THE FIRM This well-established firm houses a top-rated litigation group with a presence on the national stage and the capacity to handle the most complex of disputes. Its lawyers are respected throughout the market for their expertise and the quality of their service, which takes in a variety of industries and the key areas of securities and white-collar litigation. Notable clients include Sony Computer Entertainment America, Hartford Investment Financial Services, Amgen and Pfizer.
Sources say: "A great department with great lawyers."
KEY INDIVIDUALS John Donovan is a leading figure in securities litigation, and a highly respected member of the team. A recent highlight saw him advise Ameriprise Financial Services on a mutual fund excessive fee class action.
Randall Bodner is known as a "truly exceptional" attorney, and brings great skill to his role as head of the firm's securities litigation group.
Michael Fee is an experienced litigator with great expertise in both civil and criminal matters. He recently acted for IASIS Healthcare with respect to the dismissal of a False Claims Act complaint.
Joshua Levy continues to develop a first-rate practice in the field of white-collar litigation, most notably in pharmaceutical and healthcare matters. Clients report that he is "smart, canny and a great guy."
Joan McPhee is also an expert in white-collar defense, among other types of business litigation. Clients note her "exceptional way with the jury" and confidence in the courtroom.
Brien O'Connor's clients "think the world of him," and are enthusiastic in their praise for the quality of his service.
Joan Lukey is an excellent lawyer with a very strong and varied business litigation practice. She is currently representing the plaintiff in a product liability action arising out of a helicopter crash in which the pilot survived but suffered severe injuries.
John Montgomery is the firm's managing partner and a hugely respected attorney whose own practice is concentrated on high-profile trials and appeals.
John Kenneth Felter is an IP specialist with long experience of handling complicated and high-value litigation in that space.
Harvey Wolkoff continues to excel in his handling of high-profile litigation in the state and federal courts, and recently represented Heartland Payment Systems in relation to a major computer data security breach.