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USA New York 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. Friedman Kaplan Seiler & Adelman LLP
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    Friedman Kaplan Seiler & Adelman LLP
    Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded
    USA 2022 | Band 1 | 16 Years Ranked
    Boutique litigation practice, respected for its deep bench of experienced trial lawyers who frequently act across an impressive range of complex commercial disputes. Provides expert representation of financial services clients, as well as offering broad coverage in litigation arising from the entertainment, real estate and insurance industries. Offers significant strength on both the plaintiff and defense sides.
  2. Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP
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    Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP
    Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded
    USA 2022 | Band 1 | 9 Years Ranked
    Specialized litigation firm, well regarded for its expert handling of sophisticated commercial claims. Acts on disputes such as market manipulation suits, antitrust conspiracy claims and creditors' actions brought against private equity firms. Also respected for its representation of plaintiffs in high-value securities cases, taking on a number of the most complex disputes to arise from the financial crisis. Also represents hedge fund clients in significant opt-out disputes against issuers. Acts for a diverse client base that comprises senior professionals, private equity investors, governmental entities and multinational corporations.
  3. Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
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    Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
    Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded
    USA 2022 | Band 1 | 3 Years Ranked
    Possesses a strong reputation for handling a range of high-value commercial disputes. Houses a strong bench of expert litigators with excellent pedigree in acting for both individuals and corporations in civil and criminal proceedings. Boasts a formidable track record in a range of matters, including product liability cases, breach of contract actions and accounting malpractice claims. Demonstrates further expertise in the defense of securities class and shareholder derivative actions.
  4. Mayer Brown LLP
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    Mayer Brown LLP
    Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded
    USA 2022 | Band 1 | 16 Years Ranked
    Dynamic New York practice, operating from a strong global platform that sees it regularly handle cross-border commercial disputes. Demonstrates notable expertise in IP, antitrust and M&A litigation, as well as handling product liability cases. Acts for an impressive client base that includes leading financial institutions, technology companies and manufacturing businesses. Offers deep trial and appellate experience to complement its significant regulatory capabilities.
  5. O'Melveny & Myers LLP
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    O'Melveny & Myers LLP
    Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded
    USA 2022 | Band 1 | 14 Years Ranked
    Highly active commercial litigation practice, which draws on additional expertise in regulatory investigations. Broad civil disputes capabilities includes handling cases involving bankruptcy, mass torts and partnership disputes. Expert representation of a strong roster of financial institutions and underwriting syndicates in securities class actions and derivative suits, with significant experience in M&A litigation. Fields a strong group of trial lawyers who frequently appear in federal and state courts across the USA. Broad commercial client base includes companies from the real estate, financial services and healthcare sectors.
  6. Paul Hastings LLP
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    Paul Hastings LLP
    Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded
    USA 2022 | Band 1 | 15 Years Ranked
    Retains its reputation for expert representation in commercial disputes on a global scale, offering expertise in areas such as real estate and major financial disputes as well as additional capabilities in securities litigation. Acts for an enviable list of domestic and international clients, including major financial institutions and real estate companies. Widely respected for its trial experience and oral advocacy capabilities.
  7. Proskauer Rose LLP
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    Proskauer Rose LLP
    Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded
    USA 2022 | Band 1 | 7 Years Ranked
    Brings extensive skill and industry expertise to commercial litigation, regularly acting for market-leading corporates and financial institutions. Offers niche skills in sports law matters, representing a range of sporting associations in disputes work. Also strong in large-scale product liability cases and bankruptcy litigation. Draws from a strong bench of seasoned trial attorneys and former prosecutors who represent individuals and companies involved in criminal and administrative proceedings. Offers further expertise in arbitration and broader alternative dispute resolution proceedings.
  8. White & Case LLP
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    White & Case LLP
    Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded
    USA 2022 | Band 1 | 9 Years Ranked
    Established group of experienced litigators who regularly act on significant commercial disputes at trial and appellate level. Broad civil litigation capabilities include a focus on bankruptcy disputes, consumer class actions and IP matters. Also handles major M&A litigation and securities class actions. Attracts an extensive roster of financial institutions and technology businesses, offering cross-border experience bolstered by a strong global network.
  9. Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
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    Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
    Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded
    USA 2022 | Band 1 | 7 Years Ranked
    Highly regarded business litigation group with a strong track record of trial success. Regularly retained to act on civil disputes in the finance, insurance and bankruptcy fields as part of its broad industry coverage. Offers a notable securities practice, recognized for its expert class action, financial reporting and M&A litigation capabilities. Its wide-ranging client base includes auditors, financial institutions and major corporates from a range of industries.
