Mark Behrens co-chairs the Washington, D.C.-based Public Policy Group of Shook,... more
Mark Behrens co-chairs the Washington, D.C.-based Public Policy Group of Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P., an international law firm that primarily represents corporate defendants in complex civil litigation. For over two decades, Mark has been extensively involved in liability law, defense litigation, civil justice reform, and counseling in the prevention of liability exposure. He is a member of ... view profile
Mypractice focuses on large-scale business litigation, including class actions, in a... more
Mypractice focuses on large-scale business litigation, including class actions, in a wide range of subject areas including securities lawsuits, contract actions, and ERISA disputes, among others. In addition, I also have deep experience indefamation cases and advisory work, constitutional law, andfederal electionlawlitigation. My practice is nationwide--and occasionally international--in scope.... view profile
A class action lawsuit is a particular kind of litigation, used when a large number of people have the same problem with a company's product or activities. Many companies have had class action lawsuits filed against them, including Apple Computer, Farmers Insurance, Burger King, LP Siding, Microsoft, and Coppertone. Class action lawsuits are also filed against companies for product defects that could potentially hurt anyone buying their products. Asbestos and tobacco class action claims are examples, as are the drug class action cases against the manufacturers of Accutane, Celebrex, Ephedra, Vioxx, and Paxil. Class action attorneys can discuss the pros and cons of a class action lawsuit with you if you think one may be appropriate. Class action lawyers are usually paid on contingency, which means they receive a percentage of the money paid if you win the lawsuit.