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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Media Law
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
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    Insurance Law Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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Barry C. Barnett was awarded 2019 "Lawyer of the Year" in Elasticsearch.PracticeArea

Barry C. Barnett

Susman Godfrey LLP
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas New York, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Commercial Litigation Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Securities Commercial Litigation Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Securities Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation First Amendment Law Litigation - First Amendment
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  • Location:
    Buffalo, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation
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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:
    Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation Antitrust Law Public Finance Law Bet-the-Company Litigation
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Securities Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Syracuse, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    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:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Securities Litigation - Patent Commercial Litigation Litigation - Antitrust
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Securities Litigation - Patent Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - ERISA Appellate Practice Antitrust Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Antitrust
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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:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Copyright Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - ERISA Litigation - Banking and Finance
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Securities
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Media Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Intellectual Property
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  • Location:
    Buffalo, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Criminal Defense: General Practice Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Criminal Defense: White-Collar Bet-the-Company Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Commercial Litigation Legal Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Rochester, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Litigation - Health Care Education Law Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Securities Appellate Practice Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Pittsford, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Albany, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation Litigation - Insurance
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Securities Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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  • Location:
    Pittsford, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Securities Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    International Arbitration - Governmental Commercial Litigation International Arbitration - Commercial
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Securities Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Troy, New York Latham, New York Saratoga Springs, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Litigation - Insurance Bet-the-Company Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Rochester, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Labor and Employment
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  • Location:
    Troy, New York Latham, New York Saratoga Springs, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Insurance Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Albany, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Pittsford, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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Robert J. Jossen was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Robert J. Jossen

Robert Jossen, Esq.
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Banking and Finance Commercial Litigation Litigation - Securities Bet-the-Company Litigation
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Securities Bet-the-Company Litigation
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Marc E. Kasowitz was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Marc E. Kasowitz

Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Securities Commercial Litigation Litigation - Bankruptcy Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Litigation - Real Estate
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Litigation - Securities Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Securities Litigation - Antitrust Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Securities Corporate Governance Law Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Rochester, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Mediation Commercial Litigation Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Banking and Finance Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Securities Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Securities Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Corporate Compliance Law Commercial Litigation Corporate Governance Law
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Commercial Litigation Litigation - Securities
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  • Location:
    Buffalo, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Securities Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Securities Commercial Litigation Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions
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  • Location:
    Pittsford, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Commercial Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Albany, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Securities Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Rochester, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Securities Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property
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Claude M. Millman was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Claude M. Millman

Kostelanetz & Fink, LLP
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Legal Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Commercial Litigation Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Securities Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Securities Criminal Defense: White-Collar Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
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Benjamin R. Nagin was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Benjamin R. Nagin

Sidley Austin LLP
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Rochester, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Banking and Finance Commercial Litigation Corporate Governance Law Litigation - Securities Litigation - Labor and Employment Bet-the-Company Litigation Arbitration Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions
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  • Location:
    Albany, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Commercial Litigation Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Litigation - Securities Litigation - Antitrust Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Albany, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Intellectual Property Commercial Litigation Media Law
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Ithaca, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Antitrust Sports Law Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Litigation - Securities
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Rochester, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation Litigation - ERISA Litigation - Environmental Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Albany, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    New York, New Jersey Caldwell, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Buffalo, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Civil Rights Law Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Litigation - Labor and Employment
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  • Location:
    Albany, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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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:
    Sports Law Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Commercial Litigation Litigation - Securities Bet-the-Company Litigation
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  • Location:
    Rochester, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Rochester, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation
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  • Location:
    Buffalo, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Commercial Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
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  • Location:
    Pittsford, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Environmental
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Entertainment Law - Music Commercial Litigation Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television
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  • Location:
    Pittsford, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Bet-the-Company Litigation Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation - Securities Commercial Litigation Litigation - Banking and Finance
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
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  • Location:
    Rochester, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Trade Secrets Law Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Securities Criminal Defense: White-Collar Commercial Litigation Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
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  • Location:
    Rochester, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Commercial Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Advertising Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Buffalo, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Securities Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Environmental Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Bankruptcy Litigation - Securities Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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  • Location:
    Rochester, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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  • Location:
    Rochester, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental Bet-the-Company Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Litigation - Labor and Employment Litigation - Municipal

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Practice Area Definition

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.