Class Action Litigation

One of the most active class action practices in the US with experience covering every need

Why Cooley

60+ litigators nationwide who have litigated state and federal class actions involving consumer protection, fraud, wage and hour, RICO, health care, finance and banking, copyright, Internet transactions and payment processing, privacy, antitrust, mass torts and statutory violations

On average, we handle 50+ unrelated, new class actions every year, giving us a level of experience that is hard to top

25+ motion to dismiss wins in privacy and data breach class actions in recent years

Unique insight into the needs of retail and consumer products companies gained from our representation of 700+ companies in this space

Defended 60+ different California Song Beverly Credit Card Act and federal Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act ("FACTA") class actions for retailers and online businesses arising from credit card transactions, including the defeat of class certification for StubHub in an action brought under the Fair Credit Reporting Act for the alleged violation of FACTA, the first such action filed against an online business

Served as defense counsel in two of the most important class actions for the food & beverage and oil/gas industries according to Law360

Our litigators have won large, complex and highly-publicized cases, including a class action where the proposed class would have included nearly 50% of the American population

We know class certification procedures inside and out and our work shows it - we scored a huge win by defeating class certification in what could have involved one of the largest classes ever

We are skilled in the negotiation and creative structuring of class action settlements - we were the first firm to negotiate unique style of cy pres remedy setting up privacy rights foundation to resolve a major class action

Leaders in defending companies in class actions involving the collection of personal identification information at the point-of-sale

Focused experience representing food & beverage companies in class actions alleging product mislabeling, false advertising, deceptive marketing, fraud, and unjust enrichment

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Smart and effective in their briefing and arguments, and they know how to take off their gloves and litigate.

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The Legal 500


  • The American Lawyer: Litigation Department of the Year Finalist
  • The American Lawyer: 20 Litigator of the Week mentions since 2021
  • Daily Journal: Multiple “Top Defense Verdict” or “Top Appellate Win” awards
  • BTI: 2021 Client Service A-Team
  • The Lawyer: International Law Firm of the Year
  • DiversityLab: 2021 Inclusion Champions – Business Litigation
  • Chambers USA & UK: Commercial Litigation
  • Legal 500 US & UK: Commercial Litigation
  • Best Lawyers in America: Litigation
  • Benchmark Litigation: National Firm of the year in California and Silicon Valley Firm of the Year

Their capacity to handle really complex matters and arguments is very impressive.

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