K&L Gates’ class action defense lawyers have represented Fortune 500 companies, financial institutions, mortgage lenders, investment companies, broker-dealers, public companies, nonprofits, municipalities, limited partnerships, and law firms, as well as their owners, officers, directors, and partners, in class actions brought throughout the country under federal and state laws.
K&L Gates defends class actions in a broad range of substantive areas, including consumer finance/mortgage banking, securities, environmental/toxic tort, consumer protection/products liability, antitrust/trade regulation, wage and hour, employment, and telecom, among others.
The firm’s class action defense lawyers are organized into teams focusing on particular areas of substantive law under which such actions are often brought. K&L Gates’ class action defense teams include lawyers in the majority of the firm’s U.S. offices, as well as in Europe and Asia, who have handled cases involving potential classes of hundreds of thousands of individuals and alleged damages in the billions of dollars brought in numerous federal and state courts and other tribunals in nearly all of the United States and in the United Kingdom, Taiwan, and other foreign jurisdictions.
K&L Gates combines its command of the rules and procedures governing class actions with an in-depth knowledge of the substantive areas of the law involved to provide clients with the best and most cost-efficient defense possible. K&L Gates’ ability to defend nationwide class actions is further enhanced by the geographic diversity of the firm’s offices and the resources its lawyers can bring to bear in such complex litigation.