"The best firm for class actions in the U.S."
–Client comment to The Legal 500 US
WTO's 30-lawyer class action defense group has handled hundreds of class actions, often involving multidistrict litigation, all over the United States. Our class action experience spans numerous fields and issues, including product liability, traumatic brain injury, business, energy and natural resources, insurance, securities, healthcare, telecommunications, antitrust, and consumer fraud. WTO guides clients through all facets of class action defense, from contesting class certification to prosecuting Rule 23(f) petitions and trying cases against certified classes.
WTO attorneys have defeated class certification numerous times, including in a dozen insurance bad faith cases. We recognize that litigation does not go away just because class certification is denied. Our robust mass torts practice includes numerous attorneys who handle both class actions and mass actions, and the overlap of these two areas naturally translates to tremendous bench strength and outstanding benefit for our clients. Collectively, four members of our team have tried six class action jury trials and obtained successful results for clients such as BP, Ford, and Whirlpool.
As an example of the benefit we provide to our clients, WTO serves as national class action counsel to Whirlpool Corp. That relationship has been so effective that WTO and Whirlpool were recognized with the Association of Corporate Counsel Value Champions Award (2012) for collaboration resulting in real innovation, increased value, and improved outcomes for both our client and the firm.