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Class action lawsuits seek to exponentially aggregate claims and potential damages, magnifying the stakes of litigation. No matter the industry, subject or venue, Faegre Drinker’s deep bench of class action attorneys has been battle-tested and trusted in the toughest disputes, including the largest product recall in U.S. history and consumer fraud claims involving tens of millions of potential class members. Because of our track record, many of the world’s leading companies across a range of industries have trusted us as their national class action defense counsel.

For each client and case, our team crafts strategies specific to your goals. With that strategy in place, combined with our knowledge of each leading plaintiff firm’s strengths and tactics, we efficiently steer your case to your preferred objective, whether that is to achieve an early resolution on favorable terms or to vigorously defend your business. 

Class actions can present exceptional challenges, especially if the right strategic calls are not made in the earliest stages, but some threatened class actions can be resolved quickly through motion practice. We have won pleading-stage dismissals in countless class actions. If a case reaches discovery, we develop plans with our clients to effectively manage discovery to avoid unfair costs and burdens. At all stages, we work with our clients to best position the case to defeat certification or win summary judgment, where we have been successful in actions claiming breach of contract, product defects, consumer fraud and other statutory violations. 

Our class action teams have also handled interlocutory class action appeals before every U.S. court of appeals. We involve our appellate team early to make sure cases are positioned as strongly as possible if appeals are necessary.

While class action trials are rare, our trial teams have uncommon and valuable class action trial experience. 

Class actions can be prevented, too. We advise on risk-reducing consumer communications and regulatory compliance, and we help clients draft and defend state-of-the-art consumer arbitration agreements. It is never too early or too late to adopt creative strategies to reduce class action exposure. 

We also have represented numerous companies facing challenges to the enforcement of arbitration agreements and mass arbitration demands in circumstances where clients did not have or could not enforce provisions restricting mass filings and challenges to the enforcement of arbitration agreements. We have employed a variety of specially tailored strategies to manage each client’s mass arbitration problem. 

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