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White & Case LLP
1221 Avenue of the Americas
New York, New York 10020-1095
United States
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Work Department

Commercial Litigation, Financial Restructuring & Insolvency, Real Estate

Position

Partner

Career

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Lawyer Rankings

United States > Dispute resolution > Securities litigation: defense

The commercial litigation practice at White & Case LLP has securities litigators and regulatory practitioners in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Silicon Valley, Miami, Boston and Washington DC. They act as a single integrated team of civil litigators and white-collar lawyers who frequently act for both US and non-US companies in US securities litigation and enforcement actions. A key strength of the firm is its ability to draw on its network of international offices to represent overseas companies facing litigation in the US. Glenn Kurtz in New York leads the practice and has more than 30 years’ experience as a trial lawyer. New York-based Douglas Baumstein also has extensive trial experience before US federal and state courts.

United States > Dispute resolution > International litigation

White & Case LLP is regularly engaged in commercial disputes, securities litigation and white-collar crime investigations. Clients show appreciation for the firm’s geographical reach, with the team being able to call upon experts spread across 44 offices worldwide. The global practice group is led by New York-based Glenn Kurtz, who stands out for his trial career spanning three decades. Contacts in DC include Christopher Curran (a stalwart in the DC litigation market) and Nicole Erb, who act for foreign sovereign clients in complex contentious issues involving sovereign immunity, extraterritorial jurisdiction, and acts of terrorism. Elsewhere, the Los Angeles-based team is renowned for its technology sector work, and area where Aalok Sharma is a name to note. Other areas strength include pharmaceuticals and healthcare.

United States > Dispute resolution > General commercial disputes

White & Case LLP counts a number of sovereign states among its major clients on account of its extensive global network and recognized strength in international arbitration. The firm is also known for its thriving litigation practice, which covers all aspects of commercial disputes. Team head Glenn Kurtz is very active for health benefits company Anthem, including representing the client in a breach of contract dispute with Express Scripts, and seeking $15bn in damages. Another highlight involved the successful defense of Viktor Vekselberg in a breach of contract dispute which sought $2bn in connection with the sale of a major Russian oil company; Heather McDevitt and Kim Havlin led on this matter. Consumer class actions also constituted a major source of work. Bryan Merryman led on multiple matters for Nestlé, including a false advertising lawsuit in California which sought $1bn in damages related to alleged microplastics in the company’s bottled water products. Rachel Feldman brings significant expertise handling cases for tech and social media companies. The class action defense expertise of the firm was further consolidated in October 2019 with the promotion to partner of Sheldon Philp in the Miami office.