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

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Barry C. Barnett was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Barry C. Barnett

Susman Godfrey LLP
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas New York, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Antitrust Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Securities
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David Boies was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

David Boies

Boies Schiller Flexner LLP
  • Location:
    Armonk, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Public Finance Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation
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Bill Carmody was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Bill Carmody

Susman Godfrey LLP
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Securities Litigation - Patent Antitrust Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Appellate Practice Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Antitrust Commercial Litigation Litigation - ERISA
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Securities Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation
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  • Location:
    Buffalo, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: General Practice Legal Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Bet-the-Company Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Commercial Litigation Litigation - Securities
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  • Location:
    Buffalo, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Bet-the-Company Litigation DUI/DWI Defense Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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  • Location:
    Troy, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Litigation - Insurance Commercial Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Securities Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Banking and Finance
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Securities
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Corporate Governance Law Litigation - Securities Commercial Litigation Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation Litigation - Banking and Finance
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Litigation - Securities
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Bet-the-Company Litigation Corporate Compliance Law Litigation - Securities Corporate Governance Law
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Securities Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
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  • Location:
    Rochester, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Corporate Governance Law Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Securities Arbitration Litigation - Labor and Employment
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Criminal Defense: White-Collar Bet-the-Company Litigation Corporate Compliance Law Corporate Governance Law
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Securities Litigation - Antitrust Sports Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions
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  • Location:
    Rochester, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - ERISA Litigation - Environmental Commercial Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Bet-the-Company Litigation
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Corporate Governance Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Corporate Compliance Law
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Securities
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Securities Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Rochester, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation
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  • Location:
    Pittsford, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation - Securities Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
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  • Location:
    Rochester, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Securities Litigation - Environmental Criminal Defense: White-Collar Commercial Litigation Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
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  • Location:
    Rochester, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Litigation - Environmental Bet-the-Company Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Commercial Litigation Litigation - Municipal

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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.