Firms To Watch: General commercial disputes

With dispute resolution specialists in Boston, New York and California, the team at Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. is well positioned to advise on contract disputes, privacy and data concerns, regulatory enforcement actions and litigation related to M&A transactions.
Morrison Foerster has a ‘strong litigation team with a deep bench, and is capable of litigating multiple legal subject matters in multiple jurisdictions at the same time‘; it regularly handles corss-border business disputes in the United States, Europe, and Asia.
Goodwin has an 'excellent team with good skills and strategic insights'; it handles national and international arbitration, business torts and trade secret disputes, among others.

General commercial disputes in United States

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

The ‘uniformly excellent‘ trial lawyers of Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP have a strong track record of representing defendants and plaintiffs in a wide array of commercial disputes. The practice covers alleged breaches of contract and business torts, such as fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, tortious interference with contract, tortious interference with prospective business relations, employee 'raiding' claims and unfair competition claims. The offering also includes support in claims under various antitrust, securities or intellectual property laws, RICO and FCPA. Evan Chesler has experience in jury trials and mass tort litigation. David Marriott is considered to be ‘one of the most versatile in-court lawyers,‘ and Kevin Orsini acts as trusted advisor to companies such as Robinhood Markets, The Williams Companies, and PG&E Corporation. Omid Nasab is noted for acting in breach of contract, business torts, bankruptcy, environmental and securities matters. Lauren Moskowitz and Vanessa Lavely  are other key contacts for several high-profile clients. The team is based in New York.

Other key lawyers:

Evan Chesler; David Marriott; Kevin Orsini; Lauren Moskowitz: Michael Paskin; Omid Nasab; Vanessa Lavely


‘One of Cravath’s best attributes is the strength of its litigation bench. It is able to add staff, whether partners or associates, to matters and have the transition be seamless. As a client, I can trust that I’ll always have a dedicated, talented attorney handling my dispute.’

‘Cravath is extremely responsive to client needs. They are great communicators and tactical planners. Dave Marriott is a highly skilled litigator who is one of the most versatile in-court lawyers I’ve ever seen.’

‘In my matter, Lauren Moskowitz was brilliant.’

‘Great advice, but always practical and with an eye towards a good commercial outcome. Know the value of a resolution vs when to take the matter further. Exceptional strength in IP and antitrust.’

‘Second to none. Cravath’s lawyers are uniformly excellent — best-trained associates among New York firms. Combine intellectual strength with a practical approach. Never leave you in the lurch. Unparalleled client service. Expensive, but worth it.’

‘Michael Paskin is a true star.’

‘Cravath has the smartest litigators in the country.’

‘Kevin Orsini is a rock star.’

Key clients

Alcon Laboratories, Inc.

Boston Red Sox Baseball Club LP

Epic Games, Inc.

Goldman Sachs & Co.

International Business Machines Corporation (“IBM”)

NCR Corporation

PG&E Corporation

Robinhood Markets, Inc.

Starz Entertainment, LLC

Tesla Board of Directors

The Walt Disney Company

The Williams Companies, Inc.

Work highlights

  • Secured a unanimous appellate ruling for Goldman Sachs affirming the complete dismissal of litigation brought by its former client United Natural Foods, Inc. (“UNFI”) relating to UNFI’s $3bn acquisition of SuperValu.
  • Representing Robinhood as lead counsel in dozens of lawsuits, including numerous putative class actions, arising out of Robinhood’s decision to temporarily restrict trading in certain securities in the face of unprecedented market volatility.
  • Representing IBM in a lawsuit filed in Utah federal court in which SCO accuses IBM of improperly contributing source code from the UNIX operating system to the ‘open source’ Linux operating system.

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

The team at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP impresses with considerable experience in motions, discovery matters, strategic settlements, trials, and appeals. The practice is regularly sought after by national and international corporations as well as peer law firms, executives and financial institutions. Recent work included SPAC-, securities-, and bankruptcy-related litigation, as well as an increased trial workload. The practice is led by James Rouhandeh who has a track record of representing clients such as Walmart and Pfizer; Paul Spagnoletti whose skillset includes securities, civil RICO, real estate, breach of duty, negligence and FCPA matters; and trials and arbitration specialist Dana Seshens. Brian Weinstein and Benjamin Kaminetzky are both key contacts for financial institutions such as Morgan Stanley and J.P. Morgan. Andrew Ditchfield specialises in mergers and acquisition-related litigation. Frances Bivens is noted for her expertise in tech and financial litigation cases. All individuals are based in New York.

Practice head(s):

James Rouhandeh; Paul Spagnoletti; Dana Seshens

Other key lawyers:

Frances Bivens; Benjamin Kaminetzky; Brian Weinstein; Andrew Ditchfield

Work highlights

    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP has a strong track record in representing asset managers, financial services institutions, and media, healthcare and life sciences companies in commercial disputes. The New York-based team is regularly involved in national and cross-border cases and offers experience in M&A- and PE-related matters, securities litigation, product liability claims and mass torts. Practice co-head Mark Goodman is noted for being ‘a very talented lawyer who provides excellent client service‘, with particular know-how in complex civil litigation, white-collar criminal defense and internal investigations. Goodman and fellow team leader Maura Monaghan are both also life sciences sector specialists, acting for associations, insurers, non-profits and pharmaceutical players. Susan Reagan Gittes is active for insurance companies as well as for corporations and their directors and officers in federal securities class actions. Shannon Rose Selden is a specialist in asset management cases, while Elliot Greenfield focuses on securities and shareholder disputes. Zachary Saltzman made partner in July 2021.

    Practice head(s):

    Mark Goodman; Maura Monaghan

    Other key lawyers:

    Shannon Rose Selden; Zachary Saltzman; Maeve O’Connor; Susan Reagan Gittes; Elliot Greenfield


    ‘Very high-quality attorneys and very service-oriented.’

    ‘Mark Goodman is outstanding. He is a very talented lawyer who provides excellent client service.’

    ‘Great leadership in the person of Mark Goodman.’

    ‘Brilliant lawyers at the very top: Mark Goodman, Shannon Rose Selden.’

    Key clients


    Allergan plc

    Body Armor

    Certain former directors and shareholders of Purdue Pharma, Inc.


    Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, LLC (and associated funds)

    EmblemHealth/Group Health Incorporated, Inc.

    Georgia-Pacific Corporation


    Hospital Corporation of America

    JAB Holdings

    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

    MetLife Inc.

    Prudential Financial, Inc.

    Robinhood Markets, Inc.

    Resolution Life

    South Carolina Public Service Authority

    The Alavi Foundation

    Tribune Media Company

    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP impresses with its trial experience before the US Supreme Court and state supreme courts in addition to federal and state courts across the United States. The group is further active in commercial matters in non-judicial forums. Reed Brodsky in New York, Los Angeles’ Theane Evangelis, the Dallas-based Veronica Moyé and Helgi Walker in Washington DC lead the practice. Theodore Boutrous (Los Angeles) secured a victory on behalf of Hewlett-Packard Company when the California Court of Appeal for the Sixth Appellate District affirmed the more than $3bn verdict in the client’s favor in its contract dispute with Oracle Corporation. A New York-team around Orin Snyder represented the founders and early employees of Tinder in New York state court against Tinder’s corporate parents Match Group, Inc. and IAC/InterActiveCorp in a founders’ dispute alleging breach of contracts governing the Tinder employees’ stock option compensation. Well-reputed litigator and trial lawyer Randy Mastro (New York) left in August 2022.

    Practice head(s):

    Reed Brodsky; Theane Evangelis; Veronica Moyé; Helgi Walker

    Other key lawyers:

    Orin Snyder; Theodore Boutrous; Akiva Shapiro

    Kirkland & Ellis LLP

    Kirkland & Ellis LLP ‘brings an almost unique set of strengths and resources to address complex, high-stakes commercial litigation.’ The practice is noted for its breadth, with expertise in civil trials, congressional inquiries, securities litigation, class action claims and government investigations, among others. Defendants and plaintiffs alike approach the group for legal support in crises. The New York-based Sandra Goldstein is noted for her expertise in fraud class actions, securities and commercial disputes. Mark Filip, who divides his time between Chicago and Washington DC, has a strong track record for civil cases: he is for instance acting for Allergan in the Opioids litigation. James Hurst's broad practice spans patent, products liability, trade secret, criminal, antitrust, and contract matters, and Andrew Kassof has know-how in trying cases; both are based in Chicago. New York’s Aaron Marks is well versed in acting for financial institutions. Other prominent practitioners are Richard Godfrey and Diana Watral in Chicago, as well as Craig Primis in Washington DC.

    Other key lawyers:

    Mark Filip; Richard Godfrey; James Hurst; Daniel Donovan; Diana Watral; Andrew Kassof; Craig Primis; Sierra Elizabeth; Mark Holscher; Aaron Marks


    ‘K&E brings an almost unique set of strengths and resources to address complex, high-stakes commercial litigation. The combination of their historical roots in litigation with their market-leading practice in complex business restructuring together with their capital markets group enables them to bring in experts quickly as part of their team approach.’

    ‘Aaron Marks has first-class associates that digest and research complex issues across multiple jurisdictions quickly and accurately. Aaron’s ability to translate complexities and advise plainly is refreshing. He navigates each stage of the matter successfully, partnering on solutions and desired outcomes throughout.’

    ‘Mark Holscher is the best litigator I have ever worked with. Mark is a very quick study, developing a keen understanding of the critical issues which will determine the outcome of the litigation. He is clear-eyed about the weaknesses of his client’s case, but has great instincts about the vulnerabilities in his opponent’s case, and how best to exploit such weaknesses during the litigation. He does not overplay his hand and presents reasonable arguments on which a judge can base his rulings. Mark was particularly insightful in helping us understand the mindset and objectives of the decision-makers on the other side of the dispute.’

    Key clients






    The Blackstone Group

    Chesapeake Appalachia

    General Motors



    JUUL Labs

    Meta Platforms, Inc. (f/k/a Facebook, Inc.)

    Sanderson Farms

    State of Georgia

    Teva Pharmaceuticals

    United Airlines

    Urban Compass

    Vista Private Equity

    Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

    Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP‘s disputes practice enjoys a strong reputation in the market, not least due to its highly experienced chairman Brad Karp. The team is regularly involved in commercial litigation, trials, and appeals, as well as in motion practice and arbitration cases, acting for high-profile clients such as Apple, IBM, Citigroup, and Bloomberg. Theodore Wells expertise was in demand by ExxonMobil in a wide range of matters, among those its defense in a series climate change-related matters, including an SEC investigation, multiple state attorneys general investigations, government tort litigation and private class actions. Jaren Janghorbani  focuses on M&A litigation as well as large-scale torts, including environmental disputes, while the Washington DC-based Karen Dunn has know-how in commercial and antitrust cases. Andrew Gordon is another key practitioner. Named lawyers are based in New York unless stated otherwise.

    Practice head(s):

    Brad Karp

    Other key lawyers:

    Theodore Wells; Jaren Janghorbani; Andrew Gordon; Karen Dunn


    ‘Excellent cross-functional expertise across almost any area that I might need, well informed, responsive.’

    ‘Jaren Janghorbani is extremely knowledgeable, thoughtful about legal issues, and business-minded.’

    Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

    Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

    Other key lawyers:

    John Quinn; Andrew Rossman


    ‘Best of the best: QE has deep bench strength in IP litigation and appellate practice.’

    ‘The firm’s practice is unusual for a complex civil litigation practice because it specializes in plaintiff’s litigation.’

    ‘Excellent strategists, problem solving and planning.’

    ‘Top tier talent and legal mind.’

    Work highlights

      Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

      The New York-based team of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP impresses with in-depth know-how in a variety of disputes relating to securities, commercial contracts, bankruptcy, antitrust, business torts, insurance, class actions, government and internal investigations. Its client portfolio includes major national and international companies, often from the technology, pharmaceutical and insurance sectors, as well as financial institutions. A recent highlight is representing Twitter in successfully resolving multiple securities class actions and derivative lawsuits in the Northern District of California and San Mateo Superior Court. Civil securities-specialist Jonathan Youngwood leads the practice alongside Lynn Neuner, who is often engaged in litigation involving securities, mergers, insurance coverage and false advertising disputes. Bryce Friedman‘s broad practice encompasses strategic concerns, disputes and employee matters. Another name to note is Linton Mann III  who covers securities, shareholder derivative disputes, class actions, antitrust and complex commercial disputes. Former assistant US Attorney at the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York Martin Bell joined the team in July 2021.

      Practice head(s):

      Lynn Neuner; Jonathan Youngwood

      Other key lawyers:

      Bryce Friedman; Linton Mann III; Martin Bell


      ‘Outstanding securities litigators and true litigators; keenly aware of market trends and instill a high degree of confidence in clients and D&O carriers. And a pleasure to work with as co-counsel.’

      ‘I worked very closely with Jon Youngwood: extraordinary attorney. Good, solid people to work with and true experts in their field, which is a rare combination.’

      Key clients


      Ally Financial


      Deutsche Bank

      Discover Financial Services

      Hilton Worldwide Holdings

      IFM Investors

      Jabil Inc.


      JPMorgan Chase

      Bayer/Maty’s Healthy Products

      Micron Technology




      River Partners Capital Management


      TD Bank

      The Travelers Companies and its affiliates


      UBS AG

      USI Insurance Services

      Valeant Pharmaceuticals (n/k/a Bausch Health Companies, Inc.)

      Work highlights

      • Represented Travelers in continuing a summary judgment winning streak in a major, centimillion-dollar environmental case.
      • Acted for dozens of insurers in defense against Medicare fraud allegations against the insurance industry.
      • Counseling Twitter in successfully resolving multiple securities class actions and derivative lawsuits in Northern District of California and San Mateo Superior Court.

      Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

      Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP has a well-established commercial disputes practice which regularly takes on class actions before the Judicial Panel on Multi-District Litigation (MDL) and under various state multi-district litigation statutes, as well as class and collective actions in state and federal courts around the United States. High-stakes cases involving consumer fraud, unfair competition, alter ego liability, insurance, intellectual property and trade secrets litigation. Other areas of strength are bankruptcy litigation and cases involving alleged violations of the federal RICO or antitrust laws and state unfair practices laws. Clients include financial institutions, consumer and retail, media and entertainment, chemical, energy, and industrial companies as well as insurance, pharmaceutical and consumer goods companies and private equity funds. The New York-based David Lender co-chairs the global litigation department, while the US complex commercial litigation group is being led by Edward Soto  in Miami, Gregory Silbert in New York, and new arrival Drew Tulumello who joined the Washington DC office in June 2021 together with Chantale Fiebig, both formerly at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. Diane Sullivan  in New Jersey is a specialist in commercial, mass tort and class action cases in the life sciences, healthcare, pharmaceutical, and consumer product sectors.

      Practice head(s):

      David Lender; Gregory Silbert; Edward Soto; Drew Tulumello

      Other key lawyers:

      Diane Sullivan; Chantale Fiebig; David Singh; Pravin Patel


      ‘Strong legal strategy skills; good partnership with in-house counsel; efficient and easy to work with.’

      ‘The Weil team provides excellent service in handling disputes. The team is very thorough and briefs the dispute extremely well.’

      ‘Weil’s team always get the points of a dispute quickly and precisely.’

      ‘Pravin Patel works diligently and gets analysis and advice to us quickly. He always gets the argument and will not have us lost in complicated legal analysis about cases and laws. We appreciate his service.’

      Key clients



      General Electric




      Simon & Schuster

      ICBC Standard Bank

      Giant Eagle



      Serta Simmons Bedding


      Work highlights

      • Acted as lead trial counsel for regional pharmacy retailer Giant Eagle, negotiated a successful settlement in the midst of a multi-week bellwether jury trial of claims brought by Lake and Trumbull (Ohio) counties in the first claims brought against pharmacy retailers in the opioid MDL, encompassing more than 3,000 lawsuits, pending in the US District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.
      • Representing GE in a number of multi-billion dollar disputes with Siemens and several of its subsidiaries relating to GE’s wind turbine technology, including a successful ITC arbitration in May 2021, an ITC investigation, and a related patent infringement litigation in federal court.
      • Serving as lead counsel to Sanofi in a multi-billion dollar offensive complaint alleging that competitor Mylan used its monopoly power to provide an unfair advantage for its Epipen and ice Sanofi out of the epinephrine auto injector market.

