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Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

Litigation: General Commercial

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What the team is known for

Lauded group with an excellent track record of handling major litigation. Acts for an impressive roster of clients across the full range of commercial and corporate disputes, along with antitrust, IP and bankruptcy matters. Highly regarded for its expertise in product liability disputes. Represents major companies in the pharmaceutical, manufacturing and healthcare sectors, among others.

Strengths

"They're responsive, they're thorough, they're personable, and they get good results for us," says a client.

One interviewee characterizes it as "a very large firm, and very involved in high-stakes work."

Another source deems them "excellent negotiators."

Work highlights

Defended Cozen O’Connor in a legal malpractice case filed by a former client alleging that the firm breached the standard of care by not responding to an Amended Complaint in a timely manner.

Notable practitioners

David Dukes is recognized for his strength in handling complex commercial litigation, particularly in the pharmaceutical and technology industries. A distinguished trial lawyer, he also has notable expertise in product liability cases.
"David Dukes is known for very high-level litigation." "A fabulous trial lawyer."

Bart Daniel handles a range of commercial and white-collar litigation, with a notable presence on cases involving fraud.
"Certainly on the list of top white-collar crime lawyers in town." "I think people view him as one of the prominent lawyers in South Carolina."

Mark Phillips is experienced in handling commercial litigation and product liability cases for clients both locally and nationally. He also has notable expertise in asbestos-related personal injury and wrongful death claims.
"A really revered product liability trial lawyer." "Mark is a good litigator who is known for thinking outside the box."

Samuel Outten handles professional and product liability cases as part of a broad commercial litigation practice, with clients ranging from professional services companies to manufacturers.
"A very thoughtful lawyer who has leveraged his deep experience to really understand the short-term tactics and the long-term strategy of significant cases." "I think his greatest quality was experience."

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Overview

Highlights of our commercial litigation experience:

  • Experience handling a wide variety of high-stakes litigation between and for large corporate entities, including securities litigation,  software development disputes, patent infringement, purchase and sale agreements, insurance coverage, defective industrial machinery, franchise and dealer agreements, and professional liability, among others
  • Serve as enterprise-wide electronic discovery counsel for clients with global operations, multi-claims including management of massive ESI identification, review, and production projects
  • Large inventory of litigation management skills and experience
  • Flexible, scalable, cost-effective teambuilding capabilities
  • Work with clients on their political and publicity needs and develop strategies to minimize the impact of public scrutiny on client goodwill.
  • Settlement counsel capacity, ADR practitioners
  • Robust appellate practice


We have experience litigating the following types of business matters:

  • antitrust
  • motor vehicle distribution
  • business torts
  • class actions
  • commercial fraud
  • commercial financial services
  • consumer claims
  • contract disputes
  • corporate governance
  • director and officer liability
  • labor and employment
  • franchise
  • insurance
  • intellectual property
  • lender liability
  • professional liability
  • securities
  • software licensing
  • trade secrets

Litigation: General Commercial

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

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Location

Meridian, 17th Floor

1320 Main Street

Columbia

South Carolina

USA

SC 29201

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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.

South Carolina

Litigation: General Commercial


David E Dukes
Band 1
E Bart Daniel
Band 4
G Mark Phillips
Band 2
Samuel W. Outten
Band 2