BUSINESS LITIGATION

Companies of all sizes—from members of the Fortune 500 and other large privately held companies to smaller businesses in a variety of industries—turn to Thompson Coburn when faced with litigation. We have tried cases in state and federal courts throughout the country, in national and international administrative tribunals, and before domestic and international arbitration panels. 

Our approach is straightforward:

  • We make sure we understand the company’s business model and culture, industry, goals and objectives. 
  • We conduct complex litigation in a focused, methodical manner that is consistent with our clients’ business goals and strategic objectives. 
  • We know how to negotiate cases to a favorable disposition, recognizing the increasing pressure to resolve cases without the risk and expense of a trial. 
  • To support these efforts, we have developed processes that ensure we are efficient and responsive.

We welcome the opportunity to demonstrate why our group has a remarkable track record.



Case Studies

Silencing product liability claims against a siren manufacturer

Defense of Retaliation Claims under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act

A former employee of our client Charter Communications sued, claiming that her termination as part of a reduction-in-force was in retaliation for her alleged whistle-blowing activities. The Court granted summary judgment in Charter’s favor. The Seventh Circuit affirmed on appeal.

Telecom Right-of-Way and Municipal Regulation

Our client challenged an omnibus telecommunications municipal ordinance that sought to regulate the use of the public right-of-way by telecommunications companies and to charge them for such use. The potential expense was highly significant. Thompson Coburn won the case on all grounds in district court. The city appealed and the Eighth Circuit affirmed the trial court on all grounds.

Representation of Corporate Plaintiff in Professional Legal Malpractice Suit

We successfully represented our client Charter Communications in a legal malpractice action against its former counsel, Irell & Manella. The case arose from a failure to properly document a $3 billion transaction. We aggressively litigated the case and reached a favorable settlement.

Negotiation of Low-Cost Settlements of Significant Class Actions

We successfully negotiated a low-cost settlement of 18 class actions involving service and rate issues pending nationwide on behalf of Charter Communications. The settlement was regarded by many in the cable industry as the best achieved by any cable company facing similar litigation.

“Bet the Company” Intellectual Property Defense

The technology at issue involved complex computer data storage equipment. Our attorneys handled numerous dispositive motions, including Markman interpretations and a preliminary injunction hearing and its appeal. Appeal resulted in two landmark decisions from the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals. These opinions are the only Court of Appeals opinions interpreting the Computer Maintenance Competition Assurance Act.

Complex Bank Litigation

Thompson Coburn represented Citibank in a high-profile, multimillion-dollar altered check case. The district court granted Citibank’s motion for summary judgment against American National Insurance Co. (ANICO) on all of its claims, holding that because ANICO was not the payee on the checks, it lacked standing to recover from Citibank. The Seventh Circuit affirmed the District Court’s grant of summary judgment to Citibank. The United States Supreme Court denied ANICO’s request for review.

Major Arbitration

Under a 30-year supply agreement between Peabody Energy and a consortium of Western U.S. utilities, the parties can review and renegotiate certain contractual pricing mechanisms every five years. Disputes are resolved before a panel of arbitrators. The utilities rejected Peabody’s offer of a utilities price reduction and subsequently sought to recover a $50 million “overpayment” they allegedly made to Peabody from 1992-1996. The utilities also wanted a price reduction of approximately $80 million for the years 1997-2001. Peabody countered with a claim that the pricing factors should produce a price increase for 1997-2001. In 2002, the arbitration panel issued its ruling in Peabody’s favor and rejected the utilities’ $50 million “overpayment” claim. The net effect of the award resulted in a contractual price increase, with the utilities owing Peabody approximately $30 million.

Financial Litigation on Behalf of Transit Authority

WMATA and other municipal transit systems nationwide faced hundreds of millions of dollars of termination liabilities arising out of the recent credit freeze. WMATA and the other systems financed their acquisition of subway cars and buses with tax-advantaged deals. The drop in the credit ratings of these sureties triggered technical defaults and extraordinary accelerated termination payment liabilities that jeopardized the systems’ continuing operations. Taking the lead nationwide, WMATA filed suit in the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. and prevailed in a temporary restraining order proceeding to prevent the first of many of these transactions from unraveling. When the court announced its intention to grant the TRO, the bank seeking payment consented to the relief.

Blog Posts

CPPA invites comments on various privacy topics

Connecticut enacts cybersecurity laws aimed at data breaches

Colorado enacts consumer privacy law, becoming third state to do so

A wave of new state privacy legislation may be on the horizon

Hawaiian style or made in Hawaii: Class action lawsuit highlights product origin labeling laws

We’ve got ‘beef’: Plant-based meat maker appeals decision in favor of Oklahoma’s new labeling law

Commercial landlords: Time to tighten up your lease waivers of liability?

Use of fake identities found deceitful in commercial email — why not elsewhere on the Internet?

Maintaining privilege over forensic data-breach reports

Seventh Circuit rejects 'ingredient list' and 'common sense' defenses in cheese labeling lawsuit

Publications

What can we learn from the DOJ’s latest spoofing conviction?

