Blank Rome’s employment litigation attorneys have substantial experience representing employers in class and collective action matters. We understand the potential impact such claims can have on employers and their businesses, and we counsel clients on effective methods to address such claims, including working with clients to identify opportunities to narrow the claims or putative class representatives, including through early dismissals, and through an understanding of the class/collective action rules and procedures, to identify individual issues to help demonstrate that the action should not proceed as a class or collective action. Our attorneys are trial lawyers who regularly represent employers in employment-related class and collective action matters in state and federal courts throughout the United States.
What We Do
We routinely defend employers against a variety of class and collective action lawsuits, including:
What Makes Our Practice Different
We place an emphasis on early case assessment to help employers identify opportunities to minimize exposure and the costs of litigation, including for example, early dismissals of some or all of the claims, referral to arbitration, and prompt education of the court that actions are not appropriate for certification as class or collective action matter. If necessary, we effectively utilize discovery, technology and expert witnesses to help demonstrate that individual issues preclude certification, while always maintaining a focus on effective trial strategies should a trial of one or more claims become necessary. Quite simply, while relying on our significant class/collective action knowledge and experience as a foundation, we bring a fresh, out of the box, perspective to each matter to help us identify the best and most appropriate strategy to defend against that specific claim. Significantly, while developing strategy, we work directly with our clients to identify a budget for each stage of the matter to maximize alignment between management of the litigation strategy and our clients’ overall business objectives.