District of Columbia


Due to the number of tables in this section, the editorial is in alphabetical order by firm name.

Litigation - District of Columbia


What the team is known for Recognized for its expertise in white-collar criminal defense, with experience in a range of complex cases involving matters such as FCPA and antitrust. Also well known for its broad commercial litigation practice, which spans areas such as data privacy and environmental issues. Maintains a significant roster of healthcare clients. 

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"I would recommend them highly. They have a very deep bench." 

"The quality is top-notch, and they are very good strategy-wise. They are also extremely responsive, and provide the human touch."

"They are really good, from top to bottom."  

Work highlights Advised Par Pharmaceutical on an off-label promotion investigation regarding the sales and marketing techniques of one of its divisions, Strativa Pharmaceuticals.

Successfully defended Atlantic Richfield against a public nuisance suit brought against it by ten counties and cities in California relating to the use of lead-based paint.

Represented Barnes & Noble in class action lawsuits involving data breach issues, involving allegations of card information being taken from pin pad devices.

Notable practitioners  

Scott Schreiber is known for his civil litigation expertise, and handles diverse securities and commercial disputes. He gains particular acclaim for his experience in representing accountancy firms. Sources describe him as "extremely helpful to his clients," stating that he "does a phenomenal job at explaining processes."

James Cooper focuses on white-collar criminal defense, and is described as an "all-around excellent attorney who knows how prosecutors function and has a keen strategic strength." He is held in high regard for his handling of criminal antitrust matters such as bid-rigging investigations.

Baruch Weiss maintains a varied white-collar practice, handling investigations and enforcement actions arising from diverse regulatory issues. Clients value his prosecutorial experience, noting that "his background is quite outstanding, and he does a very good job." He is described as "smart as a whip, creative and tenacious."

John Nassikas heads the white-collar practice, and offers significant experience in handling external and internal investigations, as well as related civil litigation. He is praised for his "real ability to connect with the client and make sure they are absolutely prepared," and his "very appealing courtroom presence."

Significant clients Bank of America, Leidos, Barnes & Noble, Par Pharmaceutical, Sanofi.

What the team is known for Handles high-profile civil litigation across a range of areas, with particular strength in disputes arising from the energy sector. Fields extensive trial capabilities, with regular appearances before state and federal courts in high-value disputes. Significant depth in antitrust matters on both the civil and criminal side, tapping into its notable regulatory strength. Also noted for its FCPA expertise.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"The whole team worked like a well-oiled machine. They didn't pick unnecessary fights, and they focused on what was essential for their case."

Work highlights Continued to represent the former CFO of Bank of America, Joe Price, in a range of litigation arising from Bank of America's purchase of Merrill Lynch, including a securities class action and derivative litigation.

Successfully defended Iridium Satellite against breach of contract claims brought against it by Orbital Sciences, regarding hosted payload space on Iridium NEXT. 

Notable practitioners  

William Jeffress is a nationally esteemed trial lawyer, whose practice draws on significant experience in handling criminal and civil disputes. He is described as a "superb advocate" who is "dogged and incredibly smart"  

Michael Barta is well known for his handling of white-collar criminal defense matters, while also gaining praise for his significant civil litigation practice. Commentators describe him as an "outstanding" courtroom advocate who is "smart, affable and zealous."

Significant clients Liberty Media, Marathon Oil, Drummond Company, Halliburton, Marathon Petroleum.

What the team is known for Frequently involved in high-profile investigations and enforcement actions arising from the financial services sector, drawing on its strength in both criminal and civil litigation. Notable expertise in defending individual executives in matters such as FCPA, data privacy and financial fraud investigations.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They have a very strong team, and have the capacity to handle large engagements."

"Its reputation in this area is really strong - if you are facing this sort of situation, it is a firm to call."

Work highlights Represented a senior executive of an international investment bank in investigations conducted by diverse global regulatory agencies, concerning allegations of fraudulent activity relating to Libor. 

Advised a former senior manufacturing company executive on FCPA investigations conducted by the Serious Fraud Office in the UK, and the DOJ.

Notable practitioners  

David Krakoff is recognized as a go-to practitioner for government investigations and enforcement proceedings. He is praised for his notable advocacy skills, and is described by sources as "extremely thoughtful and imaginative in developing investigation and trial strategy." He is also noted for his significant FCPA expertise.

Significant clients Aruze USA.

What the team is known for Distinguished litigation group with a proven track record in sophisticated civil cases and criminal investigations. Significant expertise in healthcare, trade control and antitrust litigation. A significant force for internal and regulatory investigations, with notable FCPA capabilities.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They set the gold standard by which I measure every outside counsel. Their advice hits the nail on the head every single time and their communications are always on point and easy to understand, no matter how complex the underlying issue may be."

"They are outstanding: they have a very deep bench and staff matters appropriately."

"They get great talent every year and have quality top to bottom."

Work highlights Acted for Hewlett-Packard in its high-profile FCPA investigation by the DOJ and SEC, resulting in a settlement in excess of $100 million and no criminal disposition.

Successfully represented Salix Pharmaceuticals in a two-week jury trial against Napo Pharmaceuticals, involving Salix's attempts to market and sell antidiarrheal medication Crofelemer.

Defended Tyco Integrated Security against a qui tam action regarding its provision of security systems to US courtrooms and judges' residences.

Notable practitioners  

The "terrific" Lanny Breuer is described by clients as "a very experienced criminal prosecutor and a very accomplished litigator." His impressive experience includes handling money laundering investigations, securities enforcement actions and cybercrime matters.

John Nields is described as a "legendary lawyer" with experience across diverse civil and criminal defense cases. His practice includes a focus on antitrust litigation and matters involving the US Congress.

Stephen Anthony is considered a "very, very strong lawyer" by marker observers. He is well known for handling criminal matters such as claims relating to fraud and bribery, as well as IP and insurance disputes. His trial expertise is particularly highlighted.

Steven Fagell is noted for his handling of internal investigations, government enforcement actions and disputes between shareholders. He is held in high esteem by clients for his responsiveness and attention to detail.

