Complex civil litigation has always been an integral part of the firm’s practice and expertise. We represent clients in sophisticated business and commercial disputes in the courts, in arbitration and in alternative dispute resolution contexts, as well as providing counseling and strategic advice in difficult potential-litigation situations.
Broad Business-Dispute Experience.
Our experience in the civil litigation context includes a multitude of business and commercial areas. Often our cases involve complicated contract disputes or serious claims of fraudulent conduct in a business environment. In particular, we are often called upon to represent a public company, or senior management or directors of a company, involving securities fraud claims. But our work over the years has also focused on many aspects of the commercial world. To give some illustrations of this diversity, we have handled cases involving real estate transactions, partnership disputes, lending and financing agreements, contracts for the sale or acquisition of a business, trade secrets and intellectual property claims, unfair competition matters, property aspects of matrimonial proceedings, investment-related disputes, employment issues and civil rights claims. Because all of our lawyers are skilled litigators, we handle the breadth of disputes that arise in the commercial and financial worlds.
Representation of Diverse Clients.
Our clients cover a broad spectrum. We represent public and privately-held companies, partnerships, corporate officers and directors, business entrepreneurs and high net-worth individuals. Put simply, we have extensive experience representing anyone — whether a business entity, other organization or an individual — facing a high-stakes, complex or troublesome dispute or lawsuit. As one measure of our expertise, other lawyers and law firms often hire us when they need counsel for a difficult litigation matter. We have, for example, represented law firms and lawyers in securities fraud cases, firm dissolutions and partner withdrawals, partnership disputes, employment-related litigation and fraud cases.
The firm has widely-recognized expertise in all phases of civil litigation, including trials, hearings and appeals. We often handle matters involving provisional remedies, such as preliminary injunction applications, and other expedited proceedings. We are well-versed in the logistics and intricacies of electronic discovery, which has become such an important aspect of civil litigation today, and our lawyers have extensive experience working with experts. In complex multi-party cases, we are known for working collaboratively and effectively with co-counsel, and we often take a leading role in the case. The civil litigation matters we handle often mirror those litigated by the largest top-tier law firms (and we frequently are against those firms), but our firm’s expertise and experience enables us to staff matters leanly and litigate more efficiently. Our expertise in other practice areas is a significant plus for our civil work, because issues that arise in civil litigation often involve these other areas, particularly white collar criminal and securities enforcement matters. The core approach to our civil litigation practice is to apply our broad experience and advocacy skills in a hands-on, case-specific strategy to achieve a successful and cost-effective result for our clients involved in complex business disputes..