Bradley’s Class Action Litigation team aggressively and efficiently deals with the unique threats faced by clients in class actions and other complex litigation. Our goal is to find and exploit every opportunity to win a case early, because we know that the costs of winning it late are far greater, both in terms of dollars and in terms of invasive and disruptive discovery.
Bradley attorneys serve as national and regional counsel to multinational and regional companies in numerous federal and state class actions, cost-effectively scaling and strategically deploying resources and personnel to ensure an outcome that meets or exceeds the client’s expectations. Our lawyers have successfully obtained early dismissals, summary judgments, and denials of class certification for hundreds of clients in a variety of industries, including travel services, mortgage servicers, financial institutions, pharmaceutical companies, retailing, manufacturing, and more. We are also nationally known for finding creative ways to utilize class action settlements to efficiently solve the underlying problems that gave rise to the litigation in the first place, problems that the client needs to solve in “one fell swoop.”
Our office footprint is designed to maintain a much lower overhead than other national defense firms. But our reach is hardly limited to our footprint. Our Class Action Litigation team has defended class actions, mass actions, and multijurisdictional litigation from California to New York to Florida, and most everywhere in between. We do so not just occasionally, but regularly. We have handled the full range of claims commonly asserted on a class basis in the most notorious class action venues, including:
High-stakes, high-profile class actions and other complex lawsuits can also trigger concurrent or follow-on lawsuits, second-tier private litigation, and even enforcement activity by federal and state regulators. We know how to minimize those risks. But if risks do materialize, Bradley’s deep bench of Class Action Litigation attorneys can coordinate a complete defense that draws upon the firm’s vast resources in litigation, internal investigations, corporate compliance, governmental affairs, and government enforcement.
We also take the long view for clients and go beyond merely shutting down a singular threat posed by a particular type of case. We have become leading advocates in the defense bar’s efforts to change the laws governing class certification and no-injury class actions. Our lawyers have presented their clients’ interests to the U.S. Supreme Court, both directly and in numerous amicus briefs on issues important to class action defendants; have testified before Congress on class action reform; and have testified before Advisory Committees to urge much-needed changes to Federal Rule 23, such as an appeal as of right from class certification. Our attorneys are active in the class action reform efforts of DRI, The Voice of the Defense Bar™, and in the ABA, IADC, and numerous other leading education and advocacy groups important to the defense bar.