Reynolds Frizzell LLP, founded in 2009, is a Houston-based litigation boutique comprised of 17 lawyers focused on complex commercial litigation. Generalists by choice, the Reynolds Frizzell attorneys have a track record of successfully resolving complex disputes in state and federal courts, domestic and international arbitration, and have briefed and argued matters before numerous courts of appeal.
The firm is recognized for its representation of both plaintiffs and defendants in highstakes business disputes. Because the firm is agile and their lawyers are quick studies, they intentionally avoid limiting their practice to any specific area of commerce or type of dispute. They have represented clients in varied and diverse areas such as energy, antitrust, product liability, contract disputes and business torts, securities, intellectual property, executive compensation, patent infringement, trade secret theft, insurance, class action and multi-district litigation, construction, lender liability, director liability, professional malpractice, trust and estate litigation and partnership disputes. The partners include members of the American College of Trial Lawyers, the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers (IATL).
Plaintiffs and defendants routinely hire the lawyers of Reynolds Frizzell LLP to handle cases in which the financial futures of companies and individuals are at stake. They do not structure their practice for billing clients by the hour, as a case is not seen simply as a piece of business. Instead, from the minute Reynolds Frizzell is hired, they begin thinking about how to quickly and efficiently position the case to achieve the best possible result for the client.
Regardless of whether a case will ultimately be presented to a jury, they put all efforts toward preparing for a favorable trial. They’ve seen consistently that by positioning their client to win at trial, they maximize results at every stage of a case. Their lawyers have the experience and know how to try cases of any type or complexity.
Hoguet Newman Regal & Kenney, LLP is New York’s proven litigation boutique. For more than 20 years, we have provided the most sophisticated counsel—consistent with the quality of the elite national firms and government agencies where our lawyers trained—to clients in their highest-stakes matters. We remain small by design, preserving a model that demands the highest standards, personal attention, and a focus on efficiency.
HNRK lawyers represent both plaintiffs and defendants in complex disputes, without limitation to any specific industry or type. We have represented clients in diverse areas such as construction, employment, contract disputes and business torts, securities, intellectual property, executive compensation, trade secret theft, white-collar investigations and proceedings, insurance disputes on behalf of policyholders only, class action and multi-district litigation, director liability, professional malpractice, and partnership disputes.
HNRK has litigated and is currently litigating many significant and cutting-edge matters throughout the country. For example, HNRK brought the first case under the newly enacted federal Defend Trade Secrets Act in the New York federal courts and obtained the first seizure order in the U.S. pursuant to that statute. We also recently represented:
An international agribusiness company against more than 50 insurance companies over a $170 million liability.
Plaintiffs in an intellectual property licensing trial involving the famous Palm restaurant, resulting in a $120 million award.
A refinery inspection company in a complete defense victory against Sinclair following a trial over more than $88 million in claims arising from a major refinery fire.
A large New York City apartment building in a significant decision for New York policyholders, making clear—for the first time—the minimal standard needed to plead a bad faith claim and confirming that New York recognizes that a policyholder may assert a claim damages, including attorneys’ fees, arising from an insurance company’s bad faith claims handling.
The head interest swaps trader at Barclays Bank in a government investigation by the Department of Justice and the U.K. Serious Fraud Office alleging manipulation of the LIBOR rate in violation of U.S. and U.K. securities laws.
A public authority in a $300 million litigation against a national defense contractor over the development and installation of a high-technology, software-based security system for the region’s mass transit system, culminating in a five-week trial in the Southern District of New York.
A foreign corporation against $500 million in property damage claims brought by 3,000 individuals in the District of Puerto Rico, which was amicably resolved on the eve of trial.
HNRK’s attorneys have decades of trial and government experience, and regularly try complex commercial disputes throughout the U.S. in state and federal courts. In two years alone, HNRK tried numerous cases, including:
A jury trial on behalf of a Jordanian financial services company in connection with breach of contract and conversion of letter of credit against Mastercard International, Inc. in the Southern District of New York; the jury awarded HNRK’s client the entirety of the amount sought at trial and awarded nothing to Mastercard on its counterclaims.
