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Litigation: General Commercial | USA

New York

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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Senior Statespeople
  1. S
    Alan Levine
    Cooley LLP
    Cooley LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Senior Statespeople | 20 Years Ranked
    Alan Levine is recognized for his prowess in the courtroom, which has seen him handle numerous high-profile civil and criminal trials over his career.
  2. Marc Wolinsky
    S
    Marc Wolinsky
    Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
    Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Senior Statespeople | 15 Years Ranked
    Marc Wolinsky is highly respected for his standout track record before the Delaware Court of Chancery. He is highly adept at corporate governance litigation, as well as post-transactional disputes.
  3. Martin Flumenbaum
    S
    Martin Flumenbaum
    Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
    Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Senior Statespeople | 18 Years Ranked
    Martin Flumenbaum is commended for his distinguished career representing top clients in M&A litigation, commercial disputes and antitrust mandates.
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Eminent Practitioners
  1. E
    David Boies
    Boies Schiller Flexner LLP
    Boies Schiller Flexner LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Eminent Practitioners | 21 Years Ranked
    David Boies is chairman and managing partner at Boies Schiller Flexner LLP. He is recognized for his stellar career acting on both sides of precedent-setting cases in antitrust, financial products and corporate litigation.
Star Individuals
  1. Brad S Karp
    Brad S Karp
    Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
    Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Star Individuals | 20 Years Ranked
    Brad Karp is a highly esteemed litigator whose practice covers the breadth of commercial, securities and regulatory disputes. He is a first port of call for market-leading clients from the financial sector, as well as major corporations.
  2. Theodore V Wells Jr
    Theodore V Wells Jr
    Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
    Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Star Individuals | 20 Years Ranked
    Theodore Wells enjoys an enviable reputation as one of the foremost litigators of his generation, and maintains a leading practice representing clients in a host of major commercial and criminal matters.
1
Band 1
  1. Bill Carmody
    1
    Bill Carmody
    Susman Godfrey LLP
    Susman Godfrey LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 1 | 10 Years Ranked
    "He is a very seasoned and accomplished attorney and someone who has a great sense of the bigger picture. He also has a certain level of gravitas that comes across and gets the attention of opposing counsel."
  2. David Lender
    1
    David Lender
    Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
    Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 1 | 14 Years Ranked
    David Lender has extensive experience litigating a wide variety of commercial disputes, regularly taking on bet-the-company cases for major corporate clients. His expertise spans the gamut of civil litigation, with recent work in IP, antitrust and contractual disputes.
  3. Eric Seiler
    1
    Eric Seiler
    Friedman Kaplan Seiler Adelman & Robbins LLP
    Friedman Kaplan Seiler Adelman & Robbins LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 1 | 14 Years Ranked
    Eric Seiler represents clients in a broad spectrum of high-value civil disputes, offering particular strength in matters involving financial clients such as hedge funds and banks.
  4. Lynn K Neuner
    1
    Lynn K Neuner
    Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
    Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 1 | 6 Years Ranked
    Lynn Neuner maintains a versatile practice, which sees her act for corporate and financial clients in shareholder disputes and securities matters, as well as insurance litigation.
  5. 1
    Michael Carlinsky
    Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP
    Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 1 | 17 Years Ranked
    Michael Carlinsky offers impressive trial capabilities and acts for a global client base in matters ranging from business torts to IP.
  6. Michael S Shuster
    1
    Michael S Shuster
    Holwell Shuster & Goldberg LLP
    Holwell Shuster & Goldberg LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 1 | 19 Years Ranked
    Michael Shuster handles disputes on both the plaintiff and defense sides, and impresses with his expert handling of commercial disputes as well as securities litigation such as RMBS-related claims against financial institutions.
  7. Orin Snyder
    1
    Orin Snyder
    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 1 | 18 Years Ranked
    Orin Snyder specializes in high-stakes commercial disputes and frequently appears in trials. He acts for leading corporations and individuals in the media, technology and life sciences spaces facing significant class action suits and contract disputes, among other matters.
  8. Randy Mastro
    1
    Randy Mastro
    King & Spalding LLP
    King & Spalding LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 1 | 20 Years Ranked
    Randy Mastro regularly acts for clients in major disputes across a broad spectrum of commercial matters, drawing praise as a leading civil trial lawyer.
  9. Robert J Giuffra Jr
    1
    Robert J Giuffra Jr
    Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
    Sullivan & Cromwell LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 1 | 20 Years Ranked
    Robert Giuffra demonstrates enormous capability across the entire spectrum of civil litigation, and is a fine choice of counsel for both major financial institutions and corporate issuers facing securities actions and commercial disputes.
