Litigation in the U.S.A

Litigation is more than a legal issue for our clients — it can have a major impact on the future of their businesses. Our Litigation group is relentlessly focused on keeping budding disputes from becoming major crises.

From the outset, we use the full resources at our disposal to anticipate and shape resolutions, and when a negotiated resolution cannot be achieved, our early intervention helps to strengthen our ability to litigate the dispute to a successful conclusion.

Combining this focus with our experience in a wide range of complex commercial litigation, we regularly advise domestic and multinational clients on their most complex, sensitive and sophisticated commercial disputes.

For example, we defended a Canadian engineering company in a federal securities class action in Texas arising from the high-profile Bre-X gold scandal and also advised an international bank in federal court as it sought to collect a loan of more than US$100 million from the central bank of a foreign nation.

  • Tried a case on behalf of an investment management company that established the enforceability of a non-competition covenant against a portfolio manager.
  • Successfully represented a Texas-based retail store in a complex breach of contract action.
  • Represented an institutional investor in civil and criminal proceedings to recover losses resulting from rogue employee’s off-market trading of more than $9 billion in securities.
  • Used our investigation and litigation skills to secure claims for first-party and third-party insurance coverage for the largest records and information management services company in a multiparty litigation, after arson destroyed one of its record storage warehouses.
  • Defended a Canadian engineering company in a federal securities class action in Texas arising from the Bre-x gold scandal.
  • Pursued an action on behalf of SAP and its founders, against a law firm for aiding and abetting fraud and breach of fiduciary duty — designated one of the ten “major litigations of the year” by the National Law Journal.
  • Went to federal court to help an international bank collect a loan in excess of $100 million from the central bank of a foreign nation.
  • Secured a successful international arbitration decision involving a distribution agreement for a multi-national pharmaceutical company.
  • Represented a publicly traded technology company against a publicly traded Canadian company in a dispute concerning the theft of confidential, proprietary and trade secret. information relating to business methodologies for electronic data storage and protection.
  • Conducted nationwide intellectual property protection and enforcement programs and handled related litigation for Tiger Woods, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and their licensing entities, as well as Comedy Partners (South Park), and NCP Marketing Group, Inc. (Tae Bo).

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