  10. WilmerHale
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    WilmerHale
    Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded
    USA 2022 | Band 1 | 7 Years Ranked
    Esteemed practice that regularly acts on big-ticket civil disputes, drawing on a strong global platform and notable trial skills. Offers expert commercial litigation capabilities, offering experience in areas such as insurance matters and credit reporting disputes. Also noted for its highly sophisticated practice in disputes arising out of bankruptcy proceedings. Strong bench of securities litigators who frequently defend against class actions and derivative suits arising in a wide range of industries.
  11. Kobre & Kim
    Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded
    USA 2022 | Band 1
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Band 2
  1. Arnold & Porter
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    Arnold & Porter
    Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 15 Years Ranked
    Full-service litigation group fielding significant experience across civil disputes. Acts for an impressive roster of financial clients, alongside considerable expertise representing clients in the pharmaceutical and wider life sciences sector. Offers particular strength in commercial disputes arising from product liability and mass tort issues, with demonstrable experience in taking cases to trial. Also handles securities disputes, including class actions, transactional litigation and MBS-related claims.
  2. Jones Day
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    Jones Day
    Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 9 Years Ranked
    Broad commercial litigation practice, bolstered by significant arbitration, mediation and appellate capabilities. Well versed in claims involving product liability issues, breach of contract disputes and securities litigation. Draws on significant cross-border expertise as well as strong nationwide capabilities. Represents a broad array of clients including financial institutions, pharmaceutical companies and automotive manufacturers.
  3. Morrison Foerster
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    Morrison Foerster
    Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 16 Years Ranked
    Accomplished group of trial lawyers with broad civil litigation expertise, which includes handling high-value privacy, IP and product liability disputes. Regularly defends against class actions, including antitrust, securities and consumer cases. Has a growing presence in securities litigation, with significant victories in class actions and M&A proceedings. Acts for an impressive roster of technology giants, alongside roles for major retail companies, manufacturers and financial institutions.
  4. Sidley Austin LLP
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    Sidley Austin LLP
    Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 10 Years Ranked
    Fields extensive securities litigation capabilities, drawing upon a deep bench of experienced trial lawyers and SEC alumni. Notable expertise in representing international issuers in class actions and acting for public companies in shareholder actions resulting from M&A. Also has a strong practice acting for accounting firms in various auditor liability matters. Offers broader commercial litigation skills in areas including antitrust, insurance and bankruptcy litigation, acting for its broad client base in cases at both trial and appellate levels.
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Band 3
  1. Cooley LLP
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    Cooley LLP
    Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 15 Years Ranked
    Offers significant civil litigation capabilities, including extensive experience in cross-border disputes. Demonstrates strengths in areas such as consumer class actions, intellectual property and professional malpractice matters. Maintains a broad base of industry expertise, acting for clients in sectors such as life sciences, financial services and technology. Fields a team of capable trial lawyers with strength in both civil and criminal disputes.
  2. Dechert LLP
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    Dechert LLP
    Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 3 Years Ranked
    Recognized by the market for its range of capabilities in litigation. Offers great strength in white-collar criminal defense as well as in the full gamut of civil disputes. Frequently retained on cross-border matters, including large cross-border investigations and international insolvency work. Highlighted for its strong securities practice, which includes acting on high-stakes mutual fund disputes, M&A litigation and derivative actions. Also boasts a significant track record of success in appellate suits filed across multiple circuits.
  3. Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
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    Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
    Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 6 Years Ranked
    Fields a strong track record in a range of commercial, securities and regulatory disputes. Regularly defends financial services clients in multijurisdictional actions, alongside roles for high-profile individuals and public sector entities. Also acts on complex commercial litigation for an impressive range of clients, acting on matters including real estate, insurance and bankruptcy disputes. Also has a significant market share in antitrust proceedings. Increasingly recognized for its handling of securities disputes arising from issues such as takeover contests and mergers.
  4. Hogan Lovells US LLP
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    Hogan Lovells US LLP
    Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 13 Years Ranked
    Strong commercial litigation group that fields significant expertise in cross-border disputes. Offers notable capabilities in representing financial institutions in civil litigation matters, fielding significant strengths in defending high-stakes and high-value class action claims. Has a growing practice in bankruptcy and insolvency litigation, often representing bondholders. Also demonstrates excellent credentials handling disputes arising in the technology, life sciences and automotive sectors.
  5. Holwell Shuster & Goldberg LLP
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    Holwell Shuster & Goldberg LLP
    Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 6 Years Ranked
    Strong litigation boutique that is particularly highlighted for its representation of institutional plaintiffs in major securities litigation, with in-depth experience in bringing claims against leading financial institutions, investors and government entities. Particularly well regarded for its strength in RMBS claims, calling upon an extensive track record of success in cases arising from the financial crisis. Acts for an impressive client base which includes high net worth individuals, investors, major corporates and sovereign states. Also noted for its well-regarded offering in general commercial litigation, with a strong track record of success in defending against antitrust, mass tort and cost of insurance disputes.