A negligence action against the Metropolitan Transit Authority brought by a police officer, in which HNRK prevailed after a multi-day trial in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
The defense of one of New York’s largest medical centers against employment discrimination claims in a six-week trial before the notoriously employee-friendly New York Supreme Court, Bronx County, in which HNRK secured the successful dismissal of more than half of the plaintiff’s claims before the case went to the jury.
The representation of a partner in a snack-food company in a dispute with another partner, in which HNRK secured a successful settlement after a multi-day trial.
The defense of an international agribusiness company in a multi-week CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution arbitration over the commercialization of an agrochemical product.
A policyholder in an AAA arbitration against an insurer concerning coverage for asbestos claims.
HNRK is certified by the State of New York and the City of New York as a Women-Owned Business Enterprise and, according to the New York Law Journal, was the fourth-largest certified women-owned law firm in the State of New York as of 2016.
With a deep bench of veteran litigators, Richards Kibbe & Orbe is one of the nation’s premier practices for clients facing unusually challenging, highstakes legal disputes. For the last 30 years, we have been at the forefront of emerging legal issues and investment activities, helping our clients achieve their most important goals. As previously reported to Benchmark Litigation, “Richards Kibbe should have been on your list a long time ago. They have excellent people, and litigation is a specialty.”
The sophistication, intelligence and intensity that made RK&O a global leader in complex financial transactions and compliance issues have also driven our success in representing institutional clients and individuals confronting government investigations, securities law violations and business disputes. With a long record of achieving positive outcomes for clients, the financial and business community trusts RK&O to navigate the most difficult legal issues while maintaining a commitment to absolute discretion.
RK&O represents some of the world’s largest investment banks, financial institutions, public corporations and hedge funds – including seven of the top 10 global investment banks, six of the 10 largest private equity funds, and 30 of the top 100 hedge funds by assets under management. In addition to representing financial institutions and corporate leaders in complex business transactions and disputes, RK&O works on behalf of institutions, executives and corporate board members facing government investigations, white collar litigation and other high-stakes legal issues.
Before joining RK&O, our partners gained experience leading financial institutions and public companies or working at the Securities and Exchange Commission, Department of Justice and other government agencies. As a result, our attorneys have been involved in every aspect of corporate law, civil litigation and government investigations, making them uniquely qualified to navigate the most difficult issues facing the financial industry and business leaders.
The proof of our success lies not only in the institutions and individuals we represent, but in the fact that many clients turn to RK&O time and time again when facing complex legal situations. No other mid-sized firm has RK&O’s experience, reputation and caliber of clients. Our attorneys are recognized as being among the most qualified legal practitioners in the financial services sector, both in the US and around the globe.
Sidley provides a broad range of legal services to meet the needs of its diverse client base. The strategic establishment of its offices in the key corporate and financial centers of the world has enabled the firm to represent a broad range of clients that include multinational and domestic corporations, banks, funds and financial institutions. With more than 2,000 lawyers in 20 offices around the world, talent and teamwork are central to Sidley’s successful results for clients in all types of legal matters, from complex transactions to “bet the company” litigation to cutting-edge regulatory issues.
Named to the 2019 BTI Client Service 30 as one of only three firms to earn a place on the list for 18 consecutive years
Recognized as “Team of the Year” for International Trade for the second consecutive year at the 2018 Chambers USA awards
Named Insurance and International Arbitration “Practice Group of the Year” by Law360
Named 2019 “Firm of the Year” by Who’s Who Legal in Data – Security, Life Sciences – Regulatory, and Trade & Customs categories
Named to The National Law Journal’s 2018 Appellate Hot List for the eleventh year in a row
Named a 2018 “Appellate Practice Group of the Year” by Law360
Named by The National Law Journal as the 2016 ‘Chicago Litigation “Department of the Year” for White-Collar Defense
Ranked second out of 50 firms honored in the Law360 2016 Litigation Power-house rankings
Named as one of the top 25 national corporate law firms in Corporate Board Member Magazine’s 2016 survey of corporate directors and general counsel
Sidley recently won a high-profile case for Ford Motor Company, in a matter that challenged the U.S. Government’s tariff reclassification of Ford’s Transit Connect vehicles that would have resulted in a 25% tariff, resulting in nearly an additional $1 billion in tariffs. The U.S. Court of International Trade granted Ford summary judgment on its classification.
