Overview

The experienced advocates in Pullman & Comley’s Litigation practice handle all phases of litigation, regularly appearing in state and federal courts, before state and federal administrative agencies and in arbitration proceedings.

Our litigators serve a large client base, ranging from individuals and small businesses to large corporations and major financial institutions. While our lawyers are seasoned and successful advocates in the courtroom, our ultimate goal is to provide our clients with cost-effective results, whether obtained in or out of court. Consistent with this goal, our litigators counsel clients in strategies to avoid litigation and are skilled in the art of negotiation. Our attorneys have significant experience acting as counsel to litigants in alternative dispute resolution settings, and several of our Litigation practice attorneys are American Arbitration Association (AAA) qualified arbitrators.

Our litigators have broad experience in all types of litigation including the following areas:

  • Business litigation disputes including contract claims, unfair competition, antitrust litigation and class shareholder derivative actions
  • Defense of consumer protection, privacy and credit reporting claims
  • Representation of financial institutions in commercial foreclosures and lender liability cases
  • Securities litigation and arbitration
  • Labor and employment matters, including discrimination, wage & hour, leave entitlements, non-compete agreements and wrongful termination 
  • Construction litigation, including complex architectural and engineering disputes
  • Representation of municipalities in a wide range of matters including the litigation of land use issues and civil rights claims
  • Intellectual property matters including patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret litigation
  • Product liability and product warranty litigation
  • Professional malpractice litigation
  • Insurance coverage litigation
  • Administrative law matters including appellate review
  • Environmental litigation including the representation of companies involved in Superfund cases and hazardous waste litigation
  • Municipal and state tax appeals

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION HIGHLIGHTS

  • In December 2021, a New York federal district judge overturned the confirmation of Purdue Pharma’s Chapter 11 plan, finding that legal releases that would shield members of the Sackler family from civil opioid lawsuits are not permitted under the Bankruptcy Code. In their appeal to the District Court, our bankruptcy lawyers represented the states of Connecticut, Delaware, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington, in conjunction with certain of the Solicitors General and Assistant Attorneys General in the respective appealing states and the law firm of Kleinberg Kaplan Wolff & Cohen PC.
  • Our strategic representation of SLR Equipment Finance, a nationally recognized commercial equipment finance company, led to the multi-million dollar settlement of its claims against an energy company and its international backers in under 12 months.
  • We parachuted in on behalf of a financial institution that was embroiled in four separate suits arising out of a multi-million dollar loan default and resolved all four cases in less than a year with a full recovery for our client.
  • During the last two years, our Workouts and Financial Restructuring practice advised clients through the impact of COVID-19 on lender-borrower and landlord-tenant relationships, as well as the pandemic’s overall disruption to all businesses and the courts.

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