On the path of success, it is all too common that businesses are victimized by the illegal acts of competitors, strategic partners, or vendors that seek to derail their progress or to seize the company’s business opportunities for themselves. Sometimes a business simply chooses the wrong business partner, and that partner’s incompetence, dishonesty, or lack of execution can lead to disastrous consequences. Other times, a business gets targeted based on an anti-competitive scheme or desire to misappropriate intellectual property. At Alston & Bird, when things go wrong for our clients, we have a team of trial lawyers who know how to counsel you through these difficult situations and, when necessary, to vindicate your rights and recover your losses.
For starters, we have recovered more than $3 billion for our clients in the last 10 years alone, including the following:
|COMPUTER + MOBILE DEVICE MANUFACTURER||$1,000,000,000||Settlement||Global||2013|
|NORIT||$40,000,000 + Royalties (total ~ $100MM)||Arbitration||Washington, D.C.||2011|
Successfully prosecuting a lawsuit for a company requires strategic precision and outstanding trial advocacy rather than scorched-earth defense tactics. With the right trial counsel, you can align your litigation strategy with your business objectives to ensure that you remain on the path of success. Our clients vouch for our approach, and our results deliver the rest.
“Ideas are a dime a dozen. People who implement them are priceless.”
- Mary Kay Ash, founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics, Inc.
Every law firm in America says that it wants to partner with its clients to help them realize their goals and business objectives. The idea is sound. And at Alston & Bird, we agree that we will only succeed when your business succeeds. The difference, however, is that we actually implement this philosophy with every client, on every matter, and with every decision that we make. Words are cheap. Actions are everything.
At Alston & Bird, we implement a true partnership with our clients to ensure that our litigation matters service your business objectives instead of detracting from them. To do this, we involve our clients as much as desired in the strategic decisions, budgeting, and development of the case. We counsel our clients to make strategic investments in the litigation that maximize their potential for recovery. We frequently enter into alternative or contingent fee arrangements that shift some or all of the risks of litigation onto our firm. And, when we do work by the hour, we confer with in-house counsel to develop realistic budgets and we routinely meet them so that the legal spend can be allocated reliably without unfortunate surprises.