We help clients successfully defend lawsuits alleging a broad range of consumer fraud and other common law or statutory claims in many industries, including lending and consumer credit, telecommunications, leasing, insurance, health care, energy, educational services, and retail.
Katten's Class Action and Multidistrict Litigation team combines extensive experience, talent and creativity to achieve success in all phases of consumer class action defense, including motions to dismiss, motions to enforce arbitration clauses, oppositions to class certification, motions to decertify, motions for summary judgment, trials and appeals. Our litigators have defended consumer class action lawsuits at all levels of state and federal courts, including the appellate courts, and are skilled at obtaining early case resolution.
We routinely draw on the knowledge and experience of practitioners in the firm's other practice areas to formulate comprehensive defense strategies that meet our clients' legal needs and minimize the impact of litigation on their business operations. Our national presence enables us to provide a cost-effective defense wherever our clients may be sued, including when multiple class actions are filed against a single client in different jurisdictions.
In addition to defending class action claims, we counsel our clients on how to avoid becoming a target of the plaintiffs' bar. Our team tracks new class formations and class action filings nationally, monitoring developments and evaluating trends that may impact our clients. We also provide skillful representation in regulatory inquiries associated with or resulting from the filing of major class action cases.
Katten offers clients a candid assessment of their prospects for success and the potential for liability in any class action lawsuit, along with practical, business-oriented advice on how to avoid or mitigate risk and cost.