Business Litigation

Our Litigation Practice Group applies a wealth of skills and strategies to guide companies and individuals through the process of bringing and defending lawsuits. We handle a wide variety of disputes with a special emphasis on intellectual property rights, entertainment, privacy and media-related matters, contract disputes, partnership and shareholder matters, labor and employment cases, and trust litigation.

Our representative litigation clients include: software and other high-tech companies, independent film and production companies, website developers and digital/media providers, public REITs, banks, trade/lobbying/political associations, medical corporations, independent schools, and foreign corporations among others.

Our team consists of former big firm trial attorneys who are trained to think strategically, hone in on issues early, be strategically aggressive, and win your case. Unlike our big firm competitors, we have a proven track record of minimizing the expense of discovery disputes and protracted litigation by teaming closely with clients, staffing cases efficiently, achieving a thorough understanding of our clients’ business problems and goals, and thinking creatively to help our clients succeed. Moreover, our team is committed to personalized service – we understand the impact litigation has on individuals and on companies and their bottom line, so we develop meaningful and ongoing relationships with our clients and make ourselves available to them whenever necessary to strategize or calm nerves. We take our clients’ legal problems off their shoulders so that they can spend their time building and succeeding with their businesses.

The types of problems we solve:

  • We handle lawsuits and provide dispute resolution services for plaintiffs and defendants during all phases of the litigation process, including trial, mediation, and arbitration
  • We conduct internal audits and risk assessments designed to help avoid litigation
  • We strategize with clients and facilitate pre-litigation resolution of disputes
  • We work with insurance carriers to help ensure coverage for our clients’ litigation costs and risks
  •  We develop document retention plans and advise on document preservation communications
  • We develop and implement cost-effective discovery strategies for handling electronic discovery (identification, collection, review and production of documents), forensic analysis, and experts
  • We help CEOs and general counsels budget, manage and communicate litigation costs and risks
  • We thoroughly prepare our clients and their cases for effective mediations or other dispute resolution proceedings to achieve optimal business results and minimize litigation costs
  • We select and manage highly qualified expert witnesses to help present the best possible case for our clients
  • We advise on internal and external media communications related to litigation
  • We handle all aspects of the appellate process

We have wide-ranging experience in the following areas:

  • Intellectual property rights of all varieties, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets
  • Publicity rights, invasion of privacy, defamation, fair use
  • Software litigation, computer fraud, and licensing disputes
  • Commercial contracts and fraud claims
  • Business interference and unfair competition
  • Shareholder disputes and business divorces
  • Employment and HR-related disputes
  • Trust litigation

Our approach:

  • We partner with our clients to co-create solutions that align with their business strategies
  • We team with other professionals and disciplines in order to maximize and leverage intelligence gathering
  • We staff lean, and the team you hire sticks with you through to the end
  • We provide transparency around billing and budgets
  • We immediately respond to calls and questions
  • We take positions and make recommendations to fit your needs, not ours
  • We value our clients’ suggestions, opinions, and goals
  • We invest our own time and resources in getting to know our clients’ whole business, not just the issue at hand

Good Fit Clients:
Our litigation clients tend to be creative, entrepreneurial, and results driven. They represent various industry sectors including: software, technology, digital/new media, entertainment, fashion, media, retail, financial services, legal services, health care, and real estate.