What the team is known for Substantial white-collar practice with notable expertise in handling large FCPA and False Claims Act investigations, particularly those arising from the healthcare industry. Significant experience in advising clients on proceedings involving regulatory authorities such as the SEC and DOJ. Also highlighted for its commercial litigation practice, fielding particular strength in antitrust and IP disputes.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They always deliver and are very good to work with. They are very flexible, especially on fees and budgeting."

"They always have the lawyer you need, whether for a well-trodden issue, or something unique and cutting-edge."

"They have very good counsel and we get the best outcome with them. They get kudos from other practitioners and also from the regulators."

Work highlights Successfully defended GM at trial stage against a $3 billion tortious interference case brought by the Dutch owner of Saab Automobile, Spyker. 

Acted on behalf of eight Blue Cross and Blue Shield organizations in antitrust litigation alleging conspiracy to restrict competition by forming exclusive areas for service.

Notable practitioners  

Philip Inglima is highlighted for his notable experience in criminal investigations and litigation, with recent mandates including tax and antitrust mandates. Commentators describe him as "very accessible, hard-working and intelligent."

Kathleen Taylor Sooy is described as an "experienced, creative and client-focused litigator" who is a "leader for major, complex litigation." Her recent representations include defending AT&T against consumer class actions relating to iPad data plans.

Thomas Hanusik is highly regarded for his expertise in white-collar criminal disputes and securities enforcement matters. He has significant experience in matters involving the DOJ and SEC, and impresses interviewees with "how organized and thoughtful his strategy is."

Richard Beizer is commended for his handling of significant False Claims Act cases, and is described as "a white-collar lawyer who really knows his stuff." He is also highlighted for his significant trial experience.

Significant clients CSX Transportation, Marriott International, UnitedHealth, Hyatt Hotels.

What the team is known for Handles a range of sophisticated white-collar litigation and investigations, with particular experience in acting for high-profile individuals before wide-ranging federal and state agencies. Recent mandates demonstrate its expertise in FCPA, federal contracts and mental health law.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"We always find them very good from a complex litigation standpoint."

Work highlights Continued to represent Robert McFarlane, the former National Security Advisor under the Reagan administration, during an investigation into his interactions with Sudan.

Continued to act for John Hinckley, who attempted the assassination of President Reagan in 1981. Recent matters include securing the expansion of the time he spends on conditional release.

Notable practitioners  

Barbara Van Gelder is noted for her expert experience in white-collar criminal defense, and regularly handles investigations and litigation involving fraud, FCPA and RICO issues. According to interviewees, she is "well regarded in the legal community and on Capitol Hill, and is able to use those relationships to be effective."

Barry Levine has a longstanding reputation for defending clients in white-collar crime actions initiated by diverse government agencies. He is highly regarded for his "ability to understand a broad range of business and legal issues," and for "taking his clients and his cases to heart."

Significant clients Nova Datacom/Min Cho, Protection Strategies Incorporated.

What the team is known for Notable civil litigation capabilities, fielding deep expertise in cross-border disputes. Handles business litigation involving a range of issues, including securities issues, defamation and allegations of tortious interference. Strong expertise in antitrust matters on both a civil and criminal level, including complex class actions.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They really know our business and speak our language." 

"They work very effectively together, and I've had very good experiences."

Work highlights Successfully defended McCormick & Company and Mojave Foods against a $5 million action brought against it by a competitor, alleging claims such as trade secrets violations, and tortious interference with employment contracts.

Advised Pool and its subsidiaries on the alleged contravention of antitrust laws relating to swimming pool products and supplies distribution.

Notable practitioners  

Mary Gately is known for her significant experience in cross-border litigation, and has expertise in a range of commercial disputes, including IP and product liability mandates. She is described by sources as "very thorough, very intelligent and someone who pays excellent attention to detail."

Earl Silbert maintains his "preeminent" reputation in white-collar crime litigation. His longstanding experience includes securities, environmental and healthcare work, as well as legal malpractice defense.

Significant clients Sheikh Mohammed Hussein Al Amoudi, Columbia Association, Clark Construction, Dahua CPA.

What the team is known for A strong presence in the market, with notable expertise in a number of different civil and criminal areas, including securities and antitrust disputes. Well placed to represent clients in numerous sectors, with significant experience in litigation arising from the energy and environment fields. Also boasts impressive white-collar crime capabilities, drawing on extensive regulatory and enforcement expertise. 

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients) 

"They are strong and deep, and are genuine trial lawyers." 

"They have great depth, and the partners possess unrivaled expertise in certain areas. They go above and beyond for us and we rely on them very heavily."

Work highlights Successfully represented Verizon in the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia regarding its challenge against the FCC’s 'net neutrality' provisions regarding internet access service.

Advised UBS on investigations conducted by multiple regulatory agencies, including the DOJ, Commodity Futures Trading Commission and FSA, into allegations of Libor manipulation.

Successfully secured summary judgment for The New York Times Company on six patent infringement actions brought by Helferich Patent Licensing.

Notable practitioners  

"Extraordinary lawyer" Joseph Warin is considered "one of the best white-collar lawyers in the country," clients say. He chairs the firm's litigation practice and is held in high esteem for his work in FCPA investigations, class actions and False Claims Act suits. Clients add: "He is extremely well connected, very savvy, and really gets to the heart of the issues."

David Burns is described as "a white-collar superstar" by clients, who also consider him to be "very thoughtful and a great writer." He regularly advises on regulatory investigations involving issues such as fraud allegations and FCPA issues.

Andrew Tulumello has a wealth of experience in representing clients in class actions in both the federal and state courts. According to clients, "his work product is top-flight, he is a first-rate advocate and he clearly thinks about the law from the technical side."

What the team is known for Takes on high-stakes cases for longstanding clients from a broad range of industries, representative of its extensive litigation capabilities. Regularly handles single-plaintiff and class action disputes involving insurance, securities and product liability claims.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They are excellent, and we highly recommend them."  

"They bring the full service of the firm to the client's matters."

Work highlights Advised CNA Financial and its claims administrator, Resolute Management, in relation to a multiple bodily injury claims against a railroad policyholder, arising from alleged asbestos exposure.

Successfully defended a class action against Lafarge North America, arising from allegations that it helped make, distribute and sell defective drywall products.

