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              Tuesday, December 25, 2018, Vol. 20, No. 257

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* Most Active Class Action Defendant Law Firms - 2018

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* Most Active Class Action Defendant Law Firms - 2018
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The Class Action Reporter is pleased to provide our subscribers the
following list of law firms that we have identified as the 14 most
active firms representing defendants in class action lawsuits
during 2018.

This list is the product of and copyrighted by Beard Group, Inc.,
and no reproduction or further use of this list is permitted
without the prior written consent of Beard Group, Inc.


LITTLER MENDELSON P.C.

          Littler Mendelson P.C. is the Class Action Reporter's
          most active defendant law firm for the fourth straight
          year.  The firm represented defendant companies in at
          least 54 class action complaints alleging violations
          of the Fair Labor Standards Act and state labor laws.
          The firm's clients include Bankers Life and Casualty
          Company, Brooks Brothers Group, CoreCivic Inc., ESA
          Management, Everyday Beauty Amore, Expeditors Inc.,
          Five Guys, FMFS of VS LLC, GEO Group, InStore Group,
          J&B Investments, KeyPoint Government Solutions,
          ManPower US, Monte R. Lee & Company, National Delivery
          Systems, Nordstrom Inc., Praxair Inc., Schenker Inc.,
          Servicelink Field Services, Smurfit Kappa North
          America, Sprint/United Management, Starbucks Corp.,
          Target Corp., TNT Crane and Rigging, Ulta Salon, and
          Workforce Resources.

          The firm is headquartered in San Francisco, Calif.,
          with more than 75 U.S. and global offices.

          On the Web: https://www.littler.com/

          Contacts:

          Keith A. Jacoby, Esq.
          Co-Chair, Class Actions Practice Group
          LITTLER MENDELSON P.C.
          2049 Century Park East, 5th Floor
          Los Angeles, CA 90067
          Telephone: (310) 772-7284
          E-mail: kjacoby@littler.com

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          Allan G. King, Esq.
          Co-Chair, Class Actions Practice Group
          LITTLER MENDELSON P.C.
          100 Congress Avenue, Suite 1400
          Austin, TX 78701
          Telephone: (512) 982-7252
          E-mail: agking@littler.com


MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS LLP

          Morgan Lewis & Bockius served as counsel to corporate
          defendants in at least 41 class action lawsuits
          alleging violation of securities and labor laws, as
          well as consumer fraud.  Clients include Glenmark
          Pharmaceuticals, Fidelity Investments Institutional
          Operations Company, Amazon.com LLC, Golden State FC,
          Allegiant Air, Delta Airlines, Teva Pharmaceuticals,
          Toyota Motor Sales, The Vanguard Group, Inc., Novo
          Nordisk, Saks and Company, Best Buy Stores, PetSmart
          Inc., Metlife Inc., Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, Duane
          Reade, Censtar Energy, and Zimmer Biomet Holdings.

          The firm is based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with
          offices in Boston; Los Angeles, San Francisco, Silicon
          Valley, Orange County, Century City, Calif.; Chicago;
          Dallas; Houston; Hartford, Conn.; Miami; New York;
          Pittsburgh, Pa.; Princeton, N.J.; Washington, DC; and
          Wilmington, Del.  The firm's international offices are
          in Dubai, UAE; Almaty and Astana, Kazakhstan; Beijing,
          Shanghai, Hong Kong; Singapore; Tokyo; Brussels;
          Frankfurt; London; Moscow; and Paris.

          On the Web: https://www.morganlewis.com/

          Contacts:

          Molly Moriarty Lane, Esq.
          MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS LLP
          One Market, Spear Street Tower
          San Francisco, CA 94105-1596
          Telephone: (415) 442-1333
          Facsimile: (415) 442-1001
          E-mail: molly.lane@morganlewis.com

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          Grace E. Speights, Esq.
          MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS LLP
          1111 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
          Washington, DC 20004-2541
          Telephone: (202) 739-5189
          Facsimile: (202) 739-3001
          E-mail: grace.speights@morganlewis.com

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          Steven A. Reed, Esq.
          MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS LLP
          1701 Market St.
          Philadelphia, PA 19103-2921
          Telephone: (215) 963-5603
          Facsimile: (215) 963-5001
          E-mail: steven.reed@morganlewis.com

