UB Greensfelder LLP takes pride in understanding our clients’ businesses from the ground up, and the firm provides comprehensive legal services to an international client base from our locations in Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago, Columbus, New York, Washington D.C., and Boca Raton. Our attorneys represent dynamic companies of all sizes across a wide spectrum of industries, including publicly traded and privately held companies, financial institutions, pharmaceutical companies, emerging businesses, and nonprofits. Since the firm’s founding in 1908, Ulmer has had just four managing partners, which speaks to the consistency of our mission — solving our clients’ issues with pragmatic counsel of the highest quality.
Our firm is built on understanding our clients’ legal and business objectives and helping them achieve their goals. We are a leader in the legal industry, providing the competency and breadth of larger firms infused with the client-centric service and efficiency of smaller firms. We work tirelessly to create unique and innovative solutions to address our clients’ ever-changing needs. We are passionate client advocates who deliver practical, effective legal strategies while never losing sight of our clients’ goals. Our objective is to deliver exceptional value and exceed expectations.
Litigation Overview: With more than 75 attorneys dedicated to litigation matters, Ulmer’s Litigation Department and resources are comparable to those of larger firms, and are augmented by our efficient staffing practices, flexibility, and unwavering focus on delivering top-tier services. Our unique positioning allows us to direct attorneys with the right mix of substantive expertise to each matter, customizing our service to fit the particular needs of each client. In addition to class actions, complex commercial litigation, mass torts, and regulatory proceedings, Ulmer regularly represents clients in internal investigations, white collar matters, bankruptcies, and ADR proceedings. The firm maintains nationally respected practices in multiple areas, including:
Business Litigation: We recognize the amount of distraction and dislocation that can result from complex business litigation, and we work with our clients to minimize such effects. Ulmer’s business litigators are problem solvers and accomplished trial lawyers adept at successfully handling business disputes of all kinds including complex commercial cases, M&A, shareholder and investor disputes, contract, business torts, cybersecurity and privacy, business ownership, accountant and attorney malpractice, property disputes, insurance coverage, restrictive covenants, and trade secret-related matters.
Construction Litigation: Our construction litigation team starts by understanding our clients’ vision for success and then draws on its significant experience and expertise in the construction industry to turn that vision into a reality. Throughout the country, our attorneys partner with owners, architects, engineers, contractors, and developers to create smart solutions to complex problems, including managing disputes through mediation, arbitration, and litigation. We assist clients with a variety of claims including but not limited to construction defect, delay, and lien claims, and defend against construction site accidents and workers’ compensation claims.
Employment and Labor Litigation: We understand human capital is one of the most valuable resources and biggest expenses for businesses. We provide the full spectrum of employment and labor representation, ranging from strategic counseling to the defense of complex litigation matters. We have substantial experience in: employee discipline and termination; unlawful discrimination; unfair labor practice allegations; extensive internal investigations; affirmative action plan development and implementation; wage and hour issues; employment contracts; FLSA, OSHA, and ERISA compliance and defense; collective bargaining negotiations; immigration challenges; and workers’ compensation claims.
Financial Services and Securities Litigation: Ulmer attorneys have the deep knowledge and broad experience required to guide clients safely through an evolving regulatory and economic landscape. The group represents financial institutions of all sizes nationwide in complex court and arbitration actions and in regulatory investigations and enforcement proceedings brought by regulatory agencies including FINRA, the CFTC, the OCC, and the SEC. We routinely litigate claims involving breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, common law and statutory consumer violations, UCC, lending violations, unsuitable investments, and churning and other securities claims.
Intellectual Property Litigation: In the high-stakes world of intellectual property, industry disputes involving business critical technology can threaten the viability of businesses. Ulmer attorneys use their technically diverse backgrounds to provide counsel in complex cases concerning a wide variety of technologies and scientific processes. We provide core IP litigation services to clients in cases involving: patent infringement, ownership, and validity; copyright, trademark, and trade dress infringement; unfair competition and false advertising claims; software and licensing disagreements; and disputes regarding e-commerce and internet domain names, disclosure or theft of trade secrets, and breaches of confidentiality agreements.
Product Liability Defense: Ulmer is a leader in defending class action, multidistrict, and mass tort litigation involving drugs, medical devices, and dietary supplements. Our attorneys have served as lead national defense counsel in high-impact litigation matters involving: antidepressants; contraceptives; testosterone replacement therapy; ADHD, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, oncology, and pain medications; cardiovascular and diabetes management devices; biologic products; weight management products; and performance training supplements. They also counsel pharmaceutical, medical device, and dietary supplement companies on regulatory and risk management matters. The practice is strengthened by its many attorneys who have degrees in various scientific disciplines. Every day, we put our clients first. We are committed to providing practical, meaningful solutions that make sense for you, and focus on delivering outstanding results.
