Chambers and Partners’ Washington, DC Litigation: General Commercial section lists the best lawyers and law firms based in DC who are regularly called upon to advise corporate clients on large-scale litigation. This section focuses on attorneys who represent clients in a wide range of disputes, including breach of contract cases, securities litigation and antitrust claims. They also offer extensive experience in high-profile class actions. This table covers law firms and lawyers who handle litigation across a broad array of sectors, such as pharmaceuticals, financial services and energy. This is a practice area in which the best lawyers are highlighted for their strategic approach and ability to analyze details as well as the bigger picture. The top ranked are also often noted for their impressive advocacy skills.
This table includes multinational firms with strong litigation pedigree, such as Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and Kirkland & Ellis, who are routinely the first port of call for household-name, global clients due to their deep expertise and extensive resources. This section also features a number of highly regarded DC-headquartered boutique firms, including Williams & Connolly, Wilkinson Stekloff and Kellogg, Hansen, Todd, Figel & Frederick, who win praise for their notable litigation practices. Among those ranked are nationally respected lawyers such as Beth Wilkinson, Dane Butwsinkas, Karen Dunn and William Isaacson.
Chambers USA also provides coverage of Securities Litigation in DC in a separate table, as well as White-Collar Crime and Government Investigations. Chambers USA also includes a Crisis Management table which features the best lawyers from across the country who are called upon to handle and coordinate all aspects of a corporate response to a crisis.