Our partners have extensive trial and
arbitration experience in state and federal courts across the country, and in many foreign
jurisdictions. We have successfully sued and defended companies and individuals in make-or-break
cases worth billions of dollars. Our attorneys have served as lead trial counsel in over 70 cases
successfully brought to verdict in state and federal court. We also have served as trial court and
appellate court clerks and district attorneys, as regulators for the U.S. Securities and Exchange
Commission, and as in-house counsel for financial institutions and consumer products companies.
Collectively, our areas of experience include the following:
In the past two years, we have successfully prosecuted and defended cases resulting in client victories exceeding $660 million.
We are frequently retained as special in-house counsel in complex cases involving large-scale class action, multi-party, or multi-jurisdiction litigation, and international bankruptcy proceedings.
On these projects, we work inside the client with the existing general counsel and management to coordinate the litigation, consult on tactics and strategy, evaluate and manage outside legal counsel, respond to discovery issues, prepare witnesses for testimony, and conduct relevant compliance and corporate governance investigations.
We have also implemented corporate governance and legal compliance systems for multinational companies to comply with the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), U.S. Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC), and U.S. Patriot Act, as well as industry-specific regulations, such as U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulation. We also have represented clients in response to sensitive government investigations, including by the Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, Commodities and Futures Trade Commission, National Futures Association, and Department of Labor.
For private equity and hedge fund clients we perform pre-acquisition services. This includes analyzing pending or threatened disputes affecting a target's value and helping to evaluate the impact of the threat on the proposed transaction. For private equity funds selling portfolio companies, we also analyze litigation and compliance issues before the companies are put up for sale. By performing this type of due diligence, we have saved our clients millions of dollars.
We provide high-end legal advice for a fraction of the fee that large firms charge. We accept and encourage our clients to consider deferred compensation and/or partial success fee arrangements. This helps alleviate client cash flow pressure and aligns us with the client’s interest. We have saved existing clients 30-40% in legal fees and costs from what they paid prior counsel.