Class Actions & Unfair Competition

Our lawyers have substantial experience representing parties, including public and private companies, in state and nationwide class action litigation of many different varieties, including:

  • Consumer class action litigation under various state laws, including under California Business & Professions Code §17200 (the “Unfair Competition Law”) and §17500 (False Advertising) and the California Consumer Legal Remedies Act
  • “Wage and hour” employment class action litigation
  • Securities class action litigation under the federal securities laws
  • Class actions under the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (“RICO”) Act
  • Class actions under California’s “Proposition 65” concerning failure to warn of environmental exposures
  • Class actions arising out of state franchise laws

Most of our representations have involved defending well-known companies, usually as lead counsel (although we also have significant experience as local counsel). Many of these matters have resulted in important published decisions.