Class Action

Class actions are a powerful legal tool for plaintiffs and often pose a tremendous financial and reputational threat to the businesses they target. Successfully defending these cases requires counsel who not only have experience with the complex legal process for class actions and the underlying substantive law, but also know the clients’ businesses and stand ready to try cases if necessary.

At Dowd Bennett, we handle class action litigation in federal and state courts across the country, serving as national counsel for our clients. We bring the perspective of seasoned trial counsel to bear on planning and strategy from the beginning of each matter.

Businesses facing mass torts and multidistrict litigation (MDL) also turn to Dowd Bennett to serve as lead counsel in cases consolidated in federal court, as well as parallel actions in various state courts. From original motions to consolidate and arguments before the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation to bellwether trials, we defend these suits at every stage of litigation, across multiple jurisdictions.

Dowd Bennett’s class action, mass tort and MDL practice covers an array of industries and includes lawsuits involving employment, product liability, antitrust, environmental tort and consumer claims.

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Dowd Bennett is a litigation firm with extensive courtroom experience. Led by trial-seasoned lawyers, including former federal prosecutors and judicial law clerks, our team shares tenacity, a passion for seeing cases through trial and a complete commitment to client service.