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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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

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

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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

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

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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.

May 18, 2017

Uncertain Future For CFPB Small Business Data Rule

An article by Daniel Kearney, Skye Perryman and Daniel Hartman, published by Law360, discusses the uncertain future for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau small business data rule.

April 17, 2017

Brian Boynton, Counselor to Obama Administration Attorney General, Joins WilmerHale

WilmerHale is pleased to announce that Brian Boynton has returned to the firm as a partner following his service in the US Department of Justice. Boynton will be a member of the firm's Government and Regulatory Litigation Group and will be based in Washington DC.

March 8, 2017

Hallie Levin Shares Advice on Crafting Your Best Opening Statement

In an interview with the American Bar Association Journal, Partner Hallie Levin shares three tips she keeps in mind as she crafts and practices opening statements.

January 9, 2017

Former US Attorney John Walsh Joins WilmerHale

Former US Attorney for the District of Colorado John Walsh has joined the firm as a partner in its Denver office. Walsh will lead the office's litigation practice, including its government investigations, crisis management, securities litigation and white-collar criminal litigation work.

December 8, 2016

New Life for Opinions of Counsel in Patent Litigation

An article co-authored by Todd Zubler, published in Law360, discusses recent trial cases and the Supreme Court's latest case law suggesting that the value of obtaining opinions of counsel is on the rise.

November 1, 2016

Hallie B. Levin Joins WilmerHale as a Partner in the Firm’s New York Office

WilmerHale is pleased to announce that Hallie B. Levin has joined the firm as a partner in the New York office and member of the Litigation/Controversy Department. Ms. Levin is a highly accomplished trial lawyer who has handled complex financial and commercial trials, earning the respect of her clients, judges and opposing lawyers alike.

August 8, 2016

Three Things To Know About New California Labor Trafficking Law

In this article published by Law360, Chris Casamassima, Sonia Fleury and Kelsey McGregor detail recent changes to California's labor trafficking policy, and three key compliance steps that companies should be aware of.

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"