Firms To Watch: General commercial disputes

Duane Morris LLP's team is based in in Philadelphia, with strong capabilities in commercial disputes across the US and internationally.
Led by seasoned trial lawyers Jennifer Keller, Kay Anderle and Reuben Cahn, Keller/Anderle LLP is a boutique litigation firm operating out of Orange County, regularly handling fraud, bad faith, breach of contract, IP, intentional interference with business relationships, trade secrets and unfair competition cases.

General commercial disputes in United States

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

Led by Gary Bornstein and Kevin Orsini, the litigation team at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP represents both defendants and plaintiffs in a wide range of commercial disputes in the technology, financial services, media, pharmaceuticals and retail sectors. The team’s broad experience covers breach of contract, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, tortious interference and unfair competition. The team also works closely with the firm’s corporate arm, helping clients structure business arrangements and practices in order to avoid future litigation. Evan Chesler brings extensive trial experience across numerous industries, notably representing Elon Musk in his $13 billion stockholder derivative action. David Marriott and Lauren Moskowitz are both noted for their versatility and trial experience, regularly representing some of the firm’s most high profile clients. All individuals mentioned are located in New York.

Practice head(s):

Gary Bornstein; Kevin Orsini

Other key lawyers:

Evan Chesler; David Marriott; Timothy Cameron; Wes Earnhardt; Omid H. Nasab; Lauren Moskowitz; Vanessa Lavely


‘Their recruiting seems very insightful, and they train people well to the point where their associates are generally much more advanced than those in other firms at the same stages of their careers.’

‘The firm was extremely flexible on billing arrangements. They had an extremely comprehensive approach to trials.’

The firm has exceptional talent and extremely good trial practitioners.’

‘Evan Chesler is a remarkable lawyer.’


Key clients

Alcon Laboratories, Inc.

Blackstone Credit

Costamare Inc.

Louis Dreyfus Company, LLC

PG&E Corporation

Robinhood Markets, Inc.

Starz Entertainment, LLC

Tesla Board of Directors

Unilever PLC

The Williams Companies, Inc.

Work highlights

  • Representing Robinhood as lead counsel in the sprawling and high-profile “meme stock” litigation—so far winning the dismissal of two of the three tranches of claims brought against the company.
  • Representing Costamare in connection with litigation alleging various theories of liability concerning the October 2021 San Pedro Bay pipeline leak off the coast of California.
  • Represented Alcon Laboratories in connection with more than 50 class actions centralized in Florida federal court alleging that Alcon’s unilateral pricing policies for contact lenses violate the Sherman Act and state antitrust and consumer protection/unfair competition laws.

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP offers clients deep trial experience in state and federal courts, as well as extensive experience in the Supreme Court, non-judicial settings and international arbitrations.  The firm boasts market-leading partners across a wide geographical spread, with Reed Brodsky, Theodore Boutrous and Orin Snyder in New York, as well as Theane Evangelis in Los Angeles and Helgi Walker in Washington, D.C. Snyder notably secured a summary judgement for AMC in the California Superior Court in their profit sharing case concerning The Walking Dead. The firm has also recently secured wins for longstanding clients State Farm General Insurance Company, GrubHub and Chevron U.S.A. Zainab Ahmad is also noted for her recent success for Amazon in the Eastern District of New York. Veronica Moyé left the team in February 2024.

Practice head(s):

Reed Brodsky; Theane Evangelis; Helgi Walker

Other key lawyers:

Theodore Boutrous ; Orin Snyder

Key clients

AMC Network

Amrock (TitleSource Inc.)

Blink Health Ltd., Geoffrey Chaiken, Matthew Chaiken

Keurig Dr. Pepper


Ad Hoc Trade Creditor Group of PG&E


Major players in the coffee industry, including Nestlé USA, J.M. Smucker, Kraft Heinz, Starbucks, Gavina, and Keurig Dr. Pepper


State Farm Life Insurance

International Paper

Lowe’s Home Centers


LIV Golf, Inc.

Maiden Biosciences






Riot Games

Rio Tinto

Robert Morgan


Bob Dylan

Founders and early employees of Tinder

Work highlights

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Kirkland & Ellis LLP fields a host of civil trial lawyers and appellate specialists, with one of the largest government facing and white-collar practice groups in the US. The team is well-equipped to represent clients in DOJ, SEC, Congressional, and State Attorney General proceedings across the country, and is proficient in securities litigation and class action claims, and bolsters its trial-focused litigation practice with crisis management services. In New York, Sandra Goldstein is well regarded for her expertise in fraud class actions, securities, and commercial disputes. Mark Filip, who splits his time between Chicago and Washington DC, has a strong reputation for handling civil cases for numerous Fortune 100 companies. Chicago-based Diana Watral is regularly trusted by high-value healthcare clients to handle their trade secrets, FCA and contract disputes, while Aaron Marks focuses on financial institutions in New York. Other prominent lawyers include Andrew Kassof in Chicago, Craig Primis and Daniel Donovan in Washington DC, Mark Holscher  in Los Angeles and Anna Rotman in Houston. James Hurst returned to the firm in November 2023, and is based in Chicago.

Other key lawyers:

Sandra Goldstein; Mark Filip; Diana Watral; Aaron Marks; Andrew Kassof; Craig Primis; Daniel Donovan; Mark Holscher; Anna Rotman


‘Amazing team. Hard working, diligent, great judgement.’

‘The whole team was tremendous.’

‘Our Mark Holscher-led team was highly organized and very insightful about the strengths and weaknesses of a client’s case. The Kirkland lawyers did a great job in identifying the weakness of the antagonist’s case and then making effective arguments using such weaknesses.’

Key clients

AbbVie, Inc.

Aerojet Rocketdyne Inc.

Allergan plc

American Rail Partners LLC

AMLI Residential

Amplify Energy Corporation


Berger Group Holdings, Inc.


The Boeing Company

Calpine Corporation

Chesapeake Appalachia, LLC and Chesapeake Energy Corporation

Constellation Brands

Eli Lilly and Company

Honeywell International Inc.

Huntsman International LLC

Information Resources

Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc.

Lionbridge Technologies and H.I.G. Capital


Natural Gas Companies and Electricity Generators

Owl Rock Capital Group

Rice Drilling D, LLC

Riverbed Technology

Toll Brothers, Inc.

TOTAL Energies E&P USA, Inc. and TOTAL Energies Specialties USA, Inc.

UnitedHealth Group, Inc.

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

The highly regarded commercial disputes practice at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP is chaired by industry leader Brad Karp, and regularly handles commercial litigation, trials, appeals, and arbitration, serving high-profile clients such as Apple, Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, and the NFL. Karp brings long-standing experience to key clients Blackstone and General Electric, while Theodore Wells continues to represent ExxonMobil on a diverse docket. Jaren Janghorbani specializes in M&A litigation and large-scale torts, including environmental disputes, while Karen Dunn is experienced in commercial and antitrust cases. Andrew Gordon and Bill Isaacson are also notable members of the team, as is associate Tiana Voegelin, who plays a key role across commercial disputes and internal investigations.  Though headquartered in New York, the firm is also active in Washington DC and San Francisco.

Practice head(s):

Brad Karp

Other key lawyers:

Jessica Carey; Kenneth Gallo, Theodore Wells; Jaren Janghorbani; Karen Dunn; Andrew Gordon; Bill Isaacson; Tiana Voegelin

Key clients


Goldman Sachs




General Electric

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP is led by John Quinn in Los Angeles, handling global disputes in various markets such as crypto-currency, transactions from the COVID pandemic and patent infringement trials. Quinn is widely regarded as a successful litigator, having served as general counsel to the Academy Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, with work including advising on issues of intellectual property and contracts. Aliki Sofis is located in Boston and has experience in litigation and at trial, having expertise both on the plaintiff-side and defendant-side in complex commercial disputes. Christopher Tayback is managing partner and works within patent, class actions and bankruptcy litigation cases. Christopher Porter in Houston, has jury-trial experience and represents plaintiffs and defendants throughout Texas and other jurisdictions. Silpa Maruri focuses on commercial litigation, namely relating to financial fraud, corporate governance, securities, insurance and contracts. In New York, Maaren Shah specializes in art and insurance litigation.

Other key lawyers:

John Quinn; Aliki Sofis; Christopher Tayback; Christopher Porter; Silpa Maruri; Maaren Shah

Key clients

The California Institute of Technology (“Caltech”)


TRC Operating Company, Inc. and TRC Cypress Group, LLP

Twitter, Inc.

Elon Musk


The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.

Medytox Inc.

Express Scripts, Inc.


Knighthead Capital

Express Scripts, Inc.

Samsung Electronics, Co.

Washington Nationals

Complete Genomics, Inc. et. al. v. Illumina, Inc., No. 19-970-MN (D. Del.)

In re Dell Technologies Inc. Class V. Stockholders Litigation, C.A. No. 2018-0816-JTL (Del. Ch. 2018)

Work highlights

  • Secured a $1.1 billion verdict for Caltech against Apple and Broadcom for infringement of three patents relating to an error correction technology that was used in Apple and Broadcom’s Wi-Fi devices.
  • Successfully represented Google before a jury in Marshall, Texas, in the PMC v. Google case.

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP is headquartered in New York and is well regarded for handling a wide range of legal disputes including securities, commercial contracts, bankruptcy, and internal probes, advising high value national and international companies, particularly in the tech, pharma and insurance industries, as well as financial institutions. Recent notable work includes representing Twitter in multiple securities class actions and derivative lawsuits, as well as representing Chubb in connection to Boy Scouts of America’s Chapter 11 filing claims of sexual abuse. Jonathan Youngwood is a civil securities expert, while Lynn Neuner specializes in litigation related to securities, mergers, insurance coverage, and false advertising disputes. Bryce Friedman offers a broad range of legal services, including strategic planning, dispute resolution, and employee matters. Another prominent member of the team is Linton Mann III , who focuses on securities, shareholder derivative disputes, class actions, antitrust, and complex commercial conflicts. Michael Garvey is also noted for his leadership of the litigation team.

Practice head(s):

Lynn Neuner; Jonathan Youngwood; Bryce Friedman; Michael Garvey

Other key lawyers:

Linton Mann III; Stephen Blake


‘Any ‘bet the company’ or ‘bet the issue’ litigation requires the best and STB is the best of the best.’

‘Exceptionally talented legal advisors and litigators. I value counsel who takes on challenging legal discussions and provides clients with solid legal advice and strategy including when not to fight.’

‘I have had very good experiences with Jonathan Youngwood and Stephen Blake. They are both very practical lawyers who are able to apply deep experience and substantive knowledge to very difficult problems and find the best possible outcomes, even when no good options are apparent.’

Key clients


American Electric Power Company and certain of its current and former directors and officers

Bausch Health Companies (f/k/a Valeant Pharmaceuticals)

Best Buy

CBS Corporation


Hilton and Hilton Hotels Retirement Plan

Jabil Inc.

JPMorgan Chase



The Toronto-Dominion Bank

The Travelers Companies and its affiliates


WW International Inc.

Work highlights

  • Represented Travelers, securing a summary judgment in a major environmental case.
  • Representing Chubb in connection with the Boy Scouts of America’s Chapter 11 proceedings and claims of coverage for sexual abuse claims.
  • Representing 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

With a diverse client base spanning the chemical, energy, insurance and pharmaceutical industries, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP is a well-established practice in commercial disputes, regularly handling class actions in state and federal courts across the United States. The teams expertise include matters pertaining to consumer fraud, unfair competition, alter ego liability, insurance, trade secrets litigation and alleged violations of federal RICO or antitrust laws. The department is co-chaired by David Lender and Gregory Silbert in New York, and Andrew Tulumello in Washington DC. Diane Sullivan is based in New Jersey and specializes in commercial, mass tort, and class action cases in the life sciences, healthcare, pharmaceutical, and consumer product sectors. Chantale Fiebig in Washington and Liz Ryan in Dallas are also key players. Mark Perry joined in May 2022 as co-head of appeals from Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP.

Practice head(s):

David Lendert; Gregory Silbert; Andrew Tulumello

Other key lawyers:

Chantale Fiebig; Liz Ryan; Diane Sullivan

Key clients



General Electric

Paramount Global



Simon & Schuster

Meta Platforms

Sears Holdings



Burger King


Work highlights

  • Representing Simon & Schuster in two industry-wide antitrust class actions brought against the book publishing industry regarding the markets for e-books and print books.
  • Representing PepsiCo in defense of a massive, multi-billion dollar public nuisance action regarding statements made about the recyclability of its products.
  • Representing Visa as lead trial counsel in a competitor antitrust dispute relating to fees to use Visa’s network.

Williams & Connolly LLP

With a diverse range of expertise covering breach of contract, professional liability, consumer and securities class actions, Williams & Connolly LLP operates at both national and international levels, representing clients in trials, litigation, and arbitration. The firm boasts an impressive client list including, Bank of America, Google, and The Carlyle Group. Robert Van Kirk has extensive experience handling commercial litigation, government and internal investigations, and congressional inquiries. Dane Butswinkas is a primary contact for financial institutions and pharmaceutical companies, while Edward Bennett is a versatile litigator and arbitration counsel, particularly for corporate governance and corporate banking issues. Enu Mainigi specializes in representing clients from the financial services and healthcare industries, while Sarah Kirkpatrick has a strong background in representing private equity firms, media companies, broker-dealers, and individuals. Luke McCloud is also a key name in the team for white-collar and patent-related disputes. The firm is based in Washington DC.

Practice head(s):

Dane Butswinkas; Robert Van Kirk; Edward Bennett

Other key lawyers:

Enu Mainig; Sarah Kirkpatrick; Luke McCloud


‘Exceptional reputation, depth and breadth of experience, client focus, and results.’

‘Lean team; excellent communication with client; always sees several steps ahead in terms of case/trial preparation; extremely high quality written work product.’

‘The team is very smart, nimble and practical. Their staffing of matters is much more efficient, much leaner than comparable firms.’

Key clients

The Carlyle Group

Lexington Law Firm/Progrexion Holdings, Inc.


Bank of America

Cardinal Health

Endo Pharmaceuticals

United Therapeutics Corp.

Brown University

Coventry Group LLP


Centene Corp.

Work highlights

  • Represented The Carlyle Group, one of its investment funds, and two fund executives in a decade-long dispute related to the fund’s acquisition of a privately-held water system in Missoula, Montana, in which the plaintiff sought hundreds of millions of dollars in alleged damages and punitive damages.
  • Represented Lexington Law Firm, the leading credit report repair law firm in the United States, and Progrexion, its primary vendor, in a civil RICO trial where the plaintiff alleged that the defendants’ core business amounted to a wide-ranging mail and wire fraud scheme.
  • Represented AstraZeneca after a bench trial before the Delaware Court of Chancery, where agents for the former shareholders of Amplimmune, a pharmaceutical company acquired by an AstraZeneca affiliate, sought $275 million in milestone payments allegedly owed from the 2013 merger of the two companies.

A&O Shearman

A&O Shearman represents corporations, joint ventures, and partnerships in business disputes pertaining to breach of contract, fraud, professional malpractice, and insurance and reinsurance matters. The team also has thorough knowledge of financial products disputes, and advises clients across automotive, chemicals, healthcare, media and entertainment industries. Richard Schwed in New York is adept in a spectrum of litigations and investigations, including antitrust, commercial matters, and securities. He also represents clients before federal, state trial, and appellate courts, and co-leads the team alongside Adam Hakki, also in New York and San Francisco's Patrick Robbins. Todd Stenerson in Washington, DC has been engaged in numerous breach of contract and ERISA cases, business torts, and dealer termination and RICO cases.

