As the rules governing class action and multidistrict litigation were created as management tools for mass litigation, they cut across numerous substantive areas of the law. Cozen O’Connor has structured its practice to include attorneys from both our business litigation and insurance litigation practices. On numerous occasions, we have mobilized dozens of lawyers to handle litigation of national scope. These attorneys have developed deep capabilities in complex civil litigation and class action and multidistrict practice. As with all of our litigation practices, the class action and multidistrict practice includes attorneys with substantial trial experience in major litigation.


Members of this practice serve as national coordinating counsel for several companies for products liability, medical device, mold and repetitive stress claims. The multidistrict litigation we handle often encompasses actions filed throughout the country. Our attorneys also write and lecture frequently on topics within the area.

The breadth of this experience means that there is literally no issue with which the firm’s lawyers have not dealt, and no litigation that the firm is not capable of handling. With offices throughout the United States, we are well-suited to defend mass litigation brought in multiple jurisdictions. Our network of offices enhances our ability to implement a uniform strategy, achieve consistent results and handle the proceedings efficiently.

The list of the types of cases in which we have served as class action defense counsel, multidistrict defense counsel or national coordinating counsel is as diverse as the list of our clients. Those cases include:

  • Antitrust
  • Asbestos litigation and bankruptcies
  • Consumer fraud, including unfair claims practices and “vanishing premium” cases
  • Employment discrimination and practices liabilities
  • Mass disaster, including Hurricane Katrina and several high rise building fires
  • Mass tort, including mold, plywood siding and repetitive stress injury computer keyboard litigation
  • Product liability, including smoke detectors and pedicle bone screws
  • Professional negligence
  • Securities fraud
  • Unfair competition

With the resources of a national firm, with seasoned cross-specialty teams, and a keen focus on the critical issues, Cozen O’Connor can ensure that the right resources and appropriate skills are deployed to handle your class action or other complex litigation, whatever it may be.

Please visit the Class Action Defense section of the Cozen O’Connor website to learn more.

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