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Litigation: General Commercial — Indiana


Barnes & Thornburg LLP - Litigation: General Commercial

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Commentary from the Chambers USA guide

What the team is known for Prominent commercial litigation department with an impressive bench of trial lawyers. 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 are a very solid, well-experienced and professional firm."

Work highlights Prosecuted a breach of contract action against IBM on behalf of Indiana Family & Social Services Administration, gaining damages in excess of $175 million.

Represented Pickford Real Estate in a class action brought by sellers of real estate in California. The plaintiffs alleged that the company received improper referral fees from real estate settlement service providers.

Significant clients Dow AgroSciences, DePuy, Kite Realty Group, Whirlpool, Simon Property Group.

Notable practitioners

The "very knowledgeable" Larry Mackey is highly regarded for his representation of corporates and executives in white-collar criminal litigation. Mackey's practice also includes defense work for multinational clients in FCPA investigations.

The "fantastic" John Maley is a "very well respected" commercial litigator who lends his vast experience to complex business disputes. He recently led the firm's representation of Indiana Family & Social Services Administration in a breach of contract action against IBM.

Peter Rusthoven is recognized for his strength as an appellate litigator. He has excelled in disputes pertaining to a range of areas including banking, contract and environmental law. Rusthoven handles appellate litigation as part of a broader practice that also encompasses trial advocacy and corporate transactional matters.

Jan Carroll is known for her work handling product liability and professional liability claims, in addition to fielding expertise in a broader range of commercial disputes. Her practice also includes experience in alternative dispute resolution.

Anne DePrez focuses her practice on securities litigation, including securities fraud class actions and shareholder derivative suits. DePrez chairs the firm's financial and regulatory litigation practice group and is also noted for her handling of complex commercial litigation.

Andrew Detherage is "very thorough and professional," garnering respect from clients for his "attention to detail and litigation experience." He is known for his representation of policyholders in insurance coverage disputes throughout the USA. He is admitted to practice in both Indiana and California.

Robert MacGill regularly represents domestic and foreign-owned companies in commercial cases and class actions. He recently led the firm's defense of Pickford Real Estate in a high-value class action brought by sellers of real estate who alleged that the company had received improper kickbacks from settlement service providers.

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Faegre Baker Daniels - Litigation: General Commercial

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Commentary from the Chambers USA guide

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. Broad litigation capabilities complemented by additional expertise in mediation and arbitration.

Strengths One client affirms: "I feel I'm dealing with a high-quality law firm." The interviewee elucidates: "They grasp the issues, they don't just pay lip service. They thoroughly understand not just the legal aspects, but also the facts."

Value for money Clients report: "We are very pleased with the service and value we receive from Faegre Baker Daniels."

Work highlights Acted for Universal Alloy Corporation in a trade secrets case brought by Alcoa, which sought injunctive relief and damages in excess of $200 million.

Defended American Family Mutual Insurance Company in multidistrict antitrust litigation brought by several auto repair shops that alleged a conspiracy among insurers to manipulate car repair costs.

Significant clients Zimmer, Eli Lilly, Midwest Poultry Services, Target, Technicolor.

Notable practitioners

Robert Stanley is a highly experienced attorney whose practice covers a range of commercial disputes, including contract litigation and antitrust claims. Sources name him "a fantastic lawyer."

Jay Yeager is highly regarded for his broad litigation expertise, having tried a variety of cases in both state and federal court. Yeager currently serves as the firm's professional responsibility counsel.

David Herzog heads the firm's business litigation group and is recognized for his expertise in handling a broad range of disputes including securities litigation, partnership disputes and bankruptcy litigation. Among other recent matters, he defended Universal Alloy Corporation in connection with a misappropriation of trade secrets claim brought by Alcoa.

Joseph Tanner focuses his practice on product liability litigation, with significant experience in acting for manufacturers in medical device-related disputes. He counsels clients on all aspects of litigation, including trial strategy and defense coordination, in addition to advising clients on risk avoidance and compliance.

