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              Wednesday, December 25, 2019, Vol. 21, No. 257

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[*] Most Active Class Action Defendant Law Firms - 2019

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[*] Most Active Class Action Defendant Law Firms - 2019
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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 12 most
active firms representing defendants in class action lawsuits
during 2019.

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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 fifth straight
          year.  The firm represented defendant companies in at
          least 56 class action complaints alleging violations
          of the Fair Labor Standards Act and state labor laws,
          the Fair Credit Reporting Act, and the Americans with
          Disabilities Act.  The firm's clients include
          Abercrombie & Fitch; All Freight Carriers; Beacon Sales
          Acquisition; Blazin Wings; Deluxe Check Printers; Gate
          Gourmet; Heartland Employment Services; Interstate
          Management Company; Just Energy Marketing; Kindred
          Healthcare; McKesson Medical-Surgical; Packaging
          Corporation of America; Prince Telecom; Raymours
          Furniture; Reynolds Metals; rue21 Inc.; Schenker Inc.;
          Signature Healthcare; Southwest Airlines; Sprint/United
          Management Company; Texas De Brazil (Fresno); The Coca
          -Cola Company; Titlemax of Alabama; Ulta Beauty; United
          Parcel Service; Waste Management Inc.; and Zillow Group.

          The firm is headquartered in San Francisco, Calif., with
          80 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


OGLETREE DEAKINS NASH SMOAK & STEWART P.C.

          Ogletree Deakins represented defendant companies in at
          least 48 class action lawsuits alleging violations of
          federal and state labor laws, consumer credit laws, and
          the Fair Credit Reporting Act.  Clients include Alterra
          Group; Autozone Inc.; Becton, Dickinson and Company;
          Blood Centers of the Pacific; Carmax Auto; Champion Home
          Builders; Circle K Stores; Estenson Logistics; Flexsteel
          Industries; Flowers Baking; G6 Hospitality; Georgia-
          Pacific Corrugated; Hungry Man Inc.; Irwin Industries;
          Johnson Controls; CB&I LLC; MRC Global US; Professional
          Transportation; Ruskin Company; Service King Paint &
          Body; Southwest Airlines; Synergy One Lending; and Top
          Golf USA.

          The firm has 54 offices across the United States and in
          Europe, Canada, and Mexico.

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

          Contacts:

          Spencer C. Skeen, Esq.
          Tim L. Johnson, Esq.
          Jesse C. Ferrantella, Esq.
          OGLETREE, DEAKINS, NASH, SMOAK & STEWART, P.C.
          4370 La Jolla Village Drive, Suite 990
          San Diego, CA 92122
          Phone: 858-652-3100
          Facsimile: 858-652-3101
          E-mail: spencer.skeen@ogletree.com
                 tim.johnson@ogletree.com
                 jesse.ferrantella@ogletree.com

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          Evan R. Moses, Esq.
          Marlene M. Moffitt, Esq.
          OGLETREE, DEAKINS, NASH, SMOAK & STEWART, P.C.
          400 South Hope Street, Suite 1200
          Los Angeles, CA 90071
          Telephone: 213-239-9800
          Facsimile: 213-239-9045
          E-mail: evan.moses@ogletree.com
                  marlene.moffitt@ogletree.com


MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS LLP

          Morgan Lewis & Bockius served as counsel to corporate
          defendants in at least 36 class action lawsuits
          alleging violation of securities and labor laws, as
          well as consumer fraud.  Clients include ABB Optical
          Group; Amazon.com Inc.; Aramark Uniform & Career
          Apparel; BNSF Railway Company; Burlington Coat Factory;
          Charter Communications; Comcast Cable Communications;
          CVS Health; Duchesnay USA; Garfield Beach CVS; HP Inc.;
          JetBlue Airways; JP Morgan Chase Bank; Merrill Lynch,
          Pierce, Fenner & Smith; Quest Diagnostics Clinical
          Laboratories; Realogy Holdings; Spark Energy; Timm
          Medical Technologies; United Natural Foods; and Wm.
          Bolthouse Farms.

          The firm is based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with
          31 offices across North America, Europe, Asia, and
          the Middle East.

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

          Contacts:

          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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          J. Gordon Cooney, Jr., Esq.
          MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS LLP
          1701 Market St.
          Philadelphia, PA 19103-2921
          Telephone: (215) 963-4806
          Facsimile: (215) 963-5001
          E-mail: gordon.cooney@morganlewis.com


BAKER & HOSTETLER LLP

          This year, BakerHostetler served as counsel to
          defendants in several purported class action
          complaints over, among others, unpaid wages,
          unsolicited fax advertisements, product mislabeling,
          and customer data theft.  Clients include Adesa Inc.;
          Choice Hotels; CSX Intermodal Terminals; Harbor Freight;
          Lion Oil; Progressive Preferred Insurance; Southwest
          Airlines; USAA Casualty Insurance; Vimeo Inc.; and
          Trusted Media Brands. It also advises the defendants in
          the case, In Re: Marriott International, Inc., Customer
          Data Security Breach Litigation.

