Alternative Dispute Resolution
The Fox Rothschild Dispute Resolution Centre offers a cost-effective alternative for out-of-court solutions in a wide range of matters. We are home to many highly respected qualified neutrals, including numerous former judges, who are skilled listeners and adept problem-solvers.
Fox attorneys have deep experience counseling and representing clients in antitrust matters, particularly in the litigation of disputes but also in the context of corporate transactions and the protection and leveraging of intellectual property rights. We work aggressively to resolve disputes involving allegations of price fixing, misappropriation of intellectual property rights (including patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets) and unfair competition and trade claims under federal and state law.
Our impressive roster of seasoned appellate attorneys includes former judges from appellate and bankruptcy courts as well as former state supreme court justices who apply their knowledge from the bench to help clients succeed in their appeals. We provide a comprehensive range of appellate services, from full briefings and oral arguments in the federal and state appellate court systems to trial strategy consultations, post-trial motion preparation and negotiation of favorable settlements pending appeal. We also appear as amicus curiae on behalf of individual clients and industry groups, helping give a voice to issues that impact their interests.
Fox’s trusted team of financial restructuring and bankruptcy attorneys offer comprehensive representation in insolvency matters involving distressed businesses. We handle out-of-court restructurings and workouts as well as formal bankruptcy proceedings and representation of secured and unsecured creditors, Chapter 11 debtors, statutory committees, purchasers/stalking horse bidders, and Chapter 15 cross-border insolvency cases. Fox’s Trustee Practice Group is committed to servicing the specific legal needs of bankruptcy trustees who play a unique and critical role in the bankruptcy process.
Fox Rothschild attorneys routinely represent clients in class actions involving a wide range of legal issues, including antitrust and unfair competition claims, alleged product problems, employment, ERISA, franchise standards, securities and commercial and consumer fraud matters. Faced with a spectrum of allegations, our clients depend on our attorneys to anticipate emerging threats, develop streamlined and effective strategies that respond to the nuances of a particular suit, defeat class certification and/or plaintiff's claims at an early stage, and safeguard their long-term business interests.
Director & Officer Liability
Fox Rothschild has extensive experience defending directors and officers of public and private corporations, not-for-profit organizations and family owned businesses in claims arising from alleged improper acts in the discharge of their duties and management decisions. Our attorneys are sensitive to their plight and possess a comprehensive understanding of the obligations owed by officers and directors to their constituents as well as the applicable laws governing those responsibilities.
We represent property owners looking to challenge a condemnation or to maximize compensation, as well as condemnors looking to complete a project on time and on budget. Our attorneys handle a diverse range of property uses throughout the United States, including commercial, industrial, residential and natural-resource properties.
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Immigration is a constantly changing, politically charged area that demands diverse experience and talents as well as creativity and flexibility. Fox attorneys provide leading-edge representation to a range of clients, from employers in business, health care and academia recruiting foreign-born leaders, staff and professionals; to investors and entrepreneurs seeking to relocate to the U.S.; and to family members seeking unification and naturalization.
Fox attorneys are dedicated to procuring, exploiting and enforcing clients’ intellectual property rights and have decades of experience litigating IP disputes. Members of our national IP Department, many with Ph.D.s and other advanced degrees in scientific and technical disciplines, represent clients in state and federal courts and administrative proceedings, before arbitration panels and in settlement negotiations. We litigate as a team with our clients in leveraging their intellectual capital for its maximum value.
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Fox’s International Practice has extensive experience in cross-border litigation and arbitrations, including proceedings before the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETA), the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), the International Trade Commission (ITC) and the China International Trust and Investment Corporation (CITIC), among many others.
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Labor & Employment
Our employment litigators — members of the firm’s Labor and Employment Department — have the regulatory knowledge to advise clients about the implications of the employment laws under which they litigate. We apply the same practical know-how to handling employment litigation that we use in advising our clients. Our employment litigation practice includes trial and appellate work before all state and federal courts and agencies in addition to arbitrations for matters involving the full range of employment issues.
Probate and Trust Litigation
We provide counsel designed to help to resolve family disputes without litigation, but where litigation is unavoidable, we defend our client’s interests before the courts and in challenging the parties with adverse interests in the matter. Additionally, we help clients evaluate and assess the broader ramifications beyond the challenge at hand, especially those involving the modification, termination or reformation of an estate or trust that may have potential income, estate, inheritance or gift tax consequences.
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Our sophisticated national team of litigators routinely handles cases, including class actions, stemming from any point in a product lifecycle — from design to development, labeling to manufacturing, distribution to marketing. We have deep experience both in the courtroom and in alternative dispute resolution, mediation and arbitration techniques that often serve as cost-effective means of resolving such matters for clients. Our clients include national and international manufacturers across a wide spectrum of industries, including automotive components, consumer products, industrial chemicals, medical devices and products, pharmaceuticals and tobacco. We are also well versed in handling mass tort and toxic tort cases, including asbestos.
Fox Rothschild's tax team includes senior lawyers with substantial experience in federal as well as state and local taxation, tax procedure and tax trials before federal or state courts. Our lawyers routinely represent clients before the local and national offices of the Internal Revenue Service as well as in suits filed in the Tax Court, federal district court or Court of Federal Claims. We also maintain an active state and local tax practice in many jurisdictions where our firm has offices, including Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Florida.
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White Collar Compliance & Defense
Clients need attorneys with extensive government and trial experience to provide an aggressive line of defense in alleged financial crimes as well as regulatory procedures and investigations. Fox’s White Collar Compliance & Defense Practice focuses corporate compliance, internal investigations and criminal defense, with a team of seasoned criminal defense attorneys who have previously worked as federal and state prosecutors including former Assistant U.S. Attorneys, a former Assistant Chief of the Environmental Crimes Section of the Department of Justice and a former SEC enforcement lawyer.
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