Best Lawyers for Bet-the-Company Litigation in Michigan, United States

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  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Bet-the-Company Litigation
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  • Location:
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation
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  • Location:
    Detroit, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Banking and Finance Banking and Finance Law Litigation - Bankruptcy Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
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Eugene Driker was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Eugene Driker

Barris, Sott, Denn & Driker, P.L.L.C
  • Location:
    Detroit, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Antitrust
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  • Location:
    Lansing, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Bet-the-Company Litigation Gaming Law Administrative / Regulatory Law Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Bet-the-Company Litigation Mediation Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Litigation - Labor and Employment Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Detroit, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Litigation - Bankruptcy
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  • Location:
    Detroit, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Securities Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Bet-the-Company Litigation
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  • Location:
    Rochester, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Securities Litigation - Antitrust
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  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Bet-the-Company Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Troy, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Bet-the-Company Litigation Mediation Arbitration Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Troy, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Trusts and Estates Bet-the-Company Litigation
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  • Location:
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation
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Sharon M. Woods was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Sharon M. Woods

Barris, Sott, Denn & Driker, P.L.L.C
  • Location:
    Detroit, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Commercial Litigation Litigation - Securities Litigation - Real Estate Bet-the-Company Litigation Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Litigation - Construction Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants

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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. 


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.