Notable practitioners  

John Aldock is known for his expertise in commercial and securities litigation, and also has recent experience in a number of insurance-related matters. He gains particular praise for his trial skills, and is described as "a seasoned litigator who is very strategic."

Commercial litigator Mark Raffman is a strong pick for insurance disputes, and also offers notable expertise in product liability claims. He is described as "excellent at synthesizing facts and law in a manner to mount the best defense," and is "a persuasive advocate in the courtroom."

Significant clients Citibank, Fives Group, Newmont Mining, Mitsubishi, IBM.

What the team is known for Held in high esteem for its strength in healthcare litigation, drawing on notable experience in defending clients against substantial class action suits. Also noted for its expertise in handling False Claims Act cases, and its expertise in defending against major regulatory investigations. Strong global capabilities, handling civil and criminal disputes involving matters such as antitrust and environmental claims.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients) 

"They are fantastic and very enthusiastic. The client communication couldn't be better - they have a very good client touch, and have collaborative working practices."

"They understand our strategic goals, and have really great advocacy skills."

Work highlights Defended Chemed and Vitas Healthcare against a $1 billion False Claims Act arising from allegations of incorrect Medicare billing procedures.

Represented WellPoint in a significant antitrust conspiracy suit in Colorado, securing a dismissal of all the actions against it.

Notable practitioners  

Ty Cobb earns praise for his longstanding commitment to white-collar criminal litigation, and has notable experience in matters such as FCPA and insider trading enforcement actions. He is held in high regard for his "wonderful" trial practice.

"Spectacular lawyer" David Hensler is singled out for handling a broad range of civil disputes, including ERISA litigation, securities fraud lawsuits and insurance coverage claims. Clients praise the "sage and sound way in which he handles matters."

Craig Hoover is lauded as a "skilled litigator, skilled advocate and skilled strategist," and is a well-known presence in the market for his work in class actions. According to clients, "he is very pragmatic and understands the business implications of our decisions."

Peter Spivack "is very insightful and a very good communicator," enthuse clients. He is an experienced criminal litigator and has handled a number of complex lawsuits relating to areas such as antitrust and FCPA, with notable expertise in acting for healthcare clients. 

Stephen Immelt has recently taken over as the CEO of the firm and splits his time between the DC and London offices. He is recognized for his work in criminal and civil disputes, and has particular experience in defending healthcare entities in enforcement proceedings.

Jonathan Diesenhaus is described as a "terrific lawyer" by market observers, and is well versed in False Claims Act litigation and white-collar criminal defense. He draws significant praise for his expertise in healthcare fraud work.

Robert Bennett is held out as a go-to practitioner for corporations and individuals facing major criminal and civil cases. One interviewee describes him as "one of the sharpest strategic thinkers I have ever worked with," adding: "When you bring him in a case, you know you are going to have the highest credibility with the DOJ."

Carl Rauh is commended for his longstanding litigation experience. His broad-based white-collar expertise includes advising on tax violations, insurance fraud and antitrust issues.

Desmond Hogan is singled out by clients for his strategic thinking and skill as an advocate. He is noted for his commercial litigation practice, and offers particular skill in handling high-value class actions.

Significant clients Highmark, Ford, Baxano, GE, Google.

What the team is known for Recognized for its handling of cross-border matters across both its commercial litigation and white-collar practices. Fields notable advocacy skills at both trial and appellate stage, with experience in areas such as bankruptcy and ERISA litigation. Criminal defense practice spans a number of areas, with an emphasis on FCPA matters and internal investigations.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They have always been there in the most timely fashion and with the utmost dedication."

"They have an excellent Supreme Court practice." 

Work highlights Represented New York Progress & Protection PAC in bringing a case arguing successfully that a ceiling on individual donations made to committees breached the First Amendment.

Successfully defended Merial against false advertising claims related to its line of flea and tick control products.

Notable practitioners  

Head of securities litigation Peter Romatowski is described by clients as "terrific, very well prepared and smart." His civil litigation expertise is complemented by a top-drawer white-collar defense practice, which sees him act for individuals and companies across the globe.

Henry Asbill is described as a "terrific lawyer" in the white-collar criminal defense space, and gains particular praise for his trial skills. He is also noted for skill at appellate level.

According to clients, Thomas Cullen is "superb at every level." He acts on heavyweight commercial cases such as antitrust and trade secret disputes, and leads the firm's global disputes group.

Significant clients Bayer, Chevron, Essilor International, IBM, Yazaki.

What the team is known for Reputable white-collar practice populated by a strong group of former federal prosecutors. Represents major clients across a number of sectors, with significant experience in advising life sciences organizations. Noted for its handling of internal investigations and external enforcement proceedings, drawing on strong international capabilities. 

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They are terrific - very collaborative and politically savvy."

"They really have a lot of experience. That's their real strength. They are very strategic."

Work highlights Advised PwC on an investigation conducted into the global tax status of Caterpillar, which concluded with a report and subcommittee hearing.

Represented Eisai in allegations brought against it under the False Claims Act, relating to its sales, marketing and price reporting procedures. Successfully defended the client at both trial and appellate level.

Notable practitioners  

John Bray is known for his expertise in commercial litigation, while also offering experience in criminal defense work. His recent mandates including advising KPMG on multiple tax shelter malpractice matters, which include RICO claims and allegations of fraud.

Sedwick Sollers advises on civil and criminal litigation, particularly in relation to the life sciences sector. His recent cases include successfully defending Ipsen in an investigation and qui tam action relating to the sale and marketing of its products.

Bobby Burchfield recently joined from McDermott Will & Emery. He offers experience across a range of commercial litigation, with notable expertise in complex class actions. He has significant strength in areas such as antitrust, securities and RICO claims.

Significant clients Medtronic, Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals, Credit Suisse, Johnson & Johnson.

What the team is known for Retains its strong position in the DC litigation market, covering an impressive range of cases arising from different industries, including aerospace, pharmaceutical and insurance disputes. Well versed in handling transactional, fraud and antitrust claims. Also highlighted for its strong white-collar defense practice, with particular strength in cross-border FCPA investigations and proceedings.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients) 

"They have great talent: really fine lawyers and good client engagement."

