Commercial Litigation

Our Commercial Litigation team is more than 600 strong, with litigators in the US and Europe representing clients involved in virtually every industry and profession, including manufacturing, computer sciences, consumer products, electronics, financial services, private equity, hedge fund, banking, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, and health care. We have won and defended against claims for hundreds of millions of dollars in damages, and some of our biggest wins have come in resolving what appeared to be intractable disputes. We are creative and efficient problem solvers, which is why companies like Airbus, ARCO/BP, Barnes & Noble, General Electric, GlaxoSmithKline, Honeywell, Irving Oil, Lutron Electronics, and VISA have called on us to handle some of their most challenging conflicts.

Clients benefit from our ability to field teams with cross-disciplinary and jurisdictional experience that can collaborate with them on any type of transaction-related dispute. We are seasoned trial lawyers who are adept at fashioning business solutions to complex commercial disputes, including claims of breach of contract, breach of duty, fraud, and other business torts. As a practical matter, that means we bring analytical and strategic firepower at the front end and, when needed, we will aggressively and thoughtfully represent your interests in court, in arbitration, or in mediation.

For information regarding our commercial litigation experience in Europe, read about the Commercial Disputes, Europe group.


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.

Freedom Soccer Freedom Soccer v. Womens Professional Soccer League

Successfully represented women’s professional soccer franchise in preventing termination of the franchise by the Women’s Professional Soccer League.

Kloiber Holdings Kloiber Holdings v. Sopris LLC

Won arbitration verdict of US$12 million plus attorneys' fees in fraud and breach of fiduciary duties case.

Britannia Pacific Properties RC/PB, Inc. v. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company LLC, Marriott International Inc. and Avendra LLC

Represented client as lead trial counsel in litigation involving corporate charge cost allocations that resulted in the successful termination and transition of a luxury resort operated by Ritz-Carlton in Palm Beach, Florida.

Sacramento Municipal Utility District Sacramento Municipal Utility District v. United States

Won US$75 million mitigation damages in judgments over breached disposal contracts.



The American Lawyer
Litigation Department of the Year – Honorable Mention (2019)
U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers
"Best Lawyers" – Commercial Litigation (2018-2020)
The Legal 500 UK
Dispute Resolution: Commercial Litigation (2017-2020)

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