  10. Roberta A Kaplan
    1
    Roberta A Kaplan
    Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP
    Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 1 | 4 Years Ranked
    Roberta Kaplan has a strong track record in landmark constitutional and human rights cases. She also has an impressive commercial practice, acting on corporate governance, data privacy and financial product litigation.
  11. Gregory P Joseph
    Joseph Hage Aaronson LLC | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 1
2
Band 2
  1. Barry G Sher
    2
    Barry G Sher
    Paul Hastings LLP
    Paul Hastings LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 2 | 16 Years Ranked
    Barry Sher represents clients facing a range of commercial disputes. His caseload includes recent successes in major antitrust cases, as well as shareholder and joint venture disputes.
  2. Carmine Boccuzzi
    2
    Carmine Boccuzzi
    Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
    Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 2 | 6 Years Ranked
    Carmine Boccuzzi frequently acts on large-scale, multi-defendant disputes, including antitrust litigation and complex international mandates. He draws particular praise for his effectiveness in the courtroom.
  3. 2
    Faith Elizabeth Gay
    Selendy Gay PLLC
    Selendy Gay PLLC | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 2 | 17 Years Ranked
    Faith Elizabeth Gay garners significant praise from sources for her work in high-stakes litigation covering commercial claims, white-collar issues and matters of constitutional law.
  4. 2
    Gayle Klein
    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer US
    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer US | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 2 | 8 Years Ranked
    Gayle Klein acts on a range of civil disputes, demonstrating particular strength in bankruptcy cases, contract disputes and class actions.
  5. Jacob W. Buchdahl
    2
    Jacob W. Buchdahl
    Susman Godfrey LLP
    Susman Godfrey LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 2 | 10 Years Ranked
    Jacob Buchdahl maintains a broad commercial disputes practice which encompasses IP litigation, class actions and shareholder activism. He is noted in particular for his trial expertise.
  6. James E Brandt
    2
    James E Brandt
    Latham & Watkins LLP
    Latham & Watkins LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 2 | 14 Years Ranked
    James Brandt handles matters ranging from significant shareholder disputes to consumer class actions, and offers additional experience in securities cases.
  7. Jamie A. Levitt
    2
    Jamie A. Levitt
    Morrison Foerster
    Morrison Foerster | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 2 | 5 Years Ranked
    Jamie Levitt has a broad civil disputes practice that includes representing clients in traditional securities class actions and post-merger litigation, as well as shareholder disputes arising out of bankruptcy proceedings.
  8. Jay Cohen
    2
    Jay Cohen
    Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
    Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 2 | 17 Years Ranked
    Jay Cohen is regarded as one of the leaders in media and entertainment litigation, while also advising clients facing a wide range of commercial disputes.
  9. Jay Lefkowitz
    2
    Jay Lefkowitz
    Kirkland & Ellis LLP
    Kirkland & Ellis LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 2 | 16 Years Ranked
    Jay Lefkowitz wins plaudits from sources for his work in commercial disputes, offering notable strength in disputes arising from the healthcare and pharmaceutical spaces. He is particularly well versed in appellate proceedings.
  10. Maura Monaghan
    2
    Maura Monaghan
    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 2 | 11 Years Ranked
    Maura Monaghan handles a broad range of commercial cases and has standout expertise in the field of healthcare litigation and disputes involving pharmaceuticals.
  11. Scott Edelman
    2
    Scott Edelman
    Milbank LLP
    Milbank LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 2 | 20 Years Ranked
    "He is appropriately aggressive but also knows when to lay back a bit and just let things develop. He applies a great deal of judgment as to when to step on the pedal and when to step on the brakes."
  12. Steven F Molo
    2
    Steven F Molo
    MoloLamken LLP
    MoloLamken LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 2 | 14 Years Ranked
    Steven Molo achieves excellent results for company and individual clients across a broad range of disputes. He excels on the plaintiffs' side of securities cases, as well as in defense of corporate clients in complex commercial matters.
3
Band 3
  1. Aaron H Marks
    3
    Aaron H Marks
    Kirkland & Ellis LLP
    Kirkland & Ellis LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 3 | 12 Years Ranked
    Aaron Marks offers excellent experience in trial proceedings arising from a range of civil disputes, including major consumer class actions, trade secrets and breach of contract cases.