"Extremely strong and among the top I've worked with without question."

"They perform at an extremely high level, are very strategic, very creative, and we get absolutely fantastic results."

Work highlights Continued to represented Honeywell in a major False Claims Act action brought against it by the DOJ, involving allegations of defective body armor being produced for sale.

Successfully defended Chesapeake Energy before the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, in a precedent-setting case surrounding the purchase of oil and gas leases in Ohio.

Notable practitioners  

Eugene Assaf is described as a "fantastic trial lawyer who is creative, aggressive, and able to cut through the complexities to get to a level of solving the problem." He is experienced in handling diverse commercial litigation claims, with notable experience in technology and environmental cases.

"Formidable lawyer" Thomas Yannucci draws on significant experience as both a trial and appellate attorney, including advising on class action suits. His recent work includes advising Siemens on fraud and RICO claims brought against it by Pemex.

Craig Primis is recognized as a strong presence in commercial disputes, with expertise in areas such as product liability disputes and M&A litigation. Clients describe him as "an incredibly smart, unflappable lawyer," with one stating that "if I have a difficult problem, he will come out with out-of-the-box solutions."

Significant clients Securities Investor Protection, Wyndham Worldwide Corporation, Baxter, SNC-Lavalin Group, Raytheon.

What the team is known for Demonstrates strong expertise in white-collar criminal matters with a cross-border remit, supported by a number of former federal prosecutors at the firm. Recent activity includes advising on major cases arising from allegations of insider trading, and manipulation of the commodities futures market.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They did a very good job of explaining it to me and walking me through the process. They were always available."

"The hallmark of the firm is that you get 110%." 

Work highlights Represented the former principal of MayfieldGentry Realty Advisors, Emery Matthews, on investigations into allegations of bribery, extortion and embezzlement. Also acted for the client in an SEC action concerning the misuse of funds to gain ownership of two Starbucks properties.

Defended Matthew Teeple against criminal proceedings involving allegations of insider trading relating to Brocade Communication Systems' acquisition of Foundry Networks, as well as representing him in a civil SEC action.

Notable practitioners  

Former federal prosecutor Eric Bruce is known for handling white-collar cases on behalf of companies and individuals, and has extensive experience in cross-border cases. Sources remark widely on his strong trial practice, describing him as "a very accomplished trial advocate who has a wonderful manner."

Eric Snyder is increasingly recognized for his impressive white-collar practice, and has a particular focus on representing South American clients on diverse regulatory matters. According to interviewees, "he is very smart, very thorough and takes time to learn the issues."

Significant clients Brian Hunter, Emery Matthews.

What the team is known for Recognized for its extensive white-collar practice, which houses an impressive group of former government attorneys. Draws on notable regulatory strength when advising on domestic and international matters, with experience in investigations involving multiple global agencies. Highly regarded commercial litigation practice known for its diverse civil capabilities, representing clients in matters such as product liability and securities disputes.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They understand the issue immediately and have their team ready and able to activate the development of the case swiftly."

"They are always timely and responsive." 

Work highlights Defended The Carlyle Group against a class action alleging that a number of private equity firms committed to not outbidding each other in eight LBO deals, resulting in damages of over $10 billion.

Represented GSD&M Idea City in a False Claims Act case relating to its advertising contract with the Air Force, following allegations of cost estimate manipulation and nondisclosure of relevant information.

Notable practitioners  

Alice Fisher is commended for the "tremendous judgment" she brings to her white-collar criminal defense practice. She is highly regarded for her expertise in advising clients facing allegations of wrongdoing from bodies such as the DOJ, the SEC and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Douglas Greenburg is noted for his white-collar expertise, and places particular emphasis on cases involving significant international issues such as economic sanctions. According to commentators, he "does a great job for his clients" and is "very judicious."

Significant clients Honeywell, Walgreens, Booz Allen Hamilton, Eli Lilly, HSBC.

What the team is known for A notable commercial litigation practice with additional expertise in complex antitrust and securities matters. Draws on a strong history of handling appeals at various levels, fielding extensive courtroom experience. Also fields significant white-collar defense experience, with particular activity in FCPA work.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They are indisputable experts in what they do." 

"They've lived up to their reputation as a top-flight firm."

Work highlights Acted for the Council of the District of Columbia on a case concerning whether it is authorized to spend its $7 billion annual local revenue prior to Congress approving its budget. 

Advised the former Maxfield & Oberton Holdings CEO before the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, in a precedent-setting case concerning the attempted forced recall of some of its products.

Notable practitioners

Dan Himmelfarb, Erika Jones and Evan Tager are key contacts for the firm's commercial litigation practice. 

Significant clients ArcelorMittal, AT&T, Cargill, CSX, Lockheed Martin.

What the team is known for Highly regarded white-collar litigation practice, with proven track record in successfully representing organizations and individual clients at state, federal and international level. Substantial expertise in handling FCPA and criminal tax investigations, drawing on notable experience in cross-border work.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They are outstanding - extremely impressive at both the partner and associate level."

What's new? Former federal prosecutor Kirby Behre joined the firm from Paul Hastings.

Notable practitioners  

Barry Pollack "lives, breathes and sleeps trials, and has such a natural way in front of juries," according to interviewees. He is recognized for his expert white-collar practice, advising on external and internal investigations and enforcement proceedings. Sources describe him as a "thorough and deep-thinking lawyer."

Mark Rochon chairs the litigation department at the firm, and is recognized for his expertise in white-collar matters such as FCPA investigations. Market commentators state that "he is truly brilliant; he comes at problems from every conceivable angle and thinks outside the box."

Andy Wise is commended for his skills as "a great advocate and a class act." He is highly regarded for his experience in handling investigations in areas such as FCPA and antitrust, and is also described as "a real trial lawyer" who is "an absolute go-to defense lawyer."

Richard Hibey is praised by market observers as "one of the giants of the Bar." He is recognized for his extensive expertise in white-collar crime and antitrust mandates.

James Bensfield earns praise as a "thoughtful practitioner who is always a complete gentleman." He offers significant experience in civil fraud and white-collar criminal investigations.

