HOW WE WIN: Winning isn’t about surviving the storm. It’s about knowing how to dance in the rain.
Experience is valuable, winning experience is invaluable.
Our cases are high stakes matters. And victory in them requires winning experience. Every one of our attorneys has contributed as a member of a winning jury trial, ITC merits hearing, Post Grant review, or Federal Circuit team.
Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.
We think that a straightforward narrative given by credible, likable attorneys is the most effective way to move a decision maker. From the outset of an engagement, we formulate a narrative of the case and use discovery to uncover the right material to present the facts in a normal human dialect. Our style in court avoids hyperbole and vitriol; we rely on a compelling story arc that explains all of the issues in a way that naturally leads the finder of fact to the right conclusion.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion
DEI makes our team stronger.
We believe in diversity, in all forms. The people of our team each bring unique life, educational, and professional experiences to our cases. These experiences come together to thwart the risk of group think and to ensure that we see as many different angles as possible. Diversity, equity and inclusion is an everyday thing here — over 50% of our attorneys are members of American Bar Association-defined diverse groups (Asian, Black, disabled, Latinx, LGBTQ+, and women).
It’s not the size of the team in the fight, it’s the size of fight in the team.
Teamwork makes the dream work. And that’s why we focus extensively on our team’s spirit and morale. Our team knows that success isn’t a finite resource at our firm. That means our team is committed to the success of one another and our clients. And the result is a constant flow of optimism, enthusiasm, and resilience.
The pen remains mightier than the sword.
Our oral advocacy success speaks for itself. But the opportunity to prevail as oral advocates is set-up by our winning briefs. As a firm we write with a singular voice, style, and purpose. On our Great Writing page, you’ll see some of our core beliefs and writing tenets.
Visual advocacy and PowerPoint are opposites.
We devote the same energy, focus, and care in the creation of our visual advocacy as we do to all other parts of our case. Visual advocacy isn’t about making the boring look pretty. It’s about using the visual to story tell. Our love of visual advocacy comes from a deep appreciation, grounded in theory and courtroom experience, about how best to engage, connect, and teach in a captivating and thought provoking way.
There’s never a right time to do the wrong thing.
Our pursuit of client justice is tenacious, passionate, and resolute — and it’s also fair. We believe in fair play. We believe in fair play even when confronted with an absence of it. We win as regularly as we do because we’re committed to knowing the law and rules, not violating them.
VICTORIES AROUND THE NATION
Our substantive practice is narrow, but our geographic reach is wide.
Attorneys on our team combined have litigated in over half of the states of the United States. Team members have appeared in federal courts in Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin, and in multiple state courts.
A win tastes sweeter when it comes in under budget.
Reducing friction points in litigation operations allows the fighting force to focus on victory. One way we reduce potential case friction is to offer our clients, be they plaintiff or defendant, an alternative fee relationship. This also adds certainty to their economic models of a case.