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Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1989
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Arbitration Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Litigation - Securities
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Mediation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Securities
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Securities Litigation - Antitrust Commercial Litigation Securities / Capital Markets Law Litigation - Banking and Finance
Lawyer
Robert C. Alden was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Robert C. Alden

Byrd Davis Alden & Henrichson, LLP
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Product Liability Litigation Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Health Care Law Commercial Litigation Medical Malpractice Law Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Irvine, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Bet-the-Company Litigation Legal Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Securities
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Banking and Finance Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Securities
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1991
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law Personal Injury Litigation Transportation Law Product Liability Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Bet-the-Company Litigation Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Commercial Litigation Legal Malpractice Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Montgomery, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Product Liability Litigation Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Intellectual Property Communications Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Labor and Employment Product Liability Litigation - Defendants First Amendment Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Communications Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Municipal Law Litigation - Securities Utilities Law Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Securities Regulation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Mediation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Arbitration Litigation - Labor and Employment Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Arbitration Appellate Practice Mediation Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: General Practice Litigation - Securities Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Health Care Litigation - ERISA Antitrust Law Corporate Governance Law Litigation - First Amendment Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Corporate Compliance Law Litigation - Banking and Finance
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Arbitration
Lawyer
Barry C. Barnett was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Barry C. Barnett

Susman Godfrey L.L.P.
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Oil and Gas Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Commercial Litigation Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Patent
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Insurance Insurance Law Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) International Arbitration - Commercial Litigation - Intellectual Property Bet-the-Company Litigation Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation Litigation - Insurance Insurance Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Marshall, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Antitrust Commercial Litigation Litigation - Patent Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Litigation - Securities Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1983
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Legal Malpractice Law Natural Resources Law Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Intellectual Property Environmental Law Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Environmental Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Patent Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Commercial Litigation Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Securities Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Banking and Finance
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Bankruptcy
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Qui Tam Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Health Care Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Securities Litigation - ERISA
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Energy Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Bankruptcy
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Arbitration Bet-the-Company Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Mediation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Litigation - Trusts and Estates Bet-the-Company Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Construction Law Litigation - Securities Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Employment Law - Individuals Securities / Capital Markets Law Labor Law - Management Employment Law - Management Mass Tort Litigation Litigation - Labor and Employment Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Tallahassee, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Labor and Employment Trademark Law Appellate Practice Mediation Litigation - First Amendment Franchise Law Technology Law Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Copyright Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    San Clemente, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
David M. Bizar was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

David M. Bizar

Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Consumer Law Financial Services Regulation Law Securitization and Structured Finance Law Appellate Practice Banking and Finance Law Mediation Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Commercial Litigation Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Banking and Finance Arbitration Litigation - Bankruptcy
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Commercial Litigation Appellate Practice Litigation - Securities Litigation - Intellectual Property Bet-the-Company Litigation Trade Secrets Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1993
  • Location:
    Batesville, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation Personal Injury Litigation Professional Malpractice Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation Medical Malpractice Law Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Securities Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Environmental Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Trusts and Estates Commercial Litigation Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Asheville, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation - Construction Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Bet-the-Company Litigation Construction Law Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Litigation - Insurance Commercial Litigation Litigation - Real Estate
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Boise, Idaho
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Construction Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Commercial Litigation Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Consumer Protection Law Litigation - Antitrust Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1987
  • Location:
    Armonk, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Appellate Practice Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation Public Finance Law Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Labor and Employment Labor Law - Management Employment Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Media Law Appellate Practice Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Litigation - First Amendment
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Montgomery, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Education Law Appellate Practice Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    New York, New York Dallas, Texas New York, New York Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Securities
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1983
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Commercial Litigation Litigation - ERISA Criminal Defense: White-Collar Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Securities Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Legal Malpractice Law Commercial Litigation Trade Secrets Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Legal Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Legal Malpractice Law Professional Malpractice Law Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - First Amendment Commercial Litigation Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Trusts and Estates Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Trademark Law Trade Secrets Law Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Patent Law Litigation - Patent Litigation - Intellectual Property Copyright Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities / Capital Markets Law Litigation - Securities Commercial Litigation Corporate Law Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1993
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Technology Law Litigation - Antitrust Commercial Litigation First Amendment Law Appellate Practice Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Antitrust Law Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Patent
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Securities Regulation Litigation - Securities Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Banking and Finance Commercial Litigation Securities / Capital Markets Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1993
  • Location:
    Jacksonville, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Sports Law Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Arbitration Commercial Litigation Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Securities / Capital Markets Law Litigation - Bankruptcy Securities Regulation Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Litigation - Securities
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities / Capital Markets Law Litigation - Securities Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Antitrust Bet-the-Company Litigation Antitrust Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Irvine, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Legal Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Arbitration Litigation - Patent Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Securities Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1999
  • Location:
    Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar Family Law Litigation - First Amendment Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Securities Securities / Capital Markets Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
Peter C. Canfield was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Peter C. Canfield

