API’s litigation attorneys have wide-ranging and considerable experience in all aspects of litigation before federal, state and local courts and agencies and in the arbitration of disputes. In close coordination with the other practice areas of the firm, our litigation attorneys handle a vast array of contested matters on behalf of large, medium and small businesses and individuals, regionally and nationwide. We have a particular depth of experience with government defense litigation, defending business in actions brought by States’ Attorneys General and the Federal Trade Commission. In many cases we coordinate litigation matters for our clients with larger firms on a nationwide basis, acting as local counsel and “boots on the ground” counsel, saving our clients considerable expense.
We work closely with our clients to identify their goals and map a strategy to achieve their defined objectives. Sometimes that strategy will involve litigating a vital business or personal interest. Other times, the right strategy will be to negotiate, to mediate or to arbitrate. After carefully researching and identifying key issues, we provide the candid dispute assessments and risk/benefit analyses that are critical to pursuing the right strategy for the client.
The key to success in all settings is our careful preparation and effective presentation of our client’s position. We employ advanced electronic research methodologies, together with cutting-edge information management tools, for efficient and cost-effective pre-trial investigation, case management and discovery. Information is developed and presented using the latest trial knowledge and technology in order to deliver a powerful and persuasive presentation for our clients.