Our litigators prepare every case as if trial is inevitable – an approach that results from our deep experience in conducting hundreds of trials and arbitrations. This perspective allows us to focus on the core facts, the witnesses and documents necessary to put those facts into evidence, and the law on which the case will be decided. Our experience has shown this to be not only the best way to present a formidable case in the courtroom, but also the best way to reach a favorable pretrial settlement or summary disposition.
In addition to representing our clients in complex commercial contract disputes, our litigation experience extends to the following core disciplines:
Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Creditors’ Rights
We represent creditors, debtors, financial institutions, committees, trustees, and buyers and sellers of assets in bankruptcy and insolvency-related litigation, including pursuing and defending collection and recovery motions, and establishing and enforcing receiverships.
Consumer Class Action and Regulatory Defense
We defend government enforcement actions, regulatory investigations and private class action lawsuits that allege violations of consumer protection and unfair competition laws.
Employment and Labor
We defend clients in a range of employment matters, including those involving allegations of discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, and wage and hour violations.
Entertainment and Intellectual Property
Our team combines unmatched entertainment industry knowledge with litigation expertise in cutting-edge issues involving copyright and trademark law, rights of privacy and publicity, idea submission, contract and partnership disputes, and Internet- and technology-related matters.
Insurance Coverage and Defense
We handle insurance disputes and arbitrations in jurisdictions throughout the country, covering a broad range of areas that includes title insurance, broker liability insurance, environmental insurance, property and casualty insurance, and reinsurance.
Marketing and Advertising Regulatory
We defend advertising-related actions brought by regulatory agencies at the state and the federal levels. We also prosecute and defend claims of false and misleading advertising and of deceptive or unfair trade practices.
Our litigation and trial experience encompasses patent disputes involving all types of technology, including computer software, semiconductors, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, consumer products, mechanical devices, electronics and optics.
We have defended numerous, significant professional liability claims, and we represent major accounting and law firms in virtually every kind of dispute and investigation.
Public Sector Litigation
We utilize our unique public sector knowledge to assist state, city, county, and other municipal agency clients in all manner of litigation and dispute resolution, including complex cases involving unclaimed property (escheat), transportation, energy, environmental claims, real estate, bankruptcy, and regulatory compliance.
We represent clients in complex cases involving commercial real estate and real estate transactions pending in state, federal and bankruptcy courts as well as in arbitration proceedings and other forums.
We litigate securities class actions and derivative actions throughout the country and also defend our clients against regulatory investigations, enforcement proceedings and arbitrations.
Trusts and Estates
With extensive experience in the probate courts and in-depth knowledge of the substantive law and unique procedures applicable to probate and trust disputes, we help realize the best results for our corporate fiduciary, charitable beneficiary, and individual fiduciary and beneficiary clients.
White Collar Criminal Defense and Investigations
We help our clients navigate the difficult legal and business issues that arise when companies or individuals are investigated or charged by law enforcement or regulatory agencies.