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Frost Brown Todd LLC - Litigation: General Commercial

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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.

Strengths The team is praised by interviewees for its commercial knowledge and approach: "When working with them you can trust the result and the process. They have sound business acumen and have their finger on the pulse of business and commerce."

Clients say: "They're among the best in terms of subject knowledge and client service."

Work highlights Defended Joy Mining Technologies in a product liability case in which the plaintiff was seeking over $10 million.

Acted for Duke Energy of Indiana in a lawsuit against Comcast concerning the nonpayment of joint-use fees.

Significant clients Reith-Riley Construction, Ford, ESPN, Polet Group, Duke Energy.

Notable practitioners

Chair of the firm's business litigation group Alan Brown is known for his work in securities and trade secrets litigation. His broad practice also includes corporate disputes, with experience acting on behalf of both minority and majority shareholders.

Maggie Smith is experienced in representing clients at all levels of appellate proceedings in state and federal court. Clients say: "She is insightful, decisive and gives very clear strategic advice. Her writing skills are great and in the appeals court she did a fantastic, articulate job – sometimes people's writing skills diverge from their speaking but she is the complete package."

Nicholas Pappas has a respected national litigation practice, regularly defending clients in product liability disputes. His client list includes several manufacturers in the automotive sector. He garners praise from interviewees for his strong customer service: "His client service and responsiveness is among the best of the attorneys I work with."

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Hoover Hull Turner LLP - Litigation: General Commercial

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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. Clients include large local and national corporations; it is particularly noted for its representation of law firms throughout the Midwest.

Strengths One client reports: "They stand above the crowd. They have the depth of experience and talent of a much larger firm, while still providing the high communication and personalization of a smaller group."

Clients draw attention to the team's strong customer service skills: "I give them an A+ on client service for their immediate response to all correspondence and questions."

Work highlights Defended Junior Achievement of Central Indiana and its current executive officers against defamation claims brought by its former executive director.

Acted as trial counsel for commercial trucking manufacturer Wabash National in defense of claims of up to $10 million brought by a former dealer. The plaintiff claimed to have been in a franchisee relationship with the defendant and alleged anticompetitive practices in violation of the Sherman Act.

Significant clients Simon Property Group, United Fidelity Bank, hhgregg, Vectren, Community Health Network.

Notable practitioners

Andrew Hull is highly regarded for his representation of publicly traded and midmarket companies in commercial disputes such as ERISA and trade secret litigation. Clients praise him as "an absolutely gifted communicator and strategist," noting that "he is a gentleman, very knowledgeable and very well respected in the state of Indiana."

"Terrific lawyer" Wayne Turner is lauded by one interviewee as "one of the best in the state and a very good litigator." He focuses his practice on corporate governance and securities litigation, while regularly lending his expertise to professional liability defense work.

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Ice Miller LLP - Litigation: General Commercial

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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.

Strengths Clients praise the firm as "excellent," while drawing attention to the team's strong client service: "I get answers in a timely manner – they are always responsive."

Work highlights Acted for a group of banks, including First National Bank of Durango, Mancos Valley Bank, Citizens Bank of Pagosa Springs and Farmers Saving Bank, in defense of a $7 million securities fraud action. The banks were the underwriters of municipal bonds which defaulted shortly after issuance.

Successfully defended Paul Yaffe and Paul Yaffe Design against patent infringement claims brought by a patent owner and his company.

Significant clients Angie's List, Vera Bradley, Lucas Oil Products, Guardian Interlock, Eli Lilly.

Notable practitioners

Philip Whistler is experienced in handling an array of commercial disputes, including contract disputes and securities and corporate governance litigation. He is also noted for his representation of clients in arbitrations.

James Petersen offers a broad business litigation practice, with particular strength in insurance litigation and product liability cases. He is also experienced in matters such as securities litigation and creditors' rights disputes.

Michael Wukmer is noted by one client for his "sound legal advice and good balance between the legal position and common sense." He chairs the firm's litigation group and acts for corporate clients and high net worth individuals in a wide range of business disputes.