You just received a grand jury subpoena. Now what?

Litigation fees may be tax-deductible, confirms new Tax Court ruling

Changes to Missouri discovery rules made official by Missouri Supreme Court

Nevada federal judge permits categorical privilege during discovery

Prejudgment interest may be allowed in personal injury and wrongful death claims

Are you ready for remote depositions? Adjusting to the new normal of litigation

How COVID-19 is likely to strain sports and entertainment partnerships

Court grants TRO preventing abrupt termination of essential services during COVID-19

Retailers, manufacturers, wholesalers: Be aware of price gouging laws during COVID-19

Aggressive government positions expand liability for non-traders

Lucia v. SEC: With Janus and Wayfair, a herald of further challenges to administrative enforcement and rulemaking?

The benefits of a business ‘prenup’: A litigator’s perspective

How to guarantee bad performance from your vendors

New law may significantly impact international trade

Life insurance planning for the business owner

House passes bill to clamp down on class actions

How to protect your family-owned business from your child’s spouse

Missouri appellate court opens the door to Spearin claims by contractors against public entities

Summary and implications of proposed 'Counteracting Russian Hostilities Act of 2017'

D.C. appellate court strikes another nail in the coffin for the Frye test

Nevada case a reminder to foreign entities: Protect your due process rights when served

Class action defendants benefit from Spokeo’s ruling on standing

Illinois appellate court strengthens sole proximate cause defense in asbestos cases

Protecting the identity of your LLC members, LP partners in litigation, Part II: Strategies for discovery

Protecting the identity of your LLC members, LP partners in litigation, Part I: Motions to remand

TCLE

Better Together? Competition, Price Gouging and Other Antitrust Issues Raised by the COVID-19 Pandemic

You Said What to Whom? An Attorney-Client Privilege Update

Convinced Your Company Can’t Possibly Be Benefiting From or Promoting Human Trafficking? Think Again

Minimizing Litigation Risk As To Student-Related Disputes

You Don’t Know What You’re Missing: Motivating Performance Through Service Level Agreements

Cloud Computing – eDiscovery

Government Contracts Update – Stay Informed

Arbitration and Other Forms of ADR

Goldilocks and business records: Business and litigation perspectives

Preserving the Attorney Client Privilege

News

Sonette Magnus joins Thompson Coburn as a litigation partner

Missouri appellate court awards $7.5M to business partner in breakup of Missouri political consulting firm

10th Circuit affirms summary judgment for Kawasaki, rejects plaintiff’s claim that ‘warnings don’t work’

Scott Morgan rejoins Thompson Coburn as a class action litigation partner

Fighting for every foot: Chicago restaurant Cochon Volant wins commercial lease dispute, recoups hundreds of thousands of dollars in overpaid rent

Thompson Coburn is Texas proud after first year in Dallas

Congratulations to our 2021 Best Lawyers ‘Lawyers of the Year’ and ‘Ones to Watch’

Thompson Coburn’s Management Committee welcomes three new members

Thompson Coburn attorneys recognized in 2020 Chambers USA

Mass tort litigator Dawn Wright joins Thompson Coburn in Dallas

Business litigator Jasmine Wynton joins Thompson Coburn in Dallas

National law firm Thompson Coburn lands four partners in new Dallas office

St. Louis litigators John Galvin, Suzanne Galvin join Thompson Coburn

Thompson Coburn secures $8.3 million victory for RyKrisp™ cracker owner

Luke Sosnicki joins Thompson Coburn’s Los Angeles office

Pam Meanes receives a 2019 Diversity and Inclusion Award​

17 Thompson Coburn attorneys recognized in 2019 Chambers USA

Thompson Coburn announces leadership Succession Plan

Thompson Coburn launches legal tech innovation ProjectCRAFT™

He got the Cup: Tom Schlafly reflects on St. Louis Blues’ historic victory

Claire Schenk imparts life (and rock climbing) advice in UMSL commencement speech

Booker Shaw receives Distinguished Lawyer Award at 2019 Law Day celebration

Thompson Coburn supports agricultural growth through the Center for Soybean Innovation

Sarah Wade, Felicia Williams honored as YWCA Leaders in the Workplace

Congratulations to our 14 ‘Lawyers of the Year’ for 2019

Bill Bay elected chair of the ABA House of Delegates

Missouri broadcasters win First Amendment ruling to advertise alcohol sales, discounts

Nino Przulj selected as one of Business Journal’s 30 Under 30

Helen B. Kim, Jennifer Post named Most Influential Women Lawyers in LA for 2018

Booker Shaw Honored as Legal Legend

Geoff Coll and Ed Gray join Thompson Coburn, further expanding the DC office

Helen B. Kim, Jennifer Post named among the ‘Most Influential Minority Attorneys in Los Angeles’

Thompson Coburn attorneys win 8th Circuit victory for Scottrade in securities class action

