Business Trial Group LITIGATION/CONTROVERSY
We have extensive experience litigating complex civil cases in such areas as franchise and distribution arrangements, commercial contract disputes, bankruptcy, business torts, consumer fraud, sports, employment, real estate and insurance. Our litigators also regularly handle class actions. In addition to our extensive trial experience, we resolve cases through arbitration, mediation and complex settlements.

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Cultice, Robert D.

Robert D. Cultice

Vice Chair, Litigation/Controversy Department

Co-Chair, Business Trial Group

+1 617 526 6021 (t)

robert.cultice@wilmerhale.com

Macdonald, Peter J.

Peter J. Macdonald

Vice Chair, Litigation/Controversy Department

Co-Chair, Business Trial Group

+1 212 937 7223 (t)

peter.macdonald@wilmerhale.com

Shapiro, Howard

Howard M. Shapiro

Chair, Litigation/Controversy Department

+1 202 663 6606 (t)

howard.shapiro@wilmerhale.com

Marcus, David C.

David C. Marcus

Vice Chair, Litigation/Controversy Department

+1 213 443 5312 (t)

david.marcus@wilmerhale.com

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Philip D. Anker

Partner

+1 212 230 8890 (t)

philip.anker@wilmerhale.com

Batter III, John F.

John F. Batter, III

Partner

+1 617 526 6754 (t)

john.batter@wilmerhale.com

Berman, Bruce M.

Bruce M. Berman

Partner

+1 202 663 6173 (t)

bruce.berman@wilmerhale.com

Bowker, David W.

David W. Bowker

Partner

+1 202 663 6558 (t)

david.bowker@wilmerhale.com

Boynton, Brian

Brian Boynton

Partner

+1 202 663 6044 (t)

brian.boynton@wilmerhale.com

Bulsara, Sanket J.

Sanket J. Bulsara

Partner

+1 212 230 8814 (t)

sanket.bulsara@wilmerhale.com

Butts, John J.

John J. Butts

Partner

+1 617 526 6515 (t)

john.butts@wilmerhale.com

Carome, Patrick J.

Patrick J. Carome

Partner

+1 202 663 6610 (t)

patrick.carome@wilmerhale.com

Cherry, Steven F.

Steven F. Cherry

Partner

+1 202 663 6321 (t)

steven.cherry@wilmerhale.com

Publications & News

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January 6, 2014

WilmerHale Announces the Elevation of Partners and Special Counsel

We are pleased to announce the elevation of our new partners and special counsel.

December 19, 2013

The Lawyer Ranks WilmerHale Among Top 10 Global Litigation Practices

The Lawyer has ranked WilmerHale among the top 10 litigation practices in the world in this year's list of the Global Litigation Top 50—an annual analysis of which of the world's largest firms are generating the most fee income from disputes.

November 15, 2013

White and Torres Selected to Lawyers of Color Inaugural Hot List

Lawyers of Color has selected Washington DC Senior Associate Marina Torres and Associate Alexander White to its 2013 “Inaugural Hot List.”

November 1, 2013

WilmerHale Among U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” and Again Named International Arbitration “Law Firm of the Year”

The 2014 edition of the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list names WilmerHale as “Law Firm of the Year” in International Arbitration—this is the second consecutive year that the firm has won this honor—and honors WilmerHale as a first-tier law firm in 27 national and 60 metro-area rankings.

August 26, 2013

WilmerHale Counsel Alan Schoenfeld Named to “Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40”

July 24, 2013

WilmerHale Partner David Bowker Recognized for Supreme Court Victory

WilmerHale Partner David Bowker was highlighted in a Legal Bisnow article for his victory in USAID v. Alliance for Open Society, a significant First Amendment case decided by the Supreme Court of the United States on June 20, 2013.

April 24, 2013

WilmerHale Attorneys File Amicus Brief to Affirm Ruling for Securities Investor Protection Corp. in Case of First Impression

March 20, 2013

The Daily Journal Publishes “More Operating Companies Asserting Patent” By Keith Slenkovich

An article by Partner Keith Slenkovich, published in March 20, 2013 edition of The San Francisco Daily Journal.

March 8, 2013

Attorneys Author Chapter in Defending Corporations & Individuals In Government Investigations

Boyd M. Johnson III co-authored a chapter titled “Defending Clients in Insider Trading Investigations and Enforcement Actions,” which was published in the recently released book Defending Corporations & Individuals In Government Investigations.

February 28, 2013

Attorneys Publish Article on Off-Label Drug Promotion Resolutions in New York Law Journal

An article entitled "Revisiting 'Off-Label' Drug Promotion Resolutions in Light of 'Caronia'" by Peter Neiman, Seth Orkand and Peter Vigeland, published in the New York Law Journal.

Experience

In recent matters, we:

  • Secured a jury verdict for IGEN International that allowed the termination of a licensing agreement, awarded the company $505 million in damages, and ultimately resulted in the sale of the business at issue to IGEN’s former adversary for more than $1.25 billion
  • Obtained a verdict, after a jury trial, entitling our client Fusion Lighting to $32.7 million in damages for the defendant's misappropriation of intellectual property
  • Won summary judgment in federal court in Virginia’s "rocket docket” for the estate of Jack Kent Cooke and others in litigation brought by a disappointed bidder for the Washington Redskins—a judgment that we successfully defended on appeal in the Fourth Circuit
  • Represented Nationwide affiliates in complex cases, including an ERISA class action alleging breach of fiduciary duties in connection with 401(k) plans, a class action alleging fraud in connection with the sale of annuities into tax deferred retirement plans, a class and derivative action arising out of a change-of-control transaction, and a major case involving "churning"