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  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Real Estate
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Health Care Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - ERISA Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Commercial Litigation Litigation - Securities
Lawyer
Rachel S. Black was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Rachel S. Black

Susman Godfrey L.L.P.
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Intellectual Property Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Municipal Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1993
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Antitrust Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Patent Litigation - Intellectual Property Commercial Litigation Technology Law Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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Jeffrey B. "Jeff" Coopersmith  was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Jeffrey B. "Jeff" Coopersmith

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Health Care Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Patent Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Commercial Litigation Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Real Estate Law Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Management Commercial Litigation Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Civil Rights Law Employment Law - Management Commercial Litigation Labor Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1993
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Litigation - Construction Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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Douglas A. "Doug" Hofmann  was awarded 2022 "Lawyer of the Year" in Foundation.Models.Operations.Elasticsearch.BestLawyers.PracticeArea

Douglas A. "Doug" Hofmann

Williams Kastner
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Employment Law - Individuals
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Bankruptcy Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Appellate Practice Litigation - Securities
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Insurance
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Municipal Law Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Litigation - Intellectual Property Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Natural Resources Law Litigation - Environmental Energy Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Securities Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Corporate Compliance Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Securities
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Bankruptcy
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Commercial Litigation Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Securities
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
Andres Healy was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Andres Healy

Susman Godfrey L.L.P.
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Insurance Law Intellectual Property Law
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Intellectual Property Law Litigation - Trusts and Estates Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation

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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.

Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP

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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.