Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP is a law firm created by the 2018 merger of two preeminent firms— Hunton & Williams and Andrews Kurth Kenyon—each more than a century old. With nearly 1,000 lawyers in the United States, Asia, Europe and the Middle East, the firm serves clients across a broad range of complex transactional, litigation and regulatory matters.
Hunton Andrews Kurth boasts two internationally renowned energy practices—a tier one oil and gas practice, and a tier one power practice. In addition to its deep and diversified corporate and finance practices with robust capabilities in capital markets, private equity and structured finance, the firm has one of the largest full-service litigation practices in the country, with particular depth in the key litigation markets of Texas, California, Florida and the Mid-Atlantic.
Hunton Andrews Kurth brings together multiple widely recognized industry-leading practices, including privacy and cybersecurity, labor and employment, intellectual property, environmental and P3, public finance and infrastructure. Both legacy firms have received recognition and accolades in the league tables and rankings outlets for their work in these, and other, practice areas.
With over 350 attorneys, Hunton Andrews Kurth has one of the top litigation teams in the country, having litigated and/or arbitrated in each of the 50 states and in many foreign countries. Our diverse team has the collective knowledge, skill, and experience necessary to help businesses identify and manage potential risks, respond to existing or threatened litigation, and pursue resolution in any venue. Clients have distinguished us for having the “manpower and experienced attorneys who can handle the most sophisticated and high-end litigation” (Chambers USA, 2018).
Our lawyers regularly handle litigation matters in the energy, financial services, healthcare, construction, aviation, consumer products and retail industries. We pride ourselves on our ability to tailor our strategy to the needs of the client’s specific situation. Our commercial litigation docket regularly includes class action defense, commercial contract disputes, white collar defense matters, administrative matters and investigations, and appeals in state and federal courts.
Our team of litigators draw upon decades of experience to handle all aspects of disputes with the goal of achieving successful results whether in the boardroom or a courtroom. We collaborate with clients to develop strategies that are comprehensive in scope and aligned with their needs. The firm’s representation does not exist in a vacuum, and we approach each matter within the larger context of client businesses.
We serve as national or worldwide coordinating counsel for many of our clients. We are engaged by corporations and other large entities across a broad range of matters – from providing advice and counsel about business disputes and torts to civil litigation, trial and appeal, when necessary. We are often engaged in “bet-the-company” cases, complex commercial disputes, multidistrict litigation and coordinated state law proceedings, as well as class actions. Our lawyers have the experience to handle cases that involve multiple adversaries in federal and state courts across the nation and abroad.
Cahill has a prominent litigation practice with more than 150 litigators. We lead large-scale securities, insurance, reinsurance, antitrust, First Amendment, professional liability, intellectual property and white-collar litigations, as well as corporate and governmental investigations around the world.
Cahill lawyers try and argue cases in state and federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court, and a wide range of administrative agencies throughout the country, as well as before specially constituted domestic and international dispute resolution tribunals.
Our team includes several former Assistant U.S. Attorneys, alumni of the Securities and Exchange Commission and other lawyers who joined Cahill following distinguished careers in the Department of the Treasury, Commodity Futures Trading Commission and other government agencies and commissions.
Cahill advises boards of directors, special committees and directors and officers of publicly held companies in significant corporate governance matters and investigations. We are often called upon to assist clients with particularly sensitive matters involving corporate governance and ethical malfeasance, including accounting fraud and earnings management, market manipulation, disclosure violations, insider trading and fraud. The firm is widely regarded for its ability to develop remedial and compliance plans that appropriately address potential liabilities and provide appropriate responses to governmental and regulatory inquiries.
We have extensive experience conducting multinational investigations involving alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and commercial bribery laws. We also have a long track record conducting antitrust and price fixing investigations in a variety of markets including health care, pharmaceuticals, automotive industries, paper products, homebuilding and tobacco.
We represent parties in proceedings before Congress, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Department of Justice, the United States Attorneys’ Offices, the Department of the Treasury, the Office of the Inspector General, the State Attorneys General, as well as the New York Stock Exchange, FINRA and other prosecutorial and regulatory agencies.
Since its founding in 2012, Holwell Shuster & Goldberg LLP has become one of the nation’s most influential and respected litigation boutiques.
