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  • U.S. News/Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” 2017 ranked as National Tier One in Commercial Litigation, Litigation—First Amendment, Litigation—Labor & Employment and Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions—Defendants. Received Tier One Metropolitan Honors in various cities throughout the U.S. in Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: White Collar, Litigation—Banking & Finance, Litigation—Bankruptcy, Litigation—First Amendment, Litigation—Labor & Employment, Litigation—Mergers & Acquisitions, Litigation—Securities, Litigation—Tax, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions—Defendants, and Product Liability Litigation—Defendants
  • BTI Litigation Outlook 2013
    • “Most Feared Law Firms”—Honor Roll
    • Strong Performance—IP Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Product Liability Litigation
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  • Benchmark: Litigation/Appellate

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COMPLEX COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

Protecting your business by resolving disputes predictably and efficiently giving you a competitive edge in the marketplace.

Our approach

Complex litigation can be a costly and disruptive assault on your company.

By knowing your business, its strategic objects and your industry, we provide custom solutions that minimize risk, limit costs and protect your human capital. Collaboration with a firm that knows your business, your goals and your objectives helps to secure success on your terms.

Our deep bench of seasoned trial lawyers protects clients in high exposure “bet-the-company” disputes, class action and aggregate litigation and international arbitration.

We provide efficient, predictable and transparent services customized for your needs through state-of-the-art technology and project management.

We pioneer alternative service models and fee structures to ensure alignment with your needs. We are constantly innovating new ways to deliver client value. We aspire to be your strategic partner in solving your most vexing disputes.

Who we work with

  • Public and private companies
  • Corporate officers, directors and shareholders

Representative Experience

  • Skilstaf, Inc. v. CVS Caremark Corp., et al., U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, No. 10-15338, February 9, 2012
    Secured unanimous published decision affirming the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California’s dismissal of a putative class action filed against national pharmacy chains Supervalu Inc., New Albertson’s Inc., Walgreens Co., Longs Drugs Stores Corp., The Kroger Co., Safeway Inc., Wal-Mart Stores Inc., CVS Caremark Corp. and Rite Aid Corp., which alleged the pharmacies’ participated in an unlawful scheme to artificially inflate drug prices.
    • Georgia Tuttle, M.D., et al. v. The State of New Hampshire, Belknap County Superior Court, NH, Docket No. 09-E-148(2009); NH Supreme Court Docket No. 2009-0555 (2010) and related judicial, administrative and legislative proceedings.
      Acted as lead counsel for a consortium of over 300 health care providers, on behalf of themselves and a class of more than 6,000 current or past policyholders in the New Hampshire Medical Malpractice Joint Underwriting Association (JUA), in an action that successfully challenged state legislation that required the JUA to transfer a total of $110 million in alleged excess surplus funds to the state’s general fund in fiscal years 2009, 2010, and 2011. Both the trial court and the New Hampshire Supreme Court ruled in our clients’ favor, holding that the legislation constituted an impermissible impairment of clients’ contract rights in violation of the New Hampshire Constitution. In 2011–2012, we successfully defended clients’ adjudicated rights in a sequence of judicial, administrative, and legislative proceedings culminating in the prosecution of a precedent setting litigation class action. Class certification was granted, summary judgment was obtained and, after a fairness hearing, the Plan of Allocation to return the $110 million in funds to policyholders was approved.
    • Signature Flight Support Corporation v. Landow Aviation Limited Partnership, Case No. 1:08cv955, (U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, 2010); U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, No. 10-1440, 10-1968, August 9, 2011.
      Represented Signature Flight Support Corporation in a multimillion dollar contract dispute involving a Signature sublessee, Landow Aviation, at the Washington Dulles International Airport. Signature claimed Landow Aviation went beyond what the sublease permitted. After a three-week trial, the court ruled in favor of Signature on all contract issues and entered a permanent injunction forcing Landow to comply with the sublease. The Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision affirms our 2010 trial victory and protects our client’s business interests against improper competition at Washington Dulles Airport for the next 25 years.
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    • Wardman Investor LLC v. Marriott International, Inc. and Washington Convention and Sports Authority, Case No. CA 006427 B, (Superior Court, District of Columbia, 2010).
      Represented the Washington Convention and Sports Authority in a case involving a constitutional challenge to the public/private financing of a commercial real estate deal. In a case of first impression in the District of Columbia, the D.C. Superior court ruled that the Washington Convention Center Headquarters Hotel, a $550 million Marriott Marquis Convention Center hotel to be built adjacent to the new convention center in Washington, could go forward as planned.