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          Scott T. Schutte, Esq.
          MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS LLP
          77 West Wacker Dr.
          Chicago, IL 60601-5094
          Telephone: (312) 324-1773
          Facsimile: (312) 324-1001
          E-mail: scott.schutte@morganlewis.com

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          S. Elaine McChesney, Esq.
          MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS LLP
          One Federal St.
          Boston, MA 02110-1726
          Telephone: (617) 951-8501
          Facsimile: (617) 951-8736
          E-mail: elaine.mcchesney@morganlewis.com

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          Samuel S. Shaulson, Esq.
          MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS LLP
          101 Park Ave.
          New York, NY 10178-0060
          Telephone: (212) 309-6718
          Facsimile: (212) 309-6001
          E-mail: sam.shaulson@morganlewis.com


JACKSON LEWIS P.C.

          Jackson Lewis represented corporate defendants in at
          least 28 class action lawsuits alleging violations
          of federal and state labor laws.  Defendant companies
          include Customer Connexx LLC & ARCA Inc., Cabot Oil and
          Gas, Technicolor USA, Emergency Consultants, MyExperian
          Inc., AMG Quickserve, M.A.C. Cosmetics, Tucker Energy
          Services, Perdue Foods, A+ Student Staffing, Tomra
          Metro, Southwest Gas Corp., VisionPro Connections, Yum!
          Brands, Everyday Beauty Amore, and Cummins Pacific.

          The firm is based in White Plains, New York, with 57
          offices in the U.S., including Puerto Rico and Hawaii.

          On the Web: https://www.jacksonlewis.com/

          Contacts:

          Jenna Rinehart Rassif, Esq.
          JACKSON LEWIS P.C.
          One Biscayne Tower
          Two South Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 3500
          Miami, FL 33131-1802
          Telephone: (305) 577-7600
          Facsimile: (305) 373-4466
          E-mail: jenna.rassif@jacksonlewis.com

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          Douglas J. Hoffman, Esq.
          JACKSON LEWIS P.C.
          75 Park Plaza
          Boston, MA 02116
          Telephone: (617) 367-0025
          E-mail: hoffmand@jacksonlewis.com


GREENBERG TRAURIG LLP

          Greenberg Traurig served as counsel to corporate
          defendants in at least 23 class action complaints
          alleging, among others, product liability as well as
          violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Fair
          Labor Standards Act and the Telephone Consumer
          Protection Act.  Clients include 3M Company, Alcon
          Laboratories, Benjamin Moore & Co., Champion Petfoods,
          Twin Hill Acquisition Company, Health-Ade LLC, Allied
          Waste Niagara Falls Landfill, Allegiant Travel Company,
          Bin Insurance Holdings, Davol Inc., C. R. Bard and TCR
          Sports Broadcasting Holding, and Wal-Mart Associates.

          Headquartered in Miami, Fla., with 38 offices in the
          United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the
          Middle East.

          On the Web: http://www.gtlaw.com/

          Contact:

          Robert J. Herrington, Esq.
          Co-Chair, Class Action Litigation Group
          GREENBERG TRAURIG, LLP
          4 Embarcadero Center, Suite 3000
          San Francisco, CA 94111
          Telephone: (415) 655-1300
          Facsimile: (415) 707-2010
          E-mail: herringtonr@gtlaw.com

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          Mark D. Kemple, Esq.
          GREENBERG TRAURIG, LLP
          Co-Chair, Labor & Employment Class and
            Collective Action Practice
          1840 Century Park East, Suite 1900
          Los Angeles, CA 90067
          Telephone: (310) 586-7700
          Facsimile: (310) 586-7800
          E-mail: kemplem@gtlaw.com

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          Stephen L. Saxl, Esq.
          Co-Chair, Class Action Litigation Group
          GREENBERG TRAURIG, LLP
          MetLife Building
          200 Park Avenue
          New York, NY 10166
          Telephone: (212) 801-9200
          Facsimile: (212) 801-6400
          E-mail: saxls@gtlaw.com

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          Rick L. Shackelford, Esq.
          Co-Chair, Class Action Litigation Group
          GREENBERG TRAURIG, LLP
          1840 Century Park East, Suite 1900
          Los Angeles, CA 90067
          Telephone: (310) 586-7700
          Facsimile: (310) 586-7800
          E-mail: shackelfordr@gtlaw.com


OGLETREE DEAKINS NASH SMOAK & STEWART P.C.