HSG quickly established itself as a leader in litigation resulting from the Great Recession, recovering billions of dollars for investors and government-sponsored entities in mortgage-backed securities. The firm continues to lead – and win – in high-impact, highly contested matters involving complex issues and requiring skilled courtroom advocacy and expert legal writing and scholarship. Benchmark Litigation named HSG its 2016 New York Law Firm of the Year and a Top 10 Boutique since 2017, and, within three years of its founding, it was one of 10 firms named to The National Law Journal’s Litigation Boutiques Hot List. Many HSG lawyers have been recognized by Chambers, Benchmark, The National Law Journal, and in other rankings and publications.
Representing both plaintiffs and defendants, HSG serves as lead counsel for clients such as Visa, MacAndrews & Forbes, HSBC, and government-owned pension funds in a range of disputes, and is particularly well known for:
Financial Markets & Securities Litigation: HSG lawyers have been involved in numerous landmark financial markets cases, representing, among others, banks, hedge funds, private equity funds, foreign governments, trustees, and other market participants. Most recently, the firm has taken the lead on innovative “cost-of-insurance” litigation in the Southern District of New York and other federal courts around the country.
Impact Antitrust Litigation: In addition to the firm’s ongoing representation of Visa in multidistrict litigation involving hundreds of billions of dollars in claimed damages, the firm’s lawyers have represented Comcast, Raytheon, General Re, Saudi Refining, Inc., and other clients in major antitrust litigation and governmental reviews. On the plaintiffs’ side, the firm represents Valassis, a MacAndrews & Forbes portfolio company, in a massive antitrust case against News Corp.
Complex Commercial Disputes: HSG represents clients in a wide range of complex commercial disputes, whether purely domestic or multi-jurisdictional, and is already at the forefront of litigation arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic, including disputes concerning borrower covenants. Its clients include multinational corporations, financial institutions, hedge and private equity funds, family-owned businesses, directors of public companies, and a founder of Facebook.
Transnational Litigation: The firm has represented numerous clients in matters with transnational dimensions, including creditors against foreign sovereigns in disputes over defaults of their debt. The firm’s lawyers have also represented various foreign sovereigns and state-owned entities in a variety of matters. Additionally, they have represented a range of commercial parties in commercial disputes with a transnational dimension, in matters ranging from international arbitrations to Section 1782 proceedings, and everything in between.
Appellate Litigation: HSG’s ranks include multiple former U.S. Supreme Court clerks and federal circuit clerks in its active appellate practice. Among other notable matters, the firm recently represented Linda Macklowe in a high-profile appeal involving the valuation of one of the world’s most valuable private art collections. The firm draws on Judge Holwell’s experience sitting as a designated Second Circuit Court of Appeals judge, as well as the experience of partner James M. McGuire, who has served the state of New York as an appellate and trial court judge.
Investigations/Monitorships: Bringing to bear the firm’s considerable judicial experience, HSG lawyers handle criminal and regulatory enforcement investigations, as well as independent monitorships brought about by consent decrees, settlements, or otherwise.
For more than 140 years, Stroock has been firmly committed to helping our clients achieve their strategic business goals. Stroock partners with our clients to deliver exceptional advice and achieve outcomes that support their objectives. We believe that a diverse and inclusive workplace is essential to providing the highest-quality legal services and maximizing opportunities for personal and professional development. We provide strategic transactional, regulatory and litigation advice to advance the business objectives of leading financial institutions, multinational corporations, entrepreneurial businesses and non-profit ventures in the U.S. and globally.
Litigation Overview: Co-led by Partners Michele Jacobson and Julia Strickland, our Litigation Group represents clients in a range of complex disputes, appearing in federal and state trial courts, appellate courts and before public agencies and arbitration tribunals throughout the country. The group is nationally recognized by Chambers USA, The Legal 500 and Benchmark Litigation.
We are focused on finding cost-effective solutions, including engaging in pre-litigation dispute resolution, and providing ongoing counsel on minimizing transaction litigation risk and the evolving regulatory environment. Our litigation team also advocates for vulnerable groups and civic, charitable and nonprofit entities, as well as indigent persons. This important advocacy work is done through the courts and administrative proceedings by our award-winning pro bono program.
We counsel clients in the following areas:
Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and ERISA
Employment and Labor
Financial Services Litigation, Regulation and Enforcement