Scottrade wins dismissal of data breach class action in the 8th Circuit

Congratulations to our 14 'Lawyers of the Year' for 2018

Litigators to lead Lorman webinar on lender policies for subpoenas, summons, demand requests

Post-Dispatch profiles Pam Meanes for 'Advancing St. Louis'

Missouri Court of Appeals rules for Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council

Another win for Federal Signal as federal judge orders plaintiffs’ counsel to pay $127K in sanctions

Bill Bay to receive Distinguished Lawyer Award at 2017 Law Day festivities

LA Business Journal honors Helen Kim and Jennifer Post

Victims of tech support scheme again targeted by scammers

Thompson Coburn honored for largest defense win in Missouri

Congratulations to the new Thompson Coburn partners for 2017

Thompson Coburn named among top 30 law firms for client service

Justin Newman named to Law Bulletin’s distinguished ‘40 Under 40’ list

Missouri Joint Task Force on the Future of the Profession releases 2016 report

Three Thompson Coburn attorneys tapped for St. Louis Magazine’s 2016 ‘Power List’

Bill Bay named a 2016 ‘Excellence in Law’ award winner by St. Louis Magazine

Claire Schenk appointed Receiver in FTC enforcement action against tech support scam

Agribusiness professionals enjoy hands-on farm simulation at Thompson Coburn

Congratulations to our 2017 ‘Lawyers of the Year’

Former federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti joins Thompson Coburn

Thompson Coburn leads Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council to $600,000 jury verdict

Matt Hafter joins corporate practice in Chicago

23 Thompson Coburn attorneys recognized in 2016 Chambers USA

Kim Bousquet writes about student litigation strategies for higher ed magazine

Judge Shaw helps Philip Morris defeat $1.5B class action case in 30 minutes

A merger story: Tom Minogue and Jack Musgrave discuss 20 years as Thompson Coburn

Bill Bay elected to American Law Institute’s class of 2016

Congratulations to the new Thompson Coburn partners for 2016

Mary Bonacorsi named a Leader of Distinction

Bill Bay elected chair of ABA Board of Governors’ Finance Committee

Missouri Lawyers Weekly honors Booker Shaw with Mentor Award

Bob Wallace weighs the neutrality of pro sports arbitrators for Law360

25 Thompson Coburn attorneys recognized in 2015 Chambers USA

Employment litigator John Viola joins Thompson Coburn in Los Angeles

Bill Bay elected to ABA Board of Governors

Congratulations to the new Thompson Coburn partners for 2015

Los Angeles litigator, business advisor Rich Reinis joins Thompson Coburn

Jury throws out hearing loss claims against Federal Signal in Philadelphia

Booker T. Shaw hits the airwaves for public radio legal roundtable

Thompson Coburn adds associates across four offices

Federal judge rules sovereign immunity bars claims related to industrial development bonds

Booker T. Shaw honored as 2014 professional mentor of the year

Two partners named ‘2014 BTI Client Service All-Stars’

Jeff Masson named ‘Influential Appellate Advocate’ for Monsanto Supreme Court win

Webinar will review attorney client privilege for in-house counsel

Thompson Coburn officially launches Los Angeles office

Tom Minogue accepts pro bono award from LSEM, surprises the crowd

Bill Bay named co-chair of Joint Commission on Women in the Profession

Three partners named 2013 Up & Coming attorneys

Associates join Business Litigation, Real Estate Tax Assessment groups

Thompson Coburn leads Lorillard to defense victory in West Virginia tobacco trial

Litigators, judges meet in Chicago for ABA Section of Litigation Annual Meeting

Thompson Coburn secures Illinois appellate victory for Legion Indemnity Co.

Litigators support Chicago pro bono program with successful settlement in first appointed case

Bill Bay named Influential Lawyer by Missouri Lawyers Media

Manufacturing magazine publishes Rob Kamensky article on distribution agreements

Appellate victory helps strengthen statute of limitations in UCC conversion cases

Bill Bay elected chair of the ABA Section of Litigation

Jan Paul Miller quoted in St. Louis Business Journal on Glaxo health care fraud settlement

Bob Wallace, Mike Minton publish article on NFL concussion litigation

Thompson Coburn clients enjoy lantern light at 2012 Women’s Event in St. Louis

Thompson Coburn-sponsored Street Law program primes the pipeline for future lawyers

Thompson Coburn partner Sherri Strand talks about U.S. Supreme Court win on Lutheran radio

Thompson Coburn part of team that won landmark religious liberty case in U.S. Supreme Court

Partner
New York

John draws on his more than 30 years of litigation experience to represent a wide variety of clients in federal and state trial and appellate courts.

John draws on his more than 30 years of litigation experience to represent ...

John Amato
Partner
St. Louis

Gordon is a highly experienced trial attorney who has achieved significant courtroom wins for clients in cases involving commercial disputes, white collar criminal defens...

Gordon is a highly experienced trial attorney who has achieved significant ...

Gordon Ankney
Associate
Dallas

Kamran represents a broad range of clients in state, federal, and bankruptcy proceedings as an associate in the firm's business litigation and financial restructuring &am...