    • Representation of a large pharmaceutical manufacturer in an action commenced by the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office
      Representation of a large pharmaceutical manufacturer in an action commenced by the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office alleging that the company violated the Massachusetts Consumer Protection Statute as a result of off-label promotion and the failure to disclose certain product risk information.

    Media Clips

    • DOI Seeks To Pare Challenge Of Approval Of Mass. Tribe Trust
      Law360 | April 20, 2016
      Rochester partner David Tennant and Boston associate Matthew Frankel are noted as counsel representing Massachusetts residents in a case involving land the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe has put into a trust for a $500 million casino project.
    • Q&A with Nixon Peabody's Kate Martinez
      Law360 | April 18, 2016
      Rochester associate Kate Martinez is featured in this Q&A about international arbitration.
    • Q&A with Nixon Peabody's Craig Tractenberg
      Law360 | April 6, 2016
      New York City partner Craig Tractenberg is featured in a special Q&A discussing his experiences with international arbitration.
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    • Better 'Prompt' Than Never: Calif. Subcontractor Payments
      Law360 | April 1, 2016
      San Francisco commercial litigation partner Matt Richards and San Francisco commercial litigation associate Stacy Boven authored this column discussing California’s “prompt payment” statutes which provide for contractors and subcontractors to be paid for their work on a timely basis.
    • Wearable Fitness Tracking Devices: The Resolution of Claims
      Product Liability Law & Strategy | April 1, 2016
      The first installment of a two-part column authored by New York City partners Chris Mason and Kristin Jamberdino deals with the timely issue of resolving claims centered upon fitness trackers and other personal monitoring devices.
    • 3 Spoliation Cases You Should Know
      Law360 | March 11, 2016
      Partner and co-leader of the commercial litigation practice Jon Sablone is quoted in this feature article discussing three high-profile spoliation disputes featuring lost, destroyed or hidden electronic data and what these cases mean moving forward.
    • Omnicare Raises Bar on Exec Opinion Suits in 2nd Circ.
      Law360 | March 7, 2016
      Boston Commercial Litigation partner Matt McLaughlin provides commentary in this piece discussing a Second Circuit decision on securities lawsuits over rosy corporate projections that fail to pan out in light of the Supreme Court’s landmark Omnicare ruling.
    • Kinder Morgan: Federal regulations preempt state rules on proposed pipeline
      Union Leader | March 2, 2016
      Partner and leader of the firm’s litigation department Scott O’Connell is quoted in this article about the Federal Energy Regulation Commission and New Hampshire’s Site Evaluation Committee’s conflicting requirements for Kinder Morgan’s proposed interstate transmission pipeline.
    • Contenzioso commerciale negli Stati Uniti d'America – Italia. Rifiuto di testimoniare
      Il Bollettino dell'Associazione Internazionale Giuristi di Lingua Italiana | March 1, 2016
      Partners Charles Bernardini and Kevin Shea co-authored this article discussing the refusal to testify by an Italian witness in U.S.-Italian cross-border commercial litigation. Click here to read the full article.
    • Enact Security Policy to Avoid Legal Woes after a Breach
      Rochester Business Journal | January 22, 2016
      Rochester Commercial Litigation associate Kate Martinez is quoted in this story about cybersecurity. Her commentary focuses on the evolving laws around data privacy and their increasing complexity.
    • Lawyers Weigh in on High Court's Class Action Ruling
      Law360 | January 20, 2016
      Litigation department co-chair and leader of the Class Actions & Aggregate Litigation practice Scott O’Connell reacts to the Supreme Court’s decision in Campbell-Ewald Co. v. Gomez that a settlement with individual plaintiffs does not foreclose on class claims against a defendant.
    • Shaq Must Defend Lawsuit After Posting Insulting Tweet
      Bloomberg BNA Social Media Law & Policy Report | January 20, 2016
      Providence Commercial Litigation counsel Steven Richard is quoted in this article about how the right of publicity affects social media use.
    • What Banks Should Fear In 2016
      Legal Bisnow (DC) | January 8, 2016

      This piece, which describes the need for financial institutions to prepare for heightened regulatory scrutiny of their cyber preparedness, features commentary from Susan.

