Sills Cummis & Gross litigators represent multinational corporations, financial institutions and government bodies, typically in complex and important matters. Our litigators are active in pre-trial, trial and appellate matters in federal and state courts, as well as administrative litigation, grand jury investigations and arbitrations. We pride ourselves on advancing our clients’ strategic business objectives, while at the same time striving to identify the key factual and legal issues that impact the final outcome of the litigation. We staff matters intelligently and leanly.
We do not see litigation as an end in itself, but rather as a means of achieving our clients’ goals. This approach, together with a wealth of trial and appellate experience, places us at an advantage against our adversaries both in litigating cases to verdict and in negotiating favorable settlements. Our approach also reduces, to the extent practicable, unnecessary and expensive pre-trial activity.
Certified by the supreme court of New Jersey as civil trial attorneys:
Joseph L. Buckley
Jeffrey J. Greenbaum
Select litigation department rankings and recognition:
The Sills Cummis & Gross Litigation Department has received a number of awards over the last several years, with two in 2020. Sills Cummis & Gross was named “General Litigation Department of the Year – Midsize” 2020 by the New Jersey Law Journal*. Earlier in 2020, Sills Cummis & Gross was named “New Jersey Firm of the Year” 2020 by Benchmark Litigation*. This is the fourth year in a row Sills Cummis & Gross received this honor. The Benchmark Litigation* awards in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 come on the heels of Sills Cummis & Gross being named “General Litigation Department of the Year – Midsize” 2016 by the New Jersey Law Journal*. In addition, Sills Cummis & Gross has also been listed in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business* under New Jersey Litigation: General Commercial since it started ranking practices in New Jersey.
*For ranking methodologies, please see www.sillscummis.com/award-methodology.aspx.
Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP is a full-service law firm with more than 400 attorneys in 16 offices across the country. Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr’s Litigation team, including approximately 200 litigators, is routinely in court handling complex, high profile matters and bet-the-company lawsuits. The team is known for its success, having yielded a highly effective and accomplished track record of results including favorable jury verdicts, dismissals and summary judgments, creative settlements, and innovative solutions to disputes of all sizes and sophistication. Our litigators have experience in a vast amount of federal and state courts and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) forums throughout the country. They have substantive experience in a full range of litigation matters ranging from commercial real estate disputes, high profile higher education investigations, construction dispute resolutions, and complex commercial contract litigation. Our litigators provide early case assessments and consider creative solutions to directly address the attendant risks and costs of litigation. Whatever the circumstance, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr litigators are ready to offer immediate, trusted, and experienced counsel. A few highlights of Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr’s litigation experience include:
Real Estate Litigation When disputes arise concerning real estate transactions, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr's Real Estate Litigation Practice combines real estate knowledge and litigation skills to provide advice and representation to both regional and national clients. Our experienced attorneys handle all types of commercial real estate disputes, including: land use appeals, acquisitions that fail to close, litigation over real estate arising out of bankruptcy proceedings, "takings" cases, landlord-tenant issues, disputes between brokers and buyers, real estate tax assessment appeals, and title disputes.
Higher Education Litigation The legal issues facing colleges and universities are more challenging than ever, reaching every corner of campus life with increasing complexity. From discipline to drones, Title IX to taxes, FERPA to financing, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr has a deep bench of lawyers who wrestle with these issues every day, including acting as general counsel to small colleges and universities without in-house lawyers. In the past few years, our Higher Education Practice has rendered service in some of the nation’s highest profile matters, including multi-campus university systems in large-scale government investigations and in proactive compliance reviews and audits (Clery Act, Title IX, Title IV, Title II, minors on campus) and defending institutions in front-page news lawsuits, including allegations of hazing, child abuse, sexual violence, student death, suicide, faculty dismissal, racial discrimination, ADA discrimination, and more.
Insurance Litigation The Insurance Practice represents insurance industry clients in litigation in the United States and abroad. We litigate in many forums – including private arbitration and in federal and state courts – and in various substantive areas, including coverage for environmental, asbestos and other mass tort liabilities, coverage under professional liability, E&O, D&O, fiduciary claims and other insuring provisions, and claims and matters relating to life insurance and long term care insurance. Our insurance litigators have also represented a number of large, national insurers in putative class action suits challenging a variety of different business practices in the sale of insurance policies, billing and collection practices, claims administration and payment practices and policy administration practices.
Construction Litigation Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr’s Construction Practice provides experienced counsel throughout the life cycle of projects – from planning and contracting through project performance and dispute resolution – to clients across the country and around the globe. Due to our extensive knowledge on construction – ranging from project-specific matters to ongoing developments – our team is well equipped to handle disputes of any variety. We regularly practice before the Agency Boards of Contract Appeals, and in various forms of alternative dispute resolution. We have prosecuted and defended GAO, GSBCA, EPA and DOT protests, as well as Small Business Administration Size Appeals, and a variety of labor matters. Our conflict resolution experience includes representations in allegations of defective pricing, defective design, delay and inefficiency claims and time extensions, payment and performance bond sureties claims, among others.
White Collar and Government Litigation Whether it is a search warrant, interrogation, subpoena, grand jury appearance, whistleblower claim or civil investigative demand, our White Collar and Government Litigation attorneys are prepared to respond quickly, conduct internal investigations, master the facts, and provide trustworthy and reliable counsel. As former federal prosecutors and regulators our attorneys have direct, practical experience to help our clients enhance their compliance procedures and to rigorously defend them against government investigations. We regularly handle ethics and compliance-related investigations involving a variety of regulations including: the False Claims Act (FCA), the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), cybersecurity, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), U.S. government contracts, the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) and anti-money laundering (AML) regulations, securities, and government lobbying activities, among others.