          Ogletree Deakins represented defendant companies in at
          least 22 class action lawsuits alleging violations of
          the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Fair Labor
          Standards Act.  Clients include Change Healthcare
          Solutions, Flowers Foods, Idemia Identity & Security
          USA, Fidelity Investments, Kirkland's Stores, Waveland
          Services, Shutterfly Inc., Southwest Airlines, NRG
          Energy Services, W.W. Grainger, Baxter Healthcare, Air
          Evac EMS Inc., SiteOne Landscape Supply and Bank of New
          York.

          The firm has 53 offices across the United States and in
          Europe, Canada, and Mexico.

          On the Web: https://ogletree.com/

          Contacts:

          Charles B. Baldwin, Esq.
          OGLETREE, DEAKINS, NASH, SMOAK & STEWART, PC
          111 Monument Circle
          Indianapolis, IN 46204
          Telephone: 317-916-2140
          Facsimile: 317-916-9076
          E-mail: charles.baldwin@ogletree.com

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          Elizabeth S. Washko, Esq.
          OGLETREE, DEAKINS, NASH, SMOAK & STEWART, PC
          SunTrust Plaza
          Nashville, TN 37219
          Telephone: (615) 687-2229
          Facsimile: (615) 254-1908
          E-mail: liz.washko@ogletree.com


GIBSON DUNN & CRUTCHER LLP

          Gibson Dunn was engaged as defendant counsel in at
          least 19 class action lawsuits alleging violations of,
          among others, securities, antitrust and labor laws.
          The firm's clients include Apple Inc., Sunrise Senior
          Living, Zillow Group, Jones Financial Companies, Merck
          & Co., Jimmy John's Franchise, Postmates Inc., Juul
          Labs and Allergan, Inc.

          The firm is based in Los Angeles, Calif., with
          20 offices in major cities throughout the United
          States, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and South
          America.

          On the Web: http://www.gibsondunn.com/

          Contacts:

          Chris Chorba, Esq.
          Co-Chair of Class Actions Practice Group
          GIBSON, DUNN & CRUTCHER LLP
          333 South Grand Avenue
          Los Angeles, CA 90071-3197
          Telephone: (213) 229-7396
          Facsimile: (213) 229-6396
          E-mail: cchorba@gibsondunn.com

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          Theane Evangelis, Esq.
          Co-Chair of Class Actions Practice Group
             and as Vice Chair of the California
             Appellate Practice Group
          GIBSON, DUNN & CRUTCHER LLP
          333 South Grand Avenue
          Los Angeles, CA 90071-3197
          Telephone: (213) 229-7726
          Facsimile: (213) 229-6726
          E-mail: tevangelis@gibsondunn.com


SEYFARTH SHAW LLP

          Seyfarth Shaw represented defendant companies in at
          least 19 class action lawsuits alleging violations of
          the Fair Credit Reporting Act and the Fair Labor
          Standards Act and similar state labor laws.  Clients
          include La Boucherie on 71, Disney Store USA, Hyatt
          Hotel, Michael Kors (USA), Toll Global Forwarding,
          L'Oreal USA, Randstad Inhouse Services, Seasons Hospice
          & Palliative Care of Southern Florida, and Camelbak
          Products.

          The firm is based in Chicago, with offices in Atlanta,
          Ga.; Boston; Houston, Tex.; Los Angeles, Sacramento and
          San Francisco in Calif.; New York; and Washington,
          D.C.; and international offices in London; Shanghai;
          and Melbourne and Sydney in Australia.

          On the Web: http://www.seyfarth.com/

          Contacts:

          Daniel M. Blouin, Esq.
          Chair of Commercial Class Action
             Defense Practice Group
          SEYFARTH SHAW LLP
          131 South Dearborn Street, Suite 2400
          Chicago, IL 60603-5577
          Telephone: (312) 460-5966
          Facsimile: (312) 460-7966
          E-mail: dblouin@seyfarth.com


BAKER & HOSTETLER LLP

          This year, BakerHostetler served as counsel to
          defendants in at least 15 purported class action
          complaints over, among others, unpaid wages,
          unsolicited fax advertisements, product mislabeling,
          the side effects of Opioid drugs and customer data
          theft.  Clients include Southwest Airlines, Securitas
          Security, ABM Industries, eClinicalworks, Sherwin-
          Williams Company, Actavis LLC, Ralph Lauren, Kohl's
          Department, Synapse Group, Cardinal Health Inc., Best
          Buy and Children's Mercy Hospital.