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP is a firm of about 1,000 lawyers with diverse backgrounds, personalities, ideas and interests who provide innovative and effective solutions to our clients’ most complex legal and business challenges. The firm represents many of the world’s largest and most important public and private corporations, asset managers and financial institutions in their most consequential matters, as well as clients in need of pro bono assistance.
Corporations from around the world trust our lawyers to protect their interests. We consistently earn high praise for our collaborative efforts to handle highly sophisticated matters with complex legal and business challenges, providing novel and efficient solutions to otherwise intractable situations.
Paul, Weiss is widely recognized as having market-leading practices in public M&A, private equity, litigation, white collar and regulatory defence, and restructuring. Within the broader corporate and litigation areas, we also offer numerous market-leading specialized practices.
Litigation Practice:No other law firm can approach Paul, Weiss’s experience and record of success in the most complex, high-stakes litigations. Our renowned trial team is a particularly powerful advantage, both in the courtroom and at the settlement table.
With a deep bench that includes many of the country’s most accomplished trial lawyers and former senior government officials, our Litigation Department is uniquely positioned to handle multifaceted crises, from sprawling multi-regulator enforcement actions to parallel private litigation. We are regularly entrusted with fast-moving, franchise-threatening matters because of our ability to develop and execute a winning strategy, no matter the problem or adversary, and to see the matter through to the ultimate resolution, whether at trial or before the Supreme Court.
White Collar & Regulatory Defence: Clients facing white collar and regulatory enforcement challenges look to Paul, Weiss to protect their businesses and reputations and manage the behind-the-scenes interplay among competing regulators and enforcement agencies. We have experience handling a vast range of regulatory and enforcement inquiries and internal investigations. Our lawyers are adept at conducting internal investigations on behalf of companies, boards, audit committees and special litigation committees. The group boasts a formidable number of federal prosecutors and senior government officials, including a former U.S. Attorney General; former U.S. Attorneys for the Eastern District of New York and the Northern District of California; a former Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security; former senior leaders in the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division; numerous senior counsel from the SEC, the CFPB, the FTC and other key regulatory agencies; and former senior members of the White House Counsel’s office, among others.
Within the broad litigation and white collar and regulatory defence practices, we are widely recognized for our expertise in a number of specialized areas, including:
Kramer Levin provides its clients proactive, creative and pragmatic solutions that address today’s most challenging legal issues. The firm, headquartered in New York with offices in Silicon Valley, Washington, D.C., and Paris, fosters a strong culture of involvement in public and community service. For more information, please visit www.kramerlevin.com.
Litigation: Kramer Levin lawyers have taken on and won precedent-setting federal and state court cases and bet-the-company matters, handling trials and appeals, and resolving disputes through arbitration, mediation and negotiated settlement. Kramer Levin’s litigators are regarded as trial-ready, formidable opponents, which often enables them to resolve cases advantageously without litigation. They are also known for their success in achieving early case dismissal through skillful motion practice.
Bankruptcy and Restructuring: For more than 30 years, creditors, debtor corporations, investors, lenders and acquirers have turned to Kramer Levin to solve complicated bankruptcy and restructuring problems, to structure and lead negotiations that harmonize divergent interests and achieve consensual solutions, and to win suits in bankruptcy court, courts of appeal and the U.S. Supreme Court. Representing clients throughout the United States, Kramer Levin lawyers typically take on cases that involve multiple debtors with competing secured and unsecured creditors, complex restructurings, and contested interdebtor and intercreditor issues.
Corporate Transactions and Finance: Kramer Levin represents buyers and sellers, including financial and strategic acquirers ranging from entrepreneurial startups to large multinationals, in mergers and acquisitions of public and private companies. They focus on the middle market and are exposed to a high volume of M&A deal flow in this market segment, which gives them keen insight into deal terms, conditions and trends. Kramer Levin’s Banking and Finance group represents a large number of borrowers and major lenders, providing legal and transactional advice on a wide variety of financing arrangements. Because they represent both borrowers and lenders, they can offer clients uncommon perspective and tremendous insight into each party’s needs as well as deep knowledge and broad experience in market-leading terms and the latest financing strategies. The firm’s Private Equity team has extensive experience advising and representing private equity funds, fund sponsors and their portfolio companies in all aspects of their business, from fund formation and operation to private placement, mergers and acquisitions, financings, and control and minority investments, including growth equity transactions.
Intellectual Property: Kramer Levin’s litigation-focused Intellectual Property team regularly asserts and defends IP-related claims in courts throughout the United States and Europe, and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as well as the European Union Intellectual Property Office and foreign national intellectual property agencies. Well known for their success in the courtroom, including in many high-stakes patent litigation cases, the team also advises clients on worldwide IP portfolio management and IP-based transactions.