      Williams & Connolly LLP

      Williams & Connolly LLP impresses with its wide scope, spanning breach of contract and professional liability actions, as well as consumer or securities class actions, in trials, litigations, and arbitration on a national and international level. The group has major clients such as GlaxoSmithKline LLC, Bank of America, Google, and The Carlyle Group LP on its roster. Robert Van Kirk  has a track record in handling commercial litigation, internal and government investigations, and congressional inquiries. Dane Butswinkas is a key contact for financial institutions and pharmaceutical companies. Versatile litigator and arbitration counsel Edward Bennett completes the lead trio of the practice. Enu Mainigi specialises in representing clients from the financial services and healthcare industries. Sarah Kirkpatrick has expertise in acting for private equity firms, broker dealers, media companies, and individuals, among others. Luke McCloud was promoted to partner in January 2021. All named individuals are based in Washington DC.

      Practice head(s):

      Dane Butswinkas; Robert Van Kirk; Edward Bennett

      Other key lawyers:

      Enu Mainigi; Sarah Kirkpatrick; Luke McCloud


      ‘They manage cases with an eye towards trial. While expensive, they deliver and ultimately are worth the money.’

      ‘Enu Mainigi is fantastic and very strong in oral advocacy, among other things.’

      ‘Responsive. Pragmatic. Pay attention to details.’

      ‘Williams & Connolly is the real deal. Very quiet but very, very competent. They staff the matter with experts, but don’t flood it with unnecessary staff. Wicked smart. Never want to be on the other side of the table from them.’

      ‘Robert Van Kirk is a persuasively plain-spoken warrior. As good in the board room as he is in court. Always on top of the facts and the law. Seasoned judgment and pragmatic guidance. He sets the standard.’

      Key clients


      GlaxoSmithKline LLC

      National Geographic Partners, LLC

      Bank of America


      The Carlyle Group LP

      The Carlyle Group, Inc./Former Directors of Authentix, Inc.

      Brown University

      United Therapeutics Corp.

      CVS Health


      Cardinal Health

      Precision Castparts Corp

      Progrexion Holdings, Inc. and Lexington Law Firm

      W.W. Grainger, Inc.

      Work highlights

      • Secured a complete trial and appellate victory on behalf of AstraZeneca, defeating plaintiffs’ claims that they were owed $275m following the merger of an affiliate with AZ.
      • Representing Bank of America as lead trial counsel on behalf of its Countrywide subsidiary against claims of fraud and breach of contract in connection with 30 mortgage-backed securitizations insured by Ambac Assurance Corporation.
      • Secured an important appellate victory on behalf of GlaxoSmithKline before the Delaware Supreme Court in a landmark decision on the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing that safeguards the stability of contracts governed by Delaware law.

      Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

      Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton impresses with a broad and international practice. The members are regularly engaged by financial institutions, international organizations, trade associations, and corporations from a variety of industries, as well as individuals on the plaintiff and defendant side. The practice handles commercial disputes involving claims of breach of contract, fraud, tortious interference, breach of fiduciary duty, unfair competition, negligence, and other business liabilities as well as class actions in connection with securities, antitrust, and RICO. Team co-head Carmine Boccuzzi is well versed in complex civil and cross-border litigation, while Jeffrey Rosenthal  is a name to note in arbitration cases. Fellow practice head Roger Cooper  has expertise in disputes arising out of securities, M&A, and corporate governance issues. Lina Bensman can showcase involvement in several of the group’s highlights, and Rishi Zutshi  has know-how in advising on disputes relating to financial products and markets.

      Practice head(s):

      Carmine Boccuzzi; Roger Cooper

      Other key lawyers:

      Jeffrey Rosenthal; Lina Bensman; Rishi Zutshi

      Key clients

      Robert Bosch GmbH and Robert Bosch LLC

      LATAM Airlines Group S.A.

      Medytox, Inc.

      National Westminster Bank plc and Crédit Lyonnais, S.A

      YPF, S.A. and three of its subsidiaries

      BHP Group Limited, BHP Group plc, BHP Hawaii Inc.

      Samarco Mineracao S.A.

      Manbro Energy Corporation

      Copa Airlines

      HSBC, Citibank, Credit Agricole, BNP Paribas and BNYM

      Vale S.A.

      Robert Bosch LLC

      The Republic of Argentina

      The Republic of Lebanon

      BNP Paribas

      Counsel to Bank of America, Daiwa Securities, and Assured Guaranty

      Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, and ANZ Nominees Limited

      Assured Guaranty

      Several Citibank entities, including Mexico-based Citibanamex


      JUUL Labs

      Work highlights

      • Acting as counsel to Robert Bosch GmbH and Robert Bosch LLC (Bosch) since fall 2015 on litigations around the country following Volkswagen’s admission that it employed Bosch engine control units to pass government emissions tests in diesel vehicles.
      • Representing LATAM Airlines Group S.A. and its affiliates in Chile, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, and the United States in the voluntary reorganization and restructuring of their debt under Chapter 11 protection in the United States.
      • Represented Medytox in securing a significant victory in a trade secret misappropriation action in the US International Trade Commission (ITC) in Washington DC.

      Dechert LLP

      Dechert LLP fields a team of specialised litigators who are regularly engaged to handle disputes arising out of commercial agreements, consumer fraud, insurance and banking, false advertising, corporate governance and mergers and acquisitions-related claims. The Washington DC-based Christina Sarchio is well versed in the consumer products, financial, oil and gas, pharmaceutical, sports and transportation industries. Sarchio leads the practice jointly with Kimberly Branscome in Los Angeles. Andrew Wong, also in LA, is active in putative class actions and contract disputes, while New York’s Linda Goldstein focuses on claims brought by institutional investors and customer arbitrations. Andrew Levander (New York) focuses on white-collar and securities litigation.

      Practice head(s):

      Christina Sarchio; Kimberly Branscome

      Other key lawyers:

      Andrew Wong; Linda Goldstein; Andrew Levander; Gary Mennitt

      Key clients


      Blom Bank

      Walmart, Inc.

      JPMorgan Chase

      St. George Logistics

      National Basketball Players Association

      Daniel Snyder


      Arbor Commercial Mortgage, LLC

      Cammeby’s Realty Corp.

      Public Financial Management, Inc.

      United Fiber & Data, LLC; Louis J. Appell, III; The Powder Mill Foundation

      Secure Energy, Inc.

      Apollo Global Management

      Interactive Brokers

      Ulma Sociedad

      Workspace Property Trust

      Work highlights

      • Represented Apple in a putative nationwide class action involving one of its products.
      • Secured a decisive victory affirming the dismissal of claims brought against a BLOM bank for allegedly aiding and abetting terrorist attacks in Israel.
      • Represented JPMorgan Chase for alleged auto-dialer violations under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

      Jones Day

      The team at Jones Day has considerable experience acting for clients active in the energy, telecommunications, healthcare, hospitality, insurance, pharmaceuticals, construction and real estate area. Besides traditional B2B disputes, it is also increasingly involved in consumer fraud litigation and False Claims Act litigation. John Majoras in Washington DC can impress with a broad practice covering a variety of matters; he leads the team together with the Atlanta-based Stephanie Parker, who recently defended R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company in smoking-and-health litigation across the country, including over 1,300 “Engleprogeny” lawsuits in Florida state courts. Leon DeJulius in New York is well versed in appellate matters. Karen Hewitt  in San Diego is part of a team representing Walmart in all facets of opioid litigation nationwide.

      Practice head(s):

      John Majoras; Stephanie Parker

      Other key lawyers:

      Leon DeJulius; Karen Hewitt

      Key clients


      Bristol Myers Squibb

      Chevron Corporation

      Fox News Network

      Los Angeles Unified School District

      R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company

      Sherwin-Williams Company, The

      Smith & Wesson Brands Inc.

      United States Steel Corporation

      Walmart Stores, Inc.

      King & Spalding LLP

      King & Spalding LLP‘s members are well versed in representing clients before trial and appellate courts, government enforcement agencies and regulatory bodies, as well as before multiple arbitral tribunals. The practice is well positioned to advise at the intersection of government enforcement actions, regulatory and administrative proceedings, shareholder litigation, court trials and appellate work. Practice co-head David Balser in Atlanta specialises in contract disputes, business torts, class actions and professional liability litigation. Fellow team leader Richard Marooney in New York and the Los Angeles-based Joe Akrotirianakis are key contacts in trials. In Chicago, Rachael Trummel is an active litigator in putative class actions and mass torts. Lazar Raynal joined the Chicago office in October 2021, joining from Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP.

      Practice head(s):

      Andy Bayman; Richard Marooney

      Other key lawyers:

      Joe Akrotirianakis; Rachael Trummel; Albert Giang; Alvin Lee; Lazar Raynal; Randy Mastro

      Key clients

      American Honda Motor Co., Inc.


      American Kidney Fund


      Barclays Bank PLC

      Beech-Nut Nutrition Company

      Benefytt Technologies Inc.

      Capital One

      Delta Air Lines, Inc.

      Deloitte Consulting

      Ernst & Young

      Eaze Technologies

      Federal Reserve Banks

      Getac Technology Corporation

      Global Payments Direct, Inc.

      Hims & Hers Health, Inc.


      Home Depot

      Hope Medical Enterprises, Inc. d/b/a/ Hope Pharmaceuticals

      JP Morgan

      Lyft Inc.

      NSO Group Technologies Ltd.

      Old Navy

      Progressive Insurance

      Ripple Labs

      Senior Planning Services, LLC

      Varian Medical Systems

      Work highlights

      • Represented Hillrom in this Delaware Chancery Court case following Hillrom’s declaration of an MAE (material adverse event) to terminate its merger agreement with target BardyDx.
      • Led the defense for Equifax in more than 400 putative class actions arising from the cyber security incident announced on September 7, 2017.
      • Earned a total victory on behalf of client Hope Medical Enterprises, Inc. dba Hope Pharmaceuticals in an unfair competition lawsuit in the Central District of California.

      Latham & Watkins LLP

      Latham & Watkins LLP's nationwide practice is regularly involved in significant litigation cases, including consumer class actions, breach of contract disputes and mass torts. The practice acts for plaintiffs and defendants from a variety of industries. It recently successfully represented AMD, Facebook, and NortonLifeLock, among others, in some of the first shareholder derivative suits to allege breach of fiduciary duty relating to board diversity efforts. Sean Berkowitz  in Chicago is also well versed in criminal and civil matters. Berkowitz, Elizabeth Deeley (San Francisco) and Eric Leon (New York) chair the Complex Commercial Litigation practice. The Century City-based Laura Washington has know-how in the entertainment and media sector, and James Brandt in New York is noted for representing PG&E in high-profile shareholder litigation relating to the Northern California wildfires.

      Practice head(s):

      Sean Berkowitz; Elizabeth Deeley; Eric Leon

      Other key lawyers:

      Laura Washington; James Brandt; Kuan Huang


      ‘These attorneys are top of their practice and the go-to for bet the company litigation matters. They leave no stone unturned and craft a strong defensive strategy.’

      ‘Elizabeth Deeley and her team live, breathe, and sleep your problems. You know you’re in good hands because they are fully invested in finding good business solutions and legal defense.’

      Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

      Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP impresses with its ‘quality of attorneys and the integration of new technology.‘ It has a strong track record in representing clients from the financial services, technology and consumer product industries. The New York-based practice is led by Elyse Echtman who recently secured a victory for J&J in three significant litigation matters related to California’s Proposition 65. Peter Bicks is an experienced trial lawyer, handling product liability and mass torts, as well as intellectual property cases beyond traditional commercial disputes. Richard Jacobsen is a key contact for clients such as Credit Suisse and Goldman Sachs in their RMBS disputes.

      Practice head(s):

      Elyse Echtman

      Other key lawyers:

      Peter Bicks; Richard Jacobsen; Thomas Kidera; Stacy Harrison


      ‘The firm’s positive reputation of strength gives its clients an immediate benefit.’

      ‘Stacy Harrison is extremely sharp. Very strong in complex dispute resolution and strategic planning.’

      ‘I have worked with many different law firms and I can attest that Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP is the one that impressed me the most in terms of quality of their attorneys, integration of new technology in their everyday practice and reasonable billings.’

      ‘My experience working with Stacy Harrison and her team has been excellent. I found her to be very thoughtful, thorough, brilliant legal mind, smart, articulate and of course very knowledgeable. She stands out in her firm. She and her team have been an A team and everybody has been very pleased with their performance and more importantly the outcomes of their work.’

      Key clients

      Credit Suisse

      Goldman Sachs


      Johnson & Johnson

      Marathon Oil Company

      National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)


      ANI Pharmaceuticals

      China National Building Material Company (CNBM)

      Union Carbide Corporation



      DISH Network

      Ocwen Loan Servicing

      KBC Bank


      Deloitte Global

      Sallie Mae


      The Regents of the University of California

      MiTAC Digital Corporation

      Fresenius Medical Care

      ExamWorks Group, Inc.

      Desktop Metal, Inc.

      Micron Technology Inc.

      Fisker Inc.

      Work highlights

      • Acted as lead counsel and strategic advisor to Credit Suisse on all of Credit Suisse’s litigation related to its legacy residential mortgage-backed securitization (RMBS) business, including an action brought by monoline insurer MBIA seeking over $700m in damages after ten years of litigation.
      • Scored a major appellate win for Ocwen in a significant contract dispute.
      • Acted as lead counsel in J&J’s defense of claims brought by the Lanier Law Firm on behalf of seven plaintiffs alleging J&J’s talcum powder products contain asbestos and thus violated California Proposition 65 warning requirements.

      Proskauer Rose LLP

      Clients praise Proskauer Rose LLP for its ‘determination, creativity and depth of understanding of the client’s issues and objectives.‘ The team regularly represents clients before state and federal courts, in domestic and international arbitrations and alternative dispute resolution proceedings as well as before administrative regulatory tribunals. Clients are often active in asset management, sports, life sciences and the consumer product industries. Litigation chair Timothy Mungovan in Boston is a particularly well-versed advisor to financial services institutions. The Los Angeles-based Bart Williams covers commercial litigation, white-collar criminal defense and internal corporate investigations. In New York, Bradley Ruskin is a key contact for sports clients. Other prominent practitioners are Susan Gutierrez and Jonathan Weiss (Los Angeles) and Kevin Perra (New York).

      Practice head(s):

      Timothy Mungovan

      Other key lawyers:

      Bart Williams; Susan Gutierrez; Margaret Dale; Bradley Ruskin; Jonathan Weiss; Kevin Perra


      ‘The team’s strengths lie in its determination, creativity and depth of understanding of the client’s issues and objectives. They collaborate throughout the process leading up to the resolution of a dispute. They helped us to prepare to avoid disputes with proper documentation and actions in advance. They are diligent, detail-oriented and hear us as clients in a way that not all law firms do.’

      ‘I would like to give special thanks to Timothy Mungovan. He is particularly strategic, provides continuous and consistent advice, and is detail-oriented. He is able to succinctly advise how the courts/judges are likely to see our efforts in light of previous rulings and orders while guiding us/the client toward a process and substantive actions that increase our likelihood of succeeding in the dispute resolution. He consistently questions assumptions, challenges our thinking by bringing fresh, innovative ideas to the forefront. He is a partner to us as a client.’

      Key clients

      Power Five athletic conference defendants (Pac 12, Big Ten, Big 12, ACC, and SEC)

      Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico




      Shamrock Capital Advisors

      Absorption Pharmaceuticals

      Gilead Sciences

      Waste Management

      Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP

      Major League Soccer (MLS)

      Mr. Chow

      Sycamore Partners Management L.P.

      WTA Tour, Inc.

      Archdiocese of New York

      Otis Worldwide Corporate

      Medley Capital

      Reed Smith LLP

      The team at Reed Smith LLP has considerable know-how in the full spectrum of commercial disputes, including class action defense, product and professional liability cases, and appellate, environmental and financial services matters. It further covers breach of contract actions, fiduciary duty issues, competition law, claims of fraud or misrepresentation, false advertising litigation, privacy and data security. The group is similarly broadly positioned when it comes to industry sectors, recently being particularly involved for energy, financial services and healthcare clients. Los Angeles’ Janet Kwuon heads up the practice, which also includes Edward Mullins in Miami. Louis Solomon in New York has experience as a lead trial counsel in international disputes, and Houston-based Julie Hardin acts for plaintiffs and defendants.

