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 litigators help our clients minimize the uncertainties by providing a solid foundation of practical experience, broad resources and strategic vision.
Depth of litigation experience
We have more than 400 litigation attorneys in offices across the country with extensive jury and bench trial experience in major state and federal jurisdictions and at every appellate level through the U.S. Supreme Court. We also regularly represent clients in proceedings before a wide range of federal and state administrative agencies such as state utilities and regulatory agencies and commissions, the Federal Trade Commission, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Internal Revenue Service and, in collaboration with foreign counsel, before administrative and judicial bodies in numerous other countries.
Relevant industry experience
Our attorneys recognize that litigation is primarily a business problem, not a legal problem, and that it is important to understand our clients' businesses and industries so we can best advise them on how to achieve the best business outcome in litigation. Our track record includes successful litigation in a wide variety of industries, including aerospace, manufacturing, retail, software, semiconductors, high-tech services and biotechnology.
A successful track record with high stakes cases
Our litigators have handled highly complex cases involving such issues as class actions, product liability, patents, copyrights, trademarks and other intellectual property, antitrust, securities and corporate governance, and contracts.
Efficient, effective staffing and case management systems
We emphasize lean staffing, but our national practice structure enables us to draw on the valuable experience of any of our attorneys around the country and gives us the flexibility and capacity to quickly assemble a large litigation team when necessary. Our state-of-the-art litigation support and case management systems can efficiently meet the demands of the most complex matters.
Evaluate litigation risks, costs and alternatives
We offer Litigation Risk Assessments to provide our clients with an early, concise evaluation of the risks and costs associated with the litigation under consideration. When appropriate, we assist clients in resolving disputes through arbitration, mediation, and other cost-saving alternatives.