For over 45 years, Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello PC has been at the forefront of advising companies and individuals on complex white collar and regulatory matters and sophisticated business disputes. We are best known for our unparalleled trial experience and our expertise in white collar defense, securities enforcement, and regulatory matters. Equally important is the sophisticated civil litigation we do for financial institutions, other business entities, and their senior executives. Our size and expertise allow us the flexibility to provide the highest quality legal services at competitive rates.
We are renowned for our accomplishments litigating cases at all levels of the federal and state courts, in arbitrations, and before government agencies, regulatory organizations, and other tribunals. More than a quarter of the firm’s partners are Fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers, a prestigious organization that was created to recognize excellence in trial lawyers. We regularly represent companies and individuals in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act inquiries and investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, and foreign regulators and prosecutors. We also are well-known for our appellate practice and regularly handle complex civil and criminal appeals before federal and state courts throughout the nation. Our expertise as litigators, and the respect it has earned our firm, enables us to negotiate effectively with regulators, prosecutors, and adversaries on behalf of our clients.
We have persuaded the government not to indict identified grand jury targets, thereby helping individuals and corporations avoid criminal charges altogether. When a client has been indicted, because of our experience, reputation as skilled trial lawyers and advocates, and through hard work, we often are able to obtain favorable pretrial dispositions. Similarly, in civil disputes, our ability and willingness to try high-stakes cases often helps us achieve advantageous settlements without trial.
Our lawyers also provide litigation-avoidance advice, FCPA guidance, securities law-related analysis, and other confidential legal counseling, often in highly sensitive contexts. Institutional clients frequently retain us to conduct sensitive internal investigations aimed at uncovering or resolving allegations of officer, director, trustee, or employee misconduct, both in the U.S. and globally. Our lawyers also have led court-appointed independent monitorships, acted as independent examiners for U.S. Department of Justice initiatives, and been appointed to government-approved positions as corporate integrity counsel.
Our lawyers are thought leaders who have been recognized for their trial skills by professional organizations, lecture frequently on issues relating to criminal law, and regularly contribute to various well-known publications.
For 170 years, Davis Polk has advised many of the world's leading companies and financial institutions as they face complex legal and business challenges.
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP (including its associated entities) is an elite global law firm with world-class practices across the board. Industry-leading companies and global financial institutions know they can rely on Davis Polk for their most challenging legal and business matters. The firm's top-flight capabilities are grounded in a distinguished history of 170 years, and its global, forward-looking focus is supported by offices strategically located in the world's key financial centers and political capitals. More than 1,000 lawyers collaborate seamlessly across practice groups and geographies to provide clients with exceptional service, sophisticated advice and creative, practical solutions. Visit davispolk.com.
Litigation: Companies from around the world in every industry, as well as their executives and directors, retain Davis Polk lawyers for their most significant litigation matters. The firm's 250-plus litigators routinely represent clients in trials, criminal and regulatory investigations, congressional inquiries, arbitrations, hearings, appeals and crisis management situations. We have been at the forefront of many of the largest and most well-known litigation matters and investigations in recent years. Recent representations include:
Comcast in numerous patent litigations initiated by Rovi Corporation and its affiliates
A Foreign Service Officer in his nationally televised appearances before the House Permanent Selection Committee on Intelligence in the 2019 impeachment inquiry
ExxonMobil in successfully suing the U.S. Department of Treasury and OFAC in federal court to vacate a penalty notice imposing a $2 million fine on Exxon for alleged violations of the Ukraine-related sanctions regulations
Numerous boards, companies and individuals to advise on workplace misconduct matters related to the #Me Too movement
Several global financial institutions in widely reported investigations and litigation relating to benchmark manipulation (FX, LIBOR, SIBOR, COOR and ISDAfix)
IBM in successfully petitioning the Supreme Court of the United States for vacatur of a Second Circuit decision in an ERISA class action
Sete Brasil in four separate ICC arbitrations relating to an $800 million dispute arising out of the construction of four deepwater drilling rigs
Davis Polk litigators are recognized for their experience, creativity, integrity and strategic approach, and clients look to them to handle their "bet-the-company" matters.
