Patterson Belknap is at the forefront of class action defense. In addition to frequently securing dismissals of claims, we regularly assist clients in thwarting or resolving threatened class actions before complaints are ever filed. We have broad experience in consumer class actions, and have prevailed in these matters in courts throughout the country.

Our clients’ business objectives dictate our approach to these cases. In courtrooms nationwide, we have achieved successful results for our clients at trial and on appeal. In many cases, we have obtained favorable outcomes including dismissals of class action complaints, defeating class certification, prevailing on summary judgment motions and securing highly favorable settlements.

Overall, Patterson Belknap’s leadership in litigation is consistently recognized in Chambers USA and Benchmark Litigation. Benchmark stated that Patterson Belknap is home to “serious litigation talent” and quoted a client as saying we are “one of the best litigating firms in the United States.”

Our practice in this area has spanned a diverse range of substantive law issues, including federal securities laws, state shareholder laws, fiduciary duty issues, antitrust concerns, pension laws, false advertising, and products liability laws.