          The firm is based in Cleveland, Ohio, and has offices
          in Atlanta, Ga.; Chicago; Cincinnati and Columbus, in
          Ohio; Costa Mesa and Los Angeles in Calif.; Denver,
          Colo.; Houston, Tex.; New York; Orlando, Fla.;
          Philadelphia; Seattle, Wash.; and Washington, D.C.

          On the Web: https://www.bakerlaw.com/

          Contacts:

          Paul Gregory Karlsgodt, Esq.
          Head of Class Action Defense Team
          BAKER & HOSTETLER LLP
          1801 California St., Ste. 4400
          Denver, CO 80202
          Telephone: (303) 764 4013
          Facsimile: (303) 861 7805
          E-mail: pkarlsgodt@bakerlaw.com

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          Margaret Rosenthal, Esq.
          Co-chair of Employment Class Action Team
          BAKER & HOSTETLER LLP
          11601 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1400
          Los Angeles, CA 90025-0509
          Telephone: (310) 442-8893
          Facsimile: (310) 820-8859
          E-mail: mrosenthal@bakerlaw.com


FISHER & PHILLIPS, LLP

          Fisher & Phillips represented corporate defendants in
          at least 12 class action lawsuits over alleged labor
          law violations.  Its clients include Compass Group,
          Amedisys Holding, DBI Services, Five Star Pizza,
          Joarder Properties, Primeflight Aviation Services
          Ollie's Bargain Outlet Holdings and Whole Foods Market.

          Based in Atlanta, Georgia, the firm has 33 offices in
          the U.S.

          On the Web: https://www.fisherphillips.com/

          Contacts:

          Benton N. Wood, Esq.
          FISHER & PHILLIPS LLP
          200 South Orange Avenue, Suite 1100
          Orlando, FL 32801
          Telephone: (407) 541-0888
          Facsimile: (407) 541-0887
          E-mail: bwood@fisherphillips.com

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          Christine E. Howard, Esq.
          FISHER & PHILLIPS, LLP
          101 E. Kennedy Blvd Ste 2350
          Tampa, FL 33602
          Telephone: (813) 769 7500
          Facsimile: (813) 769 7501
          E-mail: bowens@fisherphillips.com
                  choward@laborlawyers.com

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          Craig Robert Annunziata, Esq.
          FISHER & PHILLIPS LLP
          10 S. Wacker Dr., Suite 3450
          Chicago, IL 60606
          Telephone: (312) 346 8061
          E-mail: cannunziata@laborlawyers.com


BRYAN CAVE LEIGHTON PAISNER LLP

          Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner represented defendants in
          at least 11 class action complaints over unsolicited
          fax advertisements and consumer fraud.  Clients include
          eClinicalworks, Ciox Health, Ocwen Mortgage, Avis
          Budget Car Rental, Johnson & Johnson, Republic
          Services, Healthport Technologies and Walgreen Co.

          Based in St. Louis, Missouri, Bryan Cave has 27 offices
          worldwide.

          On the Web: http://www.scopelitis.com/

          Contacts:

          Robert E. Boone III, Esq.
          Douglas A. Thompson, Esq.
          BRYAN CAVE LLP
          120 Broadway, Suite 300
          Santa Monica, CA 90401-2386
          Telephone: (310) 576 2100
          Facsimile: (310) 576 2200
          E-Mail: reboone@bryancave.com
                  douglas.thompson@bryancave.com

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          Dan H. Ball, Esq.
          BRYAN CAVE
          211 North Broadway
          One Metropolitan Square, Suite 3600
          St. Louis, MO 63102
          Telephone: (314) 259 2000
          E-mail: dhball@bryancave.com

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          Jena M. Valdetero, Esq.
          BRYAN CAVE LLP
          161 N. Clark Street, Suite 4300
          Chicago, IL 60601
          Telephone: (312) 602-5000
          E-mail: jena.valdetero@bryancave.com


LATHAM & WATKINS, LLP

          Latham & Watkins served as counsel to companies named
          as defendants in at least 11 class action lawsuits
          alleging violations of securities laws and the
          Telephone Consumer Protection Act.  Defendant companies
          include Apple Inc., Biglari Holdings, Funko Inc.,
          Restoration Robotics, Switch Inc., and Caesars
          Entertainment.

          Latham's first office was in Los Angeles while New York
          office is currently the largest.  It is the only global
          law firm with no corporate headquarters.  It has 31
          offices in 13 countries.

