Bankruptcy & Restructuring:
The team has amassed vast experience handling restructuring and bankruptcy matters for creditors and debtors, including workouts, creditor committees, lender liability, and being appointed as trustee in bankruptcy matters. The bankruptcy litigators also handle all types of insolvencyrelated litigation, fraudulent-conveyance litigation, preference actions, and mortgage foreclosures.
The litigators are trial lawyers representing a range of clients in courtrooms and arbitration forums around the country. Clients value our business-minded approach to resolving their disputes, from complex commercial cases and class actions to securities litigation and white collar defense, and related appeals. The firm’s early case assessment process is key in helping clients evaluate the course of action that will best achieve their business and budgetary objectives.
The firm negotiates a range of complex construction contracts for public and private clients that fairly allocate the risks in a deal. The firm’s construction team also quickly resolves a full range of disputes, including defects, insurance coverage, and bankruptcy issues.
The firm brings legal and business know-how to a full range of corporate transactions, including in connection with M&A, venture capital and emerging growth companies, private equity, syndicated loans, impact investing, business technology and complex sourcing, international, banking and financial services, and SBICs.
Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation:
The firm advises on qualification rules under the Internal Revenue Code, plan administration and related ERISA fiduciary issues and executive compensation matters, as well as designs employee pension and welfare benefit plans.
Environment & Energy:
Clients across industries rely on the firm’s environmental attorneys to assess environmental risks, resolve litigation, and address their permitting, enforcement, and remediation needs. The firm’s energy attorneys advise on the full breadth of electric utility, natural gas, and renewable energy regulation; compliance; litigation; financing; transactions; and project development.
Financial Services Litigation:
The firm defends banks, broker-dealers, and investment companies against securities enforcement actions before the SEC, FINRA, and other federal and state regulators. The litigators represent companies against class actions, shareholder suits, breach-of-duty claims, and white-collar criminal defense.
The team of 130 intellectual property professionals, most with advanced degrees in science and engineering, includes 30 PhDs, an MD, 38 engineers and an FDA counselor. Clients are biotechnology, life sciences, technology and consumer goods companies that rely on the firm to build and manage complex patent and trademark portfolios to protect blockbuster drugs, critical technologies and global brands.
The coverage team handles policyholder claims and litigation around the world. The firm advises policyholders about emerging insurance products, assessing potential risks and analyzing existing insurance programs, including cyber and data breach coverage, D&O and E&O coverage, fiduciary liability, reinsurance, and captives and business interruption, among others.
Labor & Employment:
Employers trust the team to develop employment policies and procedures designed to prevent lawsuits, to conduct internal investigations, and, when necessary, to defend against litigation. The firm also helps clients protect confidential and proprietary information by drafting and enforcing non-competition agreements and other restrictive covenants.
The firm advises individuals on strategies to minimize income, estate, gift and generation skipping tax exposure as well as provides estate, retirement, charitable gift and business planning services to help clients to achieve their personal and financial goals.
The products group is counsel of record in more than 200 reported product liability and mass tort, class action, and multidistrict cases, including consumer fraud class actions. The firm has successfully represented pharmaceutical, medical devices, industrial, and consumer products clients in federal and state court trials and appeals.
The public finance team has participated in virtually every type of publicly funded financing transaction. The team has detailed knowledge of health care, higher education, housing, aviation, utilities and environmental financings.
The team’s attorneys are experienced dealmakers. From financing and acquisitions to development and leasing arrangements, the team knows how to take the transaction to the finish line. The firm assists clients at every stage, including handling development planning and zoning issues and property tax appeals.
The firm advises companies, individuals and tax-exempt organizations on all tax aspects of business law matters. The firm handles the full-range of civil and criminal tax controversies with tax authorities as well as related litigation before federal and state courts.