Practices

Commercial Litigation

When a business dispute turns into a high-stakes, complex legal controversy, our litigators step in to protect our clients' rights and interests and minimize their risks. We apply our experience and advocacy skills to achieve successful and cost-effective results.

Our litigators are prepared to take the largest and most complex cases to trial, as plaintiff’s or defense counsel. Members of the group are located in every one of our 15 offices, and we try cases in state and federal courts throughout the country.

Experience 

  • A Fortune 100 company retained us to defend it in a lawsuit seeking rescission of the sale of a business for hundreds of millions of dollars in damages. After obtaining a partial summary judgment for our client, the plaintiffs continued to seek damages in excess of $400 million. Following a two-week bifurcated bench trial on liability only, a complete defense verdict was won and affirmed on appeal.
  • We defended a major accounting firm in a lawsuit involving complex allegations of actuarial and auditing malpractice in which plaintiff sought damages totaling hundreds of millions of dollars. We obtained partial summary judgment for our client and settled the case for a small fraction of the amount sought.
  • We represented affiliated real estate firms and their individual principals, affiliates of the general partners, investment advisers and their principals, and financial services companies against claims seeking $110 million in damages from alleged RICO and fiduciary duty violations in connection with the sales to third parties of the assets of the partnerships. Our motion to dismiss was granted.