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USA District of Columbia Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded

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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Band 1
  1. ArentFox Schiff LLP
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    ArentFox Schiff LLP
    Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded
    USA 2022 | Band 1 | 2 Years Ranked
    ArentFox Schiff is a strong firm with a deep bench that excels in a broad variety of litigation, including defamation cases and employment disputes. Regularly represents both individuals and corporations. Highly experienced in appearing before courts at the state and federal level, including the Supreme Court.
  2. Crowell & Moring LLP
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    Crowell & Moring LLP
    Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded
    USA 2022 | Band 1 | 2 Years Ranked
    Crowell & Moring defended CONSOL Energy and CONSOL Marine Terminals against cases brought by municipalities and counties in Maryland and the State of Delaware. Plaintiffs assert that defendants’ conduct has resulted in sea level rise and bring a variety of tort claims, including public and private nuisance, product liability, negligence and trespass.
  3. DLA Piper LLP (US)
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    DLA Piper LLP (US)
    Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded
    USA 2022 | Band 1 | 2 Years Ranked
    DLA Piper has a diverse litigation practice with a range of strengths in product liability, securities, defamation and antitrust cases. Its clientele often includes entities in the healthcare, financial services and media sectors. The team is especially renowned for its capabilities in reputation management cases.
  4. Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
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    Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
    Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded
    USA 2022 | Band 1 | 2 Years Ranked
    Fried, Frank, Harris is a reputed firm with a highly skilled team in commercial litigation. Offers a formidable securities practice that demonstrates particularly extensive experience in shareholder class actions and derivative lawsuits. Also capable of handling civil lawsuits and internal investigations.
  5. Mayer Brown LLP
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    Mayer Brown LLP
    Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded
    USA 2022 | Band 1 | 2 Years Ranked
    Mayer Brown has a reputable litigation practice and is a regular fixture in large consumer class action litigation. Offers substantive expertise in the technology and telecommunications sectors, including corporate disputes and issues of data security. Also highly adept at handling major environmental cases. Noted in particular for its expertise in appellate law and its strong Supreme Court capabilities.
  6. Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
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    Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
    Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded
    USA 2022 | Band 1 | 2 Years Ranked
    Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe has a prolific litigation practice that is particularly acclaimed for its strengths in FCA claims and class actions. Offers extensive experience in fraud and malpractice claims, as well as securities litigation, including high-profile lawsuits for both individuals and corporations. Noted for its involvement in the high-profile concussion cases.
  7. White & Case LLP
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    White & Case LLP
    Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded
    USA 2022 | Band 1 | 2 Years Ranked
    White & Case has a skilled team that has recently been enhanced by the addition of high-profile litigators. Primary areas of expertise include litigation relating to RICO and the Anti-Terror Act, as well as class actions in the pharmaceutical sector. Particularly experienced in representing foreign sovereigns and financial institutions before the US Supreme Court.
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Band 2
  1. Cooley LLP
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    Cooley LLP
    Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 2 Years Ranked
    Cooley boasts a well-regarded litigation practice that particularly excels in class actions. Major areas of strength include antitrust, breach of contract, securities, fraud and false advertising claims. Regularly acts for clients from the media, education and pharmaceutical sectors.
  2. Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
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    Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
    Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 2 Years Ranked
    Pillsbury Winthrop is a well-regarded firm that is particularly renowned for its formidable strengths in construction disputes. Offers considerable experience in real estate litigation and landlord-tenant disputes, as well as disputes between joint venture partners and contractor claims. The team also acts for clients in the manufacturing, finance and energy sectors.
  3. Shearman & Sterling LLP
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    Shearman & Sterling LLP
    Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 2 Years Ranked
    Shearman & Sterling has a notable DC-based practice that is especially accomplished in securities litigation, including putative class actions. Alongside its strengths in defending major corporations and financial institutions, the team also acts for underwriter syndicates. Also possesses extensive experience in litigation concerning the pharmaceutical sector.
  4. Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
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    Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
    Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 2 Years Ranked
    Willkie Farr & Gallagher has an acclaimed litigation practice with expertise in breach of contract, insurance claims, bankruptcy filings and government investigations. Also experienced in representing underwriters in securities class actions as well as acting in defense of defamation claims. Equally capable of acting both at the trial and appellate levels.
  5. Winston & Strawn LLP
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    Winston & Strawn LLP
    Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 2 Years Ranked
    Winston & Strawn is a major international firm with a strong litigation offering in DC. Areas of expertise include MDLs and civil litigation, with significant experience in cases concerning the pharmaceutical and energy sectors. Further capabilities in breach of contract cases, high-profile copyright disputes and litigation resulting from FCPA investigations.
  6. Steptoe & Johnson LLP
    Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded
    USA 2022 | Band 2
  7. Wiley
    Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded
    USA 2022 | Band 2
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Band 3
  1. Dechert LLP
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    Dechert LLP
    Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 1 Years Ranked
    Dechert is a Washington DC-based firm that boasts strength in representing both individuals and companies. The commercial litigation team is experienced in commercial agreement and fraud disputes. Other areas of expertise include false advertising, product liability and M&A-related claims. Its offices are located nationwide and globally.
  2. Dentons LLP
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    Dentons LLP
    Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 1 Years Ranked
    Dentons is a respected global firm. The Washington DC office has broad experience in insurance, environment and consumer protection litigation. Other areas of strength include white-collar and False Claims Act disputes. The team is also recognized for offering regulatory advice.
  3. Hollingsworth LLP
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    Hollingsworth LLP
    Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 2 Years Ranked
    Hollingsworth is a compact litigation boutique with a significant track record in toxic torts, personal injury claims and breach of contract disputes. The firm is especially well practiced in class actions and frequently acts on environmental disputes. Clients regularly stem from the pharmaceutical, engineering and transport sectors.
  4. Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
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    Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
    Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 1 Years Ranked
    Hunton Andrews Kurth's Washington DC office houses a strong team with extensive experience in commercial litigation. The lawyers often act on contract and lease disputes, as well as class actions and appeals. The team also handles state and federal investigations.
  5. Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP
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    Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP
    Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 2 Years Ranked
    Morris, Manning & Martin is an esteemed firm with an increasingly prominent presence in the Washington DC market. Demonstrates considerable capabilities in real estate and insurance litigation, as well as bankruptcy claims, copyright and trademark violations and wrongful dismissal cases. Often acts for a range of lenders, borrowers and investors in loan servicing issues.
  6. Womble Bond Dickinson US LLP
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    Womble Bond Dickinson US LLP
    Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 1 Years Ranked
    Womble Bond Dickinson boasts a sizable commercial litigation team that handles a broad range of disputes, from business torts and contracts to fraud. The team has additional notable strength in government and internal investigations. the group's practitioners also routinely handle mediations, arbitrations and appeals.