Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Our Litigation & Dispute Resolution professionals focus on counseling business clients with the goal of resolving disputes early – – before disputes become costly. “Costly” can mean many things: attorneys’ fees, lost productivity for management, and, often ignored, the emotional drain that is inherent in any dispute. We emphasize alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation and arbitration. However, when litigation is warranted by the facts, we represent our clients effectively before trial and appellate courts.
Our lawyers understand the transnational implications presented by litigation initiated in the United States involving international participants. We are familiar with jurisdictional issues that confront foreign nationals, the vagaries of U.S. “discovery” compared to its European counterpart, and the practicalities and legal complexities surrounding the enforcement of foreign judgments in the United States and abroad.
We handle litigation throughout the United States in both state and federal courts. We have attorneys who are admitted to practice in California, New York, and numerous federal courts and in the United States Supreme Court. In those instances where we are not permanently admitted to practice in a state or federal jurisdiction, we regularly secure admission to practice before those courts on a temporary (Pro Hac Vice) basis.