    • Private Fund Regulation in 2015—SEC Levels Up
      Law360 | December 18, 2015
      Boston partner and deputy chairman of the Private Investment Fund Disputes team Stephen LaRose and Boston associate Kathleen Ceglarski Burns co-authored this article. The piece discusses how the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s focus on private fund advisers has shifted from learning and information gathering to examination and enforcement activity.
    • Ascertaining Potential Plaintiffs
      Product Liability Law & Strategy | December 1, 2015
      Buffalo Commercial Litigation partner Vivian Quinn and Buffalo Commercial Litigation associate Tracey Scarpello authored this column “ascertainability” developments to watch as the issue in all likelihood winds its way to the United States Supreme Court.
    • Connecticut hospitals move near possible lawsuit over tax
      Associated Press | November 30, 2015
      This article notes efforts by Connecticut hospitals to fight a tax that the medical centers claim is unconstitutional and is harming hospitals financially. Litigation & Dispute Resolution partner Gordon MacDonald, who is advising the Connecticut Hospital Association, is quoted in the piece.
    • Safe Data Starts at Top
      Providence Business News | November 2, 2015
      Providence Commercial Litigation counsel Steven Richard, a member of our Data Privacy & Cybersecurity team, authored this column discussing how data security poses a paramount strategic concern and why proactive leadership at the highest organizational levels is required.
    • Cayman Eviscerates Liquidation Option for Fund Investors
      Law360 | October 6, 2015
      Partner and co-leader of the firm’s Commercial Litigation practice Jon Sablone and New York City Commercial Litigation associate Danielle McLaughlin authored this column discussing how the insertion of boilerplate language can now obviate an important and powerful tool of the Cayman Islands Companies Law and invest even more power in offshore funds.
    • 5 Lessons from Clorox Antitrust Case
      Law360 | March 12, 2015
      San Francisco Commercial Litigation partner John Foote and associate Blaire Stokes authored this column discussing the impact of the first court decision to allow a claim under the Robinson-Patman Act for discriminating between customers with respect to package size.
    • New Era of Uncertainty for Calif. Public Works Contracting
      Law360 | March 5, 2015
      San Francisco Commercial Litigation partner Matt Richards and associate Matt Struhar coauthored this column discussing a California court decision recognizing intentional interference claims for second place bidders in public works contracts.
    • Domestic Transaction Test Applied to Private Action under CEA
      ABA Pretrial Practice & Discovery | March 2, 2015
      Providence Commercial Litigation counsel Steven Richard discusses the Second Circuit decision leaving open the door for governmental enforcement of the Commodities Exchange Act’s antifraud provisions.
    • If Budget-Writers Sweep Dedicated Funds, Is It Legal?
      New Hampshire Public Radio | January 12, 2015
      Manchester Commercial Litigation partner Gordon MacDonald discusses the potential use of dedicated funds by lawmakers to balance the budget.
    • Mixed Year for Madoff Recovery, Clarity for Private Funds
      Law360 | January 2, 2015
      Boston partner and co-leader of the firm’s Commercial Litigation practice Jon Sablone and Boston Commercial Litigation associate Danielle McLaughlin authored this column discussing the 2014 year in Madoff-related rulings.
    • Second Circuit Rules That Certain Offshore SIPA Claim Transfers Are Subject to Approval by U.S. Bankruptcy Courts
      Journal of Bankruptcy Law | January 1, 2015
      Boston partner & co-leader of the Commercial Litigation practice Jon Sablone and Boston Commercial Litigation associate Danielle McLaughlin authored this column discussing a Second Circuit panel ruling with potential implications for offshore feeder funds currently in liquidation and are seeking to sell their SIPA claims against the bankruptcy estate of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC.
    • Why the Rise of Ascertainability Signals the Fall of 'All Natural' Consumer Class Actions
      Product Liability Law & Strategy | January 1, 2015
      Buffalo Commercial Litigation partner Viv Quinn and Manchester Commercial Litigation associate Anthony Galdieri authored this column discussing consumer class actions have challenged the labeling of food and beverage products as "All Natural," "100% Natural" or some variant.
    • Mitigating the Risk of Contractor Ethics and Compliance Violations
      Contract Management | November 14, 2014
      Washington, DC, Commercial Litigation and Government Contracts partner Vince Napoleon authored this article discussing consequences government contractors could face for failing to meet compliance and ethics obligations.
    • Attorneys of the Year 2014
      The Daily Record (Rochester, NY) | November 6, 2014
      Immediate past New York State Bar Association president Dave Schraver and Commercial Litigation partner Sheldon Smith are featured within this special section honoring the 2014 attorneys of the year.
    • Five Questions With...
      Buffalo Law Journal | November 6, 2014
      This Q&A is conducted with partner Sheldon Smith. The profile notes Sheldon's practice and his community involvement including his Catholic Health System Board of Directors position. Sheldon also addresses the need to understand a client’s business, the importance of corporate diversity, and how attorneys can prepare clients for the future.
    • Wife Substituted Wrong Defendant
      Virginia Lawyers Weekly | October 28, 2014
      This coverage notes a Court of Appeals ruling nullifying a woman’s appeal of a trial court award under a prenuptial agreement in Loewinger v. Estate of Stephen Jay Loewinger. Washington, DC, Commercial Litigation partner Vernon Johnson is noted as counsel for the appellee.
    • Courts Weigh Scope of Attorney-Client Privilege
      Providence Business News | September 29, 2014
      Providence Commercial Litigation counsel Steven Richard authored this column discussing the protection of the attorney-client privilege in internal investigations.
    • Drones Fly into Hollywood
      Daily Journal | September 26, 2014
      San Francisco Commercial Litigation associate Cameron Cloar is quoted in this story on the Federal Aviation Administration’s recent decision to grant the use of drones by select photo and video production companies.
    • Unmasking and Suing the Anonymous Social Media Speaker
      Law360 | September 19, 2014
      Providence Commercial Litigation counsel Steven Richard authored this column discussing the issue of a social media user’s anonymity.
    • Antitrust Opt Outs Open Doors for Defense Lawyers
      The Recorder | September 19, 2014

