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.

Contacts

Sort By
Levine, Noah A.

Noah A. Levine

Vice Chair, Litigation/Controversy Department

Chair, Business Trial Group

+1 212 230 8800 (t)

noah.levine@wilmerhale.com

Butts, John J.

John J. Butts

Vice Chair, Litigation/Controversy Department

Vice Chair, Business Trial Group

+1 617 526 6515 (t)

john.butts@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

Partner-in-Charge, Los Angeles Office

Vice Chair, Litigation/Controversy Department

+1 213 443 5312 (t)

david.marcus@wilmerhale.com

Cultice, Robert D.

Robert D. Cultice

Senior Partner

+1 617 526 6021 (t)

robert.cultice@wilmerhale.com

Anker_Phil.jpg

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

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

Publications & News

View

December 1, 2017

The National Law Journal Recognizes Matthew Martens as a Litigation Trailblazer

The National Law Journal has named Matthew Martens to its list of 2017 Litigation Trailblazers. Those recognized were chosen based on their significant career accomplishments and innovations in the fight for justice.

November 3, 2017

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly Recognizes Felicia Ellsworth as a Top Woman of Law

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly has included Felicia Ellsworth on its annual Top Women of Law list—an award that honors outstanding women lawyers whose contributions are invaluable to the legal profession.

October 27, 2017

Jamie Gorelick and David Ogden Recognized by Ethisphere as 2017 Attorneys Who Matter

Partners Jamie Gorelick and David Ogden were recognized by Ethisphere Inc., an organization that promotes business ethics and compliance, as 2017 Attorneys Who Matter.

September 22, 2017

Why Kokesh Really Matters

In this article published by Law360, Matthew Martens, Jaclyn Moyer and James Lux discuss the inevitable implication of the Supreme Court's reasoning in Kokesh v. SEC.

September 21, 2017

Partner Brent Gurney Inducted Into American College of Trial Lawyers

WilmerHale Partner Brent Gurney was selected as a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of North America's top legal groups.

September 7, 2017

David S. Cohen, Former CIA Deputy Director and Treasury Under Secretary, Rejoins WilmerHale

WilmerHale is pleased to announce that David S. Cohen, former Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency and Under Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, has returned to the firm as a partner.

August 29, 2017

Felicia Ellsworth Appointed to Standing Advisory Committee on Rules of Civil and Appellate Procedure

The committee reviews issues and proposals concerning the Massachusetts Rules of Civil and Appellate Procedure, and advises the Justices on the rules of civil and appellate procedure.

June 13, 2017

One Year After Ambac: Sharing Information Among Deal Parties

In this Law360 article, Daniel Halston, Alexandra Boudreau and Jeffrey Schomig explain that the common interest doctrine remains a thorny issue one year after the major Ambac Assurance Corp. v. Countrywide Home Loans Inc. decision.

June 9, 2017

The Legal 500 United States 2017 Recognizes 125 WilmerHale Lawyers Across 28 Practice Areas

The Legal 500 United States has released its 2017 rankings, recommending 125 WilmerHale lawyers—including 12 who are named to its elite “Leading Lawyers” list and two on its “Next Generation Lawyers” list—and 28 practice areas in its 11th edition.

May 26, 2017

WilmerHale Lawyers and Practices Recognized in 2017 Edition of Chambers USA

Chambers and Partners announced its rankings for the 2017 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, with WilmerHale listed among the nation's best in 50 practice area categories. Chambers also ranked 86 WilmerHale lawyers as leaders in their respective fields.

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"