Our group has handled a wide variety of class actions, multidistrict litigations, and other multiclaimant proceedings that involve substantial corporate exposure and require close cooperation between and among outside counsel, inside counsel, and the business client; creative lawyering; and often daunting logistics. We have decades of experience in defending against the certification of class actions and, if the class ultimately is certified, defending against the claims on their merits. We have represented major financial services companies in class actions that allege violations of securities laws including the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, and the Investment Company Act of 1940. We also have represented telecommunications companies and defended claims relating to life and health insurance, annuities, and other consumer financial products, as well as claims alleging violations of various state and consumer protection statutes.