      San Francisco Commercial Litigation partner John Foote is quoted in this article about law firms taking on more antitrust plaintiff cases.

    • The Art of Dissolution, Winding Up, and Cancellation of a LLC
      Affordable Housing Finance | September 16, 2014
      Washington, DC, Commercial Litigation partner Le Dolan authored this column discussing the three stages of a limited liability company’s demise.
    • DOD Focusing On Competition: What Contractors Should Know
      Law360 | September 8, 2014
      Washington, DC, Government Contacts and Commercial Litigation partner Vince Napoleon and Washington, DC, Commercial Litigation associate Katherine Bastian discuss new Department of Defense guidelines which contain various techniques and examples for developing acquisition strategies that combat constraint on competition.
    • Antique Car Dealer Taking the Low Road by Infringing Songs, Suit Says
      Westlaw Journal | September 8, 2014
      This coverage highlights Freeplay Music Inc. v. Streetside Classics—a lawsuit over alleged use of copyrighted songs. Partner and leader of the IP Litigation practice Jason Kravitz and Long Island Commercial Litigation associate Seth Berman are noted as plaintiffs’ counsel.
    • MasterCard Ruling Warns In-House Attys on Privilege Limits
      Law360 | September 2, 2014
      Rochester Commercial Litigation partner David Tennant, who helped develop New York’s revised privilege log practice, provides third-party commentary in this feature article.
    • U.S. PE Firms Greet AIFMD With a Shrug—for Now
      Dow Jones Private Equity Analyst | September 1, 2014
      Boston partner and co-leader of the Commercial Litigation practice Jon Sablone provides commentary on implications of the European Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive for U.S. private equity firms.
    • New Blow to Picard's Madoff Miracle
      Pratt's Journal of Bankruptcy Law | September 1, 2014
      Boston partner and co-leader of the firm’s Commercial Litigation practice Jon Sablone and Boston Commercial Litigation associate Danielle McLaughlin authored this article on a decision that the Madoff bankruptcy trustee may not use the U.S. bankruptcy code extraterritorially to claw back funds transferred by foreign feeder funds to their customers.
    • Picard Powerless to Block Independent Madoff Settlements
      Law360 | August 19, 2014
      Boston partner and co-leader of the Commercial Litigation practice Jon Sablone and Boston Commercial Litigation associate Danielle McLaughlin authored this column discussing the impact of a decision that Bernard L. Madoff bankruptcy trustee Irving Picard may not block two large settlements involving Madoff feeder funds.
    • String of Defeats Puts Madoff Trustee on the Ropes
      Law360 | August 18, 2014
      Boston partner and co-leader of the Commercial Litigation practice Jon Sablone discusses Irving Picard, who has recovered more than $9 billion for victims of the Bernard L. Madoff Ponzi scheme, but has suffered judicial backlash against his tactics.
    • Case Leaves Open Questions on Affirmative Action at Public Colleges
      Rochester Business Journal | August 15, 2014
      This guest column authored by Rochester M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Jeff LaBarge, Rochester Commercial Litigation partner David Tennant and Commercial Litigation associate Brian Jacek focuses on the Fisher v. University of Texas affirmative action case and how it could affect colleges and universities in the Rochester area.
    • 3 Cybersecurity Steps Defense Contractors Need To Take
      Law360 | August 5, 2014
      Washington, DC, Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Grayson Yeargin, Washington, DC, Commercial Litigation and Government Contracts partner Vince Napoleon and Washington, DC, Commercial Litigation associate Katherine Bastian discuss steps companies doing business with the government should take as they are facing new cybersecurity requirements.
    • Resolving Post-Acquisition Disputes
      Financier Worldwide | August 1, 2014
      Commercial Litigation co-leader and partner Jon Sablone provides commentary about how buyers and sellers can help avoid disuptes with each other or with another group of interested parties post-acquisitions.
    • Courts Line Up Behind 3rd Circ.'s Ascertainability Logic
      Law360 | July 25, 2014
      Buffalo Commercial Litigation associate Tracey Ehlers, Buffalo Commercial Litigation partner Viv Quinn, and Chicago IP Counseling & Transactions partner Janet Garetto discuss federal courts’ increased attention to the ascertainability of class members especially in the food and beverage industries where consumers do not typically retain receipts.
    • Don't Miss It: Hot Deals & Firms We're Following This Week
      Law360 | July 10, 2014