Jones Day
  • Recognized Since: 1993
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Bet-the-Company Litigation Media Law Litigation - First Amendment First Amendment Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Qui Tam Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Product Liability Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
Bill Carmody was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Bill Carmody

Susman Godfrey L.L.P.
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Banking and Finance Trademark Law Qui Tam Law Litigation - Securities Antitrust Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Antitrust Bet-the-Company Litigation Arbitration Patent Law Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Commercial Litigation Litigation - Patent Copyright Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Personal Injury Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Antitrust Health Care Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Commercial Finance Law Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Litigation - Securities
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Criminal Defense: White-Collar Commercial Litigation Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental Bet-the-Company Litigation Trade Secrets Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Norfolk, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Litigation - Banking and Finance Privacy and Data Security Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Insurance Mediation Litigation - Intellectual Property Railroad Law Litigation - Environmental Insurance Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Transportation Law Admiralty and Maritime Law Litigation - Municipal Commercial Litigation Municipal Law Corporate Governance Law Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1993
  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Bet-the-Company Litigation Personal Injury Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Litigation - Construction Health Care Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Appellate Practice Bet-the-Company Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Litigation - ERISA Litigation - Labor and Employment Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Bankruptcy Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
Morgan Chu was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Morgan Chu

Irell & Manella LLP
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Patent Patent Law Trademark Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Information Technology Law Technology Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1993
  • Location:
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Practice Areas:
    Trademark Law Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation Litigation - Patent Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Litigation - Intellectual Property Copyright Law Commercial Litigation Mass Tort Litigation Patent Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Appellate Practice Workers' Compensation Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Real Estate Workers' Compensation Law - Employers Litigation - Bankruptcy
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Banking and Finance Mergers and Acquisitions Law Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Insurance Bet-the-Company Litigation Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Securities Litigation - Antitrust Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Trade Secrets Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Bethesda, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Management Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Labor and Employment Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Insurance
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1993
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Product Liability Litigation Medical Malpractice Law Equipment Finance Law Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Qui Tam Law Mass Tort Litigation Transportation Law Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Aviation Law Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Financial Services Regulation Law Litigation - Banking and Finance Qui Tam Law Commercial Litigation Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Legal Malpractice Law Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Product Liability Litigation Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Commercial Litigation Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Insurance
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Coral Gables, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation Professional Malpractice Law Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Commercial Litigation Product Liability Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Environmental Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Commercial Litigation Litigation - Patent Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1987
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Mediation Arbitration Mediation Litigation - Construction Family Law Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1993
  • Location:
    Buffalo, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Legal Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Bet-the-Company Litigation Legal Malpractice Law Criminal Defense: General Practice Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Charleston, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Arbitration Admiralty and Maritime Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Commercial Litigation Litigation - Health Care Mediation Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Insurance Law Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Ridgeland, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Insurance Law Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Dayton, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - First Amendment Commercial Litigation Privacy and Data Security Law
Lawyer
Thomas W. "Tom" Cranmer was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Thomas W. "Tom" Cranmer

Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C.
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Troy, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation Litigation - Securities Litigation - Environmental Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Personal Injury Litigation Litigation - Securities
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - First Amendment Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Corporate Law Litigation - Securities Legal Malpractice Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Antitrust Commercial Litigation Securities Regulation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Commercial Litigation Product Liability Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Antitrust Administrative / Regulatory Law Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Appellate Practice Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Morristown, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Insurance Law Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Patent Sports Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation Antitrust Law Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Securities / Capital Markets Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Patent Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1993
  • Location:
    Brentwood, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law Commercial Litigation Family Law Product Liability Litigation Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Bet-the-Company Litigation Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Bet-the-Company Litigation Government Contracts Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Insurance Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation Product Liability Litigation Litigation - Construction Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Morristown, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    International Arbitration - Commercial Bet-the-Company Litigation Health Care Law Commercial Litigation Banking and Finance Law Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Commercial Litigation Trade Secrets Law Litigation - Securities
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Securities Litigation - Intellectual Property Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1993
  • Location:
    Springfield, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Antitrust Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Arbitration Litigation - Securities
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Commercial Litigation Mediation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1997
  • Location:
    Detroit, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Bankruptcy Litigation - Banking and Finance Bet-the-Company Litigation Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Commercial Litigation Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Personal Injury Litigation Criminal Defense: General Practice Bet-the-Company Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Bankruptcy
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Family Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Securities Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Commercial Litigation Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Litigation - Municipal
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Banking and Finance Commercial Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Bet-the-Company Litigation Antitrust Law Mass Tort Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1987
  • Location:
    Detroit, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1997
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Mass Tort Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Product Liability Litigation Litigation - Patent Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Securities Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1989
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Appellate Practice Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation Litigation - Insurance Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Health Care Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Trusts and Estates Energy Law Commercial Litigation Trade Secrets Law Oil and Gas Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation and Controversy - Tax Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Litigation - Municipal Government Relations Practice Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation Municipal Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Lansing, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Government Relations Practice Administrative / Regulatory Law Gaming Law Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Securities Commercial Litigation Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Real Estate Product Liability Litigation Litigation - Banking and Finance
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation International Arbitration - Commercial Litigation - Intellectual Property Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Securities / Capital Markets Law Litigation - Securities Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
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David B. Ezra was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

David B. Ezra

Berger Kahn , ALC
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Irvine, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Labor Law - Union Employment Law - Individuals Litigation - Insurance Insurance Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation Arbitration Employment Law - Management Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Richmond, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Labor and Employment Litigation - Intellectual Property Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Commercial Litigation Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Litigation - Construction Litigation - Intellectual Property Appellate Practice Land Use and Zoning Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Privacy and Data Security Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1997
  • Location:
    Huntington, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Labor and Employment Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Banking and Finance Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Litigation - Securities Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1991
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice Arbitration Bet-the-Company Litigation Personal Injury Litigation Litigation - Environmental

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Practice Area Definition

Bet-the-Company Litigation Definition

Bet-the-company litigation threatens to overwhelm and swallow your company, whether a start-up or a long established member of the Fortune 100. Life-threatening stakes can arise from government investigations (Arthur Andersen), large scale industrial disasters (the Gulf Oil Spill, Fukushima), and potential products liability (tobacco, pharmaceuticals). The threat may not be financial. Litigation also can threaten the company’s continued existence through attacks on the company’s core products, core business, or reputation. 

Bet-the-company cases create unique challenges. Counsel inside and outside the company must respond to several alarmed constituencies, including insiders (management, the board, employees, shareholders, investors); outsiders (customers, vendors, lenders, insurers), and regulatory authorities (to name only a few: SEC, FTC, FDA, EPA, and DOJ and their international counterparts). Counsel must conduct every aspect of the litigation with the needs and desires of these sometimes conflicting constituencies constantly in mind. 

