Our litigators have decades of experience working with clients as trusted business advisors to resolve their most challenging disputes in boardrooms and courtrooms across the country.
Lawyers in our Litigation practice have an impressive depth of experience in all types of litigation, from complex insurance recovery disputes to white-collar criminal defense. Our multidisciplinary team delivers legal solutions for Fortune 500 companies and global manufacturers in trials, disputes, appeals, and mediations in federal and state courts. We pride ourselves on fostering long-term relationships with each client, building a solid understanding of their individual needs during the process and supporting their unique business objectives.
A key component of our long-term relationships is ongoing and open communication, which involves regular status reports, budget updates, and customized services for each client. Our litigators are just as adept at negotiations and settlements as they are in front of a jury. With decades of experience in pre-trial counseling, we know how to develop cost-efficient solutions, resolve matters quickly, and minimize the overall impact on your business. Should a case go to trial, we work in close consultation with clients to prepare a strategy and guide them through every step of the process. We also use advanced technology to streamline the discovery process in large document-intensive cases, manage the deposition process, prepare witnesses, and execute powerful arguments in the courtroom.
Alternative Dispute Resolution & MediationOpen
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) offers privacy, flexibility, and speed to clients facing complex and high-stakes disputes. Our team—consisting of experienced trial lawyers, a former Chief Judge of the District of New Jersey, a former Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, a former New Jersey Supreme Court Justice, and former in-house counsel and federal prosecutors—combines trial experience, deep knowledge of ADR procedures, and experience across a broad range of industries and substantive areas of law.
With valuable insights and hands-on experience with antitrust agencies, we help clients develop a coordinated and efficient approach to resolving matters before these agencies and tribunals. Our litigators cover the full range of antitrust counseling and litigation, including pricing, distribution, intellectual property, and civil and criminal investigations. These investigations have involved claims or charges of participation in price-fixing conspiracies, horizontal market allocations, group boycotts, monopolization, anticompetitive licensing of intellectual property, and price discrimination. We also analyze and obtain clearance for merger transactions from the Federal Trade Commission, Department of Justice, and foreign competition authorities and represent third parties wishing to object to mergers before these authorities.
Our appellate team delivers outstanding results by applying the most strategic and effective litigation tactics. Several of our appellate lawyers have served as law clerks for state or federal appellate judges and justices, bringing an intimate knowledge of the particulars of judicial decision-making. Clients also seek our outstanding oral and written advocacy skills for a wide range of appellate services, including full briefings and oral arguments, advice on appellate matters and emergency matters, interlocutory appeals, and significant motions in major litigation. Cases are often referred by other lawyers who recognize the specialized skillset that our experienced advocates bring to the table. We handle appeals for other firms in matters being litigated in lower courts, and we appear as amicus curiae on behalf of organization to bring a voice to the issues that may significantly impact their industries.
Class Action & Multidistrict LitigationOpen
Our team defends businesses of all sizes against complex class actions, multidistrict litigations, and other multiclaimant proceedings across the country involving substantial corporate exposure. We bring disputes to an end at the earliest possible opportunity to prevent and minimize damage, fighting certification when needed. We have represented major financial and telecommunications companies in class actions alleging violations of securities laws, claims related to life and health insurance and annuities, and claims alleging violations of state and consumer protection statutes.
Construction & Real Estate LitigationOpen
Quick resolution of disputes affecting construction projects and real estate transactions is important to our clients’ bottom line. Our experienced construction and real estate litigators help clients settle matters or pursue necessary litigation to protect their interests quickly and cost-effectively.
False Claims ActOpen
False Claims Act (“FCA”) and qui tam “whistleblower” lawsuits have increased dramatically over the past several years, posing serious challenges to government contractors and companies across a broad spectrum of regulated industries. When faced with these potentially crippling lawsuits, it is important to rely on experienced counsel who can help navigate the entire life cycle of these cases, from preliminary fact-gathering through trial or appeal. Our team has successfully defended clients during the investigative stage, often resulting in no claims being filed or favorable settlements that significantly reduce our clients’ exposure.
Government Investigations & White Collar DefenseOpen
When prosecutors or government regulators are involved, the stakes could not be higher. Our team of litigators, many of whom are former federal and state prosecutors, bring years of experience and knowledge in defending individuals and corporations in regulatory and criminal investigations across the United States and internationally.
We are experienced in the full range of IP matters, including patent, trademark, trade dress, trade secret, copyright, and licensing disputes. We win cases on behalf of companies of all sizes and in every forum, including federal and district courts, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Many of our IP litigators have technical backgrounds in science and/or engineering, enabling them to craft an informed and compelling storyline for complex patents and technologies.
We represent issuers, underwriters, financial institutions, private equity firms, hedge funds, and accounting firms facing these highly complex and sensitive cases. We also deliver successful results for financial institutions, companies, and individuals on the prosecution side of the courtroom. Our litigators provide strategic regulatory advice and counsel in SEC and FINRA enforcement investigations. We also counsel clients in investigations conducted by state bureaus and attorneys general, including civil, criminal, and administrative enforcement actions involving violations of federal securities laws and state blue-sky laws.