Litigation against the government is very different from litigation between private parties. Because of the power that regulatory agencies have over business and industry, the stakes in government litigation often reach far beyond the specific issues in a dispute. If a government agency has launched an investigation, served a subpoena, issued a detrimental regulation or denied an entitlement, sometimes litigation is the only recourse.
Government litigation often involves unique issues—not to mention potential political ramifications and media scrutiny—that require a legal team well-versed in these types of lawsuits. Many of our lawyers previously served as government prosecutors and in government agencies or administrative positions, giving us particular insight when developing strategies and litigating your matters. We have successfully litigated numerous cases involving government in civil courts, before administrative boards and administrative judges, and in appellate courts.
Unlike many firms, we are always prepared to take our cases to trial and are not limited to writ work and motion practice. Our track record of success litigating against governmental entities, as well as hands-on knowledge of their approaches and capabilities, means that we are often able to work with government lawyers to obtain favorable settlements.
Our group works collaboratively with our other groups, including our criminal, land use, environmental and appellate lawyers, as well as our government advocacy advisors, to provide clients with seamless representation and problem-solving strategies.