Private Equity Litigation
Our complex commercial litigators have decades of experience representing private equity firms and their portfolio companies. We are sensitized to the unique issues facing private equity, and we take a creative and outcome-oriented approach to litigation, disputes and investigations that combines exceptional first-chair trial skills with interdisciplinary knowledge of the applicable regulatory or legal issues. Our complex commercial litigators are also sensitive to the speed at which the private equity industry operates.
We represent private equity firms and their portfolio companies throughout the investment life cycle, including in conducting critical litigation due diligence, advising on drafting arbitration and indemnification provisions in purchase agreements, litigating and arbitrating post-purchase disputes, and representing portfolio companies in their significant litigation and investigations post-acquisition.
We also maintain strong relationships with an extensive network of government lawyers and enforcement officials, who can provide private equity clients the necessary level of credibility and experience in acquiring a target or advising a portfolio company facing a significant regulatory issue.
Named a finalist for the 2019 “Litigation Department of the Year” award
The American Lawyer
We handle a range of matters involving:
Our recent work in this area includes representing:
- A private equity firm in a complete victory in the arbitration of an earn-out dispute in connection with an acquisition of a healthcare business
- A private equity firm in JAMS arbitration in which the firm successfully recovered its investment in media and entertainment assets
- A private equity firm in bringing claims against a representation and warranty insurance carrier following the firm’s acquisition of a business