Results matter. For more than thirty years, we have tried and litigated complex, high-stakes civil and criminal cases throughout the nation, obtaining the best possible results for our clients. We take the tough cases, the make or break cases where companies, products, careers are riding on the result. It’s in the nature of tough cases to end up in court where our expertise and deep bench of trial lawyers shines. Indeed, we have found our eagerness to try cases often helps them settle.
Our clients are individuals, as well as some of the most successful companies in the world, including Electronic Arts Inc.; Genentech, Inc.; Comcast Cable Communications, LLC; HTC; Intel Corp.; Medtronic, Inc., McKesson Corporation; and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company.
Success Across Practice Areas
Our areas of expertise include intellectual property (representing plaintiffs and defendants in patent, copyright, trademark and trade secrets matters), professional liability (representing major law firms and accounting firms), class actions (including RICO, antitrust, consumer, false advertising, unfair business practices and securities cases), general contract and commercial litigation, antitrust, white collar, and appellate.
In 2005, The American Lawyer named Keker & Van Nest the Litigation Boutique of the Year, singling out the firm for success in high-stakes litigation. "Keker & Van Nest lawyers handle cases of national importance. Not only do they win consistently, they do so while working in an environment that is a model for the legal industry in the areas of diversity and pro bono." Our firm and our partners regularly receive top-tier recognition from Chambers & Partners, Legal 500 and other client rankings.
Our deep bench of lawyers design and execute innovative strategies in close consultation with our clients. Depending on the case, our litigation strategy may involve gutting an opponent’s case through strategic motions, prevailing at trial, or positioning the case for the best possible settlement.
Carrying out cost-effective litigation strategies requires lawyers who are not just book-smart, but also strategic thinkers who exercise top-notch judgment. All of our partners have significant trial experience, which allows them to often outperform larger groups of attorneys by carefully anticipating and managing every phase of a case. Many of our attorneys also utilize the experience gained from clerking for federal district or circuit court judges, and working as public prosecutors or public defenders.