Class actions have the potential to combine the resources of hundreds, thousands and even millions of potential plaintiffs against corporate or institutional defendants. As a result, class action claims are unique in their potential for creating adverse publicity and eroding shareholder confidence and goodwill. The complexity and scope of class proceedings can, if left unmanaged, divert valuable corporate resources away from business operations.
Our class action team is comprised of skilled trial lawyers that defend clients at all levels of court across Canada. We excel in developing strategic responses to the unique circumstances of each case in order to achieve a successful outcome, whether when defending certification, at a common issue trial or at a negotiated settlement.
We also regularly work with U.S. and international law firms, advisers and experts to ensure effective coordination of claims that are international in scope. Through thoughtful coordination, we ensure that the Canadian defence is carefully calibrated to fit within our client's international defence plan.