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Troutman Pepper


8 ranked lawyersBand 1PennsylvaniaUSA 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Highly respected practice with a deep bench of strong trial lawyers, well-versed in commercial, securities and white-collar crime cases. An excellent choice for First Amendment litigation, and also highly esteemed for its strengths in antitrust, insurance and product liability disputes. Additionally maintains an excellent appellate practice and is a go-to for complex class action work. Frequently represents clients in the pharmaceutical and life sciences sectors.


Sources report: "They're very responsive and have creative, out-of-the-box ideas."

"Troutman Pepper is superb," says a client. "It's always a go-to firm for us."

"They're great lawyers with good judgment and cases," confirms an interviewee.

Work highlights

Acted for West-Ward Pharmaceuticals in defense of litigation alleging a conspiracy among manufacturers to fix prices for generic drugs.

Defended Recro Pharma against a Rule 10b-5 class action.

Represented RBC Capital Markets in a dispute alleging fraud, misrepresentation and breach of fiduciary duty.

Notable practitioners

Francis Devine is a highly respected attorney who has vast experience in handling complex commercial disputes, including those involving professional liability and insurance coverage claims.
"A terrific lawyer."

Jay Dubow acts for clients in securities class actions and investigations. He is sought after by clients such as private equity firms, law firms and pharmaceutical companies.
"Jay is very good within his specialty, has a lot of experience, and is smart and creative."

Kristin Jones is experienced in a range of white-collar mandates, including fraud claims brought under the False Claims Act. She handles both litigation and investigations.
"She's very smart and a pleasure to work with."

Michael Schwartz regularly advises clients on internal investigations relating to white-collar crime, as well as aiding in qui tam litigation.
"He's extremely good and has a really good manner with people. He gets good results for clients." "He really excels at advising business leaders." "He's extremely strong."

Nina Gussack is well regarded for acting for pharmaceutical and medical device companies in the full range of disputes, including regular work on product liability.
"She is super qualified." "She's an excellent lawyer."

Robert Hickok maintains an active practice that includes commercial and securities litigation, including Rule 10b-5 cases and product liability disputes.
"A superb, very capable and intelligent lawyer. He's also very practical." "He's a terrific, terrific lawyer." "He's a leading lawyer in the securities space."

Thomas Gallagher centers his practice on representing clients from the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries in government investigations, white-collar criminal matters and False Claims Act cases.
"Thomas Gallagher is a well-respected name in the white-collar space and is a go-to in Philadelphia."

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Troutman Pepper’s Business Litigation practice successfully defends and prosecutes high-stakes commercial disputes. Our attorneys have significant jury trial and appellate experience, in all types of complex disputes. As one of the largest practices in the firm, our trial attorneys have the substantive experience and technological sophistication needed to manage complex, multi-district litigation and class actions, as well as individual cases. We effectively advocate for our clients’ business interests in federal and state trial and appellate courts throughout the U.S., as well as before administrative boards, government agencies, and domestic and international alternative dispute tribunals.

The firm’s trial attorneys are experienced in corporate and commercial disputes; securities and antitrust litigation; disputes related to private equity investments and corporate transactions; ERISA litigation; product liability; insurance litigation; media and entertainment; real estate litigation; securities litigation; and unfair competition or trade practices. Our litigators also have broad experience in the energy industry, representing operating utilities of the nation’s largest electric power holding company in significant regulatory matters and proceedings before state regulatory commissions.


Troutman Pepper


3000 Two Logan Square

Eighteenth and Arch Streets




PA 19103-2799

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Ranked Lawyers

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.


Litigation: Securities

Jay A Dubow
Band 2
Robert L Hickok
Band 1

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

Kristin H Jones
Band 4
Michael A Schwartz
Band 1
Thomas M Gallagher
Band 1
Pennsylvania: Philadelphia & Surrounds

Litigation: General Commercial

Francis P Devine III
Senior Statespeople

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