In 1984, Gilardi & Co. LLC was founded with a commitment to providing personalized, accurate, cost effective and worry-free service. As the need for settlement administration services grew, so did the firm - always striving to refine our approach to executing the four primary components of Due Process: Notification, Processing, Distribution and Reporting.

As the company evolved into the nation's largest, sole-purpose administrator of class/mass action settlements, Gilardi & Co established itself as a respected, knowledgeable industry leader. In this process, we have built and maintained an organization of experienced professionals bound by common fundamental principles:

    Gilardi Areas of Expertise
    • Antitrust

      Antitrust cases often involve specialized legal expertise, unique facts and complex damages analyses. It follows that attorneys turn to administrators with real antitrust expertise when designing antitrust class notification plans and settlement distributions. Gilardi is among the few settlement administrators who have that recognized and tested expertise and experience. Gilardi has a team dedicated to the antitrust matters, and we are a reliable resource for any attorney litigating an antitrust case.

      To discuss your administration requirements or obtain a proposal for services, please contact our Director of Consumer Affairs, Dan Burke, at 415-458-3069, or email him at Daniel.Burke@Gilardi.com

    • Consumer Protection

      Gilardi is also well-versed in private consumer protection litigation. We are especially adept at developing viable and accurate lists of potential claimants from multiple data sources. We can help you design plans to notify and contact those claimants, process their claims and distribute compensation in a cost-effective manner, while also meeting stringent due process requirements.

      To discuss your administration requirements or obtain a proposal for services, please contact our Director of Consumer Affairs, Dan Burke, at 415-458-3069, or email him at Daniel.Burke@Gilardi.com

    • Federal Trade Commission Redress

      Gilardi has extensive experience administering and distributing funds recovered by regulatory and law-enforcement institutions. For more than two decades, Gilardi has been a national contract holder for the Federal Trade Commission’s Office of Redress Services. Together Gilardi and the FTC have distributed millions of dollars to injured consumers and administered dozens of redress funds.

      To discuss your administration requirements or obtain a proposal for services, please contact our Director of Consumer Affairs, Dan Burke, at 415-458-3069, or email him at Daniel.Burke@Gilardi.com

    • Product Liability

      Gilardi has administered class actions involving defective products of all kinds, including automotive parts, consumer electronics, medical devices and pharmaceuticals. Gilardi’s experience includes cases alleging that products were dangerous when used as intended, products that failed to function properly and products that were marketed deceptively or to inappropriate users. Whatever the facts, our product liability team works closely with attorneys for plaintiffs, defendants and government agencies to develop effective notice programs, streamlined proof-of-claim forms and appropriate distributions of both cash and non-cash settlements.

      To discuss your administration requirements or obtain a proposal for services, please contact our Director of Consumer Affairs, Dan Burke, at 415-458-3069, or email him at Daniel.Burke@Gilardi.com

    • Private Securities Litigation

      Gilardi is the recognized industry leader in securities class action administration. Over nearly a quarter-century, we have administered more than a thousand securities cases and distributed billions of dollars to claimants around the globe. We have been a trusted resource for attorneys navigating this rapidly evolving area of litigation. Our cases have included some of the largest securities cases in history, and we continue to be at the leading edge of securities class action administration. For example, Gilardi was recently named the court appointed claims administrator in the Enron shareholder settlement. With a Qualified Settlement Fund in excess of 7 billion dollars and more than 80 types of securities involved, the Enron settlement promises to be one the most complex and demanding ever administered. As with every matter we handle, Gilardi is set to deliver the kind of cost-efficient, effective and evenhanded administration that has won us the trust of plaintiffs, defendants and the courts since 1984.

      Gilardi has the experience, expertise and resources required to handle any securities matter, from notice through distribution, and we would be happy to discuss putting those resources to work for you. To discuss your securities litigation administration requirements or obtain a proposal for services, please contact our Director of Securities, Lara McDermott, at 415-458-3042, or email her at Lara.McDermott@Gilardi.com.

    • Securities and Exchange Commission Restitution

      Gilardi has extensive experience administering and distributing funds recovered by regulatory and law-enforcement institutions. Gilardi has also been engaged by the Securities and Exchange Commission to administer and distribute Fair Funds and other recovered money to damaged investors, leveraging our securities experience to deliver expedited and cost effective results. We have also worked with state and federal law enforcement agencies to administer funds resulting from criminal restitutions, fines and disgorgements. Gilardi personnel are familiar with government procurement, security and reporting requirements, and our systems and procedures are designed to meet those needs.

      To discuss your administration requirements or obtain a proposal for services, please contact our Director of Securities, Lara McDermott, at 415-458-3042, or email her at Lara.McDermott@Gilardi.com.

    • Wage and Employment

      Gilardi has administered numerous employment matters, including matters involving wage and hour disputes, employee classification, workplace discrimination and other employment issues. Gilardi understands the special considerations involved in employment litigation and administration, and we are ready to help you with any aspect of your employment case administration.

      To discuss your administration requirements or obtain a proposal for services, please contact our Director of Consumer Affairs, Dan Burke, at 415-458-3069, or email him at Daniel.Burke@Gilardi.com



    Gilardi Identity
    • One-stop Due Process resource
    • High quality, high integrity work that we stand behind
    • Independent, objective and privately owned

    Gilardi Strengths
    • Skilled, experienced, flexible, and creative personnel
    • Efficient, timely service
    • Established, efficient vendor relationships
    • Effective use of technology
    • Maximizing settlement benefits to claimants

    Gilardi Service Mentality
    • Think, respond quickly and proactively adapt
    • Neutral third party and simple “keeper of the facts
    • Whatever it takes to meet service needs

Gilardi & Co's management staff includes professionals from the fields of accounting, banking, insurance, information technology, and law. Each member of our team contributes their expertise to the unique requirements of each administration.