Kamran represents a broad range of clients in state, federal, and bankruptc...

Kamran Anwar
Associate
New York

Steve has experience in all facets of complex commercial litigation in federal and state courts at both the trial and appellate levels, and has contributed to briefs in t...

Steve has experience in all facets of complex commercial litigation in fede...

Steven Aquino
Counsel
Dallas

John is a commercial litigator who focuses on provider-side health care matters and all types of insurance coverage and indemnity litigation and counseling.

John is a commercial litigator who focuses on provider-side health care mat...

John Atkins
Partner
St. Louis

Tom is a litigator who represents clients in complex commercial litigation, including consumer class actions, securities litigation, derivative-shareholder actions, busin...

Tom is a litigator who represents clients in complex commercial litigation,...

Tom Azar, Jr.
Associate
Dallas

Maia is an associate in the Firm's business litigation practice.

Maia is an associate in the Firm's business litigation practice.

Maia Bartee
Partner
St. Louis

Mike has extensive experience handling probate and trust litigation for both fiduciaries and beneficiaries and leads the Firm's Trust and Estate Litigation practice.

Mike has extensive experience handling probate and trust litigation for bot...

Mike Bartolacci
Associate
New York

Danielle represents commercial finance companies and financial institutions in complex civil litigation in state and federal courts.

Danielle represents commercial finance companies and financial institutions...

Danielle Bauer
Partner
St. Louis

Bill has represented major corporations in high-stakes litigation for more than 30 years.

Bill has represented major corporations in high-stakes litigation for more ...

Bill Bay
Senior Counsel
Washington, D.C.

Jonathan's practice is focused on regulatory and litigation issues that affect domestic and international maritime and shipping matters, as well as international trade re...

Jonathan's practice is focused on regulatory and litigation issues that aff...

Jonathan Benner
Partner
Chicago

Christina Berish acts as a legal advisor and trial counsel in commercial matters.

Christina Berish acts as a legal advisor and trial counsel...

Christina Berish
Associate
Dallas

Alfred represents clients in all phases of state and federal litigation and helps develop litigation strategies to resolve disputes in a timely and effective manner.

Alfred represents clients in all phases of state and federal litigation and...

Alfred Blue III
Partner
St. Louis

Matt represents major agricultural companies in business-critical disputes involving technology licensing, distribution channels, grain channeling, genetic testing, and p...

Matt represents major agricultural companies in business-critical disputes ...

Matt Bober
Senior Counsel
St. Louis

Mary has spent her nearly 40-year career representing major corporations in high-stakes trials and arbitrations across the region.

Mary has spent her nearly 40-year career representing major corporations in...

Mary Bonacorsi
Partner
St. Louis

Kim is a litigator and counselor based in St.

Kim is a litigator and counselor based in St.

Kim Bousquet
Associate
St. Louis

Jon represents clients in complex commercial litigation, including class actions, contract disputes, business torts, financial service matters, and antitrust issues.

Jon represents clients in complex commercial litigation, including class ac...

Jon Bremer
Associate
St. Louis

Shaun represents clients in all types of complex business and commercial litigation matters in state and federal courts across Missouri and Illinois.

Shaun represents clients in all types of complex business and commercial li...

Shaun Broeker
Partner
Los Angeles

As a senior litigator with more than 30 years of experience, Jeff develops and executes highly effective litigation strategies for clients with all types of complex dispu...

As a senior litigator with more than 30 years of experience, Jeff develops ...

Jeff Brown
Associate
Chicago

Holly is an experienced litigator who has represented clients in a variety of high-stakes litigation and enforcement matters.

Holly is an experienced litigator who has represented clients in a variety ...

Holly Campbell
Associate
Los Angeles

Alex assists his clients and colleagues in complex business and employment disputes in and out of court.

Alex assists his clients and colleagues in complex business and employment ...

Alex Carnevale
Associate
St. Louis

Libby assists clients with a wide variety of business litigation matters.

Libby assists clients with a wide variety of business litigation matters.

Elizabeth Casale
Partner
Dallas

Katie represents clients before bankruptcy courts, federal and state trial courts, arbitration panels and appellate courts nationwide.

Katie represents clients before bankruptcy courts, federal and state trial ...

Katharine Clark
Partner
St. Louis

With over 30 years of experience, David has tried dozens of high stakes cases.

With over 30 years of experience, David has tried dozens of high stakes cas...

David Coffman
Associate
St. Louis

Chris represents business clients in commercial disputes, complex litigation, government investigations, and similar matters—in both federal and state courts.

Chris represents business clients in commercial disputes, complex litigatio...

Christopher Collum
Associate
Washington, D.C.

Christine advocates for clients in disputes against the federal government — in fraud investigations, challenging federal regulations, and administrative proceedings — an...

Christine advocates for clients in disputes against the federal government ...

Christine Couvillon
Partner
St. Louis

Dan handles various types of complex litigation, including business, tort, product liability, intellectual property, and class action defense.

Dan handles various types of complex litigation, including business, tort, ...

