Class Actions

Leaders

Christopher Chorba Los Angeles
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Theane Evangelis Los Angeles
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Overview

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher's Class Actions Practice Group has unrivaled experience in defeating enterprise-threatening class action lawsuits throughout the United States.

These lawsuits present significant risks to brand equity and business performance.  The Class Actions group at Gibson Dunn has aggressive, methodical strategies for defeating class actions before they ever get off the ground, allowing you to focus on what matters most — your business.  The group defeats class certification through the use of systematic, efficient, economical, and winning techniques, and we approach each case with a fresh perspective and challenge conventional methods.

The group has an unparalleled record in securing early dismissal in cases where other defendants facing similar lawsuits have been forced to litigate through costly, burdensome discovery and other pretrial proceedings.  Acknowledging our continuing successes, Law360 named us a 2016 Class Action Practice Group of the Year "[f]or the seventh time in a row" and recognized "Gibson Dunn's class action lawyers … for obtaining significant wins for high-profile clientele."

Our unrivaled record of success includes many of the most significant class actions that have changed the landscape for business defendants across the country:

  • Victory in the Courtroom.  Gibson Dunn has an unmatched record of class action wins at trial.  Our lawyers have handled several complex jury trials in state and federal courts throughout the United States, and we regularly obtain defense verdicts in nationwide "test" cases.  As a result of our incomparable success in this arena, we often are able to resolve these matters at an early stage and on very favorable terms for our clients. 
  • Appellate Victories.  Our team includes members of the firm's world-renowned Appellate and Constitutional Law Practice Group who have been able to overturn unfavorable outcomes in the trial courts, including several precedent-setting U.S. Supreme Court wins.
  • Managing Parallel Investigations.  Class action litigation often proceeds in tandem with, and may be prompted by, investigations by federal and state regulators and law enforcement agencies.  Our team of class action lawyers works with our White Collar Defense and Investigations and Crisis Management Practice Groups to proactively and seamlessly manage these situations. 

Gibson Dunn's Class Actions Practice Group is also part of The American Lawyer's Litigation Department of the Year winner for an unprecedented three terms.  The publication named Gibson Dunn its 2016 Litigation Department of the Year following our back-to-back 2010 and 2012 wins in this biennial competition, and 2014 Finalist honors.