We have deep bench of attorneys with decades of experience in important class actions across the nation. The breadth of our group includes more than 50 attorneys experienced in high stakes class actions. The types of matters we are retained on are wide-ranging, including banking, energy, mobile phones, industrial waste, insurance, online advertising, electronic communications practices and countless more. Our substantive reach includes almost all areas of the law, including multistate state and federal antitrust MDLs, multistate insurance practices, trademark, federal and state law privacy actions, state and federal securities claims, ERISA, healthcare, employment, transportation and numerous others.
Our class action experience has taken us to represent clients in most states, including Arkansas, California, Florida, Illinois, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, and of course, Texas. We also have recent experience in representing significant clients as major opt outs in some of the nation’s largest antitrust class settlements as well.
We strive to make smart and practical decisions about our approach to class. We begin with assessing the factual and legal issues, the venue, opposing counsel, the substantive and procedural law at both the trial and appellate levels and other important factors. Early on, we map out the key strategic and tactical decisions to be made to posture the case for a favorable class result. In almost every call we make, less is often so much more in the handling of class. Our goal is to execute a thoughtful plan to ensure the best chances for a win. And, we do so in an efficient manner that keeps clients satisfied.
- In re Western States Wholesale Natural Gas Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 1566, United States District Court for the District of Nevada — Representation of major energy company in multiple defendant, interstate MDL antitrust class action, now pending.
- Crew Group Inc. v. Visa Inc., (E.D. N.Y. 2015) — Successful representation of J. Crew as opt out in resettlement of largest antitrust class action.
- Google Inc. v. Visa Inc., (E.D. N.Y. 2015) — Successful representation of Google as opt out in settlement of largest antitrust class action.
- Wooten v. Safeco Insurance Company, 15 AC-CC225 (Cir. Ct. Missouri 2015) — Obtained order of dismissal of putative class action involving labor depreciation.
- Hawkins v. JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., 13-50086, 2015 WL 3505353, 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 9442 (5th Cir. Tex. June 4, 2015) (unpublished) – Affirming dismissal of putative class action involving home equity loans and obtaining dismissed on remand.
- In re Payment Card Interchange Fee and Merchant Discount Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 14-1720 (E.D.N.Y. 2014) — Secured settlement for substantial opt out clients of largest antitrust class action.
- Lowe v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Company (W.D. Ark. 2014) – Obtained order of dismissal of putative class action involving labor depreciation.
- Stewart Title Guar. Co. v. Mims, 405 S.W.3d 319 (Tex. App. – Dallas 2014, no pet.) — Reversing class certification order in case involving premium rates charged for title insurance policies.
- FPX, LLC v. Google Inc., 276 F.R.D. 543 (E.D. Tex. 2011) — Obtained an order for Google denying nationwide class certification involving trademark claims concerning Adwords program and subsequent dismissal with prejudice
- Keith Dunbar v. Google Inc., (E.D. Tex 2010). — Obtained an order for Google denying class certification involving Gmail concerning claims for alleged state and federal privacy violations.
- Mims v. Stewart Title Guar. Co., 590 F.3d 298 (5th Cir. 2009) — Reversing class certification order in case involving alleged overcharging of premiums in violation of Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act.
- Lee v. American Airlines, Inc., 355 F.3d 386 (5th Cir. 2004) — Affirmed dismissal of claim for loss of convenience in Warsaw Convention putative class action.