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 represents clients in class action cases alleging violations of various federal statutes, as well as state-law causes of action, including actions brought by shareholders, receivers, and bankruptcy trustees. His experience in professional liability litigation includes the defense of public accounting firms, outside directors, audit committee members, and lawyers. He also represents insureds in coverage disputes in a variety of contexts, including coverage for personal injury, professional liability, and commercial general liability claims. In addition, Dylan represented Jefferson County, Alabama, in various litigation matters with its creditors before and during the county’s Chapter 9 bankruptcy case.

Dylan’s experience includes a variety of high-stakes class actions and other complex litigation matters. Some highlights of his recent experience in these matters include:

  • Currently representing a financial institution in a putative nationwide class action alleging violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA)

  • Currently representing an automobile manufacturer in a case involving a contingent business interruption loss in Thailand

  • Successfully defended securities fraud claims against an underwriter of mortgage-backed securities

  • Successfully defended a movie-theater chain against efforts to certify a nationwide plaintiff class in a case alleging violations of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA)

  • Defended a publicly traded convenience store/gas station chain against allegations of FACTA violations in a putative class action

  • Successfully defended a 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