          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;
          Houston; New York; Orlando, Fla.; Philadelphia;
          Seattle; 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


LEWIS BRISBOIS BISGAARD & SMITH LLP

          Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP served as counsel
          to corporate defendants in class action lawsuits
          alleging violation of labor laws, as well as consumer
          fraud.  Clients include BMW of North America; Copart,
          Inc.; Directory Distributing Associates; Hidden Villa
          Ranch Produce; Interstate Cleaning; Kimpton Hotel &
          Restaurant Group; Parex USA and Propak Logistics.  It is
          also advising defendants in Labcorp. data breach and
          Sunrise Medical data breach litigation.

          The firm is based in Los Angeles with another 51 offices
          across the U.S.

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

          Contacts:

          Jon P. Kardassakis, Esq.
          Eric Y. Kizirian, Esq.
          Co-chairs of Class Action & Mass Tort Practice
          LEWIS BRISBOIS BISGAARD & SMITH LLP
          633 West 5th Street, Suite 4000
          Los Angeles, CA 90071
          Telephone: (213) 680-5040
          Facsimile: (213) 250-7900
          E-mail: jon.kardassakis@lewisbrisbois.com
                  eric.kizirian@lewisbrisbois.com

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          Pamela Ferguson, Esq.
          Vice-chair of Products Liability,
            Class Action & Mass Tort, and Life Sciences Practices
          LEWIS BRISBOIS BISGAARD & SMITH LLP
          333 Bush Street, Suite 1100
          San Francisco, CA 94104
          Telephone: (415) 438-6638
          Facsimile: (415) 434-0882
          E-mail: pamela.ferguson@lewisbrisbois.com


MCGUIREWOODS LLP

          McGuireWoods LLP represented corporate defendants in at
          least 12 class action lawsuits alleging violations
          of federal and state labor laws, and the Fair Debt
          Collection Practices Act.  Clients include Bank of
          America; Capital One Bank; Comprehensive Health
          Management; DG Strategic VII; Ikea US Retail; McLane
          Company; MillerCoors LLC; Portfolio Recovery Associates;
          Seterus Inc.; Watkins and Shepard Trucking; and Zale
          Delaware.

          Based in Richmond, Virginia, the firm has another 21
          offices across the United States and Europe.

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

          Contacts:

          Bryan A. Fratkin, Esq.
          MCGUIREWOODS LLP
          Gateway Plaza
          800 East Canal Street
          Richmond, VA 23219-3916
          Telephone: (804) 775-4352
          Facsimile: (804) 698-2100
          E-mail: bfratkin@mcguirewoods.com

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          Bethany Gayle Lukitsch, Esq.
          MCGUIREWOODS LLP
          Wells Fargo Center
          South Tower
          355 S. Grand Ave., Suite 4200
          Los Angeles, CA 90071-3103
          Telephone: (213) 457-9875
          Facsimile: (213) 457-9895
          E-mail: blukitsch@mcguirewoods.com


AKIN GUMP STRAUSS HAUER & FELD LLP

          Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP represented
          defendant companies in at least 11 class action lawsuits
          alleging, mostly, labor law violations.  Clients include
          Addus Healthcare; Comcast Cable Communications
          Management; Home Depot U.S.; Purple Communications; and
          U.S. Remodelers.  The firm also represents Sonos, Inc.
          in litigation over a failed software update; and
          Mammoth Energy Services over alleged securities fraud.

          The firm is headquartered in Washington, D.C., with
          another 20 offices worldwide.

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

          Contacts:

          Peter I. Altman, Esq.
          AKIN GUMP STRAUSS HAUER & FELD LLP
          1999 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 600
          Los Angeles, CA 90067-6022
          Telephone: (310) 229-1000
          Facsimile: (310) 229-1001
          E-mail: paltman@akingump.com

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          Donna M. Mezias, Esq.
          AKIN GUMP STRAUSS HAUER & FELD LLP
          580 California Street, Suite 1500
          San Francisco, CA 94104
          Telephone: (415) 765-9500
          Facsimile: (415) 765-9501
          E-mail: dmezias@akingump.com


FISHER & PHILLIPS, LLP

          Fisher & Phillips represented corporate defendants in
          at least 11 class action lawsuits over alleged labor
          law violations.  Its clients include 5 Star Pizza; ADT,
          LLC; Air Methods Corp.; Applied Services Augmentation
          Partners; FedEx Ground Package System; Orkin Services of
          California; Seagle Pizza; and VF Outdoor.

