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We tackle every engagement from your perspective. Our team members include former in-house counsel who understand the challenges you face. We find solutions to your most complex problems, and provide straight answers to your most difficult questions. We are first-chair trial lawyers and litigators with vast experience in courts and arbitration fora. We plan with you to implement strategies to achieve the best possible outcomes for your business. We assemble efficient teams and proactively use technology to drive down the costs of litigation, including discovery, motion practice and trial. We adopt early resolution strategies and often find opportunities at the outset to cause early dismissals or resolve matters based on our experience and proven track record.

Our lawyers have served as lead litigation counsel in high-profile, bet-the-company and complex matters for Fortune 100 and prominent global companies. With members of the American College of Trial Lawyers and the American Board of Trial Advocates, we are consistently recognized in Chambers USA, to which clients have described us as “prompt, efficient, no-nonsense, thoroughly prepared and appropriately aggressive lawyers” (2017). We have prosecuted and defended major disputes in federal and state courts in every state in the U.S., and have won appeals in many of these jurisdictions and virtually all federal appellate courts. We have also successfully represented clients in arbitrations, before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), American Arbitration Association (AAA), and Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Service (JAMS) and in judicial and private meditations. In addition, we have effectively managed and successfully resolved significant class actions and multidistrict cases nationwide.

One Size Does Not Fit All

We take an individualized approach to each case, knowing that there is no universal solution when it comes to complex litigation. We keep in mind your unique business needs, the precedential significance, public relations consequences, and potential costs in determining the best path for resolving the case as quickly and efficiently as the circumstances will allow.

We choose our teams carefully to ensure that you are paired with the right lawyers to meet your needs. We analyze the facts and the law and explore how a judge, jury or arbitrator will view the matter. 

Our clients know that planning is a keystone of our approach to litigation and have commented to Chambers USA that our attorneys are “skilled advocates who readily work to plan litigation strategy and negotiations” (2017).

We also bring to bear significant experience dealing with the media when carefully managing high-profile litigation—our focus is not only on winning, but also protecting the client’s business and reputation.

Trial Ready

Even though many cases are resolved before trial, we know the importance of being trial ready if an early resolution does not occur. We have succeeded in bench and jury trials and arbitrations in jurisdictions across the United States. We have handled trials in all commercial areas, including antitrust, corporate governance, contracts, corporate debt, environmental, health care fraud, insurance liability and securities.

Peer and Client Recognition

Many of our trial lawyers have been nationally recognized for their accomplishments in litigating commercial disputes, from pre-filing dispute resolution through trials and appeals. In addition to our eight Fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers and seven litigators ranked in Chambers USA, our team members been recognized by the Litigation Counsel of America, Benchmark Litigation Stars, Best Lawyers in America and the Law Dragon 500 Leading Lawyers.

Commercial Litigation

With more than 300 litigators and trial lawyers across the firm who have tried hundreds of significant cases, we offer clients an extraordinary breadth and depth of experience in handling business matters. In Chambers USA, clients described our litigation team as “lean, responsive, very capable” as well as “easy to work with and informative” (2017).

Who We Work For

Our clients include some of the largest players in the communications, construction, energy, entertainment, education, financial services, health care, information services, insurance, manufacturing pharmaceutical, professional services, retail, and technology, and industries. We regularly represent Fortune 100 companies and are often called upon to defend their most sensitive matters.

Our commercial litigators handle disputes involving:

  • Adversary proceedings
  • Antitrust issues
  • Blockchain and cryptocurrency
  • Breach of contract and UCC-related matters
  • Business torts
  • Civil rights claims
  • Class actions
  • Construction and real estate disputes
  • Consumer fraud and unfair business practices
  • Corporate governance and breach of fiduciary duty
  • Data breaches
  • Defamation
  • Derivative actions
  • Fraud and deceptive practices
  • Insurance claims
  • Intellectual property issues
  • Merger and acquisition disputes
  • Partnership issues
  • Privacy and cybersecurity issues
  • Product liability claims
  • Professional liability claims
  • Promissory Notes
  • Securities
  • Unfair competition, including trade secrets, noncompetition and false advertising

Selected as a leading law firm for commercial litigation

Chambers USA - 2017

Recommended for litigation

Benchmark Litigation - 2017