Frost Brown Todd LLC

Litigation: General Commercial Department

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What the team is known for Regularly serves as national counsel for clients across a variety of industries. Offers expertise across disputes involving issues such as complex RICO violations, antitrust claims and breach of contract. Also experienced in advising on disputes concerning insurance coverage and product liability. Noted for its handling of white-collar criminal defense matters and appellate litigation. Advises individuals and corporations.

Strengths"Their responsiveness to clients is exceptional, and unrivaled in the market," according to one client.

Another client reports: "They are a fantastic strategic partner."

"They knew the subject matter and were able to predict outcomes," says a source.

Work highlights Represented Duke Energy in an appeal centered around the recovery of $29 million in wind generation costs from ratepayers.

Notable practitioners

Alan Brown brings to bear over 35 years of experience as a litigator and advises on state and federal cases. His expertise spans issues such as breach of fiduciary duty, environmental damage and trade secrets.

Chair of the firm's appellate practice Julia Gelinas is a respected practitioner in the Indiana litigation Bar. She often advises on construction and fidelity cases.

Maggie Smith handles a range of appellate proceedings at the state and federal level. Clients report she is "a great communicator."

Nicholas Pappas is "an exceptional product liability defense attorney" who is experienced in working with clients such as manufacturers and car companies. Clients report: "He is a calm presence in stressful situations and his advice reflects an understanding of business concerns."