Practice head(s):

Adam Hakki; Richard Schwed; Patrick Robbins

Other key lawyers:

Todd Stenerson; Stephen Fishbein


‘Sherman and Sterling has the scope and depth to populate a diverse team across a broad range of industries and issues. Most importantly, they have some of the best lawyers challenging areas requiring special expertise.’

‘They everage their team members to develop creative approaches in support of outstanding outcomes.’

‘Excellent at combining their expertise with business counseling.’

Key clients





1-800 Contacts

SS&C Technologies

Altice USA and Altice Europe

Antaeus Group LLC

Arbor Funds

Baker Hughes Inc.

Bookend Capital

Booz Allen Hamilton

Huntsman Corporation

Paramount Global

Simon & Schuster

Uber Technologies, Inc.

Sundial Growers

Sea Limited

Switch Inc.

Liberty Oilfield Services (now Liberty Energy)

Pattern Energy Group

Work highlights

  • Represented Uber Technologies, Inc. in parallel securities class actions and a derivative action filed in state and federal courts in California.
  • Successfully represented Booz Allen Hamilton (Booz Allen) in a $440 million merger litigation related to its acquisition of EverWatch.
  • Sucessfully represented JetBlue Airways Corporation before the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP fields an impressive team with extensive experience in a range of legal areas including motions, discovery, settlements, trials, and appeals. The department has advised clients on an assortment of matters including SPACs, securities, and bankruptcy-related litigations, as well as a steady flow of trials. James Rouhandeh is a regular adviser to Fortune 500 companies, and Paul Spagnoletti is an expert in securities, civil RICO, real estate, breach of duty, negligence, and FCPA cases. Dana Seshens is considered a first-rate trial and arbitration specialist, while Brian Weinstein and Benjamin Kaminetzky are both go-to individuals for financial institutions like Morgan Stanley and J.P. Morgan. Andrew Ditchfield specializes in litigation related to mergers and acquisitions, and Frances Bivens is recognized for her expertise in tech and financial litigation.

Practice head(s):

James Rouhandeh; Dana Seshens; Paul Spagnoletti

Other key lawyers:

Brian Weinstein; Benjamin Kaminetzky; Andrew Ditchfield; Frances Bivens

Key clients

Morgan Stanley

J.P. Morgan

Work highlights

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP has a proven history of providing legal services to asset managers, financial institutions, media companies, and entities within the healthcare and life sciences industries. The firm’s New York-based team handles a wide range of national and cross-border cases, with a focus on M&A and PE-related matters, securities litigation, product liability claims, and mass torts. Mark Goodman, a co-head of the practice, is highly regarded for his expertise in complex civil litigation, white-collar criminal defense, and internal investigations. Maura Monaghan has a strong background in the life sciences sector, representing a diverse range of clients, including associations, insurers, non-profits, and pharmaceutical companies. Susan Reagan Gittes is a sought-after legal advisor for insurance companies and corporations, as well as their directors and officers, in federal securities class actions. Shannon Rose Selden specializes in asset management cases, while Elliot Greenfield focuses on securities and shareholder disputes.

Practice head(s):

Mark Goodman; Maura Monaghan

Other key lawyers:

Susan Reagan Gittes; Shannon Rose Selden; Elliot Greenfield


Top notch in every way. This is an extremely competent practice and the type of team you hire for your most significant matters.’

‘Mark Goodman and John Gleeson are outstanding. Tops in their field. Super smart and super dedicated.’

Key clients


BMO Financial

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

Hypersphere Capital Management

JAB Holdings


McKinsey & Co.

Paysafe Processing Solutions

Robinhood Markets, Inc.

Symetra Life Ins. Co. and Symetra Assigned Benefits Service Co.

Tether Holdings Limited, iFinex Inc., and certain of their subsidiaries

Tribune Media Company

Various Organizations in Reproductive Rights Litigation

Winged Foot Holdings


Jones Day

With extensive experience across an assortment of industries, including energy, telecommunications, and insurance, Jones Day routinely represents clients in traditional B2B disputes, and is particularly active in consumer fraud and False Claims Act litigation. John Majoras in Washington DC co-leads the team with Stephanie Parker in Atlanta, with Marjoras successfully defending R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company in smoking-and-health litigation throughout the country, including over 1,300 “Engleprogeny” lawsuits in Florida state courts. In New York, Leon DeJulius is adept in in appellate matters, while Karen Hewitt 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

Board of Regents of the University of Michigan

Chevron USA, Inc.

Daikin America and Daikin Industries

DBMP LLC, Aldrich Pump LLC, Murry Boiler LLC, and LTL Management LLC

Organon & Co.

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company

SAP SE, SAP America, Inc., SAP Labs, LLC

Sherwin-Williams Company, The

Smith & Wesson Brands, Inc.

Sutter Health

Union Pacific Railroad Company

United States Steel Corporation

Walmart Stores, Inc.

King & Spalding LLP

King & Spalding LLP often works in conjunction with the firm’s government investigations, healthcare, international trade, and intellectual property departments, routinely representing clients in litigation in trial and appellate courts, and appearing before arbitral tribunals, government enforcement agencies and regulatory bodies. Richard Marooney‘s practice encompasses disputes pertaining to the accounting, energy and financial service industries, and he co-leads the team alongside Andy Bayman in Atlanta. Arriving from Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP in August 2022, the vastly experienced Randy Mastro represents clients in civil cases, securities litigation and white collar criminal matters. Houston-based Mary-Olga Lovett joined from Greenberg Traurig LLP in July 2023. Dallas-based partner Veronica Moyé joined the team in February 2024 from Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. All individuals are located in New York, unless stated otherwise.

Practice head(s):

Andy Bayman: Richard Marooney

Other key lawyers:

Randy Mastro; David Balser; Mark Kirsch; Mary-Olga Lovett; Veronica Moyé

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

  • Defended Capital One as lead counsel in over 60 consumer class actions filed in federal courts throughout the country arising from a data breach incident announced in July 2019 involving the compromise of personal information of 100 million customers in the United States.

Latham & Watkins LLP

Latham & Watkins LLP is known for its work within high-stakes complex commercial disputes for corporate entities, having represented well established names such as Netflix in numerous putative class actions in state and federal courts. Sean Berkowitz  is based in Chicago and has been successful on the defense side against the government, advising clients and companies on regulatory investigations and developing strategies to resolve the matters before litigation. James Brandt  is a partner in New York and is regarded for domestic and international litigations, namely within commercial litigation and alternative dispute resolution. Laura Washington is situated in Los Angeles and represents high-profile clients in business disputes in entertainment and media. Kuan Huang has a successful track record in complex commercial disputes at all stages of litigation, handling a broad practice including contract, fraud and bankruptcy. San Francisco's Elizabeth Deeley is another key name in the team, as is plaintiff-side specialist Eric Leon in New York.

Practice head(s):

Sean Berkowitz; Elizabeth Deeley; Eric Leon

Other key lawyers:

James Brandt; Laura Washington; Kuan Huang; Steven Feldman; Robert Collins

Key clients


Work highlights

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP expanded its footprint in June 2022, absorbing Seattle-based litigation boutique Calfo Eakes and subsequently boasting the practice’s client roster of national and international corporations, in addition to financial institutions. Noted for its capability in class actions and trials, the team has demonstrable experience across the healthcare and life sciences, technology and energy sectors. In the firm’s Philadelphia office, Gordon Cooney heads the global litigation practice and is noted for his expertise representing clients in crisis situations, while New York-based Susan DiCicco leads the commercial litigation practice. Philadelphia’s Troy Brown focuses on M&A disputes and New York-based Brian Herman acts for banks, private equity funds and hedge funds across a range of civil disputes and class actions, while Chicago’s Elizabeth Herrington has experience in the automotive and mobility sector. New members of the team following the merger include Patty Eakes and Angelo Calfo, who co-lead the firm’s Seattle office.

Practice head(s):

Gordon Cooney; Susan DiCicco

Other key lawyers:

Brian Herman; Elizabeth Herrington; Patty Eakes; Angelo Calfo; Michael Kraut; Molly Moriarty Lane

Key clients

Anthem Inc.

Oracle USA, Inc., Oracle America, Inc., and Oracle International Corp. (Oracle)

Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) and Sempra Energy


NiSource, Inc.


Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc.

Expedia, Inc.

Exxon Mobil Corporation

Work highlights

  • Defended Anthem in several cases in California arising under concerning the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, which requires health plans to cover “essential health benefits”.
  • Secured a complete motion to dismiss victory for Zimmer, Inc. in a post-stock purchase agreement dispute in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana.
  • Successfully negotiated favorable settlements with three property developer plaintiffs, resolving substantial damages claims against SoCalGas, leaving just one active trial plaintiff remaining.

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Recently bolstered by its merger with Buckley LLP, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP routinely advises clients in the financial services, technology, and consumer product sectors. Jessica Perry in Silicon Valley leads the team and is supported by New York’s Peter Bicks, who handles a wide range of cases including product liability, mass torts, and intellectual property disputes. Also in New York, Richard Jacobsen regularly represents longstanding clients Credit Suisse and Goldman Sachs. William Oxley in Los Angeles has defended manufacturers against Proposition 65 claims and New York-based Marc Shapiro is often engaged in class actions, multi-district litigation, and mass joinders.

Practice head(s):

Jessica Perry

Other key lawyers:

Peter Bicks; Richard Jacobsen; William Oxley; Marc Shapiro

Key clients

ADATA Technology Co., Ltd.

China National Building Materials

Credit Suisse

Duetto Research, Inc.

Goldman Sachs

ExamWorks Group, Inc.

Fisker Inc.

Freedom Holding Company, Elite Worldwide Group (EWG) and Silvio Scaglia

Deloitte Global

Deloitte US


Marathon Oil

McDonald’s Corporation

Micron Technology Inc.



Work highlights

  • Represented Credit Suisse on all of Credit Suisse’s litigation related to its legacy residential mortgage-backed securitization (RMBS) business.
  • Represented Freedom Holding Company, Elite Worldwide Group, in their litigation against reality star Julia Haart in a case involving control of a leading international model and talent company.

Proskauer Rose LLP

The versatile team at Proskauer Rose LLP handles contentious matters at all levels of state and federal courts for major players from the worlds of sport, pharmaceuticals, and investment firms. Boston’s Timothy Mungovan co-heads the team, and advises funds, fund sponsors, and investment advisers in a diversity of disputes, including claims of fraud, control contests, partnership disputes and restructurings. Co-head Margaret Dale in New York is often engaged in asset management, data security matters, intellectual property, bankruptcy and corporate governance matters, while fellow co-head Michael Firestein in Los Angeles advises entertainment corporations, financial institutions, investment advisors, and real estate operating companies on a range of commercial litigation matters. Bart Williams and Susan Gutierrez are both based in Los Angeles, with the former adept in white collar criminal defense and internal corporate investigations, while the latter routinely advises Fortune 500 companies operating in the consumer products, media and entertainment industries.





Practice head(s):

Timothy Mungovan; Margaret Dale; Michael Firestein

Other key lawyers:

Bart Williams; Susan Gutierrez

Key clients

Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico

Major League Soccer


Gilead Sciences


ATP Tour and WTA Tour

National Football League

Shamrock Capital Advisors


Dr. Scholl’s

Otis Worldwide Corp.

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company

Mr. Chow

Work highlights

  • Secured the first territorial debt restructuring in the history of the United States on behalf of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and other entities.
  • Represented Monsanto and its parent company Bayer in a case claiming that use of the herbicide Roundup caused non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
  • Represented Shamrock Capital Advisors in connection with pending claims brought by the founders and early employees of FanDuel connected to FanDuel’s merger with Paddy Power Betfair.

Susman Godfrey LLP

The general commercial dispute practice at Susman Godfrey LLP is co-led by Kalpana Srinivasan in Los Angeles and Texas-based Vineet Bhatia, the former of whom has secured significant victories for her clients in trade secret, antitrust, patent, copyright, and class actions. New York's Jacob Buchdahl has appeared in a diversity of settings including AAA and FINRA arbitrations in addition to federal and state courts. Los Angeles-based Amanda Bonn has recently been engaged in a class action pertaining to the trading of gasoline products in California’s spot market which is alleged to have violated the city’s Cartwright Act.

Practice head(s):

Kalpana Srinivasan; Vineet Bhatia

Other key lawyers:

Jacob Buchdahl; Amanda Bonn

Key clients

Flutter Entertainment


Dominion Voting Svcs


California Institute of Technology







The Rawlings Co.

Work highlights

  • Represented Flutter Entertainment PLC, when an arbitrator nearly doubled the exercise price of FOX Corporation’s option to acquire 18.6% of Flutter’s portfolio company, FanDuel Group.
  • Secured a significant $31.5 million jury victory on behalf of Koninklijke KPN N.V.  against Swedish telecom giant Ericsson over patent infringement claims relating to telecom networks.

White & Case LLP

White & Case LLP represent clients in complex and high-stakes commercial litigation matters, with versatile and experienced lawyers with courtroom experience in state and federal courts across the country. Glenn Kurtz is based in New York and has a track record in navigating litigations, especially cases involving financial instruments. Tara Lee, situated in Washington DC, is skilled as a trial advocate, having been involved in industry-defining matters, while Rachel Feldman in Los Angeles focuses on complex business disputes, representing large corporations in international litigation. Bryan Merryman, in Los Angeles, is considered by one client as ‘intelligent, efficient and creative’, while also being ‘an excellent problem solver.’

Practice head(s):

Glenn Kurtz

Other key lawyers:

Tara Lee; Bryan Merryman; David Hille; Michael Andolina; James Robinson; Kim Havlin; Rachel Feldman; Sheldon Philp; Claudine Columbres


‘Bryan Merryman has handled many consumer class action matters for us. He is intelligent, efficient and creative. He also is an excellent problem solver.’

Key clients

Boy Scouts of America

Gerber Products Company

Nielsen Consumer LLC d/b/a NielsenIQ (“NIQ”)

Nestlé Waters North America, Inc.

Blue Triton Brands, Inc.

Santiago Leon

Fitness International, LLC (LA Fitness)


Nestlé Purina PetCare Company

Transocean Inc. and Transocean Ltd.

QC Terme US Corp., QC Terme s.r.l., White Bridge Investments S.p.A., Giuturna Investments S.p.A.

Deutsche Bank Securities Inc.



Novartis Pharma AG

Hospira Worldwide, LLC and Hospira, Inc., subsidiaries of Pfizer, Inc.

Work highlights

  • Successfully represented the Boy Scouts of America in Chapter 11 Bankruptcy proceedings and mediations
  • Represented Gerber Products Company, securing dismissal of all claims against Gerber in 29 putative class actions consolidated in the Eastern District of Virginia. Plaintiffs filed the cases after a subcommittee of the US House of Representatives released a report claiming baby foods contain dangerous levels of heavy metals.
  • Represented Milan-based QC Terme, when SDNY Judge Torres dismissed virtually all of the claims against them, brought by a real estate developer and reality TV star Stefano Fasura, who claims he was frozen out of the deal.