  2. Andrew G. Gordon
    3
    Andrew G. Gordon
    Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
    Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 3 | 5 Years Ranked
    Andrew Gordon represents clients in major M&A litigation, achieving significant victories in Delaware and New York courts. He is also highly adept at intellectual property cases.
  3. Danielle Rose
    3
    Danielle Rose
    Kobre & Kim | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 3 | 3 Years Ranked
    Danielle Rose serves as counsel to leading financial institutions and corporates on a range of high-stakes commercial disputes. She offers particular strength in cases relating to complex financial products.
  4. David Hennes
    3
    David Hennes
    Ropes & Gray LLP
    Ropes & Gray LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 3 | 11 Years Ranked
    David Hennes regularly acts for financial clients and corporate issuers in contract disputes, M&A litigation and securities matters.
  5. Gregg L Weiner
    3
    Gregg L Weiner
    Ropes & Gray LLP
    Ropes & Gray LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 3 | 15 Years Ranked
    Gregg Weiner acts for investment funds, financial institutions and other clients in a range of disputes such as real estate finance cases, corporate disputes and securities class actions.
  6. Jonathan Moses
    3
    Jonathan Moses
    Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
    Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 3 | 4 Years Ranked
    Jonathan Moses has an impressively diverse litigation practice that includes M&A and securities litigation, as well as antitrust and breach of contract cases.
  7. Lauren Aguiar
    3
    Lauren Aguiar
    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates
    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 3 | 9 Years Ranked
    Lauren Aguiar represents clients in a range of commercial trials and appellate proceedings. She is held in high esteem for her broad-ranging caseload, with strength across matters such as bankruptcy disputes as well as consumer class actions.
  8. Marc E Kasowitz
    3
    Marc E Kasowitz
    Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP
    Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 3 | 16 Years Ranked
    Marc Kasowitz is held in high regard for his broad civil litigation capabilities, which span from high-stakes commercial litigation to major securities cases. He advises clients on both the defense and plaintiffs' sides.
  9. Mark P Goodman
    3
    Mark P Goodman
    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 3 | 15 Years Ranked
    Mark Goodman represents clients in various high-stakes commercial disputes, including contract and merger challenges, bankruptcy disputes and securities litigation.
  10. Michael Feldberg
    3
    Michael Feldberg
    Reichman Jorgensen Lehman & Feldberg LLP
    Reichman Jorgensen Lehman & Feldberg LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 3 | 18 Years Ranked
    Michael Feldberg is a name partner at Reichman Jorgensen Lehman & Feldberg and heads the firm's white collar defense practice. He is also held in high regard by clients for his handling of high-value civil disputes, including those with cross-border elements.
  11. Michael Kraut
    3
    Michael Kraut
    Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
    Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 3 | 4 Years Ranked
    Michael Kraut comes recommended for his defense of major financial institutions. He is particularly experienced in the role of trustee in litigation relating to the improper sales of mortgage-backed securities.
  12. 3
    Michael Miller
    Steptoe LLP
    Steptoe LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 3 | 13 Years Ranked
    Michael Miller covers both civil and criminal litigation as a partner at Steptoe & Johnson. He is highly rated for his handling of legal malpractice suits, as well as contractual and securities cases.
  13. 3
    Peter A Bicks
    Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
    Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 3 | 18 Years Ranked
    Peter Bicks maintains an impressive civil litigation practice, representing major corporates in diverse concerns including product liability cases and major IP disputes.
  14. Richard A Edlin
    3
    Richard A Edlin
    Greenberg Traurig, LLP
    Greenberg Traurig, LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 3 | 16 Years Ranked
    Richard Edlin handles corporate governance and contract disputes, as well as IP and product liability class actions.
  15. 3
    Richard I Werder Jr
    Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP
    Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 3 | 15 Years Ranked
    Richard Werder represents top-level clients in a number of their most important commercial disputes. He handles major cases in antitrust, as well as significant shareholder and corporate disputes.
  16. Richard Marooney
    3
    Richard Marooney
    King & Spalding LLP
    King & Spalding LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 3 | 4 Years Ranked
    Richard Marooney demonstrates particular strength in M&A litigation, often acting for individuals and corporates in major cases. He also handles various contract disputes and securities class actions.
  17. Robert Bodian
    3
    Robert Bodian
    Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
    Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 3 | 13 Years Ranked
    Robert Bodian maintains a strong reputation for his handling of high-stakes employment disputes, commercial claims and securities litigation.
  18. Sharon L Nelles
    3
    Sharon L Nelles
    Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
    Sullivan & Cromwell LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 3 | 14 Years Ranked
    Sharon Nelles excels in bet-the-company litigation, and often acts for leading corporate clients in securities class actions, as well as defending financial institutions in various high-profile civil disputes.
