Blank Rome is an Am Law 100 firm with 15 offices and more than 680 attorneys and principals, including more than 350 litigators, who provide a full range of legal and advocacy services to clients operating in the United States and around the world. Our professionals are widely recognized for their leading knowledge and experience across a broad spectrum of industries, but what really sets us apart is our investment in client relationships—our unwavering commitment to understanding their businesses, the around-the-clock access we provide, and our nimble and customized delivery of services. We treat your goals, ideas, and objectives as our own and fight fiercely for resolutions that are in your best interest. To learn more, visit www.blankrome.com.
WHAT SETS BLANK ROME APART
Our Commitment to DEI
At Blank Rome, we value diversity of identities, experiences, and backgrounds, which creates a more vibrant and dynamic work environment. Our firm’s culture is centered around collaboration, collegiality, entrepreneurial and familial spirit, and giving back to our local communities through service.
We have a dedicated Director of Diversity and Inclusion who works in collaboration with our firmwide Diversity & Inclusion Committee.
Blank Rome DEI Affinity Groups include BR Parent, BR Pride, BR Advance (for women of color), BR United (BR Asian, BR Black, BR Latinx, BR MENA), BR Women.
Since its inception in 2017, we have joined Diversity Lab’s Mansfield Rule, which measures whether law firms have affirmatively considered women and attorneys of color for leadership and governance roles, equity partner promotions, and lateral positions.
We are a member of the Law Firm Antiracism Alliance since its inception in June 2020.
We are frequently recognized for our DEI initiatives by the legal and business communities.
Pro Bono Policy & Initiatives
Our formal pro bono policy requires each of our attorneys and paralegals to undertake at least 25 hours of pro bono service every year, which has led to more than 99 percent participation in pro bono work from our attorneys since 2015.
In 2022, Blank Rome attorneys and paralegals provided more than 31,000 pro bono hours.
We are frequently recognized for our pro bono work by the legal, business and nonprofit communities.
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Sills Cummis & Gross litigators represent multinational corporations, financial institutions and government bodies, typically in complex and important matters. Our litigators are active in pre-trial, trial and appellate matters in federal and state courts, as well as administrative litigation, grand jury investigations and arbitrations. We pride ourselves on advancing our clients’ strategic business objectives, while at the same time striving to identify the key factual and legal issues that impact the final outcome of the litigation. We staff matters intelligently and leanly.
We do not see litigation as an end in itself, but rather as a means of achieving our clients’ goals. This approach, together with a wealth of trial and appellate experience, places us at an advantage against our adversaries both in litigating cases to verdict and in negotiating favorable settlements. Our approach also reduces, to the extent practicable, unnecessary and expensive pre-trial activity.
Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as civil trial attorneys:
Select litigation department rankings and recognition: The Sills Cummis & Gross Litigation Department has received numerous awards and recognition over the past several years, including being named “New Jersey Firm of the Year’’ 2022 by Benchmark Litigation.* In addition to being named “New Jersey Firm of the Year’’ by Benchmark Litigation* since 2017, Sills Cummis & Gross was named “General Litigation Department of the Year - Midsize” by the New Jersey Law Journal* in 2016, 2019 and 2020 and “Labor & Employment Litigation Department of the Year” by the New Jersey Law Journal* in 2022.
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Saul Ewing’s Litigation Department features approximately 200 attorneys across 18 offices. We handle a wide range of matters including complex business and commercial disputes, bet-the-company legal proceedings, and high-profile cases in state and federal courts and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) forums across the nation. We represent local, regional, national and international organizations as well as individuals across a diverse array of industries, including but not limited to energy and environmental, financial services, construction, insurance, health care, food/beverage/agribusiness, life sciences, cannabis, higher education, sports/entertainment and real estate.
Our deep bench of litigators work to protect the interests of our clients and mitigate the impact of litigation on business operations in all phases of litigation, including investigation, pleadings, motions, fact and expert discovery and depositions, hearings, trials, appeals, settlement negotiations, and enforcement of judgments. Among our ranks are seasoned trial lawyers and former government officials and prosecutors, whose insight and strategic judgment are a valuable resource to our entire team.
Our core areas of focus include:
Within these core areas of focus, we have extensive experience representing clients in pursuing and defending claims of breach of contract, tortious interference with contracts and business relationships, fraud and misrepresentation, lender liability, property liability, negligence, unfair competition, unfair trade practices, antitrust violations, conspiracy, RICO violations, breach of fiduciary duty, defamation, trade disparagement, false advertising, malicious prosecution, theft of trade secrets, intellectual property infringement, trespass, conversion, trust and estate controversies, partnership and corporate dissolutions and claims arising in shareholder and partner derivative actions, among others.
Our Approach: We start by tailoring a strategy to meet our clients’ objectives and risk management priorities, whether those focus on litigation avoidance, early settlement, resolution through dispositive motions, or pursuing a case through adjudication at trial. Using early case assessment tools, we develop a detailed roadmap for each case. We recognize that litigation can be expensive, distracting and time-consuming, and that our clients need cost predictability. Depending on client needs, we are able to create customized litigation plans and budgets at the matter, phase and/or task levels. Our project management team carefully monitors work volume and billing metrics to help ensure that our services align with project scope and needs, and to maximize proactive communication with clients about changes in cost, scope and/or strategy.
eDiscovery: For cases requiring electronic discovery, we rely on our in-house Litigation Support Services (LSS) team, which is driven by members with sophisticated technical knowledge and credentialing by the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists. With extensive experience managing complex eDiscovery collection, processing, review and production, our LSS team leverages advanced analytics and technology-assisted review to quickly identify and locate relevant information, process and analyze data efficiently, and help reduce overall litigation costs.
Updated Sep 2023