THE FIRM This fine group is well versed in handling disputes across a number of sectors, including healthcare, financial services and transport. It also remains a popular choice in class action litigation. Clients appreciate that they always have access to large number of specialists at this firm, not only from the Manchester practice but also from other offices nationwide. Its clients include Dartmouth, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinic, L'Oréal, Amalgamated Bank and JPMorgan Chase.
Sources say: "I think of them as a law firm that has a wealth of legal resources and a pool of people who are extremely knowledgeable."
KEY INDIVIDUALS Gordon MacDonald is "an excellent litigator - not only is his writing top-notch, and his arguments well researched and well articulated, but he can also adapt his approach to particular clients and their needs," a client enthuses. In addition to representing private and publicly traded companies and financial institutions, he is also an excellent choice of counsel for religious and nonprofit organizations.
Kevin Fitzgerald distinguishes himself with "his exemplary technical skills, professionalism and attention to detail." He defends clients in matters including corporate fiduciary duty, securities enforcement, and employment law claims involving corporate executives. He is also well versed in insurance coverage disputes.
David Vicinanzo is described as "an excellent attorney" and "thoughtful, bright and well respected." With several years of experience as federal prosecutor, his practice focuses primarily on government investigations and representing organizations and individuals in civil and criminal matters.
Scott O'Connell is another well-regarded attorney at the firm and is singled out for "his ability to see the bright light and defuse tensions." He recently represented Citibank in an action against a government entity deriving from a failed municipal finance transaction.