Trial and Business Advocates

"Outstanding legal skill, and enthusiastic commitment
to the enduring values of client service and to the integrity
and effectiveness of the judicial process."

—Chambers USA

In litigation, the prevailing party is often the one with the most experienced and skilled counsel.

Blank Rome’s litigation practice consists of more than 200 attorneys with years of experience handling a wide variety of civil, criminal, and administrative matters in state and federal courts across the country, at both the trial and appellate levels.  Each member of our litigation practice stands out on his or her own merits, but our approach is team-based and client-focused.  We are ever conscious of efficiency and cost effectiveness.

Our trial attorneys concentrate their practices in these areas of service:

Whether representing individuals or corporations, Blank Rome’s depth of talent and range of experience has resulted in many favorable verdicts and resolutions for our clients. Our philosophy is to minimize the tactical sparring that too often accompanies litigation and to proceed promptly and efficiently to a resolution based on merits.

We seek to minimize the disruption from a lawsuit through a thorough and early understanding of a client's business, concerns, and goals.  We then evaluate the factual and legal settings and formulate a strategy designed to accomplish the client's goals as quickly and efficiently as possible. This may mean an early settlement or a fast-track discovery and pre-trial schedule.

Our litigation attorneys devote significant time to preventive counseling on behalf of clients, from routine advice to custom training programs. Clients benefit from our in-house lunch courses on hot topics such as e-discovery, as well as our full-day CLE programs such as the recent program on emerging issues for in-house counsel.

Select Engagements

  • Multi-national chemical manufacturer, as national coordinating defense counsel and lead trial counsel for all cases involving a gasoline additive.
  • Financial services software provider, as litigation counsel internationally.
  • Wire and cable manufacturer, as national counsel on commercial litigation matters.
  • The world’s largest soup maker, as defense co-counsel with Wachtell Lipton in a bench trial that concerned its spin-off of a division in which the successor-in-interest to the division based various claims of fraud and fraudulent transfer.
  • Major financial services firm, in an investor fraud case with claims seeking over $3.5 million punitive and treble damages.
  • Software manufacturer, in action to recover insurance proceeds for loss in connection with massive litigation brought by an Australian utility company.
  • Public chemical company, in defense of $300 million claim by partner in failed joint venture.
  • One of the world’s top defense contractors, in an arbitration proceeding before the American Arbitration Association where the claimant sought $100 million for alleged breach of a technology transfer agreement.
  • Leading publisher, developer, and distributor of entertainment software in consumer class-action and personal injury lawsuits, including a $600 million lawsuit pending in Alabama.
  • Defense contractor as plaintiff counsel in a fraud and breach of contract case in conjunction with an acquisition.

Experienced Attorneys, Recognized in Their Fields

Blank Rome’s litigation practice includes nearly 30 former Department of Justice attorneys and five former judges. In addition, the practice boasts six senior litigators who are members of the prestigious general litigation section of the American College of Trial Lawyers. The Firm’s litigation team is also highly ranked by Chambers USA. Based on confidential client interviews, Chambers USA writes that the group “makes an impression in several important fields including products liability and insurance coverage. Complemented by a highly regarded corporate division, the litigation team attracts a wide range of clients in the financial services, manufacturing and aviation industries.”