Enron.  The Toyota sudden acceleration MDL.  The Microsoft antitrust class actions.  There are no shortage of class actions that have arisen from government investigations of various kinds.  But while seeing a class action complaint arrive on top of a government subpoena can be stressful, it’s not necessarily the end of the world.  In fact, the defenses of each can harmonize in surprising ways.

On Tuesday, my colleague John Adams and I presented a CLE session on how to defend class actions that arise from government investigations of various kinds.  In it, we explained:

  • best practices for handling government investigations, and how they contribute to an effective class action defense;
  • why class action plaintiffs’ attorneys find government investigations so attractive; and 
  • strategies for coordinating discovery; and
  • the best class certification opposition arguments.  

You can download the slides from the presentation here.