Kirby Behre "is an extraordinary advocate" who is praised for his "very good analysis and negotiation abilities." He is a recent addition to the firm from Paul Hastings, and brings an impressively broad white-collar practice and significant trial experience.

What the team is known for Well-regarded commercial practice, fielding significant expertise in securities litigation. Regularly representing clients involving in disputes such as nationwide class and derivative actions, advising on matters such as MBS. Niche focus on advising Chinese companies listed in the USA. 

Work highlights Advised Lockheed Martin's board of directors into the allegations made in a securities class action and in shareholder complaints, following on from the company's financial results at the end of the second quarter of 2009.

Represented Fannie Mae in a securities class action, which held that the organization failed to disclose its investment in high-risk loans and was purposefully dishonest with investors about its capital condition.

Notable practitioners  

Jeffrey Kilduff frequently handles securities litigation, and is highly noted for his recent work on the high-profile Fannie Mae securities class action. Interviewees praise his work on large, document-heavy cases.

Mary Patrice Brown focuses on white-collar crime, often dealing with matters relating to the FCPA for a high-profile client base. She earns particular praise for her strategic approach.

What the team is known for Demonstrates significant strength in regulatory investigations and enforcement proceedings arising from the financial services space. Particular experience in criminal cartel matters and cross-border FCPA work, advising clients on proceedings undertaken by prosecuting agencies across the globe.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They are extraordinarily knowledgeable about the case. They have really dug in, and are very communicative and diligent."

"They are terrific and give excellent advice throughout the process."

Work highlights Defended Thomas Lund, the former head of Fannie Mae subsidiary Single Family, against a securities fraud action brought against him by the SEC.

Notable practitioners  

Michael Levy is a highly regarded practitioner who advises on white-collar matters such as investigations and enforcement litigation. Sources praise his advocacy skills, noting that "he is very quick, agile and assertive on his feet" while also highlighting his "exquisite preparation." 

Amy Carpenter-Holmes is a white-collar attorney with notable experience in representing clients such as financial institutions in external and internal investigations. Interviewees state that "she understands every aspect of a case, is very effective and will have the answers."

Michael Spafford advises major players in the banking and finance industry on matters such as regulatory investigations. According to commentators, "he understands the sensitivities of a regulatory investigation." He is also commended for his expertise in energy-related matters.

Significant clients Aria Zamin, Counterpoint Capital Partners, Florida West International Airways, KBR, SMB Offshore.

What the team is known for Strong bench of trial attorneys, frequently appearing in bet-the-company civil disputes for an impressive client base. Broad commercial litigation expertise, which includes a significant focus on securities-related matters such as derivative suits and class actions. Also highlighted for its experience in white-collar criminal defense.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They do top-level work, and are thorough, conscientious, detail-oriented and strategic. They really throw a lot of resources at problems."

"It is a great firm, with very good trial lawyers." 

Work highlights Represented Michael Rubin and Kynetic in a case alleging that the flash sales website Rue La La was undervalued when it was sold by eBay, in order to stop its initial investors receiving the earn-out that would have resulted from a higher sale price.

Successfully defended Deloitte & Touche against allegations of defamation, arguing that the statements in question were necessary disclosures under US securities laws.

Notable practitioners  

Beth Wilkinson continues to impress interviewees with her extensive civil and criminal litigation practice, drawing on experience in areas such as mass tort claims. She is particularly commended for her courtroom skills, and is described by one source as "one of the finest trial lawyers alive."

Charles Davidow is recognized for his securities-based practice, handling investigations and enforcement proceedings as well as high-value class actions. According to interviewees, "he is just an incredibly smart lawyer" who gains praise for his strong understanding of diverse financial products.

Alexandra Walsh offers expertise across a range of white-collar criminal defense work and civil securities litigation. Sources are quick to praise her advocacy strength, which sees her represent clients at both trial and appellate level.

What the team is known for White-collar boutique which regularly attracts impressive mandates from senior-level employees across a range of industries. Extensive expertise in internal and external investigations coupled with significant trial strength, allowing it to defend clients in a range of settings. Offers particular strength in handling national security-related work for clients such as government entities.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They are smart, strategic thinkers and can try a case. They really are the complete package, and have deep ties in the community."

"They did a fantastic job from the very beginning." 

Notable practitioners  

Preston Burton is highly rated for his white-collar expertise, and regularly handles investigations and enforcement proceedings for individuals and organizations. He is described as a "passionate champion for his clients" who is "strategic, versatile, and able to communicate very effectively to a jury."

Gregory Poe is described as "a phenomenal lawyer" who has "a very broad and deep understanding of criminal law." He is praised for his handling of both internal investigations and criminal trials, and is frequently retained in high-profile matters initiated by bodies such as Congress and the Office of Inspector General.

What the team is known for Frequently advises on large-scale white-collar cases, drawing on notable prosecutorial experience and market-leading global litigation strength. Offers significant expertise across areas such as negotiating plea agreements and defending clients at trial stage, as well as advising on internal and external investigations.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They are excellent - extremely responsive and insightful." 

"They attract very, very talented associates. There is talent in the team from top to bottom."

Work highlights Advised the First Lady of Virginia, Maureen McDonnell, on federal charges of corruption arising from the connections between Governor McDonnell and the chief executive of Star Scientific, a campaign donor alleged to have given several presents to the couple.

Represented Kim Dotcom and Megaupload in a major criminal copyright action threatening both individual incarcerations and over $500 million in fines.

Notable practitioners  

Michael Lyle is noted for his extensive civil litigation expertise, and is recognized as a go-to trial attorney for matters such as consumer fraud and product liability cases. He is described as "a master when it comes to client service."

William Burck is recognized for his impressive white-collar criminal practice, and gains particular praise for his expertise as "a very charismatic trial lawyer." His recent highlights include bringing a federal action against the New York State Department of Financial Services, arguing that the way it interprets New York insurance law is unconstitutional.

Juan Morillo is experienced across a broad range of white-collar criminal defense work, with notable expertise in handling cross-border proceedings. Clients are quick to praise his "excellent judgment and ability to handle investigations of any level of complexity."

Significant clients AIG, Rio Tinto, Bank Julius Baer & Co, Alpine Swift, Ming Zhao.

