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Litigation: General Commercial — Indiana


Barnes & Thornburg LLP - Litigation: General Commercial Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Prominent commercial litigation department with an impressive bench of trial lawyers whose experience spans state and federal courts. Maintains a strong reputation for its work in complex multiparty and class action disputes and arbitrations. Acts for a broad client base including several manufacturing and commercial clients in regional, national and international litigation.

Strengths Clients say: "They're very seasoned and experienced lawyers, who provide excellent and strategic advice."

Work highlights Acted for Indiana Family & Social Services Administration on a breach of contract action against IBM involving a $1.4 billion privatization contract.

Secured a $204 million jury verdict for Simon Property Group against its insurers in connection to flood damage at a shopping mall in Nashville Tennessee.

Notable practitioners

Larry Mackey represents executives and corporations in criminal and civil investigation proceedings. Sources say: "He is great at understanding issues at a high level, and managing it all to get the results we need."

The "very talented and skilled practitioner" John Maley has significant expertise as a commercial litigator, with extensive multijurisdictional trial experience. Market commentators say: "He's a fantastic commercial litigator."

Peter Rusthoven's enviable appellate litigation practice sees him handle disputes across a range of areas, including banking and environmental law. Sources say that he is "very intelligent" and highlight his "strategic insight."

Jan Carroll is best known for her work on product liability and professional liability claims. She is also experienced in real estate and land use-related matters.

Anne DePrez has a speciality in securities litigation and often advises on derivative actions. She also handles matters such as customer and shareholder disputes.

Andrew Detherage is "highly qualified to provide excellent counsel on a variety of real estate matters," reports one impressed source. He handles insurance coverage issues on behalf of policy holders, in addition to commercial disputes and toxic tort defense.

Joe Eaton has a broad practice that includes representation in product liability cases and pharmaceutical litigation. Peers say: "He is a fine lawyer and a delightful individual."

Robert MacGill advises on commercial cases and class actions. He is adept at handling product liability disputes.

Joseph Wendt chairs the commercial litigation team and often handles contact and franchise disputes. Clients say he is "incredibly practical" and "thinks about all the issues and looks at being able to advise in advance of those issues."

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Faegre Baker Daniels - Litigation: General Commercial Department

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第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Market-leading team of litigators offering experience across a range of domestic and international disputes, drawing on a strong national network when handling multijurisdictional litigation. Highlighted for its strength in product liability and mass tort claims, in addition to fielding expertise in trade secrets and IP disputes. Experienced in handling toxic torts and franchise disputes. Broad litigation capabilities complemented by additional expertise in mediation and arbitration.

Work highlights Acted for Technicolor USA in a multidistrict litigation concerning an alleged twelve-year global conspiracy among international cathode-ray tube (CRT) manufacturers to fix the price of CRTs used to manufacture computer monitors and televisions.

Defended American Family Insurance in a multidistrict litigation brought by several auto repair shops accusing insurers of conspiring to manipulate car repair costs to reduce their payments.

Notable practitioners

Robert Stanley is a good commercial lawyer according to market commentators. His expertise covers matters such as antitrust and breach of contract claims.

Jay Yeager has noted capabilities in securities fraud litigation and aviation disputes, among other areas.

David Herzog focuses on complex business and commercial litigation and is a recognized expert in disputes concerning bankruptcy and securities.

Brian Paul is a very well-regarded appellant lawyer, who can put complex issues into plain English, say sources. His expertise spans commercial issues and constitutional matters.

Joseph Tanner works on product liability issues, including multidistrict litigation and alternative dispute resolution. He is particularly well regarded for his representation of manufacturers.

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Frost Brown Todd LLC - Litigation: General Commercial Department

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第二等

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What the team is known for Regularly serves as national counsel for clients across a variety of industries. Offers expertise across disputes involving issues such as complex RICO violations, antitrust claims and breach of contract. Noted for its handling of white-collar criminal defense matters and appellate litigation. Advises individuals and corporations.