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

From biotech companies, to private universities, to special committees, the team at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP represents a diverse range of clients in arbitrations, state and federal courts and the Supreme Court. Recent matters include securities class actions, shareholder litigations and  insurance coverage disputes. In New York, securities specialist Tariq Mundiya chairs the litigation department and recently represented Industrial Automation in an acquisition related arbitration. In Chicago, Craig Martin is an experienced trial lawyer regularly represents major Chicago companies and is currently representing Provisur Technologies, Inc. in a patent infringement dispute that is being litigated in the United States and Germany. M&A specialist Sameer Advani frequently appears alongside Mundiya. Further recommended in New York are Todd Cosenza , who centers his practice on securities class actions, and Jeffrey Korn , an antitrust expert who recently represented Runa Capital in an enterprise ownership dispute.

Practice head(s):

Tariq Mundiya; Craig Martin

Other key lawyers:

Sameer Advani; Todd Cosenza; Jeffrey Korn; Elizabeth Bower; Joseph Davis;Michael J. Gottlieb; Mark T. Stancil; Matt D. Basil; Matthew J. Thomas; Simona Agnolucci; Alexander L. Cheney; Benedict Y. Hur; Jonathan A. Patchen; Dennis Jenkins


‘World class analysis of complex legal disputes’

‘Mark Stancil has amazing judgment’

‘Excellent team for commercial disputes. Zealous advocates. Subject matter experts. Exceptional courtroom presence. Brilliant lawyers.’

‘Dennis Jenkins is an excellent lawyer. He is strategic, smart and someone you want on your side for high stakes disputes. Mark Stancil is a fantastic trial lawyer. He is quick on his feet, has a great presence in court and is an excellent writer.’


Key clients

AlixPartners, LLP

Larry Lawson, the former CEO of AeroSystems

Industrial Automation LLC

Board Members of Wells Fargo & Company

Tonopah Solar Energy, LLC

PDV Holding Inc.

GenapSys Inc.

Magnetar Capital LLC

AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. Special Committee

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

Multiple AIG companies

Fulton County Election Workers Ruby Freeman and Wandrea ArShaye “Shaye” Moss

Sakab Saudi Holding Company

CBOE Futures Exchange LLC

ZC Resource Investment Trust and ZC Resource LLC

Google LLC

Underwriters to Uber’s May 10, 2019 initial public offering

Runa Capital, Inc.

CBS Corporation (now Paramount) and its directors and officers

Board of Directors of Wells Fargo

Northwestern University

Aon Hewitt Investment Consulting, Inc.

William Wrigley, Jr., Green Health Endeavors LLC, PE Fund, and WW Jr. Enterprises, Inc.

Provisur Technologies, Inc.

JBT Corporation, JBT Equipment Finance LLC

Ulta Beauty Inc., its CEO, CFO, and directors

Univar Inc.

Work highlights

  • Represented Provisur Technologies in a worldwide patent infringement dispute litigation in the United States and in Germany.
  • Pro bono representation of William Kent Dean, a former prisoner at the Taylorville Correctional Center, in a civil rights lawsuit against Wexford Health Sources.
  • Represented AlixPartners LLP in a Supreme Court case that reversed a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.


WilmerHale litigates a wide array of commercial disputes ranging from unfair practices lawsuits to Native American tribal sovereignty cases. In Washington DC, litigation department chair Howard Shapiro is a white-collar crime specialist who is currently representing DISH Network in a major False Claims Act lawsuit. Los Angeles-based practice vice chair Noah Levine ‘s practice extends to litigated data breach matters. John Butts chairs the commercial litigation group from the firm’s Boston office, and recently represented T-Mobile in a lawsuit that successfully prevented Cox Communications from launching a wireless service with a rival company. In New York, Hallie Levin’s broad practice extends to government investigations; the seasoned trial lawyer recently represented Reckitt Benckiser in a major trade secrets lawsuit. Boston-based Felicia Ellsworth is a trial and appellate litigator who recently argued on behalf of Harvard University at the U.S. Supreme Court in a racial discrimination suit. Further recommended is patent dispute specialist Sonal Mehta who practices from the firm’s Palo Alto office.

Practice head(s):

Howard Shapiro; Noah Levine; John Butts

Other key lawyers:

Hallie Levin; Felicia Ellsworth; Sonal Mehta; David W. Ogden; Christopher Casamassima; Ross E. Firsenbaum;   Andrew Dulberg; Alan Schoenfeld; David W. Bowker; Jonathan E. Paikin


‘Wilmer has an incredibly deep bench of lawyers who can tag team on a matter and consistently provide the highest level of legal services to their clients. They work extremely well in joint defense situations and are eager to collaborate and strategize with co-counsel.’

‘Their written work product, in particular, is among the best I’ve seen in my legal career.’

‘Andrew Dulberg and Alan Schoenfeld are superior civil commercial litigators. They are smart, extremely hard working, good strategists, thorough in every way, and a pleasure to work with, even in the most stressful circumstances. I would work with them any time.’


Key clients


T-Mobile USA

Reckitt Benckiser Group plc

Apple, Inc.

Meta Platforms, Inc.

Shell Oil Company

Harvard University

DISH Network

CytoDyn|, Inc.

Navient Solutions, Inc.

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

KBR, Inc.

San Manuel Band of Mission Indians

Atlantic Management Company, Inc.

UBS Financial Services Inc.,

Merrill Lynch, Pierce,

Work highlights

  • Represented Facebook in an appeal affirming the dismissal of antitrust claims brought by a group of mobile application developers.
  • Represented T-Mobile in a trail aimed at enjoining Cox Communications from partnering with any operator other than T-Mobile to provide wholesale wireless services to Cox.
  • Represented Reckitt Benckiser in a trade-secrets trial concerning a premature-ejaculation spray.

Winston & Strawn LLP

Winston & Strawn LLP handles a broad range of commercial suits for clients from agriculture, financial services and the media and entertainment industry. The complex commercial litigation practice is co-chaired by Amanda Groves in Los Angeles and Thomas Walsh  in Dallas. In Chicago, Stephen D’Amore and George Lombardi co-chair the litigation department. D’amore focuses his practice on breach-of-contract matters and RICO violations while Lombardi is a patent specialist who recently represented Monsanto in cancer suits relating to a herbicide produced by the multinational.  In Chicago, Dan Webb  is a renowned trial lawyer who was recently retained by Fox as lead trial counsel in a defamation suit brought by Dominion Voting Systems. Houston-based Paula Hinton is an esteemed litigator who recently won a 5th circuit victory for Occidental Petroleum in a suit related to a profit-sharing clause in the Ecuadorian constitution. Also in Houston, Denise Scofield is a business disputes litigator who is currently representing Schlumberger Technology in a broad array of oil and gas disputes. Chicago-based product liability specialist Kimball Anderson is also a name to note.

Practice head(s):

Amanda Groves; Tom Walsh; Stephen D’Amore; George Lombardi

Other key lawyers:

Paula Hinton; Denise Scofield; Kimball Anderson; Kelly Librera

Key clients


Abbott Laboratories


Albertsons Companies

Archer Daniels Midland


Chicago Parking Meters

Comcast Corp.

FM Global

Fox Corporation



Monsanto Company (now Bayer)

Panasonic Corporation

Schlumberger Technology Company and subsidiaries

The J.M. Smucker Co.

Work highlights

  • Representing Fox News Network, LLC as lead trial counsel in a high-profile US$1.6bn defamation litigation brought by Dominion Voting Systems.
  • Representing Abbott Laboratories in product liability lawsuits alleging that cow-milk-based formula products cause a naturally occurring gastrointestinal disorder in premature infants.
  • Representing Schlumberger Technology Company and affiliates in a mass tort groundwater contamination lawsuit at a Superfund site in Midland, Texas.

Arnold & Porter

Arnold & Porter‘s disputes team provides comprehensive counsel to clients at the overlap of various regulatory fields, including antitrust, energy, financial institutions, environmental, and health care. The firm are well versed in crisis-related litigation such as Carnival Cruise Lines’ COVID-19 and refund litigations, Deepwater Horizon, the Costa Conordia grounding and the Fukushima-Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant disaster. The team also handles a wide range of commercial disputes, trials, class actions, mass torts, product liability, and trade secret cases. Washington DC based Kenneth Chernof leads with James Herschlein in New York, both of whom have a strong track record of representing tech firms.

Practice head(s):

Kenneth Chernof; James Herschlein

Other key lawyers:

Christopher Odell; Jon Hughes

Key clients

Oakland Raiders


UK P&I Club

Targa Resources

MSC Shipping

1st Source Bank

Capital Plus Financial

National Business Aviation Association

Carnival Corporation

Zinus Inc.

Airbus SAS

General Electric


Join Sports Claimants – a consortium comprised of MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL, WNBA, and the NCAA


Airbus Americas

Work highlights

  • Defending Carnival Corporation and its subsidiaries, including Princess Cruise Lines, in the litigation arising from the highly publicized COVID-19 outbreaks on cruise ships.
  • Represents Airbus in product liability litigation across the US arising from alleged toxic fume contamination of the cabin air on its jetliners.
  • Acting as counsel for Visa Inc. in individual and national class actions in federal court multidistrict litigation challenging interchange fees, as well as in federal antitrust class actions challenging ATM access fees.

Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP

Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP‘s litigators regularly represent financial institutions in commercial disputes, with the firm also noted for representing start ups at each stage of their life cycle from establishment, through unicorn status and IPO to market exit, handling all related litigation. The team is well versed in antitrust, insurance and reinsurance, First Amendment & media, professional liability, and securities cases, with recent notable work for Credit Suisse. The New York team is led by Herbert Washer, David Januszewksi and Landis Best. Joel Kurtzberg is a versatile lawyer, with expertise in privacy law, fraud and shareholder derivative cases. Tammy Roy  has extensive experience in both disputes and investigations.

Practice head(s):

Herbert Washer; David Januszewski; Landis Best

Other key lawyers:

Joel Kurtzber; Tammy Roy

Key clients

S&P Global Inc.


Credit Suisse

Deutsche Bank

Clearview AI, Inc.

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


Acreage Holdings

Beazley PLC

ICON plc

Trevor Milton

Work highlights

  • Represents Credit Suisse and its subsidiaries in all U.S. litigation relating to alleged manipulation of the global foreign exchange (FX) markets, including class action litigation in New York federal court.
  • 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.
  • Represents Credit Suisse and its subsidiaries in more than 70 civil litigations.

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

The worldwide litigation practice fielded by Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton regularly represents a diverse range of clients, including financial institutions, international organizations, trade associations, corporations across various industries, as well as high net worth individuals on both the plaintiff and defendant side. With key strengths in class actions, the practice also ranges from breach of contract, fraud, tortious interference, breach of fiduciary duty and unfair competition to negligence and other business liabilities. Carmine Boccuzzi leads the New York-based team. Jeffrey Rosenthal is a prominent figure in arbitration cases, while Roger Cooper specializes in disputes arising from securities, M&A, and corporate governance issues. Lina Bensman has made significant contributions to several of the group’s most notable cases, and Rishi Zutshi  has particular expertise in advising on disputes related to financial products and markets. Lev Dassin is well regarded for his work in government investigations, complex commercial litigation, and crisis management.

Practice head(s):

Carmine Boccuzzi

Other key lawyers:

Jeffrey Rosenthal; Roger Cooper; Lina Bensman; Rishi Zutshi; Lev Dassin

Key clients

Assured Guaranty

Bank of America

Bank of New York

BHP Group

BNP Paribas


Commerzbank AG

Copa Airlines

Credit Agricole

Crédit Lyonnais, S.A

Goldman Sachs


LATAM Airlines Group S.A.

Manbro Energy Corporation

Medytox, Inc.

National Westminster Bank plc

Robert Bosch GmbH and Robert Bosch LLC

The Republic of Argentina

Times Square JV LLC


Work highlights

  • Advising automotive parts supplier Bosch in litigations related to Volkswagen’s admission scandal.
  • Advising 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.
  • Advised Medytox in a trade secret misappropriation action in the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) in Washington, D.C.

Cooley LLP

Cooley LLP is a key destination for clients from the media, higher education and insurance sectors, with the firm’s representation of Chicago Title in seven lawsuits related to a $400mn liquor license Ponzi scheme a key example of the firm's capabilities. The practice is chaired by Mazda Antia in San Diego, Luke Cadigan in Boston, Shannon Eaganin Palo Alto and Beatriz Mejia in San Francisco. New York-based Ian Shapiro is a business litigator whose recent representation of for Rappi, Life House, and Noom, showcase his ability to deal with matters that deal with disruptive technology. His New York colleague Phil Bowman is a trial and appellate lawyer who frequently works for clients from the life sciences sector. Michael Sheetz  focuses his practice on trade secret and employment disputes; the Boston-based attorney recently represented Chegg in a large mass arbitration relating to data breaches. Further recommended is San Diego-based class action expert Michelle Doolin , who recently represented the Kardashian-Jenner family in a highly publicized defamation suit.

Practice head(s):

Mazda Antia; Luke Cadigan; Shannon Eagan; Beatriz Mejia

Other key lawyers:

Ian Shapiro; Phil Bowman; Michael Sheetz; Adam Gershenson; Michael Attanasio; Michelle Doolin

Key clients


Chicago Title

Facebook (nka Meta Platforms)


Gray Television

Interwest Capital Corporation


Javo Beverage Company

Kardashian-Jenner Family

Life House


Rappi SAS

Sony Electronics


University of Southern California

Work highlights

  • Representing Google in a nationwide class action.
  • Representing Chegg in a large mass arbitration involving domestic consumers and related to a data breach under the AAA Rules.
  • Representing the University of Southern California in a consolidated putative class action for refund of tuition brought on behalf of USC students.

Dechert LLP

Dechert LLP fields a team of specialized 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 trials, investigations and securities team is led by Catherine Botticelli in Washington DC and Jonathan Streeter in New York. Also in New York, Christina Sarchio  is well versed in the consumer products, financial, oil and gas, pharmaceutical, sports and transportation industries, while Linda Goldstein focuses on claims brought by institutional investors and customer arbitrations. New York’s Gary Mennitt co-chairs the international insolvency litigation group, while Steven Bizar co-heads the antitrust/competition practice, operating between New York and Philadelphia.

Practice head(s):

Catherine Botticelli; Jonathan Streeter

Other key lawyers:

Linda Goldstein; Gary Mennitt; Steven Bizar; Christina Sarchio

Key clients



National Basketball Players Association & National Hockey League Players Association

Walmart, Inc.

Cammeby’s Realty Corp.

Sculptor Capital Management

United Fiber & Data, LLC; The Powder Mill Foundation

Highmark Inc.

CIM Real Estate

Alden Global Capital

Apollo Global Management

Interactive Brokers LLC

Arbor Commercial Mortgage, LLC

Arbor Realty Trust, Inc.

Novi Footwear International Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Representing Walmart, Inc. in a lawsuit by the Center for Inquiry under DC’s Consumer Protection statute.
  • Representing United Fiber & Data and two of its members in a lawsuit filed against UFD’s founder and CEO Bill Hynes in a wide ranging lawsuit.
  • Representing Interactive Brokers LLC in a putative class action lawsuit filed by a former customer.

Eimer Stahl LLP

With a focus on small, agile and dedicated teams, Chicago-based Eimer Stahl LLP is a boutique litigation outfit. The firm caters to several of America’s largest companies such as Apple, LG and longstanding client Citgo. Scott Solberg and Brent Austin co-chair the firm’s commercial litigation practice. Nathan Eimer is noted for his handling of the Citgo account, chairing many of their highest-value litigations in the past five years. Michael McCluggage brings extensive experience in FCA, RICO and class action litigation. Alec Solotorovsky, Susan M. Razzano, Ryan J. Walsh and Robert Dunn are also core members of the team. In addition to its Chicago headquarters, the firm also has offices in Madison and San Jose.