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Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP - Litigation: General Commercial

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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.

Work highlights Defended Blue Sky Resort and Blue Sky Casino in a nationwide class action concerning a data security breach. The plaintiffs sought in excess of $5 million compensation, but the case was dismissed as no 'injury in fact' was proved.

Acted for Lawrenceberg Municipal Utilities in defense of a high-value dispute with American Electric Power. The litigation involved breach of contract claims and state regulatory issues.

Significant clients Extendicare Health Services, First Merchants Bank, McClane Company, Lawrenceberg Municipal Utilities, Best Chairs.

Notable practitioners

David Tittle has a broad litigation practice, with particular strength in securities litigation, shareholder disputes and class actions. He is also noted for his handling of alternative dispute resolution, regularly serving as an arbitrator or mediator in business disputes.

Karl Mulvaney garners market-wide recognition for his appellate practice. He is noted by one interviewee for his "great relationship with the appellate court – he is very well connected in there."

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Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP - Litigation: General Commercial

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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. Offers a particular sector expertise pertaining to the media industry, in addition to providing representation to government bodies and municipalities.

Strengths Clients describe the firm's performance as "excellent," with one noting: "They were thorough, resourceful and creative. They have a unique ability to put themselves in the place of the businesspeople making their decisions."

Another interviewee states: "Their knowledge on how to handle the other side was top notch and they brought an intimidating stance due to the firm and the number of similar cases they had worked on – they had that breadth of expertise."

Work highlights Defended Biomet in a multidistrict product liability collective action brought by over 2,500 plaintiffs seeking hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation.

Acted for the City of Gary, Indiana, to bring an action against a scrap yard seeking remediation of a contaminated site.

Significant clients Emmis Communications Corporation, Flexible Foam Products, Health and Hospital Corporation of Marion County, Energy Transfer Partners, National Waste & Recycling Association.

Notable practitioners

Jackie Bennett is known for his broad litigation practice which includes white-collar criminal, civil and commercial disputes. He focuses his practice on acting for corporate and individual clients in trial proceedings, drawing on a strong background in federal prosecution and investigations.

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Taft’s General Litigation group has more than 170 attorneys who are in state and federal courts every day throughout Ohio, Illinois, Indiana and into Kentucky. We offer our clients a wealth of experience in the law and in the courts in which we practice, as well as a passion to use our experience to help solve client problems. The breadth of our practice covers the full range of litigation issues that businesses and individuals encounter. We represent public and private companies, municipalities and governmental bodies, and individuals, on a local, national and international scale.

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Senior Statesmen

Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP

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David Tittle has a broad litigation practice, with particular strength in securities litigation, shareholder disputes and class actions. He is also noted for his handling of alternative dispute resolution, regularly serving as an arbitrator or mediator in business disputes.

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Faegre Baker Daniels

From the Chambers USA guide

Robert Stanley is a highly experienced attorney whose practice covers a range of commercial disputes, including contract litigation and antitrust claims. Sources name him "a fantastic lawyer."

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Eminent Practitioner

Faegre Baker Daniels

From the Chambers USA guide

Jay Yeager is highly regarded for his broad litigation expertise, having tried a variety of cases in both state and federal court. Yeager currently serves as the firm's professional responsibility counsel.

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Faegre Baker Daniels

From the Chambers USA guide

David Herzog heads the firm's business litigation group and is recognized for his expertise in handling a broad range of disputes including securities litigation, partnership disputes and bankruptcy litigation. Among other recent matters, he defended Universal Alloy Corporation in connection with a misappropriation of trade secrets claim brought by Alcoa.

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Hoover Hull Turner LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Andrew Hull is highly regarded for his representation of publicly traded and midmarket companies in commercial disputes such as ERISA and trade secret litigation. Clients praise him as "an absolutely gifted communicator and strategist," noting that "he is a gentleman, very knowledgeable and very well respected in the state of Indiana." 

