Described by Benchmark Litigation as a “maverick boutique” that “occupies a unique space in the crowded New York market,” Hoguet Newman Regal & Kenney, LLP has, for more than 25 years, provided the most sophisticated counsel to clients across the country in their highest-stakes matters. We remain small by design, preserving a model that demands the utmost standards, personal attention, and a focus on efficiency.
Our lawyers bring decades of training at government agencies and leading Am Law 100 law firms, and we are recognized for excellence in commercial litigation generally, and in the specific areas of insurance recovery, white collar defense, construction disputes, and the representation of public agencies. HNRK also counsels clients on the full range of labor and employment issues.
HNRK has litigated and is currently litigating many significant and cutting-edge matters in state and federal courts throughout the country. We recently won, for instance, a $120 million award on behalf of our clients in a precedent-setting intellectual property licensing trial involving the famous Palm steakhouse, a decision unanimously affirmed by the appellate court. HNRK is also representing a global company in international arbitration for an ongoing claim for insurance coverage in excess of $700 million. We also recently represented:
An international agribusiness company against more than 50 insurance companies over a $170 million liability.
A refinery inspection company in a complete defense victory against Sinclair following a trial over more than $88 million in claims arising from a major refinery fire.
A large New York City apartment building in a significant decision for New York policyholders, making clear—for the first time—the minimal standard needed to plead a bad faith claim and confirming that New York recognizes that a policyholder may assert a claim for damages, including attorneys’ fees, arising from an insurance company’s bad faith claims handling.
The head interest swaps trader at Barclays Bank in a government investigation by the Department of Justice and the U.K. Serious Fraud Office alleging manipulation of the LIBOR rate in violation of U.S. and U.K. securities laws.
A public authority in a $300 million litigation against a national defense contractor over the development and installation of a high-technology, software-based security system for the region’s mass transit system, culminating in a five-week trial in the Southern District of New York.
A foreign corporation against $500 million in property damage claims brought by 3,000 individuals in the District of Puerto Rico, which was amicably resolved on the eve of trial.
In two years alone, HNRK took numerous additional cases to trial. Among others, we:
Represented a partner in a snack-food company in a dispute with another partner, in which HNRK secured a favorable settlement after a multi-day trial.
Defended an international agribusiness company in a multi-week CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution arbitration over the commercialization of an agrochemical product, which resulted in a complete victory for our client.
Successfully represented a policyholder in an AAA arbitration against an insurer concerning coverage for asbestos claims.
Defended a public agency in a two-day hearing at the U.S. Department of Labor concerning a whistleblower complaint about safety practices.
Defended a public agency in an action under a federal statute brought by an allegedly injured employee.
HNRK is certified by the State of New York and the City of New York as a Women-Owned Business Enterprise and, according to the New York Law Journal, was the fourth-largest certified women-owned law firm in the State of New York as of 2016.
Robins Kaplan LLP is among the nation’s premier trial law firms, with more than 250 attorneys in eight major cities. Our attorneys litigate, mediate, and arbitrate client disputes, always at-the-ready for an ultimate courtroom battle. When huge forces are at play, major money is at stake, or rights are being trampled, we help clients cut through complexity, get to the heart of the problem, and win what matters most.
We are clearly focused on business results for our clients. We achieve landmark triumphs and drive thousands of other cases to resolution before they ever hit the courtroom or the front page. From Big Tobacco to Kraft v. Starbucks, Bhopal, and the World Trade Center—we have changed law, business, and society for the better by redefining what’s possible.
Intellectual Property and Technology: Our Intellectual Property and Technology Litigation Group earned global recognition for its long history of extraordinary courtroom victories, IP asset monetization, and innovation defense. Some of the largest multinationals, most-innovative start-ups, and many individuals from virtually every industry and walk of life have chosen us to help settle disputes both in and out of the courtroom because of our clear focus on achieving business results for them. Our attorneys have had multiple IP enforcement efforts on behalf of plaintiffs where revenues in each exceeded $100 million, and we have also successfully defended hundreds of millions of dollars of technology and brand investment.
Complex Business Litigation: Our business litigation attorneys bring best-of-class plaintiff and defense strategies to the table. At the core of our legal strategy is a track record for analyzing complex legal and business challenges and foreseeing their outcomes. We know that all litigation comes with inherent risk, and we partner with you to understand the immediate and long-term business needs, then craft a combined litigation and business strategy designed to meet your company’s best interests.