  6. Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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    Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
    Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 8 Years Ranked
    Recognized for its strong civil litigation capabilities, attracting an impressive roster of private equity, banking, biotech and retail clients. Fields an experienced team of litigators whose expertise includes breach of contract claims, employment matters and M&A disputes. Regularly handles high-level shareholder disputes and securities class actions as part of its wide-ranging civil litigation capabilities.
  7. MoloLamken LLP
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    MoloLamken LLP
    Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 9 Years Ranked
    Boutique dispute resolution practice with a strong reputation for its experienced and accomplished stable of trial and appellate lawyers. Offers excellent capacity to handle commercial claims, with expertise in areas including intellectual property, trade secrets and insolvency litigation. Highly regarded for its strength in pursuing high-value RMBS and wider securities claims, securing significant successes for institutional investors and major shareholders.
  8. Shearman & Sterling LLP
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    Shearman & Sterling LLP
    Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 7 Years Ranked
    Demonstrates strength across an impressive range of civil disputes, particularly those arising from the financial services industry. Well regarded for its expert defense of securities offerings class actions and RMBS litigation, drawing on additional strength in investigations and enforcement proceedings. Also highly active in market manipulation and rate-fixing cases on behalf of financial clients. Its broader commercial litigation practice features strengths in areas including insurance disputes, malpractice claims and wider business tort matters. Experience includes disputes involving appellate proceedings.
  9. Cohen & Gresser LLP
    Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded
    USA 2022 | Band 3
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Band 4
  1. Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
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    Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
    Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 2 Years Ranked
    Respected litigation practice with an established reputation for expertise in disputes relating to financial restructuring. Counts among its clients several prominent hedge funds and investment funds, as well as a number of commercial clients in the energy sector. Fields a strong bench of experienced trial lawyers and regulatory experts.
  2. Greenberg Traurig, LLP
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    Greenberg Traurig, LLP
    Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 15 Years Ranked
    Broad commercial litigation practice that fields an extensive bench of experienced trial and appellate lawyers. Frequently retained to act on complex product liability and mass tort cases, as well as shareholder and trade secrets litigation. Its diverse client base includes industry-leading financial institutions, investment firms and telecommunications providers. Recognized for its experience handling cross-border disputes.
  3. Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
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    Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
    Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 4 Years Ranked
    Broad commercial litigation practice which represents a diverse client base, including significant players in the pharmaceutical, healthcare and professional services sectors. Hosts a bench of experienced litigators with capabilities spanning contractual disputes, securities litigation and bankruptcy proceedings. Regularly engaged by global clients on sophisticated cross-border disputes.
  4. Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
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    Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
    Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 7 Years Ranked
    Well-regarded civil litigation team with broad trial and appellate experience, offering expertise in areas including intellectual property matters, product liability cases and bankruptcy disputes. Also noted for its handling of RMBS litigation. Its wide-ranging client base incorporates a range of major financial institutions, technology giants and telecommunications businesses. Commercial disputes practice complemented by additional securities litigation expertise, and a highly rated appellate practice.
  5. Perkins Coie LLP
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    Perkins Coie LLP
    Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 2 Years Ranked
    Burgeoning commercial litigation practice, recently strengthened by the arrival of the civil litigation group formerly of Richards, Kibbe & Orbe. Offers comprehensive capabilities in contentious matters spanning contractual disputes, securities litigation, bankruptcy and legal malpractice, supplemented by notable strength in white-collar criminal proceedings. Acts for a varied client base comprising prominent names in the finance, media and legal sectors.
  6. Ropes & Gray LLP
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    Ropes & Gray LLP
    Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 7 Years Ranked
    Fields a strong team of expert litigators and former prosecutors with significant trial experience. Handles a range of commercial and securities disputes, including M&A issues, employment matters and wider class action claims. Dominant in disputes involving private equity and mutual funds, as well as offering notable expertise in the life sciences area. Also houses a strong securities litigation practice, acting on M&A litigation, underwriters' cases and Investment Company Act of 1940 disputes.
  7. Selendy Gay Elsberg PLLC
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    Selendy Gay Elsberg PLLC
    Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 2 Years Ranked
    Impressive boutique making significant tracks in securities and commercial litigation. Regularly acts for institutional investors and banks on the plaintiff side of RMBS and other financial product litigation, securing a series of huge settlements. Also has a strong offering in commercial disputes, achieving strong results in M&A litigation as well as in class actions and contract claims.
