Morgan Lewis commercial litigation lawyers serve as primary outside counsel to the world’s largest corporations, including more than a third of the Fortune 100, and many innovative start-ups. With more than two dozen offices covering North America, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, we have the domestic and international resources to handle any commercial dispute—from business-critical contractual matters to complex consumer class actions—in courts and arbitral tribunals worldwide. The firm represents both plaintiffs and defendants, and frequently serves 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.
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 lawyers litigate in the following areas:
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:
Morgan Lewis offers advantages of geographic scope, technological resources, and a concentration of lawyers in key commercial litigation areas. We routinely handle business and corporate disputes, including intellectual property, structured financial product disputes, real estate, securities, and many others. And we continue to expand and strengthen our services.
With a strong national presence, our lawyers regularly appear in federal and state courts across the United States. This presence expands around the world, from cases in the courts of the United Kingdom, to arbitrations in an international forum, to negotiations in alternative dispute resolutions anywhere in the world. Our commercial litigation team is well equipped to help clients find favorable resolutions.
By teaming across practices and using the latest technology, we are able to meet the demands of clients anywhere they arise. When a matter is unusually large, requires special knowledge, or calls for urgent and immediate action, we tap lawyers from across our offices to deploy an appropriate team to work with the client and handle the matter.
In addition to traditional trials and arbitrations, we handle cases involving temporary restraining orders, preliminary injunction proceedings, and intensive document reviews and productions, as well as massive preparations for congressional testimony. Clients also turn to us as last-minute substitutes for existing outside counsel to handle preparations for trial and the trial itself.
We conduct transnational litigation on a range of matters, including: