California Litigation |
A company facing litigation, whether as a plaintiff or a defendant, must consider a number of cost, benefit and risk factors that are likely to impact the bottom line. Issues such as potential monetary recovery or exposure, level of litigation expenses, possible court decisions or orders that could have significant impact on business and individual interests can impact company reputation and brand equity—all of which can be challenging to predict. Perkins Coie California litigators help our clients minimize the uncertainties by providing a solid foundation of practical experience, broad resources and strategic vision.
Some of our litigation services include:
California Litigation Experience
Click names below for our experience in each jurisdiction.
Antitrust & Unfair Competition Litigation & Antitrust Counseling & Merger Clearance
Our California Antitrust practitioners have extensive experience in compliance counseling, multinational mergers, private litigation and governmental investigations. We are particularly experienced in working with technology companies on issues arising at the intersection between intellectual property and antitrust concerns.
Our California Business litigators have handled complex individual and class actions, including cases involving product liability, patents, copyrights, trademarks and other intellectual property, antitrust issues, securities and corporate governance, and contracts.
Consumer Class Action Litigation
Consumer class actions suits are prolific in California. Our California Class Action team helps clients defend such suits. We develop a deep understanding of a client's business and industry and use that knowledge to prevent litigation from derailing legitimate business objectives and practices.
Securities & Corporate Governance Litigation
The California Securities & Corporate Governance Litigation attorneys have extensive experience in litigating complex, high-stakes cases for securities issuers and their officers and directors, as well as for investment advisors, underwriters and other professional services firms. We have assisted corporations and executives with internal and external investigations involving the SEC and securities regulatory agencies.
Our Entertainment litigators represent talent agencies, personal managers, studios, production companies and artists in a variety of high-profile matters, including disputes over agency commissions, rights under option and license agreements, compensation and credit under services and materials agreements, and profit participation.
Insurance Coverage Litigation
Our Insurance Coverage practice in California features attorneys who are nationally recognized for their work representing policyholders exclusively on coverage-related matters in every jurisdiction in the United States. Our attorneys have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for policyholders in disputes over first-party property damage and business interruption losses, third-party liability claims, and directors' and officers' coverage.
Labor & Employment Litigation
The California Labor & Employment attorneys are first and foremost trial lawyers, with formidable experience trying cases, small and large, in federal and state courts. We have experience defending employment class actions, including and wage-hour class actions in California.
Our California Product Liability attorneys have handled thousands of complex toxic tort and asbestos-related cases. The group has also litigated a large volume of actions involving complex products, including aircraft (and their components), construction equipment, sporting goods and medical devices.
Intellectual Property Litigation
California Intellectual Property (IP) litigators have deep experience in patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret and other IP-related matters, and regularly address the nuanced issues that can arise in these cases.
The California Patent Litigation practice regularly represents many Fortune 500 companies. Our attorneys have tried and litigated cases across the country, including the major patent centers of Northern California, Chicago, Delaware, Los Angeles, New York and Texas.