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Cohen & Malad

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Irwin Levin serves as the managing partner of Cohen & Malad. He garners recognition for a commercial litigation practice that includes the representation of plaintiffs in consumer class actions. He also fields expertise in handling securities and insurance fraud disputes.

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Barnes & Thornburg LLP

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The "fantastic" John Maley is a "very well respected" commercial litigator who lends his vast experience to complex business disputes. He recently led the firm's representation of Indiana Family & Social Services Administration in a breach of contract action against IBM.

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Hoover Hull Turner LLP

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"Terrific lawyer" Wayne Turner is lauded by one interviewee as "one of the best in the state and a very good litigator." He focuses his practice on corporate governance and securities litigation, while regularly lending his expertise to professional liability defense work.

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Ice Miller LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Philip Whistler is experienced in handling an array of commercial disputes, including contract disputes and securities and corporate governance litigation. He is also noted for his representation of clients in arbitrations.

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Wooden & McLaughlin

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Douglas King of Wooden McLaughlin is noted for a broad commercial litigation practice covering areas such as product liability disputes, chemical litigation and toxic torts. Sources name him "a great defense attorney."

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Ice Miller LLP

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James Petersen offers a broad business litigation practice, with particular strength in insurance litigation and product liability cases. He is also experienced in matters such as securities litigation and creditors' rights disputes.

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Ice Miller LLP

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Michael Wukmer is noted by one client for his "sound legal advice and good balance between the legal position and common sense." He chairs the firm's litigation group and acts for corporate clients and high net worth individuals in a wide range of business disputes.

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Frost Brown Todd LLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Chair of the firm's business litigation group Alan Brown is known for his work in securities and trade secrets litigation. His broad practice also includes corporate disputes, with experience acting on behalf of both minority and majority shareholders.

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Barnes & Thornburg LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Jan Carroll is known for her work handling product liability and professional liability claims, in addition to fielding expertise in a broader range of commercial disputes. Her practice also includes experience in alternative dispute resolution.

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Barnes & Thornburg LLP

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Anne DePrez focuses her practice on securities litigation, including securities fraud class actions and shareholder derivative suits. DePrez chairs the firm's financial and regulatory litigation practice group and is also noted for her handling of complex commercial litigation.

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Andrew J Detherage

Barnes & Thornburg LLP

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Andrew Detherage is "very thorough and professional," garnering respect from clients for his "attention to detail and litigation experience." He is known for his representation of policyholders in insurance coverage disputes throughout the USA. He is admitted to practice in both Indiana and California.

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Bose McKinney & Evans LLP

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Sam Laurin of Bose McKinney & Evans LLP regularly represents clients in state and federal court, litigating a range of commercial and construction disputes. He is also known for his expertise in arbitration proceedings.

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Barnes & Thornburg LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Robert MacGill regularly represents domestic and foreign-owned companies in commercial cases and class actions. He recently led the firm's defense of Pickford Real Estate in a high-value class action brought by sellers of real estate who alleged that the company had received improper kickbacks from settlement service providers.

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Frost Brown Todd LLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Nicholas Pappas has a respected national litigation practice, regularly defending clients in product liability disputes. His client list includes several manufacturers in the automotive sector. He garners praise from interviewees for his strong customer service: "His client service and responsiveness is among the best of the attorneys I work with."

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Pence Hensel LLC

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Linda Pence of Pence Hensel LLC is noted for an impressive civil litigation practice covering areas such as insurance litigation, IP disputes and regulatory litigation. Pence handles such matters as part of a broader practice that also encompasses white-collar criminal litigation.

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Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP

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George Plews of Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP is a recognized trial and appellate lawyer, with a strong focus on environmental cleanup and insurance recovery litigation. Clients consider him to be "extremely knowledgeable about the field of insurance coverage."

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Faegre Baker Daniels

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Joseph Tanner focuses his practice on product liability litigation, with significant experience in acting for manufacturers in medical device-related disputes. He counsels clients on all aspects of litigation, including trial strategy and defense coordination, in addition to advising clients on risk avoidance and compliance.

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