          On the Web: https://www.lw.com/

          Contacts:

          Benjamin Naftalis, Esq.
          Kevin McDonough, Esq.
          LATHAM & WATKINS LLP
          885 Third Avenue
          New York, NY 10022-4834
          Telephone: (212) 906 1246
          Facsimile: (212) 751 4864
          E-mail: benjamin.naftalis@lw.com
                  kevin.mcdonough@lw.com

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          Daniel M. Wall, Esq.
          Christopher S. Yates, Esq.
          Sadik Huseny, Esq.
          LATHAM & WATKINS LLP
          505 Montgomery Street, Suite 2000
          San Francisco, CA 94111-6538
          Telephone: (415) 391-0600
          E-mail: dan.wall@lw.com
                  chris.yates@lw.com
                  sadik.huseny@lw.com


JENNER & BLOCK LLP

          Jenner & Block was involved in at least 10 class action
          lawsuits representing corporate defendants including
          Ulta Beauty, CBOE Global Markets, Move Inc., Hain
          Celestial Group and Hertz Corp.

          The firm has offices in Chicago, London, Los Angeles,
          New York and Washington, D.C.

          On the Web: https://jenner.com/

          Contacts:

          Stephen L. Ascher, Esq.
          JENNER & BLOCK LLP
          919 3rd Avenue
          New York, NY 10022
          Telephone: (212) 891-1670
          E-mail: sascher@jenner.com

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          Craig C. Martin, Esq.
          JENNER & BLOCK LLP
          353 N. Clark Street
          Chicago, IL 60654-33456
          Telephone: (312) 222-9350
          E-mail: cmartin@jenner.com

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          Richard L. Stone, Esq.
          Amy M. Gallegos, Esq.
          JENNER & BLOCK LLP
          633 West 5th Street, Suite 3600
          Los Angeles, CA 90071
          Telephone: (213) 239 5100
          Facsimile: (213) 239 5199
          E-mail: rstone@jenner.com
                  dsinger@jenner.com
                  agallegos@jenner.com


DENTONS US LLP

          Dentons US LLP represented defendants in at least
          10 class action lawsuits.  Clients include
          International Game Technology, Carrington Mortgage
          Services, Lexington Insurance, Federal Warranty
          Service, Altisource Solutions, Nationwide Insurance and
          Sunrise Senior Living.

          The firm has 24 offices in the U.S.

          On the Web: https://www.dentons.com/

          Contacts:

          Nathan L. Garroway, Esq.
          Jeffrey A. Zachman, Esq.
          DENTONS US, LLP
          303 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 5300
          Atlanta, GA 30308
          Telephone: (404) 527-4000
          E-mail: nathan.garroway@dentons.com
                  jeffrey.zachman@dentons.com

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          Mark L. Hanover, Esq.
          DENTONS US LLP
          4520 Main Street, Suite 1100
          Kansas City, MO 64111
          Telephone: (816) 460 2400
          E-mail: mark.hanover@dentons.com


REED SMITH LLP

          Reed Smith represented defendants in at least 10 class
          action complaints alleging violation of the Fair Labor
          Standards Act, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act
          and the Fair Credit Reporting Act.  Clients include
          Nationstar Mortgage, Jiffy Lube International, Purdue
          Pharma, Buffalo Wild Wings, PNC Financial,
          Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company, and Safe
          Streets USA.

          The firm is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania,
          with 28 offices throughout the United States, Europe,
          the Middle East and Asia.

          On the Web: https://www.reedsmith.com/

          Contacts:

          Kurt C. Peterson, Esq.
          Kenneth Smersfelt, Esq.
          REED SMITH LLP
          355 South Grand Ave., Suite 2800
          Los Angeles, CA 90071-1514
          Telephone: (213) 457-8000
          Facsimile: (213) 457-8080
          Email: kpeterson@reedsmith.com
                 ksmersfelt@reedsmith.com
                 kkroll@reedsmith.com

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          Casey Devin Laffey, Esq.
          REED SMITH LLP
          599 Lexington Avenue
          New York, NY 10022
          Telephone: (212) 549-0282
          E-mail: claffey@reedsmith.com

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          Robert A. Nicholas, Esq.
          Shannon E. Mclure, Esq.
          REED SMITH LLP
          1717 Arch Street, Suite 3100
          Philadelphia, PA 19103
          Telephone: (215) 851-8100
          E-mail: rnicholas@reedsmith.com
                  smculre@reedsmith.com



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