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Business Litigation

Goodwin Procter’s Business Litigation Practice specializes in counseling and handling of complex litigation involving business clients in disputes with other businesses, government entities, or groups of individuals, each of which necessarily involves an understanding of both the business issue and the industry of the client. We represent leaders in diverse industry sectors, including many Fortune 100 companies, in connection with their most important litigation matters. What sets us apart from our peers is our depth of trial and arbitration experience, class action expertise, and connections to the specialized business litigation courts across the country.

Our ultimate goal is to advance our clients’ interests. We understand that a client’s business plan, balance sheet, and competitive profile are critical elements for successfully positioning litigation matters from the outset. We are committed to developing solutions to help our clients solve their toughest problems, and we approach each new challenge as an urgent business matter to be resolved expeditiously and cost-effectively. We specialize in work for clients across all industries with respect to disputes including:

  • Breach of Contract/Fiduciary Duty
  • Business Torts
  • Partnership Disputes
  • Private Deals/Post-Closing Disputes
  • Bad Faith Litigation
  • Regulatory Investigations and Litigation
  • Privacy & Data Security
  • Restrictive Covenant/Trade Secret Litigation
  • Insurance Disputes
  • Bankruptcy Adversary Proceedings [[Read More Delimiter]]

We aggressively seek litigation solutions short of trial, and we have significant expertise in alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation and arbitration. In structuring settlements, we look at the overall insurance, regulatory, and tax implications—both in the near-term and for the future. When trial is called for, we bring exceptional experience and skill to the courtroom as well as an impressive record of success.

Our commitment to innovation and technology allows us to provide a distinct competitive advantage for our clients. We recognize the potentially crippling costs of discovery, particularly e-discovery, in major litigation and are committed to employing creative, cost-saving solutions that will maximize value to our clients without compromising excellence. Our Litigation Technology Group is an in-house operation featuring a state-of-the-art support facility with a full-time staff that allows for increased attorney efficiency, reduced vendor costs, enhanced responsiveness, and leading edge electronic presentations at trial.

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Marcus Evans Spring CLO Summit 2015
March 12, 2015
Las Vegas, NV

Marcus Evans Spring CLO Summit 2015
March 12, 2015
Las Vegas, NV

2015 PLUS D&O Symposium
February 5, 2015
New York, NY

2015 NADA ATD Convention
January 22, 2015
San Francisco, CA

LPL/Legal Malpractice Conference
November 19, 2014
New York, NY

ACC Annual Meeting 2014
October 28, 2014
New Orleans, LA

Global Corporate Counsel Forum 2014
October 7, 2014
New York, NY

ACI 18th Forum on D&O Liability Insurance
September 30, 2014
New York, NY

Critical Start-Up Business & Legal Issues 2014
September 30, 2014
Palo Alto, CA

Privacy Law Salon: Policymaker Roundtable
September 8, 2014
Washington, DC

Export Regulatory Compliance Update
June 11, 2014
Boston, MA

IPO Preparedness Forum
February 27, 2014
Boston, MA

ACCEC First Annual Meeting
May 7, 2013
Chicago, IL

AIG Winter Summit
March 12, 2013

Security is a Two-Way Street
Banker & Tradesman
July 14, 2014

Heavy Metals – A New EPA Rule May Preclude Recycling of Metals-rich Materials
Summer 2014 Edition of Energy & Mining (EMI Magazine)
June 1, 2014

Data Privacy in North America
Risk & Compliance Magazine
April 1, 2014

2013 Roundtable Series - Class Action
California Lawyer
July 13, 2013

Recent ERISA Decision
June 27, 2012

The Risks of Email Communication
Business Law Today
September 1, 2007

Where Will Silica Litigation Go?
Law Journal Newsletters - Silica Legal News Report
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Daubert in Drug and Dietary Cases: The Recipe Matters
Rx for the Defense
December 1, 2004

New Copyright Legislation In The Works
The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel
June 1, 2004

Late Trading and Market Timing
The Review of Securities & Commodities Regulation
April 14, 2004

The Federal Trademark Dilution Act – Much Hobbled One Year After Victoria’s Secret
Corporate Counsel Magazine; FindLaw; Metropolitan Corporate Counsel; National Law Journal
February 1, 2004

The Surprising Power of State Law Claims
New York Law Journal
October 28, 2003