Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP’s consumer class action litigators have a well-established track record of success in defeating putative consumer class actions. The team has obtained numerous victories in consumer class actions, at trial and in advance of trial, through dismissals with prejudice at the pleadings stage, summary judgment motions, voluntary dismissals by plaintiffs after obtaining key admissions in discovery and countless denials of class certification. According to The American Lawyer, the team has achieved “bet-the-company wins for clients across the country.” Our lawyers are experienced in key legal areas, such as the enforceability of class action waivers in arbitration agreements; standing to pursue consumer protection claims, technology and privacy; and the efficacy of consumer disclosures. They appear regularly before states’ attorneys general, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and Securities and Exchange Commission, all of which affect class action defense.
Resolution Economics provides sophisticated economic, statistical and financial analyses, forensic investigations, forensic technology, dispute advisory, expert testimony, and specialized technology and analytic solutions to leading law firms, Fortune 500 companies, and government agencies.
The firm has provided expert testimony in class-action, multi-plaintiff and single plaintiff employment matters alleging discrimination in employment practices on the basis of age, race, gender, national origin, and ethnicity. The experts at Resolution Economics have managed complex, high profile litigation and compliance matters, many of which were national in scope. The Labor and Employment team is one of the most experienced in the nation at analyzing class certification and merits issues in class-action discrimination disputes, and are experienced in handling complex wage and hour matters as well. The firm also provides assistance in information management, statistical sampling, and statistical analysis, as well as data collection, surveys, and observation studies.
Recognized as one of the top firms for client service, BakerHostetler is a leading national law firm that helps clients around the world to address their most complex and critical business and regulatory issues. With five core national practice groups – Business, Employment, Intellectual Property, Litigation and Tax – the firm has more than 940 lawyers located in 14 offices coast to coast. BakerHostetler is widely regarded as having one of the country’s top 10 tax practices, a nationally recognized litigation practice, an award-winning data privacy practice and an industry-leading business practice. The firm is also recognized internationally for its groundbreaking work recovering more than $12 billion in the Madoff Recovery Initiative, representing the SIPA Trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC. Visit bakerlaw.com.
Berkeley Research Group is a leading global strategic advisory and expert consulting firm that provides independent advice, data analytics, valuation, authoritative studies, expert testimony, investigations, transaction advisory, restructuring services, and regulatory and dispute consulting to Fortune 500 corporations, financial institutions, government agencies, major law firms, and regulatory bodies around the world.
BRG experts and consultants combine intellectual rigor with practical, real-world experience and an in-depth understanding of industries and markets. Their expertise spans economics and finance, data analytics and statistics, and public policy in many of the major sectors of our economy, including healthcare, banking, information technology, energy, construction, and real estate.
Andrew Jick concentrates his practice on complex commercial litigation, with an emphasis on consumer class action defense, securities fraud class action defense and intellectual property matters. Mr. Jick has extensive experience defending class action lawsuits involving claims for false advertising, unfair business practices and violations of federal securities laws.
John Fahr is a Director at Resolution Economics, LLC, an economic consulting firm with offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington, D.C., and New York.
Dr. Fahr has conducted statistical analyses covering all aspects of employment discrimination cases, including compensation, hiring, promotion, termination. His work focuses on the construction and analysis of large, complex databases using economic and statistical techniques, as well as calculating damages and providing on-going monitoring of employment decisions. Dr. Fahr also has extensive experience in the application of statistical techniques to FLSA wage and hour cases. His clients include Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and single-plaintiffs. In addition to his employment-related work, Dr. Fahr has several publications in the field of health economics as well as experience in the analysis of medical claims, including the identification of potential fraud, waste, and abuse.
Dr. Fahr holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles.
David McMillan is a litigation attorney at BakerHostetler. His practice centers on class action defense, data breach litigation, bankruptcy other types of general commercial litigation. Representing clients across a range of industries including technology, health care, hospitality and retail, David helps companies navigate the constantly-evolving realm of class action defense, working to develop and pursue legal strategies aimed at mitigating against potentially devastating exposure. He is also part of a team representing the Trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC (BLMIS) under the Securities Investor Protection Act, advancing the global effort to trace and recover assets for Madoff's defrauded customers with allowed claims.
David holds a B.A. from Cornell University (2004), a M.S. from Pace University (2006) and a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law (2009).
Carole Amidon specializes in economic and statistical analyses for labor and employment matters. She routinely provides statistical analyses with regard to allegations of race, gender, ethnicity, religion, and age discrimination in hiring, promotion, termination, and compensation.
Dr. Amidon has provided testimony in an Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) investigation regarding compensation analysis. In other OFCCP investigations, she has analyzed issues of hiring, compensation, promotion, and termination. She was the managing editor of the Illinois Statistical Abstract during graduate school and published articles in the Illinois Business Review.