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

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

          Contacts:

          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

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          Lonnie D. Giamela, Esq.
          Philip J. Azzara, Esq.
          FISHER & PHILLIPS LLP
          2050 Main Street, Suite 1000
          Irvine, CA 92614
          Telephone: (949) 851-2424
          Facsimile: (949) 851-0152
          E-mail: lgiamela@fisherphillips.com
                  pazzara@fisherphillips.com


GREENBERG TRAURIG LLP

          Greenberg Traurig served as counsel to corporate
          defendants in at least 10 class action complaints
          alleging, among others, violation of the Fair Credit
          Reporting Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the
          Telephone Consumer Protection Act, and Florida's
          Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act.  Clients
          include Centene Management; Conestoga Settlement
          Services; Energizer Holdings; Hearst Magazine Media;
          Ocwen Loan Servicing; Orlando Utilities Commission;
          Sandals Resorts International; and Tharaldson
          Hospitality Staffing.  The firm is also representing
          defendants in the case, In Re: Valsartan
          N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) Contamination Products
          Liability Litigation.

          Headquartered in Miami, Fla., with 41 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.
          Co-Chair, Labor & Employment Class and
            Collective Action Practice
          GREENBERG TRAURIG, LLP
          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


KIRKLAND & ELLIS, LLP

          Kirkland & Ellis represented defendants in multi-
          district litigation, In re: Fairlife Milk Products
          Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation; In re: 3M
          Combat Arms Earplug Products Liability Litigation; and
          In re: Valsartan N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA)
          Contamination Products Liability Litigation.  Clients
          also include Boeing Company and Wayfair Inc.  The firm
          also represents Travelport Worldwide in merger-related
          lawsuits.

          Based in Chicago, the firm has 15 offices in the U.S.,
          Europe and Asia.

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

          Contacts:

          Michael B. Slade, Esq.
          Jeremy A. Fielding, Esq.
          KIRKLAND & ELLIS LLP
          300 North LaSalle
          Chicago, IL 60654
          Telephone: (312) 862-2000
          E-mail: michael.slade@kirkland.com
                  craig.primis@kirkland.com
                  kasdin.mitchell@kirkland.com
                  jeremy.fielding@kirkland.com

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          Kasdin M. Mitchell, Esq.
          KIRKLAND & ELLIS
          1301 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
          Washington, D.C. 20004
          Telephone: (202) 389-5165
          E-mail: kasdin.mitchell@kirkland.com


FOLEY & LARDNER, LLP

          Foley & Lardner served as counsel to companies sued over
          alleged violations of labor laws and antitrust laws.
          Defendant companies include 22nd Century Group; Amcor
          Rigid Plastics USA; Tough Mudder Incorporated;
          HomeServices of America; and Stein Mart Inc.  The firm
          advised Anda, Inc., in health care/pharmaceutical
          personal injury product liability related issues.  It
          is also involved in In re: Juul Labs, Inc., Marketing,
          Sales Practices, and Products Liability Litigation
          alleging violation of the Racketeer Influenced and
          Corrupt Organizations Act.

          The firm is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with
          another 23 offices in the U.S., Brussels, Mexico City
          and Tokyo.

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

          Contacts:

          Jay N. Varon, Esq.
          FOLEY & LARDNER, LLP
          Washington Harbour
          3000 K Street, N.W., Suite 600
          Washington, D.C. 20007-5109
          Telephone: (202) 672-5380
          Facsimile: (202) 672-5399
          E-mail: jvaron@foley.com

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          Michael D. Leffel, Esq.
          FOLEY & LARDNER, LLP
          150 East Gilman Street, Suite 5000
          Madison, WI 53703-1482
          Telephone: (608) 257-5035
          Facsimile: (608) 258-4258
          E-mail: mleffel@foley.com


KING & SPALDING LLP

          King & Spalding was involved in lawsuits seeking class
          action status, representing corporate defendants that
          include JetBlue Airways, Hat World, Home Depot, and
          South Carolina Electric & Gas Company.  The firm also
          advised defendants in the data theft case, In re:
          Capital One Customer Data Security Breach Litigation;
          and deceptive marketing case, In re: Fairlife Milk
          Products Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation.

          The firm is based in Atlanta, with 20+ offices in the
          U.S., Europe and Asia.

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

          Contacts:

          David L. Balser, Esq.
          KING & SPALDING, LLP-ATL
          1180 Peachtree Street, NE, 40th Floor
          Atlanta, GA 30309-3521
          Telephone: (404) 572-2782
          Facsimile: (404) 572-5100
          E-mail: dbalser@kslaw.com

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          Stephen B. Devereaux, Esq.
          KING & SPALDING LLP
          1180 Peachtree St., N.E., Suite 1600
          Atlanta, GA 30309
          Telephone: (404) 572-4735
          E-mail: sdevereaux@kslaw.com



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