  19. Michael S Kim
    Kobre & Kim | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 3
  20. Thomas Dewey
    Dewey Pegno & Kramarsky LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 3
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Band 4
  1. Andrew Frackman
    4
    Andrew Frackman
    O'Melveny & Myers LLP
    O'Melveny & Myers LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 4 | 17 Years Ranked
    Andrew Frackman takes on a range of civil litigation and trial work. He covers the gamut of commercial disputes, including contract cases and antitrust suits.
  2. 4
    Andrew Rossman
    Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP
    Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 4 | 5 Years Ranked
    Andrew Rossman is frequently called upon by clients in the financial sphere, including global investment companies and private equity firms, to handle diverse contractual, M&A and shareholder disputes.
  3. Daniel H Weiner
    4
    Daniel H Weiner
    Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
    Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 4 | 5 Years Ranked
    Daniel Weiner is an experienced litigator and trial lawyer whose clients include major pharmaceutical companies. He also offers notable strengths in art litigation and international arbitration.
  4. 4
    David Elsberg
    Elsberg Baker & Maruri PLLC | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 4 | 3 Years Ranked
    David Elsberg litigates a variety of complex commercial cases for clients in industries such as finance, energy and pharmaceuticals. His experience covers contractual disputes, fraud, IP litigation and international arbitration.
  5. 4
    Edward Boyle
    Venable LLP
    Venable LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 4 | 12 Years Ranked
    Edward Boyle is a fine choice of litigator for clients in the media and entertainment space, as well as financial services entities. His experience includes consumer class actions, M&A disputes and corporate governance litigation.
  6. Edward Friedman
    4
    Edward Friedman
    Friedman Kaplan Seiler Adelman & Robbins LLP
    Friedman Kaplan Seiler Adelman & Robbins LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 4 | 8 Years Ranked
    Edward Friedman offers strength across a range of civil litigation, including cases involving bankruptcy, M&A disputes and securities class actions.
  7. Elaine Golin
    4
    Elaine Golin
    Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
    Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 4 | 3 Years Ranked
    Elaine Golin is a broad-based commercial litigator, proficient in an array of complex concerns. Her recent experience includes securities and insurance litigation, as well as shareholder activism.
  8. 4
    Elyse Echtman
    Steptoe LLP
    Steptoe LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 4 | 3 Years Ranked
    Elyse Echtman of Steptoe & Johnson maintains a broad-based commercial litigation practice, regularly taking the lead on sophisticated matters including consumer class actions, product liability cases and IP litigation.
  9. Hallie Levin
    4
    Hallie Levin
    WilmerHale
    WilmerHale | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 4 | 2 Years Ranked
    Hallie Levin is an experienced commercial litigator with a strong track record in trials before state and federal courts. Her expertise spans business torts, antitrust and trade secrets-related cases.
  10. Joseph Serino, Jr
    4
    Joseph Serino, Jr
    Latham & Watkins LLP
    Latham & Watkins LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 4 | 11 Years Ranked
    Joseph Serino is recognized for his representation of major financial institutions in commercial matters, particularly in market manipulation cases.
  11. Kevin J Orsini
    4
    Kevin J Orsini
    Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
    Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 4 | 4 Years Ranked
    Kevin Orsini represents a range of corporate and financial clients in significant litigation, offering particular strength in antitrust and post-M&A litigation.
  12. Lawrence T Gresser
    4
    Lawrence T Gresser
    Cohen & Gresser LLP
    Cohen & Gresser LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 4 | 7 Years Ranked
    Lawrence Gresser is a fine choice of counsel for blue-chip clients facing matters ranging from M&A litigation and joint venture disputes to antitrust cases.
  13. Leon DeJulius Jr
    4
    Leon DeJulius Jr
    Jones Day
    Jones Day | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 4 | 3 Years Ranked
    "He is a brilliant legal strategist and an extremely strong and capable advocate in the courtroom, whether at trial or appeal. He is very persuasive and logical in his approach."
  14. 4
    Richard Jacobsen
    Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
    Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 4 | 4 Years Ranked
    "I think Rich will in the next ten years become one of the absolute stars. I would go so far as to say he has the full complement of tools."
  15. Shannon Selden
    4
    Shannon Selden
    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 4 | 3 Years Ranked
    Shannon Selden is a strong choice for clients in the asset management sector, and her experience covers an array of actions including contractual and M&A disputes.