Strengths One source comments on the team's "excellent performance as a whole. We have been very happy with the service and results so far. They offer excellent value, they staff the case well and we are very pleased with how they've handled it."

Others report: "They are very knowledgeable, very personable, responsive and offer excellent customer service."

Work highlights Represented Skyline Steel in a wrongful death action alleging the company violated federal regulations and industry standards.

Acted for C. R. England on a wrongful death case arising from a multi-vehicle truck accident.

Notable practitioners

Maggie Smith has extensive experience in advising clients on appeals at the state and federal level. Peers say she is "smart, thorough and good to work with."

Alan Brown is adept at working with both defendants and plaintiffs on restrictive covenants and trade secret cases, among others. Sources describe him as "a skilled litigator."

Julia Gelinas chairs the firm's appellate practice group and fields extensive experience in appellate, construction, fidelity and surety matters. Peers say she is a "very capable and experienced attorney."

Nicholas Pappas has "done excellent product liability work for us" says one client, who adds: "He understands all elements of the law incredibly well, which helps inform our strategy." He maintains a national practice and often advises manufacturers in the automotive industry.

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Hoover Hull Turner LLP - Litigation: General Commercial Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Specialist litigation firm with a strong focus on commercial disputes. Offers a deep bench of experienced trial lawyers with expertise across areas such as ERISA litigation, professional liability cases and contract suits. Expertise also spans business torts. Clients include large local and national corporations. Particularly noted for its representation of law firms throughout the Midwest.

Strengths Sources say they "have some of the best litigators in town."

Clients report: "The team is talented, experienced and very responsive."

Work highlights Served as lead trial counsel for Service Corporation International in enforcing its IP rights under an asset purchase agreement.

Defended CVS Pharmacy in a defamation case brought by a doctor.

Notable practitioners

Andrew Hull is expert in matters such as contract claims, professional liability disputes and ERISA litigation. Sources describe him as "an outstanding trial lawyer" who provides "great customer service."

The "poised, experienced and creative" Wayne Turner is best known for his work in corporate and securities disputes. "He is one of those rare litigators who can do it all," notes one peer.

The "excellent and very talented" Alice Morical concentrates on commercial litigation, including business torts. Sources say she is "technically savvy and pragmatic."

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Ice Miller LLP - Litigation: General Commercial Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Notable litigation and mediation capabilities across a range of sectors, with significant strength in acting for technology clients in data security litigation. Offers further expertise in handling product liability disputes in the pharmaceutical and agribusiness industries, acting for clients in regional and national litigation proceedings. Experienced in defending class actions.

Strengths Sources say: "They were very impressive with their knowledge, responsiveness and support."

Clients note: "They have a wealth of knowledge and very good resources."

Work highlights Defended Deere & Company in a product liability action concerning the design of the company's equipment and the failure to provide certain warnings on the machinery.

Represented the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) in a case against Karma International who filed a lawsuit alleging that IMS failed to provide support in co-marketing a Maxim branded Indianapolis 500 Party.

Notable practitioners

Philip Whistler has broad practice that includes advising on IP, antitrust and distribution litigation. He is also experienced in advising clients in arbitrations.

Michael Wukmer chairs the litigation and IP group at the firm and advises on a range of business disputes. His expertise covers breach of fiduciary duty and fraud cases.

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Ice Miller attorneys have extensive experience in all levels of state and federal courts, as well as mediation and arbitration in front of various state and federal agencies.

Data Security/Privacy:

  • Practice includes former computer engineers and software developers
  • Represented companies in multi-state/multi-million dollar data breaches, including Fortune 100 information technology provider, retail brands, large data providers, and investment firms

Food & Agribusiness

  • Key clients span the food and ag industry including equipment manufacturers/dealers; grain handlers and processors; ag finance/equity capital providers; cooperatives; farm owners/operators; food technology companies/processors, input providers; livestock and dairy producers; restaurants; transportation firms; and trade associations
  • Support clients with corporate, labor (immigration), IP, regulatory compliance, litigation, data security, state and federal government affairs representation

