Class Actions (Yuck): How to Avoid Them and What to Do if You’re Hit with One

More than 5,000 class action lawsuits are filed each year in the state and federal courts in the United States, which means that thousands of lawyers just like you who work at these companies will face the unhappy task of dealing with a class action. Thankfully, there are steps we can take as lawyers to make sure our companies are not easy targets, and to deal effectively and efficiently with a class action lawsuit if and when one is filed.

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Jeffrey S. Jacobson

Jeffrey S. Jacobson defends clients of all sizes against consumer and privacy class actions in federal and state courts, from the largest retailers and most prominent media, entertainment, and electronics companies to mid-size firms and startups. Jeff has litigated and won cases involving claims under state consumer protection statutes, civil rights laws, racketeering statutes, and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. Jeff also has defeated securities class action claims that have been brought against numerous U.S.-based and foreign private issuers and has preserved those dismissals on appeal. He represents an equally wide range of clients in general commercial litigation, and both in private practice and government service, he has argued and won numerous appeals before the New Jersey Supreme Court and federal circuit courts.

With more than two decades in private practice defending companies in cases like these and with several years of recent experience at the highest levels of the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office, Jeff has the unique perspective of having chaired both the defense and prosecution of major consumer fraud, privacy, and securities litigation, and he has been on both sides of investigations conducted by state attorneys general and the Federal Trade Commission. This allows Jeff to provide his clients with the benefit of a truly multifaceted and strategic perspective regarding the highest-stakes claims.

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