Dan Cox
Partner
St. Louis

Matt serves as co-chair of our insurance practice group, guiding policyholders, insurers and insurance professionals on everything from policy placement through the litig...

Matt serves as co-chair of our insurance practice group, guiding policyhold...

Matt Darrough
Associate
Chicago

Adam is a business litigator and legal advisor who helps companies and their principals achieve their business objectives.

Adam is a business litigator and legal advisor who helps companies and thei...

Adam Decker
Partner
St. Louis

David is a lead trial lawyer with a track record of success across a diverse array of claims, including various types of construction and real estate disputes, business t...

David is a lead trial lawyer with a track record of success across a divers...

David Dick
Associate
St. Louis

Ashton is a perceptive litigator with experience in tort and product liability, health care litigation, and complex commercial disputes.

Ashton is a perceptive litigator with experience in tort and product liabil...

Ashton Dietrich
Associate
St. Louis

Matt represents clients in complex commercial litigation and regulatory matters.

Matt represents clients in complex commercial litigation and regulatory mat...

Matthew Dollan
Partner
St. Louis

Tom practices in the firm’s Business Litigation area, conducting trials in federal and state courts, and arbitration forums.

Tom practices in the firm’s Business Litigation area, conducting trials in ...

Tom Douglass
Partner
Chicago

David concentrates his practice in product liability and complex commercial litigation in federal and state courts in Illinois and elsewhere.

David concentrates his practice in product liability and complex commercial...

David Duffy
Partner
Dallas

Jenny is an experienced, strategic, trial lawyer who focuses her practice on health care, white-collar fraud and complex commercial litigation.

Jenny is an experienced, strategic, trial lawyer who focuses her practice o...

Jennifer Ecklund
Associate
New York

Jose focuses on litigation involving financial services, complex commercial, securities, lender liability and insolvency-related matters.

Jose focuses on litigation involving financial services, complex commercial...

Jose Fernandez
Partner
St. Louis

Jeff helps all types of businesses navigate complex litigation, arbitration, class action, regulatory, and transactional matters in venues across the country.

Jeff helps all types of businesses navigate complex litigation, arbitration...

Jeff Fink
Law Clerk
New York

Shelley is in the Firm's Litigation Practice Group assisting clients with various complex litigation issues.

Shelley is in the Firm's Litigation Practice Group assisting clients with v...

Shelley Fredericks
Partner
St. Louis

Larry has extensive experience in cases involving shareholder rights, business valuations, fiduciary duty claims, and other contract and business disputes.

Larry has extensive experience in cases involving shareholder rights, busin...

Larry Friedman
Partner
St. Louis

John represents domestic and international clients in complex litigation and multi-district litigation in some of the most challenging state and federal venues in the cou...

John represents domestic and international clients in complex litigation an...

John Galvin
Partner
St. Louis

Suzanne is a versatile litigator who finds creative solutions for clients facing difficult and protracted legal battles.

Suzanne is a versatile litigator who finds creative solutions for clients f...

Suzanne Galvin
Associate
St. Louis

Danny assists clients in litigation matters at the state and federal level.

Danny assists clients in litigation matters at the state and federal level....

Danny Garcia
Associate
Chicago

Ryan represents employers in a variety of employment law matters in state and federal courts, mediation, arbitration and appeals.

Ryan represents employers in a variety of employment law matters in state a...

Ryan Gehbauer
Associate
Chicago

Melissa Gold is an experienced litigator who assists a diverse range of clients in all aspects of state and federal litigation.

Melissa Gold is an experienced litigator who assists a diverse range of cli...

Melissa Gold
Partner
New York

Steve represents fiduciaries, financial institutions, corporate entities, creditor groups, and individuals in all phases of litigation, from pre-action case investigation...

Steve represents fiduciaries, financial institutions, corporate entities, c...

Stephen Grable
Associate
St. Louis

Tom represents clients in complex commercial litigation including class actions, contract disputes, business torts, financial service matters, and antitrust issues.

Tom represents clients in complex commercial litigation including class act...

Thomas Groeller
Partner
St. Louis

Matt practices in the firm's Business Litigation and Banking and Financial Services Litigation practice areas.

Matt practices in the firm's Business Litigation and Banking and Financial ...

Matt  Guletz
Associate
St. Louis

Rachel combines the precision of a technical writer with the advocacy of a plaintiff's attorney to help clients tackle complex legal problems.

Rachel combines the precision of a technical writer with the advocacy of a ...

Rachel Harris
Associate
Chicago

Alana represents clients in business litigation matters, including fraud investigations and commercial disputes.

Alana represents clients in business litigation matters, including fraud in...

Alana Hart
Partner
St. Louis

Ed is a veteran litigator and head of the Firm's Antitrust Practice Group.

Ed is a veteran litigator and head of the Firm's Antitrust Practice Group.

Ed Harvey
Associate
Los Angeles

In both state and federal court, Viviana represents a wide range of clients.

In both state and federal court, Viviana represents a wide range of clients...