Real Estate, Land Use and Environmental: For the past 50 years, Kramer Levin has advised on many of the most significant real estate developments and other projects in New York City and throughout the United States, helping transform city skylines and reshape the landscape. The firm is among only a handful of large New York-based firms with a destination real estate practice — one that attracts clients interested primarily in their real estate talents. The Real Estate team is involved in many of the major real estate transactions throughout the city, including acquisitions and sales, joint ventures, financings, and development. Kramer Levin’s Land Use practice is the largest and most experienced in New York City. With a core group of partners that has practiced together for more than 35 years and support from a cadre of other lawyers, a veteran real estate litigator, two condemnation lawyers, an engineer and three planners, it offers unmatched technical knowledge, synergy, industry insight and experience. The practice has handled many of the thorniest and most sophisticated land use matters, has represented most of NYC’s leading developers and institutions, and has advised on many of NYC’s megaprojects. Kramer Levin’s Environmental lawyers help developers, investors and companies across industries manage environmental issues so they can focus on improving properties, maintaining efficient operations, building projects, closing transactions and planning for the future.
Tax: With a clear understanding of clients’ business needs and a deep knowledge of the ever-changing tax laws, Kramer Levin tax lawyers develop creative and practical client-specific solutions to help clients accomplish their goals. They advise U.S. and foreign public and private companies, including private equity firms and hedge funds, as well as high net worth individuals, on U.S. transactions and the U.S. tax aspects of international transactions.
Employment and Immigration: Kramer Levin’s Employment lawyers provide practical and proactive counsel to employers, helping them make decisions and take action to minimize their risk of litigation, promote their workplace culture and values, and achieve their specific business objectives. The team is composed of highly responsive advisers and litigators focused exclusively on employment law matters, and each team member is well versed in a broad range of employment law issues and able to act quickly and decisively when clients need help. Kramer Levin’s internationally recognized Immigration group is among the largest and most respected immigration practices in the United States. With decades of experience, their immigration lawyers advise global brands and preeminent corporations across a wide range of industries, including media and advertising, financial services, technology, and performing and fine arts.
Hunton Andrews Kurth is a global law firm with over 900 lawyers handling a range of complex transactional, litigation, and regulatory matters for clients in many industries, including energy, financial services, real estate, retail and consumer products, and technology. With offices across the US and in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia, the firm is aligned with clients’ businesses and committed to delivering exceptional service. Our full-service litigation practice is one of the largest in the country, with particular depth in key litigation markets such as Texas, California, New York, Florida, and Virginia and the Mid-Atlantic.
Since its founding more than 100 years ago, Hunton Andrews Kurth has been a business-focused firm, an approach we continue in today’s litigation-focused climate. Our team of more than 400 litigators draw upon decades of experience to handle all aspects of disputes with the goal of achieving successful results whether in a courtroom or the boardroom.
Our skilled litigators focus on strategy from the outset and develop individualized litigation plans that are comprehensive in scope, mindful of each client’s business and legal goals, and aligned with client needs. We aggressively and efficiently represent clients at different phases of their corporate life cycles. Whether advising a start-up in patent litigation or a Fortune 100 company in a bet-the-company class action, we apply the same principles of client-focused representation to achieve the desired result.
Litigation Overview:Hunton Andrews Kurth has a top global litigation team, having litigated and/or arbitrated in all 50 states and many foreign countries. We often serve as national or worldwide coordinating counsel. Our diverse team has the collective knowledge, skill, and experience to help businesses identify and manage risks, respond to existing or threatened litigation, and pursue resolution in any venue. Hunton Andrews Kurth attorneys are admitted to the American College of Trial Lawyers and ranked by publications such as Chambers USA, Legal 500, and Benchmark Litigation, and the firm is named one of the “most feared firms in litigation” by BTI.
We handle litigation matters in the energy, financial services, healthcare, telecommunications, food, hospitality, consumer products, and retail industries, tailoring strategy on a case-by-case basis. Our commercial litigation docket includes class action defense, commercial contract issues, white collar defense, administrative matters, cybersecurity and privacy investigations, and appeals in state and federal courts. We represent corporations and other entities across a broad range of complex matters – from providing advice and counsel about business disputes and torts to civil litigation, trial, and appeal. We are often engaged in “bet-the-company” cases, multidistrict litigation, and coordinated state law proceedings. Our lawyers have the experience to handle cases that involve multiple adversaries in courts across the nation and abroad.
In addition, the firm’s environmental team, with more than 45 environmental attorneys and scientists, many of whom are former DOJ attorneys and senior regulatory agency officials, handles high-profile environmental litigation matters. These include enforcement defense, permit litigation, and challenges to environmental regulatory programs before federal district and appeals courts and the US Supreme Court, addressing issues of nationwide significance.