We are laser-focused on our clients’ business interests and objectives working as a partner to develop and execute tailored strategies closely aligned with their business objectives. We secure solutions—whether in or out of court—to keep the business moving forward.
Litigation typically accounts for the largest part of a company’s legal spend. We never lose sight of the disruption and cost of these disputes to our clients. We control cost without compromise, collaborating with clients throughout to ensure that legal and business decisions are compatible—from early case evaluation to strategy development, budgeting and, if required, to trial.
Trial should be a last resort. We make aggressive use of early case assessment, evaluating all options including mediation, arbitration, settlement and trial to provide the most efficient and effective means possible for our clients to reach a positive outcome.
When trial is the best course of action, we assess the risk, develop a strategy, pursue aggressively and focus on a winning result.
Our winning record in cases tried to verdict or judgment is exceptional, and our record of resolving cases by dispositive motion, thus avoiding unnecessary litigation in the early stages is likewise outstanding. We are also adept at negotiating settlements and working collaboratively with other defense counsel in multiparty cases.
We regularly serve as national counsel, co-national counsel and regional counsel representing clients in federal and state courts, the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Courts of Appeals.
- BNP Paribas OFAC Settlement — Another Warning To Banks
Law360 | July 10, 2014
Washington, DC, Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Grayson Yeargin and associate Lindsey Nelson authored this column discussing increased settlements involving violations of U.S. sanctions by major financial institutions.
- Don't Miss It: Hot Deals & Firms We're Following This Week
Law360 | July 10, 2014
Gannett Co., Inc.’s acquisition of seven Texas television stations from London Broadcasting Company for $215 million is highlighted among the top deals this week. Nixon Peabody represented Gannett. The deal team noted in the coverage includes Public Company Transactions practice group leader John Partigan, Labor & Employment partners Brian Kopp and Michael Hausknecht, Tax partner Christian McBurney, Antitrust partner Gordon Lang and counsel Alycia Ziarno, and associates Tiana Butcher and Pierce Han.
- Rule Limiting Privilege Log Practice to Take Effect
Commercial Litigation Insider | July 9, 2014
This coverage highlights new Rule 11-b, signed by New York Chief Administrative Judge Gail Prudenti, which will instruct parties to meet at the outset of the case and afterward to discuss the scope and parameters of privilege review. Rochester Commercial Litigation partner David Tennant, co-author of the rule, is quoted.