Viviana Hedrick
Counsel
New York

Bill Hennessey has extensive US and foreign litigation and investigations experience both as outside counsel and in-house as a Director and Senior Counsel at a large, mul...

Bill Hennessey has extensive US and foreign litigation and investigations e...

William Hennessey, 2nd
Partner
St. Louis

Amanda is a litigator and a highly experienced litigation trial team leader for Fortune 500 companies facing class actions and complex business disputes.

Amanda is a litigator and a highly experienced litigation trial team leader...

Amanda Hettinger
Partner
St. Louis

Chris leads complex litigation and class action defense for a host of major corporations in the financial services and agriculture industries.

Chris leads complex litigation and class action defense for a host of major...

Chris Hohn
Associate
St. Louis

Layla assists clients with a wide variety of business litigation matters.

Layla assists clients with a wide variety of business litigation matters.

Layla Husen
Partner
St. Louis

John handles a wide variety of commercial litigation in state and federal courts across the nation.

John handles a wide variety of commercial litigation in state and federal c...

John Kingston
Senior Counsel
St. Louis

Kent has spent much of his career representing financial services clients of the Firm, particularly securities brokers and dealers, investment advisors, investment compan...

Kent has spent much of his career representing financial services clients o...

Kent Knickmeyer
Partner
St. Louis

Brian practices in the Firm's business litigation and health care litigation areas, where he represents both plaintiffs and defendants in complex commercial litigation an...

Brian practices in the Firm's business litigation and health care litigatio...

Brian Lamping
Associate
St. Louis

Hayley is an associate in the Business Litigation group.

Hayley is an associate in the Business Litigation group.

Hayley Landman
Partner
St. Louis

Matt practices in the areas of state and local tax (SALT) controversy, banking and financial services litigation, business litigation and appellate.

Matt practices in the areas of state and local tax (SALT) controversy, bank...

Matt Landwehr
Partner
St. Louis

Scott represents government contractors in disputes with federal and state governments, including bid protests, Contract Disputes Act claims, and suspension and debarment...

Scott represents government contractors in disputes with federal and state ...

Scott Lane
Associate
Chicago

Katie assists clients with litigation matters in both state and federal court.

Katie assists clients with litigation matters in both state and federal cou...

Katie Lee
Partner
St. Louis

Sonette is a highly experienced litigator and business advisor who counsels corporate clients on all phases of commercial litigation in state and federal courts throughou...

Sonette is a highly experienced litigator and business advisor who counsels...

Sonette Magnus
Partner
New York

Steve represents financial institutions, businesses and constituencies in federal and state courts throughout the United States in a wide variety of major commercial disp...

Steve represents financial institutions, businesses and constituencies in f...

Steven Mandelsberg
Counsel
St. Louis

As a member of the firm's business litigation practice area, Allison has extensive experience in trial preparation and practice in both state and federal courts.

As a member of the firm's business litigation practice area, Allison has ex...

Allison Manger
Partner
St. Louis

Dave represents and advises a host of major corporations in class action defense, complex business disputes, and state and local tax (SALT) controversy.

Dave represents and advises a host of major corporations in class action de...

Dave Mangian
Partner
Chicago

A former federal prosecutor, Renato is an accomplished trial attorney who represents a diverse group of clients in many types of complex high-stakes litigation, including...

A former federal prosecutor, Renato is an accomplished trial attorney who r...

Renato Mariotti
Associate
St. Louis

A litigator with experience clerking for three different judges, Eliot assists clients with all phases of litigation in state and federal courts.

A litigator with experience clerking for three different judges, Eliot assi...

Eliot Markman
Associate
New York

Sam's practice encompasses a wide range of complex commercial matters.

Sam's practice encompasses a wide range of complex commercial matters.

Samuel Martin
Partner
St. Louis

Jeff is a litigator and ag insider who works with the country's largest agribusinesses to develop effective litigation strategies on a national and global scale.

Jeff is a litigator and ag insider who works with the country's largest agr...

Jeff Masson
Partner
St. Louis

Mark represents clients across a broad spectrum of industries, including the energy, telecommunications and financial services sectors.

Mark represents clients across a broad spectrum of industries, including th...

Mark Mattingly
Partner
St. Louis

Pam is an experienced litigator, negotiator, and trusted advisor.

Pam is an experienced litigator, negotiator, and trusted advisor.

Pamela Meanes
Associate
St. Louis

Adrian represents clients in a multitude of business litigation matters.

Adrian represents clients in a multitude of business litigation matters.

Adrian Mehdirad
Partner
Chicago

Audrey focuses on complex commercial litigation.

Audrey focuses on complex commercial litigation.

Audrey Mense
Partner
Chicago

Jeff serves a diverse segment of real estate clients by offering a 360-degree approach to achieving their objectives.

Jeff serves a diverse segment of real estate clients by offering a 360-degr...

Jeffrey Merar
Associate
St. Louis

Benjamin Middleton assists clients in a variety of litigation and regulatory matters in state and federal courts as well as in front of federal agencies.