      Practice head(s):

      Janet Kwuon

      Other key lawyers:

      Edward Mullins; Peter Ellis; Louis Solomon; Julie Hardin; William Weltman; Karlin Sangdahl


      ‘The team has excellent competency, and is both cost-effective and excellent in staffing matters and communicating advice.’

      Shearman & Sterling LLP

      Shearman & Sterling LLP can showcase a series of victories for its clients from a range industries such as automotive, chemicals, healthcare, media and entertainment, medical devices, and technology. The practice is further regularly involved in financial products disputes as well as in breach of contract, fraud, professional malpractice, business torts, and insurance and reinsurance matters. Adam Hakki  in New York is a go-to litigator for financial institutions. Fellow New Yorker Richard Schwed  also covers antitrust and securities disputes. They lead the practice together with San Francisco-based Patrick Robbins. Stephen Fishbein in New York is a contract dispute specialist.

      Practice head(s):

      Adam Hakki; Richard Schwed; Patrick Robbins

      Other key lawyers:

      Stephen Fischbein

      Key clients

      SS&C Technologies, Inc.

      General Electric


      Sundial Growers Inc.


      CEMEX LatAm

      1-800 Contacts, Inc.

      Dycom Industries Inc.

      Credit Suisse

      Altice USA


      Morgan Stanley

      Pattern Energy Group, Inc.

      YETI Coolers, LLC

      Uber Technologies, Inc.

      Advent Software, Inc.

      Maverick Capital Funds

      JP Morgan Chase & Co.

      OrbiMed Advisors LLC

      Work highlights

      • Achieved a significant victory on behalf of 1-800 Contacts in a long-running case against the Federal Trade Commission.
      • Achieved a victory on behalf of our client JetBlue Airways Corporation in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York regarding claims for monopolization and attempted monopolization under Section 2 of the Sherman Act and for breach of contract and promissory estoppel under New York law.
      • Achieved a victory for General Electric Company in the Delaware Court of Chancery in litigation arising out of the 2017 merger of GE’s oil and gas segment and Baker Hughes Inc.

      Susman Godfrey LLP

      Susman Godfrey LLP has a well-reputed dispute resolution practice which is regularly engaged in high-stakes commercial litigation cases. Its recent highlights include resolving a multi-million dollar founder dispute on behalf of Avi Dorfman and litigating several multi-million dollar environmental cases on behalf of Chevron. The Houston-based Neal Manne has experience in energy proceedings, constitutional and tort law, and class actions and leads the practice together with plaintiff and defendant key contact Kalpana Srinivasan in Los Angeles. Bill Carmody in New York covers business and intellectual property cases, while Los Angeles’ Marc Seltzer is a name to note in recoveries. Amanda Bonn, also LA, is ‘a great strategist and tactician.’

      Practice head(s):

      Kalpana Srinivasan; Neal Manne

      Other key lawyers:

      Bill Carmody; Marc Seltzer; Arun Subramanian; Amanda Bonn


      ‘Amanda Bonn: a great strategist and tactician, with exceptional judgement.’

      Key clients


      NBC Universal


      Dominion Voting Systems

      Gregg Blatt

      Adam Neumann

      State of California

      Insignia Systems

      Luminant Energy

      Ancora Technology

      Work highlights

      • Leading a $1.6bn dollar defamation lawsuit against Fox News Media on behalf of Dominion Voting Systems.
      • Serving as co-lead counsel defending in a widely followed securities lawsuit brought by Ex-CEO Sean Rad and other Tinder founders.
      • Hired by WeWork founder Adam Neumann to serve as counsel for a claim as part of a multi-firm trial team after SoftBank withdrew its offer to buy up to $3bn in WeWork stock from Mr. Neumann and other shareholders.

      White & Case LLP

      White & Case LLP has a strong track record in representing clients from the healthcare, pharmaceutical, consumer products and financial sectors. The practice covers a wide range of commercial disputes and is particularly well-positioned for cross-border mandates. Team head Glenn Kurtz  in New York has over 30 years of disputes experience and recently reached an appeal victory for a broken deal dispute for Anthem, after also prevailing at trial. The Washington DC-based Tara Lee is a class action specialist and recently acted for clients from the defense industry. Bryan Merryman in Los Angeles is considered to be ‘efficient, practical and a gifted advocate.’ Other key practitioners are Kim Havlin (Haviv) (New York) and Rachel Feldman in Los Angeles.

      Practice head(s):

      Glenn Kurtz

      Other key lawyers:

      Tara Lee; Rachel Feldman; Bryan Merryman; Kim Havlin (Haviv); Scott Lerner


      ‘Bryan Merryman is efficient, practical and a gifted advocate.’

      ‘A cohesive team that is excellent at developing an overall strategy for assisting the client.’

      ‘Scott Lerner is an excellent lawyer who works very hard to develop litigation strategies that will support the goals of the client.’

      Key clients


      Daimler/Mercedes Benz

      Garda World Federal Services

      Gerber Products Company



      Novartis Pharma AG

      Ocean Bank




      Work highlights

      • Acting in multiple high-profile, multi-billion dollar litigations for Anthem, including an appeal victory for a broken deal dispute, after also prevailing at trial regarding a termination fee of nearly $2bn.
      • Acting for Gerber Products Company in the highly publicized heavy metals baby food cases.
      • Secured a $8.5bn False Claims Act (FCA) victory for GardaWorld Federal Services and Aegis Defense Services.

      Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

      Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP is a popular address for national and international financial services companies, accounting firms, insurance and reinsurance companies, media companies, and individuals in their commercial disputes. Areas of activity are M&A-related cases, earn-out, insurance, patent, SICO and ERISA disputes. New York-based practice head Tariq Mundiya is a specialist in representing clients in litigation arising out of corporate control transactions, securities, and corporate litigation under the federal and state securities laws. Craig Martin in Chicago is appreciated for being ‘an effective advocate.‘ The Washington DC-based Elizabeth Bower and Michael Gottlieb are key contacts in contentious cybersecurity and privacy matters. Simona Agnolucci is a class action expert in San Francisco.

      Practice head(s):

      Tariq Mundiya

      Other key lawyers:

      Craig Martin; Elizabeth Bower; Michael Gottlieb; Simona Agnolucci; Matt Basil


      ‘Craig Martin and his team (Matt Basil etc.) are first-rate, highly-effective commercial litigations who we regularly call upon to advise on our most complex contentious matters. This team is pragmatic in their approach to advocating for their clients, routinely delivering outcomes that even exceed our high standards and expectations. The firm’s ethos matches up incredibly well with ours, which is why our relationship continues to expand into other areas as well, and I expect more of the same.’

      ‘Craig Martin is exceptional. Pragmatic, detail-oriented and unusually well versed in our business which makes him such an effective advocate.’

      ‘Excellent technical attorneys, very practical and very responsive.’

      ‘Craig Martin and Matt Basil are stars. They know the law and are incredibly responsive. Great results.’

      Key clients

      Innoviva Inc.


      Citgo Petroleum Corp.

      Multiple AIG companies

      Navy Federal Credit Union

      Public Storage

      Northwestern University

      Workday, Inc.

      Oto Analytics, Inc. d/b/a Womply

      Tonopah Solar Energy

      Willis Management Vermont, Willis Limited, and Willis Re, Inc.

      Aon Investments USA, Inc.

      Scientific Games Corporation, Bally Technologies, Inc. and SG Gaming, Inc. (f/k/a Bally Gaming, Inc.)

      Northwestern University

      Certain former directors and officers of Education Corporation of America (ECA)

      AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. Special Committee

      Industrial Automation LLC

      Vintage Capital Management, LLC

      Sierra-Cedar Inc.

      Kaysea Holdings

      Runa Capital

      Loral Space & Communications Inc.

      Clare Bronfman

      William Kent Dean

      Work highlights

      • Won the second breach of contract arbitration for Innoviva Inc. against Theravance Biopharma, Inc. regarding Innoviva’s authority as manager of a joint venture, which was formed by the parties when Theravance Biopharma, Inc. was spun out of Innoviva.
      • Obtained an important ruling in favor of the more than 30 underwriters of Uber’s May 2019 IPO.
      • Obtained a dismissal with prejudice for Navy Federal Credit Union in a case brought on behalf of a proposed nationwide class of Navy Federal Credit Union customers who were charged fees for purchasing items while in the US from online merchants abroad.


      WilmerHale‘s nationwide disputes team demonstrates know-how in a variety of industries, in particular in the financial services, energy, life sciences, and telecommunications space. Areas of expertise of the members are matters relating to breach of contract, financial fraud, licensing, RICO and consumer protection as well as securities fraud, trade secrets and unfair competition disputes. The experienced Hallie Levin in New York was recently involved in successfully representing T-Mobile and Deutsche Telekom in a significant antitrust trial. John Butts in Boston is active in business tort and contract disputes, as well as consumer class actions. The latter is also a speciality of practice head Noah Levine in New York. Other key contacts are Sonal Mehta (Palo Alto), Christopher Casamassima (Los Angeles) and David Gringer (New York). Regina Rodriguez was confirmed as a United States District Judge of Colorado in June 2021.

      Practice head(s):

      Noah Levine

      Other key lawyers:

      Hallie Levin; John Butts; Sonal Mehta ; Christopher Casamassima; David Gringer; Matthew Martens; Ari Holtzblatt


      ‘Matt Martens is a unicorn: a brilliant out-of-the-box strategist with an “everyman” practicality that appeals to both judge and jury.’

      Key clients

      Fort Yuma Quechan Indian Tribe

      Facebook, Inc

      Bank of America

      Mozilla Corporation

      Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC; J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Popular Securities LLC, RBC Capital Markets, LLC, Samuel A. Ramirez & Co., Inc., Raymond James and Associates, Inc., Santander Securities LLC, UBS Financial Services Inc., UBS Securities LLC

      UBS Financial Services Inc., UBS Securities LLC, Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, RBC Capital Markets LLC and Santander Securities LLC

      T-Mobile USA

      State Street Global Advisors, et al.

      Barclays Bank

      Fannie Mae

      AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company

      Otoe-Missouria Tribe of Indians

      Navient Solutions, Inc.

      Comcast Cable Communications


      DISH Network

      Vanguard Logistics Services (USA), Inc.

      Pan American Health Organization

      Genentech, Inc.

      Merck & Co., Inc.

      Shell Oil Company

      Continental Resources

      DaVita Healthcare Partners

      Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

      Analog Devices, Inc

      Fidelity Charitable

      Harvard University

      Richard Markowitz

      DraftKings, Inc.

      Charles Schwab Co., Inc.

      T-Mobile USA

      MSD Capital, L.P.

      Alexandria Real Estate Equities

      Winston & Strawn LLP

      Winston & Strawn LLP showcases considerable expertise in a range of litigation matters, such as breach of contract, unfair competition, breach of fiduciary duty, product liabiltiy and mass torts cases. Clients are often active in the financial services, energy, and insurance sectors. The group also handles appellates and critical motions. Amanda Groves in Los Angeles and Thomas Walsh  in Dallas lead the complex commercial litigation group of the firm, while the Chicago-based Steven D’Amore and George Lombardi head up the global litigation practice. Dan Webb, also in Chicago, is noted for covering commercial, civil, regulatory, and white-collar criminal cases. Houston’s Denise Scofield combines commercial and environmental know-how. Kelly Librera  in New York is a key contact in insurance coverage disputes. Other prominent practitioners are Paula Hinton  and Michael Murphy, both in Houston.

      Practice head(s):

      Amanda Groves; Thomas Walsh

      Other key lawyers:

      Steven D’Amore; George Lombardi; Dan Webb; Denise Scofield; Kelly Librera; Paula Hinton; Michael Murphy


      ‘From start to completion, the W/S team took a personal and professional interest in my case. The availability for consultation, day and night, weekdays and weekends, was incredible. The integration of video technology given the pandemic was seamless. I have worked with other law firms in my professional life and felt like I could not have been better represented by another firm – period.’

      ‘Billing is easy to follow. Paula Hinton and Michael Murphy appear to be great collaborators. I enjoy working with each individually as well as together.’

      ‘Paula Hinton is amazing, precise, does what she says she is going to do and always follows up with me.’

      ‘Michael Murphy is excellent at following through, drafting documents, giving advice and working as part of a team.’

      ‘Winston is versed in and flexible working with our ownership as well as with us as an operating company. They have aggressively defended us whereas I have felt other law firms I’ve dealt with would have looked for some middle ground too early.’

      ‘They have expert knowledge and are quite responsive. I found their extensive past experience in the area of need to be valuable in my navigation of the litigation.’

      ‘I appreciate having top-notch expertise that is responsive, even to the smaller clients.’

      Key clients

      FM Global

      Schlumberger Technology Company and subsidiaries

      Prophet Equity

      Panasonic Corporation

      Comcast Corp.

      Archer Daniels Midland

      Westlake Chemical

      Arthur J. Gallagher

      Team Health

      Young Living Essential Oils

      Seminole Electric Cooperative

      Plymouth Venture Partners III, LP; Plymouth Management Co.; Bootstrap Venture Fund, LP; Bootstrap Venture Fund II, LP; Cloud 2011, LLC; Indiana 21st Century Fund, LP


      Work highlights

      • Secured a victory for FM Global and obtained summary judgment on NYU’s claims for more than $1bn in insurance proceeds arising out of Superstorm Sandy.
      • Secured a win for a major financial institution in connection with a breach of contract and fiduciary duty litigation arising from a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) and an underlying purchase and sale agreement relating to the $600m+ 2018 Cox Oil Offshore LLC acquisition of Energy XXI Gulf Assets.
      • Defending Pactiv Evergreen in litigation where plaintiff MPS alleges that Pactiv breached its contractual obligations as a supplier of electrical load to MPS during devastating Winter Storm Uri in February 2021.

      Arnold & Porter

      The disputes team at Arnold & Porter is well positioned to advise clients on the intersection of regulatory practices, including antitrust, energy, financial institutions, environmental, and health care. The group is active in commercial disputes, trials and class actions as well as in mass torts, product liability, and trade secret matters, and has know-how in cross-border cases. The practice is jointly led by the Washington DC-based Kenneth Chernof and James Herschlein  in New York, both of whom also regularly act for technology companies.

      Practice head(s):

      Kenneth Chernof; James Herschlein

      Key clients





      BP/Atlantic Richfield

      Carnival Corporation

      DCP Midstream

      General Electric


      Jefferies LLC


      Planned Parenthood

      Robert Bosch



      Work highlights

      • Representing Carnival Corporation and its subsidiaries including Princess Cruise Lines which were sued in connection with the highly publicized outbreaks of COVID-19 on several of their ships.
      • Acting on behalf of Planned Parenthood in securing a dismissal of a defamation suit that arose as part of a widely-watched case that touched on the debate over abortion rights and what constitutes journalism.
      • Represented BP in 20 novel climate change lawsuits filed by state and local governments in California, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Hawaii, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, South Carolina, and Washington, and by a fishermen’s trade association.

      Bartlit Beck LLP

      Bartlit Beck LLP in Chicago has a well-reputed disputes team that offers support in breach of contract, tortious interference with contract, breach of fiduciary duty, defamation/libel, acquisition-related issues, unfair trade practices, environmental issues, insurance coverage, environmental liability, consumer litigation, and class actions. Noted practitioners are Sean Gallagher, Brian Prestes and Jason Peltz.

      Other key lawyers:

      Jason Peltz; Sean Gallagher; Brian Prestes; Rebecca Weinstein Bacon

      Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP

      The New York-based team at Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP is an established go-to counsel for a variety of financial institutions in its commercial disputes. It further covers litigation relating to antitrust, insurance and reinsurance, first amendment & media, professional liability, and securities. Joel Kurtzberg's broad practice encompasses privacy law, fraud and shareholder derivative cases as well. Tammy Roy is well versed in disputes as well as investigations, while David Januszewksi is a key contact in securities litigation. Herbert Washer chairs the practice, which also includes Landis Best  and new arrival Edward Moss who joined in October 2021 from O’Melveny & Myers LLP.

