Tillotson Law Firm is a litigation boutique that focuses on significant commercial litigation matters. Three things separate Tillotson Law. First, we built our firm as a ‘team’ concept. The firm is a single, integrated trial team. Cases are not staffed with whatever lawyers might be free; the trial team is already in place. Clients know exactly who will work on their case and what their role is.
Second, our team has enormous trial expertise. Our team typically tries three to four major cases a year. Over the past two years alone, we tried jury cases in Texas, Nevada, Oklahoma, Georgia and California. We are on both sides of the docket as we often represent businesses as plaintiffs.
Third, our expertise is in knowing how to win cases. We do not litigate. We try cases to win. Lots of firms will tell you that the best way to get a case resolved is to push it to trial. Here’s the part they miss: You have to be a credible trial threat in the first place for that strategy to work. We have that credibility because we try - and win - the difficult cases. And when we say difficult, we are not kidding. After all, we are the trial team that exposed Lance Armstrong’s drug usage (the result of an epic ten-year lawsuit later made into a movie). We are also the trial team that earned the Texas Lawbook Business Litigation win of 2018 (FTC v. DIRECTV). That’s just the beginning. We are a law firm that took on Yahoo! in a “billion dollar NCAA bracket case” and won. Not every case makes the news but over consistent and long history of successful trials speaks for itself.
Reid Collins & Tsai LLP (Reid Collins) is a trial boutique handling complex commercial litigation and bankruptcy-related litigation, particularly claims involving fiduciary liability, professional negligence, and financial fraud. Key clients include hedge funds, private equity funds, corporations, offshore liquidators, receivers, and bankruptcy trustees. Reid Collins has secured more than $1 billion in total judgments and settlements for its clients in the past several years alone.
Reid Collins is unique in several respects, including: (1) its extensive experience with high-profile cases involving large-scale financial fraud or insolvency; (2) its expertise in successfully pursuing claims against officers, directors, accountants, lawyers, and investment banks relating to the underlying fraud or misconduct; and (3) its willingness to pursue those claims on an alternative fee basis. Reid Collin has earned many professional accolades, including being:
Listed as a “Recommended Firm” in Chambers USA;
Named “Litigation Department of the Year Finalist” by Texas Lawyer;
Selected to the “Litigation Boutiques Hot List” by the National Law Journal;
Designated as “Elite Trial Lawyers” by the National Law Journal; and
Named a “Top 10 Plaintiffs Firm in America” by Benchmark Litigation.
Complex Commercial Litigation: Reid Collins has achieved numerous victories in complex commercial litigation, including:
Won a $287.5 million judgment (which was later affirmed on appeal) for Highland Capital against Credit Suisse following a five-week trial on fraud and breach of contract claims related to a $540 million loan for the Lake Las Vegas resort;
Achieved a $63 million settlement to resolve claims by the Common-wealth of Virginia under the Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act against several large banks related to fraudulent misrepresentations in the sale of residential mortgage-backed securities to the Commonwealth’s retirement system; and
Defeated a motion to compel arbitration of a $100 million class action alleging that Advocare International operates as an illegal pyramid scheme in violation of state and federal law, including the RICO statute.
Bankruptcy-Related Litigation: Reid Collins has prevailed in many important bankruptcy-related litigation matters, including:
Won a landmark decision before the U.S. Supreme Court, restricting the scope of the section 546(e) “safe harbor” defense to fraudulent transfer claims, thereby overturning long-standing interpretations of that defense by five circuit courts;
Defeated a motion to dismiss a $1 billion lawsuit by the GTAT Litigation Trust against the former officers of GT Advanced Technologies Inc., a former publicly traded company, related to its failed contract with Apple to manufacture sapphire display screens for the iPhone; and
Achieved a $21.5 million settlement on behalf of the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Fresh & Easy, LLC, with respect to claims against the former insiders – including billionaire Ronald Burkle – for breach of fiduciary duty and fraudulent transfer of certain assets.
For Stanton LLP, results begin with relationships. The firm’s relationships are forged based on deep understanding, earned trust, and unwavering authenticity. They focus on creating bonds that span from the boardroom to the courtroom and beyond.
The firm boasts attorneys who have practiced law in Europe, Asia, and Australia; former state district court judges; a former Dallas County District Attorney; a former Dallas City Council member; and six attorneys who have served as law clerks, including for the United States Court of Appeals, United States District Courts, and Texas Courts.
While the lawyers at Stanton LLP can support you in any dispute, they are best utilized on the toughest, most complex cases. They view themselves as legal special forces. They are a “go to” when clients or their current counsel need a fresh new approach, building a reputation for rescuing difficult cases and delivering results.
Business Disputes and Commercial Litigation: Litigation introduces uncertainty, risk, and distraction. Stanton LLP works to craft a legal strategy aligned with their client’s corporate values and objectives. Stanton LLP lawyers are adept at translating complex facts into clear trial strategies, persuasive arguments, and captivating stories so clients can concentrate on running their business, not their lawsuit.
Employment: Information is power, and employment litigation often centers on claims that departing executives have misappropriated trade secrets, intellectual property and confidential information. Clients rely on Stanton LLP for creative and strategic solutions because of their lawyers’ experience litigating conflicts over fiduciary duties, non-competition agreements, and business defamation. The goal of Stanton LLP is to help prevent litigation before it happens by taking the time to understand their clients’ business, reviewing current practices for potential liabilities, and crafting customized workforce policies and procedures.
Professional Reputation and Liability: Reputation is everything. For clients in public life, their standing in the community is priceless. Whether it is a company, C-suite executive, doctor, lawyer, or elected official, Stanton LLP’s lawyers are experienced at defending the character and integrity of clients at the courthouse, before government agencies and, more importantly, in the court of public opinion.
Trial skills matter—even in a world where few disputes ever see the inside of a courtroom.
Winston & Strawn has built a reputation as a trial lawyers’ firm. Our litigation lawyers are fully prepared to defend our clients’ interests in court, both in the United States and around the world. From compliance counseling to mediation, settlement negotiation, motion practice, trial, and appeal, Winston offers a full-service litigation law firm capable of meeting our clients’ business and legal objectives, whatever they may be.
Our litigators are some of the most seasoned in the industry, bringing extensive courtroom experience to every matter our firm handles. This experience enables us to spot outcome-determinative legal issues earlier so we can prepare compelling arguments that support our clients’ positions. What’s more, our long history of taking cases to trial – and winning – gives our clients tremendous settlement leverage with their adversaries, as well as confidence in a successful outcome if and when they go to trial.
Winston’s global team of more than 500 litigators on three continents approaches every case with strategic focus, unrelenting advocacy, and intensive preparation. That’s why some of the world’s largest companies and financial institutions have asked us to represent them in their most difficult litigation matters.