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Morrison & Foerster has a premier national reputation defending consumer-related lawsuits and class actions across the United States. Our expertise includes successful defense of nationwide class actions, and serving as national coordinating counsel in multidistrict litigation (MDL).  We have earned our reputation as a leading firm in multidistrict class action litigation by handling more MDL matters than virtually any other law firm.  Our winning track record and commitment to learning our clients’ business so we can identify potential problems before they arise are the hallmarks of our practice.

We maintain a preeminent practice handling lawsuits alleging deceptive or false advertising claims throughout the United States. Our experience includes the complex issues related to the Lanham Act and California Business & Professions Code §17200 and §17500 disputes.  We have successfully represented companies in a wide variety of industries by obtaining early dismissal of cases, defeating class certification, or winning at trial. We are particularly well-known for our litigation record representing retailers in this area.

Our consumer litigation and class actions practice group is interdisciplinary, drawing on the national expertise of our lawyers in a variety of industries, including consumer products, retail, financial services, technology, energy, and life sciences.

While we are always prepared to take a case to trial, our first priority is the business objectives of our clients. In many cases we have employed strategies eliminating the need for litigation and have successfully negotiated settlements that are cost effective and consistent with our clients’ goals. When going to trial is imperative, you can rely on our deep and talented pool of trial attorneys, which includes many of the most renowned trial attorneys in the U.S., based in all of our major offices.

We welcome the opportunity to answer your questions regarding our experience in, and qualifications for, specific matters.