Business Litigation

In today’s competitive economy, corporations and their leaders are working to sustain growth and maintain their well-earned competitive edge. The scale and stakes of business litigation have grown significantly, sometimes threatening a company’s assets, reputation or continued operations. The most successful and trustworthy litigators zealously protect client interests both in the courtroom and the boardroom.

Troutman Sanders’ Business Litigation practice has a strong history of success defending and prosecuting high-stakes commercial disputes. With over 90 lawyers in the practice, we have a substantial bench of trial lawyers with the experience and sophistication needed to manage complex, multi-district litigation. Whether representing entrepreneurial mid-market companies, or Fortune 500 industry leaders, we advocate strongly and effectively for our clients’ business interests in federal, state, trial and appellate courts throughout the United States. Our lawyers also provide representation before administrative boards, government agencies, and domestic and international alternative dispute tribunals. We employ early case assessment to develop an effective litigation strategy with the client’s business goals firmly in mind and then aggressively execute the strategy to achieve those business goals.

Beyond our litigation skill, we understand the businesses of our clients and the industries within which they operate. Through our valued client relationships, we have developed in-depth knowledge of various industries, including banking and finance, energy, insurance, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, real estate, retail, technology and apparel. We utilize our industry knowledge to inform our litigation strategy and to advise clients on how to avoid unwanted litigation in the course of contract negotiations and performance. With this industry knowledge, we handle a broad array of business issues, always remaining current on changes in the market in order to provide the most relevant and timely counsel available.

Our core areas of business litigation experience include the following:

We understand the importance of implementing proven technologies and developing customized legal strategies to provide the most cost-effective and efficient resolution of legal disputes. The firm has invested in state-of-the-art litigation technology, and our litigators work closely with the firm’s electronic discovery affiliate, eMerge, to efficiently handle the data and document-intensive aspects of discovery in our complex matters.

Our lawyers are carefully trained in e-discovery and work with experienced legal technologists. We provide a wide range of litigation support services such as data collection and processing, document review and production, database design and maintenance, trial graphics and presentation technology, and overall project management. Our use of advanced technology and unique e-discovery strategies has garnered national recognition and often results in significant cost savings to our litigation clients.

Rankings & Recognition

  • U.S. News & World ReportBest Law Firms: Commercial Litigation – National (2017) – Tier 1
  • U.S. News & World Report – Best Law Firms: Commercial Litigation – Atlanta (2017) – Tier 1
  • U.S. News & World Report – Best Law Firms: Commercial Litigation – Richmond (2017) – Tier 1
  • U.S. News & World Report – Best Law Firms: Commercial Litigation – Charlotte (2017) – Tier 1
  • U.S. News & World Report – Best Law Firms: Commercial Litigation – Washington, D.C. (2017) – Tier 1
  • U.S. News & World Report – Best Law Firms: Commercial Litigation – New York City (2017) – Tier 2
  • U.S. News & World Report – Best Law Firms: Commercial Litigation – Norfolk (2017) – Tier 2
  • U.S. News & World Report – Best Law Firms: Commercial Litigation – Raleigh (2017) – Tier 2
  • Chambers USA: General Commercial Litigation (Georgia), 2015-2017
  • Chambers USA: General Commercial Litigation (Virginia), 2015-2017
  • Chambers USA: General Commercial Litigation (North Carolina), 2017
  • Benchmark Litigation: Firm of the Year (Georgia), 2016
  • Benchmark Litigation: Commercial Litigation (Virginia), 2014-2016 – Highly Recommended
  • Benchmark Litigation: Commercial Litigation (Georgia), 2014-2017– Highly Recommended
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