Commercial Litigation

Our commercial litigation lawyers serve as primary outside counsel to the world’s largest corporations, including more than one third of the Fortune 100 and many innovative startups. With offices across North America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, we have the global resources to handle any commercial dispute—from business-critical contractual matters to complex consumer class actions—in courts and arbitral tribunals worldwide. We represent both plaintiffs and defendants, and frequently serve as national trial and coordinating counsel.

Clients choose Morgan Lewis because of our trial experience, depth of industry knowledge, and proven track record. In the United States, we have a continual presence in state and federal courts that enables us to serve as a comprehensive resource for commercial litigation involving a range of industries, jurisdictions, and areas of law. We are committed to understanding each client’s legal concerns in the context of the client’s specific business, industry environment, and unique demands.

We Are Trial Lawyers

Our litigators have a strong background in commercial litigation and a depth of trial experience. Always ready for trial, our lawyers represent many of the largest, most prominent companies in the world, and we have for decades.

This litigation experience is also vital when business objectives mandate that a case be settled. As counselors and negotiators, we help our clients manage risk and find alternatives to litigation if appropriate and consistent with an organization’s objectives. If litigation is unavoidable, we draw from our experience in federal and state courts throughout the United States to help us protect a client’s interests from start to finish. Although our risk management counseling works to help clients avoid litigation if possible, our preparedness for trial—as well as our successes in court—create a strategic advantage in settlement proceedings.

Our Scope

Our lawyers litigate in the following areas:

  • Banking and lender liability
  • Breach of contract
  • Class actions
  • Consumer fraud and unfair business practices
  • Cross-border disputes, including international arbitration
  • Data privacy and cybersecurity
  • Financial fraud
  • First Amendment, defamation, and media litigation
  • IP licensing
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Professional liability for law firms, accounting firms, and various professional services providers
  • Real estate
  • Structured financial products
  • Unfair competition, including trade secrets, noncompetition, and false advertising

We Know Our Clients’ Industries

We make it our job to know a client’s business, its industry, and the legal and market trends affecting it. We also understand the impact that litigation can have on a company’s daily operations.

We handle cases in many industries, including:

  • Consumer
  • Construction
  • Energy
  • Financial services
  • Healthcare
  • Life sciences
  • Manufacturing
  • Media and information
  • Real estate
  • Retail
  • Technology