Class Actions

Our lawyers defend business and corporate clients against mass torts and class action litigation in which plaintiffs and their counsel attempt to aggregate products liability, environmental, toxic tort, securities or similar claims. We have particular class action defense strength in representing insurers sued for alleged policy violations, publicly held companies and investment firms against shareholder and derivative claims, and manufacturers against product liability and toxic tort litigation.

When we represent you in such cases, we will evaluate the complex scientific, technical and multi-jurisdictional issues to resolve the matter in the way that works best for you. We will assess the merits of the case quickly, and aggressively seek to dismiss the suit or restrict the plaintiffs' claims on legal grounds – while looking for opportunities to conclude a settlement if that is in your best interests. Should the case move to trial, we will present a knowledgeable yet practical defense that humanizes your position and makes it understandable against plaintiffs’ emotional appeals directed at “deep pockets” defendants. Our use of technology is a particular strength, with an e-discovery capability that can effectively handle the millions of pages of documents these cases can represent.

When your business faces a class or mass action, you can rely on the experience and capabilities that Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie used to resolve these complex commercial disputes: 

  • Representing a national movie theater company in a multi-million dollar class-action suit involving complex federal statutory and constitutional issues
  • Defending publicly traded companies in securities class actions based on alleged accounting improprieties and/or director misconduct
  • Securing decertification of class action against an insurer relating to use of third-party software to review the medical bills of insured patients
  • Defending five insurers in a mass action alleging a nationwide conspiracy to overcharge in the workers compensation voluntary market
  • Defending a major hospital system in a Fair Labor Standards Act collective action brought by employees
  • Defending several class actions that sought tens of millions of dollars in damages for alleged violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act
  • Securing summary judgment for a Fortune 500 company in multi-district litigation involving approximately 300 separate cases in which plaintiffs asserted various claims arising out of the failure of a jaw joint implant

Litigation

Jessica L. Fuller
Jessica L. Fuller
Practice Group Leader, Partner
Denver
jfuller@​lrrc.com
303.628.9527 / vCard
Howard E. Cole
Howard E. Cole
Partner
Las Vegas, Irvine
hcole@​lrrc.com
702.949.8315 / vCard
Ian M. Fischer
Ian M. Fischer
Partner
Phoenix
ifischer@​lrrc.com
602.262.5724 / vCard
Dan Goldfine
Dan Goldfine
Partner
Phoenix
dgoldfine@​lrrc.com
602.262.5392 / vCard
Josh Grabel
Josh Grabel
Partner
Phoenix
jgrabel@​lrrc.com
602.262.5759 / vCard
Jamie L. Halavais
Jamie L. Halavais
Partner
Phoenix
jhalavais@​lrrc.com
602.262.5767 / vCard
Eric V. Hall
Eric V. Hall
Partner
Colorado Springs
ehall@​lrrc.com
719.386.3030 / vCard
Steven J. Hulsman
Steven J. Hulsman
Partner
Phoenix
shulsman@​lrrc.com
602.262.5313 / vCard
J Christopher Jorgensen
J Christopher Jorgensen
Partner
Las Vegas
cjorgensen@​lrrc.com
702.474.2642 / vCard
Lawrence A. Kasten
Lawrence A. Kasten
Partner
Phoenix
lkasten@​lrrc.com
602.262.0228 / vCard
Paul A. Matteoni
Paul A. Matteoni
Partner
Reno
pmatteoni@​lrrc.com
775.321.3425 / vCard
Randy Papetti
Randy Papetti
Partner
Phoenix
rpapetti@​lrrc.com
602.262.5337 / vCard
Craig W. Phillips
Craig W. Phillips
Partner
Phoenix
cphillips@​lrrc.com
602.262.5345 / vCard
Michael D. Plachy
Michael D. Plachy
Partner
Denver
mplachy@​lrrc.com
303.628.9532 / vCard
Daniel F. Polsenberg
Daniel F. Polsenberg
Partner
Las Vegas, Reno
dpolsenberg@​lrrc.com
702.474.2616 / vCard
Kenneth F. Rossman, IV
Kenneth F. Rossman, IV
Partner
Denver
krossman@​lrrc.com
303.628.9584 / vCard
Robert G. Schaffer
Robert G. Schaffer
Partner
Phoenix
bschaffer@​lrrc.com
602.262.0271 / vCard
Brian J. Spano
Brian J. Spano
Partner
Denver
bspano@​lrrc.com
303.628.9567 / vCard
John C. West
John C. West
Partner
Phoenix
jwest@​lrrc.com
602.262.5781 / vCard
Brian Blakley
Brian Blakley
Associate
Las Vegas
bblakley@​lrrc.com
702.474.2687 / vCard
Diane R. Hazel
Diane R. Hazel
Associate
Denver
dhazel@​lrrc.com
303.628.9545 / vCard
Lindsey Herzog
Lindsey Herzog
Associate
Phoenix
lherzog@​lrrc.com
602.262.5360 / vCard
Jennifer K. Hostetler
Jennifer K. Hostetler
Associate
Las Vegas
jhostetler@​lrrc.com
702.474.2624 / vCard
Hermine Kallman
Hermine Kallman
Associate
Denver
hkallman@​lrrc.com
303.628.9552 / vCard
Caitlin McHugh
Caitlin McHugh
Associate
Denver
cmchugh@​lrrc.com
303.628.9588 / vCard
Joshua Spears
Joshua Spears
Associate
Phoenix
jspears@​lrrc.com
602.262.0851 / vCard
Jared L. Sutton
Jared L. Sutton
Associate
Phoenix
jsutton@​lrrc.com
602.262.0259 / vCard
Nicole M. True
Nicole M. True
Associate
Phoenix, Las Vegas
ntrue@​lrrc.com
602.262.5389 / vCard

Regulatory & Government

Marla J. Hudgens
Marla J. Hudgens
Partner
Phoenix, Las Vegas, Reno
mhudgens@​lrrc.com
602.262.5773 / vCard

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Litigation

Key Contacts

Michael D. Plachy
Michael D. Plachy
Partner
303.628.9532
Josh Grabel
Josh Grabel
Partner
602.262.5759
Jessica L. Fuller
Jessica L. Fuller
Practice Group Leader, Partner
303.628.9527