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What the team is known for

This skilled team draws on its global resources to handle a broad array of litigation. Active offices in Kansas City and St. Louis frequently assist with white-collar crime and federal investigations. Has experience in class actions, product liability and safety disputes, as well as personal injury claims. Also assists clients with risk mitigation and employment-related advice.

Strengths

One client says: "The team is great at providing proactive guidance and leading through uncertainty."

Work highlights

Represented the Los Angeles Rams football team in resolving three class actions, by settlement, pertaining to its relocation from St. Louis to Los Angeles.

Lead negotiators in a qui tam lawsuit in which the United States Attorney's Office and Department of Defense allege that the False Claims Act was violated when YRC Worldwide submitted bills for reimbursement.

Leading litigation related to the Transource Missouri LLC construction of the Midwest Transmission Project ordered to be built by the Southwest Power Pool.

Notable practitioners

Curtis Woods commands respect for his work on white-collar criminal litigation. He regularly appears before both federal and state courts.

Stephen Rovak has a wide-ranging commercial litigation practice.He has recently assisted the Los Angeles Rams with a substantial franchise dispute.
"He is a fantastic lawyer and you can trust every word he says." "He is an extremely sharp, strong litigator."

Stephen O'Brien focuses his practice on commercial and regulatory analysis, with a specific focus on economic or statistical analyses.
"He is a very strong litigator with lots of experience."

Stephen Hill is chair of the firm's US white-collar and government investigations group. He frequently works on internal investigations and on investigations involving criminal antitrust matters.

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Overview

Dentons’ attorneys have years of experience and vast knowledge in the area of commercial litigation. The firm has helped clients on all types of such matters, including breach-of-contract disputes; shareholder and partnership disputes; defamation claims; professional liability; civil conspiracy; tortious interference with a contract or business expectancies; civil fraud; and negligent misrepresentation.

With expertise in White Collar Investigations, Dentons’ lawyers have extensive experience in defending and coordinating collateral proceedings that are inherent in white collar litigation, including civil False Claims Act lawsuits and forfeiture actions, administrative proceedings, government audits, investigations by other governmental agencies, shareholder derivative lawsuits, and related state investigations. We are at home in the courtroom and inside government offices and have handled cases across the US.

Since indictments are the culmination of investigative activity, our involvement begins long before a decision to prosecute. Highly proficient in conducting internal investigations, our greatest successes are those in which charges are never filed and investigations are never made public. Our lawyers also work closely with clients to develop and improve their corporate compliance programs to minimize enforcement legal risk .

Litigation Department

Dentons

firm
Department location

4520 Main Street

Suite 1100

Kansas City

Missouri

USA

MO 64111-7700

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Missouri

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations


Curtis E Woods
Band 3
Stephen L Hill
Band 3
Missouri: St Louis & Surrounds

Litigation: General Commercial


Stephen H Rovak
Band 2
Stephen J. O'Brien
Band 3