      Practice head(s):

      Herbert Washer

      Other key lawyers:

      Joel Kurtzberg; Tammy Roy; David Januszewksi; Landis Best; Edward Moss

      Key clients

      S&P Global Inc.

      UBS AG

      Credit Suisse

      NYP Holdings, Inc. and Shawn Cohen

      Deutsche Bank

      Clearview AI, Inc.

      Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.; CSSEL Guernsey Bare Trust


      Acreage Holdings

      Pacific Alliance Group

      Work highlights

      • Representing defendants Credit Suisse Group AG and Credit Suisse AG in a shareholder derivative suit brought on behalf of Bayer AG in New York state court against Bayer, its supervisors and managers, and financial advisors for purported breaches of fiduciary duty, aiding and abetting in those alleged breaches, and for civil conspiracy in connection with Bayer’s $66m acquisition of Monsanto.
      • Representing S&P Global in five related actions filed in the Southern District of New York, alleging that S&P made misrepresentations in connection with the rating of a fund that invests in life settlements.
      • Representing Clearview AI, Inc. in multiple putative class action lawsuits filed in New York, Virginia, California, and Illinois federal courts.

      Cooley LLP

      The team members of Cooley LLP are highlighted for being ‘very capable of identifying strategic opportunities, recommending best practices, and leveraging their experience to improve the quality of the work that they deliver.’ The group has established itself as a go-to counsel for the new economy, regularly representing life sciences and technology companies in a range of commercial disputes. New York's Ian Shapiro is among the team's notable technology experts. Michael Sheetz, who has experience in general commercial, trade secret and employment-related disputes, and experienced trial lawyer Adam Gershenson are both based in the Boston office, which was bolstered by the arrival of Shamis Beckley from McDermott Will & Emery LLP in November 2021. Other prominent practitioners are San Diego’s Michael Attanasio and Steve Strauss. Whitty Somvichian, Michael Rhodes and practice head Patrick Gunn are based in San Francisco.

      Practice head(s):

      Patrick Gunn

      Other key lawyers:

      Ian Shapiro; Michael Sheetz; Adam Gershenson; Shamis Beckley; Michael Attanasio; Steve Strauss; Whitty Somvichian; Michael Rhodes; Douglas Lobel


      ‘My experience working with Douglas Lobel and his team has been one where exceptional legal and procedural understanding is supplemented with a deep commercial understanding of the issues which the team work hard to get across and understand. The team is always prepared and works to agreed deadlines – a real partner – and requires minimal management. I trust them implicitly with business-critical dispute issues and it is always a pleasure to work with them.’

      ‘Michael Sheetz is not simply a litigator. He is a strong advisor who understands our business goals and how those goals may be affected by the dispute.’

      ‘Cooley’s lawyers are great with the small stuff, but don’t bother you with it. They just get it done.’

      ‘We selected Cooley as their blend of experience and specialism in complex international disputes and responsiveness to our initial enquiries stood out among the firms we approached. The depth of their international resource to advise on counter-litigation options in different jurisdictions was particularly helpful.’

      ‘It was a pleasure working with Ian Shapiro and his team. They worked hard, communicated really well and were very approachable and reliable throughout the dispute. They showed a deep understanding of the complex technical issues of the dispute and were very adept at handling the different interests and concerns of the diverse class of clients they were representing in defending the claim. I have no hesitation in recommending Ian to others.’

      ‘The team I have used is excellent. They are very familiar with the class action space and are very capable of identifying strategic opportunities, recommending best practices, and leveraging their experience to improve the quality of the work that they deliver. Relative to other firms in the space, their comprehensiveness and attention to detail is notable.’

      ‘Business-orientated solutions, creative thinking and practical advice. They understand a client’s risk tolerance as well as the fastest and most efficient path forward to settling issues.’

      ‘Adam Gershenson is an amazing attorney. Able to quickly problem solve beyond legal solutions and understands a client’s business.’

      Key clients


      Life House


      Seat Geek



      Uber Technologies

      University of Southern California

      Conventus Orthopedics Corporation

      Upside Foods


      Chicago Title Company



      Hughes USA

      Javo Beverages Co.



      Charles Schwab

      Work highlights

      • Achieved a significant victory on behalf of Google, obtaining dismissal of a nationwide class action complaint alleging that the background transmission of data from Android devices to Google over cellular networks constitutes a tortious conversion of Plaintiff’s cellular data plans.
      • Represented CenturyLink, Inc. and ten subsidiaries in multidistrict consolidated class action alleging that CenturyLink generated illegal revenue by lying about its prices and overcharging its over 20 million customers.
      • Representing Javo in highly complex litigation with Javo’s former co-founder and executive, Stephen Corey and his new company, California Extraction Ventures, Inc after a competitive sale process for Javo unraveled when CEV’s patent portfolio was uncovered during due diligence being conducted by strategic buyers looking to purchase Javo.

      Gibbs & Bruns LLP

      Gibbs & Bruns LLP in Houston is a boutique law firm which specialises in commercial disputes, in particular in the banking, energy, technology, and financial services sectors. The team is well-positioned to act for defendants and plaintiffs in a wide range of topics. Robin Gibbs impresses with longstanding experience as a trial lawyer. Kathy Patrick recently was part of a team that reached a $4.5bn settlement with JPMorgan on behalf of 21 institutional investor clients. Barrett Reasoner has know-how prosecuting energy client disputes and leads the practice with Gibbs and Patrick. Brian Ross  is particularly experience in the oil and gas sector and also covers force majeure cases. Securities-specialist Sam Cruse, energy and construction advisor Ayesha Najam and David Sheeren are also noted. Ross MacDonald made partner in October 2021.

      Practice head(s):

      Robin Gibbs; Kathy Patrick; Barrett Reasoner

      Other key lawyers:

      Brian Ross; Sam Cruse; Ayesha Najam; David Sheeren; Ross MacDonald

      Key clients

      Occidental Petroleum

      Trustmark National Bank

      Enterprise Products

      Reynolds & Reynolds

      Pacific Investment Management Company (PIMCO)

      Quantum Energy Partners

      Pioneer Natural Resources, Inc.

      Blackrock, Inc.


      Waste Management

      Kinder Morgan

      Work highlights

      • Acted as lead trial counsel to represent a group of major opt-out plaintiffs, namely national merchant retailers, in a direct action against Visa and Mastercard.
      • Representing Trustmark National Bank in three lawsuits related to the collapse of the Stanford Financial Group, headed by convicted financial fraudster R. Allen Stanford.
      • Acted as lead trial counsel for Reynolds & Reynolds in a matter involving consumer data privacy and computing platforms.

      Greenberg Traurig LLP

      Greenberg Traurig LLP fields a team of  ‘strong writers, orators, and creative thinkers.’ The practice covers an impressive range, with regards to kind of commercial disputes as well as industries of clients. Robert Herrington in Los Angeles is well versed in class action matters, recently often resulting directly from the COVID-19 pandemic. The New York-based Richard Edlin is considered to be ‘imperturbable, polished and prepared‘; he recently was part of a team which won significant motions to defeat a potential national class action for Samsung alleging that its Galaxy S7 series phones are falsely advertised as 'water resistant'. Mary-Olga Lovett in Houston ‘is at the top of her game when it comes to litigation.‘ Associate Michael McCarthy  in Los Angeles focuses on financial institutions, construction, real estate, privacy and appellate litigation. The Atlanta-based Lori Cohen and Los Angeles’ Jeff Scott  lead the practice group.

      Practice head(s):

      Lori Cohen; Jeff Scott

      Other key lawyers:

      Robert Herrington; Richard Edlin; Mary-Olga Lovett; Michael McCarthy


      ‘They are attentive and understanding to the needs of my company and myself.’

      ‘Mary-Olga Lovett is at the top of her game when it comes to litigation. She is outstanding at impeaching plaintiffs in depositions as well as in the courtroom. Her ability to recall obscure facts that were discussed several months, and in some instances years, prior is astounding.’

      ‘Deeply collaborative and excellent in promoting terrific women lawyers.’

      ‘The team comprised of Rich Edlin, Rob Herrington, and Mike McCarthy is exceptional. I’ve had nothing but favorable experiences and successful outcomes. They are strong writers, orators, and creative thinkers. And their client service is unparalleled. They are responsive, relatable, and hardworking. I have nothing but good things to say.’

      ‘Rich Edlin is an exceptional trial lawyer. When the lights come on, he shines brightest. He is imperturbable, polished and prepared. I’ve been to trial with him more than a dozen times, and he never ceases to impress. If you’re trying a bet-the-company case, you want Rich to be your first chair trial lawyer.’

      ‘Rob Herrington is top-drawer. He’s smart, humble, and hardworking. He’s a talented writer, orator, and creative thinker. His client service is unparalleled. When you need him, he’s always there. He is a zealous advocate, and I’ve had nothing but favorable experiences and successful outcomes with him. I can’t recommend him highly enough.’

      ‘Michael McCarthy is hands-down the best associate I’ve ever worked with on any case. If I were picking my legal dream team, he’d be on the team every time, regardless of the type of case. He’s a really talented writer, and is smart, responsive, relatable, and funny. He’s the hardestworking lawyer I’ve ever met—to a fault. He makes his client’s interests his own and really understands our needs and goals. Bottom line: just a fantastic lawyer.’

      Key clients

      8701 Collins Development, Inc.

      Activision Blizzard, Inc.

      Appliance Recycling Centers of America

      Black Mountain Sand LLC

      Lockheed Martin

      Marriott Vacations

      Novartis Pharma AG

      R.J. Reynolds

      RDR Seashore


      TT International


      Work highlights

      • Secured a significant victory for Marriott, securing the complete dismissal of an action brought by a homeowners’ association at the Hyatt Grand Aspen timeshare resort, seeking hundreds of millions of dollars arising from the launch of a new Hyatt-branded, points-based timeshare exchange program and its affiliation with the Hyatt Grand Aspen.
      • Represented Vornado in a $120m dispute with IWG (formerly Regus) which resulted in a rare all Zoom bench trial and a win for Vornado in San Francisco Superior Court.
      • Won significant motions for Samsung to defeat a potential national class action alleging that Samsung’s Galaxy S7 series phones are falsely advertised as ‘water resistant’.

      Hueston Hennigan LLP

      The trial practice of Hueston Hennigan LLP has a strong track record in obtaining favorable results for its clients. The Los Angeles-based group is often involved in disputes for significant clients from a variety of industries, such as PricewaterhouseCoopers, Inc. and BlackBerry. Practice head John Hueston  is approached by private and public sector institutions to represent them in their high-profile cases and investigations. Moez Kaba is considered to be a ‘stellar trial attorney.’ Prominent names in the Newport Beach office are Douglas Dixon, Allison Libeu and Michael Purpura, who joined in January 2021 following a position at the White House.

      Practice head(s):

      John Hueston

      Other key lawyers:

      Moez Kaba; Robert Klieger; Alison Libeu; Christy Von der Ahe Rayburn; Joseph Reiter; Michael Purpura; Doug Dixon


      ‘Phenomenal trial attorneys. Carry tremendous gravitas with the court.’

      ‘Moez Kaba is a stellar trial attorney.’

      ‘Michael Purpura: outstanding judgement; very strong with regulators and the government.’

      ‘Trial focus. They start with the end in mind.’

      ‘Fire in the belly; steel trap minds.’

      Key clients

      PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc.

      Acorn Technologies

      Ring LLC (an Amazon Company)

      Internet Movie Database (, an Amazon Company)

      Endo Pharmaceuticals

      ClearOne, Inc.

      California Institute of Technology

      Palantir Technologies

      Monster Beverage Corporation

      Synchrony Financial

      Southern California Edison

      Bausch Health

      Houston Astros

      Navajo Nation


      Sonder U.S.A. Inc.

      Malwarebytes Inc.

      Yum! Brands

      San Diego Gas & Electric

      Freedom for Immigrants

      Don Lee Farms

      PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc.

      Acorn Technologies

      Ring LLC (an Amazon Company)

      Internet Movie Database (, an Amazon Company)

      Endo Pharmaceuticals

      ClearOne, Inc.

      California Institute of Technology

      Palantir Technologies

      Monster Beverage Corporation

      Synchrony Financial

      Southern California Edison

      Bausch Health

      Houston Astros

      Navajo Nation

      Kaiser Permanente


      Sonder U.S.A. Inc.

      Malwarebytes Inc.

      Yum! Brands

      San Diego Gas & Electric

      Freedom for Immigrants

      Don Lee Farms

      Work highlights

      • Prevailed as trial counsel in a trial victory for Endo Pharmaceuticals in a closely watched $50bn California opioid case alleging public nuisance, unfair competition, and false advertising.
      • Obtained a complete defense verdict for PricewaterhouseCoopers in a high-profile lawsuit and closely watched federal trial brought by a former employee and SEC whistleblower.
      • Prevailed in a two-week arbitration for, Inc., in a suit brought by eBay, alleging tortious interference and unfair competition.

      Jenner & Block LLP

      National and international corporations seek out Jenner & Block LLP for support in commercial disputes, including trials, appeals and arbitration proceedings. David Bradford, who is well versed in the healthcare, real estate, food and beverage, and financial services industries, and fraud and financing specialist Reid Schar in San Francisco chair the litigation department of the firm. Debbie Berman also has know-how in media and First Amendment cases, while Mike Doornweerd is a key contact in breach of contract and business torts. Megan Poetzel is another prominent practitioner. All individuals are based in Chicago unless stated otherwise.

      Practice head(s):

      David Bradford; Reid Schar

      Other key lawyers:

      Debbie Berman; Ross Bricker; Michael Doornweerd; Megan Poetzel; Jeremy Creelan; Brent Caslin; Lindsay Harrison


      ‘This firm is extremely responsive to our needs. Their representation has always been very commercial and they are always looking for the best possible outcome.’

      ‘They are extremely familiar with our industry and their advice is based on their extensive knowledge of our industry.’

      Key clients

      Epic Systems






      BMO Harris

      General Dynamics – Electric Boat

      Apple, Inc.

      Uber Technologies

      Mondelēz International

      Medline Industries

      Approximately 135 Restaurant and Hospitality Companies in Chicago and New York

      General Dynamics – Bath Iron Works

      Dr. Sakaab Al Jabri

      Work highlights

      • Won a $113m jury verdict and a worldwide injunction on behalf of Hetronic International Inc.
      • Defending Epic Systems Corporation in a $940m trade secrets verdict in front of the US Supreme Court.
      • Won dismissal with prejudice in two putative class actions on behalf of Marriott International.

      Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP

      Plaintiffs and defendants alike choose the New York-based team of Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP to represent them in commercial disputes. Asset managers, hedge funds and private equity houses as well as institutions active in the real estate sector are providing a regular workload for the group. Practice head Marc Kasowitz successfully represented MBIA in a put-back action against Credit Suisse amounting to $600m in damages. Sheron Korpus has more than 25 years of experience, and Jennifer Recine is considered to be ‘smart, determined and effective.’ Paul Burgo  is well versed in corporate governance, commercial and securities law.

      Practice head(s):

      Marc Kasowitz

      Other key lawyers:

      Paul O’Connor; Paul Burgo; Jennifer Recine; Sheron Korpus


      ‘Jennifer Recine is smart, determined, aggressive and effective. I would be comfortable relying on her to lead the prosecution or defense of any complex civil litigation.’

      ‘Smart, experienced, personable, practical.’

      ‘Paul Burgo: very quick study on business issues, good on precedents/case law. Effective communicator with us (the client).’

      ‘The team is extremely available and totally aligned on interests.’

      ‘Paul O’Connor is an exceptional human being.’

