Jason Tompkins, partner in the Birmingham office and chair of the Issues & Appeals Practice, recently joined the American Bar Association (ABA) as a panelist alongside other industry leaders, discussing the latest trends in Class Action Litigation. The presentation, "Class-Action Settlements- What’s New in 2021," provided insight into the newest developments in class action settlements, including best practices and pointers for negotiation, approval, notice, incentive payments and counsel fees.
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Jason has extensive experience handling appeals in federal and state appellate courts, including serving as counsel in the United States Supreme Court. His appellate experience spans nearly every category, including consumer finance, energy, environmental, and administrative law. Much of Jason’s practice focuses on class action defense, particularly in the area of consumer finance litigation. Jason has been lead counsel on more than 50 class actions and hundreds of individual cases involving claims under the FDCPA, FCRA, and TCPA. He acts as regional and national counsel for several financial services clients who trust him to coordinate defense strategy across numerous jurisdictions—both at the trial and appellate levels. He currently chairs the ABA’s Consumer Litigation Committee.