Our experienced trial lawyers bring a history of success, cost-effective case management and business-oriented problem solving through litigation and strategic commercial counseling. We litigate virtually all aspects of business disputes, having represented both privately and publicly owned American and foreign businesses in litigation in cases involving local, national and international disputes. We have litigated disputes involving amounts in excess of a billion dollars and tried cases involving amounts in excess of $100 million. Regardless of the size of the dispute, we bring the same result-oriented commitment to all of our clients. In addition to business client representations, we have represented major American law firms, prominent federal and state judges, public officials and statewide office holders, including Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, state and local governments, nationally important public charitable organizations and institutions of higher learning.
Our areas of litigation practice include:
We take pride in our track record for cases that have gone through trial. We also take satisfaction in creating or seizing opportunities to resolve disputes quickly and successfully. We seek innovative ways to resolve cases using Alternative Dispute Resolution, thereby reducing the client’s expense and time burdens that are typical of litigation.
Our Securities Enforcement Defense Group specializes in counseling clients to avoid regulatory problems before they begin, defending clients in SEC and Exchange actions and representing investment advisers and broker-dealers in securities and related civil and commercial disputes.
Our objective is to achieve the most favorable result attainable in the least amount of time for the lowest possible cost. To do this, we work hand-in-hand with the client to analyze alternatives, assess risks, budget and minimize costs and develop a litigation plan that works in the context of the client’s larger business or personal objectives. We are a flexible, hard-working litigation group. We manage litigation efficiently, whether in a bet-the-company lawsuit, a steady stream of similar litigation for an institutional client, or an unusual dispute demanding lawyers who can think creatively and litigate aggressively.
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Originally published in The Recorder
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