The firm has significant experience winning litigations and arbitrations at every level of the state and federal court systems and before all arbitration forums, including internationally. If appropriate, we will explore alternative dispute resolution methods, such as pre-litigation negotiation, mediation and arbitration. Our litigation experience includes major “bet the company” litigations on behalf of individuals, small businesses and multi-billion dollar international conglomerates.
The types of litigations and arbitrations we work both domestically and internationally on include:
- Contracts & Business Torts
- Commercial Debt Enforcement & Recovery
- Intellectual Property & Trade Secrets
- Real Estate & Construction
- Shareholder Claims
- Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Creditor Litigation
- Major Employment Claims
- Severe Personal Injury Claims
- Complex family law (experience with cross-border claims)
- Criminal defense
The firm also counsels on litigation risk and strategy, including ways to avoid, resolve or, if necessary, initiate litigation in the U.S. and abroad, and strategies for managing litigation, including counseling foreign clients. We also have experience with internal corporate investigations and pre-litigation risk management projects, and in coordinating with leading international investigation firms, jury research specialists and trial graphics experts.
Our counsel has significant experience analyzing litigation risks, formulating litigation claims, defenses and damages theories, and conducting fact gathering and due diligence projects during pre-litigation case evaluations and negotiations, internal investigations, litigations and corporate transactions. The firm seeks to help management and in house counsel before and during litigations to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of claims and defenses, the likelihood of recovery or an adverse judgment, claim formulation and damage theories, research, settlement alternatives, trial strategies and negotiation tactics. As part of corporate transactions, we can help companies conduct due diligence on their business partner and prospective deals. We maintain strong capabilities to conduct background searches using a broad range of databases (e.g., address history and property records, litigation history, UCC filings, corporate affiliations, press reports and others). The firm also collaborates with a network of investigators for more involved investigations and due diligence work.