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    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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    New York, New York
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    Commercial Litigation
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    New York, New York
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    Insurance Law Commercial Litigation
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    New York, New York
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    Commercial Litigation
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Barry C. Barnett was awarded 2020 "Lawyer of the Year" in Elasticsearch.PracticeArea

Barry C. Barnett

Susman Godfrey LLP
  • Location:
    New York, New York Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation Litigation - Patent Litigation - Intellectual Property
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  • Location:
    Buffalo, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Environmental
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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 Antitrust Law Public Finance Law Bet-the-Company Litigation 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
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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:
    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:
    Litigation - Patent Litigation - Securities Litigation - Antitrust Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property
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  • Location:
    White Plains, 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 Antitrust Law
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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 Health Care Law Litigation - Health Care Education Law
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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:
    Buffalo, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs 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:
    Pittsford, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Securities
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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:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation International Arbitration - Governmental International Arbitration - Commercial
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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    Latham, New York Troy, New York Saratoga Springs, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Commercial Litigation Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Litigation - Insurance
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Rochester, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Commercial Litigation
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    Troy, New York Saratoga Springs, New York Latham, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Insurance Commercial Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
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Richard J. Holwell was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Richard J. Holwell

Holwell Shuster & Goldberg 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:
    Albany, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Albany, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Health Care Law Litigation - Antitrust Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Pittsford, 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
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Securities Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial 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 - Real Estate Litigation - Securities Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Litigation - Bankruptcy 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:
    Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Litigation - Securities Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Antitrust Commercial Litigation Litigation - Banking and Finance
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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:
    Rochester, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Commercial Litigation Mediation Litigation - Construction
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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 - Banking and Finance Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Albany, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Commercial Litigation
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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:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Securities Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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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
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Commercial Litigation Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Securities
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Securities Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions
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  • Location:
    Pittsford, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - 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 - 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:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Securities 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 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:
    Commercial Litigation Appellate Practice
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Legal Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs 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 Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Securities
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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 - Mergers and Acquisitions Litigation - Labor and Employment Litigation - Banking and Finance Commercial Litigation Corporate Governance Law Litigation - Securities Arbitration Bet-the-Company Litigation
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Antitrust Law Litigation - Securities Litigation - Antitrust
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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:
    Litigation - First Amendment Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television 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:
    Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Sports Law Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Litigation - Securities Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Antitrust Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Securities Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Rochester, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Environmental Commercial Litigation Litigation - ERISA Bet-the-Company Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Albany, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Buffalo, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law Litigation - Labor and Employment Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Civil Rights Law 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:
    Sports Law Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Rochester, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
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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:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Rochester, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Pittsford, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property
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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 Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Pittsford, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Banking and Finance Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Securities Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Commercial Litigation
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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 Commercial Litigation Litigation - Construction Trade Secrets Law
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Franklin B. Velie was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Franklin B. Velie

Pierce Bainbridge Beck Price & Hecht LLP
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Securities
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  • Location:
    Rochester, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Advertising Law Litigation - Intellectual Property
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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
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Securities Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Bankruptcy Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    White Plains, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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Richard M. Zielinski was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Richard M. Zielinski

Goulston & Storrs PC
  • Location:
    New York, New York Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants

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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.

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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.