  16. Shawn Rabin
    4
    Shawn Rabin
    Susman Godfrey LLP
    Susman Godfrey LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 4 | 4 Years Ranked
    Shawn Rabin garners excellent reviews for his work at trial. His experience includes major class actions and contract disputes, as well as antitrust litigation.
  17. Tammy Roy
    4
    Tammy Roy
    Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
    Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 4 | 3 Years Ranked
    "Tammy is intelligent, practical and really takes the time to understand not only the issue at hand but also to understand its impact on the business."
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Band 5
  1. Andrew Rhys Davies
    5
    Andrew Rhys Davies
    WilmerHale
    WilmerHale | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 5 | 3 Years Ranked
    Andrew Rhys Davies routinely acts for international clients, including prominent names in global finance, on a variety of contentious commercial matters ranging from licensing disputes to antitrust litigation.
  2. Bradley I Ruskin
    5
    Bradley I Ruskin
    Proskauer Rose LLP
    Proskauer Rose LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 5 | 19 Years Ranked
    Bradley Ruskin comes recommended for his extensive civil disputes practice, which draws on notable strength in the sports law and media and entertainment fields. He acts for many major American sporting leagues in commercial disputes.
  3. Christopher E Duffy
    5
    Christopher E Duffy
    Vinson & Elkins LLP
    Vinson & Elkins LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 5 | 2 Years Ranked
    Christopher Duffy is co-head of the complex commercial litigation practice at Vinson & Elkins. He frequently acts on behalf of major banking and finance sector clients and possesses expertise in a wide range of commercial disputes involving contracts and financial products.
  4. David G Hille
    5
    David G Hille
    White & Case LLP
    White & Case LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 5 | 3 Years Ranked
    David Hille is routinely engaged by an international client roster on diverse and complex commercial litigation concerns, including breaches of contract and IP disputes.
  5. 5
    Eric Leon
    Latham & Watkins LLP
    Latham & Watkins LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 5 | 2 Years Ranked
    Eric Leon has a strong track record in commercial and M&A litigation and is frequently called upon to handle trials and arbitrations involving contracts, trademarks and bankruptcies, among other issues.
  6. Gary Mennitt
    5
    Gary Mennitt
    Dechert LLP
    Dechert LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 5 | 4 Years Ranked
    "Gary is an extremely pragmatic commercial litigator. He has broad expertise and can easily spot issues and react efficiently."
  7. Glenn Kurtz
    5
    Glenn Kurtz
    White & Case LLP
    White & Case LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 5 | 12 Years Ranked
    "Glenn is a very experienced trial lawyer with a soft hand as well behind the scenes. He gets things done efficiently with sage advice as well as being a strong advocate in court."
  8. 5
    Jamie Wine
    Latham & Watkins LLP
    Latham & Watkins LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 5 | 6 Years Ranked
    Jamie Wine is very highly regarded for her practice in securities litigation, with notable strength representing issuers and major accounting firms. She also offers broader capabilities within commercial litigation and arbitration.
  9. Jaren Janghorbani
    5
    Jaren Janghorbani
    Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
    Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 5 | 2 Years Ranked
    Jaren Janghorbani is highly regarded for her handling of significant commercial disputes on behalf of a wide range of clients, including major technology and energy sector players. She has a particular reputation for her significant advocacy abilities.
  10. John Siegal
    5
    John Siegal
    BakerHostetler LLP
    BakerHostetler LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 5 | 7 Years Ranked
    John Siegal is a partner at BakerHostetler and practices broadly in commercial litigation, offering capabilities in matters such as breach of contract, trade secrets theft, false advertising and consumer fraud.
  11. Joshua Greenblatt
    5
    Joshua Greenblatt
    Kirkland & Ellis LLP
    Kirkland & Ellis LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 5 | 2 Years Ranked
    Joshua Greenblatt represents a strong choice for private equity sponsors, corporates and individuals seeking expertise in complex business disputes, restructurings and securities litigation.
  12. Kim Havlin
    5
    Kim Havlin
    White & Case LLP
    White & Case LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 5 | 2 Years Ranked
    Kim Havlin is a go-to litigator with an impressive depth of expertise in major commercial disputes, with experience representing clients at trial and appellate levels.
  13. 5
    Kostas Katsiris
    Venable LLP
    Venable LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 5 | 3 Years Ranked
    Kostas Katsiris handles a broad range of commercial litigation, including shareholder disputes and corporate governance matters, and offers additional experience in criminal and regulatory proceedings.
