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ABOUT

Our litigators have the breadth of industry knowledge and legal experience to handle any case and take on any opponent. We have long acted as national product liability litigation counsel for one of the largest component parts manufacturers in the country. We litigate complex cases and class actions throughout the country. We handle cuttingedge legal disputes in fast-growing industries. At the same time, we litigate just as zealously and effectively for the family-owned private companies and individuals that are the backbone of the Pacific Northwest.

OUR SERVICES

Our experience and successes cut across many substantive areas of business disputes, including:

Antitrust
We handle cases involving pricefixing and other illegal pricing practices that present serious risks to companies and their executives, including potential criminal sanctions and treble damages, as detailed in the practice group description. More…

Breach of Contract and Warranty
We represent clients involved in disputes over contracts for the sale of goods, services, property, businesses, and anything that can be sold, transferred or secured. For example, we:

  • Obtained a $75 million judgment for breach of warranties in the sale of defective aluminum after a three week trial in federal court.
  • Successfully defended against a $13 million claim arising from the sale of industrial generators.
  • Enforced the terms of sale of a major packaging business.

Class Actions
We vigorously defend our clients in class actions, driving each case toward our clients’ goals as efficiently as possible. We have litigated against some of the largest and most sophisticated law firms in the country, with highly successful results. For example, we:

  • Defend clients in cuttingedge privacy and data breach class actions
  • Defend technology companies in class actions challenging business practices
  • Defend insurance companies in class actions challenging claim adjustment practices
  • Defend manufacturers in product defect and warranty class actions
  • Defend title and escrow companies in class actions challenging fees and business practices
  • Defend a national wireless carrier in consumer class actions
  • Defend clients against class claims under state consumer protection laws, such as California’s CLRA and UCL and Washington’s Consumer Protection Act

Employment
We are experienced defending our business clients in administrative proceedings, jury and non-jury trials of class and individual claims and appellate matters in federal and state courts. More…

Environmental and Natural Resources
We advise and litigate on behalf of a wide range of clients including manufacturers, utilities, private landowners and environmental groups, on matters ranging from pollution control, environmental remediation, natural resource law, facility siting, corporate transactions, land use and hazardous waste to name a few. More…

Financial Services and Creditors’ Rights
Our financial services attorneys cover the field of creditor and debtor law, bankruptcies, receiverships, foreclosures, workouts, collections and loan documentation, assisting clients throughout the United States, as more fully described in the practice group description. More…

Intellectual Property/Trade Secrets
Working in conjunction with our intellectual property business attorneys, we plan for the protection of intellectual property rights, defend against alleged infringement claims and prosecute those who violate claims of our client’s intellectual property rights. We have defended and prosecuted trademark infringement lawsuits, copyright infringement lawsuits involving advertising media, consumer and commercial products, software and other content, trade secret misappropriations and actions related to e-commerce and the Internet. More…

Product Liability
Our national Product Liability group represents domestic and transnational companies in complex, nationwide litigation involving bodily injury, property damage and economic loss allegedly caused by defective products or exposure to toxic substances. We represent manufacturers, sellers and distributors of products in litigation alleging product liability, negligence, failure to warn, manufacturing defects and other theories of liability. More…

Real Estate and Construction Litigation
We have represented real estate owners, commercial tenants, developers, contractors and design professionals, in disputes ranging from the purchase, sale and lease of large commercial properties, to judicial and non-judicial foreclosures, disputes between real estate partners, and construction litigation, including architects and engineers, in a wide variety of real estate and large scale construction litigation. More…