- Chairman: Michael E Nannes
- Managing Partner, Washington, DC: Richard J Leveridge
- Managing Partner, New York: Howard Graff
- Managing Partner, California Offices: James H Turken
- Number of Partners: 120
- Number of Attorneys: 310
Dickstein Shapiro LLP, founded in 1953, is internationally recognized for its work with clients, from start-ups to Fortune 500 corporations. Dickstein Shapiro provides strategic counsel and develops multidisciplinary legal solutions by leveraging its core strengths—litigation, regulatory, transactions, and advocacy—to successfully advance clients’ business interests. The firm has offices in Los Angeles, New York, Orange County, Silicon Valley, Stamford, and Washington, DC.
Main Areas of Practice:
Complex Dispute Resolution:
Dickstein Shapiro’s Complex Dispute Resolution (CDR) Practice provides comprehensive solutions to avoid, limit, and resolve complex litigation and liability problems. The firm’s CDR attorneys succeed at helping clients maximize recoveries and minimize exposure through creative, cost-effective dispute resolution alternatives and strategies.
Corporate & Finance:
The Corporate and Finance Practice is international in scope and involves representation of some of the world’s largest corporations, commercial banks, investment banks, and venture capital firms. This practice ranges from small, traditional transactions to large, highly complex transactions, and provides a full range of corporate, financial, and transactional legal services to its clients.
Dickstein Shapiro’s multiservice Energy Practice offers a complete range of services to companies that develop, finance, operate, acquire, sell, restructure, or manage large energy infrastructure projects, including renewable and conventional power plants, transmission lines, pipelines, and water desalination plants. The practice has second-to-none capabilities and experience, particularly with respect to federal and state electric and gas regulation, domestic and international energy transactions, litigation, compliance, and enforcement matters.
Government Law & Strategy:
Dickstein Shapiro seeks to advance clients’ interests before the legislative and executive branches of government – a practice unique to Washington, DC. Attorneys and advisors provide support in a number of areas, including public policy, government contracts, State Attorneys General, global security, political law, and congressional investigations.
Dickstein Shapiro’s premier Insurance Coverage Group – one of the nation’s largest – represents policyholders around the country in disputes with their insurers. Many of the firm’s insurance coverage attorneys are nationally recognized as leaders in insurance recovery, and attorneys have briefed and argued many of the most important and best-known decisions favorable to policyholders in federal and state appellate courts. The firm has helped clients recover $5 billion in the last five years alone from insurers and insurance brokers under a wide range of policies.
Combining decades of litigation experience with a robust procurement and asset management practice, Dickstein Shapiro’s Intellectual Property attorneys devise strategies to help clients protect IP assets while maximizing their value. The firm has handled litigations on both the plaintiff side and defense side involving claims from a few million to hundreds of millions of dollars. The practice also develops comprehensive IP programs and strategies encompassing all aspects of clients’ intellectual property needs, including asset management, patent and trademark procurement, licensing, and counseling.
Litigation:Areas of PracticeAntitrust & Financial Services
Complex Dispute Resolution
Corporate & Finance
Financial Restructuring & Bankruptcy
Public Policy & Law
State Attorneys General
White Collar Criminal Defense & Investigations
With more than 200 litigators in offices nationwide, Dickstein Shapiro’s attorneys provide the highest level of integrated representation in numerous inter-related areas, and excel in litigating and settling complex, highstakes business disputes. Whether through trial verdicts, arbitrations, settlements, or other litigation alternatives, Dickstein Shapiro’s litigators seek the best outcome possible for their clients’ goals and their bottom line.