      Gannett Co., Inc.’s acquisition of seven Texas television stations from London Broadcasting Company for $215 million is highlighted among the top deals this week. Nixon Peabody represented Gannett. The deal team noted in the coverage includes Public Company Transactions practice group leader John Partigan, Labor & Employment partners Brian Kopp and Michael Hausknecht, Tax partner Christian McBurney, Antitrust partner Gordon Lang and counsel Alycia Ziarno, and associates Tiana Butcher and Pierce Han.
    • Rule Limiting Privilege Log Practice to Take Effect
      Commercial Litigation Insider | July 9, 2014
      This coverage highlights new Rule 11-b, signed by New York Chief Administrative Judge Gail Prudenti, which will instruct parties to meet at the outset of the case and afterward to discuss the scope and parameters of privilege review. Rochester Commercial Litigation partner David Tennant, co-author of the rule, is quoted.
    • Medicaid Act May Offer Cause of Action against Rate Cuts
      Law360 | July 9, 2014
      Manchester Commercial Litigation associate Anthony Galdieri authored this column discussing whether Section 13(A) of the Medicaid Act is enforceable in court by private litigants.
    • Madoff Ruling Blocks Risky Expansion of U.S. Bankruptcy Law
      Law360 | July 7, 2014
      Boston partner and co-leader of the firm’s Commercial Litigation practice Jon Sablone discusses U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff’s decision regarding foreign investment funds related to the Madoff fraud.
    • Can a Deponent Huddle with Counsel During a Deposition Time-Out?
      DRI Trials and Tribulations Newsletter | July 3, 2014
      Providence Commercial Litigation counsel Steven Richard authored this column discussing divergent court rulings and whether a deponent may confer with counsel during a deposition break and whether the content of the communication is discoverable.
    • Lawyers Weigh In On Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby Ruling
      Law360 | June 30, 2014
      Boston Commercial Litigation associate Danielle McLaughlin provides commentary on why the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. is significant.
    • Lawyers Weigh In On High Court's Halliburton Ruling
      Law360 | June 23, 2014
      New York City Commercial Litigation partner Chris Mason provides commentary on the importance of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Halliburton Co. et al. v. Erica P. John Fund.
    • Will Remote Trial Testimony Become More Accepted In Civil Trials With Enhanced Technology?
      Federal Bar Association's Side Bar | June 20, 2014
      Providence commercial litigation counsel Steve Richard authored this piece discussing use of remote trial testimony in civil cases under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 43(a).
    • The Record
      Rochester Business Journal | June 13, 2014
      This coverage notes that Rochester Commercial Litigation associate Erik Goergen has joined the Literacy Volunteers of Rochester Board of Directors.
    • Discovery Process Can Hold Key to Resolution of Legal Case
      Rochester Business Journal | June 13, 2014
      Commercial Litigation partner and Rochester office managing partner Carolyn Nussbaum provides commentary in this feature story on the discovery process.
    • Law: Preparation, prompt response limit impact of disputes
      Rochester Business Journal | June 13, 2014
      Rochester Business Transactions partner Jeff LaBarge and Rochester office managing partner Carolyn Nussbaum authored this column on preparation for business disputes.
    • Beginning of the End of Picard's Madoff Miracle?
      Law360 | June 6, 2014
      Partner and Commercial Litigation practice co-leader Jon Sablone and Boston Commercial Litigation associate Danielle McLaughlin co-authored this column on the latest battle in the war over the redistribution of earnings as between the “net winners” and “net losers” in Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme.
    • California Tries to Plug Retail Data Breaches
      Law360 | June 4, 2014
      San Francisco Commercial Litigation partner Karl Belgum authored this column discussing how state governments, especially in California, are struggling to keep up with the large number of major data breaches affecting consumers.
    • Medicaid Rate Challenges in the Wake of Douglas
      DRI Medlaw Update | June 1, 2014
      Litigation department co-chair Scott O’Connell, Manchester Commercial Litigation partner Gordon MacDonald and Manchester Commercial Litigation associate Anthony Galdieri authored this column discussing whether the Medicaid Act is a mandate to ensure efficient, economic and quality medical care to Medicaid patients or simply a vehicle for states to access federal funds to help balance state budgets.
