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           Tuesday, December 26, 2017, Vol. 19, No. 255

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* Most Active Class Action Defendant Law Firms - 2017

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* Most Active Class Action Defendant Law Firms - 2017
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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
15 most active firms representing defendants in class action
lawsuits during 2017.

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., P.O. Box
40915, Washington, D.C. 20016.


LITTLER MENDELSON P.C.

          Littler Mendelson P.C. is the Class Action Reporter's
          most active defendant law firm for the third straight
          year.  The firm represented defendant companies in at
          least 34 class action complaints alleging violations
          of the Fair Labor Standards Act and state labor laws.
          The firm's clients include CertifiedSafety, Coca Cola
          Company, Farmland Mutual Insurance, Strom Engineering,
          Children's Place, Largo Concrete, First Student
          Management, Ecolab and T-Mobile.

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


WILSON SONSINI GOODRICH & ROSATI, P.C.

          Wilson Sonsini represented defendant companies in at
          least 18 securities and antitrust class action
          complaints this year.  Clients include Mylan, Google's
          YouTube, Tintri, Nanthealth, Snap Inc., and Avinger.

          The firm is based in Palo Alto, Calif., with 11 offices
          in the U.S.; and offices in Beijing and Shanghai, in
          China; Hong Kong; and Brussels, Belgium.

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

          Contacts:

          Colleen Bal, Esq.
          WILSON SONSINI GOODRICH & ROSATI, P.C.
          One Market Plaza
          Spear Tower, Suite 3300
          San Francisco, CA 94105
          Telephone: (650) 320-4708
          E-mail: cbal@wsgr.com

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          Cynthia Ann Dy, Esq.
          Keith E. Eggleton, Esq.
          David H. Kramer, Esq.
          WILSON SONSINI GOODRICH & ROSATI, P.C.
          650 Page Mill Road
          Palo Alto, CA 94304
          Telephone: (650) 320-4550
                     (650) 320-4893
          E-mail: CDy@wsgr.com
                  KEggleton@wsgr.com
                  DKramer@wsgr.com

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          Lydia Parnes, Esq.
          WILSON SONSINI GOODRICH & ROSATI, P.C.
          1700 K Street, NW, Fifth Floor
          Washington, DC 20006
          Telephone: (202) 973-8801
          E-mail: lparnes@wsgr.com


GIBSON DUNN & CRUTCHER LLP

          Gibson Dunn was engaged as defendant counsel in at
          least 16 class action lawsuits alleging violations of,
          among others, securities, antitrust and labor laws.
          The firm's clients include Heritage Pharmaceuticals,
          Yahoo! Inc., ABM Industries, and J.C. Penney, Frito-Lay
          North America and HMS Holdings.

          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/

          Matthew S. Kahn, Esq.
          GIBSON, DUNN & CRUTCHER LLP
          555 Mission Street, Suite 3000
          San Francisco, CA 94105-0921
          Telephone: (415) 393-8200
          Facsimile: (415) 393-8306
          Email: mkahn@gibsondunn.com

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          D Jarrett Arp, Esq.
          GIBSON, DUNN & CRUTCHER LLP
          1050 Connecticut Avenue NW
          Washington, DC 20036-5306
          Telephone: (202) 955-8678
          Facsimile: (202) 467-0539
          E-mail: jarp@gibsondunn.com


JACKSON LEWIS LLP

          Jackson Lewis represented corporate defendants in at
          least 14 class action lawsuits alleging violations
          of federal and state labor laws.  Defendant companies
          include S.W. Queens Mezzanine, Samaritan Daytop
          Village, Maritime Mobile Communications, Lasership
          Inc., XPO Last Mile, and Kroger Co.

          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


KING & SPALDING LLP

          King & Spalding represented corporate defendants in
          at least 14 class action lawsuits over alleged
          customer data breach and violations of, among others,
          the Fair Credit Reporting Act, and the Telephone
          Consumer Protection Act.  Its clients include Impax
          Laboratories, Equifax, Home Depot, Porsche Cars of
          North America, and 7-Eleven Inc.

          Based in Atlanta, Georgia, the firm also has offices in
          Austin and Houston, Tex.; Charlotte, N.C.; Chicago; Los
          Angeles, San Francisco and Silicon Valley, Calif.; New
          York; and Washington, D.C.; Abu Dhabi and Dubai, UAE;
          Riyadh; Frankfurt; Geneva; London; Moscow; Paris;
          Singapore; and Tokyo.

