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    Washington, District of Columbia
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    Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation
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    Washington, District of Columbia
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    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent
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    Washington, District of Columbia
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    Litigation - First Amendment Commercial Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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    Washington, District of Columbia
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    Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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    Washington, District of Columbia
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    Commercial Litigation
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    Washington, District of Columbia
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    Commercial Litigation
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    Washington, District of Columbia
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    Commercial Litigation Appellate Practice Securities / Capital Markets Law
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    Washington, District of Columbia
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    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Antitrust Antitrust Law
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    Washington, District of Columbia
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    Commercial Litigation Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Antitrust Appellate Practice
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    Washington, District of Columbia
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    Commercial Litigation
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    Washington, District of Columbia
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    Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Appellate Practice Bet-the-Company Litigation
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    Washington, District of Columbia
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    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Securities / Capital Markets Law Corporate Compliance Law Litigation - Securities Corporate Governance Law Securities Regulation
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    Washington, District of Columbia
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    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent Commercial Litigation
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    Washington, District of Columbia
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    Government Relations Practice Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Administrative / Regulatory Law Litigation - Antitrust Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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    Washington, District of Columbia
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    Commercial Litigation Antitrust Law
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    Washington, District of Columbia
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    Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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    Washington, District of Columbia
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    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Antitrust Antitrust Law
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    Washington, Georgia Atlanta, Georgia
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    Litigation - ERISA Litigation - Securities Commercial Litigation
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    Washington, District of Columbia
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    Commercial Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Litigation - Antitrust
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    Washington, District of Columbia
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    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Real Estate
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    Washington, District of Columbia
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    Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation
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    Washington, District of Columbia
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    International Arbitration - Commercial Commercial Litigation International Arbitration - Governmental
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    Washington, District of Columbia
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    Commercial Litigation Arbitration Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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    Washington, District of Columbia
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    Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation
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    Washington, District of Columbia
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    Commercial Litigation
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    Washington, District of Columbia
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    Bet-the-Company Litigation Securities / Capital Markets Law Corporate Compliance Law Commercial Litigation Corporate Governance Law
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    Washington, District of Columbia
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    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Real Estate
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    Washington, District of Columbia
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    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
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    Washington, District of Columbia
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    Commercial Litigation Antitrust Law
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    Atlanta, Georgia Washington, Georgia
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    Criminal Defense: General Practice Commercial Litigation Qui Tam Law
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Sidley Austin LLP
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
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    Bet-the-Company Litigation Media Law Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) First Amendment Law Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation Litigation - Patent Litigation - First Amendment
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
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    Commercial Litigation
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    Washington, District of Columbia
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    Commercial Litigation
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    Washington, District of Columbia
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    Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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    Washington, District of Columbia
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    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation
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    Washington, District of Columbia
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    Insurance Law Litigation - Environmental Commercial Litigation
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    Washington, District of Columbia
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    Native American Law First Amendment Law Criminal Defense: White-Collar Bet-the-Company Litigation Appellate Practice Litigation - Intellectual Property Commercial Litigation Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Commercial Litigation

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Commercial Litigation Definition

General commercial litigation involves virtually every type of dispute that can arise in the business context, including breach of contract cases, partnership/joint venture disputes, class actions, business torts, civil RICO claims, breach of fiduciary duty allegations, and shareholder issues. Successful commercial litigators need to be able to assess the merits of a dispute and scale either a prosecution or defense that fits the legal and business needs of the client. Efficiency, creativity, and sound judgment are critical for intelligently positioning these disputes, whether they are “bet-the-company” cases or more discrete matters. In addition, while all cases must be litigated with an eye toward ultimately trying them, seasoned commercial litigators understand that at all times they must strive to achieve the best possible result at a reasonable cost.

Litigation increasingly occurs in various venues, from state and federal courts to private arbitrations and administrative hearings. Proceedings can involve business-to-business disputes or any number of government agencies. Understanding the motivations and outlook of each of the litigation participants is important for determining weak points to exploit and strong points that will persuade the audience in question. During the past decade, commercial litigators have seen a dramatic uptick in multidistrict and inter-disciplinary litigation, making the stakes higher, the cases more complex, the parties more numerous and the discovery more complicated and unwieldy. Firms that are able to develop and implement a creative legal approach to each individual problem, efficiently focus on the key legal and factual issues, and master and manage the various aspects of these complex matters will be the busiest in the years to come.

In the current challenging economic climate, commercial litigators are under increasing client pressure to keep costs in check, which has both sides testing the efficacy of alternative fee arrangements and the scope of reasonable discovery. Whether the “death of the billable hour” is ultimately realized, the keys to a commercial litigator’s success will continue to be strong client relationships, thought leadership, practical management skills, deep experience, and personal commitment.
General commercial litigation involves virtually every type of dispute that can arise in the business context, including breach of contract cases, partnership/joint venture disputes, class actions, business torts, civil RICO claims, breach of fiduciary duty allegations, and shareholder issues. Successful commercial litigators need to be able to assess the merits of a dispute and scale either a prosecution or defense that fits the legal and business needs of the client. Efficiency, creativity, and sound judgment are critical for intelligently positioning these disputes, whether they are “bet-the-company” cases or more discrete matters. In addition, while all cases must be litigated with an eye toward ultimately trying them, seasoned commercial litigators understand that at all times they must strive to achieve the best possible result at a reasonable cost.

Litigation increasingly occurs in various venues, from state and federal courts to private arbitrations and administrative hearings. Proceedings can involve business-to-business disputes or any number of government agencies. Understanding the motivations and outlook of each of the litigation participants is important for determining weak points to exploit and strong points that will persuade the audience in question. During the past decade, commercial litigators have seen a dramatic uptick in multidistrict and inter-disciplinary litigation, making the stakes higher, the cases more complex, the parties more numerous and the discovery more complicated and unwieldy. Firms that are able to develop and implement a creative legal approach to each individual problem, efficiently focus on the key legal and factual issues, and master and manage the various aspects of these complex matters will be the busiest in the years to come.

In the current challenging economic climate, commercial litigators are under increasing client pressure to keep costs in check, which has both sides testing the efficacy of alternative fee arrangements and the scope of reasonable discovery. Whether the “death of the billable hour” is ultimately realized, the keys to a commercial litigator’s success will continue to be strong client relationships, thought leadership, practical management skills, deep experience, and personal commitment.