    • Sarbanes-Oxley's Whistle-blower Protections Reach Private Contractors
      The Corporate Governance Advisor | May 1, 2014
      This column discusses the Supreme Court’s interpretation of Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower protection to reach employees of public company's private contractors. Commercial Litigation partners Carolyn Nussbaum and Jon Sablone, Labor & Employment partner David Rosenthal and Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Grayson Yeargin authored the piece.
    • What Should Lawyers Do When They Receive Ambiguous Orders Compelling Arbitration?
      For the Defense | May 1, 2014
      Manchester Commercial Litigation associate Anthony Galdieri authored this column discussing when orders to compel arbitration are final or appealable. Click here to read the full article.
    • "Reprocessed" and the Berry Amendment: When Domestic Preference Turns a Blind Eye to Common Usage
      Procurement Lawyer | March 21, 2014
      Washington, DC, Commercial Litigation and Government Contracts partner Vince Napoleon and Washington, DC, Commercial Litigation associate Angela Buckner authored this column discussing the Berry Amendment, which requires the Department of Defense to give preference in procurement to domestically produced, manufactured, or home-grown products.
    • Around Tech Valley
      Albany Times Union | March 18, 2014
      This news brief highlights Albany Commercial Litigation partner Dan Hurteau joining the Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors.
    • Public defenders start pro bono appeals program
      Daily Record | March 17, 2014
      The new criminal appeals pro bono program at the Monroe County Public Defender’s Office is featured in this article. Rochester Commercial Litigation associate Brian Jacek is participating in the program.
    • Legal Assistance
      Long Island Business News | March 14, 2014
      Long Island Commercial Litigation counsel Chris Porzio, a former general counsel, is quoted throughout this feature story on how in-house house counsel work with outside law firms.
    • People on the Move
      Albany Business Review | March 11, 2014
      This coverage notes that Albany Commercial Litigation partner Dan Hurteau has been elected to the Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.
    • Who Decides: The Court or the Arbitrator?
      Business Law Today (an American Bar Association publication) | March 1, 2014
      Rochester Commercial Litigation partner Carolyn Nussbaum and New York Commercial Litigation partner Chris Mason co-authored this article focusing on arbitration clauses and how they are applied in court.
    • NY Court's 'Truly Obnoxious' Ruling On Fla. Law
      Law360 | February 27, 2014
      Albany Labor & Employment partner Vincent Polsinelli and Albany Commercial Litigation associate Jena Rotheim discuss how multijurisdictional employers often compare the relevant states’ restrictive covenant laws.
    • Personal Notes on Lawyers
      New York Law Journal | February 18, 2014
      This coverage highlights our New York State attorneys elected to the partnership: New York City Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Ashley Baynham, New York City Securities partner Dan McAvoy, New York City Commercial Litigation partner Abby Reardon and Rochester Labor & Employment partner Kate Saracene.
    • People on the Move
      Boston Business Journal | February 4, 2014
      This coverage notes that Boston Commercial Litigation attorney Matt McLaughlin has been elected to the firm's partnership.
    • People on the Move
      Washington Business Journal | February 4, 2014
      This coverage notes that Washington, DC, Commercial Litigation & Government Contracts attorney Vince Napoleon has been elected to the firm’s partnership.
    • Litigating in the Court of Public Opinion
      New Hampshire Business Review | January 24, 2014
      Commercial Litigation practice group leader and deputy Litigation Department chair Scott O’Connell authors this column discussing how social media can impact a crisis and how outside counsel can help their clients deal with the situation.
    • Take Care in Picking Where to Litigate
      Providence Business News | January 6, 2014
      The importance of litigation forum selection is discussed in this column authored by Providence Commercial Litigation counsel Steve Richard.
    • Life Sciences Cases to Watch in 2014
      Law360 | January 1, 2014
      Boston Commercial Litigation and Life Sciences partner Fred Kelly discusses the U.S. Supreme Court’s consideration of reviewing the Fourth Circuit’s dismissal of a Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. salesman’s claims that the company marketed the drug Kapidex off-label and caused improper Medicare billing.