  14. Lauren A Moskowitz
    5
    Lauren A Moskowitz
    Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
    Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 5 | 4 Years Ranked
    Lauren Moskowitz is increasingly noted for her work in complex litigation. Her practice spans securities cases as well as diverse commercial matters, including representing household names in significant antitrust actions.
  15. Lauren R Goldman
    5
    Lauren R Goldman
    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 5 | 3 Years Ranked
    Lauren Goldman focuses on appellate litigation, and offers extensive experience in state and federal courts across the USA, including several appearances in the Ninth Circuit. She handles a range of concerns spanning contractual disputes, fraud and consumer class actions.
  16. Linda H Martin
    5
    Linda H Martin
    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 5 | 2 Years Ranked
    Linda Martin is a go-to litigator in a broad range of domestic and cross-border commercial matters, including contract, fraud and investment-related litigation.
  17. Lisa H Bebchick
    5
    Lisa H Bebchick
    Ropes & Gray LLP
    Ropes & Gray LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 5 | 4 Years Ranked
    Lisa Bebchick covers a broad spectrum of disputes, offering experience in breach of contract claims, real estate litigation and M&A-related disputes, among others. Her clients include prominent private equity firms and investment managers.
  18. Lori Marks-Esterman
    5
    Lori Marks-Esterman
    Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP
    Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 5 | 3 Years Ranked
    Lori Marks-Esterman is a strong choice for hedge funds, public companies and shareholders in contentious matters arising from merger transactions.
  19. 5
    Michael C Rakower
    Rakower Law PLLC | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 5 | 6 Years Ranked
    Michael Rakower is a founding member of Rakower Law and specializes in individual representation in diverse commercial disputes. He is a particularly strong choice for the litigation of executive compensation claims.
  20. Michael de Leeuw
    5
    Michael de Leeuw
    Cozen O'Connor
    Cozen O'Connor | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 5 | 2 Years Ranked
    Michael de Leeuw is a skilled trial and appellate lawyer with experience handling securities, antitrust and wider commercial matters, with several appearances before the US Supreme Court.
  21. Nancy Chung
    5
    Nancy Chung
    Sidley Austin LLP
    Sidley Austin LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 5 | 2 Years Ranked
    "She is an expert litigator. She's seasoned, pragmatic, engaged and responsive, but what really distinguishes her is she understands the business. She brings a litigator's perspective but is always tethered to broader enterprise objectives."
  22. Robert H Baron
    5
    Robert H Baron
    Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
    Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 5 | 20 Years Ranked
    Robert Baron represents clients across a huge range of commercial and securities matters. He is highly adept at acting for company issuer clients and financial institutions, and is often involved in major M&A disputes.
  23. Stacey J Rappaport
    5
    Stacey J Rappaport
    Milbank LLP
    Milbank LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 5 | 3 Years Ranked
    Stacey Rappaport is regularly retained by corporations and financial institutions on diverse commercial disputes, often concerning complex financial transactions. Her recent experience includes representation of major insurers.
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Band 6
  1. Alexander Pencu
    6
    Alexander Pencu
    Meister Seelig & Fein PLLC
    Meister Seelig & Fein PLLC | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 6 | 1 Years Ranked
    Alexander Pencu is a partner at Meister Seelig & Fein with notable experience in a variety of commercial disputes. His recent experience includes cross-border matters from a range of industries including healthcare, pharmaceuticals and cryptocurrency.
  2. Anne Beaumont
    6
    Anne Beaumont
    Friedman Kaplan Seiler Adelman & Robbins LLP
    Friedman Kaplan Seiler Adelman & Robbins LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 6 | 2 Years Ranked
    Anne Beaumont possesses an impressive depth of expertise in disputes involving investment funds and financial products as part of a robust commercial litigation practice.
  3. Anne Champion
    6
    Anne Champion
    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 6 | 1 Years Ranked
    Anne Champion draws on her trial experience in federal and state court to represent individual and corporate clients in complex disputes across the array of commercial litigation, including cross-border disputes. Her litigation capabilities are bolstered by her international arbitration experience.
  4. Atara Miller
    6
    Atara Miller
    Milbank LLP
    Milbank LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 6 | 2 Years Ranked
    Atara Miller is a go-to litigator for financial institutions, corporates and individuals seeking expert representation in commercial litigation and class actions as well as bankruptcy and securities-related disputes.
