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Class Actions

We have defended hundreds of class actions on behalf of insurers, airlines, manufacturers, consumer products companies, consumer services companies, collegiate sports associations, financial services firms, and real estate developers, among others. We go where the trouble is for our clients, and have fought class actions in most states, and from coast to coast. Best Lawyers has ranked RSHC’s class action defense practice as both National Tier 1 and Chicago Tier 1.

Class actions present great challenges to our clients. Sometimes the potential financial exposure is bet-the-company scale. Sometimes the reputational stakes are of a brand-impact or crisis scale. We recognize the enormity of these issues and are there with our clients every step of the way.

What do we offer? We have extraordinarily accomplished class action practitioners, who have practiced in this space for decades and have watched class actions evolve from an infrequent litigation technique to a pervasive mechanism that has exponentially increased the stakes of disputes. Our partners have been part of that evolution, have stayed on top of those developments, and achieved superb procedural knowledge and tactical adeptness. We turn that knowledge to the advantage of our clients, and we win dismissals, defeat class certifications motions, and prevail on other key pre-trial issues that effectively defeat the matter.

We also offer extraordinary trial lawyers. While our class action practitioners aim to win early victories, we have exceptionally strong trial lawyers and prepare, from the beginning of every matter, to present the case to a jury. Our partners include eight former prosecutors, who collectively have tried more than 200 cases to verdict.

Our focus on being trial-ready pays off: as we master the facts of a case, we often discover serious flaws in the allegations that enable us to win an early resolution on the merits. When appropriate and desirable to our clients, we can also use our expertise to fashion creative settlements that advance their business interests.