Our Commercial Litigation team combines trial experience and targeted strategies to focus on arguments that win cases. We have a deep bench of talent with experience in litigating at all levels in state and federal courts on a wide range of substantive areas; several of our recent matters have been widely reported in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and other media outlets.
Collaboration and teamwork shape our approach to litigation. We pick arguments with both our audience and the client’s objectives in mind. Many of our largest commercial litigation clients have remained with us for decades, relying on our deep understanding of their business and business objectives.
Our practice encompasses a broad spectrum of legal areas at the trial and appellate levels, including securities law, professional liability, bankruptcy-related matters, labor and employment, financial services and banking, contract and other disputes, administrative law, art law, insurance issues, intellectual property, white-collar crime and corporate compliance and antitrust.
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Representation of Nortel in the unprecedented U.S.-Canada cross-border trial of claims involving $7.3 billion sales proceeds in the Nortel Networks bankruptcy litigation.
Representation of Portigon AG (f/k/a WestLB) in a historic victory where New York State’s highest court dismissed a lawsuit on champerty grounds for the first time in nearly 20 years.
Representation of our partner James Giddens as Trustee in the $40 billion liquidation of MF Global Inc., the eighth-largest bankruptcy in U.S. history.
Representation of our partner James Giddens as Trustee in the $120 billion liquidation of Lehman Brothers Inc., the largest and most complex stock broker liquidation and one of the largest insolvency proceedings in history.
Representation of The Arthur Taubman Trust, Sheika Paula Al-Sabah and others in claims against a prominent New York City art gallery and others arising from a forgery scheme of unprecedented scope and prominence in the New York fine art market.
Representation of Turing Pharmaceuticals in a controversial pricing dispute over Daraprim®, an innovative cancer treatment.
Representation of WorleyParsons, an Australian engineering and construction firm, defending against a multimillion-dollar breach of contract claim in connection with design of a Russian offshore drilling rig; HHR’s team obtained an order compelling arbitration and dismissing action.
Representation of Wyeth Pharmaceuticals (now Pfizer) in a Fen-Phen case alleging failure to warn of primary pulmonary hypertension; HHR’s team obtained a complete victory in a jury trial.
Representation of a New York-based hedge fund adviser, and its principal, in the first Securities and Exchange Commission enforcement proceeding and trial conducted under the Commission’s amended rules of practice.
Representation of Bureau Veritas, a French inspection and testing giant, in connection with litigation alleging that BV’s American and Indian subsidiaries negligently tested tabletop torches that allegedly exploded during their use, injuring plaintiffs.
Representation of the owner of nearly 1,000 U.S. hair salons, including the Hair Cuttery salon chain, in an action alleging theft of trade secrets, and violations of non-compete and non-solicitation agreements.
Representation of Ticofrut S.A., part of the Nicaragua-based Pellas Group, in a tort action filed by Del Monte in federal court alleging that Ticofrut aided and abetted a pineapple grower’s breach of a contract with Del Monte.
Representation of Amdocs in a contract dispute; HHR’s team obtained dismissal from the New York Supreme Court with prejudice and denied the plaintiff’s request for jurisdictional discovery.