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Global USA Litigation: Trial Lawyers

The Chambers USA litigation chapters focus on commercial proceedings before state and federal court, circuit courts and US Supreme Court. The work covers the full course of a dispute such as pre-trial negotiations, documentation and preparation for trial, summary judgement motions, trial, appeals and enforcement proceedings. Chambers USA focuses on two main types of litigation: commercial disputes before civil courts and white-collar crime, including government investigations. Alternative dispute resolution, involving non-court mediation is also featured. Many commercial contracts contain arbitration clauses, which are handled by commercial litigators. Chambers USA has also identified those firms which field arbitration specialists. Please refer to the National: International Arbitration table for further information. In the USA, the Bar is sufficiently specialised for Chambers USA to identify litigators by the sector in which they practice. Areas such as Insurance, Construction, Environment, IP and Media all contain litigators who are experts in their field.

Rankings overview for Lawyers

E
Eminent Practitioners
  1. David Boies
1
Band 1
  1. Bart H Williams Proskauer Rose LLP3 Years Ranked
  2. Evan R Chesler
    Evan R Chesler Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP23 Years Ranked
  3. Lori G Cohen
    Lori G Cohen Greenberg Traurig, LLP5 Years Ranked
  4. Randy Mastro
    Randy Mastro King & Spalding LLP8 Years Ranked
  5. Barry H Berke
  6. Brad D Brian
  7. Cristina C Arguedas
  8. Daniel Petrocelli
  9. David J Beck
  10. Heidi K. Hubbard
  11. James Hurst
  12. John B Quinn
  13. Matthew I. Menchel
  14. Morgan Chu
  15. Paul W Schmidt
  16. Robert Van Nest
  17. Robin C Gibbs
  18. Tarek Ismail
  19. W Mark Lanier
  20. William F Lee
2
Band 2
  1. Jennifer L. Keller
    Jennifer L. Keller Keller/Anderle LLP3 Years Ranked
  2. Orin Snyder
    Orin Snyder Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP8 Years Ranked
  3. Pamela Yates
    Pamela Yates Arnold & Porter3 Years Ranked
  4. Richard M Strassberg
    Richard M Strassberg Goodwin6 Years Ranked
  5. Steven McCool
    Steven McCool McCool Law PLLC2 Years Ranked
  6. Arturo J González
  7. Charles K Verhoeven
  8. Craig C Martin
  9. Dane H Butswinkas
  10. David E Dukes
  11. George C Lombardi
  12. Henry W Asbill
  13. John C Hueston
  14. Lyn P Pruitt
  15. Lynne C. Hermle
  16. Michael Carlinsky
  17. Mike McKool
  18. Robert Adams
  19. Robert C Brock
  20. Rusty Hardin
  21. Sean Hecker
  22. Thomas Connolly
  23. Tom Melsheimer

