LITIGATION

We represent our clients in a wide range of litigation, including international litigation and arbitration, complex commercial litigation, banking and financial litigation, securities litigation, and criminal defense. We pride ourselves on our ability to formulate innovative solutions to seemingly intractable problems. Importantly, we view litigation not as an end in itself, but as a tool to be used judiciously, when negotiation alone will not achieve a client’s desired result, or when formal proceedings are needed to help bring about a negotiated settlement. Almost all of our clients are seeking a resolution to a business problem and we see litigation as one of several available ways to help achieve a favorable result. We are not averse to using the full panoply of dispute resolution alternatives when appropriate, often at substantial cost savings, and we have extensive experience in this area. Conversely, some matters simply cannot be settled quickly, and we have significant trial experience in the federal and state courts.

Recent matters include representing a major U.S. company in complex litigation involving gold derivatives transactions; the representation of a large group of shareholders in an action arising from the collapse of a global telecommunications company; and assisting an Israeli technology company in a multi-jurisdictional dispute with a large U.S corporation.