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Womble Bond Dickinson US LLP

Litigation

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What the team is known for

Expert in a variety of environmental and business litigation, with in-depth experience practicing throughout the federal courts. Fields an experienced and formidable team of strong litigators with top-level trial experience. Clients stem from a range of sectors, including agriculture, education and energy.

Strengths

One client admires the team's "first-rate antitrust lawyers."

Another client describes the team as "great," underlining: "The team offers a really wide range of skills and is easy to work with."

Work highlights

Represented the Retail Litigation Center in the dismissal of class action lawsuits alleging that businesses’ failure to sell gift cards embossed with Braille violated the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Notable practitioners

Claire Rauscher is a white-collar attorney particularly noted for her abilities in government enforcement proceedings and internal investigations.
"Claire Rauscher is a top-notch white-collar criminal defense lawyer: a go-to lawyer for complicated federal and corruption matters." "She is an excellent lawyer."

Debbie Harden handles a wide range of corporate and commercial litigation, with notable experience in ERISA disputes and financial litigation. She offers further strength in class action and mass tort cases.

James Cooney is a highly regarded litigator with considerable expertise across civil and criminal white-collar litigation. He also handles government investigations and acts for notable clients in the energy and education sectors.
"James Cooney has exceptional litigation skills, and is incredibly down to earth and very responsive."

Jim Cooley is particularly noted for his work in financial sector disputes, including antitrust and securities fraud matters. He boasts further experience handling construction disputes, with additional strength in mediation. He has extensive experience leading high-stakes jury trials.
"He does a tremendous job."

Pressly Millen is a trial lawyer recognized for his expertise in antitrust, trade secrets and IP-related cases. He is noted for his abilities in large class actions. His clients include pharmaceutical, telecom and technology companies.

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Overview

Defense of business clients in litigation has been a bedrock practice at Womble Bond Dickinson for more than 100 years. More than 200 attorneys, many of them veteran litigators with decades of courtroom experience, give clients the bench strength and knowledge to address large, complex business and product liability litigation challenges.
Womble Bond Dickinson’s Litigation Practice is comprised of two main departments – Business Litigation and Mass Torts – from which we serve clients nationally and internationally in numerous areas, including (but not limited to):

  • Antitrust Litigation ​
  • Appellate 
  • Aviation Litigation
  • Class Actions
  • Consumer Finance Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • ERISA Litigation
  • Financial Services and UCC Litigation
  • D&O / Shareholder Litigation
  • Government Investigations and White Collar Criminal Defense, including internal corporate investigations and business crimes
  • International Arbitration and Litigation
  • Local Government Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Securities Litigation
  • Environmental and Toxic Tort (including Environmental Emergency Response Team)
  • Products Liability and Mass Torts Litigation
  • Healthcare
  • Food, Beverage and Agriculture
  • Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices
  • Software/IT and Telecommunications
  • Cyber & Privacy Law.

Members

Cooney III, James P (Head of Department)

Douglas, Chris (Head of Department)

Jones, Chris (Head of Department)

Cooley, Jim D

Harden, Debbie W

Millen, Pressly M

Rauscher, Claire

Industries

Automobiles & Parts

Banks

Construction & Materials

Consumer Product Manufacturing

Energy

Financial Services

Food & Drink Producers

Health Care

Insurance

Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences

Real Estate

Software & Computer Services

Technology, Hardware & Electronics

Transportation

Utilities

Litigation

Womble Bond Dickinson US LLP

firm
Location

One West Fourth Street

Winston-Salem

North Carolina

USA

NC 27101

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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.

North Carolina

Litigation: General Commercial


Debbie W Harden
Band 3
James P Cooney III
Band 1
Jim D Cooley
Band 2
Pressly M Millen
Band 2

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations


Claire Rauscher
Band 1
James P Cooney III
Band 1