Litigation

Beckage litigates for you. Our customized approach to litigation works to identify client objectives at the outset and to develop a litigation strategy that best achieves client goals. We work to understand what a “win” looks like to our clients – both in court and out. Beckage believes that litigation should be as minimally disruptive to business as possible, and we utilize strategic motion practice to obtain early victories and develop fact and expert discovery plans to that end. Whether handling appeals to higher courts, or resolving matters privately through pre-filing settlements, our experienced attorneys are recognized litigation Super Lawyers and Rising Stars well versed in effective state and federal court practice.

Class Action Defense

The defense of class action lawsuits require experienced litigators who know how to effectively use the Class Action Fairness Act to prevent duplicative plaintiff lawsuits in multiple jurisdictions across the country. Whether arising from data breach and security incidents, allegations of consumer fraud or products liability, or perceived environmental harms, Beckage litigators work to streamline the class action process and contain the relevant class certification to maximize the best litigation outcome for our clients.

Data Breach Litigation

Beckage has represented clients in numerous federal and state litigated matters concerning data breaches that involved, among other things, cyberattacks, theft of confidential information, and data breaches, and involved data such as personal health information (PHI), retail credit card data, personal identifiable information (PII), and others, and involved national and international reporting and notification.

Environmental Litigation

Beckage attorneys are well versed in a number of highly-regulated areas. Our trial attorneys also defend businesses against citizen suits and private actions, where available, against a host of federal environmental laws and state common law claims arising from perceived environmental harms. We represent businesses in environmental class actions, as well, including handling the removal and consolidation of state court toxic tort proceedings to federal court under the Class Action Fairness Act. We have handled numerous matters under CERCLA (Superfund), TSCA, the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and Safe Drinking Water Act. Whether helping businesses obtain environmental permits, responding to notices of violation and information requests, or negotiating administrative settlements and consent decrees, our attorneys include former government regulators who have deep understanding of the Department of Justice and Environmental Protection Agency enforcement process.

Labor & Employment

The area of employment law is highly dynamic, with a myriad of statutes, regulations and common-law theories applicable to the employment setting. We represent management in employment disputes in state and federal court, in collective bargaining negotiations, and before federal and state administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), and Department of Labor (DOL). We also provide advice and counsel in the form of advice memos on issues that may be impacting your organization in an effort to reduce litigation costs and troubleshoot issues.

E-Discovery Management

The discovery and management of electronically stored information (ESI) in litigation can have tremendous costs, measured in both client time and resources. Beckage attorneys work to identify, manage and appropriately narrow the range of discoverable ESI, and have proprietary systems in place to enable the secure sharing and efficient review of high-volume information.