Sidley represents DirecTV in a federal court action brought by the Federal Trade Commission for alleged violations of the FTC Act and the Restore Online Shoppers’ Confidence Act based on advertising of introductory pricing of DirectTV’s subscription satellite television services. The case may determine what the standard is for proving consumer deception by advertising under the FTC Act where the company offers truthfully advertised legitimate services and where the allegations are only about whether disclosures in the advertising are sufficiently clear and conspicuous; and how consumers provide express consent to deal terms in online transactions.
Sidley represents Honda in the multidistrict litigation related to the Takata-manufactured airbags recall. The litigation involves millions of airbags installed in vehicles across the United States which were recalled as potentially dangerous and involves the largest vehicle recall in history.
Sidley represents Takeda Pharmaceutical Company and its subsidiaries in over 8,200 cases in state and federal courts around the country involving the pharmaceutical Actos.
In one of the first biosimilar cases in the U.S., Sidley prevailed for Amgen against patent infringement claims brought by Sandoz around the blockbuster drug Enbrel®. Sidley also defeated an inter partes review challenge filed by the Coalition for Affordable Drugs on a patent related to the Enbrel.
Sidley represents Johnson & Johnson in consolidated Hatch-Waxman litigations, involving 14 generic drug manufacturers concerning ZYTIGA®, a drug used to treat prostate cancer. This matter has parallel proceedings in the U.S., Europe, Canada and Australia.
Sidley represents Amazon Inc. in a patent litigation case relating to website search functionality that presents novel issues of claim vitiation and file wrapper history estoppel under a Doctrine of Equivalents analysis.
Sidley represents Citigroup in consolidated multidistrict litigation brought on behalf of all merchants in the United States in the largest private antitrust litigation in U.S. history. The plaintiffs allege that card issuers have colluded with and through Visa and MasterCard for the networks to adopt rules regarding interchange fees. The individual actions include multi-billion dollar claims brought by some of the largest merchants in the US, including Amazon, 7-11 Stores and Costco.
Sidley represents the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) in the investigations of corruption in world football. Sidley previously conducted an internal investigation for the CONCACAF Integrity Committee after the arrest of numerous FIFA officials in Zurich. Sidley completed the investigation and successfully advocated for the DOJ to consider CONCACAF to be a victim organization rather than a culpable. Sidley continues to represent CONCACAF in the DOJ’s ongoing investigation and prosecution of individual football officials and in asserting restitution claims against those individuals in favor of CONCACAF and individual federations in the region.
Pro Bono Service is an important component of daily work life at Sidley, with the firm’s lawyers devoting an average of 100,000 hours to pro bono service each year. Such efforts include Sidley’s role as a founding member of a national program in which the Pro Bono Institute, the National Veterans Legal Services Program and the American Legion have partnered to represent service members with disabilities returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Sidley lawyers also devote thousands of hours to our three other firmwide pro bono projects: Emerging Enterprises Pro Bono Program, the Political Asylum and Immigrants’ Rights Project and the Capital Litigation Project. Sidley’s Emerging Enterprises Pro Bono Program was recognized as a “standout” innovator at the Financial Times European Innovative Lawyer Awards for “Innovation in Social Responsibility” in recognition of its work providing free legal support to eligible small- and medium-sized for-profit enterprises and market-focused NGOs and nonprofits that have a clear social impact in developing countries across Africa, Asia, Central and South America and the Caribbean. The firm was also honored in June 2016 by Public Counsel, a California nonprofit and the largest public interest law firm in the United States, as its “Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year” in recognition of the many years that Sidley has provided pro bono assistance to the organization’s causes.