Civil litigation is one of the Firm's principal areas of practice. Although we routinely counsel our clients on structuring transactions and business ventures with an eye toward preventing and reducing the risk of litigation, should litigation or dispute resolution become necessary, our litigators are experienced in federal and state courts as well as in arbitration and mediation proceedings. Our trial attorneys have represented clients, including financial institutions, corporations, individuals and partnerships, in a broad range of commercial disputes. In addition to our practice in state and federal trial and appellate courts, we represent clients before administrative agencies and in alternative dispute resolution proceedings such as mediation, arbitration and private judging. Our approach integrates our litigators with attorneys in other departments to assure our clients the most comprehensive review of the legal and practical issues confronting them.