Representing companies and individuals in big-stakes and bet-the-company business disputes is at the heart of our practice.

We have extensive experience representing clients in a variety of civil matters in federal and state courts throughout the country, including matters involving fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, trade secret misappropriation, and shareholder and employment disputes.


We are highly experienced in both prosecuting and defending civil fraud litigation – particularly in government investigations and bankruptcies. We have represented bankruptcy trustees, receivers, and creditor committees in litigation arising out of multi-million dollar fraudulent schemes. Our work includes:

  • Leading the litigation for the bankruptcy trustee of Sentinel Management Group to recover assets for defrauded investors against banks, brokers, auditors, and others. Grede v. Bank of New York, Grede v. First Tennessee Securities, Grede v. McGladrey & Pullen, Grede v. INTL FCStone, and Grede v. Citadel Investment Group and Goldman Sachs. Recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for the estate.

  • Winning a $45 million allowed claim for fraud on behalf of a claim holder against the Petters Company Inc. estate relating to the Petters’ Ponzi scheme

  • Winning dismissal of a False Claims Act qui tam suit against a health care provider

  • Defending a $4 million False Claims Act suit brought by the government relating to alleged improprieties in obtaining SBA set-aside contracts

  • Defending an employee of a prominent trading firm against claims that he misappropriated information and violated the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

  • Representing Wall St. bank against claims by former client relating to alleged fraud committed by her ex-husband

  • Representing an attorney-whistleblower under the Dodd-Frank Act and Sarbanes-Oxley Act in a dispute with an international financial services company

  • Representing a major industrial supply company in False Claims Act dispute involving pricing under a government supply contract

  • Advising a group of hedge fund investors created pursuant to Bermuda liquidation proceeding in matters against a hedge fund involving allegations of fraud and mismanagement

  • Negotiating successful settlement of fraud claims arising out corporate executive’s alleged misuse of corporate assets