This month, we have an abundance of "other strategists." At the beginning of the month, I attended the 5th Annual Conference on the Globalization of Class Actions at the Hague. The conference was extremely informative, even though it focused more on mass litigation than class actions specifically. Fellow blogger (and extremely nice guy in-person) Paul

This month’s piece of "Classic Scholarship" constitutes a small exception. It’s not exactly scholarship (it was adapted from a speech), and it doesn’t focus exclusively on class-action practice. Nonetheless, Deborah Lilienthal’s Litigation Public Relations: The Provisional Remedy of the Communications World, 43 N.Y.L. Sch. L. Rev. 895 (2000), contains some important insights for class-action practitioners.

Greg Mortenson turned a passion for mountain-climbing and an interest in helping the women of Central Asia into a multimillion dollar charitable foundation and a bestselling book. The book, Three Cups of Tea, tells the story of how his failed attempt to scale K2 (considered one of the hardest peaks in the world) led to

I’ve written before about the strange turns class-action strategy can take when public relations becomes a factor. But a PR campaign can also be a very effective defensive tool under certain circumstances. How effective? Just ask the folks at Taco Bell.

To recap the Taco Bell class action story: the plaintiffs, represented by class-action firms

Back in July, I wrote about the treasure-trove of documents released when public-relations firm The Rendon Group was compelled to respond to a subpoena from Katrina-related litigation involving State Farm. This upcoming Friday, I’ll be participating in a WLF-sponsored webinar on public-relations tactics in class actions. To provide some background for my remarks, I thought