|As an established law firm with a diversity of clients and practice areas, we have the breadth of industry knowledge and legal experience to handle any case and take on any opponent. We are proud to have been selected by Corporate Counsel as a "Go To" Firm in the area of litigation in a survey of national clients. In the past two years, we have been selected as “preferred outside counsel” by two of the largest corporations in the country through formal programs to narrow large numbers of outside firms to a small core. We have long acted as national product liability litigation counsel for one of the largest component parts manufacturers in the country. At the same time, we litigate as zealously and effectively for smaller, family-owned private companies and individuals.
Chair: Gavin W. Skok
Our Skills and Experience
Our experience and successes cut across many substantive areas of business disputes, including:
We handle cases involving price-fixing and other illegal pricing practices that present serious risks to companies and their executives, including potential criminal sanctions and treble damages, as detailed in the practice group description. More...
Financial Services and Creditors' Rights
Our financial services attorneys cover the field of creditor and debtor law, bankruptcies, receiverships, foreclosures, workouts, collections and loan documentation, assisting clients throughout the United States, as more fully described in the practice group description. More...
Breach of Contract and Warranty
We represent clients involved in disputes over contracts for the sale of goods, services, property, businesses, and anything that can be sold, transferred or secured. For example, we:
- Obtained a $75 million judgment for breach of warranties in the sale of defective aluminum after a three week trial in federal court
- Successfully defended against a $13 million claim arising from the sale of industrial generators
- Enforced the terms of sale of a major packaging business
Whether representing plaintiff classes or defendant, we offer a depth of staffing, resources and organizational skills and tools to vigorously prosecute and defend large-scale litigation. We have litigated against some of the largest and most sophisticated law firms in the country, with highly successful results. For example, we:
- Defend clients in privacy and data breach class actions
- Defend insurance companies in class actions alleging unfair and deceptive practices in claim adjustment
- Defend manufacturers in product defect and warranty class actions
- Defend escrow companies in class actions challenging escrow practices and fees
- Defend technology companies in class action litigation challenging business practices
- Defend a national wireless carrier in class actions challenging billing practices
Environmental and Natural Resources
We advise and litigate on behalf of a wide range of clients including manufacturers, utilities, private landowners and environmental groups, on matters ranging from pollution control, environmental remediation, natural resource law, facility siting, corporate transactions, land use and hazardous waste to name a few. More...
Intellectual Property/Trade Secrets
Working in conjunction with our intellectual property business attorneys, we plan for the protection of intellectual property rights, defend against alleged infringement claims and prosecute those who violate claims of our client’s intellectual property rights. We have defended and prosecuted trademark infringement lawsuits, copyright infringement lawsuits involving advertising media, consumer and commercial products, software and other content, trade secret misappropriations and actions related to e-commerce and the Internet. More...
Labor and Employment
We are experienced defending our business clients in administrative proceedings, jury and non-jury trials of class and individual claims and appellate matters in federal and state courts. More...
Our national Product Liability group represents domestic and transnational companies in complex, nationwide litigation involving bodily injury, property damage and economic loss allegedly caused by defective products or exposure to toxic substances. We represent manufacturers, sellers and distributors of products in litigation alleging product liability, negligence, failure to warn, manufacturing defects and other theories of liability. More...
Real Estate and Construction Litigation
We have represented real estate owners, commercial tenants, developers, contractors and design professionals, in disputes ranging from the purchase, sale and lease of large commercial properties, to judicial and non-judicial foreclosures, disputes between real estate partners, and construction litigation, including architects and engineers, in a wide variety of real estate and large scale construction litigation. More...
Our litigators represent issuers, investors, broker-dealers, account executives, financial institutions, directors, officers, bond insurers, trustees and investment advisors in a wide range of securities matters, including large class action suits. We represent clients in state and federal court and in various arbitral forums, including FINRA, the NYSE and the American Arbitration Association.