Litigation, collaboration, customization
Successful litigation requires a deep and current understanding of a client's industry and strong relationships with regulatory, legislative and enforcement officials—as well as the ability, experience and confidence to take complex matters to trial.
Manatt's philosophy is simple: first, understand the client's business strategy and objectives, then aggressively, efficiently and effectively assert or defend their interests.
We create a strategy that is calibrated to your specific needs, risks, goals and budget. We are guardians of your interests beyond the courtroom—your reputation, your business and your expectations. Litigation is about achieving the best outcome for the client inside and outside the courtroom.
“Manatt has an absolutely stellar litigation practice. They objectively and thoughtfully assess the strengths and weaknesses of each case, creatively pursue ways to position their clients for the best resolution, and seek early resolution where appropriate. They are exceptionally good at crafting and then telling their client’s “story” in a compelling way to judges, juries, and mediators.”
—Client testimonial shared with Legal 500 (2020)
Multitalented and effective
We adjust our tactics to the needs of the case. We handle cases that dominate the headlines and lead to months-long trials, and others that we resolve discreetly and quickly. Some matters urgently require aggressive advocacy; others demand prudence.
One size does not fit all. We tailor our team and strategy expressly for you—providing the right combination of aggressive, creative trial lawyers and professionals who know your industry.
If disputes cannot be resolved and we do go to trial, we play to win. Manatt's litigation group includes some of the top trial and appellate lawyers in the United States. In every instance, we bring a sure grasp of the issues, the forensic skills, and the strategic insights necessary to produce favorable results.
Who we work with
Our litigation team is composed of talented litigators who have learned the business imperatives of clients in highly specialized industries—consumer products, energy, entertainment, financial services, healthcare, real estate, and retail. We represent Fortune 100 companies and new startups alike.