Practice head(s):

Scott Solberg; Brent Austin

Other key lawyers:

Michael McCluggag; Alec Solotorovsky; Susan M. Razzano; Ryan Walsh; Robert Dunn

Key clients

CITGO Petroleum Corporation

LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc.

Humana, Inc.

Apple, Inc.

MRC Polymers, Inc.

British Airways

Land O’Lakes, Inc.

CNA Financial Corporation

Continental Casualty Company

International Paper Company

Work highlights

  • Representing CNA Financial Corporation and its affiliates in multiple actions alleging the company owes business interruption coverage for COVID-19 business closures under its property insurance policies.
  • Representing CITGO Petroleum in thirteen climate change lawsuits filed by attorneys general and others across the United States claiming that a number of oil, natural gas, and coal companies are responsible for infrastructure and other damages caused by sea level rise attributable to greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Representing Humana in actions brought against pharmaceutical manufacturers Teva and Biogen alleging unlawful schemes to inflate prescriptions through sham charities.

Gibbs & Bruns LLP

Houston-based law firm Gibbs & Bruns LLP specializes in handling commercial disputes, with a focus on the banking, energy, technology, and financial services sectors. The firm’s experienced team is capable of representing both plaintiffs and defendants across a broad range of subjects. Robin Gibbs is highly regarded for his extensive experience as a trial attorney, while Kathy Patrick has regularly returned successes for longstanding high value clients. Barrett Reasoner is an expert in handling energy-related disputes and co-leads the practice alongside Gibbs and Patrick. Brian Ross  is particularly knowledgeable in the oil and gas industry and has expertise in market defining cases. Other notable members of the team include securities specialist Sam Cruse , energy and construction advisor Ayesha Najam , and David Sheeren . Denise Lambert Drake and Jorge M. Gutierrez Gutierrez Jr. were promoted to partner in October 2022.

Practice head(s):

Robin Gibbs; Kathy Patrick; Barrett Reasoner

Other key lawyers:

Brian Ross; Sam Cruse; Ayesha Najam; David Sheeren; Denise Lambert Drake; Jorge M. Gutierrez Gutierrez Jr.

Greenberg Traurig LLP

Greenberg Traurig LLP specializes in an extensive range of commercial disputes and caters to clients from diverse industries. In Los Angeles, Robert J Herrington has a strong grasp of class action matters, many of which have arisen from the COVID-19 pandemic. Richard Edlin, based in New York, has broad experience in both trial and appellate courts. Associate Michael McCarthy, based in Los Angeles, has a focus on financial institutions, construction, real estate, privacy, and appellate litigation. Lori Cohen, based in Atlanta, and Jeff Scott, based in Los Angeles, are the leaders of the practice group. Mary-Olga Lovett left for King & Spalding LLP in July 2023.

Practice head(s):

Lori Cohen; Jeff Scott

Other key lawyers:

Robert J Herrington; Richard Edlin; Michael McCarthy; Michael Kreitzer


Michael Kreitzer and his team in GT’s Miami office are excellent litigators. I use them frequently for large complex matters – both court style litigation and arbitration.

Key clients

8701 Collins Development, LLC

Activision Blizzard, Inc.

Albertsons Companies, Inc.

C. R. Bard, Inc.

Davol, Inc.

Eller Maritime Company and Eller & Company, Inc.

Eon Labs, Inc.

ePayment Systems Ltd.

Marriott Ownership Resorts, Inc. and related entities

Nomura Credit & Capital, Inc.

R.J. Reynolds

Related Group

Samsung Electronics America, Inc.

Sandoz Inc.

Hueston Hennigan LLP

Hueston Hennigan LLP is a boutique litigation firm with a strong record of achieving favorable outcomes for its clients. The group represents high value clients from a diverse range of industries, including Monster Energy and Inc.. Industry leading litigator John Hueston heads the practice, and is frequently approached by both public and private sector institutions to represent them in high-profile cases and investigations. Moez Kaba is widely regarded as an exceptional trial attorney. The firm has offices in both Los Angeles and Newport Beach.

Practice head(s):

John Hueston; Moez Kaba

Other key lawyers:

Marshall Camp; Doug Dixon; Vicki Chou; Christina Von der Ahe Rayburn; Neil Anderson, Michael Acquah; Joseph Aronsohn


‘I initially worked with the Hueston Hennigan team on utility patent-related matters. As our legal battle intensified, design patent, trade secret, and tort complaints were added. I was impressed by Hueston Hennigan’s ability to come up to speed on the technology underlying our patents and to understand the complex interplay of the business and legal issues with the technology issues.’

‘The individuals I work with stand out because of their engineering and technical knowledge in addition to their legal expertise and understanding of business considerations in litigation. The specific stand-out partners I worked with were Doug Dixon and Christina Von der Ahe Rayburn. The Associates who stood out were Neil Anderson, Michael Acquah, and Joseph Aronsohn.’

‘Braid array of experience and wins prosecuting and defending high stakes general commercial disputes all the way to trial is what distinguishes them, as well as knowing when to hold them and when to fold them.’

‘Exceedingly high trial acumen. Compelling in front of a judge or jury. Know how to take command of the courtroom. Marshall Camp, Doug Dixon, Vicki Chou, Moez Kaba, John Hueston.’

Key clients

Monster Energy Co.

Endo Pharmaceuticals

ClearOne, Inc.


Synchrony Financial

Navajo Nation

Kaiser Permanente

Palantir Technologies

Kaiser Permanente

Intrivo Diagnostics

Southern California Edison and Edison International


Don Lee Farms

Ring ( Inc.)

Deloitte Consulting

Match Group Inc.

Amulet Winery LLP/NapVal LP

Epic Games

Tri Star Entertainment

TotalEnergies Renewables USA, LLC

Work highlights

  • Won a $293 million verdict for Monster Energy after claims of false advertising, tortious interference, and theft of trade secrets.
  • Won a major trademark award for Monster Energy Company against rival VPX, Inc.
  • Successfully represented Endo Pharmaceuticals in a closely watched $50 billion California opioid case alleging public nuisance, unfair competition, and false advertising.

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP represents clients in the finance, telecoms and consumer goods sectors in a range of contentious work ranging from Lanham and Sherman Act violations to declaratory and injunctive relief law suits. In New York, co-chair of the practice Barry H. Berke  is an esteemed white-collar defense attorney who recently represented Amgen in a breach of collaboration suit brought by Novartis Pharmaceuticals. The ‘extraordinarily articulate’ Gary Orseck joined the firm in April 2022 from Robbins, Russell, Englert, Orseck & Untereiner LLP, and co-chairs the practice from the firm’s Washington DC office, with his financial expertise showcased in his ongoing representation of Chain Bridge Ban in a suit connected to a wire transfer. New York-based trio Daniel Goldman, Kerri Ann Law and Claudia Pak  are currently lead trial counsel for EIG Energy Funds XIV and XV in a lawsuit against Petroleum Brasileiro pertaining to the Brazilian “Car Wash” scandal  Further recommended is advertising law expert Norman Simon, who practices from the firm’s New York office.

Practice head(s):

Barry Berke; Gary Orseck

Other key lawyers:

Matthew Madden; Zachary Ferguson; Alison Barnes; Bill Trunk


‘The team not only brought itself up to speed, but also quickly mastered, the arcane subject matter of our federal court cases.

‘What stood out the most about the individual Kramer Levin attorneys on our litigation team is the consistency of their talent and ability, particularly their oral and written communications skills. There were no weak links, even among the associates.’ 

‘Gary A. Orseck is the lead attorney on our cases. Gary is extraordinarily articulate. He has a silver tongue, and is one of the most commanding litigators I have witnessed in a courtroom. He thinks creatively and strategically. His opening gambits are for moves that only become apparent far down the road.’

Key clients

EIG Energy Funds XIV and XV

Amgen Inc.


The Procter & Gamble Company

RCS Creditor Trust

Oppenheimer Funds



Centerbridge Partners LP

Gamma Real Estate Capital, LLC

Tronox Ltd

Community Health Systems, Inc

Black Diamond Capital Management

Global Managing Partner of McKinsey & Co, and other senior McKinsey executives

Chain Bridge Bank, N.A., its Chief Executive Officer, and its President

Las Vegas Sands Corporation and related entities

Huntington Ingalls Indus

Republic of Djibouti

Trustee for the Madoff estate

Highland Capital Management, L.P.

Industry groups representing pork producers and farms in Canada, Mexico, and Illinois

Work highlights

  • Representing EIG Energy Funds XIV and XV, as Plaintiffs, in a lawsuit against Petroleum Brasileiro  stemming from the Brazilian “Car Wash” scandal.
  • Represented Amgen in litigation with Novartis Pharmaceuticals over Novartis’ alleged breach of a collaboration agreement and tortious conduct.
  • Representing Community Health Systems, Inc , together with certain of its affiliates and former officers, against fraudulent transfer, breach of contract, illegal dividend, and related claims.

Mayer Brown

The sizeable team at Mayer Brown represents financial institutions, leading technology and telecoms companies, and transnational environmental services organizations in domestic and international class actions, arbitrations and litigations. Underscoring the firm’s wide reach, the four practice heads span the country with Reginald Goeke based in Washington DC, Michael Olsen in Chicago, Bronwyn Pollock in Los Angeles and Richard Spehr   in New York. The four are active litigators and Pollock, who has significant expertise in multi-jurisdictional disputes, recently defended First American Title Insurance Co in a class action complaint based on foreclosure activity by the insurer. Energy sector specialist Michael Lennon, Jr. is also recommended; currently representing LUKOIL Pan Americas LLC in a suit that alleges a large scale price-fixing and bid-rigging conspiracy.

Practice head(s):

Reginald Goeke; Michael Olsen; Bronwyn Pollock; Richard Spehr

Other key lawyers:

Matthew Ingber; Michael Lennon, Jr.

Key clients



Carrington Mortgage Services

Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America (“TIAA”)

First American Title Insurance

Veolia S.A.

Frontier Communications Corporation

Gemalto Inc.

3M Company

Directors of Noble Energy

Generali US

PetroHunter Inc.


LUKOIL Pan Americas LLC

US Steel Corporation

Work highlights

  • Representing Veolia S.A. in a putative class action and thousands of individual cases  in connection with the Flint water crisis.
  • Represented insurer Generali US Branch in 14 putative nationwide class actions seeking coverage for cancelled trips in the wake of COVID-19 travel restrictions.
  • Represented nine of Noble Energy’s directors in a shareholder class action in the Delaware Court of Chancery.

McDermott Will & Emery LLP

McDermott Will & Emery LLP is noted for its expertise in defending accounting firms and their partners in Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) investigations and securities lawsuits, in addition to maintaining a robust healthcare litigation practice and advising on high-value disputes concerning intellectual property issues. Key clients include oil and gas entities, healthcare providers, pharmaceutical and life sciences companies, private equity investors and satellite companies, among others. In the firm’s New York office, John Calandra, who has demonstrable experience in cases involving space law and satellites issues, leads the practice alongside Los Angeles’ William Donovan and Jon Dean. Other key contacts in the group include Andrew Kratenstein and Joshua Simon, who operate from the firm’s New York office.

Practice head(s):

John Calandra; Bill Donovan; Jon Dean


Elite firm for every type of commercial dispute. Excellent with technology. Brilliant and accessible lawyers.

Sam Cruse is excellent at trade secrets, oil and gas, contract, multi-district and other commercial disputes. He excels at the most complex of matters.

Key clients

Ace American Insurance Co.


Allied World Assurance Company


Amgen Inc.

Andrew Hall




Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida

CDI Northern Minnesota, LLC


DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc.

Dimension Data

Former CEO of Xerox

Gemspring Capital Management

George E. Warren LLC

Grant Thornton LLP

Healthcare Distribution Alliance

Honeywell International Inc.

IKO Industries, Ltd.


Kaiser Aluminum Warrick, LLC

Kent Thiry

Kleinfelder, Inc.

KOS Services, Inc.

Land O’Frost

Leonardo Alfonzo Blanco Balza

Liberty Mutual Group

National Spine and Pain Centers

Network Eyecare

Northern States Power Company

Oak Pacific Investment




Rapid Displays, Inc.

Roche Health Solutions, Inc.

Sage Associates, Sage Realty, Malcom Sage, Martin Sage, Ann Sage Passer

Schneider Electric

Southern Illinois Healthcare

Sun-Maid Growers of California

The Center for Outpatient Surgery

Topa Insurance Company

Trustpilot, Inc.

Universal Health Services, Inc.

University of New Mexico

University of Vermont Medical Center

Work highlights

  • Representing Apple Inc. in connection with the App Store antitrust cases filed by Epic (Epic Games v. Apple Inc.) and two purported classes of consumers and app developers (In re Apple iPhone Antitrust Litigation and Cameron et al. v. Apple, Inc.), all of which are pending in the N.D. California.
  • Serving as strategic and litigation counsel in connection with establishment and oversight of the NARCO asbestos bankruptcy trust related to a former Honeywell subsidiary, created to settle certain asbestos-related claims.
  • Retained by Airbnb in connection with a significant, high stakes State Court complex commercial civil action seeking to enjoin Airbnb from listing short term rental (“STR”) properties within the 1,100-mile-long California Coastal Zone and for extensive alleged penalties thereon under California’s Coastal Act.


Counting major financial institutions among its key roster of clients, Milbank handles a range of commercial disputes concerning breach of contract, in addition to business torts, such as fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and tortious interference with contractor prospective business relations. The New York-based team also has demonstrable experience advising on state and federal regulatory mandates. Global head of the firm’s litigation and arbitration practice, George Canellos jointly leads the team group alongside Daniel Perry, who focuses on disputes involving securities and corporate law, M&A, insurance and reinsurance, as well as financial restructuring issues. Scott Edelman’s ‘judgment is second to none and his advocacy is first-rate’, while David Gelfand is praised for his ‘impressive ability to dive deep’ into class actions, securities and bankruptcy litigation cases.

Practice head(s):

George Canellos; Daniel Perry

Other key lawyers:

Scott Edelman; David Gelfand; Alex Romain; Stacey Rappaport; Atara Miller


‘Milbank are experts in understanding our business and its complexity. They prize this expertise, and it drives them.’

‘Scott Edelman is superb. His judgment is second to none and his advocacy is first-rate.’

‘David Gelfand is passionate, has an impressive ability to dive deep, and is dogged in pursuit of our interests.’

Key clients

Lincoln National Corporation

AXA Equitable Life Insurance

Susquehanna International Group LLP and SIG China Investments One, Limited

Atrium Holding Company

Broadcast Music, Inc.

Broadcast Music, Inc.

Auven Therapeutics

Clover Health


Bloomberry Resorts and Hotels

Bloomberry Resorts and Hotels

AMBAC Assurance Corporation


Government of Mongolia

BLG Capital Ltd.

A group of banks

Work highlights

  • Representing Lincoln National Life Insurance Co. and Lincoln National Corp. in five federal cases, including two formerly putative class actions, arising out of Lincoln’s adjustment to cost of insurance rates (COI) for certain universal life insurance policies issued by Lincoln’s predecessor.
  • Representing AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company in eight COI cases in federal and state courts, including class actions, that challenge AXA’s March 2016 increase in the cost of insurance rates on a block of universal life insurance policies.
  • Secured a victory before the US Supreme Court on behalf of the Government of Mongolia. On June 27, 2022, the Supreme Court denied certiorari requested in a petition brought by Chinese state-owned entities, and supported by amici, seeking to set aside an arbitral award that had been rendered in favor of Mongolia in 2017.

