Business Litigation, Arbitration and Mediation
Our attorneys have represented clients ranging from multi-national corporations to start-up companies. We have expertise in most types of commercial litigation, including claims of fraud, antitrust, contract, unfair competition, RICO, PSLRA securities, products liability, and complex class action disputes. We have achieved success for clients in state and federal courts, as well as in mediation and arbitration proceedings. This includes significant success obtaining early dismissals and summary judgment awards, drafting complex settlement agreements, and in litigating at arbitration and in jury trials.
Complex Class Actions
Our attorneys have defended companies in many of the largest and highest profile class action lawsuits throughout the country. We have achieved considerable success opposing class certification, decertifying classes, trying class claims, and winning appeals. Where it is consistent with our clients’ goals, we have also negotiated complex settlement agreements and obtained necessary judicial approvals. Our unique expertise enables us to handle enterprise-threatening class claims efficiently and effectively.
Our attorneys have represented clients in state and federal appellate courts, including traditional post-judgment appeals, expedited post-injunction appeals, and complex extraordinary writ proceedings. Our appellate work includes matters in which we are retained solely for the appeal, as well as matters we originally handled at trial.
Our attorneys have represented both employers and employees in various employment related matters including discrimination claims, sexual harassment claims, Family and Medical Leave Act violations, and Americans with Disabilities Act disputes. In addition, we assist clients in drafting and negotiating employment contracts, and handle disputes that may arise from the breach of an employment agreement, non-compete agreement, and other similar agreements. Our employment practice has successfully resolved matters in mediation and arbitration proceedings, before state and federal agencies, and in litigation before state and federal courts.
Crisis Management and Business Counseling
Our attorneys counsel clients facing critical legal questions in their day-to-day business and during times of crisis. This includes contract drafting and antitrust guidance, developing pricing and sales policies, and reviewing proposed acquisitions. In addition, our attorneys have expertise assessing market conditions and the viability of proposed corporate transactions, investigating alternative deal structures to comply with antitrust and regulatory laws, and making presentations to merger targets, the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice. Our attorneys are also experienced in a range of traditional corporate and transactional matters, including basic entity formation, as well as contract drafting, negotiation, and review.