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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...

UK: Supreme Court Refuses a Stay of Proceedings, Allowing Insurers to Pursue Damages for Breach of Settlement and Jurisdiction Agreements
Jane Elphick, December 13, 2013
The Alexandros T [2013] UKSC 70 concerned the application of Articles 27 and 28 of EC Regulation 44/2001 (the Brussels Regulation). Where proceedings are issued in more than one Member State and involve the same cause of action, Article 27 requires any court other than the first seised to stay...

Civil Forfeiture: Can the Outcome of SOCA v Turrall be Applied to Deprive Corrupt Foreign Public Officials of their Illicit Wealth?
James Maton,Antonio Suarez-Martinez, November 25, 2013
Would it be possible to forfeit the assets of a foreign public official on the basis that they represent the proceeds of corruption, without being able to prove any precise corrupt transactions, and instead simply relying on an inexplicable disparity between the assets that have been located and...

The Seventh Circuit Puts an End to Litigation Attacking the Cost of Force-Place Insurance
Patrick Frye, November 25, 2013
In Cohen v. American Security Insurance Co., the Seventh Circuit rang the death knell on mortgagors’ lawsuits complaining about the cost of force-place insurance bought by the mortgagors’ bank. When a bank makes a loan and takes a mortgage, the mortgagor’s real estate often is...

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....

English Court Holds Ultimate Beneficial Owner (“UBO”) Liable For Losses To Creditors
Rod J. Cowper, November 05, 2013
The English Court has devised a new route to impose liability on a company's UBO who strips assets from the company leaving creditors to claim in its insolvency. UBOs feeling comfortable about the security of their corporate veil after the Supreme Court’s decision in Prest, will need to look...