      Key clients

      Angelo Gordon

      Astra Asset Management

      Davidson Kempner Asset Management

      Douglas Elliman Realty

      Federal Housing Finance Agency


      Harbinger Capital

      InterContinental Hotels Group

      JDS Development Group

      Liggett Group

      Mahindra and Mahindra

      Maverick Real Estate Partners


      MDC Energy


      State of Hawaii

      Tapestry (formerly Coach)

      Teva Pharmaceuticals

      TPG Capital

      Waterfall Asset Management

      XPO Logistics

      Yellow f/k/a YRC Freight

      Work highlights

      • Represented MBIA in a decade-long put-back action against Credit Suisse in which MBIA sought to recover for breaches of representations and warranties related to RMBS insured by MBIA.
      • Representing Teva Pharmaceuticals in different litigations in the US including a multi-district litigation, and in the defense of a securities class action.
      • Represented Alaskan Reefer Management and Kloosterboer International Forwarding in securing a preliminary injunction in the District of Alaska enjoining the US government from assessing penalties for alleged Jones Act violations while the legality of already assessed penalties is adjudicated.

      Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

      Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP demonstrated know-how in a variety of commercial disputes, often relating to contracts, false advertising allegations, fiduciary duties, fraud allegations, partnerships, pre-and post-merger issues as well as trade secrets, unfair competition claims, shareholder and consumer matters. The practice acts for plaintiffs and defendants, including high-profile individuals and senior corporate executives, as well as national and international corporations. Michael Dell has over 30 years of experience acting in business disputes and regulatory matters. Kerri Ann Law is also active in domestic and international arbitration forums. Gary Naftalis and Barry Berke lead the New York-based team. John Coffey was confirmed as general counsel of the Department of the Navy in February 2022.

      Practice head(s):

      Gary Naftalis; Barry Berke

      Other key lawyers:

      Michael Dell; Daniel Goldman; Kerri Ann Law


      ‘Pragmatic and skilled approach to negotiation of dispute resolution.’

      ‘Michael Dell is both a very skilled and practical advocate and negotiator. I would certainly use him again in a high-value dispute.’

      ‘They’re practical, smart and efficient.’

      Key clients

      Deloitte LLP (UK), Deloitte CIS Limited, Deloitte CIS Holdings Limited

      Centerbridge Partners, LP

      VEON Ltd

      RCS Creditor Trust

      Pershing Square Capital Management

      Stellex Capital Management

      EIG Energy Funds XIV and XV

      The Procter & Gamble Company

      Gamma Real Estate Capital, LLC

      Tronox Ltd

      Work highlights

      • Representing the UK-Deloitte defendants in defense of allegations by the plaintiff, Starr Russia Investments III, B.V., that the UK-Deloitte defendants’ purported alter ego, ZAO Deloitte & Touche CIS, a Russian member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, engaged in fraud, negligence, and other misconduct in its consulting and audit work for Investment Trade Bank, a Russian bank in which the plaintiff invested.
      • Representing Centerbridge against claims by first lien lenders of TriMark against Centerbridge for tortious interference with their credit agreement with TriMark and other lenders.
      • Representing the Defendants, a New York commercial real estate loan company and its alleged affiliates, in defence of claims by the plaintiffs that the clients defrauded the plaintiffs out of real estate and cash worth hundreds of millions of dollars via a ‘loan to own scheme’.

      Mayer Brown

      Mayer Brown fields a sizeable team of dispute resolution lawyers across the US and in offices around the world. The group has depending on its locations a strong standing with financial institutions, high-tech clients, life sciences and tobacco companies, and is active in arbitration proceedings, MDLs, putative class actions and construction disputes. Richard Spehr in New York is also well versed in federal and state securities laws and investigations, while the Washington DC-based Reginald Goeke covers ERISA class actions and contract disputes. Michael Olsen is a key contact in Chicago and Bronwyn Pollock in Los Angeles knows the banking, finance, real estate, and insurance industries well. Together, the four lead the practice.

      Practice head(s):

      Richard Spehr; Reginald Goeke; Michael Olsen; Bronwyn Pollock

      Other key lawyers:

      John Nadolenco


      ‘We have relied on Mayer Brown for their technical expertise concerning the auto industry, and their ability to leverage that expertise in complex litigation matters. Their legal/technical experts work seamlessly with their litigation team to ensure the issues are persuasively made to a court.’

      ‘John Nadolenco is a very capable and unflappable litigator.’

      Key clients

      TransCanada Corporation

      The Big Ten Conference

      Spotify, Inc.

      Rostack Investments Inc.

      3M Company

      Veolia, S.A.

      The Bank of New York Mellon


      The Bank of Montreal

      First American Title Insurance Co.

      LUKOIL Pan Americas LLC

      US Steel Corporation

      Shell Oil Company


      United States Women’s National Team

      Man Wah Holdings Limited


      Work highlights

      • Representing The Big Ten Conference in several pending putative class actions seeking recovery on behalf of classes of former college football players for alleged concussion-related injuries.
      • Secured a ruling in favor of Spotify and other on-demand music streaming services in the closely watched appeal of a 2018 Copyright Royalty Board rate decision.
      • Secured a $69m award for firm client Rostack Investments Inc.

      McDermott Will & Emery LLP

      McDermott Will & Emery LLP's mainstay include defending accounting firms and their partners, healthcare litigation cases, intellectual property issues and securities matters. John Calandra in New York has niche expertise in proceedings relating to space law and satellites. Jon Dean  in Los Angeles has a practice encompassing antitrust cases, patent litigation matters, trade secrets cases, and unfair competition cases. Calandra and Dean lead the group together with William Donovan (Los Angeles) and David Rosenbloom  (Chicago). Andrew Kratenstein is a key contact for energy and healthcare clients.

      Practice head(s):

      John Calandra; Bill Donovan; David Rosenbloom; Jon Dean

      Other key lawyers:

      Andrew Kratenstein; Warren Haskel; Seth Friedman


      ‘MWE has significant expertise in advising accounting firms regarding accountant’s liability and in areas related to accounting firm practice, such as trustee liability. When I get MWE involved, I know that their expertise will enable us to expeditiously settle any claim.’

      ‘Seth Friedman’s extensive knowledge in accountant’s liability enables him to quickly assess a matter and advise in the early stages how he anticipates the matter will resolve – and he is invariably accurate. That level of expertise is invaluable.’

      Key clients

      Ace American Insurance

      Allied World Assurance Company

      Amgen Inc.


      BDO USA, LLP


      Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida

      Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (Los Angeles)

      Cigna Corporation

      Cummins Allison

      DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc.

      Dawn Rowe


      George E. Warren LLC

      Grant Thornton LLP

      Healthcare Distribution Alliance

      Honeywell International Inc.

      Ideal Industries

      IKO Industries, Ltd.


      International “start-up” incubator based in Cambridge, MA

      James Hardie Building Products, Inc.

      Kleinfelder, Inc.

      KOS Services, Inc.

      Liberty Mutual Group

      Motorola Mobility

      National Football League


      Oak Pacific Investment




      Premier, Inc.

      Roche Health Solutions, Inc.

      Southern Illinois Healthcare



      Sun-Maid Growers of California and the Raisin Bargaining Association

      Topa Insurance Company

      Trustpilot, Inc.

      UHY LLP

      Universal Health Services, Inc.

      University of Vermont Medical Center

      Visionworks of America, Inc.

      Work highlights

      • Representing Apple Inc. in connection with the App Store antitrust cases filed by Epic and two purported classes of consumers and app developers, all of which are pending in the N.D. California.
      • Acting for ten current and former officers of PG&E Corporation and its subsidiary, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, in two class actions arising out of the 2017 and 2018 California wildfires.
      • Successfully defended Plantronics in a high-stakes, bet-the-company antitrust case in Delaware Federal Court.

      Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

      Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP‘s client portfolio encompasses national and international financial institutions and companies. The team has a particularly strong track record in the healthcare and life sciences industry and is frequently active in class actions and trials. The Philadelphia-based Gordon Cooney leads the global litigation practice and is well versed in crisis management. Molly Moriarty Lane is a key contact for class actions in Los Angeles and California, while Troy Brown, also in Philadelphia, cover post-M&A disputes. Elizabeth Herrington in Chicago has know-how in the automotive and mobility space, and Michael Kraut in New York has experience acting for financial industry clients.

      Practice head(s):

      Gordon Cooney

      Other key lawyers:

      Molly Moriarty Lane; Troy Brown; Elizabeth Herrington; Michael Kraut

      Key clients


      Spark Energy, Inc. (Spark), and National Gas & Electric, LLC (NGE)

      Anthem Inc.

      Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc.

      Covance Inc.

      Vertiv Corporation

      SEI Investments

      Snap Inc.


      Securus Technologies

      Work highlights

      • Represented Mexican airline Aeroméxico in defending a putative class action complaint alleging violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO); Sherman Antitrust Act; and state law claims of fraud, and unjust enrichment..
      • Represented defendants Spark and NGE in a post-merger & acquisition earn-out dispute in the Southern District of New York arisen from NGE’s acquisition of Major Energy Services, LLC (Major Energy), and Spark’s subsequent acquisition of Major Energy from NGE.
      • Represented Anthem in several behavioral health class action cases.

      Paul Hastings LLP

      Clients praise Paul Hastings LLP's practice for being a ‘business-focused trusted advisor improving decision-making and driving execution of business strategy.’ The team is well versed in the healthcare, financial services, energy, technology, retail and consumer products area, and regularly acts in a variety of disputes, including consumer class actions, international supplier disputes, and securities cases. Barry Sher is a key contact for several investment banks. He leads the group from New York together with Kurt Hansson; the latter is representing GSK in litigation brought by former Chinese consultants, alleging RICO violations and fraud, conspiracy, and other torts. The Chicago-based Mark Pollack's practice covers commercial litigation as well as white-collar crime and Samuel Cooper in Houston is ‘outstanding.’ Kevin Broughel knows securities litigation well.

      Practice head(s):

      Barry Sher; Kurt Hansson

      Other key lawyers:

      Mark Pollack; Samuel Cooper; Kevin Broughel


      ‘Paul Hastings’ general commercial disputes practice is a business-focused trusted advisor improving decision-making and driving execution of business strategy. The team offers and provides traditional to complex high-value work in the value pyramid and excels in key (and sometimes critical) activity areas such as alignment with our business; judgement, integrity, discretion; leadership; and relationship management.’

      ‘The partners are always very engaged in every matter that we deal with. In addition, the team is very knowledgeable so you can go to any member of the team with questions or comments and know it will get done.’

      ‘Barry Sher provides very timely, practical advice and quickly sees through to the key issues.’

      ‘The team is always readily available and provides practical, business-oriented advice on how to approach issues. The team does not shy away from a fight, but also makes good suggestions on how to de-escalate matters.’

      ‘Very market-facing and available to help at all times. Very responsive.’

      ‘Highly responsive to client requests. Good cross-functional collaboration across groups. Efficient, but thorough. A commercial and practical approach.’

      ‘Sam Cooper is one of the outstanding securities litigators in Texas.’

      ‘We worked directly with Kevin Broughel. Very professional but also approachable and caring. Guided us to be the best resolution possible and created a truly meaningful relationship with us.’

      Key clients


      General Electric

      FIM Advisors

      Kratos Defense & Security Solutions

      Goldman Sachs


      Royal Bank of Canada

      Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.

      Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA)

      Daiichi Sankyo

      Samsung Electronics

      CFM International (jointly owned by GE & Safran Aircraft Engines)



      Tall Oak

      Millennium Partners

      Work highlights

      • Defending Barclays Bank PLC and certain of its affiliates against allegations of involvement in a global, decade-long conspiracy to fix prices and restrain competition in the $9 trillion SSA bond market.
      • Representing the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico in numerous high-stakes litigation matters in connection with Puerto Rico’s restructuring under PROMESA.
      • Representing the opposition governed ad-hoc boards of PDVSA and PDVSA Petroleo as plaintiffs in S.D.N.Y. litigation against the trustee and collateral agent of PDVSA’s 2020 Notes, seeking a declaration that the 2020 Notes (and associated collateral agreements) are void and invalid because they violate Venezuela’s constitution.

      Selendy Gay Elsberg PLLC

      Selendy Gay Elsberg PLLC is a go-to counsel in New York for defendants and plaintiffs alike. It is recognised for its expertise in a variety of disputes, often relating to contracts, fraud, unfair competition, antitrust, RICO, class actions, securities and structured financial instruments, as well as corporate governance, trade secrets, and insolvency-related disputes. The client portfolio includes names from the manufacturing, real estate, energy, consumer products and pharmaceuticals industries. More recently cryptocurrency players seek out the practice. Faith Gay combines commercial litigation, government investigations and white-collar experience. Jennifer Selendy is regularly engaged by major technology companies and financial institutions. She leads the practice together with the experienced David Elsberg. Lena Konanova is another key contact.

      Practice head(s):

      David Elsberg; Jennifer Selendy

      Other key lawyers:

      Faith Gay; Lena Konanova

      Key clients

      American Federation of Teachers

      Cerberus Capital Management

      Christofferson Robb & Co.

      AMERRA Capital Management

      MBIA and National Public Finance Corp.

      Matthew Script, Benjamin Leibowitz, Jason Leibowitz, Aaron Leibowitz, and Pinchas Goldshtein

      McKinsey & Company

      Kenneth Krys and Greig Mitchell as Joint Liquidators for three BVI funds: Fairfield Sentry Limited; Fairfield Sigma Limited; Fairfield Lambda Limited

      Kingate Funds

      Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc.

      Investigative Committee Composed of Independent Board Members of WeWork

      US Bank

      Amsterdam Avenue Redevelopment Associates

      Fortis Property Group

      Fortis Advisors

      Work highlights

      • Represented the American Federation of Teachers, President Randi Weingarten and eight individual AFT member plaintiffs in reaching a settlement with the US Department of Education following the prior administration’s failure to properly implement the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program (PSLF).
      • Representing a proposed class of cryptocurrency investors in a mahor bitcoin market manipulation case against Bitfinex and Tether.
      • Representing National Public Finance Guarantee and MBIA Insurance Corporation in a lawsuit to hold eight major Wall Street banks accountable for inequitable conduct that contributed to Puerto Rico’s economic collapse.

      Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

      Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP impresses with the breadth and volume of its practice. The New York-based team takes on complex financial litigation as well as antitrust cases, class actions, securities and bankruptcy litigation. Its pro bono work is also noteworthy. Practice head Scott Musoff secured the dismissal of all claims against Morgan Stanley in a putative class action filed in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York, in which the plaintiffs alleged that Morgan Stanley, Bank of America and two individual traders manipulated prices in the precious metals futures market in violation of the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA). Lauren Aguiar acts before all courts in commercial and civil matters.

      Practice head(s):

      Scott Musoff

      Other key lawyers:

      Lauren Aguiar; Susan Saltzstein

      Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

      Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is well versed in disputes in connection with investment funds, hedge funds and financial restructuring. Its client portfolio further sees a range of national corporations, which the firm can support from several offices. Team leader Stephen M. Baldini in New York also is a key contact for private equity and hedge funds in their contentious matters, while the Dallas-based M. Scott Barnard takes on business torts, fraud actions, and commercial contract disputes. Los Angeles’ Neal Ross Marder is noted for his consumer class action know-how. Anthony T. Pierce from the Washington DC and Seamus C Duffy in Philadelphia are also highlighted.

      Practice head(s):

      Stephen Baldini

      Other key lawyers:

      M. Scott Barnard; Neal Ross Marder; Anthony Pierce; Seamus C Duffy

      Key clients

      American Medical Response, Inc. (AMR)

      Eastman Kodak Company

      Integra Connect, LLC

      Comcast Cable Communications

      USA Waste-Management Resources, LLC

      Antech Diagnostics, Inc.

      Transportation Corridor Agencies

      Washington Metropolitan Area Transit (WMATA)

      Tulane University

      Altice USA

      AT&T Corp.

      National Football League

      Mammoth Energy

      Space Exploration Technologies Corp.

      Talos Energy

      Work highlights

      • Defeated a motion for class certification filed by leading plaintiffs’ firm Lieff Cabraser on behalf of California Comcast customers, challenging Comcast’s Broadcast TV and Regional Sports Fees as deceptive and unfair, and seeking classwide damages estimated at over $1bn for the seven-year proposed class period.
      • Secured a critical victory for AMR in successfully opposing class certification in a high-stakes matter with more than $100m in potential exposure.
      • Secured a significant victory for AT&T following a decade-long battle in Delaware Chancery Court involving lawsuits relating to 13 AT&T partnerships when the Court issued an opinion denying most of one partnership plaintiffs’ material breach claims and awarding them less than $40,000 of the $260m in damages that they sought.

