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.
- Trends and Compliance in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
Rochester Business Journal | March 20, 2015
Rochester M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Jeff LaBarge, Rochester Commercial Litigation counsel Kevin Saunders, Providence Government Investigations & White Collar Defense counsel Charles Tamuleviz, and Boston Government Investigations & White Collar Defense associate Emily Sy co-authored this article on trends and compliance in FCPA in light of the DOJ’s increased enforcement efforts.
- Court Says Former Enzo Executives Breached Agreement, Awards Nominal Damages
Bloomberg BNA | March 16, 2015
This coverage notes a federal district court decision in Enzo Life Scis., Inc., v. Adipogen Corp. The court found that a former executive hired from a company acquired by Enzo Life Sciences had breached the stock purchase agreement by competing with ELS but said ELS hadn't proved that it had suffered any damage from the breach and only awarded ELS $10 in damages. New York City commercial litigation partners Joe Ortego and Barbara Lukeman were counsel for the defendants.
- Prosecutors Often Balk at Capital Cases
Boston Globe | March 15, 2015
Boston Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partners Brian Kelly and Gerry Leone are quoted in this article on how the nature of death penalty cases impacts whether some federal prosecutors are willing to try these cases.