  8. Jenner & Block LLP
    Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded
    USA 2022 | Band 4
  9. Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP
    Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded
    USA 2022 | Band 4
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Band 5
  1. Allen & Overy LLP
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    Allen & Overy LLP
    Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded
    USA 2022 | Band 5 | 16 Years Ranked
    Offers an impressive breadth of expertise in civil litigation for a range of corporations, financial institutions and senior executives. Draws on notable experience in high-value commercial cases, demonstrating particular expertise in bankruptcy and antitrust disputes, as well as consumer class actions. Excellent cross-border capabilities, with strong coverage of European and Asian jurisdictions.
  2. Alston & Bird LLP
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    Alston & Bird LLP
    Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded
    USA 2022 | Band 5 | 2 Years Ranked
    Retained by notable clients in diverse industry sectors, including banking, media, life sciences and insurance, to act on an array of complex commercial disputes. Hosts expertise across contractual disputes, shareholder litigation, bankruptcy, IP and securities cases.
  3. Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
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    Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
    Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded
    USA 2022 | Band 5 | 5 Years Ranked
    Noted for its expertise in the financial services sector, frequently being engaged by banks, asset managers and industry groups to litigate a variety of complex cases, including securities disputes. Offers broad capabilities in commercial matters including contractual disputes, IP litigation and bankruptcy proceedings.
  4. Cozen O'Connor
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    Cozen O'Connor
    Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded
    USA 2022 | Band 5 | 2 Years Ranked
    Broad-based commercial litigation practice hosting attorneys who are well versed in antitrust matters as well as contractual disputes, IP litigation and securities cases. Offers additional notable strengths in appellate law and criminal proceedings.
  5. DLA Piper LLP (US)
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    DLA Piper LLP (US)
    Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded
    USA 2022 | Band 5 | 11 Years Ranked
    Strong commercial disputes practice, frequently retained to act on product liability claims, breach of contract disputes, insolvency litigation and nationwide class actions. Acts for an impressive global client base and draws on an extensive worldwide network to supplement handling of cross-border disputes. Offers further expertise in securities actions and investigations, regularly acting on behalf of public corporations, individuals, investment banks and others.
  6. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer US
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    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer US
    Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded
    USA 2022 | Band 5 | 9 Years Ranked
    Respected securities litigation practice, further strengthened by recent hires in the space. Acts for national and international clients, including major names in the financial sector, on the full range of securities and shareholder litigation concerns. Also noted for its broad cross-border litigation capabilities, as well as its handling of commercial disputes.
  7. Goodwin
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    Goodwin
    Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded
    USA 2022 | Band 5 | 1 Years Ranked
    Well-regarded litigation group offering expertise across the gamut of civil litigation, as well as in regulatory and criminal proceedings. Offers considerable abilities in securities cases, acting for clients such as technology companies, banks, underwriters and REITs in M&A litigation and RMBS disputes, as well as wider class and derivative actions. Also active in commercial disputes, including contract and ownership disputes.
  8. King & Spalding LLP
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    King & Spalding LLP
    Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded
    USA 2022 | Band 5 | 1 Years Ranked
    Robust commercial litigation practice offering expertise in a whole host of disputes, with experience handling financial services, real estate and auditor defense work. Possesses additional strength in securities and consumer class actions, as well as toxic torts.
  9. McDermott Will & Emery LLP
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    McDermott Will & Emery LLP
    Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded
    USA 2022 | Band 5 | 1 Years Ranked
    Noted for its expert representation of accounting firms and their partners in a wide range of disputes. Possesses further strengths in business torts, insurance and bankruptcy related litigation alongside niche specialism in space law. Widely renowned for its work on behalf of the healthcare sector.
  10. Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
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    Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
    Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded
    USA 2022 | Band 5 | 2 Years Ranked
    Established commercial practice with a focus on the financial sector. Houses a strong bench of attorneys well versed in diverse business torts and contract litigation. Recognized for its additional offering in securities litigation, including complex M&A and RMBS disputes.
  11. Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP
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    Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP
    Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded
    USA 2022 | Band 5 | 3 Years Ranked
    Broad-based litigation practice which combines recognized strengths in shareholder activism with capabilities in diverse commercial disputes, including contractual matters, real estate litigation and securities fraud. Clients include public companies and several prominent hedge fund management firms.
  12. Venable LLP
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    Venable LLP
    Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded
    USA 2022 | Band 5 | 4 Years Ranked
    Increasingly recognized for its strong civil litigation capabilities, which include notable strength in the consumer protection and finance fields. Broad client base includes worldwide names from a range of sectors, while the team offers particular expertise in acting for nonprofits such as local government entities. Acts on contentious mandates such as fraud claims, M&A litigation and corporate governance disputes.
  13. Dewey Pegno & Kramarsky LLP
    Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded
    USA 2022 | Band 5