With the best interests of the client as top priority, McKenna Long & Aldridge begins every case with a careful assessment of the client’s goals. From there, a strategy tailored to the client is carefully formulated to achieve those goals and an outcome that best suits that client.
With a strong focus on litigation, many of our attorneys are trial veterans with substantial experience in complex jury trials. From offices throughout the United States and abroad, MLA provides the experience to handle any type of trial or appeal in any court or forum—with particular adeptness at handling sophisticated business and commercial cases, class actions and multi-district litigation. And now, with the addition of Luce Forward, comes an unmatched ability in understanding the complexities of litigation in California, widely perceived as the most litigious state in the country.
With clients from Fortune 500 companies facing class actions to individuals facing the unwelcome prospect of divorce, MLA services an array of vital industries, including: aerospace; biotechnology; communications; construction; energy; finance; health care; life sciences; manufacturing; pharmaceuticals; entertainment; technology and transportation, among others. Clients turn to us with confidence to litigate commercial disputes, defend against tort claims, provide white collar defense, fend off government enforcement proceedings, and challenge government action.
Offering an international reach as well as a range of competencies, we are able to assemble just the right team for each specific case. Our litigation teams are supported by the latest in sophisticated and innovative trial technologies, most notably in the practice of electronic discovery. Our wide range of resources enables us to deliver legal services efficiently while helping clients control costs.
Many of our attorneys have solid experience in specialty courts such as bankruptcy, the Court of Federal Claims and the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, as well as administrative tribunals. We regularly represent clients in arbitration, mediation, and other methods of dispute resolution that are alternatives to the courtroom. Our extensive courtroom experience enables us to be more aggressive during negotiations, often allowing us to settle matters more quickly and favorably on behalf of our clients. Additionally, our appellate group is composed of attorneys who have the unique skills and knowledge to represent clients effectively before the Supreme Court, federal courts of appeal, and state appellate courts.
As zealous advocates for our clients, we prove ourselves in cases every single day. And, although our attorneys have proudly won precedent-setting cases that have literally changed the legal landscape for entire industries, we remained laser focused on our clients’ goals. Our approach is practical and pragmatic—allowing us to make confident, informed decisions that garner the desired results.
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