All Lawyers profiles

S
Senior Statespeople
  1. Chilton Davis Varner
    S
    Chilton Davis Varner
    King & Spalding LLP
    King & Spalding LLP | Litigation: Trial Lawyers
    Global 2022 | Senior Statespeople | 14 Years Ranked
    Chilton Davis Varner has decades of experience handling some of the country's largest product liability cases taken to trial. She has represented some of the country's largest pharmaceutical and medical device companies.
  2. Thomas C Green
    S
    Thomas C Green
    Sidley Austin LLP
    Sidley Austin LLP | Litigation: Trial Lawyers
    Global 2022 | Senior Statespeople | 13 Years Ranked
    Thomas Green is a nationally renowned trial lawyer who is known for his representation of major corporate clients. He has extensive experience advising on a diverse array of white-collar criminal charges and government investigations.
  3. William H Jeffress Jr
    S
    William H Jeffress Jr
    Baker Botts LLP
    Baker Botts LLP | Litigation: Trial Lawyers
    Global 2022 | Senior Statespeople | 14 Years Ranked
    William Jeffress has deep and varied experience acting on behalf of clients in jury and bench trials across the USA. He is particularly adept at defending corporates and individuals in white-collar cases involving fraud and corruption, and is also able to handle the full range of commercial disputes.
  4. Brendan V. Sullivan Jr.
    Williams & Connolly LLP | Litigation: Trial Lawyers
    Global 2022 | Senior Statespeople
  5. Gary P Naftalis
    Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP | Litigation: Trial Lawyers
    Global 2022 | Senior Statespeople
  6. Philip Beck
    Bartlit Beck LLP | Litigation: Trial Lawyers
    Global 2022 | Senior Statespeople
E
Eminent Practitioners
  1. David Boies
    Boies Schiller Flexner LLP | Litigation: Trial Lawyers
    Global 2022 | Eminent Practitioners
Star Individuals
  1. Diane P Sullivan
    Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
    Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP | Litigation: Trial Lawyers
    Global 2022 | Star Individuals | 8 Years Ranked
    Diane Sullivan defends large medical device and pharmaceutical companies in major product liability trials, including high-stakes mass torts.
  2. Theodore V Wells Jr
    Theodore V Wells Jr
    Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
    Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP | Litigation: Trial Lawyers
    Global 2022 | Star Individuals | 18 Years Ranked
    Theodore Wells receives universal acclaim as one of the country's premier trial lawyers. He represents the full gamut of corporate clients in high-profile commercial and criminal trials.
  3. Beth A Wilkinson
    Wilkinson Stekloff LLP | Litigation: Trial Lawyers
    Global 2022 | Star Individuals
  4. Dan K Webb
    Winston & Strawn LLP | Litigation: Trial Lawyers
    Global 2022 | Star Individuals
  5. John Keker
    Keker, Van Nest & Peters LLP | Litigation: Trial Lawyers
    Global 2022 | Star Individuals
  6. Reid Weingarten
    Steptoe & Johnson LLP | Litigation: Trial Lawyers
    Global 2022 | Star Individuals
1
Band 1
  1. 1
    Bart H Williams
    Proskauer Rose LLP
    Proskauer Rose LLP | Litigation: Trial Lawyers
    Global 2022 | Band 1 | 3 Years Ranked
    Bart Williams handles complex multidistrict commercial and criminal litigation for clients from a range of industry sectors, including pharmaceutical and technology companies.
  2. Evan R Chesler
    1
    Evan R Chesler
    Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
    Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP | Litigation: Trial Lawyers
    Global 2022 | Band 1 | 23 Years Ranked
    Evan Chesler is praised for his deft advocacy in antitrust, intellectual property and other commercial trials. He possesses a wealth of expertise in matters involving the life sciences sector, among others.
  3. Lori G Cohen
    1
    Lori G Cohen
    Greenberg Traurig, LLP
    Greenberg Traurig, LLP | Litigation: Trial Lawyers
    Global 2022 | Band 1 | 5 Years Ranked
    Lori Cohen is particularly adept at handling large-scale product liability class actions, often defending major pharmaceutical and medical device clients.
  4. Randy Mastro
    1
    Randy Mastro
    King & Spalding LLP
    King & Spalding LLP | Litigation: Trial Lawyers
    Global 2022 | Band 1 | 8 Years Ranked
    Randy Mastro has an outstanding trial practice, which sees him act for clients in state and federal courts in commercial disputes.
  5. Barry H Berke
    Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP | Litigation: Trial Lawyers
    Global 2022 | Band 1
  6. Brad D Brian
    Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP | Litigation: Trial Lawyers
    Global 2022 | Band 1
  7. Cristina C Arguedas
    Arguedas, Cassman, Headley & Goldman LLP | Litigation: Trial Lawyers
    Global 2022 | Band 1
  8. Daniel Petrocelli