O'Melveny & Myers LLP

The commercial litigation team at O'Melveny & Myers LLP counts contract disputes, antitrust allegations, securities litigation, intellectual property infringements and ERISA disputes, in addition to arbitration proceedings, in its caseload. According to clients, the practice ‘has done an admirable job of building the next generation of trial lawyers, while still relying on some more senior practitioners with decades of trial experience’. In the Los Angeles office, Richard Goetz leads the team alongside Apalla Chopra, while Century City-based Daniel Petrocelli heads the firm’s trial practice. Other key contacts in the group include Newport Beach’s Matthew Close, who focuses on securities, derivative, corporate governance, and fiduciary duty litigation, and Dallas-based Timothy Durst, who is noted for his expertise in intellectual property disputes.

Practice head(s):

Richard Goetz; Apalla Chopra

Other key lawyers:

Daniel Petrocelli; Matthew Close; Timothy Durst; Jonathan Rosenberg; Leah Godesky; Allen Burton


‘O’Melveny is one of the best commercial litigation law firms in the US and one of my company’s go-to law firms for its most dangerous disputes. They try cases, and have a number of very talented trial lawyers.’

‘O’Melveny has done an admirable job of building the next generation of trial lawyers, while still relying on some more senior practitioners with decades of trial experience. Daniel Petrocelli, Richard Goetz and Jonathan Rosenberg are phenomenal trial lawyers with tons of experience.’

‘Leah Godesky and Allen Burton are leading trial teams from the next generation.’

Key clients

American Airlines

The Amidi Group

Brazos Electric Power Cooperative, Inc.

Chubb Group

CIT Group Inc.

C.R. Bard


Universal City Studio Productions LLP


Rosette, LLP

The Townsend Ground

NFP Retirement, Inc.

Work highlights

  • Achieved a victory following a 5-week jury trial in Texas State Court on behalf of The Townsend Group and two of its partners.
  • Persuaded the Federal Circuit to issue a writ of mandamus in two patent cases against Samsung and LG.
  • Represented C. R. Bard in a three-week jury trial in the Northern District of New York, defending a Sherman Act tying claim brought by AngioDynamics, Inc.

Paul Hastings LLP

With demonstrable experience across the healthcare, financial services, retail and consumer products, energy and technology sectors, Paul Hastings LLP handles a range of litigation, including consumer class actions, real estate disputes and life sciences development cases, in addition to financial services and securities disputes. In the firm’s New York office, Barry Sher has demonstrable expertise defending major investment banks in a host of litigation mandates, and jointly leads the group alongside Kurt Hansson, who has considerable first chair trial and international arbitration experience. The New York office is also home to Kevin Broughel, who chairs the global securities litigation practice, and Avi Weitzman, who joined the firm from Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP in July 2022 and co-chairs the complex litigation and arbitration group. Samuel Cooper left in April 2022.

Practice head(s):

Barry Sher; Kurt Hansson

Other key lawyers:

Kevin Broughel; Avi Weitzman; William Whitner


‘Very good value for the services they offer.’

‘Lots of partner involvement in everything. We are never simply passed off to an associate to do the work.’

‘The people at PH are excellent. Attentive to our specific needs.’

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)



Millennium Partners

Work highlights

  • Representing Barclays Bank PLC and certain of its affiliates in In Re SSA Bonds Antitrust Litigation, a putative class action lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
  • Representing Venezuela’s national oil company (PDVSA) and one of its subsidiaries, through their ad hoc boards appointed by the U.S.-supported government of interim Venezuelan president Juan Guaidó, in an action seeking a declaration that over $3 billion of PDSVA notes purportedly secured by the pledge of a controlling interest in CITGO were invalidly issued at the direction of the illegitimate Maduro regime in violation of the Venezuelan Constitution.

Reed Smith LLP

Utilizing its domestic and international network, Reed Smith LLP has thorough expertise of the full array of litigation matters, including fiduciary duty, privacy and data security, product liability, and professional liability defense. Janet Kwuon leads the team from Los Angeles and she is often engaged in class actions, coordinated actions, multi-district litigation, in addition to tort and commercial disputes litigation. Peter Ellis in Chicago advises clients in contract disputes, employment counseling and defense, unfair competition, as well as, intellectual property claims. Pittsburgh's Daniel Booker represents distributors and manufacturers in dealer-termination cases and clients in federal grand jury investigations and securities litigation.

Practice head(s):

Janet Kwuon

Other key lawyers:

Peter Ellis; Daniel Booker; Louis Solomon

Selendy Gay PLLC

Acting as counsel for both defendants and plaintiffs, boutique firm Selendy Gay PLLC represents clients across a broad range of disputes, including contract, fraud, class actions, securities and structured financial instruments, in addition to trade secrets and pharmaceutical cases. Praised for ‘always looking for the best solutions for clients’, the New York-based team is noted for its expertise in the financial services sector. Experienced trial lawyer Jennifer Selendy heads up the team and frequently represents plaintiffs in commercial litigation, while Faith Gay focuses on contractual and financial instrument disputes, securities, antitrust and bankruptcy litigation, intellectual property disputes, and consumer class actions. Former practice co-head David Elsberg left the firm in January 2024.

Practice head(s):

Jennifer Selendy

Other key lawyers:

Faith Gay; Maria Ginzburg; Lena Konanova


‘Excellent legal skills, very good business understanding and always looking for the best solutions for the client. Very good reputation in the market.’

Key clients

Ad hoc Group of Term Lenders (TriMark)

Fairfield Sentry Limited

Fairfield Sigma Limited

Fairfield Lambda LimitedSaveOnSP

Discover Financial Services

Bausch Health

Cerberus Capital Management

Fortis Advisors

Kingate Funds

Nile Capital Management, LLC , Larry Seruma, Nile

Amsterdam Avenue Redevelopment Associates

Newbury Equity Partners V L.P. and Newbury Partners


Work highlights

  • Represented a group of former first-lien lenders to TriMark USA LLC, a food-service supplier, in a suit filed against TriMark, its equity owners (Blackstone and Centerbridge), and other first-lien lenders (including Ares Management Corp., Oaktree Capital Management LP, and others).
  • Represented the Joint Liquidators of the BVI-based Fairfield Funds, the largest feeder funds into the Madoff Ponzi scheme, in prosecuting over 250 clawback actions seeking to recover more than$6bn from many major financial-market entities and other defendants.
  • Acted for  a group of claimants in a nationwide class action lawsuit with Navient, challenging Navient’s practices with respect to advising federal student loan borrowers on Public Service Loan Forgiveness.


Akin is experienced in handling disputes related to investment funds, hedge funds, and financial restructuring. The firm serves a diverse client base, which includes national corporations and offers support from multiple offices. Stephen M. Baldini in New York is recognized for his work with private equity and hedge funds, while Charles Connolly is well versed in financial fraud cases. M. Scott Barnard , based in Dallas, specializes in handling business torts, fraud cases, and commercial contract disputes. Neal Ross Marder in Los Angeles is well known for his proficiency in consumer class action lawsuits. Other notable individuals at the firm include Anthony Pierce in Washington DC and Seamus Duffy in Philadelphia.

Practice head(s):

Stephen M. Baldini

Other key lawyers:

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

Key clients

Armistice Capital

Eastman Kodak

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

Transportation Corridor Agency

Sterling Construction

CSI Financial Services

Office of Disciplinary Counsel of the D.C. Bar

Investors Management Group, Inc.

Comcast Corporation

Polaris Inc.

Talos Energy




Luxor Capital


Kawa Capital Management

Work highlights

  • Represented Armistice in a high-stakes securities fraud class action involving Vaxart, Inc. (Vaxart), a biotech firm seeking to develop oral vaccine technology, including an oral COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Represented Eastman Kodak Company in a stockholder class action case.
  • Represented WMATA in a wrongful death lawsuit.

Baker Botts L.L.P.

Baker Botts (UK) LLP is widely recognized for its unique approach, which brings together a team of specialists with diverse perspectives to carefully evaluate and formulate strategies. The firm has a nationwide practice that covers a broad range of commercial disputes, including but not limited to breaches of contract and fiduciary duty, fraud, unfair competition, misappropriation of trade secrets, false advertising, product liability, and professional liability. Danny David , based in Houston, is frequently sought after in securities and shareholder cases, and he co-leads the group with Bridget Moore  in Washington DC. Richard Harper, based in New York, has expertise in representing technology, media, and telecommunications companies. Jessica Pulliam in Dallas is frequently called upon to defend lawsuits against public companies and their officers and directors, while Stephanie Cagniart , based in Austin, specializes in oil and gas matters and contract disputes.

Practice head(s):

Danny David; Bridget Moore

Other key lawyers:

Michael Calhoon; Richard Harper; Kevin Jacobs; Jessica Bateman Pulliam; Kevin Sadler; Stephanie Cagniart; Amy Hefley; Tom O’Brien; Harrison Rich; Doug Kubehl


‘Great service, nice people to work with, deep practice area knowledge.’

‘Standout partners Harrison Rich and Doug Kubehl. Both calm under pressure, easy to work with and technically excellent.’

‘Amy Hefley has been invaluable for our entity. Work product is exceptional, but her advice on how to proceed is why we choose Baker Botts every time we find ourselves in a dispute.’

‘The team that worked on my matters was extremely thorough in researching the legal issues and in developing the complex factual record of the cases and based upon that developed effective strategies for resolving the matters. One of the matters was large and one was small, but the team brought energy and insight to both matters.’

‘Tom O’Brien was the lead partner on my matters. Tom was energetic and insightful. He also was honest with us regarding the problems with our cases and helped us to be realistic in addressing the cases. Tom also was very effective as an advocate with the neutrals (mediators in our cases) and with opposing counsel. Tom was also very responsive and worked up the cases efficiently.’

‘Smart, dedicated, and resourceful.’

‘Richard Harper is meticulous in his preparation and a great problem solver.’

Key clients

Alta Power LLC

Assertio Therapeutics


Atmos Energy Corporation

Avangrid Texas Renewables, LLC

BMC Software, Inc.

Bristow FDBA ERA Group, Inc.

Brownsville GMS, Ltd.

C&S Wholesale Grocers

Calpine Corporation

Charles Schwab Corporation

Clearway Energy Group

Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC

Dairy Farmers of America

Dell Technologies

Deloitte Transactions and Business Analytics LLP

DXC Technology Company/ Computer Sciences Corporation

EDP Renewables

ENGIE North America, Inc.

Ernst & Young

Ford Motor Credit Company

Formula One World Championship Limited

Grant Thornton

Halliburton Company


Hough Distribution LLC

Hyper Wear Inc.

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Keurig Dr Pepper Inc.

Koch Energy Services


Liberty Media Corporation

Lovett Industrial

Lowe’s Companies

Lyft, Inc.

Murphy Oil Corporation

NRG Energy, Inc.


Seminole Electric Cooperative, Inc.

Skyline Renewables

Southwestern Energy

Sunnova Energy Corporation

Talen Energy Corporation

TPC Group, Inc.

Westlake Chemical Corporation


Dentons is a renowned law firm that boasts a diverse range of litigation specialties, including securities, antitrust, class action, finance and insurance, as well as government investigations and white-collar defense. It has also gained recognition for its exceptional international investment treaty arbitration practice. The team is led by Sandy Hauser in New York, who excels in the financial services industry. Natalie Spears in Chicago has extensive knowledge in the technology, media, and telecommunications sector, while Michael Duvall in Los Angeles is also considered a highly experienced trial lawyer.

Practice head(s):

Sandy Hauser

Other key lawyers:

Nathan Garroway; Natalie Spears; Justin Kattan; Michael Duvall; Kristen Rodriguez

Key clients


New York Stock Exchange LLC, NYSE Arca, Inc., and NYSE Chicago

City of Atlanta

Work highlights

  • Represented New York Stock Exchange LLC, NYSE Arca, Inc., and NYSE Chicago in a Section 10(b) market manipulation case against seven of the major US equities exchanges alleging that the exchanges’ provision of proprietary data feeds, colocation services, and “complex” order types allowed what plaintiffs call “high frequency trading” (HFT) firms to manipulate every equities trade in the US markets from 2009 through the present.
  • Defending Netflix and two individuals in a defamation lawsuit brought against over the critically acclaimed Netflix series When They See Us.
  • Represented the City of Atlanta in class certification concerning  claimed ownership of the former railroad property that now underlies the very popular and well-known public landmark, the Atlanta Beltline.

Dickinson Wright PLLC

With strong regional capabilities and market standing, Dickinson Wright PLLC caters to clients in the energy, financial services, and healthcare sectors. Their comprehensive team of lawyers handles a wide range of commercial disputes and is headed by Scott Knapp in Lansing and John Desmond in Reno. Scot Claus, based in Phoenix, brings expertise in civil, commercial, and real estate law, while Thomas McNeill in Detroit specializes in securities, antitrust, and banking disputes, among others. Other noteworthy litigators include Bennett Evan Cooper in Phoenix, Phillip DeRosier  in Detroit, and Austin-based John Nelson .

Practice head(s):

Scott Knapp; John Desmond; Brandon Hubbard; Kathryn Wood; Joshua Burgener; Brian Johnson; John Nelson

Other key lawyers:

James Martone


‘Strengths and capabilities include thorough approach to litigation, consistent and timely communication.’

‘Peter Webster and his team are proactive and we value their advocacy.’

‘I had a wonderful attorney handle and close my case.’

‘Very knowledgeable about matters of law, and had great prior experience with the similar problem that we faced.’

‘I have worked with multiple law firms over the years, and I found that the two attorneys we used were interested in the challenge we faced, and actually were concerned about the impact to us from a business perspective and from a personal perspective.’

‘Interactions with the team at DW were always wonderful. Every questions I had thoroughly answered, was never left feeling like I wasn’t sure of the path forward or what was coming next.’

‘James Martone was the stand out. He was my main POC for everything. Really understood how I was feeling and why, was able to make me feel like I had a team in my side of the ring.’

‘Responsiveness, thoroughness, experience.’

Key clients

Knowledge Services Inc. dba Guidesoft

Mechanism Ventures

McKenzie Properties

Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. and DairiConcepts, L.P.

Signify North America Corporation


Fifth Third Bank

City of El Paso

Professional Fighters League, LLC, f/k/a MMAX Investment Partners, Inc.

City of Boulder City

Work highlights

  • Representing co-founder of Mechanism Ventures, in an action against Taso Du Val, co-founder of Toptal, a global remote company that provides a freelancing platform.
  • Representing Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. and DairiConcepts, L.P. against 35 original individual complaints filed in Cincinnati, Ohio alleging that products DFA/DC provided to two plants contained diacetyl and other diketones that caused employees to contract severe lung issues.

DLA Piper LLP (US)

DLA Piper LLP (US) offers a diverse and geographically broad team, which is especially adept in handling class action lawsuits, privacy disputes relating to cutting-edge technologies, violations of contract and business disagreements, with many of the firm's key litigators offering expertise in areas such as antitrust law, product liability, and white-collar crime. Recent notable work includes defense of Walmart in a Covid-related dispute. Angela Agrusa , a seasoned litigator based in Los Angeles, co-heads the practice with John Hamill based in Chicago. Other highly regarded litigators include Isabelle Ord in San Francisco, Keara Gordon in New York and Christopher Young KC in San Diego.

