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Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

Litigation

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What the team is known for

Compact Huntington-based corporate defense practice, able to draw on the broader resources of the firm throughout the Eastern USA. Substantial experience in product liability, toxic torts and class actions. Has defended industrial and healthcare clients in cases at both state and federal levels.

Strengths

A client highlights the high level of service provided by the team, noting: "The customer service is excellent, they're very prompt in returning telephone calls and their legal insight is wonderful."

Another source adds: "They are responsive and are experts in their field."

Work highlights

Represented West Virginia United Health Systems in defense of a class action alleging improper billing for patient medical records.

Notable practitioners

Marc Williams is admired for the scope of his litigation practice. He is renowned for his adroit handling of a range of personal injury and product liability disputes.
"He's an experienced litigator with strong knowledge, familiarity and understanding of the courts."

Melissa Foster Bird is a prominent trial lawyer and often handles disputes arising in the pharmaceutical, transportation and manufacturing industries.
"She's a fierce advocate and an excellent trial lawyer - she's adept at understanding and reading people and so I don't find myself explaining a position or thought process with her."

Randall Saunders maintains an active practice in commercial litigation and counts a number of banks and financial services providers among his clientele.
"He's responsive and does a great job for us."

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Overview

Using our experience from the boardroom to the courtroom to benefit our clients

  • 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

Members

Williams, Marc E (Head of Department)

Foster Bird, Melissa

Saunders, Randall

Saunders, Randall

Litigation

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

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949 Third Avenue

Suite 200

Huntington

West Virginia

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WV 25701

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West Virginia

Litigation: General Commercial


Marc E Williams
Band 1
Melissa Foster Bird
Band 3
Randall Saunders
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