      Baker Botts L.L.P.

      Baker Botts L.L.P. is praised for having a ‘dedicated team approach bringing in multiple disciplines and views to fully analyze and determine strategy.’ Its nationwide practice covers the full range of commercial disputes, including those involving breaches of contract and fiduciary duty, fraud, unfair competition, trade secret misappropriation, false advertising, product liability, and professional liability, among others. Danny David in Houston is often called upon in securities and shareholder cases and leads the group together with Bridget Moore  in Washington DC. The New York-based Richard Harper has know-how in acting for technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) companies. Jessica Pulliam in Dallas regularly defends lawsuits against public companies and their officers and directors, and special counsel Stephanie Cagniart  in Austin covers oil and gas matters and contract disputes.

      Practice head(s):

      Danny David; Bridget Moore

      Other key lawyers:

      Jessica Pulliam; Richard Harper; Michael Calhoon; Stephanie Cagniart


      ‘I feel confident when I call on Baker Botts to find the right advice for a critical legal issue for my business. They can find the right internal expert in any area and are incredibly fast and responsive to my needs. I have been impressed with their billing practices compared to other firms – they do not overbill. Simply put, knowing I have the right legal team in place helps me sleep better at night.’

      ‘Jessica Pulliam and Danny David stand out as individual partners with whom I have enjoyed working. I would describe them as ‘hardcore’ in a good way. They each respond immediately, are efficient, and provide straightforward advice. They do not waiver. I find their direct approach refreshing.’

      ‘Dedicated team approach bringing in multiple disciplines and views to fully analyze and determine strategy.’

      ‘Danny David is an extremely effective communicator and knows how best to navigate the litigation system and read people and situations for the benefit of his client.’

      ‘Excellent general commercial firm.’

      ‘Jessica Pulliam is outstanding.’

      Key clients

      Advanced Energy Capital, LLC

      Allied BioSciences, Inc.

      Alta Power LLC

      Assertio Therapeutics

      Atmos Energy Corporation

      Calpine Corporation

      CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric, LLC

      Charles Schwab Corporation

      Chevron Corporation

      Chicago Bridge & Iron Company/McDermott International

      Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC


      Dril-Quip, Inc.

      DXC Technology Company/CSC Corporation

      EOG Resources

      Ernst & Young

      Exxon Mobil Corporation

      Grant Thornton

      Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority

      Halliburton Company

      Hawkeye Partners, LP

      Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association, IAFF Local 341

      JPMorgan Chase & Co.

      Kinder Morgan

      KPMG LLP

      Liberty Media Corporation (and various subsidiaries)

      Lovett Industrial

      Lowe’s Companies

      Lyft, Inc.

      MabVax Therapeutics Holdings, Inc.

      Nascar Holdings, LLC

      NRG Energy, Inc.


      Phillips 66

      Repsol SA

      Sand Canyon Corporation

      Seminole Electric Cooperative

      Sun America

      Sunnova Energy Corporation


      TPC Group

      Vectren Corporation

      Work highlights

      • Secured a major trial victory for Dril-Quip, Inc. in a lawsuit filed by FMC Technologies, Inc. in the 127th District Court of Harris County alleging misappropriation of trade secrets.
      • Secured a unanimous defense verdict for Chicago Bridge & Iron Company (CB&I) and its former executives in an in-person jury trial in Montgomery County, Texas.
      • Represented Ralph Janvey, the Receiver appointed in the aftermath of the Stanford Ponzi scheme, in the recovery of more than $1bn since his appointment.


      Areas of expertise of Dentons includes securities and antitrust litigation, consumer class action defense, financial services and insurance disputes, government and internal investigations and white-collar defense, as well as fraud and False Claims Act litigation. It is particularly noted for its international investment treaty arbitration practice. Team head Sandy Hauser is based in New York and a specialist in the financial services sector, while Natalie Spears in Chicago is well versed in the technology, media and telecommunications area. Michael Duvall in Los Angeles is ‘a highly-skilled attorney.’

      Practice head(s):

      Sandy Hauser

      Other key lawyers:

      Nathan Garroway; Natalie Spears; Michael Duvall; Justin Kattan


      ‘In addition to being business practical, they are innovative in solutions in finding technical expert witness in disruptive technologies and gaining winning results when others merely settle in novel matters. Stand-out partner is Nathan Garroway.’

      ‘This team is very professional and just as supportive to small and large clients alike. They are attentive and knowledgeable about their subjects while also able to quickly arrange meetings with subject matter experts as needed.’

      ‘There are some large firms that I have worked with that are hit or miss with each partner being a roll of the dice on their client skills as well as their legal skills. They have the legal knowledge base to provide effective counsel while also the bedside manner to help the client feel comfortable.’

      ‘I would like to call out Michael Duvall as a highly-skilled attorney and great person overall. I have always felt that Michael handled each matter well and he provided a small firm attentiveness to a small client.’

      Key clients

      Tyson Foods, Inc.

      New York Times

      Netflix, Ava Duvernay and Attica Locke

      Milliman, Inc.


      GNC Holdings


      Jordan Health Products, LLC

      GemCap Lending I, LLC

      CPS Energy

      Rayburn Country Electric Cooperative, Inc.

      Kansas City Life Insurance Company

      City of Atlanta


      LL Atlanta, LLC

      Unisys Corporation

      Planned Parenthood of the Heartland

      First American Title

      PPG Industries

      HF Chlor-Alkali (HFCA)

      Work highlights

      • Secured a win for City of Atlanta, defeating class certification in a case in which the putative class members claimed ownership of the former railroad property that now underlies the Atlanta Beltline.
      • Won a lengthy trial in favour of Kansas City Life Insurance Company against a joint venture partner.
      • Secured a temporary restraining order for CPS Energy against the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) in an ongoing dispute.

      Dickinson Wright PLLC

      Dickinson Wright PLLC has a strong nationwide presence and acts for clients from a variety of industries, in particular from the energy, financial services and healthcare area. The sizeable team covers the full gamut of commercial disputes and is led by Scott Knapp in Lansing and John Desmond in Reno. The Phoenix-based Scot Claus combines civil, commercial and real estate know-how, while Thomas McNeill in Detroit covers securities, antitrust and banking disputes, among others. Other active practitioners are Bennett Evan Cooper (Phoenix), Phillip DeRosier (Detroit) and John Nelson (Austin).

      Practice head(s):

      Scott Knapp; John Desmond

      Other key lawyers:

      Scot Claus; Thomas McNeill; Bennett Evan Cooper; Phillip DeRosier; John Nelson; David Owen


      ‘This team, and especially John Nelson, are unique in their ability to draw from a wide range of legal expertise and utilize/focus that expertise in a highly efficient and effective manner.’

      ‘John Nelson is a stand-out in his ability to focus resources in a surgical, highly efficient and client-focused manner. This is uncommon in large law firms.’

      ‘They responded to our questions and any court matters with knowledgeable and speedy replies.’

      ‘They are able to handle all questions, even if it involves hooking us up with their associates in other states as well as referrals to other firms when necessary.’

      Key clients

      Markel Insurance Company and affiliated insurers

      National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pittsburgh, Pa.

      Magna Mirrors of America, Inc.

      Usui Kokusai Sangyo Kaisha, Ltd and Usui International Corp.,

      Calpine Corporation

      The Doctors Company

      Portage Holding Company LLC

      DairiConcepts, L.P. (Dairy Farmers of America, Inc.)

      BBK Tobacco & Foods, LLC

      Aline Abtour Irrevocable Family Trust

      Independent members of the Board of Directors of Sterling Bancorp

      Levin Family Limited Partnership

      Work highlights

      • Brought the defense of four members of the board of directors of Sterling Bancorp to a successful conclusion, in connection with a class action arising from the Company’s 2017 IPO.
      • Representing one of the top four global manufacturers of leather for automotive seats and components in a case of alleged theft and use of trade secrets in which the plaintiff is seeking $100m in damages.
      • Achieved a highly favorable result for Portage Holding Company, which owns significant health care facilities in Michigan, securing full dismissal of a case brought against our clients alleging anticipatory repudiation.

      DLA Piper LLP (US)

      The ‘creative problem-solvers‘ at DLA Piper LLP (US) are well-positioned across the US and active in a variety of disputes. The team cover class actions, privacy litigation involving new technologies, breach of contract and business disputes, and also act at the interface to antitrust, product liability and white-collar crime, among others. It was recently also involved in significant proceedings resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Angela Agrusa is an experienced defense lawyer in Los Angeles and leads the practice together with the Chicago-based John Hamill. Christopher Young in San Diego is ‘great to work with and very reliable.’

      Practice head(s):

      Angela Agrusa; John Hamill

      Other key lawyers:

      Christopher Young; Edward Scheideman; Keara Gordon


      ‘Excellent strategic and negotiating skills. Transparent billing. Great communication.’

      ‘Very knowledgeable with very relevant experience. Used time efficiently. Always proactive.’

      ‘Very responsive and pleasant to work with.’

      ‘Chris Young is great to work with and very reliable.’

      ‘The DLA Piper team is unique in its in-depth understanding of and commitment to our organization. They truly function as additional in-house counsel due to their passion for our mission and internal team and to their expertise that crosses over traditional practice lines. They are also very creative problem-solvers.’

      ‘Ed Scheideman has an extraordinary, comprehensive understanding of obscure matters unique to our organization that frequently require communication at very basic levels. He is excellent at making these complex points simple and easy to understand and has successfully resolved, to our advantage, 100% of the claims made on these matters.’

      Key clients

      Adir International, LLC

      AMN Healthcare


      Applied Underwriters

      Blue Diamond Growers

      British Airways Plc

      BNY Mellon (NYSE: BK)

      Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH)

      Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc.

      Cigna Corporation

      CNA Financial Corp. (NYSE: CNA)

      Danieli Steel Corporation

      Danone NA (and subsidiaries)

      Deutsche Lufthansa AG

      Domino’s Pizza Franchising LLC

      Fireman’s Fund Ins. Co. (Allianz)

      Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F)

      Funko, Inc. (NASDAQ: FNK)

      G6 Hospitality LLC

      Giddings Fruit S.A.

      Hyundai Mobis Co., Ltd.

      Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE: GS)

      Jet Sports

      Just Brands USA, Inc.

      Kavod Pharmaceuticals LLC

      Komatsu America Corp.

      Lead Intelligence, Inc. d/b/a Jornaya

      McCormick & Company, Inc.

      Merlin Entertainments PLC

      Nashville Soccer

      New York University


      Smith and Wesson

      Subway Group

      Sterling Bay Companies LLC


      TTE Technology, Inc. dba TCL North America

      Tyson Foods, Inc.

      Walmart, Inc.

      Wheatsheaf Group Limited

      Wyndham Hotels & Resorts Inc. (NYSE: WH)

      Work highlights

      • Represented Danone NA in a lawsuit brought against ten of the country’s largest makers of consumer products by an NGO regarding their alleged contribution to the pollution crisis.
      • Defending Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc, against numerous putative class actions challenging the pricing practices of some of the country’s food retailers.
      • Defended Walmart in a lawsuit by a supplier in California state court contending that Walmart was obligated to pay for hand sanitizer and hand sanitizer dispenser stands manufactured for use by Walmart in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Goldman Ismail Tomaselli Brennan & Baum LLP

      Large national and international corporations approach Goldman Ismail Tomaselli Brennan & Baum LLP in Chicago for handling B2B disputes as well as for assistance with product liability, mass tort, class action, antitrust and intellectual property cases. Recent work included representing AbbVie, Inc. in eleven consolidated cases pending in Illinois state court where plaintiffs in these cases are hedge funds that invested in Shire Pharmaceuticals after AbbVie announced its intention to acquire Shire in 2014. Practice head Tarek Ismail has considerable experience in acting for pharmaceutical clients, among others. Shayna Cook is well versed in product liability cases, and Alan Littman also covers intellectual property proceedings.

      Practice head(s):

      Tarek Ismail

      Other key lawyers:

      Shayna Cook; Alan Littmann; Jennifer Greenblatt

      Key clients

      Merck & Co., Inc.; Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.; Schering-Plough Corp.; Schering Corp.; and MSP Singapore Co. LLC


      Apple, Inc.

      Major League Baseball; MLB Advanced Media

      UCB, Inc.

      AbbVie, Inc.

      Lafarge North America Inc.; Lafarge Building Materials Inc.

      Holcim (US) Inc.

      Work highlights

      • Acted lead counsel to defend Apple, Inc. against a series of patent infringement cases.
      • Representing AbbVie, Inc. in eleven consolidated cases in Illinois state court where plaintiffs were hedge funds that invested in Shire Pharmaceuticals after AbbVie announced its intention to acquire Shire in 2014.
      • Acting for Merck by serving as strategic and trial counsel in defending against antitrust class actions and opt-out actions all claiming that Merck’s settlement of a Hatch-Waxman patent case over the cholesterol drug Zetia violated federal and/or state antitrust laws.

      K&L Gates LLP

      K&L Gates‘ dispute resolution offering spans securities, business torts, bankruptcy, banking, antitrust, white-collar crime, product liability, environmental, professional liability, class actions, employment litigation, and intellectual property litigation, among others. The client portfolio includes national and international companies from the software and electronics, financial services, pharmaceutical, and manufacturing, as well as from the construction, food & beverage, and entertainment sectors. Pallavi Mehta Wahi in Seattle specialises in disputes with connection to corporate and technology. The Pittsburgh-based Thomas Birsic is well versed in class actions, business disputes, environmental and toxic torts, and shareholder disputes. Jeffrey Patterson in Boston and Melissa Tea in Pittsburgh lead the practice.

      Practice head(s):

      Jeffrey Patterson; Melissa Tea

      Other key lawyers:

      Thomas Birsic; Pallavi Mehta Wahi; Joe Welborn; Artoush Varshosaz


      ‘Joe Welborn is one of the best lawyers in the market. On case after case, he helps us develop paths to a successful resolution with minimal imposition on our teams.’

      ‘No one works harder to understand our business and to support our personnel who are caught up in litigation.’

      ‘I have found it comforting that they always pull from their roster the right attorney for the right issue I face. The collaboration aspect is definitely a well-honed aspect of the firm.’

      ‘Artoush Varshosaz was very tuned into the facts of the case and I felt my best interest was always first and foremost. Artoush was brilliant in both depositions and dealing with the court/judge which I felt was not really tuned into the facts of the case. His patience prevailed and as did my case… Very happy with the firm!’

      Key clients

      Alcoa Corporation

      Arkema Inc.

      Crane Co.

      Honeywell International Inc.

      Howmet Aerospace

      PNC Bank, N.A.

      PPG Industries, Inc.

      U.S. Steel

      Work highlights

      • Representing PPG Industries as national coordinating counsel for the company’s nationwide asbestos liabilities.
      • Representing Arkema in connection with damages and liabilities arising from a series of well-publicized fires.
      • Served as lead counsel to Quest in a multi-million dollar breach of contract dispute with an independent vendor relating to obligations under a Master Services Agreement.

      MoloLamken LLP

      Disputes boutique MoloLamken LLP is regularly approached by national and foreign corporations, hedge funds, private equity firms, investors, inventors, executives, and sovereigns for assistance with contentious matters. Acting on both the plaintiff and defendant’s side, the practice handles business litigation and arbitration, IP litigation, and white-collar defense and investigations. Team head Steven Molo in New York is currently involved in a range of high-volume disputes. The Washington DC-based Robert Kry advises on sovereign immunity, arbitration and arbitral enforcement.

      Practice head(s):

      Steven Molo

      Other key lawyers:

      Robert Kry; Megan Cunniff Church; Justin Ellis; Caleb Hayes-Deats


      ‘I think the emphasis on trial experience makes the firm’s practice unique.’

      ‘Steve Molo is an excellent trial lawyer.’

      ‘Justin Ellis is terrific; very smart and detail-oriented.’

      ‘Caleb Hayes-Deats brings substantial experience as a prosecutor which supports his ability as a cross-examiner.’

      Key clients

      Contrarian Capital Management LLC

      Indeck Energy Services, Inc.

      Teleflex Incorporated and Pyng Medical USA Corp.

