Litigation and Dispute Resolution
LSW serves as a trusted advocate for defendants and plaintiffs in industries across the market spectrum. We craft creative solutions to our clients’ most complex, high-stakes commercial disputes—with the goals of minimizing risk and disruption to business as usual, and winning.
We apply our comprehensive knowledge of the law to successfully litigate business disputes from top to bottom, spanning early-stage negotiation, arbitration and mediation, discovery, prosecution, defense, trial of claims before federal and state courts and administrative bodies, and appeal.
We have also represented clients from across Europe, Asia, and North and South America in U.S.-based civil matters, often leveraging our extensive global network of legal professionals to help resolve all manner of cross-border disputes.
Clients value our practical, efficient and judicious approach to dispute resolution. Sensitive to the economic realities of litigation, we work toward achieving favorable outcomes through negotiation, arbitration, mediation, strategic advocacy, and creatively structured settlements, continuously adjusting our tactics based on new developments in the case. When trial is warranted, however, our team of seasoned litigators stands ready to wage a vigorous battle in the courtroom. Collectively, we bring the experience of having tried more than 100 cases to verdict. Our colleagues in the profession recognize that LSW “fields significant trial experience among its strong bench of advocates” (Chambers USA).
In addition to representing private clients in civil disputes, the firm’s partners have acted as arbitrators, mediators, Special Masters, receivers, trustees, and independent consultants—both by court appointment and by private engagement—in securities, asset management, banking, copyright, real estate, contract, bankruptcy, and commercial tort disputes. Partner John Siffert currently serves as both a panel mediator and Special Master for the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
The recognition we have earned from the legal community attests to our outstanding track record of success. LSW was named one of the 10 “Top Litigation Boutiques in New York City” by JD Journal and “8 Litigation Boutiques That Should Scare Big Law” by Law360, while U.S. News & World Report ranked us as Tier 1 in New York City for commercial litigation.