Reed Smith has one of the strongest and most experienced teams of class action defense lawyers in the United States. We have a deep and diverse team of trial and appellate lawyers who have built a successful track record that places us among the preeminent class action defense practices.
Class actions are the favored vehicle of the plaintiffs’ bar to aggressively attack business products, services and practices on a statewide or national scale. In today’s interconnected and global marketplace, the litigation risks that class actions, federal multidistrict litigations and state coordinated proceedings present can seriously impact a company’s brand and commercial objectives. Heightened government, media, shareholder, employee and consumer scrutiny can create an atmosphere that causes the direct and indirect costs of such litigation to potentially be magnified.
We regularly represent leading companies of all sizes in the defense of such litigation, and in connection with the development and execution of litigation and strategic resolution options in some of their largest, most complex class action cases.