Shearman & Sterling LLP distinguishes itself by harnessing the intellectual strength and deep experience of its lawyers across its extensive global footprint. The firm represents many of the world’s leading corporations, financial institutions, emerging growth companies, governments, and state-owned enterprises. Those clients, in turn, continue to choose Shearman & Sterling for its distinctive ability to leverage the knowledge and judgment of one of the world’s largest and most accomplished cross-border legal teams—a team ideally situated to help clients on their complex business transactions.
Our Litigation Practice: Shearman & Sterling’s Litigation Group is strongly positioned to counsel and protect clients in today’s challenging environment. With attorneys in the United States, Europe, and Asia, our team is ready to assist in any crisis, whether the adversary is a government regulator, a competitor, or a well-funded class action attorney.
Never before have clients faced the array of potential controversies that they do today. Prosecutions and enforcement proceedings relating to alleged business improprieties are at an all-time high. Settlements in securities and antitrust class actions regularly break previous records. What were once mundane commercial disputes have transformed into “scorched earth” battles in which adversaries root through millions of emails and electronic documents.
Such challenging times demand attorneys with the experience to counsel clients through difficult problems, and the fortitude to bring a case to trial if that is the necessary course. Our attorneys are experienced in a wide range of substantive areas, including securities, white collar defense, antitrust, anticorruption/FCPA, M&A litigation, patent litigation, commercial disputes, and arbitration. Equally important, we are trial-ready and trial-tested. Our partners include former prosecutors who have tried dozens of jury trials in United States courts. We are equally strong in the arbitration area, handling numerous contested proceedings every year.
Our attorneys are experienced in a wide range of litigation. The key areas in which we practice include:
Securities Litigation: Aggressive regulators and well-funded class action attorneys have ushered in a new era of high-stakes securities litigation. We handle all such matters, including shareholder class actions, SEC proceedings, corporate governance issues, contested takeovers, and shareholder disputes. Our Securities Litigation Practice draws not only on our litigation attorneys with experience in that area, but also on our top-tier corporate transactional practice, which has been involved in cuttingedge securities issues for many years.
White Collar Defense, Regulation and Enforcement:Our white collar team features former federal prosecutors and regulators with extensive experience representing companies, boards of directors, and individuals in internal investigations, civil and criminal enforcement proceedings, and at trial. Recent experience includes major investigations concerning price-fixing, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, insider trading, and other financial fraud.
Antitrust Litigation: We represent clients across a wide range of industries and counsel them on issues involving all aspects of antitrust and competition law. In the US, we regularly represent clients in civil and criminal matters relating to Sherman Act Section 1 price-fixing, group boycott and market allocation claims; Sherman Act Section 2 monopolization claims; claims arising under state antitrust and unfair competition laws; and merger cases. Similarly, in Europe, we have counseled and represented a wide range of clients in relation to cartels, cooperation agreements, dominance cases, mergers, and state aid in front of the European Commission and national competition authorities.
M&A Litigation:Clients rely on Shearman & Sterling to provide a one-stop solution for the most complex M&A transactions, the associated due diligence, as well as any litigation that may ultimately arise. Our litigators work closely with our transactional M&A attorneys and are often involved at the earliest stages of the transaction to provide advice and guidance throughout the process.Our M&A litigators represent corporations, investment banks, boards of directors, special committees, and other major players involved in highstakes transactional litigation.
Commercial Disputes and Business Law: We have represented corporations, partnerships, joint ventures, and other entities in a variety of business-related disputes relating to breach of contract, fraud, professional malpractice, business torts, and insurance and reinsurance matters.
Intellectual Property Litigation:Our intellectual property litigation practice offers a full range of legal services relating to the defense, enforcement and commercial exploitation of intellectual property assets. Our services include litigation and dispute resolution in district courts, at the ITC and before arbitral panels; inter partes and ex parte validity proceedings before the USPTO; and strategic counseling regarding litigation and licensing
Arbitration:Our attorneys handle both domestic and international arbitrations. The International Arbitration Group, centered in Paris, has particular experience in international arbitrations in the areas of investment, construction, energy, business combinations, intellectual property, and general commercial disputes. We have represented parties in arbitrations under the rules of all of the major worldwide arbitration organizations.
Kirkland & Ellis LLP is a global law firm with more than 3,000 attorneys representing clients in private equity, M&A and other complex corporate transactions, litigation and dispute resolution/arbitration, restructuring, and intellectual property matters. The Firm has 18 offices around the world: Austin, Bay Area, Beijing, Boston, Brussels, Chicago, Dallas, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Munich, New York, Paris, Salt Lake City, Shanghai and Washington, D.C.