      Carpatsky Petroleum Corp.


      The Silverfern Group

      Wagner Aeronautical, Inc.; Mammoth Freighters LLC; William Wagner; William Tarpley, LLC, and Retour, Inc., individually and on behalf of a putative class of Facebook advertisers

      Purolite Corporation


      Special Litigation Committee for Twitter’s Board of Directors

      Heirs of the former owners of a Cuban bank

      Marion Healthcare LLC; Marion Diagnostic LLC; Andron Medical Associates

      U.S. Bank, solely in its capacity as Trustee

      Hub International Limited and Hub International Midwest Limited

      First Choice Federal Credit Union

      Work highlights

      • Representing Contrarian Capital Management in its high-stakes suit against Venezuela over defaulted sovereign debt.
      • Representing Indeck Energy Services, a major developer of electric power generation projects, in a theft of trade secrets case, obtaining a judgment of over $25m for the client.

      Norton Rose Fulbright

      Norton Rose Fulbright has a nationwide practice, which is particularly active for clients from the financial services, energy, infrastructure, mining and commodities, transport, technology, and life sciences and healthcare companies. Marc Collier is a litigation and appellate contact in Austin, and Layne Kruse in Washington DC specialises in antitrust and business litigation matters. The commercial litigation practice is jointly led by Thomas McCormack in New York and Andrew Price in Houston, while the US-wide disputes group is headed up by the Dallas-based Richard S Krumholz.

      Practice head(s):

      Richard Krumholz

      Other key lawyers:

      Thomas McCormack; Andrew Price; Marc Collier; Layne Kruse


      ‘The work has been uniformly very good. They did a nice job of featuring some promising junior talent.’

      ‘NRF has a breadth and depth of experience that I appreciate, and I think they also have a somewhat better than typical practicality.’

      Key clients

      Qualcomm Incorporated

      Apollo Endosurgery , Inc.

      AMC Theatres

      Scott and White Health Plan

      Farmers Insurance

      Arbor Pharmaceuticals, LLC

      Cinemark USA, Inc.

      Robert Bosch Tool Corp.

      3M Company

      CPS Energy

      Kenneth Feld

      Southwest Airlines Co.

      Pro bono – Death Row Inmates

      Texas Children’s Health Plan, Inc.

      BakeMark USA, LLC

      Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC (now known as Bausch Health US, LLC), Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (now known as Bausch Health Americas, Inc.), and Oceanside Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (all subsidiaries of Bausch Health Companies, Inc.)

      Republic National Distributing Company, Central Liquor Company, L.P. and Best Brands of Delaware, LLC

      Phillips 66

      Work highlights

      • Representing Southwest Airlines in a widely publicized federal putative class action claiming that Boeing and Southwest colluded to conceal defects with the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in violation of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act.
      • Representing BakeMark in an action filed in the Central District of California.
      • Representing Republic National Distributing Company, Central Liquor Company, L.P. and Best Brands of Delaware, LLC in connection with antitrust litigation brought in the Northern District of Oklahoma alleging a per se group boycott, monopolization and attempted monopolization in violation of the Sherman Act and Oklahoma antitrust laws.

      Ropes & Gray LLP

      Ropes & Gray LLP has a ‘particularly strong bench‘ of litigators who are sought after by private equity firms and their portfolio companies, financial institutions and investment management companies. Corporations in the life sciences, TMT, consumer goods and retail sectors, among others, also frequently turn to the firm. Led by the Chicago-based Jeffrey Bushofsky and Daniel McCaughey in Boston, the team handles a wide range of commercial disputes. New York’s Gregg Weiner ‘gives wise counsel‘, in particular to financial service clients. Rocky Tsai in San Francisco is another key contact.

      Practice head(s):

      Jeffrey Bushofsky; Daniel McCaughey

      Other key lawyers:

      Gregg Weiner; Rocky Tsai; David Hennes; Lisa Bebchick


      ‘I have never met a Ropes & Gray lawyer who failed to impress. They are book smart and people smart and our go-to firm for litigation.’

      ‘Gregg Weiner gives wise counsel.’

      ‘Lisa Bebchick: smart, savvy, really fights your corner.’

      ‘Very business-savvy. Understands that litigation is a means to accomplishing a business objective and not an objective in and of itself. Flexible at seamlessly implementing different strategies to accommodate rapidly changing business objectives.’

      ‘David Hennes: Steady, consummate consigliere; go-to litigator for bet-the-company litigation. Gets cases settled that need to be settled and is very creative in suggesting different alternatives to accomplish settlement objectives.’

      ‘Rocky Tsai: Great advocacy writer.’

      ‘The legal services offered by Ropes & Gray are unparalleled in the legal community in terms of responsiveness and the quality of legal advice, thought partnership and overall results. At all times, the attorneys are caring, non-judgmental and results-oriented. We are fortunate to have this team as trusted legal advisors.’

      ‘Hands down, the difference is personal attention and quality of legal guidance.’

      Key clients

      Altamont Capital Partners

      American Tower Corporation

      Apax Partners, LLP and affiliates

      ATI Physical Therapy

      Bain Capital

      Belvedere Capital

      Boston Children’s Hospital

      Corner Capital

      Costco Wholesale Corporation

      Gridiron Capital, LL

      CH.I.G. Capital, LLC

      Heartland Dental LLC

      Invesco, Ltd.

      Mallinckrodt, LLC

      Merck & Co. (formerly Schering-Plough Corporation)

      Nine West Joint Defense Group

      Novavax Inc.


      Shire Pharmaceuticals Inc.

      Sterling Partners LLC

      Teradyne, Inc.

      TPG Capital

      Tribune Shareholder Defense Group

      Visiting Nurse Service of New York

      Work highlights

      • Representing the Nine West Joint Defense Group in precedent-setting fraudulent conveyance litigation seeking to recover $1.2bn in payments made to shareholders in the leveraged buyout of the Jones Group.
      • Prevailed on behalf of Merck in long-running False Claims Act litigation when a unanimous three-judge panel affirmed the judgment of the district court in July 2021.
      • Defending a PE firm and related entities in a number of lawsuits related to a former portfolio company’s default on high-yield debt with a face value of more than €1bn.

      Allen & Overy LLP

      Allen & Overy LLP is sought after by national and foreign clients for cross-border disputes thanks to the firm’s international network. The practice scope includes disputes concerning private equity funds, financial institutions, and shareholders, as well as securities, regulatory and white-collar defense matters. Professional liability cases are also handled. Growing areas are contentious IP matters and disputes in the technology sector. Jacob Pultman, who also covers corporate and real estate litigation, leads the practice. Andrew Rhys Davies is a key contact for securities and financial services disputes. Bradley Pensyl is well versed in complex contractual cases. All individuals are based in New York.

      Practice head(s):

      Jacob Pultman

      Other key lawyers:

      Andrew Rhys Davies; Bradley Pensyl; Rebecca Cecchini


      ‘Brad Pensyl is a star: responsive, commercial, practical and a pleasure to deal with.’

      Key clients

      Refinitiv India Private Limited/London Stock Exchange


      Samsung SDI

      Bank of China Hong Kong Limited

      Argo Infrastructure Partners

      GKN PLC

      Bridgepoint Group Limited and Watkins Holdings S.à r.l.

      International Car Wash Group

      Intermediate Capital Group

      Studio 100 NV

      Juster Properties

      Imperial Brands PLC

      EQT Infrastructure Limited

      Luxshare Ltd.

      Blue Phoenix

      Conrac Newark Airport

      Daniel Tietz

      Work highlights

      • Representing Luxshare Ltd. in a forthcoming arbitration against ZF Automotive US, Inc. to recover damages for fraud and breach of contract in connection with Luxshare’s acquisition of two business units from ZF US for nearly $1bn.
      • Representing Bridgepoint Group Limited and Watkins Holdings S.à r.l. in US federal court proceedings seeking to obtain recognition of an ICSID arbitral award entered in our clients’ favor against the Kingdom of Spain.
      • Representing Refinitiv India Private Limited/London Stock Exchange Group in a litigation against Omnesys Technologies.

      Bracewell LLP

      Bracewell LLP‘s team has a track record of acting for energy companies, but also represents other national and multinational corporations, mid-sized companies and small businesses, as well as individuals in contentious matters. The group has experience acting in the full life cycle of disputes, from pre-litigation negotiation through jury trial, bench trial and appeal, and also covers mediation, arbitration and other ADRs. Practice head Stephen Crain and Bradley Benoit are key contacts in energy-related disputes. Christopher Dodson has an excellent courtroom presence'. Sean Gorman is also noted. All aforementioned individuals are based in Houston.

      Practice head(s):

      Stephen Crain

      Other key lawyers:

      Bradley Benoit; Stephen Benesh; Sean Gorman; Christopher Dobson; David Ball


      ‘Bracewell is thoughtful, creative and solutions-oriented. They always outhustle other firms and find interesting ways to look at problems that are outside the ‘standard answer.’

      ‘David Ball stands out amongst other lawyers. David is an exceedingly valuable and effective advisor and advocate. He has a creative mind and quickly sees the opportunities and risks in each situation. David stands out amongst his peers in his even-tempered style and razor-sharp insight. David always understands the playing field and has a thoughtful strategy to advance his client’s interests. David is attentive, available and always engaged.’

      ‘Bracewell has a deep bench of very strong trial lawyers who can try all kinds of cases.’

      ‘Stephen Crain is very experienced and highly effective in handling large-scale energy disputes of all kinds.’

      ‘Chris Dodson has an excellent courtroom presence.’

      ‘Bracewell’s dispute resolution team aggressively advocated during arbitration, and gracefully pivoted toward an amicable settlement. The firm did not overstaff the matter, and was incredibly responsive. Their work was top-notch and they were eager to partner with me to best position our client.’

      ‘Stephen Crain is practical, no-nonsense and results-oriented. He’s got a great rapport with contacts at the key dispute tribunals and quickly earned my trust. At the end of the day, Crain made sure he understood and was guided by the complex business variables at play during the course of the process. He’s a straight shooter with an incredible talent for delivering favorable outcomes for his clients.’

      Key clients

      Apache Corporation

      BMC Software, Inc., a KKR portfolio company

      Kinder Morgan, Inc., Kinder Morgan Texas Pipeline LLC and Permian Highway Pipeline LLC

      City of Houston, Texas

      Vopak North America

      Southern Copper Corporation

      Hilcorp Energy Company

      The Bank of New York Mellon and certain of its trusts and trustees

      Tenaska Power Services Co.; Tenaska, Inc.; Tenaska Gateway Partners; Tenaska Frontier Partners; and Kiowa Power Partners.

      Natixis, New York Branch

      Prosperity Bank

      Pilot Water Solutions LLC and Pilot Water Solutions Permian LLC

      Work highlights

      • Defending Apache Corporation in numerous litigations, including in the Technology and Construction Court in London in a case arising in the context of depressed oil and gas prices.
      • Defending Kinder Morgan Texas Pipeline LLC, Kinder Morgan, Inc. and Permian Highway Pipeline LLC in two related lawsuits filed in federal court in Austin, Texas, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas.
      • Representing BMC Software in a lawsuit against the global IT giant IBM, after IBM unlawfully replaced the BMC mainframe software products licensed by AT&T, with IBM’s own products.

      Cohen & Gresser LLP

      Cohen & Gresser LLP is noted for showing the ‘discipline and focus necessary to win a case.’ The team has experience in securities litigation and white-collar defense practices and represents clients from a range of industries, with particular experience in the financial services sector. Mark Cohen has extensive experience in federal and state court and arbitration forums and leads the practice together with Lawrence Gresser. Gale Dick is well versed in international commercial arbitration matters and litigation, as well as securities litigation and general contract disputes. Daniel Tabak  is considered to be ‘a first-rate trial lawyer.’ All mentioned individuals are based in New York.

      Practice head(s):

      Mark Cohen; Lawrence Gresser

      Other key lawyers:

      Gale Dick; Daniel Tabak; Melissa Maxman


      ‘Boutique firm that gives personalized attention to its clients.’

      ‘Melissa Maxman: brilliant, creative thinker with deep knowledge in antitrust and a passionate defender of her clients in litigation.’

      ‘Great talent — experienced people — good judgement — efficient — and reasonable rates.’

      ‘Mark Cohen can litigate with the best of them.’

      ‘Those in the practice that I dealt with showed discipline and focus on what was necessary to win a case. They work methodically to gather the evidence and prepared a very impressive sets of papers.’

      ‘Daniel Tabak kept his focus on moving the case forward. The adversary had not considered the points that Dan was preparing to pursue, and Dan and his team ultimately succeeded.’

      ‘Even though they are not a large firm, they are able to handle large and complex matters in a cost-effective manner without sacrificing quality.’

      ‘Dan Tabak is a first-rate trial lawyer. He is smart and commercial and is able to get up to speed quickly on a complicated set of factual and legal issues.’

      Key clients

      Goldman Sachs & Co.

      Fidelity Brokerage Services

      Bridgewood Capital, Inc.

      Sitoy K. Retailing Company Limited and Sitoy Group Holdings Ltd

      Space Race, LLC

      Hytera US Inc.

      Gennex Media LLC

      Alliance Health Associates, Inc., Alliance Health Property LLC, Allure Care Management LLC, The Allure Group Inc., The Allure Group, LLC, St. Marks Brooklyn Associates LLC, St. Marks Avenue Property LLC, Joel Landau, Jack Basch, Leibel Rubin, Marvin Rubin, Solomon Rubin


      Eversheds Sutherland

      Eversheds Sutherland is well positioned to represent clients in national and cross-border disputes. The team is often involved in disputes in the  education, insurance, energy and natural resources, media and communications, as well as financial and professional services industries. Its scope includes assistance with antitrust, white-collar and accountant liability disputes as well as commercial litigation. The practice is lead by Rocco Testani and Kymberly Kochis in New York. Thomas Curvin specialises in insurance litigation while Amelia Toy Rudolph is well versed in accounting and financial matters. Houston’s David Baay and Jack Massey are key contacts in energy and natural resources-related disputes.

      Practice head(s):

      Rocco Testani; Kymberly Kochis

      Other key lawyers:

      Thomas Curvin; Amelia Toy Rudolph; David Baay; Jack Massey


      ‘Eversheds is a modern, resourceful law firm that has strong capabilities in many legal areas. The attorneys at the firm are able to make introductions and draw connections so that their clients can utilize the various strengths of the firm. The firm utilizes modern technology in its practice and emphasizes a collaborative approach to client engagement.’

      ‘Amy Rudolph is a creative, resourceful, experienced, responsive litigator who is able to quickly build rapport with clients, opposing counsel, and judges. She is a quick study and is able to assess novel situations thoroughly.’

      ‘Strong experience with accountants’ liability issues in civil litigation and regulatory investigations.’

      ‘Amy Rudolph has significant experience representing large accounting firms in complex civil litigation and regulatory proceedings. She has a good sense of strategy and a calm demeanor under pressure.’

      Key clients

      East River Electric Power Cooperative

      Upper Missouri G&T Electric Power Cooperative

      Friedman Kaplan Seiler & Adelman LLP

      Friedman Kaplan Seiler & Adelman LLP is appreciated for its ‘strong technical subject matter expertise, senior attention, efficient execution and exceptional client service.’ The New York-based team handles disputes arising in the energy, finance, real estate, hospitality, media, consumer products, healthcare, and insurance sectors. Beyond offering support in contract, fraud, and business torts disputes, many members have additional know-how in a variety of other contentious matters. Eric Seiler has longstanding experience in jury and non-jury trials and arbitrations; like Edward Friedman, he further handles matters of first impression. Anne Beaumont, Mala Ahuja Harker, Jason Rubinstein and Jeffrey Wang lead the practice, which also includes ‘good strategistJohn Orsini.

      Practice head(s):

      Anne Beaumont; Mala Ahuja Harker; Jason Rubinstein; Jeffrey Wang

      Other key lawyers:

      Eric Seiler; Edward Friedman; John Orsini; Scott Berman


      ‘As a client, I was constantly impressed with the team’s litigation experience and practical business sense. A commercial dispute requires both qualities in a lawyer. These were clearly present.’

