“We trust this firm with much of our high-stakes work. We appreciate how its lawyers understand our business.” These client comments reported in Chambers USA 2011 reflect Arnold & Porter’s long-standing practice of serving as a valued partner to our clients. Our business litigators work closely with the firm's regulatory lawyers to assess how litigation would affect our clients’ business concerns from a multi-disciplinary perspective. We analyze the risks and opportunities, and then develop a creative and aggressive strategy that will efficiently advance the client’s interests.
Our business litigators are always prepared to take a case to trial, and we have extensive experience trying cases before judges and juries in federal and state courts from coast-to-coast, and in US and international arbitral forums. We have won and defended against claims for hundreds of millions of dollars in damages. However, often times the most favorable results for the client come from a consensual resolution. Our lawyers are skilled at negotiating compelling settlements, and we also have significant experience in alternative dispute resolution methods, such as mediation and arbitration.
Arnold & Porter’s business litigation clients are some of the leading corporations in the world: General Electric, Honeywell, Hewlett-Packard Company, Monsanto, ARCO/BP, Philip Morris, VISA, GlaxoSmithKline, GEICO, Hoffman-La Roche, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Kmart Corporation, VeriSign, and many others. We have experience litigating cases involving virtually every industry and profession, including financial services, accounting, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, sports, media, technology, telecommunications, manufacturing, and insurance. We represent both public and private companies as well as international sovereigns in contract disputes, business torts, product liability and mass torts, unfair business practices, and all manner of bet-the-company litigation. Our litigators have defended scores of class action litigations involving consumer protection/false advertising, antitrust, product liability, intellectual property, securities, distributor disputes, and environmental and toxic tort claims.
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