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Akerman has experience in carefully steering the defense of a class action case through all the critical phases. A class action suit can cause substantial internal disruption, as well as raise public relations, regulatory, and business development issues. Our team aims not only to succeed, but to minimize disruption, and to move the matter to resolution as quickly as possible.
Whether at a class certification evidentiary hearing or at trial, we aggressively defend against class action suits. When required, we will negotiate the best possible settlement to avoid costly litigation. Recognizing that class action litigation can also raise regulatory and compliance issues, our class action lawyers work with lawyers in those substantive areas to manage these aspects of class action litigation.

Practice Highlights
Bullet Defended more than 250 class action lawsuits covering a broad range of issues in state and federal courts
Bullet Experienced in coordinating national, multi-state, and multi-district class actions
Bullet Approved panel counsel for insurers, with comprehensive experience in consumer and non-consumer class actions in state and federal court.
Bullet E-discovery experience for effectively handling electronically stored information
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"This solid team is well versed in handling complex commercial litigation. It is noted particularly for its expertise in matters relating to the financial services, insurance, healthcare and real estate sectors. With the backing of the firm's impressive national network, the team is able to handle nationwide class actions with ease." (Chambers USA)
Bullet U.S. News - Best Lawyers: Recognized as a national tier one law firm for Commercial Litigation, Appellate Practice, and Litigation: Banking & Finance, Bankruptcy, Construction, and Real Estate
Bullet U.S. News - Best Lawyers: Recognized in the national Litigation: Antitrust, Environmental, Labor & Employment, and Regulatory Enforcement, and International Arbitration - Commercial categories
Bullet Law360: Ranked among the top 100 law firms for Capital Markets and Securities Litigation, White Collar Crime, and Government Investigations
Bullet Daily Business Review: Recognized as Litigation Department of the Year for three consecutive years in the General Litigation, Labor & Employment, and Intellectual Property categories
Bullet Chambers Latin America: Ranked as one of the leading law firms for International Arbitration across all of Latin America
Bullet Chambers Global: Ranked as one of the leading law firms for International Arbitration across all of Latin America
Bullet Chambers USA: Antitrust Practice ranked in Florida
Bullet Chambers USA: Litigation Practice Group ranked in Florida since 2003
Bullet Benchmark Litigation: Recognized as a standout law firm with multi-state litigation capabilities
Bullet Benchmark Litigation: Top ranked in Florida and recommended as a leading law firm in Virginia for Litigation
Bullet Benchmark Appellate: Top ranked in Florida, Eleventh Circuit

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