Find Lawyers in Greenville, South Carolina for Bet-the-Company Litigation
Gray Geddie is one of the founding shareholders of the firm. He served as the firm’s Managing Shareholder from January 2001 through January 2010. Under his leadership, the firm experienced unprecedented growth in terms of geography, professionalism, and client service. Ogletree Deakins is now the third largest labor and employment law firm in the United States. Following his term as Managing Shareholder, Gray returned to his practice in the Greenville office. He is a Fellow in the Colle...
Both a trial lawyer and business lawyer for over forty years, Mason A. Goldsmith brings a depth of experience to serve the unique needs of clients. Andy has spent his career practicing in his hometown of Greenville, South Carolina. He was formerly with Love, Thornton, Arnold & Thomason, P.A. and served as managing partner. He has built a practice serving clients in the areas of complex litigation, commercial real estate, and banking transactions. In addition to being a well-respected liti...
Wallace is an experienced trial and appellate attorney, with over 60 jury trials in state and federal courts throughout the Southeast, and approximately 100 bench trials, jury trials, and arbitration trials, as well as numerous appeals in the South Carolina appellate courts and the United States Courts of Appeals for the First, Fourth, Sixth, and Eleventh Circuits. His practice involves complex securities, corporate, and intellectual property cases, as well as news media and First Amendment d...
Frankie Marion is a trial lawyer with a long record of success in resolving personal-injury cases and business disputes. He has tried to jury verdict more than 100 cases, often in the areas of products liability and insured defense and commercial litigation. He is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and past president of the South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association. In the products area, he has represented several major manufacturers on a state or regional basis...
Mr. McDonald is a litigator with more than 20 years of experience in a wide variety of cases. He is a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers as well as a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates. He is also listed in South Carolina Super Lawyers - Personal Injury General: Defense (2016). Much of his recent work involves defense of toxic tort and asbestos suits . He and his colleague, David Conner, lead the Firm’s asbestos team, which serves as national counsel for one as...
Jim "Poss" Parham has been practicing law with Wyche for more than 50 years with his focus in recent years primarily on corporate litigation. He's been listed in The Best Lawyers In America in the field of Business Litigation for more than 20 years. He has served in many leadership roles in both the legal community and the Greenville community at large, taught constitutional law at Furman University, and served on the Princeton Board of Trustees. He was a pilot in the Air Force and South Caro...
Henry enjoys helping clients meet their most serious challenges. He advises and represents businesses and individuals based on more that thirty-five years of experience involving a broad spectrum of businesses, clients, problems and lawsuits. Henry has represented plaintiffs and defendants in complex litigation in state and federal trial and appellate courts. He has presented cases to juries in state and federal courts and has also presented appeals to the South Carolina Court of Appeals, the...
Bet-the-Company Litigation Definition
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.
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