What the team is known for Strong player in white-collar defense work, with an impressive track record in high-profile matters that require both civil and criminal litigation expertise. Demonstrates notable versatility when representing companies and individual clients, advising on matters such as internal investigations, securities enforcement and False Claims Act actions.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They are terrific, and know the inside and outside of the court system."

Notable practitioners  

David Schertler is highlighted for his extensive white-collar criminal defense practice, attracting particular praise for his trial expertise. He is described as a "very talented" practitioner who "is very polished in court, and does well before juries."

Danny Onorato focuses on white-collar litigation, with his reputation as a trial lawyer cemented by former experience as a federal prosecutor. He is praised for the "good judgment" he brings to his expert representation of clients such as individual executives.

What the team is known for Vast experience across significant white-collar investigations and high-value business disputes. Fields a deep bench of former federal prosecutors and commercial litigators, with experience in representing clients such as life sciences, energy and insurance companies. Strong regulatory capabilities coupled with significant trial strength.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They are able to put strategy and advice together while keeping an eye on the big picture to make sure you are always working toward your goal."

"They are client-focused, work well with other firms and have great bench strength."

Work highlights Defended Duke Energy in a putative class action related to the deregulation of electricity rates in Ohio.

Acted for Tyson Foods in litigation brought by the Attorney General of Oklahoma arising from allegations that the Illinois River Watershed was polluted by the use of poultry litter as fertilizer.

Notable practitioners  

Thomas Green is an impressively experienced trial lawyer who is described as "one of the icons of the white-collar Bar." He offers expertise across a broad range of regulatory investigations and litigation, with recent mandates including leading the defense of Quality Egg in a grand jury investigation concerning a large-scale product recall.

Mark Hopson is a highly respected white-collar litigator who regularly handles a range of criminal and civil disputes. Sources reserve praise for his "excellent strategic sense and terrific project management skills," adding: "He has fabulous judgment and is very effective in the courtroom."

Karen Popp "has a keen business sense, coupled with vast experience in the white-collar criminal sphere." She acts for both individuals and companies in high-stakes government investigations and corporate criminal defense, and is also an experienced civil litigator.

Kristin Graham Koehler continues to attract praise for her work in the white-collar space. Interviewees describe her as "very practical, collaborative and strategic."

Significant clients Raytheon, Freddie Mac, Aventis, Bank of America, Clear Channel Outdoor.

What the team is known for Recognized for its impressive versatility in litigation, regularly handling civil disputes such as securities class actions, defamation claims and breach of contract disputes for a top-drawer global client base. Offers a dynamic team of litigators with notable experience in regulatory proceedings and criminal defense proceedings.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"Very quick response times and consistently high-quality level of work across individual lawyers."

"What I think distinguishes them is the practicality of their responses."

Work highlights Defended Computer Sciences Corporation and two of its executives in several derivative actions arising from a shareholder class action.

Advised Phil Mickelson on SEC and DOJ investigations into allegations of insider trading.

Represented Terumo CVS in litigation surrounding advertising used by one of its competitors, which included demonstrations that caused unfounded concern about a Terumo product.

Notable practitioners  

Mitchell Ettinger is well known for his representation of clients in a range of commercial disputes and white-collar matters. "He is very calm in all situations and can provide the client with confidence that everything is in good hands," states one interviewee, with another praising his "deep understanding of the most complex issues and ability to rapidly develop a detailed analysis." 

What the team is known for Regarded as a go-to practice for white-collar representations. Noted strength in defending senior executives in major criminal proceedings, drawing on extensive experience in both regulatory work and criminal trials. Also recognized for its expertise in handling internal investigations.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They have deep strength, and were one of the early players in the international litigation sphere."

"They are among the best in the field." 

Work highlights Represented the former Governor of Connecticut, John Rowland, in a jury trial involving charges of violating campaign finance procedures in 2010 and 2012 Congressional campaigns.

Defended Hiroshi Watanabe against a criminal antitrust investigation conducted by the DOJ, involving claims of price-fixing in the auto parts industry.

Notable practitioners  

Reid Weingarten is a distinguished trial lawyer with an outstanding reputation for representing individuals in high-profile white-collar criminal matters. His advocacy skills draw particular praise, with sources describing him as "truly a trial master, and a brilliant tactician," noting that "he comes with decades of experience, and his instincts and judgment are really top-notch."

The "really talented" Brian Heberlig draws plaudits for his courtroom skills, with one source noting that "he is the whole package - he can do trial and appellate work, and can manage huge portfolios." He has extensive experience in handling a diverse range of white-collar criminal litigation and government investigations, and is a go-to practitioner for both individuals and corporations. 

Significant clients Richard Renzi, David Rainey, Special Board Committee of Pilot Flying J, Paul Slough.

What the team is known for Preeminent DC firm for both civil and criminal disputes, offering unmatched strength in depth and top-level trial capabilities. Regarded as a first choice for commercial litigation, offering expertise in areas such as securities, antitrust and financial services disputes. Also widely recognized as specialists in representing individuals and companies in investigations conducted by worldwide regulatory bodies.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"A class act: a delight to litigate with and fearsome to litigate against."

"With a deep bench, they have the ability and ready willing capability to go to trial."

"They possess a distinguished group of trial lawyers." 

Work highlights Acted for Takata Corporation in a criminal antitrust investigation into the auto parts industry, involving allegations on wrongdoing across four continents. Successfully negotiated a corporate resolution with the DOJ.

Represented Bank of America in a number of suits brought by the conservator for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, arising from the sale of $55 billion in MBS.

Notable practitioners  

Brendan Sullivan is a long-established leader at the DC litigation Bar, demonstrating strength in high-stakes commercial disputes and white-collar criminal defense. His preeminent trial practice sees him described as an "icon" in the courtroom, and he is also noted for his handling of internal investigations. His recent work includes defending Bank of America against several MBS claims.

Kevin Downey regularly represents corporate executives and political figures in government investigations and white-collar criminal trials, and is also noted for his high-level securities litigation practice. "His judgment and ability to balance his clients' needs with the surrounding circumstances are among the best I have ever seen," enthuses one source. 

