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Complex Business Litigation

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Internal investigations arising out of Sarbanes-Oxley. Patent infringement claims. A pending financial services class action. Complicated antitrust disputes. Threats like these go directly to the core of your business. They evolve quickly and, at times, lead to situations centered on protecting your company’s very existence.

When the risk is high, clients depend on Williams Mullen’s seasoned and sophisticated legal skills to resolve their business issues. Our attorneys have been defending clients’ interests in complex business litigation cases for nearly a century. We maintain an active trial practice, and our attorneys appear regularly in state and federal courts. With roots in the Eastern District of Virginia – the famed “Rocket Docket” – we know how to try cases vigorously and efficiently.

Williams Mullen’s Complex Business Litigation Team handles antitrust and business torts, class actions and multi-district litigation, corporate governance and internal investigations, environmental, financial services, patent and other intellectual property, and securities issues. Our depth of experience with complex cases extends to commercial and breach of contract actions, high-exposure liability cases and large scale mass tort cases. We work with the firm’s other practice areas to ensure subject matter experience in addition to litigation skill.

Managing large scale litigation requires an extensive infrastructure where technology, attorneys and staff work in tandem. Williams Mullen implements leading-edge litigation management tools – including databases, trial presentation software, task-based and electronic invoicing, and extranet access – to effectively handle client matters.

National in scope, the firm’s Complex Business Litigation Practice includes attorneys who currently serve as or have recently been national coordinating counsel for multi-district litigations and who serve as national class action counsel for Fortune 500 companies. Williams Mullen has existing local counsel relationships in 42 jurisdictions. Our counsel have appeared as counsel of record in all 42 jurisdictions. In addition to North Carolina and Virginia, attorneys on the Complex Business Litigation Team are admitted to practice in California, Georgia, Maryland, New York, South Carolina, Texas, Washington, D.C. and West Virginia.

The complex litigation team regularly represents clients in complex litigation in these areas: 

  • Antitrust and Business Torts 
  • Business-to-Business Contingency Fee Litigation 
  • Class Actions and Multi-district Litigation 
  • Corporate Governance, Internal Audits and Investigations 
  • Energy & Environmental 
  • Financial Services 
  • Intellectual Property and Technology 
  • Securities
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