Dylan Black focuses his practice on complex civil litigation in state and federal courts, with particular emphasis on class actions, state and federal securities fraud cases, professional liability matters, and insurance coverage litigation. Dylan’s recent class action experience includes the successful defense of clients facing putative nationwide classes in cases alleging violations of consumer protection statutes such as the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act.  In addition, he regularly represents clients in other types of class action cases, including actions brought by shareholders, receivers, and bankruptcy trustees.

Dylan’s professional liability experience includes the defense of public accounting firms, outside directors, audit committee members, and lawyers. He currently co-chairs the Professional Liability Litigation Committee in the ABA’s Section of Litigation, and he is the co-editor of The Law of Lawyers’ Liability, a treatise on legal malpractice law in the 50 states. Dylan also co-authored the Alabama chapter of a forthcoming 50-state treatise on accounting malpractice law.

Dylan represents insureds in coverage disputes in a variety of contexts, including coverage for personal injury, professional liability, and commercial general liability claims. He recently represented an automobile manufacturer in a months-long trial in Thailand in a case involving a contingent business interruption loss. 

Dylan chairs Bradley’s Pro Bono Committee and has represented clients in death penalty cases and other appointed matters under the Criminal Justice Act.

Notable Matters
  • Successfully defended a financial institution in a putative nationwide class action alleging violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
  • Successfully defended securities fraud claims against an underwriter of mortgage-backed securities.
  • Successfully defended a publicly traded convenience store/gas station chain against efforts to certify a nationwide plaintiff class in a case alleging violations of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act.
  • Successfully defended a publicly traded waste disposal services company in a putative statewide class action alleging that certain fees charged to the company’s clients were excessive and unlawful.
  • Successfully defended a Big Four accounting firm against allegations of professional negligence and breach of contract in performing its audits of a publicly traded insurance holding company.