John Villa practices across a wide range of commercial, securities and financial services litigation. He is highly regarded for his legal malpractice expertise, and is described as "the leader at the Bar for representing lawyers."

The "very impressive" David Zinn regularly acts for clients in investigations by the SEC and other government bodies. His expertise in white-collar matters spans FCPA, fraud and criminal tax issues.

Dane Butswinkas has an outstanding reputation for handling a range of complex commercial cases, and is highly experienced in both trial and arbitration proceedings. "He is a very effective communicator who is extremely smart and quickly grasps the issues," comments one observer.

David Kendall is regarded by his peers as "an outstanding lawyer" and has a wealth of experience in handling high-stakes commercial matters. His practice also includes a focus on white-collar criminal defense, with expertise in areas such as wire fraud and bribery claims.

Robert Van Kirk is commended for his ability to "work well in teams, contributing and leading in ways that add tremendous value." His civil litigation practice focuses on matters ranging from breaches of fiduciary duty and large contractual disputes to product liability cases.

Robert Cary has a strong reputation in the market for his handling of government investigations and criminal trials arising from issues such as securities fraud and professional liability. He is described as an "exceptionally talented" practitioner.

The "top-flight" John Vardaman "has a stellar reputation," according to commentators. He is regularly sought after for his experience in complex commercial matters.

"Brilliant lawyer" Lance Wade "really understands the law and is very creative in his thinking," according to market commentators. He is noted for his expertise in government investigations, criminal defense litigation and high-value civil disputes.

"Consummate advocate" William McDaniels is frequently called upon for his deep expertise in litigation across a broad spread of commercial matters. Interviewees regard him as "tenacious, thorough and without fear."

Significant clients Samsung, AstraZeneca, Moneygram, Disney, Intel.

What the team is known for Dominant commercial litigation and criminal defense practice, leveraging firmwide strength in areas such as securities litigation and False Claims Act actions. Strong bench of top trial lawyers and former government attorneys, with experience in handling the full range of business disputes and enforcement proceedings for multinational companies and senior executives. Also fields extensive appellate capabilities.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They are an incredibly well-functioning team." 

"They have a great bench, and so much institutional knowledge." 

"They are absolutely top-notch: thoughtful, practical and approachable." 

Work highlights Advised RBS on investigations conducted by several state attorneys general in relation to MBS.

Acted for Boeing and United Launch Alliance in bringing a number of claims against the US Department of the Air Force relating to contracts governing launch services performed by the ULA.

Represented Talisker Land Holdings in litigation over ownership of ski terrain at Park City Mountain Resort.

Notable practitioners  

Howard Shapiro is an experienced white-collar practitioner who regularly handles complex criminal matters for large companies and individuals. "He is very even-handed, effective for his clients and has a lot of credibility with the DOJ," comments one source.

David Ogden is described as a "fabulous litigator" who draws on extensive experience in both civil and criminal litigation. His recent practice includes advising on class actions, arbitrations and appeals.

What the team is known for Frequently sought out for high-end white-collar criminal matters and commercial litigation. Noted strength in depth across the firm, with a large number of distinguished former prosecutors. Recognized for its excellent handling of multifaceted investigations, offering particular experience in representing individuals in criminal proceedings. Also maintains a strong civil practice on both the defense and plaintiff sides.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They are very competent and professional, and have a team-oriented culture."

"The quality across the board is excellent." 

"An extremely professional global firm." 

Work highlights Represented the former director of the IRS Exempt Organizations Office, Lois Lerner, in government investigations concerning applications for tax-exempt status.

Acted for Jim Graham, a DC City Council member, in a dispute over a contract awarded by the board of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.

Notable practitioners  

William Taylor "is widely recognized as one of the true leaders of the Bar" and "inspires a lot of confidence," comment market sources. He has extensive expertise in white-collar criminal defense and civil litigation, and is commended for his extensive courtroom experience and "phenomenal international practice."

Steven Salky is described by commentators as "a very effective communicator who is flexible and creative." He is highly regarded for his experience in acting for individuals and companies in criminal trials and major regulatory investigations, and is described as "a very smart trial lawyer."

Roger Zuckerman is a well-established figure at the white-collar Bar. He maintains an excellent reputation as a "well-grounded, very creative and wise" litigator, and is experienced across a notable range of criminal matters.

"Smart problem solver" Graeme Bush is highlighted for his experience in representing clients in civil litigation, and also offers expertise in white-collar criminal defense. He is noted for his versatile practice, which includes representing plaintiffs and defendants in securities fraud cases.

Eric Delinsky "can really get at the heart of what the business issue is, and look at it from multiple angles," according to clients. He is highly regarded for his handling of major investigations involving areas such as FCPA and insider trading, and is described as "cooperative, flexible and smart."

Blair Brown is recognized for his significant trial practice, and regularly represents clients in white-collar criminal defense proceedings. Interviewees note that he "does a magnificent job in terms of helping his client, and in bringing his experience and skills to bear in a reassuring way."

Significant clients Ethypharm, Willis.

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Barbara Wahl of Arent Fox LLP is well known for her skills in civil litigation, handling commercial claims for a range of claimants and defendants. According to sources, she is "very accurate and detail-oriented," and ensures that "everything moves very, very smoothly."

John Rowley draws on extensive prosecutorial and defense experience in the white-collar market, and is described as a "tenacious, smart and versatile" practitioner. He is based at Baker & McKenzie.

Jonathan Barr of Baker & Hostetler LLP is "attentive, diligent and very easy to work with." He has extensive experience in handling internal investigations and FCPA-related matters, in addition to a range of other white-collar criminal matters on behalf of companies and their senior members.

Henry Schuelke of Blank Rome LLP is described as a "very confident, direct and strong" white-collar practitioner. His client base includes companies, executives and government officials, and he is praised for his "great judgment and ability to always do a superb job."

Lawrence Wechsler of Blank Rome LLP has extensive experience in FCPA, antitrust and sanctions-related matters. He is commended for his "excellent judgment" and deep understanding of the white-collar market and "all of its many aspects and nuances." 

Stephen Best is a former prosecutor who advises on both cross-border and domestic white-collar cases. He draws significant praise for his extensive trial experience, and is described as "dynamic, and very good on his feet." He is based at Brown Rudnick LLP.

