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Why choose Morgan Lewis for commercial litigation?
Clients choose Morgan Lewis because of our deep trial experience, depth of industry knowledge, broad geographical reach, and proven track record of success. In 2009, for instance, Law360 Litigation Almanac ranked Morgan Lewis as the most active class action practice in the country, based on the number of cases the firm was retained to defend.
These distinguishing factors are what set Morgan Lewis apart from other law firms.
- We are trial lawyers, with a proven success record
- We know your industry
- We have broad geographical reach and resources
- We win cases
We Are Trial Lawyers
Most firms employ commercial litigators. What distinguishes us is that we not only have a significant background in commercial litigation; we are also trial lawyers, with decades of experience representing many of the largest, most prominent companies in the world.
We have tried cases for both plaintiffs and defendants, and served clients as national trial and coordinating counsel in a number of high-profile, complex commercial disputes and class actions.
Our deep litigation experience is also vital when business objectives mandate that a case be settled out of court. As counselors and negotiators, we work to help you to manage risk and find alternatives to litigation when possible and consistent with your organization’s objectives. Should litigation be unavoidable, our successes in federal and state courts throughout the country work to guard your company’s interests from start to finish.
Our team of some 700 courtroom veterans includes attorneys who have served as:
- Securities and Exchange Commission staff
- U.S. Justice Department members
- U.S. Attorney for the Central District of California
- General Counsel with the Environmental Protection Agency, among other top enforcement positions
- Special Trial Counsel in the Antitrust Division of the Justice Department
- Chief Litigation Counsel for the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Enforcement
- Director of Enron Task Force, U.S. Justice Department
- State and federal prosecutors
- Former IRS Deputy Counsel
We Know Your Industry
We make it our business to know your company, your industry, and the legal and market trends affecting it. We also understand the impact litigation can have on your company’s daily operations.
Though our risk management counseling works to help you avoid litigation wherever possible, our willingness to take a case to trial, as well as our abilities in court, serve as a strategic advantage in settlement proceedings.
Our long success record across virtually every industry sector shows our willingness to work to protect your company’s interests, whatever your long- and short-term objectives might be.
We’ve successfully handled cases in many industries, including:
|• Financial Services||• Healthcare|
|• Technology||• Retail|
|• Real Estate||• Energy|
|• Media & Information||• Life Sciences|
|• Construction||• Manufacturing|
We Have Broad Geographical Reach and Resources
Few firms in the United States can match our geographic scope, technological resources, and concentration of attorneys in key areas, and we are continuing to expand our practice areas. We routinely handle business and corporate disputes, including securities, patent, trademark and copyright, toxic tort, product liability, antitrust, and real estate matters, among others.
With a strong national and international presence, we work with clients throughout the United States and abroad, regularly appearing in U.S. federal and state courts and in the courts of the United Kingdom, where we are qualified to practice. We have assisted in litigation around the world, and our international arbitration team excels at creating alternative dispute resolution in a wide range of industries.
By teaming across practices and using the latest technology, we are able to meet the needs of clients wherever they may arise. When a matter is unusually large or requires special experience, attorneys are readily deployed from any of our offices to assist.
For instance, when called up to handle one of the most high-profile cases to occur in the technology field, we dispatched our lawyers from across the country within 24 hours.
We performed critical review and production of more than 3 million documents to prepare senior executives for congressional testimony, advised the client in multiple legal areas, and represented them in litigation and governmental matters, guiding them through both the internal and external complexities affecting their company.
We conduct transnational litigation on a wide range of matters, including:
- Sovereign immunity
- Foreign sovereign compulsion
- Judicial comity
- International arbitral tribunals (including ad hoc and ICC proceedings)
- Act of State Doctrine
- Extraterritorial reach of U.S. securities and antitrust laws