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

          Contacts:

          Phyllis B. Sumner, Esq.
          KING & SPALDING LLP
          1180 Peachtree St NW
          Atlanta, GA 30309
          Telephone: 404-572-4799
          E-mail: psumner@kslaw.com

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          Norman Armstrong Jr., Esq.
          KING & SPALDING LLP
          1700 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 200
          Washington, DC 20006
          Telephone: (202) 737-0500
          Facsimile: (202) 626-3737
          E-mail: narmstrong@kslaw.com


MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS LLP

          Morgan Lewis & Bockius served as counsel to corporate
          defendants in at least 13 class action lawsuits
          alleging violation of securities and labor laws.
          Clients include Homeaway.com, GameStop, Best Buy
          Stores, Total Pharmacy Supply, Bimbo Bakeries, and
          Perrigo Company.

          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:

          Peter J. Mee, Esq.
          Arcangelo S. Cella, Esq.
          MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS LLP
          One Federal Street
          Boston, MA 02110
          Telephone: (617) 341 7726
          Facsimile: (617) 341 7701
          E-mail: pmee@morganlewis.com
                  arcangelo.cella@morganlewis.com

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          Joseph H. Bias, Esq.
          MORGAN LEWIS & BOCKIUS
          300 South Grand Avenue
          Twenty-Second Floor
          Los Angeles, CA 90071
          Telephone: (213) 612 7397
          Facsimile: (213) 612 2501
          E-mail: joseph.bias@morganlewis.com

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          Elizabeth B. Herrington, Esq.
          Megan Braden, Esq.
          Craig A. Stanfield, Esq.
          MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS LLP
          77 West Wacker Dr.
          Chicago, IL 60601-5094
          Telephone (312) 324 1445
          Facsimile: (312) 324-1001
          E-mail: Beth.Herrington@morganlewis.com
                  Megan.Braden@morganlewis.com
                  Craig.Stanfield@morganlewis.com


OGLETREE DEAKINS NASH SMOAK & STEWART P.C.

          Ogletree Deakins represented defendant companies in at
          least 13 class action lawsuits alleging violations of
          the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and the Fair
          Labor Standards Act.  The firm's clients include
          Nationwide Eviction, Remington Lodging & Hospitality,
          Southwest Medical Consulting, Equifax, General Motors
          and Sterling Jewelers.

          The firm has 49 offices, located in 27 states, the
          District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and in
          Canada and Mexico, and international offices in Berlin,
          London and Paris.

          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


THOMPSON COBURN LLP

          Thompson Coburn served as counsel to companies named as
          defendants in at least 13 lawsuits seeking class action
          status.  The firm is defending, among others, Fiat
          Chrysler in lawsuits over defective tires; United Van
          Lines and Time Warner Cable in labor-related cases; and
          Panera Bread in a securities suit.

          Thompson Coburn has offices in Chicago, Los Angeles,
          St. Louis, Southern Illinois and Washington, D.C.

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

          Contacts:

          Brandi L. Burke, Esq.
          Christopher M. Hohn, Esq.
          Helen Byungsun Kim, Esq.
          THOMPSON COBURN LLP
          One US Bank Plaza
          St. Louis, MO 63101
          Telephone: (314) 552 6000
          Facsimile: (314) 552 7000
          E-mail: bburke@thompsoncoburn.com
                  chohn@thompsoncoburn.com
                  hkim@thompsoncoburn.com


SEYFARTH SHAW LLP

          Seyfarth Shaw represented defendant companies in at
          least 10 class action lawsuits alleging violations of
          the Fair Credit Reporting Act and the Fair Labor
          Standards Act and similar state labor laws.  Clients
          include Aaron's Inc., Tesoro Refining & Marketing
          Company, Randstad US and Sodexo.

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

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

          Contacts:

          Daniel M. Blouin, Esq.
          Commercial Class Action Defense Practice Group Chair
          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 nine purported class action
          complaints.  Clients include Safeco Insurance, Chipotle
          Mexican Grill, Hat World, Wyndham Vacation Ownership,
          and National Rifle Association of America.

          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.
          BAKER & HOSTETLER LLP
          1801 California St., Ste. 4400
          Denver, CO 80202
          Telephone: (303) 861 0600
          Facsimile: (303) 861 7805
          E-mail: pkarlsgodt@bakerlaw.com
                  tforsheit@bakerlaw.com

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          Ann Yackshaw, Esq.
          Rodger L. Eckelberry, Esq.
          BAKER & HOSTELLER LLP
          200 Civic Center Drive, Suite 1200
          Columbus, OH 43215
          Telephone: (614) 228 1541
          Facsimile: (614) 462 2616
          E-mail: reckelberry@bakerlaw.com

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          Margaret Rosenthal, Esq.
          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


SCOPELITIS, GARVIN, LIGHT, HANSON & FEARY, PC

          Scopelitis Garvin represented trucking companies that
          were named as defendants in at least eight class action
          complaints alleging labor-related claims.  The clients
          are Smith Transport, CRST International, Penn Ridge
          Transportation, Express Courier International, John
          Christner Trucking, Mesilla Valley Transportation,
          Summitt Trucking and Transco Lines.

