High stakes litigation has been an indispensable strength for Diamond McCarthy’s lawyers for over 40 years because so many of our core practice areas inherently involve large-scale risk. Examples include major bankruptcies and insolvencies on an international scale, as well as distressed investments, commercial contracts, or fraud with hundreds of millions to billions of dollars at risk. Since the firm’s, our goal was and continues to be to offer conflict-free pursuit of large-scale matters with significant monies and consequences at stake.
We are mindful that the term “high stakes litigation” is relative to what a client may gain or lose. Even when dollar stakes are not colossal, a litigation outcome can have an existential impact on a business of any size. Our professionals’ experience in large matters allows a quick grasp of the deep complexities of underlying legal issues in complicated factual environments with multiple actors and variables among competing claims. Where either side has much to lose or gain, experience is the key to handling enormous situational pressure in unique circumstances. In critical litigation, your representatives’ competency must include arguing where the law may not be clear or tested, alertness to the need for niche subject matter expertise, and excellence in written and courtroom presentation. If a lawsuit can have a course-changing impact on your business, these are the capabilities that can respond effectively to the needs and magnitude of the situation
Our lawyers emphasize multi-disciplinary teamwork. We communicate frequently with clients, using strong management and navigation skills to coordinate among experts, in-house counsel, trustees, and others to smoothly execute a strategic plan. We pride ourselves on our track record and formidable reputation of investigations and forensics to trace and analyze the underlying transactions that give rise to a dispute, achieving sizeable recoveries.
Diamond McCarthy especially thrives in our ability to take a complex set of facts in litigation and distill them down into a clear narrative to present effectively to a jury or arbitral panel. In many situations big matters settle, but there is always the chance of trial, where you will need lawyers with experience “in the trenches”.
Often we align our financial interest to share in part of the risk and reward with our clients. Shared risk ensures that everyone is always on the same page with the objectives and consequences of decisions. This is especially evident in our experience in prosecuting high stakes disputes.