About the Survey

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Methodology and Approach

The 2021 Carlton Fields Class Action Survey results were compiled from 415 interviews with general counsel, chief legal officers, and direct reports to general counsel. Consistent with the approach used in past years, to control for bias and assure objectivity, Carlton Fields retained an independent consulting firm to select the companies and conduct the interviews. The consulting firm provides only aggregate data to Carlton Fields. Individual responses and company names are kept confidential and excluded from the survey results.

Surveyed companies had an average annual revenue of $23.4 billion and a median annual revenue of $7.1 billion. They operate in more than 25 industries, including banking and financial services, consumer goods, energy, high tech, insurance, manufacturing, and others.

About Carlton Fields

About Carlton Fields Carlton Fields has litigated and counseled clients in hundreds of class actions for more than 35 years in federal and state courts across the nation. These cases present unique challenges due to their different rules, enhanced scope, and higher stakes. The firm understands the potential impacts, costs, and risks associated with class actions and is a leader in developing legal approaches and strategies for managing class action litigation.

If you would like to learn about the survey and how these results may impact you, or to discuss the Carlton Fields class action practice, please contact Julianna Thomas McCabe at 305.347.6870 or Michael Wolgin at 305.347.6880.

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