Gail Westover advocates for clients in federal and state court litigation and arbitration. In more than 15 years, she has gained experience in energy, employment, ERISA, insurance, financial services, intellectual property, construction, and general commercial contract disputes.
Gail has extensive trial and pre-trial experience, including managing all aspects of discovery, pre-trial motions and preparing executives and experts for testimony in complex cases involving millions of dollars and potential criminal consequences. Gail is currently an integral part of the team representing an international drilling contractor in one of the most significant environmental liability cases in the history of the United States. Previously Gail secured a $38 million jury verdict for her client in a trade secret misappropriation case against a major pharmaceutical company. She understands that success measures differ in every matter, and partners with clients to effectively and efficiently resolve disputes.
Gail appears in trials and hearings before state and federal courts in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Florida, Indiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Nevada, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas and West Virginia. She has also conducted arbitrations in the District of Columbia, Pennsylvania and New York.
Sutherland client wins a $38 million verdict in a misappropriation of trade secrets case.
Assisted in the BP oil spill litigation and guided the drilling contractor through crisis management and regulatory issues following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Secured a $16 million remediation award for Westinghouse in a series of arbitrations related to a seller's obligations to remediate radioactive contamination.