4870
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Michael J. Sexton
Shareholder
Orange County p: 714-800-7900
f: 714-754-1298
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Spencer C. Skeen
Office Managing Shareholder
San Diego p: 858-652-3100
f: 858-652-3101
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Charles T. Speth II
Shareholder
Columbia p: 803-252-1300
f: 803-254-6517
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Eric A. Todd
Office Managing Shareholder
St. Louis p: 314-802-3944
f: 314-802-3936
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Michael R. Tricarico
Of Counsel
p: 305-455-3702
f: 305-374-0456
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Daniel E. Turner
Shareholder
Atlanta p: 404-870-1712
f: 404-870-1732
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Vince M. Verde
Shareholder
Orange County p: 714-800-7905
f: 714-754-1298
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Ryan T. Warden
Associate
Morristown p: 973-656-1600
f: 973-656-1611
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Lauren H. Zeldin
Shareholder
Atlanta p: 404-870-1796
f: 404-870-1732
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