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Dechert LLP

Litigation

7 ranked lawyersBand 1PennsylvaniaUSA 2021 View ranking table
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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.

Strengths

"It's an excellent firm with a terrific reputation," confirms a source.

Interviewees draw attention to the firm's "strong appellate practice."

Work highlights

Acted for Public Financial Management in defense of a suit alleging it played a role in the City of Harrisburg's default on $360 million in debt.

Notable practitioners

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.
"He has an amazing reputation and is extremely well regarded."

Sozi Tulante is a former Philadelphia City Solicitor, and also brings to bear significant prosecutorial experience. He is noted for his expert handling of large-scale investigations and criminal proceedings, including immigration-related matters.

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.

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.
"I think Steven Bizar is excellent." "I've been very impressed with him."

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Overview

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.

Litigation

Dechert LLP

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Location

Cira Centre

2929 Arch Street

Philadelphia

Pennsylvania

USA

PA 19104-2808

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Pennsylvania

Litigation: Appellate


Robert C Heim
Band 1
Steven B Feirson
Eminent Practitioners

Litigation: Securities


Steven B Feirson
Eminent Practitioners

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations


Sozi Tulante
Band 4
Pennsylvania: Philadelphia & Surrounds

Litigation: General Commercial


Robert C Heim
Band 1
Steven B Feirson
Eminent Practitioners

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