Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP

Litigation Department

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What the team is known for Well equipped to handle high-profile commercial and white-collar cases throughout the region and on an international scale. Represents clients across a range of sectors, including professional services, education, energy and pharmaceuticals. Particularly active in matters involving accountants' liability, working with accounting firms across the country. Also noted for its handling of securities litigation and civil regulatory actions brought by agencies such as the SEC.

Strengths Clients remark: "The attorneys at the firm are consistently the most effective and skilled lawyers that I work with."

"It is very client service-oriented and practical from a business perspective," reports a source.

Work highlights Advised the State of Florida on a constitutional challenge to its $19 billion K-12 public school system, whereby plaintiffs claim the state's funding program for public schools was insufficient, among other allegations.

Notable practitioners

Amelia Toy Rudolph
has noted skills in business disputes, including those with accounting and financial issues. Clients say she is "very thorough, responsive, practical and business-savvy."

Rocco Testani
cochairs the business and commercial litigation team at the firm and is recognized for his work with those in the education sector. Interviewees comment: "He always identifies the most important legal issues and consistently achieves outstanding results."

Thomas Curvin
has particular expertise in matters concerning the insurance sector and handles class actions, among other lawsuits. Sources say he is "an outstanding lawyer who really knows what he is doing."