Business and Commercial Litigation
Business disputes can be extremely disruptive, draining resources and attention from the business's core mission, and in some instances, threatening its very existence. Few relish such disputes, but sometimes they are unavoidable. Whether you must go to court to vindicate your rights or defend against a claim, you need zealous advocates with the experience and commitment to advance your interests in the most forceful yet cost-effective way.
That’s what RCC does. For more than 30 years, we’ve represented businesses ranging from Fortune 500 companies to closely-held corporations, as well as governmental entities, non-profits, and individuals, in a broad spectrum of commercial disputes, including:
- Breach of contract
- Fraud and RICO
- Corporate governance disputes, including shareholder derivative claims
- Professional liability
- Insurance and reinsurance
- Intellectual property and technology disputes; and
- Class actions
SUCCESS INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE COURTROOM
Our attorneys are not just litigators but trial lawyers, and have won cases before judges, juries, administrative bodies and arbitrators. We also have extensive appellate experience, prevailing before numerous state and federal appeals courts, as well as the United States Supreme Court.
RCC not only defends clients but represents them as plaintiffs, which, in our experience, is frequently the more challenging role. Developing and prosecuting often novel and innovative claims, RCC has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for its clients, including against large, institutional opponents.
Of course, even under the best circumstances, litigation can be costly and time-consuming. We always explore opportunities to resolve disputes expeditiously through negotiated settlements, but only on terms that make business sense for our clients. In addition to our success in the courtroom, we have obtained positive results for clients in arbitration, mediation, and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.
We understand that clients need and deserve prompt, responsive communication and that successful dispute resolution requires constructive collaboration between lawyers and clients. We never lose sight of the larger business context in which disputes arise and take care to consider each client’s specific needs and objectives, engaging in a forthright discussion of all available strategies, and the potential rewards and risks associated with each.
We also are renowned for working leanly. Every matter receives the resources that are necessary to achieve a positive result, commensurate with the size and nature of the dispute and the needs of our client. Representing clients in business disputes is not a one-size-fits-all proposition, and RCC attorneys understand that pyrrhic victories are, in fact, not victories at all for clients who must foot the bill.