litigation

Complex Commercial Litigation

A skilled commercial litigation team with multi-jurisdictional capabilities

Recognizing the significant impact litigation can have on a company’s ability to achieve its business objectives, Dechert’s skilled complex commercial litigation team helps companies involved in commercial litigation assess their options, contain costs and decide on a course of action consistent with their goals.

With lawyers in New York, London, Paris, Hong Kong, Moscow, Luxembourg, Boston, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Silicon Valley, we have the multi-jurisdictional capabilities, experience, skills and judgment to successfully guide clients through disputes wherever they arise.

We represent companies in complex litigation and alternative dispute resolution proceedings across a broad range of industries, including consumer products, financial services, investment funds, insurance, life sciences, pharmaceuticals, and telecommunications, media and technology. Our trial lawyers efficiently and aggressively defend client interests in matters involving breach of contract, consumer fraud and false advertising, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, professional liability and insurance issues, among others.

Representing clients in an array of commercial litigation disputes

Some of our strengths include:

Appellate - Dechert’s appellate lawyers routinely represent clients before the Supreme Court of the United States, the U.S. Courts of Appeal and state appellate courts across the nation. Our lawyers are admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, all 13 federal appellate courts and many of the country’s state appellate courts.

Class Actions - Dechert knows how to defend and defeat complex class actions claims. We’ve built a strong and lengthy record of achieving favorable outcomes — particularly in high-stakes, client-critical cases. Our litigators handle every phase of class action practice, from defeating certification — in more than 30 state and federal jurisdictions — to achieving de-certification on appeal and earning favorable jury verdicts at trial.

Financial Services and Investment Management Litigation and Enforcement - With dedicated partners in six U.S. offices from coast to coast — and drawing upon a global financial services practice across the U.S., Europe, Asia and the Middle East — our litigators have both the multi-jurisdictional capabilities and the broad knowledge of securities laws necessary to assist clients through regulatory and litigation disputes arising anywhere in the world.

International and Insolvency Litigation - Our international litigators are known for their deep experience, creativity, excellence and success – particularly in handling matters involving simultaneous litigation in multiple countries. We represent governments, multinational corporations, creditors of sovereign states and multinational corporates, investment funds and other financial institutions in their most difficult international matters.

Private Equity Industry Litigation and Enforcement - Dechert is called upon by many of the United States’ leading private equity and hedge fund complexes, advisers and boards to represent them in disputes that arise from sophisticated financings and transactions. Our litigators defend private fund industry clients in high stakes litigation and enforcement proceedings under a host of federal and state laws.

Product Liability and Mass Torts - Dechert has a well-established product liability and mass torts practice in the United States, complemented by broad commercial litigation capabilities. Serving as regional and national trial counsel, we’ve achieved favorable outcomes for leading consumer goods, chemical, pharmaceutical and manufacturing companies.

Strategic eDiscovery and Data Management - Dechert’s strategic eDiscovery team operates from a foundation of over 30 combined years of experience in the eDiscovery arena, including acting as lead strategic counsel role in some of the largest civil litigation matters and criminal investigations in the United States. Our eDiscovery work for clients is now increasingly global, and we currently advise and support multiple matters in the U.S., EU and Asia.

Trials – Dechert’s trial lawyers have represented clients in court and arbitration or administrative proceedings for decades. We’ve built a reputation for achieving favorable outcomes. And we’ve done so in state, federal and international jurisdictions, setting precedents and raising issues of first impression along the way. 

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