Benjamin Middleton assists clients in a variety of litigation and regu...

B.I. Middleton
Partner
St. Louis

Jan is a former United States Attorney with extensive trial experience who represents companies and individuals in major litigation and regulatory actions.

Jan is a former United States Attorney with extensive trial experience who ...

Jan Paul Miller
Partner
St. Louis

Manoo serves as a strategist for high-stakes litigation, tapping his well-honed research and writing skills to craft motions and briefs that help clients navigate thorny ...

Manoo serves as a strategist for high-stakes litigation, tapping his well-h...

Manoo Mofidi
Associate
Chicago

Drew applies practical litigation strategies to resolve his client's disputes as efficiently as possible.

Drew applies practical litigation strategies to resolve his client's disput...

Dremain Moore
Partner
Chicago

Patrick litigates on behalf of a diverse range of clients in commercial litigation and appeals throughout the Midwest.

Patrick litigates on behalf of a diverse range of clients in commercial lit...

Patrick Morales-Doyle
Partner
St. Louis

Scott defends companies facing consumer class action lawsuits and commercial litigation in federal and state courts across the country.

Scott defends companies facing consumer class action lawsuits and commercia...

Scott Morgan
Partner
St. Louis

Mike litigates on behalf of banking and health care clients, and has significant class action experience.

Mike litigates on behalf of banking and health care clients, and has signif...

Mike Morris
Associate
St. Louis

Katherine is an associate in the Business Litigation group.

Katherine is an associate in the Business Litigation group.

Katherine Murchison
Partner
Dallas

Elizabeth represents clients in high-stakes litigation across the country, including commercial disputes, product defects claims, and consumer fraud and securities fraud ...

Elizabeth represents clients in high-stakes litigation across the country, ...

Elizabeth Myers
Partner
Washington, D.C.

Jeff's practice focuses extensively on all aspects of government contracts, federal and state procurement, and administrative law and litigation.

Jeff's practice focuses extensively on all aspects of government contracts,...

Jeff Newman
Partner
Chicago

Experienced with both real estate transactions and litigation, Justin uses a hybrid approach in representing purchasers, sellers, landlords, tenants, owners, operators, l...

Experienced with both real estate transactions and litigation, Justin uses ...

Justin Newman
Partner
New York

Zachary delivers practical, tactical, and experienced advice to corporate, lending, and fiduciary clients with respect to all phases of litigation, alternate dispute reso...

Zachary delivers practical, tactical, and experienced advice to corporate, ...

Zachary Newman
Senior Counsel
St. Louis

Michael's practice includes substantial experience in tort and commercial litigation in state and federal courts.

Michael's practice includes substantial experience in tort and commercial l...

Michael O'Keefe
Counsel
Chicago

Ann concentrates her practice in the areas of complex civil and commercial litigation, including real estate litigation, title insurance litigation, mechanics lien litiga...

Ann concentrates her practice in the areas of complex civil and commercial ...

Ann Addis Pantoga
Partner
Chicago

Emily is a litigation partner who represents companies, their executives and officers in a variety of business disputes.

Emily is a litigation partner who represents companies, their executives an...

Emily Peel
Associate
Southern Illinois

Ray protects clients across the country from consumer class actions.

Ray protects clients across the country from consumer class actions.

Raymond Perkins
Partner
St. Louis

Carl has represented corporations in high-stakes litigation on a regional and national basis for over 30 years.

Carl has represented corporations in high-stakes litigation on a regional a...

Carl Pesce
Associate
Chicago

Caroline represents a diverse group of clients in a variety of complex business and commercial litigation matters.

Caroline represents a diverse group of clients in a variety of complex busi...

Caroline Pritikin
Associate
St. Louis

Nino assists a broad spectrum of clients in state and federal courts in the firm's business litigation and financial restructuring & bankruptcy groups.

Nino assists a broad spectrum of clients in state and federal courts in the...

Nino Przulj
Associate
St. Louis

Elise has experience in both trials and appeals, representing clients across the country in complex commercial litigation, as well as government investigations.

Elise has experience in both trials and appeals, representing clients acros...

Elise Puma
Partner
Chicago

A commercial litigator for more than 25 years, Robert handles highly visible and complex lawsuits.

A commercial litigator for more than 25 years, Robert handles highly visibl...

Robert Rabin
Partner
Los Angeles

Rich is a corporate strategist and litigator with a unique in-house business perspective across a wide variety of industries.

Rich is a corporate strategist and litigator with a unique in-house busines...

Rich Reinis
Associate
Los Angeles

Kacey practices in the Firm's Business Litigation and Labor and Employment groups, representing and counseling clients of varying size, from members of the Fortune 500 an...

Kacey practices in the Firm's Business Litigation and Labor and Employment ...

Kacey Riccomini
Associate
Dallas

Liz is an associate in the business litigation practice group.

Liz is an associate in the business litigation practice group.

Elizabeth Rocha
Associate
New York

Brigitte represents financial institutions, corporations, fiduciaries, and individuals in a variety  of  state and federal court actions.