    O'Melveny & Myers LLP | Litigation: Trial Lawyers
    Global 2022 | Band 1
  9. David J Beck
    Beck Redden LLP | Litigation: Trial Lawyers
    Global 2022 | Band 1
  10. Heidi K. Hubbard
    Williams & Connolly LLP | Litigation: Trial Lawyers
    Global 2022 | Band 1
  11. James Hurst
    Kirkland & Ellis | Litigation: Trial Lawyers
    Global 2022 | Band 1
  12. John B Quinn
    Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP | Litigation: Trial Lawyers
    Global 2022 | Band 1
  13. Matthew I. Menchel
    Kobre & Kim | Litigation: Trial Lawyers
    Global 2022 | Band 1
  14. Morgan Chu
    Irell & Manella LLP | Litigation: Trial Lawyers
    Global 2022 | Band 1
  15. Paul W Schmidt
    Covington & Burling LLP | Litigation: Trial Lawyers
    Global 2022 | Band 1
  16. Robert Van Nest
    Keker, Van Nest & Peters LLP | Litigation: Trial Lawyers
    Global 2022 | Band 1
  17. Robin C Gibbs
    Gibbs & Bruns LLP | Litigation: Trial Lawyers
    Global 2022 | Band 1
  18. Tarek Ismail
    Goldman Ismail Tomaselli Brennan & Baum LLP | Litigation: Trial Lawyers
    Global 2022 | Band 1
  19. W Mark Lanier
    The Lanier Law Firm | Litigation: Trial Lawyers
    Global 2022 | Band 1
  20. William F Lee
    WilmerHale | Litigation: Trial Lawyers
    Global 2022 | Band 1
2
Band 2
  1. Jennifer L. Keller
    2
    Jennifer L. Keller
    Keller/Anderle LLP | Litigation: Trial Lawyers
    Global 2022 | Band 2 | 3 Years Ranked
    "She has uncanny instincts, a wonderful courtroom demeanour and she's an extremely clear and effective communicator." "She is absolutely unflappable in court and builds a strong rapport and credibility with judges and decision makers."
  2. Orin Snyder
    2
    Orin Snyder
    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP | Litigation: Trial Lawyers
    Global 2022 | Band 2 | 8 Years Ranked
    Orin Snyder represents household names in the media and technology sectors in complex commercial disputes.
  3. Pamela Yates
    2
    Pamela Yates
    Arnold & Porter
    Arnold & Porter | Litigation: Trial Lawyers
    Global 2022 | Band 2 | 3 Years Ranked
    Pamela Yates is well known for her representation of pharmaceutical and medical devices companies facing mass torts and product liability cases.
  4. Richard M Strassberg
    2
    Richard M Strassberg
    Goodwin
    Goodwin | Litigation: Trial Lawyers
    Global 2022 | Band 2 | 6 Years Ranked
    "A dogged trial lawyer who advocates strongly for his clients." "He is equally adept at resolving cases before they get indicted and winning cases before a jury and Bench."
  5. Steven McCool
    2
    Steven McCool
    McCool Law PLLC | Litigation: Trial Lawyers
    Global 2022 | Band 2 | 2 Years Ranked
    "A terrific trial lawyer who's very effective in the courtroom." "He has very good trial skills in all respects and is totally unafraid of standing up to judges and prosecutors whenever he has to."
  6. Arturo J González
    Morrison Foerster | Litigation: Trial Lawyers
    Global 2022 | Band 2
  7. Charles K Verhoeven
    Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP | Litigation: Trial Lawyers
    Global 2022 | Band 2
  8. Craig C Martin
    Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP | Litigation: Trial Lawyers
    Global 2022 | Band 2
  9. Dane H Butswinkas
    Williams & Connolly LLP | Litigation: Trial Lawyers
    Global 2022 | Band 2
  10. David E Dukes
    Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP | Litigation: Trial Lawyers
    Global 2022 | Band 2
  11. George C Lombardi
    Winston & Strawn LLP | Litigation: Trial Lawyers
    Global 2022 | Band 2
  12. Henry W Asbill
    Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP | Litigation: Trial Lawyers
    Global 2022 | Band 2
  13. John C Hueston
    Hueston Hennigan LLP | Litigation: Trial Lawyers
    Global 2022 | Band 2
  14. Lyn P Pruitt
    DLA Piper LLP (US) | Litigation: Trial Lawyers
    Global 2022 | Band 2
  15. Lynne C. Hermle
    Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP | Litigation: Trial Lawyers
    Global 2022 | Band 2
  16. Michael Carlinsky
    Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP | Litigation: Trial Lawyers
    Global 2022 | Band 2
  17. Mike McKool
    McKool Smith | Litigation: Trial Lawyers
    Global 2022 | Band 2
  18. Robert Adams
    Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP | Litigation: Trial Lawyers
    Global 2022 | Band 2
  19. Robert C Brock
    Kirkland & Ellis LLP | Litigation: Trial Lawyers
    Global 2022 | Band 2
  20. Rusty Hardin
    Rusty Hardin & Associates | Litigation: Trial Lawyers
    Global 2022 | Band 2
  21. Sean Hecker
    Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP | Litigation: Trial Lawyers
    Global 2022 | Band 2
  22. Thomas Connolly
    HWG LLP | Litigation: Trial Lawyers
    Global 2022 | Band 2
  23. Tom Melsheimer
    Winston & Strawn LLP | Litigation: Trial Lawyers
    Global 2022 | Band 2