The company may face multiple investigations: congressional, criminal, regulatory, as well as special quasi-governmental commissions and internal investigations conducted by the company itself or by other parties. Counsel must deal with these investigations understanding that decisions made early on can have an enormous impact on the outcomes of investigations, subsequent litigation, and on the ultimate resolution.  

Litigation may erupt in multiple jurisdictions (federal, state, international) and in multiple forms (criminal, civil, administrative, arbitral). The company may face multiple litigation adversaries, including the United States Department of Justice, State Attorneys General, regulatory counsel, and private counsel for adverse parties. Parties aligned with the company will have their own counsel, constituencies and agendas. The formal and informal coordination of all these proceedings and parties will impact the duration, cost and course of the litigation. The reputation of the company’s lead counsel – in part pre-existing and in part earned over the course of the litigation – will be critical in dealing with all these tribunals, parties, and attorneys. 

Bet-the-company cases require an ability not only to navigate in these different environments, but also to see how the moving parts fit together. That in turn is the key to a more important ability: to work out, with the client, a plan – a plan that will be constantly adjusted – to get from the chaotic beginning to a satisfactory resolution.  

It is best in bet-the-company cases to have a lead lawyer responsible for coordinating the varied teams of lawyers needed to handle, under a coherent plan, all these facets of the problem – teams with varying types of expertise, drawn from multiple firms, and often working in different locations. With leadership, cohesive teams can solve extraordinary problems. 

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Bet-the-company litigation threatens to overwhelm and swallow your company, whether a start-up or a long established member of the Fortune 100. Life-threatening stakes can arise from government investigations (Arthur Andersen), large scale industrial disasters (the Gulf Oil Spill, Fukushima), and potential products liability (tobacco, pharmaceuticals). The threat may not be financial. Litigation also can threaten the company’s continued existence through attacks on the company’s core products, core business, or reputation. 

Bet-the-company cases create unique challenges. Counsel inside and outside the company must respond to several alarmed constituencies, including insiders (management, the board, employees, shareholders, investors); outsiders (customers, vendors, lenders, insurers), and regulatory authorities (to name only a few: SEC, FTC, FDA, EPA, and DOJ and their international counterparts). Counsel must conduct every aspect of the litigation with the needs and desires of these sometimes conflicting constituencies constantly in mind. 

The company may face multiple investigations: congressional, criminal, regulatory, as well as special quasi-governmental commissions and internal investigations conducted by the company itself or by other parties. Counsel must deal with these investigations understanding that decisions made early on can have an enormous impact on the outcomes of investigations, subsequent litigation, and on the ultimate resolution.  

Litigation may erupt in multiple jurisdictions (federal, state, international) and in multiple forms (criminal, civil, administrative, arbitral). The company may face multiple litigation adversaries, including the United States Department of Justice, State Attorneys General, regulatory counsel, and private counsel for adverse parties. Parties aligned with the company will have their own counsel, constituencies and agendas. The formal and informal coordination of all these proceedings and parties will impact the duration, cost and course of the litigation. The reputation of the company’s lead counsel – in part pre-existing and in part earned over the course of the litigation – will be critical in dealing with all these tribunals, parties, and attorneys. 

Bet-the-company cases require an ability not only to navigate in these different environments, but also to see how the moving parts fit together. That in turn is the key to a more important ability: to work out, with the client, a plan – a plan that will be constantly adjusted – to get from the chaotic beginning to a satisfactory resolution.  

It is best in bet-the-company cases to have a lead lawyer responsible for coordinating the varied teams of lawyers needed to handle, under a coherent plan, all these facets of the problem – teams with varying types of expertise, drawn from multiple firms, and often working in different locations. With leadership, cohesive teams can solve extraordinary problems.