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.
- UMass Ends Student Drug Informant Program
Associated Press | January 15, 2015
The University of Massachusetts-Amherst has ended a program allowing campus police to use students as drug informants. The following coverage notes former Middlesex County District Attorney and Boston Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Gerry Leone led the University’s review of the program.
- If Budget-Writers Sweep Dedicated Funds, Is It Legal?
New Hampshire Public Radio | January 12, 2015
Manchester Commercial Litigation partner Gordon MacDonald discusses the potential use of dedicated funds by lawmakers to balance the budget.
- In such cases, civic duty may impose a heavy burden
Boston Globe | January 12, 2015
Boston Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Gerry Leone discusses the civic duty required of the 18 people chosen to decide the fate of the accused Boston Marathon bomber—a far heavier burden than most jurors are asked to bear.