Kramer Levin lawyers have taken on and won precedent-setting federal and state court cases and bet-the-company matters, handling trials and appeals, and resolving disputes through arbitration, mediation and negotiated settlement. Our litigators are regarded as trial-ready, formidable opponents, which often enables us to resolve cases advantageously without litigation. We are also known for our success in achieving early case dismissal through skillful motion practice.
In recent years, Kramer Levin litigators have tried to judgment a wide range of contract, fraud and other complex disputes for clients in industries as diverse as entertainment, energy, financial services and consumer products. We have attained winning results trying high-stakes cases — including complex commercial and white collar cases and Securities and Exchange Commission regulatory investigations and enforcement proceedings — which has earned us a reputation as one of the pre-eminent litigation groups in the nation. Our deep litigation experience extends to our Paris office lawyers, who represent our clients before courts throughout France, coordinate litigation in other jurisdictions, regularly appear as counsel in international arbitrations and serve as arbitrators.
Our Litigation group includes former senior federal prosecutors, public defenders, counsel for congressional committees, fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers, and dozens of lawyers who have served as law clerks to federal or state court judges. We use the knowledge, experience and insight gained in those roles to anticipate our opponents’ arguments, help clients determine the best course of action and optimize results. We keep our staffing lean, using smaller teams to maximize efficiency and ensure that every lawyer assigned to a case is well-versed in its facts and issues. When necessary, we draw on our firm’s different practice groups to assemble teams that can master the largest and most complex litigation. Utilizing our well-established network of expert witnesses and employing cutting-edge technologies, we streamline e-discovery, enhance the presentation of evidence at trial and efficiently manage litigation.
While we often litigate matters for our corporate clients, about two-thirds of our cases come from clients who have retained us specifically because of our litigation capabilities.