Collective redress litigation is a rising threat across the nation, and these highly risky cases require a dedicated legal team with extensive knowledge and experience in defeating them.
Hall Booth Smith’s Batch Claims & Class Action Task Force brings a sophisticated strategy and “down in the trenches” mindset to defending companies of all sizes and across all industries against these potentially damaging lawsuits.
Our team has both the subject matter expertise and the extensive first chair trial experience to map out a strategic approach from the very beginning when class certification is sought. We build an informed, authoritative, compelling and credible defense in the courtroom as we pursue a favorable outcome.
Because every batch claim and class action is different, it is vital to understand the jurisdictional nuance and precedent cases that create overwhelming opportunities for litigants to become subject to unfavorable law. At Hall Booth Smith, we combat this hurdle with our multi-jurisdictional reach, deep local knowledge and experience in complex high-stakes litigation.
Our Batch Claims & Class Action Task Force draws strength from well-developed and aggressive defense strategies that are tailored to each case’s unique circumstances. We act early and diligently to prevent class certification in motion practice and oral argument, and defeat claims at an early stage through motions to dismiss.
We craft narrow and cost-effective focuses for discovery, and work with clients to draft economical settlements when necessary or desired to align with broader business objectives. When the circumstances are warranted, we rigorously prepare and present the most persuasive defense at trial in an effort to defeat the case.
We also consult with our clients to proactively identify and mitigate potential class action risks before lawsuits occur, including drafting enforceable arbitration or class action waiver provisions. Clients often call on our attorneys to advise them on developments or changes in their business and legal landscape to prevent litigation in the first place.
Our Batch Claims & Class Action Task Force includes:
- Leadership – John E. Hall, Jr. and R. David Ware
- Walter J. Bibbins, Jr.
- Don Brown
- Jacquelyn Smith Clarke
- Ryan M. Donihue
- Drew Graham
- Leslie Hartnett
- Jo A. Jagor
- Cameron Mobley
- Kathleen Wilkinson
- John G. Winkenwerder, Jr.
- Tyler Pritchard
- Teresa Pike Tomlinson
- Kirk A. Carter
- Adam Prom
- Brooke Taylor
- Buckley “Buck” Cole