Drug and Device

  • ​Nationally experience in well over 50 pharmaceutical and medical device mass torts

Securities Litigation/Corporate Governance

  • Represent clients in connection with investigations and civil and administrative actions initiated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, state securities regulators and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority
  • Represented investors and public agencies in private litigation and regulatory proceedings involving municipal bonds

Emergency Litigation

  • Handles complex commercial matters.​

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Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP - Litigation: General Commercial Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Maintains a strong reputation for its handling of trial and appellate cases such as IP disputes, professional liability claims and white-collar criminal defense. Notable litigation capabilities complemented by deep regulatory experience. Draws on a strong regional presence to represent business clients in regional and national litigation and appellate proceedings. Sector expertise covers those in the healthcare, transportation and energy industries, among others.

Work highlights Defended Hoosier Tool & Die against claims of breach of contract and fiduciary duty brought by the former owner of the company.

Successfully represented Watson Laboratories in a patent infringement case.

Notable practitioners

David Tittle is highly regarded for his capabilities in contract and shareholder disputes. He is noted for his work with banks and other financial institutes.

Karl Mulvaney enjoys market-wide recognition for his appellate practice. "His institutional knowledge is unparalleled and he has a wealth of experience," said a peer.

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Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP - Litigation: General Commercial Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Regularly represents clients in trials on a regional and national basis, defending against white-collar criminal charges and handling complex civil claims. Noted for its handling of energy, IP and environmental disputes. Experienced in defending product liability cases. Offers a particular sector expertise pertaining to the media industry, in addition to providing representation to government bodies and municipalities.

Strengths Clients say: "They are excellent; very responsive in all aspects."

Work highlights Acted for Heartland, the owner of the SPLENDA brand of artificial sweeteners, to pursue claims against Dunkin Donuts, IHOP and Applebee’s restaurants in connection with the unauthorized use of the SPLENDA trademarks and trade dress at their locations.

Defended Biomet and its subsidiaries in a products liability action concerning certain Biomet metal-on-metal hip products.

Notable practitioners

Jackie Bennett focuses on acting for corporate and individual clients in criminal and civil trial proceedings. Market commentators know him as an "excellent lawyer" and a "well regarded go-to name."

Richard Kempf is an "experienced litigator who is very practical," note sources. He advises on a range of disputes, including securities and product liability litigation.

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Taft’s Commercial Litigation team consists of over 170 nationally and internationally recognized attorneys. We offer our clients a wealth of experience in the law and in the courts in which we practice, as well as a passion for using our experience to help solve client problems.

Our litigators represent public and private companies, municipalities and government bodies on a local, national and international scale. We are experienced with the full range of litigation issues that businesses encounter.
 
We regularly appear before tribunals throughout the U.S. We know the courts, their personnel and the jury pools from which fact finders are drawn. While we are prepared to aggressively try cases to verdict, alternatives like mediation may provide a more cost-effective solution to solving a problem. Our litigators have represented clients and acted as mediators and arbitrators in all forms of alternative dispute resolution forums.

We also work to minimize the risks and exposure of doing business in today's litigious world. Our attorneys work with our clients to define, assess and minimize litigation risks and to develop programs to help them comply with specific contractual requirements and with the laws and regulations that affect their business.

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Senior Statesperson

Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

David Tittle is highly regarded for his capabilities in contract and shareholder disputes. He is noted for his work with banks and other financial institutes.

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Eminent Practitioner

Faegre Baker Daniels

From the Chambers USA guide

Robert Stanley is a good commercial lawyer according to market commentators. His expertise covers matters such as antitrust and breach of contract claims.

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Eminent Practitioner

Faegre Baker Daniels

From the Chambers USA guide

Jay Yeager has noted capabilities in securities fraud litigation and aviation disputes, among other areas.

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Faegre Baker Daniels

From the Chambers USA guide

David Herzog focuses on complex business and commercial litigation and is a recognized expert in disputes concerning bankruptcy and securities.

