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Arnold & Porter is widely recognized for our successful record in sensitive, complex, or high-stakes litigation nationwide. We partner with our clients to determine how they define success, and then find the optimal path to effective resolution of their legal dispute.

Our litigation clients include some of the leading corporations in the world: Adobe, Atlantic Richfield, AIG, Airbus, Barnes & Noble, BP, Charles Schwab, General Electric, GlaxoSmithKline, HarperCollins Publishers, Honeywell, Philip Morris, Samsung, VISA, and Wells Fargo.

Deep bench of skilled litigators. Nearly 500 litigators work across nine offices as one multi-disciplinary team. We draw on the significant experience of former federal, state and international prosecutors; former government officials; former clerks to the US Supreme Court, and appellate and district courts; and our seasoned trial lawyers to provide creative, effective solutions.

Renowned regulatory and industry experience. Clients benefit from our firm's distinctive regulatory and industry expertise. We combine a deep understanding of the business issues facing our clients with creative legal analysis to develop the most effective defense strategy.

Trial-ready approach. With more than 60 first chair trial lawyers, our team has successfully represented clients in hundreds of jury and bench trials. By preparing each case for trial, we are able to aggressively pursue the most favorable results for our clients - whether it is securing a verdict, winning through motion practice, or avoiding the risks of litigation through negotiation.

Premiere class action defense. In just the last 5 years, our firm has defended more than 120 class actions and other cases involving aggregate claims lawsuits, and we regularly prevail on dispositive motions, class certification motions, at trial, and on appeal. We frequently are asked to develop and implement and lead joint defense groups, coordinate multi-district or multi-forum litigation, and litigate non-class mass actions.

Breadth of experience. Our lawyers have been involved in precedent-setting cases in virtually every major sector including:

Experience

Carnival Corporation Dismissal of all US claims involving Costa Concordia shipwreck

Acted as lead counsel for the defendants in lawsuits and appeals across the US arising from the widely-publicized January 2012 shipwreck involving the Costa Crociere cruise ship Costa Concordia.

BP West Coast Products Hoskin Hogan v. BP West Coast Products LLC

Secured jury trial victory against allegations of overcharging and a defective point of sale computer system.

VISA USA Visa "indirect purchaser" litigation

Defend client in more than 40 state court "indirect purchaser" actions filed by consumers alleging higher prices paid as a result of the purported "tying" and other alleged anti-competitive conduct.

Philip Morris USA Engle progeny litigation

Represent client in over 8,000 cases filed by plaintiffs in state and federal courts in Florida asserting claims for personal injury and wrongful death.

Atlantic Richfield Co. County of Santa Clara, et al. v. Atlantic Richfield Company, et al.

Successfully defended client against public nuisance claims brought by cities and counties in California.

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Recognition

Arnold & Porter Again Named to the National Law Journal's "Appellate Hot List" for 2015
U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers' "Best Law Firms" 2011-2015 for Appellate Law
Chambers UK: The UK's Leading Lawyers for Business 2013-2015 for Life Sciences: Product Liability (UK-wide)
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