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Litigation: General Commercial | USA

District of Columbia

Our definition of general commercial litigation will always take into consideration the other practice areas that we cover in a given state. It is therefore a fairly broad interpretation of commercial litigation, perhaps more easily defined by what is not included within it. If, for example, we are looking at a state where we have coverage of IP, antitrust and bankruptcy litigation in standalone tables, we would not expect too much of this work to be included in a commercial litigation table and would be looking more for business disputes such as breach of contract claims. The work should be civil, and should involve disputes between business entities.

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  1. Beth A Wilkinson
    Beth A Wilkinson
    Wilkinson Stekloff LLP
    Wilkinson Stekloff LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Star Individuals | 16 Years Ranked
    Beth Wilkinson commands enormous respect from peers and clients for her prowess at trial, regularly handling high-stakes matters for major clients. She is particularly strong in large product liability and antitrust cases.
  2. Karen L Dunn
    Karen L Dunn
    Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
    Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Star Individuals | 6 Years Ranked
    Karen Dunn maintains a high-powered practice acting for many of America's largest tech companies in commercial disputes and antitrust cases. She is also well known for her work in civil rights cases.
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Band 1
  1. Craig A Hoover
    1
    Craig A Hoover
    Hogan Lovells US LLP
    Hogan Lovells US LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 1 | 15 Years Ranked
    "The judgment and strategic thinking that Craig brings to litigation matters is among the finest in the industry. He manages some of the most complex litigation and can simplify difficult legal concepts so that they are digestible by business clients."
  2. Craig S. Primis
    1
    Craig S. Primis
    Kirkland & Ellis LLP
    Kirkland & Ellis LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 1 | 10 Years Ranked
    Craig Primis is well regarded for his representation of clients in substantial False Claims Act and trade secrets cases, as well as shareholder disputes and class actions. He also excels in litigation relating to data breaches and antitrust.
  3. Dane H Butswinkas
    1
    Dane H Butswinkas
    Williams & Connolly LLP
    Williams & Connolly LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 1 | 11 Years Ranked
    Dane Butswinkas enjoys an excellent reputation for his representation of leading clients in the financial services sector. He is called upon to handle matters ranging from antitrust and securities to corporate governance.
  4. David W DeBruin
    1
    David W DeBruin
    Jenner & Block LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 1 | 8 Years Ranked
    David DeBruin secures excellent results for a diverse client base, ranging from energy companies to Native American tribes, in high-stakes litigation. He offers significant experience in M&A litigation and False Claims Act cases, as well as in appellate proceedings.
  5. David W Ogden
    1
    David W Ogden
    WilmerHale
    WilmerHale | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 1 | 11 Years Ranked
    David Ogden regularly acts for major clients in industries ranging from finance to energy. He is adept at handling a variety of matters, including major employment and contractual disputes, as well as whistle-blower cases and government investigations.
  6. Enu A. Mainigi
    1
    Enu A. Mainigi
    Williams & Connolly LLP
    Williams & Connolly LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 1 | 9 Years Ranked
    Enu Mainigi wins praise from all corners of the market for her representation of major clients in the healthcare, pharmaceuticals and financial services sectors. She has considerable trial experience.
  7. William A Isaacson
    1
    William A Isaacson
    Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
    Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 1 | 9 Years Ranked
    William Isaacson is a celebrated trial lawyer whose practice focuses on huge cases alleging antitrust violations for both defendants and plaintiffs, as well as price fixing and unfair competition. He is also highly skilled in handling consumer class actions.
  8. Alexandra Walsh
    Walsh Law | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 1
  9. Mark C Hansen
    Kellogg, Hansen, Todd, Figel & Frederick, PLLC | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 1
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Band 2
  1. Andrew Tulumello
    2
    Andrew Tulumello
    Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
    Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 2 | 10 Years Ranked
    Andrew Tulumello of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP represents major corporations in various commercial disputes. He offers particular strength in antitrust claims and class actions, as well as handling appeals. He regularly acts for clients from the technology, transport and food and beverage sectors.
  2. Graeme W. Bush
    2
    Graeme W. Bush
    Zuckerman Spaeder LLP
    Zuckerman Spaeder LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 2 | 10 Years Ranked
    Graeme Bush is a highly regarded litigator who regularly handles malpractice and employment disputes, as well as securities litigation. He also advises on investigations and disciplinary action.
  3. Kathleen Taylor Sooy
    2
    Kathleen Taylor Sooy
    Crowell & Moring LLP
    Crowell & Moring LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 2 | 13 Years Ranked
    Kathleen Taylor Sooy focuses her practice on defending multidistrict class actions, particularly relating to consumer protection and antitrust laws. She is especially well versed in litigation relating to the healthcare sector.
  4. Tara Lee
    2
    Tara Lee
    White & Case LLP
    White & Case LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 2 | 14 Years Ranked
    Tara Lee specializes in handling complex and often high-profile multi-jurisdictional disputes for clients from a wide range of sectors including media and telecommunications. She also offers notable experience in class actions.
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Band 3
  1. Abid R Qureshi
    3
    Abid R Qureshi
    Latham & Watkins LLP
    Latham & Watkins LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 3 | 5 Years Ranked