    Ideas

    SEC holds businesses accountable for language in employment severance agreements
    Securities Law Alert | August 25, 2016

    Materiality matters: post-Escobar materiality analyses by district courts result in dismissal of relators' FCA claims
    Government Investigations & White Collar Defense Alert | July 19, 2016

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    Court of Appeals confirms common interest doctrine in New York viewed narrowly, requiring pending or anticipated litigation to attach to pre-merger communications
    Commercial Litigation Law Alert | June 21, 2016

    Fourth Circuit: insurer has obligation to provide defense under CGL policy to data breach claim
    Health Care Litigation Alert | April 25, 2016

    Securities fraud class action nixed in first successful appellate use of U.S. Supreme Court's Halliburton II decision
    Securities Litigation Alert | April 21, 2016

    Better "prompt" than never: court of appeal confirms when contractors must release retention to subcontractors under Public Contract Code Section 7107
    Construction Law Alert | March 29, 2016

    Don't give away your product or services
    Commercial Litigation Alert | January 19, 2016

    Is your company's website violating the ADA?
    Litigation Alert | December 21, 2015

    SEC whistleblower program focuses on alleged improper muzzling of employees
    Commercial Litigation Alert | September 25, 2015

    Target data breach: bank class action certified, upping ante for settlement
    Commercial Litigation Alert | September 22, 2015

    A new U.K. law aimed at ending human trafficking and forced labor will likely require increased global supply chain oversight
    Employment Law Alert | June 29, 2015

    Supreme Court to decide whether Congress can confer Article III standing by statute while the class action bar holds its collective breath
    Class Action Alert | April 30, 2015

    Bidder Beware: California court recognizes intentional interference claims for second place bidders in public works contracts
    Construction Law Alert | February 25, 2015

    You've got to know when to hold ‘em: what California public entities and public works contractors need to know about retention
    Construction Law Alert | February 2, 2015

    Pared down privilege logs in New York State's Commercial Division: the future of more efficient logs?
    Commercial Litigation Alert | July 10, 2014

    What will happen when your foreign IP licensor becomes insolvent?
    Bankruptcy Alert | March 3, 2014

    Court of appeal limits liability theories under California's "Shine the Light" data privacy act
    Retail Industry Alert | December 31, 2013

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