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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation
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    Washington, District of Columbia
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    Commercial Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Litigation - First Amendment
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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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    Information Technology Law Insurance Law Commercial Litigation
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    Washington, District of Columbia
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    Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Litigation - Securities Commercial Litigation Litigation - Bankruptcy
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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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    Antitrust Law Litigation - Antitrust Commercial Litigation
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    Washington, District of Columbia
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    Appellate Practice Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Commercial Litigation Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Environmental
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
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    Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Appellate Practice
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    Washington, District of Columbia
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    Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Intellectual Property
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
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    Securities Regulation Corporate Governance Law Corporate Compliance Law Litigation - Securities Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Commercial Litigation Securities / Capital Markets Law
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    Washington, District of Columbia
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    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Trusts and Estates Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants
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    Washington, District of Columbia
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    Litigation - Patent Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property
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    Washington, District of Columbia
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    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Government Relations Practice Administrative / Regulatory Law Litigation - Antitrust Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
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    Antitrust Law Commercial Litigation
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    Washington, District of Columbia
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    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Commercial Litigation
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    Washington, District of Columbia
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    Antitrust Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Antitrust
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    Atlanta, Georgia Washington, Georgia
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    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Securities Litigation - ERISA
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    Washington, District of Columbia
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    Litigation - Antitrust Commercial Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
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    Washington, District of Columbia
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    Litigation - Real Estate Commercial Litigation
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    Washington, District of Columbia
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    Commercial Litigation Appellate Practice
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    Washington, District of Columbia
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    International Arbitration - Governmental International Arbitration - Commercial Commercial Litigation
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    Washington, District of Columbia
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    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Arbitration Commercial Litigation
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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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    Commercial Litigation
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    Washington, District of Columbia
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    Commercial Litigation Corporate Governance Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Corporate Compliance Law Securities / Capital Markets Law
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    Washington, District of Columbia
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    Litigation - Real Estate Commercial Litigation
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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
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Commercial Litigation
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    Atlanta, Georgia Washington, Georgia
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    Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: General Practice Qui Tam Law
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Carter G. Phillips was awarded 2019 "Lawyer of the Year" in Elasticsearch.PracticeArea

Carter G. Phillips

Sidley Austin LLP
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Commercial Litigation Appellate Practice Litigation - Patent First Amendment Law Media Law
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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    Washington, District of Columbia
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    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation
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    Washington, District of Columbia
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    Bet-the-Company Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Commercial Litigation Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
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    Bet-the-Company Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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    Washington, District of Columbia
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    Commercial Litigation Insurance Law Litigation - Environmental
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
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    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Commercial Litigation First Amendment Law Litigation - First Amendment Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Appellate Practice Native American Law Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
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    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Bet-the-Company Litigation 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.