Mark Tuohey is a former federal prosecutor based at Brown Rudnick LLP, and regularly acts on behalf of companies and their senior members in white-collar investigations and trials. He recently advised the director of a Japanese auto parts manufacturer, DENSO, on an antitrust investigation by the DOJ.

Gregory Bruch of Bruch Hanna LLP maintains a high-quality securities practice, drawing on notable civil and criminal litigation strength. He is regularly retained to defend clients against SEC and DOJ proceedings.

Barry Boss of Cozen O'Connor is known for his client-centric approach to white-collar work, with peers stating that he "creates a strong bond with the clients" and is a "very sympathetic and empathetic lawyer." His recent practice includes handling diverse healthcare fraud and antitrust matters.

Abbe David Lowell chairs the white-collar practice at Chadbourne & Parke LLP, and is noted for his handling of investigations, enforcement proceedings and litigation. He is highlighted for his extensive trial and appellate practice, with sources praising his significant courtroom experience.

Raul Yanes is a highly regarded white-collar practitioner based at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, and is described by interviewees as "a smart guy with excellent judgment." His recent mandates including acting on behalf of several financial institutions in matters brought by the SEC, the DOJ and Congress.

Charles Leeper leads the white-collar criminal practice at Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP. His practice includes FCPA investigations, criminal antitrust matters and securities enforcement, and he is described as "detail-oriented, and very, very thoughtful."

Benito Romano is an experienced white-collar practitioner based at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP. He regularly represents clients facing diverse regulatory enforcement matters, including SEC actions, DOJ investigations and criminal trials. Clients describe him as "a natural leader," adding that "he really understands the dynamics of things."

Thomas Connolly of Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP is described as "a ferocious litigator, who is down to earth and connects well with clients." His recent work includes representing a Blackwater security team member in DOJ indictments arising from an investigation in a 2007 firefight in Iraq.

Joseph Esposito of Hunton & Williams LLP is an experienced commercial litigator who is applauded for his skill in "making the litigation process manageable and human." Clients hold him in high regard, noting that he is "a winner - and is very personable."

Jeff Ifrah is highlighted for his diverse white-collar criminal defense practice, which includes notable skill in gambling and gaming mattters. According to interviewees, he is "someone who will not just go the extra mile, but the extra ten miles for his client." He is the founder of Ifrah PLLC.

Carol Bruce maintains a strong reputation in the white-collar market. She is a well-known trial lawyer based at K&L Gates, and represents both individuals and corporate entities in criminal and civil disputes.

Amy Conway-Hatcher is a "thoughtful, creative lawyer" based at Kaye Scholer LLP. She is noted for her expert handling of cross-border matters, and "thinks outside of the box" when working on internal and external investigations. Clients praise the "strategic flair and strategic vision" she brings to her practice.

Former prosecutor Tiffany Moseley of Kaye Scholer LLP is highlighted for her notable white-collar criminal defense practice, and is commended for her ability to "work collaboratively to find a common ground." She handles a broad range of criminal and civil litigation, as well as advising on major investigations.

Mark Hansen is held in high regard as a "great trial lawyer" who is "a worthy adversary." His commercial litigation practice sees him represent a diverse client base, including companies and government entities. He is based at Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel, PLLC. 

Sole practitioner Bernie Grimm is described as "an extremely good trial lawyer." He has a broad criminal defense practice, advising on areas such as fraud and bribery investigations and litigation. 

Sole practitioner Stephen Braga has a broad practice that emphasizes criminal defense work, including white-collar matters. He also handles a range of civil litigation matters for corporate entities.

Steven McCool is described as "a ferocious fighter" and "fearless trial lawyer." His extensive criminal and civil litigation experience includes handling internal investigations, False Claims Act litigation and SEC enforcement proceedings. He is based at Mallon & McCool, LLC.

Jim Meyers of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP is described by sources as being "a very effective and really, really smart lawyer." His practice spans the full range of SEC enforcement issues, with recent highlights including acting for Ernst & Young Hua Ming in SEC proceedings involving documentation issues.

Michael Mann has a formidable securities-based practice, with extensive experience on the enforcement side. His recent highlights include the representation of four major financial institutions based on the Isle of Man in SEC allegations and related civil litigation. He is based at Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP.

Lawrence Robbins of Robbins, Russell, Englert, Orseck, Untereiner & Sauber LLP is particularly renowned for his appellate expertise in white-collar matters. He has extensive experience as an advocate on criminal and civil matters on both a state and national level, and is described as "very good in the appellate court AND in the trial court."

Adam Hoffinger recently joined Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP from Morrison & Foerster. He advises both individuals and corporations on an impressive range of white-collar and civil matters, including FCPA, antitrust and money laundering. He is particularly noted for his strong advocacy skills, with one source stating: "If you are in a foxhole with incoming mortar fire, he is great to have by your side."

Former federal prosecutor Peter White of Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP "understands how courts work and judges think" and is "very strategic," according to his clients. He is experienced in a range of criminal and civil matters, including FCPA, securities fraud and insider trading work.

Plato Cacheris of Trout Cacheris PLLC is held in high esteem for his extensive expertise in the white-collar market. He draws on longstanding experience in handling high-stakes investigations for high-profile individuals, including those involving fraud, corruption and bribery allegations.

Robert Trout of Trout Cacheris PLLC is an "extremely smart" lawyer who maintains an impressive practice in the white-collar arena. His expertise includes representing clients in civil claims such as high-value commercial disputes.

Bill Lawler of Vinson & Elkins LLP is held in high esteem for his "gravitas and knowledge" in white-collar cases. He recently advised Saipem on the enforcement action being pursued by the African Development Bank following FCPA violations by a Saipem subsidiary involved in the Nigerian Bonny Island development scheme.

Craig Margolis is a partner at Vinson & Elkins LLP, and is commended for his practical and business-driven approach to white-collar criminal litigation and investigations. He is particularly well versed in False Claims Act matters. 

Ralph Caccia is an experienced former federal prosecutor based at Wiley Rein LLP, and is noted for his excellent anticipation and focus on the significant issues. He has a broad practice, which includes FCPA matters and healthcare litigation.

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