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 served as lead national trial defense counsel for a major tire manufacturer in cases alleging consumer fraud, false advertising, failure to warn, negligence, defect, and product liability property damage claims. Seven cases were tried to jury verdict. A class action settlement was reached.
  • 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.