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Hoover Hull Turner LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Andrew Hull is expert in matters such as contract claims, professional liability disputes and ERISA litigation. Sources describe him as "an outstanding trial lawyer" who provides "great customer service."

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Cohen & Malad

From the Chambers USA guide

Irwin Levin of Cohen & Malad often advises on commercial disputes, including securities litigation, and regularly represents plaintiffs. Interviewees describe him as "a creative, dogged and highly skilled litigator."

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Barnes & Thornburg LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

The "very talented and skilled practitioner" John Maley has significant expertise as a commercial litigator, with extensive multijurisdictional trial experience. Market commentators say: "He's a fantastic commercial litigator."

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Hoover Hull Turner LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

The "poised, experienced and creative"  Wayne Turner is best known for his work in corporate and securities disputes. "He is one of those rare litigators who can do it all," notes one peer.

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Ice Miller LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Philip Whistler has broad practice that includes advising on IP, antitrust and distribution litigation. He is also experienced in advising clients in arbitrations.

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Wooden McLaughlin LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Douglas King of Wooden & McLaughlin LLP is recognized for his broad litigation practice and advises on areas such as toxic torts and product liability. He fields additional expertise in medical device litigation.

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Ice Miller LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Michael Wukmer chairs the litigation and IP group at the firm and advises on a range of business disputes. His expertise covers breach of fiduciary duty and fraud cases.

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Band 3

Frost Brown Todd LLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Alan Brown is adept at working with both defendants and plaintiffs on restrictive covenants and trade secret cases, among others. Sources describe him as "a skilled litigator."

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Barnes & Thornburg LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Jan Carroll is best known for her work on product liability and professional liability claims. She is also experienced in real estate and land use-related matters.

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Barnes & Thornburg LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Anne DePrez has a speciality in securities litigation and often advises on derivative actions. She also handles matters such as customer and shareholder disputes.

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Andrew J Detherage

Barnes & Thornburg LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Andrew Detherage is "highly qualified to provide excellent counsel on a variety of real estate matters," reports one impressed source. He handles insurance coverage issues on behalf of policy holders, in addition to commercial disputes and toxic tort defense.

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Band 3

Barnes & Thornburg LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Joe Eaton has a broad practice that includes representation in product liability cases and pharmaceutical litigation. Peers say: "He is a fine lawyer and a delightful individual."

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Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Richard Kempf is an "experienced litigator who is very practical," note sources. He advises on a range of disputes, including securities and product liability litigation.

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Bose McKinney & Evans LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Sam Laurin of Bose McKinney & Evans LLP is draws plaudits from the market for his capabilities in commercial and construction disputes. He also advises clients in arbitrations.

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Barnes & Thornburg LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Robert MacGill advises on commercial cases and class actions. He is adept at handling product liability disputes.

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Hoover Hull Turner LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

The "excellent and very talented" Alice Morical concentrates on commercial litigation, including business torts. Sources say she is "technically savvy and pragmatic."

^ See whole ranking table

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Frost Brown Todd LLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Nicholas Pappas has "done excellent product liability work for us" says one client, who adds: "He understands all elements of the law incredibly well, which helps inform our strategy." He maintains a national practice and often advises manufacturers in the automotive industry.

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Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

George Plews of Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP is a highly respected litigator who prosecutes and defends cost recovery claims and toxic torts, among other matters. "He has a good understanding of our business objectives and can frame the legal strategy accordingly," said a client.

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Faegre Baker Daniels

From the Chambers USA guide

Joseph Tanner works on product liability issues, including multidistrict litigation and alternative dispute resolution. He is particularly well regarded for his representation of manufacturers.

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Daniel D Trachtman

Wooden McLaughlin LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Daniel Trachtman of Wooden & McLaughlin LLP represents clients in product liability and professional liability disputes, among other areas. He often works with clients from the financial services and retail sectors.

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Barnes & Thornburg LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Joseph Wendt chairs the commercial litigation team and often handles contact and franchise disputes. Clients say he is "incredibly practical" and "thinks about all the issues and looks at being able to advise in advance of those issues."

^ See whole ranking table