When deals have been broken, individuals are harmed on a mass scale, careers are challenged, or reputations are on the line, professionals and executives turn to Podhurst Orseck. Our skill in trying complex commercial, civil, and multi-district litigation, contractual disputes, and defense of professionals facing malpractice or other serious claims domestically and abroad establish Podhurst Orseck as trusted counsel when businesses, careers, or reputations are in question.
Our outcomes in complex commercial litigation and multi-district litigation, contractual disputes, and defense of professionals and elected officials facing claims of malpractice or other serious matters have earned the praise of clients domestically and abroad.
Cases range from class actions and multi-district litigation involving product defects, to antitrust matters, contractual disputes, shareholder derivative actions, even the NFL concussion lawsuit, which delivered a record-breaking uncapped settlement exceeding $1 billion. We also defend public organizations and individuals, media conglomerates, and private professionals in law, accounting, architecture, engineering, medicine, and other disciplines facing malpractice, defamation, and other serious claims.
Domestically and abroad, the firm has represented foreign governments and corporations throughout the Americas, Europe, and other jurisdictions. We are currently representing a civil aviation authority against aircraft manufacturer Boeing in the ongoing 737 Max 8 issue.
Complex commercial litigation, and related and unrelated appellate matters, comprise a significant portion of our practice. From financial disputes to class actions to mass tort liability litigation, Podhurst Orseck can help clients navigate the complex challenges that often accompany high-stakes litigation for plaintiffs and defendants/respondents alike.
No case was more complex than the multidistrict litigation against 30 national banks, including Bank of America. Partner Aaron Podhurst served as co-lead counsel representing the plaintiffs, and several of the firm’s members played significant roles in the litigation. The 30 banks allegedly employed software programs designed to extract the greatest possible number and value of checking fees and associated charges related to overdrafts by its customers. After intense negotiations, the banks agreed to settlements totaling more than $1 billion, including a $410 million settlement with Bank of America. The combined damages awarded remain one of the largest settlements ever recorded in a consumer case.