  5. Atif Khawaja
    6
    Atif Khawaja
    Kirkland & Ellis LLP
    Kirkland & Ellis LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 6 | 4 Years Ranked
    Atif Khawaja is noted for his work on a broad range of commercial litigation concerns. His recent work includes disputes over licensing and financing, as well as contractual litigation.
  6. Brian Herman
    6
    Brian Herman
    Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
    Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 6 | 2 Years Ranked
    Brian Herman possesses a broad base of expertise spanning commercial litigation and class actions before state and federal courts, with particular strengths acting for banks, private equity funds and hedge funds, among others.
  7. Brian S Weinstein
    6
    Brian S Weinstein
    Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
    Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 6 | 3 Years Ranked
    Brian Weinstein is adept in a broad array of complex commercial disputes including contract, RMBS and bankruptcy related matters, with particular expertise in representing banking and finance sector clients.
  8. Daniel P Goldberg
    6
    Daniel P Goldberg
    Holwell Shuster & Goldberg LLP
    Holwell Shuster & Goldberg LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 6 | 1 Years Ranked
    Daniel Goldberg regularly represents financial and retail clients and is highly regarded for his courtroom prowess. He is particularly experienced in handling securities and bankruptcy-related litigation.
  9. David Livshiz
    6
    David Livshiz
    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 6 | 3 Years Ranked
    David Livshiz is a broad-based commercial litigator whose experience spans contractual disputes, IP litigation and bankruptcy proceedings. He is also frequently engaged on complex cross-border concerns.
  10. Eamon P Joyce
    6
    Eamon P Joyce
    Sidley Austin LLP
    Sidley Austin LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 6 | 2 Years Ranked
    Eamon Joyce has a robust appellate practice and has considerable expertise in a wide of commercial and class action disputes, including those concerning finance and product liability issues.
  11. Gabrielle Tenzer
    6
    Gabrielle Tenzer
    Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP
    Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 6 | 2 Years Ranked
    Gabrielle Tenzer is noted for her ability to handle a wide array of commercial litigation matters and acts for a diverse client base, including those from the healthcare, finance and telecoms sectors.
  12. 6
    Ian Shapiro
    Cooley LLP
    Cooley LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 6 | 2 Years Ranked
    Ian Shapiro has established himself as a talented commercial litigator across a range of civil disputes. He particularly excels in the representation of technology sector clients, with experience handling contract and trademark disputes as well as consumer class actions.
  13. John Calandra
    6
    John Calandra
    McDermott Will & Emery LLP
    McDermott Will & Emery LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 6 | 1 Years Ranked
    John Calandra is an accomplished litigator with a practice spanning a vast array of industries. He possesses experience handling contractual disputes, antitrust litigation and bankruptcy issues.
  14. Karl Geercken
    6
    Karl Geercken
    Alston & Bird LLP
    Alston & Bird LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 6 | 2 Years Ranked
    Karl Geercken offers extensive expertise in domestic and cross-border commercial disputes. As co-leader of the firm's German practice team, he is an attractive choice for international clients.
  15. Keara Gordon
    6
    Keara Gordon
    DLA Piper LLP (US)
    DLA Piper LLP (US) | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 6 | 1 Years Ranked
    As cochair of DLA Piper's class action practice, Keara Gordon is a go-to choice for major corporates facing large-scale multidistrict litigation, often involving multiple allegations. She is particularly noted for her expertise in consumer class actions.
  16. Kurt Hansson
    6
    Kurt Hansson
    Paul Hastings LLP
    Paul Hastings LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 6 | 2 Years Ranked
    Global vice-chair of the litigation department, Kurt Hansson is frequently sought after to handle domestic and cross-border commercial disputes involving contract, trade secret and securities related claims, among others.
  17. Landis C. Best
    6
    Landis C. Best
    Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
    Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 6 | 2 Years Ranked
    Landis Best is an experienced litigator with a proven track record handling insurance disputes. She is also adept at securities litigation alongside her distinguished practice in First Amendment cases.
  18. Lori L Pines
    6
    Lori L Pines
    Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
    Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 6 | 2 Years Ranked
    Lori Pines has a wealth of commercial litigation experience and acts on behalf of a wide range of clients, including those from the financial services, insurance, tech and energy sectors.
  19. Michael Bowe
    6
    Michael Bowe
    Brown Rudnick LLP
    Brown Rudnick LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 6 | 1 Years Ranked
    As cochair of the litigation and arbitration practice at Brown Rudnick, Michael Bowe offers considerable strength across a broad array of commercial disputes. He complements his expertise in real estate and securities litigation with experience in white-collar matters.