Brigitte represents financial institutions, corporations, fiduciaries, and ...

Brigitte Rose
Partner
St. Louis

Sharon develops and executes highly effective class action defense strategies for major companies across a variety of sectors, including transportation, telecommunication...

Sharon develops and executes highly effective class action defense strategi...

Sharon Rosenberg
Counsel
New York

Cary serves as counsel in the Firm's business litigation practice with extensive experience in state and federal courts, arguing approximately twenty appeals.

Cary serves as counsel in the Firm's business litigation practice with exte...

Cary Samowitz
Associate
New York

Jonathan's experience includes antitrust, contract disputes, and regulatory inquiries.

Jonathan's experience includes antitrust, contract disputes, and regulatory...

Jonathan Samper
Associate
St. Louis

Kristen litigates complex commercial disputes, class actions and state and local tax cases for companies in Missouri and across the country.

Kristen litigates complex commercial disputes, class actions and state and ...

Kristen Sanocki
Partner
St. Louis

As a former Assistant United States Attorney, Claire advocates for clients in the areas of health care fraud and abuse, False Claims Act litigation and other complex whit...

As a former Assistant United States Attorney, Claire advocates for clients ...

Claire Schenk
Senior Counsel
St. Louis

Tom is a Saint Louis native and entrepreneur, and a fixture in the region's business, civic and charitable communities.

Tom is a Saint Louis native and entrepreneur, and a fixture in the region's...

Tom Schlafly
Associate
St. Louis

Christine is an associate in the Business Litigation group.

Christine is an associate in the Business Litigation group.

Christine Schlegl
Partner
St. Louis

Cathie defends clients in all types of business litigation in state and federal courts throughout Missouri and Illinois.

Cathie defends clients in all types of business litigation in state and fed...

Cathie Schroeder
Partner
St. Louis

Retired Judge Booker Shaw is a skilled litigator and appellate advocate who brings valuable insight and perspective gained from his more than 25 years on the bench.

Retired Judge Booker Shaw is a skilled litigator and appellate advocate who...

Booker Shaw
Associate
St. Louis

Steve assists clients in a variety of litigation matters in state and federal courts.

Steve assists clients in a variety of litigation matters in state and feder...

Steve Shredl
Partner
Los Angeles

Luke is an experienced commercial litigator who has successfully litigated commercial disputes of all types.

Luke is an experienced commercial litigator who has successfully litigated ...

Luke Sosnicki
Associate
St. Louis

Allie assists clients with litigation matters in both state and federal court.

Allie assists clients with litigation matters in both state and federal cou...

Allie Brauns Spors
Senior Counsel
Los Angeles

Mitchell is a business and real estate litigator and counselor.

Mitchell is a business and real estate litigator and counselor.

Mitchell Stein
Senior Counsel
St. Louis

Sherri is a trial attorney with experience in a wide variety of civil litigation in state and federal courts.

Sherri is a trial attorney with experience in a wide variety of civil litig...

Sherri Strand
Associate
St. Louis

Rose assists clients with a wide variety of business litigation matters.

Rose assists clients with a wide variety of business litigation matters.

Rose Tanner
Partner
Los Angeles

John serves as a one-stop resource for employment counseling and litigation for companies across the country, particularly as they relate to California operations.

John serves as a one-stop resource for employment counseling and litigation...

John Viola
Partner
St. Louis

Bob has more than 20 years of experience defending class actions in state and federal courts across the country.

Bob has more than 20 years of experience defending class actions in state a...

Bob Wagner
Partner
Dallas

Mackenzie is an experienced trial attorney who represents health care entities and other businesses and directors in high-stakes litigation matters.

Mackenzie is an experienced trial attorney who represents health care entit...

Mackenzie Wallace
Associate
Dallas

Kristi is an associate in the Firm's business litigation practice.

Kristi is an associate in the Firm's business litigation practice.

Kristi Weisner, Pharm.D.
Partner
Dallas

Nicole is a highly experienced trial lawyer who represents clients in matters involving antitrust, advertising, fraud investigations and litigation, RICO and class action...

Nicole is a highly experienced trial lawyer who represents clients in matte...

Nicole Williams
Partner
Dallas

Dawn defends major product manufacturers and chemical distributors in products liability and mass tort litigation.

Dawn defends major product manufacturers and chemical distributors in produ...

Dawn Wright
Chair
St. Louis

Roman serves as Chair of Thompson Coburn.

Roman serves as Chair of Thompson Coburn.

Roman Wuller
Partner
Dallas

Jasmine is an experienced litigator who focuses her practice on high-stakes business litigation, employment law, and white collar criminal defense.

Jasmine is an experienced litigator who focuses her practice on high-stakes...

Jasmine Wynton
Partner
St. Louis

As an experienced litigator in Missouri courts and beyond, Maria has worked for clients in the banking litigation and fiduciary litigation arenas.

As an experienced litigator in Missouri courts and beyond, Maria has w...

Maria Zschoche