Severson & Werson attorneys have been recognized for decades as the preeminent California experts on defense of unfair business practices (UDAP) claims and litigation on a class basis and at the individual consumer level. Since the explosion of California-based “17200” litigation in the early 1980’s, we have been at the forefront of developing law in this field, leading the pushback against untethered and unlimited claims and helping develop the conceptual framework leading to the 2004 California voter initiative limiting standing to those who have actually suffered financial/property loss.

As UDAP litigation has expanded nationwide, our practice group routinely advises financial institutions responding to nationwide class and single-case challenges, as well as complaints and inquiries from regulators, such as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. We creatively and soundly counsel clients on best business practices to avoid these types of claims, helping them choose the right course of conduct, and then standing by them. In this way we do right, not just by our clients, but by the public they serve.