Hausfeld recognized as a Finalist in The Legal Intelligencer’s Litigation Departments of the Year (Specialty) for the 2023 Professional Excellence Awards

The Legal Intelligencer, known for showcasing outstanding accomplishments within Pennsylvania’s legal community, has named Hausfeld as a finalist in the Litigation Departments of the Year (Specialty) category for the 2023 Professional Excellence Awards.

Hausfeld’s profile emphasizes the importance of class actions as a vehicle for holding large corporations accountable for wrongdoing. Here are some highlights:

On corporate tactics to contract around class actions: “[W]e have strong legal arguments to challenge these types of provisions [in contracts]” and the momentum behind “mass arbitration . . . as an alternative to class litigation [sometimes leaves] defendants . . . regretting their choice of forum . . . as best exemplified by a recent case where Uber faced nearly $92 million in arbitration fees alone.”

On the importance of class actions: “Whether it [is] victims of human rights abuses taking on a major bank, app developers attempting to challenge the practices of Big Tech, or farmers facing wage suppression, the class action mechanism is one of the only tools available to hold large corporations accountable for wrongdoing. Moreover, it is the most efficient means of prosecuting a high volume of claims regarding the same conduct, which preserves judicial resources and even benefits the defendants.”

On why clients choose Hausfeld: “[Our] attorneys have immense respect for the individuals and businesses that take on the duties of serving as a class representative to the benefit of the entire class. . . . [We] provide guidance and support to our clients from the onset of the relationship. From explaining the responsibilities of a class representative, to working with a client on responding to discovery requests, to preparing for their deposition or testifying at trial, [Hausfeld] take[s] the time to ensure our clients are informed and comfortable at every stage of the litigation.”

On what accounts for Hausfeld’s success: “A shared vision that unites and motivates the team and sets [us] apart from the competition.”

Read the full profile here.