Practice head(s):

Angela Agrusa; John Hamill

Other key lawyers:

Isabelle Ord; Keara Gordon; Christopher Young; Michael Hynes; Chris Campbell, Mary Gately


‘DLA have an exceptional group of technical specialists – lawyers who get themselves involved in the detail of the cases they run and who become genuine subject matter experts. The also work in a co-operative way – the important goal is the outcome, not the firm which gets credit for it. This co-operative approach is critical to producing excellent work on large matters.’

‘Chris Campbell and Mary Gately are both excellent. The have complimentary skill sets, but share a common set of values which are all about delivering excellent service to the client and working co-operatively.’

‘Its in depth knowledge of their cases, not only of their legal aspects but also of the facts and science around them.’

‘Mary Gately is technically excellent and is able to make the client feel comfortable. She provides direct and excellent feedback.’

‘Angela Agrusa is a spectacular litigator. She is strategic and always has an eye to endgame and what’s best for her clients. I can highly recommend her.’

‘High level partner engagement and excellent communication skills with the client. Legal advice is strategic and aligned with business goals.’

‘Michael Hynes – practical, dedicated, and provides clear and easy to understand communications.’

Key clients

Danone NA

Nurture, Inc. (wholly owned subsidiary of Danone NA)

Walmart Inc.

T-Mobile (USA), Inc.

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc.

G6 Hospitality LLC (Motel 6)

The Clorox Company

Buffalo Wild Wings

Just Brands USA, Inc.

TTE Technology, Inc. dba TCL North America


Smith and Wesson

Giddings Fruit S.A.

Jet Sports

S. Fer International, Inc. d/b/a Salvatore Ferragamo

Jan-Pro Franchising International

Jet Set Sports, LLC d/b/a CoSport

The NRA Foundation, Inc.

Sisters of St. Joseph of The Third Order of St. Francis, Inc.

Efstratios Tsintolas

Nashville Soccer Club

Inteliquent, Inc.

Sterling Bay Companies LLC

Trustmark Corporation/CoreSource

Chapter 7 Trustee, Jonathan D. King

Subway (DAL)

Sky Zone Franchise Group, LLC


Chicago Fire Soccer Club

Deere & Company

New York University


Applied Underwriters, Inc.

Iberia Airlines




Blue Diamond Growers

British Airways

Transamerica Retirement Solutions

Work highlights

  • Represented Walmart in a lawsuit filed in federal court in California by two warehouse companies who accused a supplier and Walmart of abandoning millions of units of a disinfectant wipe’s product supplied during COVID-19 without payment of storage fees.

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Sought out by clients for ‘best results in substantial, high profile, and complex US and international litigation matters’, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP‘s multidisciplinary practice is particular strong in cross-border litigation in the US, and is recommended for its expertise on multiple international jurisdictions. ‘Stand-out individual’ Scott Eisman is well-versed in representing financial institutions and corporations in securities and shareholder litigation. With a focus on international arbitration and the enforcement of arbitral awards, associate and ‘future star’ Paige von Mehren is described by clients as ‘poised, strategic, thoughtful and articulate’. Tim Harkness and David Livshiz are also recommended. Timothy Howard joined the practice in April 2022 from the United States Attorney’s office for the Southern District of New York. All mentioned lawyers are based in New York.

Other key lawyers:

Elliot Friedman; Paige von Mehren; Sam Prevatt; Adam Siegel; David Livshiz; Tim Harkness


‘Scott Eisman is a stand-out individual at Freshfields and is the reason I’d go to the firm again.’

‘We turn to Freshfields for substantial, high profile, and complex US and international litigation matters. They are creative thinkers and are focused on getting the best results for their clients. The contractual arbitration they handled for me was a substantial dispute that threatened to significantly impair one of our key businesses, with an aggressive adversary. It had the attention of the board and senior management. Freshfields came in and managed the case exceptionally well. They managed to give comfort to me and the rest of the senior leadership team while developing a litigation strategy that was successfully presented at trial.’

 ‘This team is at their best when the stakes are high, and the matter is complex. Ultimately, when I think of Freshfields, I compare them against leading US litigation firms with whom I have worked before and for complex commercial disputes, I will take Freshfields every time.’

‘David Livshiz is my go-to person for critical litigation matters. He is in it to win it, and gets the job done. He offers a rare package of an unparalleled breadth of knowledge with the ability to leverage an extensive network, no matter what the issue. Moreover, he is responsive, thoughtful, and commercial – understanding the commercial realities in which we operate.

‘I have also worked with Elliot Friedman, who is an expert in arbitration and commercial disputes, and a fantastic writer. I have worked on white collar matters with Adam Siegel, who is excellent—very smart and with exceptional poise and judgment.’

‘Paige von Mehren is a future star – smart and thorough.’

‘This team is simply phenomenal. They are smart, strategic, responsive, thorough and practical. They are excellent advocates, not only in their written work but in their oral advocacy. I always feel extremely confident when they are handling a matter for us.’

‘David Livshiz is tremendous. He is always thinking strategically and thinking two or three steps ahead, which he is able to do because he really understands our business. He is also incredibly responsive. Elliot Friedman is a tremendous oral advocate and strategist. Paige Von Mehren is an associate but I thought she was a junior partner when I first started working with her; she’s just so poised, strategic, thoughtful and articulate. Sam Prevatt is amazing with this attention to detail and ability to keep major projects with lots of moving parts going in the right direction.’

Key clients

MTN Group Ltd.

MTN (Dubai) Ltd.

MTN Afghanistan;

Former executives of MTN Group Ltd.

Clairvest Group

Goldman Sachs

Fortress Investment Group

Spectrum Group Management

West Face Capital

Northleaf Capital, PFCF, LLC

London Stock Exchange Group PLC

FTSE International Ltd

Frank Russell Company

Palantir Technologies Inc.

PepsiCo, Inc.

Bottling Group LLC

Air Products and Chemicals

Texaco Nigeria Outer Shelf Limited

Statoil (Nigeria) Limited

OIM Capital LLC

Tensyr Limited

Esso Exploration and Production Nigeria Limited

Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company


Lightning eMotors

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P.

Work highlights

  • Representing MTN Group in a high-profile lawsuits brought in the District of Columbia and the Eastern District of New York under the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA).
  • Representing Air Products and Chemicals in a cross-border shareholder lawsuit asserting claims of breach of contract, tortious interference, conversion, and breach of fiduciary duty arising from a dispute over an $8bn joint venture in Saudi Arabia.
  • Representing Clairvest GP Manageco Inc. and a consortium of sellers in defeating claims filed by Caesars Entertainment Corp., one of the largest owners and operators of casinos and resorts across the US.

Friedman Kaplan Seiler Adelman & Robbins LLP

Friedman Kaplan Seiler Adelman & Robbins LLP represents clients across a wide range of industries including energy, finance, real estate, hospitality, media, consumer products, healthcare, and insurance, handling contract disputes, fraud cases, and business torts, and many of its attorneys have additional expertise in various contentious matters. Eric Seiler has a long history of handling both jury and non-jury trials and arbitrations, while Edward Friedman also deals with unique cases. The practice is led by Anne Beaumont, Mala Ahuja Harker, Jason Rubinstein, and Jeffrey Wang. Litigator John Orsini is highly recommended by his clients.

Practice head(s):

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

Other key lawyers:

Edward Friedman; Lawrence Robbins; Stan Chiueh; Elizabeth Bierut; David Ranzenhofer


‘The FKSA team has demonstrated impressive breadth in the types of matters they have effectively handled for us. What sets them apart is their practical approach, grounded in their deep understanding of our business and our company. On top of this, they add the intelligence and thoroughness you’d expect of the top-notch firm that they are; plus, they bring creative solutions to thorny problems. All of this makes them not just our go-to litigators but also our go-to advisors on tricky legal issues.’

‘Eric Seiler has an unparalleled ability to cut through complicated factual and legal issues, focus everyone on the core questions that really matter, and propose creative and pragmatic solutions.

‘Andrew Englander is one of the outside lawyers I spoke with most, because he makes it his business to know our business, to guide us through issues, and to find solutions that are consistent with our business objectives. And he does it with such thoroughness that I never have to worry he has missed something or failed to think through something fully.’

‘We are not an easy client to work with — we move quickly and often provide new information in piecemeal bursts. This team is very nimble — they digest new information quickly and incorporate it into our strategy. They have a very strong analytical team that is not afraid to dive into technically complex matters and their attention to detail inspires confidence.’

‘Steve Pesner and Stan Chiueh are both stand out partners. Steve has an incredible breadth of experience, amazing instincts, and is the rare litigator who is inclined to find the fastest path to a good outcome rather than just to dig in fight blindly. Stan has incredible attention to detail and know the matters he works on inside and out, his encyclopedic knowledge of the facts makes him able to predict the future better than almost anyone and a huge strategic asset.’

‘Extremely fast and clear communication. John Orsini specifically is very quick on reply. Able to hop on calls, reply on emails. The time billed is time very efficiently used. They do not stack unnecessary people on calls to add-on billable hours. Typically work with one person on a matter, done efficiently and effectively.’

‘John Orsini – for one he is nice, actually enjoys his work. Enjoys helping others. Will listen. Gives clear guidance. Looks to solve things as efficiently as possible. Fast communication and not overly communicative in order to bill more. Understands the legal aspect is not my core business focus, so ensures it is not a source of time suck more than it has to for me.’

‘Seasoned, experienced litigators that provide commercially-oriented and actionable advice.’

Key clients

Allianz Risk Management

Altamarea Group

Apollo Global Management

Armstrong Flooring, Inc.

Athene Holding Ltd.

Better Holdco, Inc.

Nine West Holdings, Inc. Litigation Trust

Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Altera Infrastructure L.P.

Official Stanford Investors Committee

PAVmed Inc

Phoenix Real Estate Solutions, Ltd.

Signature Bank

Sony Corporation of America

Goldman Ismail Tomaselli Brennan & Baum LLP

Chicago-based boutique litigation firm Goldman Ismail Tomaselli Brennan & Baum LLP is retained by numerous Fortune 500 and multinational corporates, in handling business-to-business disputes, as well as a wide range of legal cases including product liability, mass torts, class actions, antitrust, and intellectual property. Recent notable work includes their representation of Apple and 3M. Tarek Ismail leads with extensive experience in the pharmaceutical industry. Shayna Cook is knowledgeable in product liability cases, while Alan Littman specializes in intellectual property proceedings.

Practice head(s):

Tarek Ismail

Other key lawyers:

Shayna Cook; Alan Littman; Edward Dumoulin; Laura Sexton


‘Global, not hourly billing was a godsend.’

‘The team of 12 that I worked with were a cohesive and wonderfully cooperative team.’

‘Alan Littman was among the smartest, most honorable and ethical attorney I have worked with in my 40 years’ experience working with attorneys.’

‘Goldman Ismail lawyers are smart, creative, and hardworking. They also are great communicators— both with clients and with courts. Their responsiveness to busy clients also sets them apart.’

‘Jennifer Greenblatt is a great team leader. Her deep knowledge and agile mind stand out. New and newer partners Ed Dumoulin and Laura Sexton are also great.’

Key clients

Merck & Co., Inc.; Merck Sharp & Dohme LLC; 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.

K&L Gates LLP

K&L Gates represents clients in a broad range of disputes, including securities, business torts, bankruptcy, banking, antitrust, white-collar crime, class actions, employment litigation, and intellectual property litigation, among others. With robust regional strengths, the firm serves both national and international companies from a variety of industries, including software and electronics, financial services, pharma, manufacturing, construction, food and beverage, and entertainment. Melissa Tea and Jeffrey Patterson lead the firm’s litigation arm from Pittsburgh and Boston respectively. Seattle-based Pallavi Mehta Wahi specializes in corporate and technology-related disputes, while Thomas Birsic in Pittsburgh focuses on class actions, business disputes, environmental and toxic torts, and shareholder disputes. The team also consists of Thomas Holt in Boston, Artoush Varshosaz in Dallas, and Joseph Welborn and Beau Creson in Nashville.

Practice head(s):

Melissa Tea; Jeffrey Patterson

Other key lawyers:

Pallavi Mehta Wahi; Thomas Birsic; Thomas Holt; Artoush Varshosa; Joseph Welborn; Beau Creson; Erin Polly; Jason Callen


‘The team I work with is very smart, superb at trial and superb at negotiation. They can handle anything you throw at them.’

‘Erin Polly, Joe Welborn – comfortable with any work you provide; fiercely loyal to the client; top notch in negotiation and trials.

‘Jason Callen – also fiercely loyal, but more accustomed to his work on transactions and appellate analysis.’

‘We worked together on a huge claim which called for a large legal team to be assembled. K&L Gates brought together a team of people with diverse skills but who integrated seamlessly with one another and provided a great exemplar of what a team can do when everyone unites in a common purpose. It is the best legal team I have ever worked with in a professional career spanning nearly forty years.’

‘Thomas Holt – An extraordinarily talented and erudite man who stands out as one of the US’s finest lawyers.’

Key clients

PPG Industries, Inc.

United States Steel Corporation

Fiserv, Inc.

Kettle Cuisine LLC

Quest Software

Safe Step Walk-In Tub Company

Dean Chase and D.F. Chase, Inc.

Draken International, LLC

Koss Corporation

Work highlights

  • Represents PPG Industries as national coordinating counsel for the company’s nationwide asbestos liabilities.
  • Represents US Steel as national coordinating counsel for the company’s nationwide toxic tort liabilities.
  • Represented Kettle Cuisine in its defence of a lawsuit filed by the Campbell Soup Supply Company for breach of a co-manufacturing agreement.

Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP

New York-based Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP handle a steady stream of work from asset managers, hedge funds and private equity firms, also representing pharma, real estate and energy companies, as well as high net worth individuals. Marc Kasowitz leads a broadly experienced team of litigators: Sheron Korpus boasts over deep experience in the field, Jennifer Recine is noted by clients as highly effective, while Paul Burgo  and Kenneth R. David  both have extensive knowledge in corporate governance, commercial law, and securities law. UK qualified Rob Rathmell joined the firm’s Washington DC office in July 2022 from Serle Court, along with internationally experienced Jason Short in New York, who arrived in August 2022 from Kobre & Kim.

Practice head(s):

Marc Kasowitz

Other key lawyers:

Sheron Korpus; Jennifer Recine; Paul Burgo; Kenneth R. David; Robin Rathmell; Jason Short


‘Depth of commitment and energy.’

‘I have observed Jennifer Recine in action in two unrelated real estate litigations. She is smart, creative, energetic and effective. Her true-to-herself style works in the courtroom.’

‘Kasowitz is very strong in litigation. The firm can also handle many cases that others can’t as they do not have conflicts with the banks.’

‘Sheron Korpus is the partner we work with. Sheron is very strategic in his approach and has gotten excellent results for us.’

Key clients

BD Hotels and Chelsea Hotel Owner LLC

Carl Icahn

Davidson Kempner Asset Management

Douglas Elliman Realty

Federal Housing Finance Agency

Harbinger Capital

JDS Development Group


Liggett Group

Mahindra and Mahindra

Maverick Real Estate Partners


MDC Energy

SL Green Realty

State of Hawaii

Tapestry (formerly Coach)

Teva Pharmaceuticals

TPG Capital

Waterfall Asset Management

XPO Logistics

Yellow f/k/a YRC Freight

Work highlights

  • Representing SL Green Realty in winning a $185 million arbitration award against HNA Group (International) Company Limited, part of Chinese conglomerate HNA Group, relating to SL Green’s $148 million equity investment in 245 Park Avenue, a marquee office tower in New York City.
  • Represented Teva Pharmaceuticals and its directors and officers, negotiating with class counsel a $420 million all-cash settlement to resolve one of the nation’s largest pending securities class actions.