      ‘The firm is a highly regarded litigation boutique. They handled both plaintiffs and defendants side work. They are tough litigators, but handle themselves professionally and have good relationships with adversaries.’

      ‘FKA uses an appropriate staffing model – often lean, but with the appropriate expertise and level of experience. This enables a matter to be addressed efficiently, expertly and cost-effectively.’

      ‘Strong technical subject matter expertise, senior attention, efficient execution and exceptional client service.’

      ‘High-caliber litigation advisory in a boutique firm.’

      ‘John Orsini is a pleasure to work with – he is candid about his assessment of situations, a good strategist and ultimately a great business partner. He has driven several matters to a successful conclusion. ‘

      ‘We have worked closely for several years with Jason Rubinstein, who has a better understanding of us and our industry than many who have worked in it for years.’

      ‘Through their tenacity, uncommon creativity and skillful negotiation, Scott Berman and his team led efforts to successfully recover meaningful sums in extremely challenging matters.’

      Key clients

      Adam Neumann, founder and former CEO of WeWork

      Altamarea Group

      Apollo Global Management

      Ares Capital Corporation

      Athene Holding Ltd.

      Better Holdco, Inc.

      Nine West Holdings, Inc. Litigation Trust

      PAVmed Inc.

      Phoenix Real Estate Solutions, Ltd

      Signature Bank

      State of New Jersey and Governor Phil Murphy

      Triaxx Asset Management LLC

      Tribune Company Litigation Trust

      Work highlights

      • Representing WeWork co-founder and former CEO and Chairman Adam Neumann and affiliated company We Holdings LLC in a Delaware Chancery Court action, which was consolidated with an action commenced by a Special Committee of WeWork’s Board of Directors, challenging the decision of WeWork’s majority institutional shareholder to terminate a multi-billion dollar tender offer.
      • Representing NWHI Litigation Trust that was established in the Nine West bankruptcy to pursue claims relating to the 2014 transaction, in which Nine West’s predecessor was purchased, certain of its businesses were sold off, and its shareholders received more than $1bn for their shares.


      Katten works closely with its financial services group in industry disputes, but the team also acts for public and private companies as well as business organizations from a wide range of other sectors. The offering encompasses contract disputes, regulatory matters, class action lawsuits, antitrust matters, appeals and other commercial litigation, as well as domestic and international arbitrations. David Crichlow in New York is the national chair of the commercial litigation practice and has over 30 years of experience. Fellow New Yorker Anthony Paccione also covers securities litigation.

      Practice head(s):

      David Crichlow

      Other key lawyers:

      David Goldberg; Anthony Paccione; Gil Soffer; Sheldon Zenner

      Key clients

      BMO Capital Markets Corp.

      Farm Credit Bank

      Major Wall Street Research Firm

      Mr. David’s Flooring International

      Parq Casino

      Patriot National


      Republic Tobacco

      StoneX Group Inc.

      TD Ameritrade, Inc. and TD Ameritrade Futures & Forex


      UMB Bank

      Work highlights

      • Acted as trial counsel for Praxair/Huntsman.
      • Represented BMO Capital Markets Corp. (BMO) and two affiliates in Illinois False Claims Act litigation brought by a relator on behalf of the State of Illinois.
      • Defending UBS in a portfolio of FINRA arbitrations where clients and investors of UBS are accusing UBS of allegedly not disclosing the risks of investing in its Yield Enhancement Strategy (YES).

      Linklaters LLP

      Linklaters LLP acts in cross-border disputes in close collaboration with teams from the firm's international network. The US team is particularly sought after by banks, corporates and global institutions. Practice head Adam Lurie in Washington DC is well versed in complex civil litigation and trials as well as in white-collar defense and crisis management matters. In New York, Douglas Tween is noted for his antitrust know-how and Brenda DiLuigi covers investigations-related matters. Richard Smith from Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP joined the Washington DC-office in August 2021.

      Practice head(s):

      Adam Lurie

      Other key lawyers:

      Douglas Tween; James Warnot; Brenda DiLugi; Richard Smith

      Key clients

      Sibanye Stillwater

      Société Générale

      Strides Pharma, Inc.

      Metro Bank plc

      TDK Electronics

      Sibanye Gold Ltd.

      Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited

      Polycarbon Industries, Inc.

      State Street

      Kelkoo Group


      Work highlights

      • Advised Stillwater Mining Company as lead defense counsel in a Delaware shareholder appraisal trial following the acquisition of Stillwater mining.
      • Advising Société Générale and SG Americas Securities, LLC as co-lead defense counsel on federal antitrust and market-manipulation class and related actions in the Southern District of New York.
      • Advised generic pharma manufacturer Strides on the In Re Zantac (Ranitidine) Products Liability Litigation in the Southern District of Florida.

      Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

      The California-based Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP advises clients from the financial services, transport, healthcare, entertainment/media, real estate, retail, and manufacturing industries on dispute resolution matters. The group takes on litigation and arbitration matters. Recent work included the defense of Mattel and Fisher-Price in numerous putative class actions filed across the United States relating to its Rock ‘n Play Sleeper product for infants. The Los Angeles-based Ronald Turovsky leads the practice. Barry Lee in San Francisco and Emil Petrossian, also in LA, are other key contacts.

      Practice head(s):

      Ronald Turovsky

      Other key lawyers:

      Barry Lee; Emil Petrossian; Christine Reilly; Joanna Allen

      Key clients

      Mattel, Inc., and Fisher-Price, Inc.

      Stevens Transport, Inc.

      Blue Shield of California

      M. Arthur Gensler Jr. & Associates, Inc.

      Health Net, Inc., Health Net Life Insurance Company, Health Net of California, and Managed Health Network

      Christopher Comstock p/k/a Marshmello

      Premier Food Concepts LLC d/b/a Luna Grill Restaurants

      Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals

      Work highlights

      • Defended Mattel and Fisher-Price in numerous class actions filed across the United States relating to its popular Rock ‘n Play Sleeper product for infants.
      • Defending Health Net in a dispute with out-of-network substance abuse treatment centers regarding reimbursement for services.
      • Served as lead defense counsel for Christopher Comstock p/k/a Marshmello in a copyright infringement lawsuit in which the court granted summary judgment motions in full, concluding the case in a complete victory for the defendants.

      McGuireWoods LLP

      McGuireWoods LLP is active in commercial, white-collar, products, securities and environmental disputes, with a especially busy caseload in the to financial services and energy sector. Jonathan Blank  in Charlottesville specialises in business and securities litigation while Ava Lias-Booker in Baltimore is a key contact for banks. David Powell in San Francisco is active in class action litigation and unfair competition claims. Robert Muckenfuss in Charlotte leads the firm-wide complex commercial litigation practice.

      Practice head(s):

      Robert Muckenfuss

      Other key lawyers:

      Jonathan Blank; Ava Lias-Booker; David Powell

      Key clients

      Asarco, LLC

      Work highlights

      • Achieved an environmental trial victory for Asarco in the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals.

      Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

      Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP has several established offices with teams that cover cross-border disputes, white-collar investigations, international arbitration, insurance recovery and construction, healthcare, employment and real estate-related disputes. Practice head Deborah Baum  in Washington DC has a considerable trial track record. Michael Finnegan in Los Angeles is particularly active for technology companies and school districts. Dianne Sweeney in Silicon Valley and Eric Fishman in New York are other key practitioners.

      Practice head(s):

      Deborah Baum

      Other key lawyers:

      Dianne Sweeney; Michael Finnegan; Eric Fishman


      ‘Amazing ability to address client’s business concerns, while adequately balancing the costs to address legal issues. Very focused on client’s needs, including the need to keep work and costs reasonable in light of the importance of each issue.’

      ‘Eric Fishman is personally invested in the relationship with clients.’

      Key clients

      Silicon Valley Bank

      PBF Energy, Inc., Torrance Oil Refining Company

      Clark Construction Group

      IDS Real Estate Group

      San Mateo County Community College District


      San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART)

      Lyft/Bay Area Motivate (Lyft subsidiary)

      Union Bank (MUFG)


      Bombardier Aerospace Corporation, Bombardier Inc

      Spirit Aerosystems


      Sinclair Broadcast Group

      CAT NMS, LLC

      Cross Border Transactions


      Clark Construction Group

      Structure Tone

      Duke Energy

      Boston Properties

      Children’s National Medical Center

      JBG Smith

      Lane Construction

      The UIP Companies, Inc.

      SFI (Shimmick/FCC/Salini-Impregilo joint venture)

      Work highlights

      • Defending IQVIA in claims brought by MedImpact Healthcare Systems for alleged theft of trade secrets and improper access and use of pharmaceutical transaction data from several countries in the Middle East.
      • Representing Bombardier and its related affiliates in two adversary proceedings brought by the Chapter 7 trustee of a private jet operator that went into bankruptcy and is now seeking over $450m from nearly a dozen entities.
      • Representing AECOM in a $144m dispute with ExxonMobil related to work AECOM performed on a maintenance turnaround at the Billings Oil Refinery in Montana.

      Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP

      The team at Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP handles investment funds litigation, shareholder activism/proxy fights, crypto litigation, post-M&A disputes, litigation finance and disputes in the blockchain/cryptocurrency space. The client portfolio includes a range of corporations, banks, funds, investors and directors. Michael Swartz in New York specialises in shareholder activist litigation, private investment fund disputes, corporate control disputes and securities litigation. Gayle Klein, also in NY, is considered to be an ‘exemplary lawyer.’ They lead the practice together with Peter White in Washington DC.

      Practice head(s):

      Michael Swartz; Gayle Klein; Peter White

      Other key lawyers:

      William Gussman; Taleah Jennings


      ‘I have worked with Gayle Klein on many matters and she is exemplary. She is creative, responsive and of the highest ethics. I would refer a matter to her without hesitation.’

      ‘Gayle Klein is an exemplary lawyer in all respects.’

      Key clients

      330 East 39th Street LLC and Whitehall Properties II LLC

      The Children’s Investment Master Fund

      CrowdOut Capital LLC

      Elgin Ave. Recovery LLC (successor in interest to Sears Holdings Corporation)

      Engine No. 1 GP LLC

      Empery Asset Management

      Eric Bischoff

      Hamburg Commercial Bank AG

      Pantera Capital Management

      Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Financial Services

      SpeedCast International Ltd.

      Senvest Management

      Tulsa Race Massacre Victims

      Sullivan & Worcester LLP

      Sullivan & Worcester LLP 'is an amazing law firm which provides a prompt, practical and personal service.' The team is regularly defending clients in commercial claims before federal and state courts and arbitration proceedings. Its scope covers class actions, securities, contract disputes, insurance coverage controversies, environmental issues, fraud claims, and bankruptcy and collections actions. The 'dedicated, thorough attorney' Gerry Silver in New York and insolvency disputes-specialist Patrick Dinardo in Boston jointly lead the practice. Laura Steinberg, also in Boston, is well versed in regulatory and fiduciary issues.

      Practice head(s):

      Gerry Silver; Patrick Dinardo

      Other key lawyers:

      Laura Steinberg; Harry Rimm; Nicholas O’Donnell


      ‘S&W offers pragmatic, concise legal recommendations. They “cut to the chase” and provide clear analysis of the benefits and risks of options available. Unlike many law firms, they are willing to share their own opinion of which option they recommend.’

      ‘Gerry Silver is a dedicated, thorough attorney. Not only does he provide excellent legal advice, he has shown over the years that he is committed to acting as a true partner. He knows our business and he is willing to stand strong in providing the legal advice that he believes is in the best interests of our company, even when he knows that this advice might be unpopular. With Gerry, we know we are getting legal support we can trust.’

      ‘Sullivan’s lawyers are extraordinary. When dealing with the firm, I never have the impression that my matter is unimportant, whatever the dollar amount in issue.’

      ‘Sullivan’s is an amazing law firm which provides a prompt, practical and personal service. It is exceptionally client focused and is able to meet the most ridiculous of deadlines. I do not view Sullivan’s as an external law firm but as an extended arm of my internal team. I have recently started increasing my scope of work with them and they have excelled in all areas! Great team and great firm!’

      ‘Gerry Silver: His professionalism, high energy, tailored approach along with solid legal advice cannot be matched. He does not give me pages of legal opinions but a solid decision based on the facts I present. What separates Gerry from others is that he is focused on the right outcome for the client. He is not focused or driven by chargeable hours. He is a strong litigator with a commercially minded focus which make him the winning combination.’

      Key clients

      Descendants of Jewish art dealers

      Export-Import Bank of the Republic of China

      Capgemini America, Inc.

      Dominion Capital LLC

      Henry Sargent

      SDL, PLC n/k/a RWS

      Outbox Systems Inc. d/b/a Simplus

      Clarity Services Group LLC

      Garmin International, Inc.

      Hebron Technology Co., Ltd.

      Frank Gilliam

      Alexander Khochinsky

      Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc.

      DCD Automotive Holdings, Inc.

      Work highlights

      • Represented the Mitzi Troyan Living Trust, the successor in interest to the late mid-century artist Matthew Troyan, as well as works by Pablo Picasso and Joan Miró, in relation to New York’s consignment statute, N.Y. Arts & Cult. Affairs Law § 12.01, and other causes of action.
      • Acting for L & Leung Leatherware Ltd. as lead counsel in action for alleged misappropriation of the entire business by defendants Lisa Nunziata and Collection XIIX Ltd.
      • Defended Simplus in a case alleging misappropriated trade secrets, interfering with contractual relationships, and/or commitment of copyright infringement.

      Vinson & Elkins LLP

      Clients appreciate Vinson & Elkins LLP for its ‘approach which is carefully tailored in order to provide a unique, right-sized level of support for each matter at hand.‘ The team acts before federal and state courts, administrative agencies, arbitral tribunals, and appellate courts on behalf of clients from various industries, such as energy, banking, private equity, financial institutions, pharmaceuticals, environmental, mining, and media/entertainment. Jim Thompson in Houston and John Wander in Dallas head up the firm’s wider litigation practice. Craig Seebald in Washington DC and Michael Holmes in Dallas lead the litigation group, with Houston's Chris Popov and Christopher Duffy in Washington DC leading the complex commercial litigation team.

      Practice head(s):

      Jim Thompson; John Wander; Craig Seebald; Michael Holmes; Chris Popov; Chris Duffy

      Other key lawyers:

      Patrick Mizell; Matthew Moran


      ‘The V&E commercial disputes practice displays unparalleled expertise across a diverse, highly experienced team. Their approach is carefully tailored in order to provide a unique, right-sized level of support for each matter at hand. This unusual flexibility and business-focused mindset is highly appreciated.’

      ‘Chris Popov is exceptional in his level of responsiveness and his targeted, solutions-focused approach. He exudes a reassuring trustworthiness that makes it clear the matter is in capable, expert hands. Chris is particularly notable for clear communication about strategy and key issues with legal and non-legal client personnel, putting at ease even those individuals who have limited knowledge of what to expect in a dispute resolution context.’

      Key clients

      Vitol, Inc.

      Apache Corp.

      Huntsman International, LLC

      Oncor Electric Delivery Company

      American Electric Power Company, Inc.

      Antero Resources Corporation

      Jefferson Gulf Coast Energy Partners

      Plains All American Pipeline, L.P.

      State Bar of Texas

      The Coca Cola Company

      Energy Transfer LP

      NGP Natural Resources X, L.P.

      Houston Astros

      Talos Energy LLC

      United States Pipe and Foundry LLC

      Texas Capital Bank

      Regency Energy Partners, LP

      EZCORP, Inc.

      Eastern Caribbean Central Bank

      Dyno Nobel

      Opportune LLP

      Innovex Downhole Solutions, Inc

      Delta Energy & Communications Inc.

      American Golf Corporation

      Goldman Sachs


      Hat Size 3 Media, Inc.

      Blackwells Capital LLC



      Work highlights

      • Representing Huntsman in a $43m breach of contract dispute in a Louisiana state court with Praxair, its supplier of hydrogen and carbon monoxide.
      • Represented Kinder Morgan in a matter where taxing units in Scurry County, TX pursued claims alleging that Kinder Morgan’s real property interests were not included in the appraisal rolls and Kinder Morgan therefore underpaid its property taxes.
      • Representing Apache in climate change litigation brought in the Northern District of California and the District of Delaware.