Find Lawyers in Memphis, Tennessee for Bet-the-Company Litigation
Saul C. Belz concentrates his practice in the areas of business litigation, broker/dealer issues, commercial disputes of all types, complex litigation, appeals and employment law. Mr. Belz has over 40 years of experience in the law, primarily assisting corporate clients with resolution of disputes, both in court and through alternative dispute mechanisms. He has participated both as counsel for the plaintiff and counsel for the defendant in class actions involving such diverse matters as secu...
Lee J. Chase, III, concentrates his practice in the areas of tort, health, and construction law with an emphasis on litigation, concerning personal injuries, medical malpractice, commercial disputes, and construction contracting, including construction contract negotiation and dispute resolution. Speaking Engagements: The Law – Big News in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury, Understanding what you need to know about what the Courts have decreedMemphis Bar Association Annual Litigat...
John McQuiston is an experienced commercial litigator and is general counsel to two e-commerce companies. He has been named as one of the top 100 lawyers in Tennessee and one of the 15 best business litigators in Memphis. AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell, he is listed in the prestigious publication The Best Lawyers In America for the 27th year for commercial litigation. Mr. McQuiston was named the Best Lawyers 2016 Litigation-Banking and Finance Law "Lawyer of the Year" in Memphis. He has also ...
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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