The Firm recognizes that, where a claim is brought, the best result is usually early resolution, with reduced expense. Alternative dispute resolution is often one of the ways by which we achieve that result.
Whether defending victories or challenging adverse rulings, our lawyers bring the same ingenuity, skill, and compelling presentation to matters before appellate courts as they do to cases pending in the trial courts.
Our lawyers have successfully represented clients in litigations in state and federal courts, at arbitrations, and in mediations, involving a wide-range of commercial claims.
We are well-known for our work in construction litigation, whether it is on behalf of leading manufacturers of building products and components, or we are appearing for construction professionals, contractors, or building owners.
We have considerable experience and expertise in environmental law, including defending and prosecuting cost recovery and contribution actions, negotiating and overseeing the implementation of investigation and remediation plans and settlements, and counseling clients on coverage and successor liability issues and in responding to federal and state agency requests for information.
We represent life insurers, issuers of annuities, and property and casualty companies in a wide range of commercial insurance matters, and provide insurers counsel and opinions on complex coverage issues.
We regularly prosecute and defend trademark, copyright and trade dress, unfair competition, and trade secret claims, as well as claims relating to advertising and privacy issues.
We have a wide ranging employment law practice through which we expertly represent clients in all aspects of their employment relationships, helping them create and maintain a productive and well-managed work force while avoiding employment-related claims. When claims cannot be avoided, we defend employers in state and federal courts, and before administrative agencies.
We represent product designers, manufacturers and suppliers regionally and nationally, with respect to claims involving a wide array of products. Our lawyers are often at the forefront defending industries and their products against claims brought through mass filings in multiple jurisdictions or in individual cases that name large groups of plaintiffs.
We are trusted business advisors and partners called upon to counsel our clients on business planning and management issues. As litigators and trial lawyers, we are uniquely qualified to counsel clients on how to avoid disputes and how to minimize their exposure where disputes arise or are inevitable.
We represent some of the best companies in the world against claims relating to a variety of chemicals, petrochemicals, solvents and other substances. We serve as regional counsel, preferred counsel and on national defense teams in toxic tort litigation for a number of publicly traded companies in the chemical, building products, energy and petrochemical industries.