    Abid Qureshi is well regarded in the market for his extensive skills in civil litigation. His expertise spans across healthcare fraud, international arbitration, securities class actions and FCA cases.
  2. Carl S Kravitz
    3
    Carl S Kravitz
    Zuckerman Spaeder LLP
    Zuckerman Spaeder LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 3 | 3 Years Ranked
    Carl Kravitz has significant strength in a variety of commercial disputes, including securities litigation, antitrust and insurance claims. He excels in acting for both plaintiffs and defendants.
  3. E. Desmond Hogan
    3
    E. Desmond Hogan
    Hogan Lovells US LLP
    Hogan Lovells US LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 3 | 9 Years Ranked
    Desmond Hogan wins plaudits from clients for his work in high-stakes class actions and multidistrict litigation. He is well versed in handling data breach cases for major tech companies.
  4. Linda M Jackson
    3
    Linda M Jackson
    ArentFox Schiff LLP
    ArentFox Schiff LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 3 | 3 Years Ranked
    Linda Jackson is well regarded for her extensive capabilities in employment litigation. She also handles disputes relating to trade secrets claims and competition law.
  5. Mary Elizabeth Gately
    3
    Mary Elizabeth Gately
    DLA Piper LLP (US)
    DLA Piper LLP (US) | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 3 | 10 Years Ranked
    Mary Elizabeth Gately has a particularly strong practice in reputation management, as well as in product liability and contract disputes. She is adept at handling multidistrict litigation.
  6. Michael F Williams
    3
    Michael F Williams
    Kirkland & Ellis LLP
    Kirkland & Ellis LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 3 | 3 Years Ranked
    Michael Williams is a prolific litigator who frequently represents clients both in trial and on appeal. He offers significant experience in toxic torts, putative class actions and disputes relating to constitutional law.
  7. Thomas J Perrelli
    3
    Thomas J Perrelli
    Jenner & Block LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 3 | 5 Years Ranked
    Thomas Perrelli currently serves as chair of Jenner & Block LLP. He is well regarded in the market for his expertise in high-profile litigation, regularly acting for government bodies and corporations from a wide range of sectors.
  8. Todd Stenerson
    3
    Todd Stenerson
    Shearman & Sterling LLP
    Shearman & Sterling LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 3 | 3 Years Ranked
    Todd Stenerson is a well-regarded trial lawyer with significant experience across a broad range of commercial litigation. He possesses notable capabilities in antitrust, breach of contract and RICO cases.
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Band 4
  1. Barbara S Wahl
    4
    Barbara S Wahl
    ArentFox Schiff LLP
    ArentFox Schiff LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 4 | 13 Years Ranked
    Barbara Wahl demonstrates extensive capabilities in defamation, libel and estates disputes. She acts for both plaintiffs and defendants in matters including probate and contractual litigation.
  2. 4
    Derek Shaffer
    Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP
    Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 4 | 2 Years Ranked
    Derek Shaffer regularly acts for clients in sensitive First Amendment litigation. He cochairs Quinn Emanuel's government and regulatory litigation and national appellate litigation practices.
  3. Eric R. Delinsky
    4
    Eric R. Delinsky
    Zuckerman Spaeder LLP
    Zuckerman Spaeder LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 4 | 10 Years Ranked
    Eric Delinsky is experienced in business and securities litigation as well as healthcare-related disputes. He also has expertise in white-collar defense.
  4. Eugene F Assaf
    4
    Eugene F Assaf
    Kirkland & Ellis LLP
    Kirkland & Ellis LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 4 | 16 Years Ranked
    Eugene Assaf represents clients in a broad range of matters. He is highly adept at handling large consumer class actions, environmental and toxic tort cases, and M&A litigation.
  5. Gordon Todd
    4
    Gordon Todd
    Sidley Austin LLP
    Sidley Austin LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 4 | 2 Years Ranked
    "Gordon is thorough, strategic and clearly understands civil procedure. His incredibly thorough approach leads to good results."
  6. Helgi C Walker
    4
    Helgi C Walker
    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 4 | 13 Years Ranked
    Helgi Walker cochairs the global litigation practice group at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. She has extensive experience in appellate law and regulatory disputes.
  7. Jennifer Saulino
    4
    Jennifer Saulino
    Sidley Austin LLP
    Sidley Austin LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 4 | 2 Years Ranked
    Jennifer Saulino has recognized expertise in product liability and contractual litigation. She has additional experience in securities and government investigations.
  8. Lindsay Harrison
    4
    Lindsay Harrison
    Jenner & Block LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 4 | 4 Years Ranked
    Lindsay Harrison is an experienced commercial litigator who is frequently sought after by notable clients in the real estate, hospitality and education sectors. She is managing partner of Jenner & Block LLP's DC office and cochairs the firm's real estate and hospitality practice.
  9. 4
    Mark T. Stancil
    Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
    Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 4 | 1 Years Ranked
    Mark Stancil is an experienced trial and appellate attorney who advises on complex commercial litigation, with particular strength acting for investment funds, trustees and investor groups.
  10. 4
    Nicholas J Boyle
    Latham & Watkins LLP
    Latham & Watkins LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 4 | 1 Years Ranked
    Nicholas Boyle is noted for his skills in handling complex commercial litigation, with experience in intellectual property and securities cases.
  11. Stephen J. Obermeier
    4
    Stephen J. Obermeier
    Wiley
    Wiley | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 4 | 2 Years Ranked
    Stephen Obermeier routinely acts on commercial disputes before federal and state courts. His expertise extends to RICO litigation as well as internal investigations.
    Key sectors
    Business and Professional Services|Government and Public Sector
  12. David C Frederick
    Kellogg, Hansen, Todd, Figel & Frederick, PLLC | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 4