Practice/Industry Group Overview
Edwards Wildman’s litigation practice has more than 175 lawyers. We handle complex civil and criminal cases, internal investigations and regulatory matters on behalf of Fortune 100 corporations, closely held companies, tax-exempt organizations and individuals. We represent these clients across a wide range of substantive areas, including: Antitrust; Commercial Litigation; IP Litigation; Labor and Employment; Product Liability and Toxic Torts; and White Collar & Government Enforcement.
In an era when many litigators rarely see the inside of a courtroom, our attorneys stand apart. We try cases. In the last five years, our attorneys have served as lead trial counsel or as national, regional or coordinating counsel in matters in 49 U.S. states, all but one U.S. territory, the U.K. and several other countries.
In addition to traditional litigation, our attorneys are recognized as leaders in arbitration and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. We have successfully handled difficult cases before the American Arbitration Association, The International Chamber of Commerce, and numerous other domestic and international panels and organizations.
We pride ourselves on handling litigation matters efficiently and cost-effectively. We staff matters leanly and are adept at developing realistic litigation budgets and working within them.
Articles Authored by Lawyers at this office:
Supreme Court Upholds ERISA Plan's Limitations Period
Jonathan R. Shank,Gina D. Wodarski, December 20, 2013
On December 16, 2013, the United States Supreme Court upheld a limitations period in a long-term disability plan governed by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”). In Heimeshoff v. Hartford Life & Accident Insurance Co., the Court resolved a split among the...
Who Owns a Bribe?
James Maton, November 15, 2013
A public official receives a bribe to award a contract. Does the bribe “belong” to the official or to the state that he or she represents? The answer to the question can matter a great deal to the success of a claim. But the issue is controversial and the answer unclear in English law....
Fourth Circuit Finds Copyright Transfers with Electronic Signatures to be Valid
Seth A. Davidson,Ari Z. Moskowitz, October 23, 2013
In a unanimous three-judge opinion, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit held that the “writing” and “signature” requirements for assigning a copyright can be met by clicking a button in a web browser. This gives greater certainty to enforceability of...
Recent Upsurge of Massachusetts Class Actions on Merchant Zip Code Collection
Brian J. Green,Sander A. Rikleen,Mark E. Schreiber, October 03, 2013
There has been a flurry of class actions filed in the last six months against retailers in Massachusetts alleging improper collection of ZIP codes from consumers during credit card purchases. This upsurge follows the March 2013 decision by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court in Tyler v....
Federal Judge Issues Nationwide Injunction Against Aereo Competitor FilmOn
Seth A. Davidson,Arthur H. Harding, September 14, 2013
On September 5, 2013, Judge Rosemary Collyer of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia issued an order blocking FilmOn from offering its antenna/DVR service. FilmOn (previously known as “BarryDriller.com” and “Aereokiller”) is essentially a knock-off...
Alan L. Friel,H. Straat Tenney, September 11, 2013
Claims Control Clauses: No Self-Control?
Mark Everiss,William Haig,Sam Tacey, August 13, 2013
The High Court rules on the effect of a claims control clause where cedants and some reinsurers unilaterally paid out their share of a claim.