Every corporate litigant must balance aggressiveness and caution, based on a company’s appetite for business risk. Some cases demand a full-scale battle while others require early settlement. And while some must involve a public hearing, others call for a more discreet and nuanced approach. Our attorneys are well attuned to all of the business ramifications of our clients’ decisions. We represent them in a wide range of corporate disputes and defend them in government investigations and enforcement actions.
We regularly represent corporate clients in contractual disputes with other companies, including competitors, vendors, clients, investors and business partners. These disputes are often multilayered, with multiple parties and jurisdictions involved. As such, they require precision, creativity and a complete mastery of the nuances, interrelationships and constantly moving pieces.
The firm has a robust corporate litigation practice that handles disputes arising from mergers and acquisitions (M&A). We regularly represent buyers, sellers, and target companies in all manner of disputes involving indemnification, earnout provisions, and representations and warranties. As representation and warranty insurance policies now regularly attend M&A transactions, we are at the forefront in litigating cases involving complex M&A insurance issues.
Class Action Defense
The firm represents clients in class actions involving false or deceptive marketing claims, bringing an unequaled depth of knowledge in the field. Often, this knowledge is brought to bear in stages: resolving the matter before a lawsuit is filed, moving to dismiss the complaint or strike class allegations, working to defeat class certification, or if necessary, fully litigating through trial or other disposition.
Strategic Conflict Avoidance
With the steady increase in consumer class and government enforcement actions, many of our clients are now anticipating litigation and taking proactive steps to avoid it. They seek our help in getting ahead of the claims typically brought by plaintiffs or government agencies. At their request, we conduct internal investigations at the first sign of possible irregularities, and we offer in-house training and seminars to alert their workforce to potential risks and to educate them on current best practices.