Trials and Arbitrations
We routinely try high-stakes, complex cases across the country in every type of forum—state and federal courts, administrative tribunals, arbitrations, and other dispute resolution proceedings—and with great success. Our decades of experience in the courtroom, plus our deep bench of seasoned attorneys, give us uncommon litigation firepower. We are sometimes asked to step in to try an already-pending case after an unexpected or unfavorable development had led the client to re-examine its choice of counsel. We are also able to work collaboratively and effectively on trial teams.
We have briefed and argued appeals in every federal circuit, the U.S. Supreme Court, and numerous state courts. We handle appeals in every conceivable scenario—where our firm conducted the trial below and where it didn’t; where we are hired to replace existing counsel and where we are asked to work cooperatively alongside them. Whatever the scenario, we are able to provide a valuable fresh appellate perspective and deliver excellent results for our clients.
Policy and Regulatory
We regularly represent clients before federal agencies and in state administrative and regulatory proceedings. We use regulatory proceedings as tools to resolve our clients’ business issues by pursuing expeditious and cost-effective regulatory solutions as alternatives to litigation. We also assist clients in submitting comments to proposed rules, meeting with agency officials, and challenging agency rules after adoption. In addition, we have prepared court of appeals and U.S. Supreme Court briefs on important questions of administrative law.
We help clients understand the issues they face and the costs and benefits of different options for resolving them. We understand that litigation is often the last resort rather than the first choice, and we strive to formulate out-of-the-box strategies for meeting our clients’ needs in a cost-effective and timely way. Our nimble teams of experienced attorneys are often able to identify innovative solutions where other firms cannot. We also help our in-house clients manage outside counsel in particularly large or fast-paced matters.