Class Actions

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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.  Acknowledging the firm’s cutting edge expertise in various “bet-the-company” class action issues that cut across different industries, and its integration of trial and appellate litigators, Law360  named us a 2021 Class Action Practice Group of the Year (our sixth win).  The publication has highlighted our team’s many “rescue operation[s]” in seizing victory from the jaws of defeat.

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.  We defeat 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.

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

  • 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.
  • International Class Actions.  US-style class action regimes are also being introduced internationally, and Gibson Dunn has unmatched experience responding to these lawsuits.  Our Class Actions group is currently defending some of the largest non-US class actions and other collective actions, and is at the forefront of legal developments in this fast-moving area.  Our deep well of global experience puts us in the unique position of being able to provide integrated and coordinated advice across multiple jurisdictions.

Gibson Dunn’s Class Actions Practice Group is also part of our firmwide litigation department, which The American Lawyer named as a Finalist in its 2022 Litigation Department of the Year competition, noting that “when news breaks and the pressure rises, clients call Gibson Dunn’s litigators to regain control.”  This award follows our unprecedented four wins in this biennial competition.

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Supreme Court Holds That The Federal Arbitration Act Requires Courts To Stay Cases That Are Subject To Arbitration

-May 16, 2024

First Quarter 2024 Update on Class Actions

-May 6, 2024

Supreme Court Holds That The Federal Arbitration Act’s Exemption For Transportation Workers Is Not Limited To Workers In The Transportation Industry

-April 12, 2024

Daily Journal Names Kevin Rosen Among California’s Top Professional Responsibility Lawyers 2024

-March 6, 2024

Fourth Quarter 2023 Update on Class Actions

-January 31, 2024

Calif. High Court Ruling Outlines Limits On PAGA Actions

-January 23, 2024

Emerging Issues and Trends in Class Actions: Three Splits and Four Issues on the Horizon for 2024

-December 28, 2023

9 Hallmarks Of The New German Class Action Regime

-November 6, 2023

Gibson Dunn Named Among 2024 Litigation Powerhouses by BTI Consulting Group

-November 2, 2023

Third Quarter 2023 Update on Class Actions

-November 1, 2023

New Class Action Regime in Germany

-October 17, 2023

Second Circuit Decertifies Investor Class in Long-Running Class Certification Dispute

-August 14, 2023

Second Quarter 2023 Update on Class Actions

-August 2, 2023

California Supreme Court Holds Organizational Plaintiffs Have Standing To Sue Under UCL When They Incur Costs In Responding To Allegedly Unfair Competition

-July 20, 2023

First Quarter 2023 Update on Class Actions

-May 8, 2023

Ethical Considerations in Settling Class Actions

-May 8, 2023

Webcast: Mass Arbitration – Defense Strategies and Arbitration Agreement Drafting

-April 19, 2023

National Law Journal Names Chris Chorba a Media & Advertising Law Trailblazer

-April 5, 2023

Three Gibson Dunn Cases Named Top Verdicts of 2022

-February 17, 2023

Year-End and Fourth Quarter 2022 Update on Class Actions

-January 26, 2023

Brad Hamburger and Katherine Smith Named Among Leading Professionals in Los Angeles

-December 19, 2022

Gibson Dunn Promotes 37 Lawyers to Partnership

-November 15, 2022

Third Quarter 2022 Update on Class Actions

-October 31, 2022

Class Actions to Reshape the Litigation Landscape in Europe in 2023

-August 23, 2022

Second Quarter 2022 Update on Class Actions

-July 28, 2022

Supreme Court Holds That The Federal Arbitration Act Requires Enforcement Of Agreements To Arbitrate Individual Claims Under California’s Labor Code Private Attorneys General Act

-June 15, 2022

Supreme Court Holds That Airline Cargo Loaders Are Exempt From The Federal Arbitration Act

-June 6, 2022

Supreme Court Holds Prejudice Not Required To Show Party Waived Right to Arbitrate

-May 23, 2022

Webcast: Managing Purchase Price Adjustment Disputes

-May 10, 2022

First Quarter 2022 Update on Class Actions

-April 28, 2022

The FTC’s Foray Into Worker Classification Is Misguided and Unlawful

-April 14, 2022

Ninth Circuit Issues Important En Banc Opinion Regarding Class Certification Issues

-April 11, 2022

Supreme Court Limits Federal Jurisdiction To Confirm Or Vacate Arbitral Awards

-March 31, 2022

2021 ERISA Litigation Update

-February 22, 2022

Three Gibson Dunn Cases Named Top Verdicts of the Year 2021

-February 11, 2022

Congress Implements Restrictions on Employment Agreements That Require Arbitration of Sexual Assault or Harassment Claims

-February 11, 2022

Year-End and Fourth Quarter 2021 Update on Class Actions

-January 27, 2022

Gibson Dunn Named a 2021 Firm of the Year

-January 19, 2022

Webcast: The Rise of International Class and Collective Actions

-January 13, 2022

Webcast: Supreme Court Roundup: 2020-2021 Terms

-January 13, 2022

Third Quarter 2021 Update on Class Actions

-November 2, 2021

Law360 Names Six Gibson Dunn Partners as 2021 MVPs

-September 8, 2021

Second Quarter 2021 Update on Class Actions

-August 23, 2021

Bradley Hamburger Named a Top Lawyer Under 40 in California

-July 28, 2021

Supreme Court Holds That Article III Requires All Class Members To Prove An Injury In Fact To Recover Damages

-June 25, 2021

A modest proposal: Amend FRAP to permit reply briefs in support of petitions for permission to appeal

-June 7, 2021

As Mass Arbitrations Proliferate, Companies Have Deployed Strategies for Deterring and Defending Against Them

-May 24, 2021

Don’t turn classrooms into courtrooms and retraumatize victims

-May 4, 2021

First Quarter 2021 Update on Class Actions

-April 28, 2021

Year-End and Fourth Quarter 2020 Update on Class Actions

-January 22, 2021

Third Quarter 2020 Update on Class Actions

-November 10, 2020

Daily Journal Names Theane Evangelis and Carrie LeRoy Among 2020 Top Women Lawyers in California

-November 5, 2020

Numerosity Analysis Fix Can Improve Class Cert. Decisions

-July 28, 2020

Second Quarter 2020 Update on Class Actions

-July 24, 2020

Best Lawyers in Germany 2021 Recognizes 19 Gibson Dunn Attorneys

-June 26, 2020

9th Circ. Unequal Class Cert. Appeal Treatment Is Problematic

-June 23, 2020

Supreme Court Holds That ERISA Defined-Benefit Pension Plan Participants Do Not Have Article III Standing To Sue For Fiduciary Breach

-June 1, 2020

Closed for COVID-19: Class Action Refund Lawsuits, Practical Considerations, & Potential Defenses

-May 19, 2020

Mitigating Class Action Exposure From COVID-19 Disruptions

-May 14, 2020

First Quarter 2020 Update on Class Actions

-April 24, 2020

Competitor Collaborations During COVID-19 Pandemic: Practical Antitrust Guidelines and an Update from the DOJ and FTC

-March 25, 2020

Law360 Names Gibson Dunn Among Its 2019 Class Action Practice Groups of the Year

-February 4, 2020

Year-End and Fourth Quarter 2019 Update on Class Actions

-January 31, 2020

Gibson Dunn Named a 2019 Law Firm of the Year

-January 13, 2020

Gibson Dunn Promotes 13 Lawyers to Partnership

-November 20, 2019

Law360 Names Nine Gibson Dunn Partners as 2019 MVPs

-November 12, 2019

Third Quarter 2019 Update on Class Actions

-November 6, 2019

Gibson Dunn Lawyers Recognized in the Best Lawyers in America® 2020

-August 15, 2019

Second Quarter 2019 Update on Class Actions

-July 25, 2019

Supreme Court Holds That Third-Party Defendants May Not Remove Class Action Counterclaims To Federal Court

-May 28, 2019

First Quarter 2019 Update on Class Actions

-May 14, 2019

Supreme Court Reaffirms Stolt-Nielsen And Holds That Class Arbitration Requires The Parties’ Unambiguous Consent

-April 24, 2019

Supreme Court Remands Cy Pres-Only Class Action Settlement Question Over Standing Concerns

-March 20, 2019

So will a Martian invasion extend the Rule 23(f) deadline?

-March 13, 2019

Supreme Court Holds That The Deadline For Filing Petitions For Permission To Appeal Class Certification Orders Is Not Subject To Equitable Tolling

-February 26, 2019

Webcast: Class Action Litigation in Europe: Recent Developments and Emerging Trends

-January 23, 2019

Law360 Names Gibson Dunn Among Its Class Action 2018 Practice Groups of the Year

-January 22, 2019

Fourth Quarter 2018 Update on Class Actions

-January 18, 2019

Gibson Dunn Named a 2018 Law Firm of the Year

-January 13, 2019

Law360 Names Eight Gibson Dunn Partners as MVPs

-November 28, 2018

Third Quarter 2018 Update on Class Actions

-October 24, 2018

Second Quarter 2018 Update on Class Actions

-July 18, 2018

Supreme Court Rejects Tolling Of Statute Of Limitations For Successive Class Actions

-June 11, 2018

A Better Method For Achieving Broader Class Action Reform

-June 5, 2018

Supreme Court Upholds Agreements To Individually Arbitrate Employment-Related Disputes

-May 21, 2018

First Quarter 2018 Update on Class Actions

-May 4, 2018

Supreme Court Holds States May Hear Securities Fraud Class Actions Under The 1933 Act

-March 20, 2018

Michele Maryott and Theane Evangelis Named Litigators of the Week

-February 15, 2018

Fourth Quarter 2017 Update on Class Actions

-January 30, 2018

Third Quarter 2017 Update on Class Actions

-November 7, 2017

Second Quarter 2017 Update on Class Actions

-August 1, 2017

Viewing Class Settlements Through a New Lens: Part 1 and Part 2

-July 25, 2017

United States Supreme Court Limits Class-Action Tolling

-June 26, 2017

First Quarter 2017 Update on Class Actions

-May 19, 2017

Judge Neil Gorsuch’s Potential Impact on the Development of Class Action Law

-March 13, 2017

Corporate Social Responsibility Statements – Recent Litigation and Avoiding Pitfalls

-March 9, 2017

2016 Year-End Update on Class Actions

-February 1, 2017

Will the High Court Resolve Circuit Split on Class Waivers in Employee Arbitration Agreements?

-November 10, 2016

Third Quarter 2016 Update on Class Actions

-October 27, 2016

Individual Issues Predominate In Toxic Tort Class Actions

-October 4, 2016

The Interrelationship Between Price Impact and Loss Causation After Halliburton I & II

-October 3, 2016

Removing Securities Act Cases: MoneyGram Bucks the Trend

-September 9, 2016

Spokeo and Absent Class Member Standing

-August 12, 2016

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Future of Class Action Waivers

-July 7, 2016

U.S. Supreme Court Holds That Violation of a Statutory Right, Without a Resulting “Concrete” Injury, Does Not Satisfy Article III’s Injury-in-Fact Requirement

-May 17, 2016

Plaintiffs Face High Class Cert. Bar In Antitrust Cases

-February 8, 2016

2015 Year-End Update on Class Actions

-February 1, 2016

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Argument in Big Data Case with Far-Reaching Implications

-November 9, 2015