Practice Areas

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

The firm has represented clients in a wide range of complex civil litigation. Members of the firm have represented clients in shareholder and other business disputes, contract litigation, products liability cases, toxic tort litigation, employment matters and intellectual property disputes. The firm's attorneys have extensive trial experience in both state and federal courts, but also recognize that the best avenue of dispute resolution in some matters may be arbitration or mediation and are equally comfortable in those forums.

EMPLOYMENT LAW

The firm handles employment litigation, including Title 7, ADA, ADEA and Fair Labor Standards Act claims. Our attorneys have participated in mediations at the EEOC level and in federal court jury trials and have also advised employers and performed fact-finding investigations for them.

WHITE COLLAR CRIMINAL DEFENSE AND INTERNAL INVESTIGATIONS

The firm represents individuals accused of crimes arising in a business, governmental or other institutional context both at trial and appeal. Ralph A. Jacobs has extensive experience as a federal prosecutor. He has represented grand jury witnesses and the subjects of criminal investigations from the earliest stages through trial, sentencing and appeal.

INTERNET & TECHNOLOGY LAW

The firm's attorneys have experience in a wide range of disputes involving the internet and technology, including e-mail hacking and commercial disputes over trade secrets, websites, and domain names. The firm has significant experience in cutting edge digital discovery techniques.

APPEALS

Members of the firm are experienced appellate advocates who have represented clients on appeal from trial court decisions in state and federal courts.

WHISTLEBLOWER PROTECTION/FALSE CLAIMS QUI TAM LITIGATION

We represent whistleblowers with personal claims of retaliation or harassment as well as whistleblowers claiming misuse or misappropriation of government funding by employers or and government contractors and vendors. We also represent companies and individuals who have been charged with false or fraudulent practices and employers in their compliance with laws and regulations protecting whistleblowers who have asserted unethical or non-compliant business practices.

HEALTH CARE

We represent individuals and companies engaged in highly regulated health care related businesses and services, including providing advice and counsel regarding compliance with the Stark Law, Anti Kickback Act, CMP and other laws and regulations that affect business and services in health care.