          Based in Indianapolis, Indiana, Scopelitis has offices
          in Chattanooga, Tenn.; Chicago; Dallas/Fort Worth;
          Detroit; Los Angeles; Milwaukee, Wis.; Mt. Ephraim,
          N.J.; Philadelphia, Pa.; Salt Lake City; Spokane,
          Wash.; Tulsa, Okla.; and Washington D.C.

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

          Contacts:

          Alaina Cathrine Hawley, Esq.
          Megan E Ross, Esq.
          SCOPELITIS GARVIN LIGHT HANSON & FEARY, PC
          10 W Market St Ste 1500
          Indianapolis, IN 46204
          Telephone: (317) 637-1777
          Facsimile: (317) 687-2414

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          Andrew J. Butcher, Esq.
          SCOPELITIS, GARVIN, LIGHT, HANSON, & FEARY, P.C.
          30 West Monroe Street, Suite 600
          Chicago, IL 60603
          Telephone: (312) 255 7172
          E-mail: abutcher@scopelitis.com


GREENBERG TRAURIG LLP

          Greenberg Traurig served as counsel to corporate
          defendants in at least seven class action complaints
          alleging, among others, violation of the Fair Credit
          Reporting Act.  The clients are Slice Technologies,
          Wal-Mart Stores, Avista Corporation, Great American
          Chicken Corp, and Verizon Online.

          Headquartered in Miami, Fla., with 37 offices in the
          United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the
          Middle East.

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

          Contact:

          Mark D. Kemple, Esq.
          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

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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

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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


LEWIS BRISBOIS BISGAARD & SMITH LLP

          Lewis Brisbois was involved in at least seven class
          action lawsuits, representing corporate defendants over
          alleged violations of labor-related laws, the Fair
          Credit Reporting Act and the Telephone Consumer
          Protection Act.  Its clients are Just Born Inc., CVS Rx
          Services, Ensignal, Chico Produce, GC Services,
          CareFusion Solutions, and Linebarger Goggan Blair &
          Sampson.

          The firm is based in Los Angeles, Calif., with
          40 offices across the U.S.

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

          Contacts:

          Daniel DeCarlo, Esq.
          Josephine Brosas, Esq.
          LEWIS BRISBOIS BISGAARD & SMITH LLP
          633 West 5th Street, Suite 4000
          Los Angeles, CA 90071
          Telephone: (213) 680-5066
          E-mail: Dan.DeCarlo@lewisbrisbois.com

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          Eric Y. Kizirian, Esq.
          LEWIS BRISBOIS BISGAARD & SMITH LLP
          633 West 5th Street, Suite 4000
          Los Angeles, CA 90071
          Telephone: (213) 250 1800
          Facsimile: (213) 250 7900
          E-mail: eric.kizirian@lewisbrisbois.com

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          Jeffry Miller, Esq.
          LEWIS BRISBOIS BISGAARD & SMITH LLP
          701 B Street, Suite 1900
          San Diego, CA 92101
          Telephone: (619) 699-4971
          E-mail: Jeff.Miller@lewisbrisbois.com


REED SMITH LLP

          Reed Smith represented defendants in at least seven
          class action complaints.  Among others, the firm is
          representing Volvo Cars over its sale of vehicles with
          defective cameras.  It is defending Aetna Health of
          California over alleged violation of the Employee
          Retirement Income Security Act; and Allied Interstate
          over alleged violation of the Fair Debt Collection
          Practices Act.

          The firm is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania,
          with 27 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.
          Kevin Kroll, 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


KEKER, VAN NEST & PETERS LLP

          Keker Van Nest is representing Qualcomm in at least
          Six antitrust class action lawsuits over its baseband
          processor products.  The firm is also representing
          Amyris in a securities class action lawsuit.

          Keker Van Nest is a boutique firm located in San
          Francisco, Calif.

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

          Contacts:

          Asim M. Bhansali, Esq.
          David W. Rizk, Esq.
          Eugene Morris Paige, Esq.
          Justina Kahn Sessions, Esq.
          Robert A. Van Nest, Esq.
          KEKER, VAN NEST & PETERS LLP
          633 Battery Street
          San Francisco, CA 94111-1809
          Tel: (415) 391-5400
          Fax: (415) 397-7188
          Email: abhansali@keker.com
                 drizk@kvn.com
                 EMP@kvn.com
                 jsessions@keker.com
                 rvannest@keker.com


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