Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Litigation Department

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What the team is known for A respected group of attorneys noted for its handling of commercial disputes. Practices in a range of industries including energy, retail and healthcare, acting for the full range of clients. Also acknowledged for its e-discovery capabilities. Oil and gas antitrust is a particular area of expertise for the firm, with the team also handling securities fraud, IP disputes and eminent domain cases.

Work highlights Represented Newfield Production Company in the defense of an antitrust bid-rigging claim where the plaintiffs sought damages of over $1 billion.

Notable practitioners

Cliff Stricklin
is held in high regard for his robust defense of a range of criminal actions and investigations, including securities fraud matters. Sources say: "He is unparalleled in the board room and in the courtroom - a strong strategic thinker and a great crisis manager."

Timothy Beyer
excels in the representation of oil and gas companies in a variety of contentious matters including antitrust. Sources consider him to be a "very strong strategist."