We represent clients in commercial and business litigation as well as white collar investigations and prosecutions. Because we understand that a lawsuit can interrupt and, in severe cases, cripple a business, we craft strategies to minimize the impact of litigation and allow company executives to concentrate on company business, not distracting litigation. Mr. Goldberg and Mr. Clements have conducted numerous bench and jury trials. When in a client's best interests, we will energetically try a case to verdict.
In commercial and business lawsuits, we have represented both plaintiffs and defendants: investors and former investors, business partners in "commercial divorce," companies that bought or sold businesses, and corporations and limited liability companies defending against shareholder and vendor litigation. We also routinely handle matters involving breach of contract, intellectual-property and trade-secret misappropriation, and breach of fiduciary duties—often without costly, time-consuming litigation.
Quite often, cases can be resolved before trial—and even before the commencement of formal litigation. But sometimes they cannot. When necessary, we litigate cases in the state and federal courts in D.C. and Maryland, often trying cases to verdict, in both bench trials and jury trials. We have also briefed and argued appeals, filed amicus briefs, and filed petitions for en banc rehearing and certiorari, before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, the D.C. Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court.
We have represented individuals and corporations as subjects, targets, and defendants in white-collar investigations and prosecutions by the U.S. Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the U.S. Office of Special Counsel, the Inspector General's Office for the Department of Defense and the Defense Criminal Investigative Service (DCIS), the Inspector General's Office for the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the FBI, the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General's Corps (JAG) and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS), the D.C. Attorney General's Office, the D.C. Office of Tax and Revenue, and the various U.S. Attorney's Offices. We have also provided counsel concerning corporate anti-corruption policies, methods, and regulations, as well as contracting-related compliance. We have conducted numerous criminal trials, trying cases to judges and juries. When possible, we also routinely obtain declinations of prosecution and pre-trial dismissals, saving clients from even having to face trial.
We have represented both individuals and corporations in lawsuits and investigations, including oil-services executives, manufacturing executives, federal lobbyists, federal government appointees and civil service employees, corporate officers, software companies, information-security firms, and consulting and engineering companies. We understand deeply the toll that time-consuming litigation can take on a business, and we craft strategies to mitigate those issues. Our clients' problems become our problems.