Insurance and Catastrophic Loss: At Robins Kaplan LLP, our insurance lawyers handle complex, high-exposure insurance, reinsurance, and recovery claim disputes. We have a nuanced understanding of the industry’s unique demands built on decades of insurance representations. Our record includes litigation successes for insurance industry clients in state and federal courts, arbitrations, reference and appraisals, and mediations. We also offer clients practical, results-focused guidance and advice. No matter the case size, the depth of our experience litigating and managing high-exposure, complex disputes drives our effectiveness on our clients’ behalf and results in the delivery of efficient, client-centered case management practices and procedures.
Who We Are: The Difference: Founded in October 2018, Reichman Jorgensen boldly entered the market as a trial boutique with a national reach and an ambition to create a new standard for litigation firms. Focusing on high-stakes commercial and intellectual property disputes, with offices in Silicon Valley, New York, Washington, D.C., and Atlanta, the majority women-owned trial firm made national headlines for breaking away from many law firm traditions, including eschewing the billable hour in favor of arrangements that align client interests and reward efficiency. The firm also eliminated two other standard law firm features – the partnership track and lockstep compensation – in favor of systems that encourage attorneys to advance as quickly as their skills allow. Most of the firm’s lawyers earn above “Cravath” salary and bonus. In another departure from industry norms, Reichman Jorgensen is truly diverse. More than half of the firm’s lawyers are women, 2/3 of the firm’s partners are women, and 30% of the firm’s lawyers are ethnically diverse.
Since the firm’s launch, Reichman Jorgensen has been recognized as the Benchmark Litigation 2020 Silicon Valley “Firm of the Year.” Benchmark has also ranked the firm as a leading firm in the United States for intellectual property and one of nation’s top trial boutiques, along with ranking the firm Tier 1 in Silicon Valley for both intellectual property and dispute resolution, and as a recommended firm in California for dispute resolution. Reichman Jorgensen is also recognized as aleading law firm for intellectual property litigation in the San Francisco metropolitan area by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers.
Elite Talent Wins Cases: Reichman Jorgensen’s break from industry traditions obviously resonated with the market, as the firm’s size quickly expanded with marquee talent from several esteemed “Big Law” firms such as Finnegan Henderson; Hughes, Hubbard & Reed; Allen & Overy; Morgan, Lewis, & Bockius; and, White & Case LLP, among many others. Our attorneys are from the most prestigious clerkships, including the Supreme Court, the D.C. Circuit, the Federal Circuit, the 2nd, 6th, 7th, and 11th Circuits, and District Courts around the country, as well as prestigious law schools such as Harvard, Stanford, Yale, Columbia, Berkeley, NYU, and others. The firm’s lawyers have undergraduate and advanced technical degrees in diverse fields including electrical engineering, physics, computer science, computer networks, biotechnology, and zoology. Our attorneys have been recognized as among the most accomplished trial lawyers by major legal directories such as Benchmark Litigation, Chambers USA, The Legal 500, Best Lawyers in America, World Trademark Review, and The National Law Journal, among others.
Recent Achievements: Punching well above its weight, Reichman Jorgensen often goes toe-to-toe with some of the largest law firms in the world, including Skadden Arps, Morrison & Foerster, Gibson Dunn, and Baker Hostetler, among others. The firm’s trial prowess was put to the test in January 2020 when it served as lead counsel for Densify in a high-profile patent dispute against global tech giant VMware. After a nine-day trial, jurors awarded Densify $236 million in damages finding that VMware willfully infringed two Densify virtualization technology patents. Courtland Reichman, Reichman Jorgensen’s Managing Partner, was recognized as the AmLaw “Litigator of the Week” following his success as lead counsel for Densify at trial.
Pro Bono: Reichman Jorgensen is deeply committed to public interest litigation. We understand that our privilege of being trial lawyers naturally involves representing those in need, whether it’s high-profile impact litigation or a person who will be evicted from an apartment. We also collaborate and work side-by-side with our clients to develop targeted pro bono and community service programs. Our pro bono activities include handling cases involving civil rights, immigration, prison abuse, indigent defense, homelessness, and veterans’ issues, among others.
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP offers the strength and resources of attorneys and professional staff experienced in a range of services. We provide advice and counsel in litigation, corporate, economic development, securities, finance, intellectual property, government relations, regulatory, and other needs of clients ranging from private individuals to large businesses, including many publicly held companies. Established in 1897, Nelson Mullins has more than 800 attorneys and other professionals with offices across 11 states and the District of Columbia. For more information on the firm, go to www.nelsonmullins.com.