Overview

As results-oriented advocates, we understand our clients need to have disputes resolved efficiently, economically and successfully. Our courtroom success has allowed us to serve as national coordinating counsel for many of our clients.

We represent clients in state, federal, tribal and other courts and tribunals throughout the U.S. Our attorneys recognize that effective dispute resolution does not have to happen in the courtroom, and we often resolve matters without litigation by conducting investigations, engaging in pre-suit negotiations and employing alternative dispute resolution procedures such as arbitration and mediation.

Stinson has more than 180 trial attorneys, and we have handled a broad range of matters in multiple subject areas and industries. 

Antitrust 

We represent clients in some of the country's most significant antitrust cases, including class actions. Our cases cover various industries including food products, chemicals, prescription drugs, agricultural markets, health care, air freight, cable television, technology, real estate brokerage and more. We represent clients in antitrust and consumer protection investigations and enforcement actions brought by the Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission and state attorneys general. Learn more.

Appellate

Whether appealing a trial court decision or an administrative ruling, our Appellate practice attorneys have the breadth of experience, knowledge of developing legal trends and distinct skills necessary to help clients reach their desired outcomes. Stinson attorneys have briefed and argued cases in the U.S. Supreme Court, every federal court of appeals and most state appellate courts. Our attorneys include former clerks to judges on the U.S. Supreme Court, the federal courts of appeals, and state supreme courts. They also include a former Chief of Litigation and later Deputy Attorney General for the State of Missouri and a former Solicitor of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Arbitration

We represent clients in arbitration across the country, and bring detailed knowledge of arbitration institutions, applicable rules, regulations and practices to each case. We are experienced in crafting everything from arbitration clauses in collective bargaining agreements and construction subcontracts to amending dispute resolution plans for thousands of employees. Our attorneys have significant experience serving as mediators and arbitrators, as well as appealing arbitration awards and counseling on post-award options. 

Business Policyholder Insurance Coverage

We offer insurance coverage experience across a broad range of industries, exposures, insurance products and issues relevant to sophisticated business clients. Before there is any loss, we help ensure that our clients have appropriate coverage. After a loss, we help manage the policyholder/insurer relationship to maximize potential recoveries. We sue, when necessary, to enforce our clients' rights. Learn more.

Class Action 

We have litigated cases throughout the U.S. on behalf of major business clients, and have initiated and participated in multi-district litigation (MDL) proceedings involving groups of class action claims. These proceedings have involved antitrust, product liability, employment, financial, consumer protection, environmental, insurance and securities fraud cases, among others. We work with clients to evaluate and implement strategies designed to streamline discovery to enforce agreements and/or limit the scope of class certification, while planning the defense of the action on its merits. Learn more.

E-Discovery & Forensics

Our focus on e-discovery and forensics helps clients address all aspects of e-discovery effectively and efficiently. We have extensive experience using cutting-edge technology tools to streamline, document and refine key discovery processes. Our e-discovery team includes attorneys who focus their practice in this area and technology professionals with diverse backgrounds and broad experience. We leverage this combination of people, processes and technology to find and implement agile, creative, and repeatable solutions to the most complex problems. Learn more.

Education Funding Litigation 

We have successfully represented states, counties, cities, school districts and other public bodies in the areas of education funding, school desegregation and constitutional and statutory law claims, including matters before the U.S. Supreme Court. Our attorneys offer deep industry knowledge in school budgeting, administration, assessment and delivery of educational resources—topics that are frequently at issue in these disputes. Learn more.

Employee Benefits Litigation

Stinson's Employee Benefits Litigation attorneys defend employee benefit plans, their corporate sponsors, fiduciaries, third-party administrators, and insurers against claims by individuals and classes arising under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and other laws governing employee benefits. Learn more.

Health Care Litigation

We represent health insurance companies, health plans, hospitals, pharmacy benefits managers, health care providers, pharmaceutical and life sciences companies, health-related trade associations, administrators of self-funded plans, plan fiduciaries, and an array of other businesses in health industry-related issues. Our clients turn to us repeatedly because of our deep understanding of the health care industry, our tireless devotion to every case and the results we deliver. Learn more.

Real Estate Litigation

When real estate-related disputes occur, owners and developers of real property rely on us to help them achieve resolution. We offer extensive experience resolving real estate disputes through negotiation, mediation, arbitration or litigation. Our attorneys have successfully resolved a full range of real estate issues including landlord-tenant disputes, lease negotiation, construction disputes, agreement disputes, title clearance, title insurance coverage and land use matters. Learn more.

Structured Finance & RMBS Litigation

Our defense of clients in the mortgage securitization and broader structured finance space spans three decades, encompassing well over 200 proceedings throughout the country. We know the issues, experts, and many of the opposing counsel well. Additionally, we work closely with many other firms that are often called on to defend these mutli-defendant proceedings, and are regularly asked to lead the joint defense groups because of our knowledge, skill and ability to keep large groups of defendants strategically aligned. Learn more.

White Collar Criminal Defense & Special Investigations

Stinson's attorneys leverage their business law and litigation know-how to best serve clients facing scrutiny by federal, state and local prosecutors and regulators. Our white collar defense team is well equipped to assess overlapping considerations during criminal investigations and to handle parallel proceedings, civil litigation, qui tam actions, administrative remedies and business concerns. Attorneys are ready to address the concerns of employees, investors, customers, media and the public when companies and their executives are subject to a government inquiry. Learn more.


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