In today’s litigation landscape, “winning at any cost” is seldom an option; “winning on the client’s terms” is essential. At Nixon Peabody, we never lose sight of the fact that disputes are disruptive and costly to our clients, and it is our responsibility to find the most efficient and effective means possible to reach a positive outcome and help our clients get back to business.
The more than 300 litigation attorneys of our international Litigation Department distinguish themselves every day in and out of the courtroom. We have decades of experience representing clients in federal and state courts, the U.S. Supreme Court, and the U.S. Courts of Appeals, as well as in mediation, arbitration, and other methods of alternative dispute resolution (ADR). We manage virtually all forms of disputes, from relatively simple matters to highly complex cases in product liability, class actions, government investigations, employment, antitrust, securities, and all areas for intellectual property, including trade secrets, for clients around the globe.
Winning on the client’s terms
We are laser-focused on our clients’ business interests and objectives, understanding that not all cases require the same approach. Our successes include fending off claims to save companies millions of dollars before litigation arises. We only try cases that should be tried, and aggressively seek alternative solutions when they should not. We work collaboratively with our clients throughout the process to ensure that legal decisions and business decisions are compatible—from early evaluation, to strategy development and budgeting, to trial. We also staff cases smartly, but have a deep geographically dispersed bench that enables us to quickly organize multidisciplinary teams of litigators when and where necessary. We use state-of-the-art electronic case management systems to deliver efficient, targeted, and strategic solutions.
In the courtroom, our mix of moxie and strategic focus personifies our reputation as fearless and pragmatic counsel. Our courtroom veterans from NP Trial® are some of the most respected and experienced trial lawyers practicing today, with verdicts and results that speak for themselves. While many firms offer litigators, when the right outcome is on the line, there is no substitute for the actual courtroom experience offered by Nixon Peabody’s team of battle-tested trial lawyers.
Nixon Peabody made the Honor Roll as one of the “Most Feared Law Firms” for litigation in the BTI Litigation Outlook 2013 report. The firm is singled out for strong performances in IP Litigation, Complex Commercial Litigation, Routine Commercial Litigation, and Product Liability Litigation.
The firm and many of our litigation attorneys are regularly acknowledged and highly ranked by professional peers in well-known legal directories, including Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and Chambers Global, Legal 500 United States, US News and World Report and Best Lawyers in America, Benchmark: Litigation and Benchmark: Appellate, and Super Lawyers®.
- Law Journal Names 2013 Rising Stars
New York Law Journal | April 22, 2013
Buffalo commercial litigation partner Sheldon Smith is among the attorneys under the age of 40 named to the publication’s annual “Rising Stars” class. The program honors accomplished attorneys who are top contributors to the practice of law and their communities.
- Export Controls Reform Has Arrived
Law360 | April 22, 2013
Washington, DC government investigations & white collar defense partner Grayson Yeargin and associate Lindsey Nelson, global business & transactions associate Alexandra Lopez-Casero and private equity & investment funds associate Nick Rosenberg co-authored this column discussing the new rules and regulations implementing the multiyear Export Control Reform Initiative.
- Excellence in Law
Daily Record | April 18, 2013
Rochester office managing partner and commercial litigation partner Carolyn Nussbaum is among the “Top Women in Law” as recognized by the Daily Record as part of its annual “Excellence in Law” program.