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Business Litigation

Overview

Parker Poe’s Business Litigation team has extensive experience representing clients before state and federal courts, governmental agencies, and national and international arbitration panels in the Southeast and around the world. Our trial attorneys have decades of first-chair experience and a proven track record of resolving disputes across a broad array of industries, including energy, financial services, health care, insurance, life sciences, manufacturing, real estate, and technology.

National organizations have recognized Parker Poe attorneys as pre-eminent litigators. Members of our team are among:

  • Less than half a percent of all American lawyers invited into the Litigation Counsel of America.
  • Less than 1 percent of lawyers invited into the American College of Trial Lawyers in each state.
  • Leading litigators in Benchmark Litigation and The Best Lawyers in America based on extensive interviews with in-house counsel and peer review surveys. Clients told Benchmark Litigation that “Parker Poe offers top quality but not for top prices” and that “the firm has an excellent reputation and a proven track record of providing sound legal advice and guidance.”

Our team has successfully handled appeals in all levels of federal and state court systems. We draw on the extensive trial experience our attorneys have gained, as well as the lessons they have learned as law clerks with federal circuit courts and state appellate courts. We handle appeals involving not only cases we have tried but also cases referred to us from other lawyers who seek our level of proficiency.

Our attorneys also are skilled in resolving disputes outside the courtroom. We regularly appear before arbitration panels of the American Arbitration Association (AAA), Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), JAMS, International Chamber of Commerce, and the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR). In addition, our attorneys have participated in hundreds of mediations on behalf of clients and are able to draw on the insights of our team members who are themselves trained and experienced mediators.

Representative Experience

Parker Poe’s Business Litigation team has represented companies of all sizes, governments, and individuals in a wide range of cases, including:

  • Breach of contract and commercial contract disputes.
  • Civil embezzlement and fraud, including accounting fraud and insider trading.
  • Class action defense.
  • Condemnation actions.
  • Construction defect litigation and other real estate disputes.
  • Data breach responses.
  • False Claims Act investigations and whistleblower (qui tam) defense.
  • Financial services defense.
  • Internal investigations.
  • Merger and acquisition litigation, including earn-out disputes and breach of representations and warranties.
  • Regulatory enforcement involving the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), and various state attorneys general.
  • Restrictive covenant cases, including breach of noncompete and non-solicitation agreements.
  • Shareholder litigation.
  • Securities litigation, including securities fraud and broker-dealer disputes.
  • Tax disputes involving the IRS and state departments of revenue, including property tax litigation.
  • Trade secret cases, including those involving former employees.
  • Unfair and deceptive trade practices and trade regulations.

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