MoloLamken LLP

Litigation boutique MoloLamken LLP is frequently sought out by corporations, hedge funds, private equity firms, investors, inventors, executives, and sovereign entities for a wide range of contentious matters. The firm represents both the plaintiff and defendant, handling business litigation and arbitration, intellectual property litigation, and defense and investigations in white-collar crime. Steven Molo leads from the New York office and is actively involved in several high-volume disputes. Robert Kry in Washington DC provides counsel on topics such as sovereign immunity, arbitration, and the enforcement of arbitral awards. Megan Cunniff Church in Chicago and Justin Ellis in New York are also core members of the team.

Practice head(s):

Steven Molo

Other key lawyers:

Robert Kry; Megan Cunniff Church; Justin Ellis


‘Highly dedicated, committed, professional and excellent in attending to our case in all respects.’

‘Extremely knowledgeable and available at all times.’

‘The team is lean and efficient. The more junior members of the team are very experienced and knowledgeable. Molo came in to replace another firm and the quality of the lawyering has vastly improved since Molo took the lead in the matter.’

‘Sara Margolis is a rising star in commercial litigation. She is in the weeds on the details and highly strategic and analytical, but also commercial and practical. She is very good with breaking down complex legal issues to explain to clients. Steve Molo dazzles and it is clear that although the more junior members of the team handle the day to day, Steve is involved and weighing in on all key strategic points.’

‘What is unique is the fact that there is no deadweight at MoloLamken. At every level, the firm ensures it has the best of the best talent.’

‘Nearly everyone has clerked or has significant courtroom experience doing oral arguments and trials. If a junior associate hasn’t had trial experience, the senior leadership of the firm ensures that they get the requisite training and soon thereafter sends them to court to do arguments and trials.’

‘Steve is a first rate trial lawyer. He can match up with anyone.’

‘I almost invariably work with Steve himself. He is the class of the firm. I find him high quality, engaging and easy to work with.’

Key clients

Anywhere Real Estate (f/k/a Realogy Holdings Corp.)


Special Litigation Committee for Twitter’s Board of Directors

Indeck Energy Services, Inc.

The Silverfern Group

First Choice Federal Credit Union

Wagner Aeronautical, Inc.; Mammoth Freighters LLC; William Wagner; William Tarpley

Purolite Corporation

The Gap, Inc.

EEA Life Settlements, Inc.

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

Contrarian Capital Management LLC

Work highlights

  • Representing Anywhere Real Estate in an antitrust class action brought against the National Association of Realtors and the country’s largest real-estate brokerage firms
  • Advised Special Litigation Committee for Twitter’s Board of Directors in conducting investigation into allegations the Board breached fiduciary duties by entering a settlement to avoid a high-profile proxy contest

Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright has a nationwide practice that serves a diverse range of clients, including those from the financial services, energy, infrastructure, mining and commodities, transport, technology, and life sciences industries. The nationwide disputes team is headed by Richard Krumholz in Dallas and key litigator Robin Adelstein, who splits her time between Washington DC and New York. Marc Collier in Austin is a go-to for litigation and appeals, while Layne Kruse in Houston and Washington DC focuses on antitrust and business litigation. The commercial litigation practice is co-led by Thomas McCormack  in New York and Andrew Price in Houston.

Practice head(s):

Richard Krumholz; Robin Adelstein; Andrew Price

Other key lawyers:

Marc Collie; Layne Kruse; Thomas McCormack

Key clients

Qualcomm Incorporated

Phillips 66

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (now known as Bausch Health Americas, Inc., a subsidiary of Bausch Health Companies, Inc.)

AMC Theatres

Cinemark USA, Inc.

Southwest Airlines Co.

Farmers Insurance

Office of the Attorney General of Texas

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company, Ltd. (and affiliates/subsidiaries) and Eli Lilly and Company

Waste Management of Texas, Inc.

Texas Children’s Health Plan, Inc.

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

Apollo Endosurgery, Inc.

Arbor Pharmaceuticals, LLC

3M Company

CPS Energy

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


Brinker International, Inc.

Work highlights

  • Advising Qualcomm Incorporated on global IP and competition matters, with a particular emphasis on technology, FRAND, and patent licensing issues.
  • Representing Southwest in a widely-publicized federal putative class action claiming Boeing and Southwest colluded to mislead the public, press, and FAA regarding alleged defects with Boeing 737MAX aircraft, violating the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act (“RICO”) and thereby inflating passengers’ ticket prices.
  • 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 fields a well-regarded team highly sought after by private equity firms and their portfolio companies, financial institutions, and investment management companies. The firm also regularly works with corporations in industries such as life sciences, TMT, consumer goods, and retail, among others, and is able to draw upon strong regulatory expertise across diverse industries. The team is led by Jeffrey Bushofsky in Chicago and Daniel McCaughey in Boston, handling a diverse range of commercial disputes, class actions, and corporate governance issues, as well as displaying strong capabilities in alternative dispute resolution settings.

Practice head(s):

Jeffrey Bushofsky; Daniel McCaughey

Key clients

Albertson’s Companies, Inc.

Apax Partners, LLP and affiliates

Bain Capital Ventures and Activate Venture Partners

Belvedere Capital

Defense group of institutional investor and mangers, including Fidelity, Blackrock and Vanguard

Goldman Sachs Affiliate AMLQ Holdings (Cay), Ltd.

Google Inc.


H.I.G. Capital, LLC

Invesco, Ltd.

Lazer Spot, Inc.

Morgan Stanley

Schroders plc

Smedvig Capital Ltd.

State Street Bank and Trust Company and Currenex, Inc.

Tiptree, Inc. and Stefanos Kasselakis

Walgreen Co.

Work highlights

  • Representing an affiliate of Invesco in the Southern District of New York, in a dispute arising from an earn-out dispute under an acquisition agreement.
  • Represented Morgan Stanley in a qui tam action under the Florida False Claims Act brought by a former municipal bond trader on behalf of the State of Florida against UBS, Morgan Stanley, Citi, JPM, and RBC.
  • Secured a favorable verdict in favor of the founder of one of the nation’s leading home health and hospice businesses.

Bracewell LLP

Bracewell LLP is home to litigators who represent significant individuals, small businesses, mid-sized companies, and national and multinational corporations across an assortment of sectors. The litigation team also assists clients at all stages of trail, and is well-equipped to oversee arbitration, mediation, and other alternative-dispute resolutions. Stephen Crain leads the department and is often engaged in matters pertaining to the energy industry, and advises commodity traders, developers and producers, and suppliers. Bradley Benoit is proficient in bankruptcy mandates, and assists clients in the oil and gas, power and pipeline industries. Stephen Benesh works from Austinand  is routinely engaged in business and security litigation in addition to commercial disputes, while Christopher Dodson is also a name to note. All mentioned individuals are located in Houston, unless stated otherwise.

Practice head(s):

Stephen Crain

Other key lawyers:

Bradley Benoit; Stephen Benesh; Christopher Dodson


‘Great teamwork with broad network of excellent internal and external resources.’

‘Efficient and practical. Lots of experienced professionals to help you prepare for what’s around the next corner.’

‘Very respectful, strategic. True partners that want to collaboratively solve issues rather than focus on how to prolong billing of clients like other firms.’

‘Sean Gorman: Super intelligent while being humble and pragmatic. Quickly assesses issues without belaboring discussions. High integrity!’

‘The team of commercial trial lawyers at Bracewell is both deep and wide, in that they can quickly assemble a team to handle the largest of disputes.’

‘Sean Gorman is my favorite. His intellect is huge, his record of accomplishments is large, and he is (despite his seniority) always eager to learn.’

‘Exceptional! And no other firm compares!’

‘Chris Dodson is an outstanding trial lawyer!’

Key clients

Apache Corporation

Bloomberg, L.P.

BMC Software, Inc.

Cheniere Energy, Inc.

Foro Energy, Inc.

Hilcorp Energy Company

Khan Funds Management America, Inc.

Kinder Morgan, Inc.

Manti Equity Partners, L.P.

The Bank of New York Mellon

The City of Houston, Texas

The John M. O’Quinn Foundation

Work highlights

  • Represented BMC Software, Inc. in its lawsuit against IBM for fraudulently inducing and then violating a software licensing agreement.
  • Representing Foro Energy Inc. in Vita International, Inc. v. Foro Energy, Inc. et al.
  • Representing Khan Funds Management America, Inc. and its principal as plaintiffs, alleging that defendants engaged in a scheme to steal technology from companies in the United States for use in China.

Cohen & Gresser LLP

Routinely overseeing domestic and cross-border disputes, Cohen & Gresser LLP’s client roster spans across numerous sectors, including cryptocurrency, energy, government, and technology. The team is also particularly adept in bet-the-company litigation, contract disputes, fraud, and is thoroughly knowledgeable of the financial services sector. Mark Cohen is an established trial lawyer who co-leads the team alongside Lawrence Gresser who is often engaged in class action disputes including consumer class actions, securities, and antitrust, securities litigation and arbitration and international arbitration. S Gale Dick assists clients across a spectrum of practice areas including commercial disputes and criminal enforcement issues, while Daniel Tabak advises clients on bankruptcy litigation, internal investigations, and regulatory enforcement. Douglas Pepe is well-versed in multiparty disputes, and routinely defends significant law firms in legal malpractice cases, and blockchain law. All mentioned individuals are located in New York.

Practice head(s):

Mark Cohen; Lawrence Gresser

Other key lawyers:

S Gale Dick; Daniel Tabak; Douglas Pepe


High end speciality practice handling credit bankruptcy related litigation as well as top of the line crypto currency practice and legal malpractice at its most complicated and dangerous.

Doug Pepe is a lawyer’s lawyer. The best law firms in the country turn to Doug when facing systemic and sensitive risks to their firms.’

Key clients

Ben & Jerry’s

Goldman Sachs & Co.

Fidelity Brokerage Services

Alliance Health Associates

Work highlights

  • Representing Ben & Jerry’s Homemade, Inc. in a federal action in the Southern District of New York against Ben & Jerry’s sole shareholder, Conopco, Inc., and its ultimate corporate parent, Unilever PLC.

Eversheds Sutherland

Eversheds Sutherland is renowned for its antitrust litigation expertise, also working prolifically with clients on cross-border disputes throughout Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East and the US. Rocco Testani represents state and local government officials in school finance mandates, including education funding and adequacy litigation. New York's Kymberly Kochis has great experience and advises significant national insurance companies in corporate governance solutions, legal risks, and represents insurers opposing class action litigation. Amelia Toy Rudolph is an experienced trail lawyer who focuses on accounting and financial issues, while Patricia Gorham is adept in accounting liability, antitrust litigation, and internal investigations. Thomas Curvin  assists law firms in professional liability, and David Baay in Houston advises clients in the energy and natural resources industry in commercial and contentious disputes. Also in Houston, Jack Massey is thoroughly experienced in investigating disasters and frauds. Lawyers are in Atlanta unless otherwise stated.

Practice head(s):

Rocco Testani; Kymberly Kochis; Amelia Toy Rudolph; Patricia Gorham; Thomas Curvin; David Baay

Other key lawyers:

Jack Massey


‘The experience, deep bench, and availability of an expert team really sets this team apart.’

‘The effort to learning our business, understanding and meeting our objectives, and the expertise and agility of the individuals we work with makes them our best choice for all things.’

‘The Eversheds Sutherland team has a relatively strong and deep bench experienced with commercial and auditor liability matters.’

‘Amelia (Amy) Rudolph is an experienced advocate who is quite familiar with accounting and auditing issues. She is also calm under pressure.’

‘Eversheds Southerland has bright lawyers who think strategically and consider the commercial drivers behind litigation. They work efficiently and are especially strong in proposing alternative fee structures.’

‘Jack Massey is a strategic thinker, effective courtroom advocate and great writer.’

Key clients

Central Electric Power Cooperative

East River Electric Power Cooperative

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP‘s ‘extremely experienced and knowledgeable team’ is led by James Wareham  in Washington DC, and offers a particular strong real estate litigation practice. Praised as ‘one of the best real estate litigators in NYC’Matthew Parrott leads the firm’s real estate litigation practice, along with Janice Mac Avoy, who is well-versed in complex commercial landlord tenant disputes and commercial fair market rent arbitration. Noted for his experience in regulatory enforcement, tax litigation and class actions, David Morris is sought out by clients from a range of sectors, including metals, aerospace, hospitality, investment advisory and private equity. All mentioned lawyers are based in New York, unless stated otherwise.


Practice head(s):

James Wareham

Other key lawyers:

Matthew Parrott; David Morris


‘David Morris stands out for being just as sharp as he is kind. A true pleasure to work with!’

‘The team is extremely experienced and knowledgeable and not afraid to get aggressive when needed.’

‘Matthew Parrott is one of the best real estate litigators in NYC. He is smart, gives thoughtful advice and his litigation strategy is exceptional.’

Key clients

Deutsche Bank

New York State Department of Health

New York Blood Center


Howard Hughes Corp.

Yellowstone Real Estate Investments

Witkoff Group

Malayan Banking Berhad


Work highlights

  • Represented Deutsche Bank in an appeal arising from the settlement of litigation in New Mexico state court relating to alleged “pay to play” practices involving investments made by the New Mexico Educational Retirement Board.
  • Represented New York Blood Center in an Article 78 litigation challenging the rezoning and redevelopment of its headquarters at 310 East 67th Street, known as Center East.
  • Represented Permira affiliates in connection with a long-running dispute with Zeta Interactive Corp. before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit arising from a major eBay-related transaction.

Glaser Weil Fink Howard Avchen & Shapiro LLP

Glaser Weil Fink Howard Jordan & Shapiro LLP‘s ‘outstanding’ team is recommended for its expertise in First Amendment law, securities litigation, crisis management and response, class actions, and employment law, and offers particular strength in defamation and entertainment litigation. Patricia Glaser heads the litigation department, with her expertise extending to intellectual property, real estate, entertainment, banking, and securities disputes. Chair of the employment department Kerry Garvis Wright has a proven track record of handling entertainment and employment law disputes, while ‘exemplary lawyer’ and co-head Andrew Baum is well-versed in handling a range of disputes, including construction and white-collar crime matters. Emil Petrossian joined the practice in July 2022 from Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP. All mentioned lawyers are based in Los Angeles.

Practice head(s):

Patricia Glaser; Andrew Baum; Kerry Garvis Wright

Other key lawyers:

Emil Petrossian; Elias Dabaie; Gali Grant; Rob Lee


‘This practice is outstanding and deserves 10 stars for their productivity, professionalism, capability, and in my opinion, they are the only choice for legal matters. I feel very fortunate to be a client.’

‘I worked with Andrew Baum, and I cannot say enough kind words about him. He is not only an exemplary lawyer, but he is an extraordinary human being. He is patient, kind, knowledgeable, competent, empathic, and just an all-around wonderful person. Any potential client would be very fortunate to have him sit at their side of the table. I developed a true admiration for all that he does to achieve and maximize results for the clients he is representing.’

‘The people that we work with at the firm are very professional, knowledgeable, courteous, and easy to work with.’

Key clients

AEG Holdings LLC

CoreVest American Finance Lender LLC

Guess?, Inc. Board of Directors

PaeDae Inc., dba Gimbal, (now Infillion)

M. Arthur Gensler Jr. & Associates, Inc.

Merlone Geier Partners


Steve Schmidt

The Gores Group, LLC

Team Lemieux and Lemieux Group, L.P.

