THE FIRM The group at the Baltimore office of this international titan is viewed as a go-to firm for high-profile, highly complex litigation. Sources praise the firm for the depth of its bench, the strength of its associates and the responsiveness of its attorneys, as well as the efficiency of its billing. The team handles litigation across a wide variety of areas, including white-collar crime, legal malpractice and civil disputes, and is also sought after for its expertise in high-profile bankruptcy cases. Its clients are drawn from a diverse range of sectors including financial services, construction and engineering.
Sources say: "I would trust them with bet-the-company cases."
KEY INDIVIDUALS Neil Dilloff "is one of the best trial lawyers I've ever seen," according to one impressed source. He is also praised for being "frank, honest, hard-working and good-humored." He has notable experience in professional malpractice, construction and insurance litigation.
The much-admired Robert Mathias is joint global leader and US chair of the firm's litigation practice, and specializes in IP, class action and commercial disputes. He is also routinely sought after to handle white-collar criminal litigation.
Charles Scheeler is "just an absolutely superior attorney" and "the closest I have seen to Perry Mason." He focuses on commercial litigation and is also well regarded for his work in white-collar crime and internal investigations.
Brett Ingerman is "very smart, easy to work with, well respected, well versed in law, and has an ability to work his way around the courtroom," according to sources. He is also noted for his ability to get along with everyone from witnesses to senior executives.
Richard Kremen's "knowledge and expertise is very deep, and he can explain complex issues simply and clearly, and does not waste words." He is an excellent choice for clients seeking representation in bankruptcy and commercial lending litigation.