Venable's Commercial Litigation Group is a nationwide team of skilled trial attorneys who aggressively pursue and protect their clients' interests with winning and cost-effective strategies across a wide spectrum of high-stakes business disputes.
Venable's commercial litigators represent a diverse array of clients in complex commercial disputes. We prosecute and defend claims involving breach of contract, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, unfair competition, trade secret misappropriation, and other business torts. We defend consumer-facing businesses in class actions challenging their advertising, marketing, and data privacy practices.
With an established track record of representing leaders in the financial services, hospitality and leisure, technology, defense contractor, real estate, digital advertising, media and entertainment, nonprofit, insurance, specialty chemicals, and consumer products fields, our coast-to-coast practice has a broad reach. We regularly litigate disputes involving complex financing and investment transactions; real property transactions; mergers, acquisitions, and asset purchase agreements; hotel management contracts; insurance policies; franchise agreements; and employment and technology services agreements. Our team also represents clients in lawsuits involving advertising and marketing, data privacy, and rights of publicity. We routinely consult firm colleagues with the subject-matter expertise that is the best fit for our litigation clients' needs.
Clients come to us to address disputes involving critical issues, including those that may threaten their existence as a business. Some of those disputes require swift resolution; others require resolution at trial or in the appellate courts. Leveraging our philosophy that every court is our "home court" and the war is won (or avoided) by knowing the arena, Venable's seasoned litigators know how to position a case strategically to the client's advantage. Hiring Venable trial lawyers sends a powerful message to our clients' litigation adversaries. Indeed, our litigators are often hired to add strategic thinking and muscle to a case team that has been preparing for trial, or to replace existing litigation counsel entirely.