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6 Ranked Lawyers

About

Provided by Dechert LLP

We represent a range of industries in commercial agreements, consumer fraud, insurance and banking, false advertising, corporate governance and M&A-related claims. Recognized for our multi-jurisdictional capabilities and deep expertise, we devise litigation strategy, manage virtual law firms, facilitate pre-trial resolutions to commercial disputes, defeat class certification, manage e-discovery, obtain summary judgments or voluntary dismissal of claims, negotiate favorable settlements and prevail at trial.

Securities Litigation: Dechert is recognized as one of the foremost defenders against complex, high-stakes litigation in the country. Our experienced lawyers bring an invaluable perspective and credibility that comes from being in the shoes of government decision makers.

White Collar and Investigations: Dechert’s acclaimed white collar lawyers defend clients facing allegations of financial and business crimes and related civil and class action litigation. We handle all phases of an investigation, and when litigation is unavoidable, implement a comprehensive strategy of relentless advocacy to secure the interests and well-being of our clients.

Financial Services Litigation: Our fund litigators are involved in all of the strategic legal issues currently affecting the industry, representing many leading fund complexes and boards, hedge funds and banking institutions as well as working closely with industry organizations.

Chambers Review

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Litigation: General Commercial - Pennsylvania: Philadelphia & Surrounds
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What the team is known for

Standout practice offering wide-ranging expertise in high-stakes commercial litigation, as well as substantial strengths in white-collar crime. Highly adept in complex securities cases, alongside expertise in antitrust, product liability and professional negligence litigation. Additionally maintains an excellent reputation for its work in appellate matters. Boasts an impressive client base, including leading consumer goods, chemical, pharmaceutical and manufacturing companies.

Work Highlights

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  • Dechert LLP acted for Johnson & Johnson and Jassen Pharmaceuticals on a personal injury mass tort. The dispute concerned the use of Risperdal, a antipsychotic medication.

Notable Practitioners

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Robert C Heim
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Robert C Heim
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Robert Heim earns recognition for representing clients in a broad range of areas including antitrust, product liability and defamation. He is highly regarded for his work on appellate litigation.
"Robert Heim is an outstanding appellate advocate in his ability to convey complex arguments and distill them to a court in an understandable way." "An incredibly thoughtful person who frames his arguments very well."

Steven E Bizar
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Steven E Bizar
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Steven Bizar comes recommended for his expertise in antitrust-related matters, but also has wider experience in general corporate litigation such as trade secrets, and contractual disputes.
"Steven Bizar always takes the time to understand the layers of legal and business impacts in cases."

Steven B Feirson
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Steven B Feirson
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Eminent Practitioners

Steven Feirson is deputy chair of the firm. He garners accolades from market sources for his sophisticated work on commercial litigation and securities disputes, and is also noted for his expert handling of appellate disputes.

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Litigation: Appellate

Steven B Feirson
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Steven B Feirson
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Eminent Practitioners
Robert C Heim
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Robert C Heim
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Litigation: Securities

Steven B Feirson
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Steven B Feirson
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Eminent Practitioners

Pennsylvania: Philadelphia & Surrounds

Litigation: General Commercial

Steven B Feirson
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Steven B Feirson
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Robert C Heim
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Robert C Heim
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Steven E Bizar
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Steven E Bizar
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