Litigation

The Firm’s Litigation Group handles a wide range of complex commercial disputes in state and federal court at both the trial and appellate level, as well as in arbitrations and mediations. Our practice extends to nearly every type of commercial litigation, though we focus on the areas of commercial law and business torts; corporate governance and shareholder disputes; employment litigation; litigation on behalf of hedge funds and private equity firms; real estate litigation; securities, subprime and structured finance litigation; trust and estates litigation; and unfair competition, antitrust and intellectual property litigation.

We pride ourselves on our careful, thoughtful approach to the special needs of each client and the unique subtleties of each case. We develop our litigation strategy around achieving our clients’ business goals, avoiding the typical hierarchy of multiple partner and associate levels in order to allow for maximum efficiency and creativity. And at every stage of each case, including at the purely advisory stage, we draw on our trial and appellate experience to put our clients in a position of maximum strength.

The Firm’s litigation matters regularly include an international component and often draw on our knowledge of the legal defenses available to foreign companies against intrusive American-style discovery. Many of the matters we undertake for our clients also require us to coordinate extensively with our foreign counterparts on related litigations in foreign jurisdictions. We also provide regular counseling to our foreign clients concerning litigation risks in the United States.

We have an outstanding record in achieving results for our clients, whether in the boardroom, the courtroom, or before regulatory or arbitration tribunals. We have defeated class certification and obtained summary judgment in actions seeking damages in the hundreds of millions of dollars; obtained significant monetary judgments on behalf of our clients including against leading financial institutions; secured, as well as defeated, preliminary injunctions; and helped our clients develop business solutions to intractable disputes, thereby avoiding the cost and risk of litigation altogether. Our success is such that many of our litigation clients become long-term clients of the Firm, seeking our counsel on business matters so as to position themselves to avoid future litigation entirely and win it if it cannot be avoided.

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