Notable Representations, Key Contacts
Consequently, we have a long record of successfully resolving these proceedings on behalf of clients across industries, including retail and consumer products, energy, chemicals, media and entertainment, healthcare and life sciences, heavy manufacturing, insurance, technology, and financial services. Likewise, our experience covers a broad range of substantive areas of law, including fraud, bankruptcy, media and entertainment, trade secrets and restrictive covenants, unfair and deceptive trade practices, RICO, insurance and reinsurance, breach of contract, consumer protection, product liability, and antitrust, among many others.
The practice's comprehensive offerings are supported by a number of foundational capabilities:
Trial Ready Approach
Class Action and Multi-District Litigation Experience
Weil has an excellent track record in defending complex, multi-plaintiff actions, including proceedings before the Judicial Panel on Multi-District Litigation (MDL) and under various state multi-district litigation statutes, as well as class and collective actions in state and federal courts around the United States. From multi-hundred-plaintiff MDLs regarding healthcare reimbursement rates to significant class actions challenging immunity under the Communications Decency Act, Weil’s Complex Commercial Litigators have extensive experience litigating high-value claims, cases of first impression and other significant issues in these contexts for clients across the industry spectrum. Read more
Over the past two years. more than 18 Weil litigators have tried a case to verdict.
Weil again represented ESPN successfully in a second and different matter obtaining a near-complete defense jury verdict following trial of more than $150 million in claims brought by DISH Network challenging certain provisions of distribution agreements ESPN had negotiated with DISH and several of DISH’s competitors.
Later, Weil successfully represented Exxon in more than 30 putative class actions worth billions that have been filed against motor fuel retailers throughout warmer regions of the United States, which asserted failure to adjust the price or size of gasoline to account for thermal expansion. Weil secured a favorable settlement worth a fraction of what plaintiffs sought.
Recognized as a leading firm in the US in the area of General Commercial Litigation.
Benchmark Litigation 2013
Recognized as a leading General Commercial Litigation firm in the US and in several states.
Chambers USA, 2008–2013