Bradley’s Litigation Practice Group knows the stakes for your business in every case we litigate. From fighting bet-the-company lawsuits to resolving daily risk management issues and everything in between, we understand that helping clients achieve their business goals efficiently and cost-effectively is the greatest measure of success. Bradley has more than 225 litigators – comprising nearly half of the firm – who use our firm’s 100-plus years of experience nationally and internationally, in a wide expanse of industries, to provide the premier service and value that our clients require, whether trying cases in a courtroom or negotiating settlements in a boardroom.

We approach cases strategically, providing early case assessments for clients that help direct the course of the matter from preliminary dispositive motions and settlement talks through trial and appeal, if necessary. Should a matter proceed to trial, our lawyers leverage our track record of courtroom successes nationwide, including our success in appellate proceedings, to help clients evaluate the risks of litigation and balance those risks against their specific business goals.

Bradley’s Litigation Practice Group handles matters in nearly every substantive area of law that concerns our business clients, including:

  • Antitrust and unfair competition
  • Arbitration and mediation
  • Class actions and mass torts
  • Contract disputes and business torts
  • Environmental and natural resources
  • ERISA and employee benefits
  • Government enforcement and investigations
  • Intellectual property and trade secrets
  • Labor and employment
  • Product liability 
  • Professional negligence
  • Healthcare
  • White-collar criminal defense

Our creativity and skill in successfully handling high-stakes and complex cases are informed by our  experience in litigating and arbitrating in every state, as well as every federal district and appellate court, across the United States. This deep bench of talent allows us to match our clients’ needs with the most-qualified litigation lawyers to deliver the results clients want, with the budget attention they require.

Our clients include a variety of large global and national corporations, regional and middle-market companies, and entrepreneurs and startups, as well as local small businesses. We seek to be partners in our clients’ successes; their objectives are our objectives.  

Using technology extensively and providing skilled project management creates cost-reducing efficiencies and allows our attorneys to communicate effectively and work closely with clients in handling their most sophisticated and large-scale matters, including multidistrict and mass claim litigation.

We maintain a multifaceted ability to handle local, regional, national, and international conflicts.  Many of our most significant and long-term client relationships with Fortune 500 and other international companies started when we were hired to handle litigation locally or regionally. Before long, such work often led to work as team leaders for these clients across the country and around the world. In the southeast, our lawyers’ deep roots and active involvement in local business communities have fostered the trust our clients place in us to handle their most important matters.

The breadth of Bradley’s litigation experience includes significant depth in a variety of large and growing industries, both nationally and globally. Some of these include:

  • Banking and Financial Services
  • Construction and Procurement
  • Financial Services Litigation and Compliance
  • Energy
  • Environmental
  • Healthcare
  • Insurance
  • Life Sciences
  • Real Estate
  • Technology
A substantial part of our professional liability practice is focused on accounting malpractice claims. These matters include cases alleging failure to comply with generally accepted auditing standards, claims brought by plaintiffs who allege reliance on audited financial statements, and cases brought by the bankruptcy trustee of an auditing firm’s former client.
We also focus on the defense of directors and officers (D&O) who are alleged to have breached their fiduciary duties, including directors of Fortune 250 companies, members of audit committees, and private equity investors in privately held corporations. We have extensive experience in defending cases under the federal securities laws, as well as the laws of Delaware and other states. Our team offers strategic direction and implementation of defenses of claims in the context of shareholder class actions, derivative litigation, and challenges to business mergers. We also have litigated to secure insurance coverage for these claims, and we routinely represent clients under director and officer liability insurance policies.
  • Represented HealthSouth in reaching a settlement against its former investment bank, through which HealthSouth received $100 million in cash, in addition to the release of counterclaims and a $33 million judgment: The company’s claims against its former CEO, Richard Scrushy, were tried for two weeks, after which the trial judge issued an opinion awarding the company over $2.8 billion in damages.
  • Successfully defended an investment advisory firm and its directors in six separate securities fraud suits involving more than $250 million in alleged compensatory damages in California, Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, and Texas, as well as a parallel inquiry from the SEC
  • Successfully represented directors and officers in connection with a complex internal investigation and component securities fraud investigation and action by the SEC, Department of Justice, and U.S. Postal Service
  • Successfully defended a private equity firm in a shareholder derivative and minority shareholder oppression lawsuit
  • Defended an oil and gas company in state securities enforcement investigations in Tennessee, Pennsylvania, and Virginia
  • Represented numerous broker dealers and registered investment advisors in FINRA enforcement investigations and proceedings
  • Represented numerous broker dealers and registered investment advisors in state securities enforcement investigations and actions in multiple jurisdictions
  • Obtained a multimillion-dollar settlement for a group of investors against a broker-dealer in a state securities fraud case
  • Obtained a multimillion-dollar settlement for multiple investors in securities fraud and negligent misrepresentation claims against officers and directors of a bankrupt electronic medical records company
  • Represented the president of several closely held companies valued in the range of $50 million in shareholder and director disputes between the two shareholders
  • Represented a client in a corporate governance dispute where, as a result of motions filed on behalf of the firm’s client, the court lifted a temporary restraining order and dissolved lien lis pendens: Thereafter, the court dismissed a number of the claims. The plaintiff then dismissed the remainder of the claims. At the conclusion of the case, the court awarded the firm’s client attorneys’ fees and costs incurred in the action.

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