Work highlights

  • Represented the co-founder of American clothier, Guess?, Inc., and other current and former members of the Board of Directors of Guess?, Inc., who were sued by two Jane Doe plaintiffs for allegedly “aiding and abetting” the alleged sexual harassment of Guess?, Inc. CEO Paul Marciano.
  • Representing Steve Schmidt, former Republican strategist, and the co-founder of The Lincoln Project (TLP) in connection with his claims of defamation against various news publications and outlets, including The New York Times, The Associated Press, and The Daily Beast.
  • Representing The Lemieux Group, a partnership that owns and operates the Pittsburgh Penguins NHL franchise, in connection with its sale of a controlling interest to the Fenway Sports Group, which was contested with a (rejected) buy-out demand and subsequent lawsuit from another party seeking to invalidate the transaction.


Often working in conjunction with the firm’s financial services departments on litigation and transactional matters, Katten regularly works with public and private companies across a spectrum of industries and is led by David Crichlow, who frequently acts as lead trial counsel on bankruptcy, class action and commercial litigation. Anthony Paccione has assisted domestic and foreign banks, Fortune 500 companies and hedge funds in commercial and securities litigation. Chicago's Peter Wilson advises financial services firms and public companies in criminal investigations and regulatory inquiries. Sarah Weber splits her time between Chicago and New York and served as a litigator for financial services clients, and has also represented clients in internal investigations, regulatory and enforcement proceedings, and white-collar criminal matters. Geoffrey Young joined the team from Reed Smith LLP in March 2022. All mentioned individuals are located in New York, unless stated otherwise.

Practice head(s):

David Crichlow

Other key lawyers:

Anthony Paccione; Peter Wilson; Sarah Weber; Geoffrey Young

Key clients

BMO Capital Markets Corp.

Brown Legacy Group

Mr. David’s Flooring International

Charles Schwab & Co.

Nahla Capital


RedRidge Finance Group, LLC

RedRidge Lender Services, LLC

Randolph Abrahams

Republic Tobacco

Syndicate of underwriters for Patriot National

TD Ameritrade, Inc. and TD Ameritrade Futures & Forex


UMB Bank

Wolfspeed, Inc.

Work highlights

  • Represented Praxair as lead trial lawyer at its four-week jury trial defending a claim brought by Huntsman Corporation for alleged lost profits related to Praxair’s purported failure to meet raw material supply obligations over a 10-year period pursuant to a 40-plus year industrial gas supply agreement.
  • Represented UMB Bank as the Trustee’s counsel in a $9bn claim against Bristol Meyers Squibb, on behalf of certain contingent value rights (CVR) holders in their claim for breach of a contingent value rights agreement, and for unjust enrichment.
  • Represented UBS in litigation against an annuity provider seeking compensation for unpaid trail commission payments.

Linklaters LLP

Linklaters LLP routinely represents business leaders, foreign governments and international companies in criminal prosecutions, domestic and international lawsuits, and government investigations. Adam Lurie leads the team from Washington DC and can call upon his experience in all three branches of the U.S. government, frequently serving as counsel on arbitration, civil, corporate governance, and regulatory matters. Douglas Tween is experienced in defending individuals and companies in cross-border regulatory and white-collar criminal investigations, while Brenda DiLuigi oversees corporate internal investigations and represents public companies and individuals in investigations from government enforcement agencies. James Warnot is particularly focused on financial services issues, including banking and securities litigation, M&A litigation, and fraud cases. Associate Michael Pilcher and counsel Patrick Ashby are also noted. All mentioned individuals are based in New York, unless stated otherwise.

Practice head(s):

Adam Lurie

Other key lawyers:

Douglas Tween; Brenda DiLuigi; James Warnot; Michael Pilcher; Patrick Ashby


‘Linklaters is very responsive to client needs and concerns. They are also quite practical in analyzing complicated issues.’

‘In the UK, Sarina Williams has particular expertise before the CAT and has been invaluable in that regard. Patrick Ashby, as the lead associate on the US side, has provided remarkable continuity over the years and effectively functions as a junior partner.’

Key clients

Société Générale

Strides Pharma, Inc.

TDK Electronics

Polycarbon Industries, Inc.

State Street

Kelkoo Group


Credit Suisse

NatWest Bank

Mike Perfetto

China Construction Bank


Air France/KLM

Rooibos Limited

Exactech, Inc.

Work highlights

  • Representing Société Générale in cross-border government investigations, as well as a follow-on MDL antitrust and CEA class action, indirect purchaser action, and opt-out action arising from allegations of foreign exchange manipulation.

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP has thorough expertise in the entertainment and media, financial services, health care, manufacturing, retail and transportation industries. The team is also well-equipped to assist an assortment of clients across various sectors in arbitration, litigation, and trials. Ronald Turovsky leads the California-based team and is well-versed in all stages of commercial litigation pertaining to trade secrets, unfair competition, and ERISA. Barry Lee is a standout commercial litigator who is experienced in jury and bench trails, he is also knowledgeable on a breadth of issues including antitrust and construction. Joanna Allen focuses on litigation matters for health plans, insurers, and numerous other managed care entities, while Kevin Dwight offers expertise across multiple sectors, including employment, financial services, and real estate.

Practice head(s):

Ronald Turovsky

Other key lawyers:

Barry Lee; Joanna Allen; Kevin Dwight

Key clients

Fremont Bank

N.R. Group, Inc.

The Ark Watch Foundation

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

Blue Shield of California

Health Net, Inc.,

Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. (“KFHP”)


Work highlights

  • Representing the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (Metropolitan) in a series of water rate and related challenges filed by the San Diego County Water Authority
  • Represented N.R. Group, Inc., in connection with a lawsuit against Webcor Construction, LP, d/b/a Webcor Builders and New Century Partners, LLC, alleging breach of contract, breach of implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, and unjust enrichment.
  • Representing Blue Shield of California in a long-running case involving a taxpayer’s attempt to force the state of California to tax health care service plans as if they were insurance companies. Under

McGuireWoods LLP

McGuireWoods LLP is particularly proficient in the energy, financial services, and white-collar sectors, as well as commercial litigation. Jonathan Blank in Charlotte focuses on the energy sector, in particular natural gas litigation, and has also litigated antitrust, construction, fraud and mineral rights cases. Robert Muckenfuss also works from Charlotte and focuses on business and financial services litigation and has advised significant financial institutions in a breadth of consumer related lawsuits, including nationwide mortgage litigation. Yasser Madriz is the managing partner of the team's Houston office and is an accomplished trial lawyer who is well-established in federal and state court litigation, as well as in arbitrations, with expertise in technology and IP disputes, trade secret theft, and unfair competition claims. Chicago's Amy Manning,  Cheryl Haas in Atlanta, and Diane Flannery in Richmond are also notable names.

Practice head(s):

Amy Manning; Jonathan Blank; Robert Muckenfuss; Cheryl Haas; Diane Flannery

Other key lawyers:

Yasser Madriz; Wolfgang McGavran; Sam Tarry; Mark Anderson


I believe that McGuire Woods excels at “outside the box” thinking and developing creative legal solutions. Additionally, their team is highly dedicated and responsive. Last but not least, they are open to alternative billing arrangements and working with the client to reduce costs.’

‘Sam Tarry and Mark Anderson – excellent litigators, friendly, passionate and dedicated to advance the client’s goals.’

Key clients

Tanner Pharma UK Limited; TannerGAP Inc

Cook County Sheriff’s Office

Fisher Auto Parts

Work highlights

  • Defended a complex $46 million plus multi-jurisdictional proceedings against Tanner Pharma UK and TannerGAP pursued by FS Medical Services regarding the sale of Coronavirus testing kits sourced from China to the DHSC.
  • Advised Cook County Sheriff’s Office in a reversal of class certification in a high profile Title VII class action for the Cook County Sheriff’s Office.
  • Advised Fisher Auto Parts in a closely watched case in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia alleging breach of contract, wrongful termination of contract, and unjust enrichment and conversion.

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP has a successful record in trials, and oversees commercial cases, complex technology disputes and a diverse range of other litigation matters. The department also frequently appears before US federal and state courts, as well as arbitrators, mediators and regulators. Deborah Baum works from Washington DC and leads Pillsbury’s Global Litigation Practice, and she is often engaged in matters pertaining to corporate, fiduciary and healthcare, in addition to real estate disputes. Dianne Sweeney in Silicon Valley is especially knowledgeable of joint venture and earnout disputes, antitrust and risk management assessment. New York-based former federal prosecutor Carolina Fornos has assisted on cases of bank and tax fraud, bribery and money laundering, and has represented clients in domestic and foreign breaches of contract suits and supply agreements.

Practice head(s):

Deborah Baum

Other key lawyers:

Dianne Sweeney; Carolina Forno; Eric Fishman; Anthony M. Guerino; David Jakopin


‘The firm provides very high quality support for high stakes litigation matters. The firm leverages its deep bench of high quality lawyers to develop effective litigations strategies through quickly gaining an understanding of the business and its litigation position.’

‘David Jakopin and Dianne Sweeney provide quality leadership for the firm’s litigation team. David Stanton provides deep knowledge of discovery management and related issues.’

‘While the Pillsbury team is known for being fierce litigators, we have found them to be very effective at settling commercial disputes without litigation. They have helped us negotiate and close several deals with major Fortune 50 corporations.’

‘Anthony M. Guerino has a unique understanding of our business combined with a natural ability to resolve legal issues amicably.’

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

JUUL Labs, Inc.


San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART)

Lyft/Bay Area Motivate (Lyft subsidiary)

Union Bank (MUFG)

Bombardier Aerospace Corporation, Bombardier Inc

Spirit Aerosystems

Strainz, Inc.,

Grupo Televisa

Zhongzhi Enterprise Group, et al


Sinclair Broadcast Group


Cross Border Transactions

United Biologics, LLC d/b/a United Allergy Services

Work highlights

  • Defending US Bank, Union Bank (MUFG), CIT, Silicon Valley Bank and East West Bank in a lender liability claim brought by national tech company, UNICOM, alleging the bank syndicate breached a significant credit facility when it did not fund what are alleged to be key strategic acquisitions by UNICOM.

Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP

Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP is frequently sought after by significant hedge and private equity funds, also representing finance industry clients, and has recently bolstered its activity in blockchain and cryptocurrency disputes. The practice also has a strong record in shareholder activism litigation and is extensively experienced in civil litigation in appellate, federal, and state courts. Co-head Gayle Klein in New York represents clients in breaches of fiduciary duty, business and bankruptcy litigation, theft of trade secrets and violations of non-competition agreements. Fellow New York based co-head Michael Swartz is particularly active in M&A, securities, and shareholder activist litigation, in addition to private investment fund disputes, while Peter White in Washington DC completes the leadership team and is a white-collar lawyer who has represented corporations and executives in False Claims Act and qui tam lawsuits, grandy jury and internal investigations, and shareholder class actions. William Gussman has a wealth of expertise in litigation surrounding Section 546(e) safe harbor in fraudulent transfer actions, while Taleah Jennings has a focus in fiduciary matters. All mentioned individuals are located in New York, unless stated otherwise.

Practice head(s):

Michael Swartz; Gayle Klein; Peter White

Other key lawyers:

William Gussman; Taleah Jennings

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


Empery Asset Management, LP

Eric Bischoff

Hamburg Commercial Bank AG

Pantera Capital

SpeedCast International Ltd.

Tulsa Race Massacre victims

Work highlights

  • Represendted Pantera Capital in a battle with another top cryptocurrency investment fund manager, Polychain Capital, securing a full victory.
  • Co-counsel on the ground-breaking lawsuit, Randle v. City of Tulsa et al.
  • Representing Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Financial Services against a Ponzi scheme suit brought by SureFire.

Sullivan & Worcester LLP

Sullivan & Worcester LLP‘s expertise in litigation extends to insurance coverage, trade finance, technology, and tax disputes. The boutique firm is jointly led by New York’s Gerry Silver and Patrick P Dinardo in Boston, with Dinardo having vast experience in trust, real estate, and insolvency-related matters before state and federal courts, and Silver focusing his practice on software, privacy, licensing, internet and IT disputes. In Boston, Laura Steinberg offers her knowledge on regulatory and  fiduciary matters in federal and state commercial litigation and arbitration to her domestic and international clients. Paul E. Summit  left the practice in October 2022.

Practice head(s):

Gerry Silver; Patrick Dinardo

Other key lawyers:

Laura Steinberg

Key clients

Descendants of Jewish art dealers

Comcast Corporation

Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Belveron Real Estate Partners LLC

Dominion Capital LLC

Oracle USA, Inc., Oracle America, Inc., Microsoft Licensing GP and Hologic, Inc.

European Collectibles, Inc.


Clarity Services Group LLC

Elemento Ltd

LogicMark, Inc.

Work highlights

  • Representing Oracle USA, Inc., Oracle America, Inc., Microsoft Licensing GP and Hologic Inc. in a ruling by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court in the client’s favor; at issue was whether taxpayers have a standalone right to apportion tax on sales of software purchased for use in multiple states via Massachusetts’ abatement procedures.

Vinson & Elkins LLP

Vinson & Elkins LLP represents clients across a plethora of industries, including energy, financial institutions, pharmaceuticals, in addition to tech. The team is also home to experienced trial lawyers who have appeared before administrative agencies and in arbitration and mediation, and appellate lawyers who have appeared before the U.S. Supreme Court. Christopher Duffy in New York is adept in representing large financial institutions and focuses on commercial appeals, arbitrations, and trials as well as government investigations. Christopher Popov in Houston has litigated numerous cases pertaining to antitrust, environment, IP, and merger disputes. James Thompson is also located in Houston and has deep experience as a trial attorney, working with clients on a range of business litigation matters, Craig Seebald works from Washington, DC and is a name to note.

Practice head(s):

James Thompson; Craig Seebald; Chris Duffy; Chris Popov

Other key lawyers:

Michelle Arishita; Stacey Vu; Stephanie Noble; Matt Hoffman


‘High caliber of professionals across areas of expertise (e.g., restructuring, litigation, energy, M&A, etc.).’

‘High caliber of professionals from the associates through the partners.’

‘Chris Duffy is a star for international commercial litigation. A first-rate technical lawyer, he is well used to working with lawyers from other jurisdictions and is a go-to address for such matters. He is particularly strong in finding ways to use American litigation procedures to assist litigation in other jurisdictions.’

Key clients

Goldman Sachs


Hat Size 3 Media, Inc.

Blackwells Capital LLC


Houston Astros

Opportune LLP

Nine Energy Service, Inc.

Eastern Caribbean Central Bank

Delta Energy & Communications, Inc.

Antero Resources Corporation

The Coca Cola Company

NGP Natural Resources X, L.P.

United States Pipe and Foundry LLC

Regency Energy Partners, LP

Texas Capital Bank

Plains All American Pipeline, L.P.

Hudson Advisors L.P.

Lone Star Global Acquisitions, LLC

Vitol, Inc.

Apache Corp.

Huntsman International, LLC

Oncor Electric Delivery Company

American Electric Power Company, Inc.

Jefferson Gulf Coast Energy Partners

State Bar of Texas

Texas Children’s Hospital

Dr. Ricardo Cigarroa and Laredo Cardiovascular Consultants, P.A., d/b/a the Cigarroa Heart and Vascular Institute

Sabine-Neches Navigation District

Genis Holdings LLC

Salzgitter Mannesmann International (USA) Inc.