For decades, Herzfeld & Rubin has successfully represented
clients in major class action matters, including litigation with
potential “bet the company” exposure. Our track record of
superior results includes dismissals of class actions at their
inception, prevention and limitation of class certification and,
where desired, the crafting of creative settlement structures
which protect our clients’ financial interests and public image
while affording fair and adequate redress to class members.
Since the beginning of the modern class action era, Herzfeld
& Rubin has been at the forefront of this uniquely challenging
area of litigation. Our specialized team of class action
attorneys and staff has extensive experience in litigating the
most complex and challenging class actions. We have
successfully defended major U.S. and international corporate
clients in putative statewide and nationwide class actions in
courts throughout the country. We have litigated all phases of
federal and state class action litigation including challenges
to pleadings, electronic and conventional discovery, U.S. and
foreign depositions, complex and cutting edge scientific and
economic issues, multi-district consolidation and transfer for
coordinated proceedings, class certification, trial on the
merits and appeals.
Herzfeld & Rubin’s class action expertise includes claims of
products liability involving vehicles and other products,
antitrust, state and federal regulatory matters, consumer laws,
warranty and tort claims, commercial claims, employment related
claims, as well as international and transnational law as
applied in the U.S. under the Alien Tort Claims Act and similar
statutes and doctrines.
Herzfeld & Rubin has the talent, expertise and resources to
effectively litigate the most complex and challenging class
actions against the most highly skilled and organized
adversaries. We are known throughout the country for handling
class actions in an aggressive manner that is consistent with
our clients’ business and economic goals. Our proactive and
robust case handling has been beneficial to our clients’
interests, whether the case ultimately settles, is at the
certification stage, or proceeds through trial and appeal.
The close relationships forged with our clients permit us to
obtain technical expertise about the involved product or subject
matter, gauge our clients’ business and economic goals on an
early basis, and implement a successful and cost-effectively
strategy that meets our client’s goals and objectives.
In litigating class actions, we employ a lean team of
partners and associates who are experienced and seasoned class
action litigators. When appellate issues are confronted, we
have the resources of an appellate department with extensive
class action experience to handle appeals and complex state and
national legal issues.
We work closely with top-tier experts in numerous fields of
science, engineering, business and economics in defending both
class certification and substantive issues.
Herzfeld & Rubin’s class action team has skilled negotiators
with significant experience on obtaining favorable resolutions
for our clients. Our reputation for integrity and outstanding
defense of cases is well-known among the bar and helps to
facilitate favorable results. Our experience includes
successful results in mediation and other alternative dispute
We have experience in all aspects of settlement
administration and claims handling. Our expertise in settlement
administration, together with our longstanding relationships
with top settlement administrators has enabled our clients to
administer class action settlements at the highest level of
effectiveness. In addition, we worked extensively with client
administered settlements, and counsel our clients in developing
approaches to reduce administrative costs.
We look forward to discussing class action matters with you
and will be happy to provide references.
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