Business Litigation

Litigation and dispute resolution are an important part of every company’s commercial life.

Preparation, and deployment in an optimal manner, can make litigation a highly useful tool to advance a business’s goals and protect its tangible and intangible assets. When forced to defend against claims, prompt analysis and action are critical.

Business disputes can arise from any quarter, at any time, regardless of a company’s size, industry, or geographic distribution.  Suppliers, customers, and partners may become adversaries. Competitors may seek to gain advantage through means beyond the normal marketplace.  Your company may conclude that the best option to achieve its goals involves litigation.

The attorneys of ALFA International’s Business Litigation Practice Group understand that effective dispute resolution includes forward-thinking, active guidance; creative use of litigation strategies that will advance a company’s goals; and timely, intelligent responses to emerging business risks and threats.  While legal disputes risk affecting a company’s focus, ALFA International’s worldwide network of experienced business litigators can help resolve commercial disputes effectively and efficiently, virtually everywhere you do business, with local expertise.  Our member attorneys help clients develop business processes, audit methods, and documentation designed to minimize risks and improve competitive advantage. When disputes arise, Members work with clients (and, as appropriate, other practice areas) to develop effective solutions matching business objectives with legal strategies.

In addition to our regular cutting edge seminars, the Business Litigation Practice Group offers regular webinars, calls regarding “Hot Topics,” and other services to our clients.  The Group includes specialized subcommittees to provide programming and substantive communications on areas of interest to our clients.

Current Subcommittees:

  • Intellectual Property and Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights
  • Financial Services
  • Business to business disputes
  • Cybersecurity

Areas of Focus

  • Alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration
  • Antitrust and trade regulation
  • Business torts
  • Class action litigation
  • Complex contract litigation
  • Lender liability and banking litigation
  • Unfair trade practices litigation
  • Real estate litigation
  • International business disputes

Client Advisory Board (CAB)

The ALFA International Business Litigation Practice Group is grateful to have the following clients contribute to our on-going success by participating in our Client Advisory Board:

  • Scott BarrettGeneral Counsel, Critical Process Systems Group, Inc.
  • Stacey ConstasAssociate General Counsel, XL Fleet
  • David HopeVice President, CFO & General Counsel, American Crane & Equipment Corporation
  • Joseph KangSenior Counsel, KONE Inc.
  • Erik LindsethSenior Vice President and General Counsel, Life Time Fitness, Inc.
  • Matthew MooreSenior Counsel, Shaw Industries Group, Inc.
  • Mark RoweGeneral Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, Techtronic Industries Power Equipment
  • Fletcher ThomsonSenior Associate General Counsel, Textron, Inc.

Leadership

John Newcomer
CHAIR
Wilmington, DE
United States
Email Attorney
John Osgathorpe
VICE CHAIR/MARKETING CHAIR
Jacksonville, FL
United States
Email Attorney
Scott Stimpson
PROGRAM CHAIR
New York, NY
United States
Email Attorney
Jennifer Pedevillano
PROGRAM VICE-CHAIR
New Haven, CT
United States
Email Attorney
Kandice Kerwin Hull
CHAIR EMERITUS
Harrisburg, PA
United States
Email Attorney

Practice Areas

Other Practice Areas