Friday, May 9, 2008

Consumer Class Action Defense Practice Group

Katten Muchin Rosenman, a large firm based in Chicago, has put together a national practice group specializing in the defense of consumer class action suits. See press release, May 8, 2008.

One of the partners in the group says:

The formation of this practice group will enable us to pool our resources and expertise across our various offices so that we can efficiently and effectively represent our clients in these types of cases, which are becoming more prevalent and present significant exposure and risk.
Katten has about 650 attorneys, with offices in 7 U.S. cities and London.

I don't know how common a department with that specialty is. Certainly there are firms that specialize (or have departments that specialize) in representing consumer class action plaintiffs (e.g., in Seattle, Bendich, Stobaugh & Strong; Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro; Schroeter Goldmark & Bender. So why not a specialty in defending such actions?

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