Dickstein Shapiro LLP, a Market Leading Specialty FirmSM founded in 1953, is internationally recognized for its work with clients, from start-ups to Fortune 500 corporations. Dickstein Shapiro provides strategic counsel and develops multidisciplinary legal solutions by leveraging its core strengths—litigation, regulatory, transactions, and advocacy—to successfully advance clients’ business interests.
MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE
COMPLEX DISPUTE RESOLUTION
The Complex Dispute Resolution (CDR) Practice provides
comprehensive solutions to avoid, limit, and resolve complex litigation and
liability problems. Our CDR attorneys succeed at helping clients maximize
recoveries and minimize exposure through creative, cost-effective dispute
resolution alternatives and strategies. We manage complex liability problems, particularly
in times of crisis, for major corporate and government clients. This work
includes: negotiating and structuring nationwide and statewide class
settlements; providing comprehensive risk analyses and strategic planning; and
representing individuals and organizations in high-profile federal
CORPORATE & FINANCE
The Corporate & Finance Practice focuses on middle-market transactions—those with values in the range of $10-$500 million. The practice’s attorneys provide a full range of corporate, finance, tax, and transactional services to clients and pair these capabilities with an industry-focused approach.
GOVERNMENT LAW & STRATEGY
The Government Law & Strategy Practice seeks to advance
clients’ interests before the legislative and executive branches of
government—a practice unique to Washington, DC. Increasingly, this demands a
sophisticated combination of political and substantive resources, as well as a
close coordination of skills drawn from traditionally separate disciplines,
including government representation, regulatory and administrative counseling,
and even litigation. Our attorneys and advisors provide support in a number of areas,
including public policy, government contracts, energy, State Attorneys General,
global security, political law, and congressional investigations.
Dickstein Shapiro’s premier Insurance Coverage Group—one of
the nation’s largest—represents policyholders in disputes with their insurers.
Many of our insurance coverage attorneys are nationally recognized as leaders
in insurance recovery and have briefed and argued several of the most important
and best-known decisions favorable to policyholders in federal and state
appellate courts. Unlike some firms that “walk both sides of the street,” our
attorneys exclusively represent policyholders in resolving coverage disputes in
negotiations, arbitrations, litigation, and appellate proceedings. Dickstein
Shapiro attorneys have helped our clients recover billions from insurers and
insurance brokers under a wide range of policies.
Combining decades of litigation experience with a robust
procurement and asset management practice, Dickstein Shapiro’s Intellectual
Property Practice attorneys devise strategies to help clients protect IP assets
while maximizing their value. Our attorneys have handled litigations on both
the plaintiff and the defense sides, involving claims from a few million to
hundreds of millions of dollars, including successfully defending suits where
patent owners sought hundreds of millions in damages, and obtaining a judgment
in excess of $500 million on behalf of a plaintiff. In addition to litigation,
Dickstein Shapiro attorneys develop comprehensive IP programs and strategies
encompassing all aspects of our clients’ intellectual property needs, including
asset management, patent and trademark procurement, licensing, and counseling.
Litigation, in the right hands, is a powerful business tool:
the right case at the right time can produce major benefits and help companies
achieve important strategic goals. With more than 170 litigators in offices
nationwide, Dickstein Shapiro’s attorneys provide the highest level of
integrated representation in numerous inter-related areas and excel in
litigating and settling complex, high-stakes business disputes. Dickstein
Shapiro works with clients to develop a comprehensive understanding of their
objectives and case strategies to achieve them as quickly, efficiently, and
agreeably as possible. Whether through trial verdicts, arbitrations,
settlements, or other litigation alternatives, Dickstein Shapiro’s litigators
seek the best outcome possible for our clients’ goals and their bottom line.