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Bryan Cave’s Commercial Litigation Practice is comprised of trial lawyers successfully advocating for our clients in the courtroom, as well as lawyers skilled at managing complicated cases. Our 400 business litigators in 25 offices try (and win) jury trials, bench trials, arbitrations and administrative/regulatory proceedings in all manner of complex business disputes around the globe. We also have a strong record of resolving disputes through dispositive motion practice, mediation and other pre-trial strategies.  And since litigators often are the best resource for avoiding actual lawsuits, we also counsel clients on how to resolve business issues without litigation. Our experience, combined with the use of cutting-edge technology and an understanding of large-scale data, translate to favorable, cost-effective, speedy results for our clients.

Our clients range from private family-owned businesses to some of the largest publicly traded companies in industries such as financial services, food and agriculture, real estate and real estate finance, manufacturing, transportation, retail, technology, energy, pharmaceutical, health care, sports and entertainment, and hospitality.

While we are geographically diverse, we are also “one firm” and can assemble teams of lawyers with the skills and background needed to tackle our clients’ issues – no matter the location.

Our Trial Experience

We successfully represent clients in virtually all areas of litigation and in nearly every state and federal court in the U.S., as well as courts in Europe and before all of the leading international arbitral institutions. We serve as national or coordinating trial counsel for many clients in jurisdictions across the U.S. Our trial teams include a former United States attorney, several former assistant United States attorneys, nine fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers, and numerous former district, circuit and Supreme Court clerks.

Areas of Depth and Experience

Bryan Cave’s Commercial Litigation Practice focuses on counseling, preparation for and trial of all varieties of commercial claims. While we handle business and commercial disputes of all kinds, we have developed teams in several areas in which we have particular depth of knowledge and experience, including:

Using Data and Technology

At Bryan Cave, the imperative to innovate arises from our deep commitment to client service. We know our clients must operate with nimbleness and strength in an ever more challenging marketplace, and we expect the same of ourselves. Modern litigation requires an understanding of relevant technologies and the ability to manage large-scale data.  At Bryan Cave, we are experienced in both of these areas and with the legal requirements for data preservation and production as well as how to use data strategically to enhance case results and hold down costs.

Bryan Cave is purposefully structured for innovation. Unlike many other law firms, we have created distinct in-house groups focused on boosting efficiency, reducing cost, and improving client outcomes through innovation.

  • Our Practice Economics Group is designed to improve legal operations for our teams and clients – such as helping our lawyers price projects accurately and competitively and successfully manage those projects to completion, on budget and on schedule.
  • Our Client Technology Group researches and develops new technologies to deliver improved and cost-effective services to clients.
  • Our Accelerated Review Team provides alternative staffing models to streamline workflow for process-intensive legal engagements.

For more information on our in-house innovation teams, please click here.