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Commercial Litigation, New York

Companies attracted to New York for the business opportunities of a major commercial center need counsel skilled in the nuances of its courts when disputes arise. Arnold & Porter brings the proven abilities and efficiencies of a deep bench of litigators at home in New York federal and state courts. Our Commercial Litigation team draws on the insights of veteran New York thought leaders — a former New York State appeals and trial court judge, current and past officers of New York bar associations, attorneys who served in New York government, former New York law clerks, and authors of New York law. By combining business practicality with creative litigation strategies tailored to a New York venue, we have established a successful record of resolving high-stakes commercial disputes.

  • New York State of Mind: Knowing how to best navigate the process, in motions and in the courtroom, allows us to resolve client disputes efficiently and cost-effectively.

  • Trusted Advisors Who Can Try Cases: We work closely with our clients to define and achieve their litigation objectives. Our deep bench of first-chair trial lawyers prepares each case for trial at the outset, enabling clients to aggressively pursue their desired result.

  • Renowned Regulatory and Industry Experience: Integrating the distinctive expertise of the firm's leading regulatory practices gives our firm an edge in devising creative, successful solutions.

Arnold & Porter litigators are "master strategists," "trusted trial lawyers" and "effective advocates in court." —Chambers USA Client Quotes

Experience Highlights

  • Samsung in defense of claims for breach of a contractual indemnification provision filed by CSC Holdings, LLC (Cablevision) in the New York State Commercial Division. CSC Holdings v. Samsung
  • JPMorgan Chase in successful defense and appeal of Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower case.
  • Ad Hoc Group of Term Loan Lenders to Arch Coal in New York State Commercial Division, defeating an injunction requested by junior creditors relating to a debt restructuring in connection with bankruptcy proceedings.
  • Sandoz in securing dismissal of tort and fraud-based claims in New York State’s Commercial Division, brought on behalf of the former shareholders of Oriel Therapeutics, which Sandoz had acquired pursuant to a merger agreement.
  • RSM US LLP, a national audit, tax and consulting firm, in securing summary judgment of a commercial dispute in New York Supreme Court.
  • Scott-Macon Securities Inc., as plaintiff, in obtaining summary judgment in New York Supreme Court before a single deposition was taken, regarding a breach of an advisory agreement.
  • American Capital Ltd., as defendant, in obtaining a denial of preliminary injunction and dismissal of New York Supreme Court case concerning the sale of commercial mortgage-backed securities.
  • Baltic Trading Ltd., as defendant, in defeating a preliminary injunction, and obtaining dismissal, of a New York Supreme Court case challenging the fairness of a related-party merger agreement.
  • Dunkin' Donuts in obtaining dismissal of putative class action claiming deceptive advertising in the Eastern District of New York. Chen v. Dunkin' Brands

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