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Described as a “litigation powerhouse” by Crain’s New York Business and a “premier litigation group populated by fantastic trial attorneys” by Chambers USA, we are comprised of 210 lawyers who work across the firm’s 13 offices representing defendants and plaintiffs, multinationals, middle market and small-cap businesses, financial institutions, partnerships and individuals.

Clients turn to us for our trial experience across a broad range of commercial litigation areas, including: antitrust and trade regulation; bankruptcy; criminal and regulatory defense and corporate investigations; false advertising and trademark; fiduciaries; insurance coverage; intellectual property, including copyright and patents; life sciences; labor and employment; media, sports and entertainment; privacy and data security; professional liability and malpractice; real estate; and securities. We also maintain an active appellate practice that both handles appeals and advises on trial issues.

Our lawyers have held positions as: the U.S. Attorney for New Jersey; Chiefs and Deputy Chiefs of divisions of U.S. Attorneys’ offices in New York and the District of Columbia; General Counsel of the SEC; Corporation Counsel of the City of New York; and supervisors in the SEC and the NY Attorney General's Office.

Our Litigation Department chairs, Steve Bauer and Brendan O'Rourke, lead a team grounded upon innovation and excellence, and our docket is a testament to the effectiveness and stature of a multifaceted, true powerhouse practice.