  20. 6
    Sean O'Shea
    Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
    Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 6 | 2 Years Ranked
    Sean O'Shea is an experienced trial lawyer with expertise in commercial and white-collar litigation, and is highly sought after by private equity clients, hedge funds and corporates to handle complex disputes.
  21. Sheron Korpus
    6
    Sheron Korpus
    Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP
    Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 6 | 7 Years Ranked
    Sheron Korpus is experienced handling commercial and securities litigation and focuses his practice on the representation of institutional investors and hedge funds in structured finance-related disputes.
  22. 6
    Timothy Harkness
    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer US
    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer US | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 6 | 2 Years Ranked
    Timothy Harkness is a go-to commercial litigator with wide-ranging experience encompassing contract, securities and bankruptcy related disputes, particularly on behalf of financial services and accounting clients.
  23. Yehudah Buchweitz
    6
    Yehudah Buchweitz
    Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
    Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 6 | 4 Years Ranked
    Yehudah Buchweitz earns impressive reviews from clients for his work in major antitrust class actions, shareholder disputes and various other civil claims.
  24. Mara Leventhal
    Joseph Hage Aaronson LLC | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 6
  25. Marc Gottridge
    Herbert Smith Freehills | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Band 6
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Up and Coming
  1. Blair Kaminsky
    U
    Blair Kaminsky
    Holwell Shuster & Goldberg LLP
    Holwell Shuster & Goldberg LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Up and Coming | 2 Years Ranked
    Blair Kaminsky represents both individuals and corporates in a whole host of complex commercial disputes and offers expertise in bankruptcy and securities-related litigation.
  2. Brette Tannenbaum
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    Brette Tannenbaum
    Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
    Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Up and Coming | 1 Years Ranked
    Brette Tannenbaum is developing a reputation for quality work in complex commercial disputes on behalf of leading clients. Her recent caseload has shown particular strength in defending against antitrust actions.
  3. Jason Rubinstein
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    Jason Rubinstein
    Friedman Kaplan Seiler Adelman & Robbins LLP
    Friedman Kaplan Seiler Adelman & Robbins LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Up and Coming | 1 Years Ranked
    Jason Rubinstein has experience across the array of complex commercial disputes and is equally comfortable representing corporate and individual clients.
  4. Joshua Bennett
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    Joshua Bennett
    Paul Hastings LLP
    Paul Hastings LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Up and Coming | 3 Years Ranked
    Joshua Bennett garners increasing recognition for his work on complex contractual disputes. He is particularly active in the healthcare sector.
  5. Kevin Schwartz
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    Kevin Schwartz
    Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
    Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Up and Coming | 1 Years Ranked
    Kevin Schwartz's broad practice across securities, M&A and corporate disputes makes him a strong choice for an array of clients facing complex commercial issues. He leads the firm's crypto team.
  6. Lauren Tabaksblat
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    Lauren Tabaksblat
    Brown Rudnick LLP
    Brown Rudnick LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Up and Coming | 1 Years Ranked
    Lauren Tabaksblat has widespread experience across commercial litigation, including handling large-scale real estate, securities and construction disputes. She cochairs Brown Rudnick's litigation and arbitration practice.
  7. Lee Popkin
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    Lee Popkin
    Proskauer Rose LLP
    Proskauer Rose LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Up and Coming | 2 Years Ranked
    Lee Popkin is a strong performer in a wide range of complex commercial disputes, with recent experience handling product liability and trademark infringement litigation.
  8. Lina Bensman
    U
    Lina Bensman
    Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
    Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Up and Coming | 1 Years Ranked
    Lina Bensman often represents financial institutions and multinational corporations in complex commercial litigation, including class actions and contractual disputes.
  9. Mark Musico
    U
    Mark Musico
    Susman Godfrey LLP
    Susman Godfrey LLP | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Up and Coming | 1 Years Ranked
    Mark Musico is recognized for his trial and appellate capabilities representing both corporate and individual clients in a variety of industries, including finance and technology.
  10. Tamar Wise
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    Tamar Wise
    Cozen O'Connor
    Cozen O'Connor | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Up and Coming | 2 Years Ranked
    Tamar Wise has a growing reputation for her adept representation of a wide range of clients at appellate level, with experience acting on business disputes and class actions.
  11. Todd Rosenbaum
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    Todd Rosenbaum
    Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
    Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC | Litigation: General Commercial
    2023 | Up and Coming | 3 Years Ranked
    Todd Rosenbaum is noted for his work on a diverse range of commercial litigation, including securities litigation. He also offers capabilities in white-collar criminal defense.