Litigation: Kirkland & Ellis is renowned for its experience in complex litigation and arbitration. The Firm believes that the best litigation results occur when the lawyers are fully prepared to try the case through verdict. Because of Kirkland’s trial-ready philosophy and training, the Firm is able to offer clients a deep bench of lawyers who have been taking cases to verdict since the early stages of their careers. Whether in the courtroom, at the bargaining table or helping clients avoid risks without litigation, Kirkland has a long and proven track record of generating successful results for clients in their most high-stakes cases matters.
The Litigation Practice Group comprises approximately 600 attorneys throughout the firm’s worldwide offices. Kirkland represents clients in trial and appellate courts at the federal and state level, before administrative tribunals, and in arbitrations and other dispute resolution proceedings. The Firm also represents clients in connection with proceedings involving government agencies, such as the Securities and Exchange Commission, US Attorneys General Offices, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the New York Stock Exchange, the US Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, the US Patent and Trademark Office, the US Department of Labor and the Internal Revenue Service.
Kirkland litigators have successfully litigated cases in virtually every substantive area and business segment including accountant liability, antitrust and competition, appellate, class action, mass tort and toxic tort, insurance, data privacy, labor and employment, breach of contract and securities litigation.
Kirkland has been recognized by clients and the media for its achievements in litigation:
For the 11th time, Kirkland was selected as one of the “Fearsome Foursome” in BTI Consulting’s 2022 Litigation Outlook report.
In 2021, Kirkland ranked #1 in The Lawyer’s “Global Litigation Top 50,” the fourth consecutive year the Firm earned that distinction.
Kirkland was awarded “Illinois Firm of the Year” at the 2021 Benchmark Litigation US Awards, the eighth straight year the Firm has earned that distinction.
Law360 named Kirkland among the 2021 “Practice Groups of the Year” for Appellate.
Kirkland was named “Law Firm of the Year” for Commercial Litigation by U.S. News and World Report and Best Lawyers in their 2022 “Best Law Firms” rankings.
National Law Journal named Kirkland as a “2020 General Litigation Department of the Year” in Washington, D.C.
Intellectual Property Litigation: Kirkland & Ellis’ Intellectual Property Practice Group is one of the oldest such practices in a full-service firm in the country, having been an integral part of Kirkland since 1925. Kirkland has approximately 200 intellectual property lawyers who are experienced in a variety of technical disciplines and registered to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office. More than 70 percent of the lawyers are engineers and scientists trained with degrees and professional backgrounds in technical areas.
Kirkland has one of the most respected intellectual property litigation practices in the country, with particular experience in large-scale patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret misappropriation and advertising matters. The work of the group frequently extends to antitrust, securities/compliance, products liability and appellate matters.
Kirkland’s experience in venues where IP cases are most often litigated is extensive. The Firm tries cases before juries, judges and arbitrators in venues across the country including state courts, district courts, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the International Trade Commission and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Kirkland has one of the most active trial practices in the country. Our success rate at trial is among the best, with only a few of losses over the last 10 years despite handling some of the most challenging litigation cases in history.
The Intellectual Property Practice Group has been recognized by numerous publications for its achievements:
In Managing Intellectual Property’s 2021 IP Stars, Kirkland was named as a leading firm for Copyright, ITC, Life Sciences, Patent Contentious and Trademark Contentious.
Kirkland was named to World Trademark Review magazine’s 2022 WTR 1000 list of the world’s top trademark law firms and was recognized as a Tier 1 firm for enforcement and litigation nationally and in New York.
In 2021, Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) magazine recognized Kirkland in Tier 1 for Litigation: United States - National in its IAM Patent 1000 guide. The firm was also Tier 1 for Litigation in Illinois, New York and Washington, D.C.
The New York Law Journal named Kirkland as its 2021 “Intellectual Property Litigation Department of the Year.”
Law360 named Kirkland among the 2020 “Practice Groups of the Year” for Intellectual Property.
Managing Intellectual Property named Kirkland “U.S. National Patent Contentious Firm of the Year” and “U.S. Northeast – Trademark Contentious Firm of the Year” at its 2021 Americas Awards.
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