Practice Areas


Clients turn to us for difficult cases in a variety of venues. We represent clients in a wide range of industries, including publicly traded and privately held businesses, before:

  • State and federal courts
  • Juries and judges
  • Arbitration panels
  • State and federal administrative agencies
  • United States Courts of Appeals
  • State appellate courts
  • Administrative appeals boards

We have a deep bench experienced in various multifaceted case management issues, including e-discovery, large-volume document collection, production and review, and multi-jurisdictional, multi-action, multi-party discovery.

Cost is a key component of a successful conclusion to litigation. We exercise our reasoned judgments–collectively and individually–to provide cost-effective and value-added representation without compromising quality. We pay close attention to the bottom line, making effective use of associates and paralegals when appropriate and rely on our business acumen and decades of matter management experience.


Our litigation department is recognized by Chambers USA for Commercial Litigation and by “U.S. News and World Report Best Law Firms” in the areas of commercial litigation, insurance coverage defense, ethics and professional responsibility law, legal malpractice (defendants) law, and labor and employment litigation.

In addition, Sara Jane Shanahan (department chair), Thomas F. Maffei, Sander A. Rikleen, and Nancy S. Shilepsky are listed for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America.

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