Cozen O’Connor: Class Action

Class Action

Businesses today face an ever-growing threat from class action lawsuits. Claims are more frequent and more complex—and the monetary and reputational consequences can be severe. Attorneys at Cozen O’Connor have extensive experience handling the legal, procedural and tactical issues unique to class actions and have a record of success in federal and state courts around the country. 

Early Exits

Our goal is to achieve early and decisive results to minimize risk and disruption for our clients. Rather than wait for plaintiffs to file motions, we take preemptive measures, when appropriate, to deny class allegations. And our attorneys quickly hone in on any aspect of a certification request that does not meet the requisite legal standard. Cozen O’Connor also aggressively seeks to identify issues that support motions to dismiss and that can lead to complete dismissal of the claims or partial dismissal, thereby limiting the scope of discovery.

Trial Wins

There are, of course, a small number of cases that simply must be tried. Cozen O’Connor’s roots are in trial work, and the firm maintains an increasingly rare commitment to actual trial practice. Our veteran class action attorneys have won high-stakes trials opposite leading plaintiffs’ attorneys in some of the country’s most challenging jurisdictions. Regardless of the course a case takes, we are adept at limiting the impact of class action claims on business operations and managing the media attention that can attend high-profile matters.

National Reach

The firm is known for its service as national or coordinating counsel on behalf of major corporations. We build deep institutional knowledge, create clear case management guidelines, establish efficient communication and ensure common legal issues are handled consistently. With more than 700 attorneys in 28 offices on two continents, the firm has the resources to respond immediately to emerging issues, prevent escalation, and reduce the need to retain local counsel.

Subject-Matter Knowledge

  • Antitrust
  • Securities Fraud
  • Product Liability
  • Consumer Protection
  • False Advertising
  • Fair Debt Collection
  • Telecomm
  • Wage and Hour
  • RICO
  • Environmental &Toxic Tort

Industries Served

  • Banking & Financial Services
  • Construction
  • Drug & Medical Device
  • Food & Beverage
  • Cosmetics
  • Consumer Products
  • Oil & Gas
  • Insurance
  • Healthcare
  • Internet Gaming
  • Debt Collection

 

Experience

Publications

Personal Jurisdiction through Alter Ego Fails in Illinois

June 29, 2018

John Sullivan, a member in the firm's Commercial Litigation Practice, authored, "Personal Jurisdiction through Alter Ego Fails in Illinois" for the Drug and Device Law Blog.

Events & Seminars

Past Events

In The News

Cozen O’Connor Recognized As a Best Law Firm in 24 Practice Areas Nationwide, 106 Practice Areas Regionally

November 05, 2019

The U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations and peer review from leading attorneys in their field.

138 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named to the Best Lawyers in America

August 28, 2019

Best Lawyers selected 138 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 21 of the firm’s national offices for inclusion in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

FDA Alert on Hacking Vulnerability in Heart Defibrillators is Wake-Up Call: Lawyers

March 28, 2019

John Sullivan was quoted in Law360's recent article on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's recent safety alert last week about the vulnerability to hacking of up to 750,000 implantable heart defibrillators.

Cozen O’Connor Continues to Expand its Presence in the Midwest by Adding Business Litigator Kari Berman to its Minneapolis Office

January 07, 2019

Berman brings Nearly Three Decades of Experience Handling Bet-the-Company Disputes

FTC antitrust case against Qualcomm puts business model under microscope

December 30, 2018

David Reichenberg, a member of the firm's Commercial Litigation Department, was quoted in The San Diego Union-Tribune's article, "FTC antitrust case against Qualcomm puts business model under microscope."

Contacts

Mark A. Jacobson

Member

mjacobson@cozen.com

(612) 260-9025

Richard Fama

Member

rfama@cozen.com

(212) 908-1229

Paula L. Zecchini

Vice Chair, Business Litigation

pzecchini@cozen.com

(206) 373-7213

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