September 20, 2016
BTI Litigation Outlook 2017 Distinguishes Eight Polsinelli Practice Areas

Polsinelli was designated today by general counsel as one of the top six “Powerhouses” in Complex Commercial Litigation. 

As reported by BTI Consulting Group in its latest study released today –  BTI Litigation Outlook 2017: Changes, Trends and Opportunities for Law Firms  –  in addition to the Powerhouse selection, seven other Polsinelli litigation practice groups, including Intellectual Property, Labor and Employment, Class Actions, Securities and Finance, and Products Liability were included as “Standout” or “Honor Roll” practices.

“This ranking is a true reflection of how the firm approaches litigation,” said Commercial Litigation Practice Group Chair Stacy A. Carpenter. “We have listened to our clients and how they want to approach litigation. We understand our clients’ businesses, and we work hard to protect our clients’ investments and to ensure that the time and expense of litigation is in line with our clients’ objectives and expectations.”

BTI’s sixth annual series on trends in the litigation market uncovered how client behavior – and spending – is changing for 2017. This year’s study is based solely on in-depth interviews with leading legal decision makers. The comprehensive analysis trends data from more than 4,300 corporate counsel client interviews conducted over the span of 17 years. 

“We congratulate all of our litigation groups that were recognized in this year’s BTI Litigation Outlook,” said Polsinelli Chairman Russ Welsh. “As a trial attorney myself, and now having led Polsinelli for 18 years, it’s gratifying to know that this distinction is based on feedback from clients of our litigation department who all of our attorneys work so hard to serve.”

The following Polsinelli groups were named in the 2017 BTI Litigation Outlook report:

  • Complex Commercial Litigation 
  • IP Litigation
  • Everyday Commercial Litigation
  • Complex Employment Litigation
  • Everyday Employment Litigation
Honor Roll
  • Class Actions
  • Securities and Finance Litigation
  • Product Liability Litigation

Polsinelli’s Commercial Litigation Practice Group handles trials, arbitrations, mediations and appeals in all commercial and business fields. The firm has more than 800 attorneys across 20 offices coast to coast. The nationwide team of litigators is able to provide comprehensive legal strategies, courtroom experience and business acumen across industries. 

Collectively, the commercial litigation team of over 100 attorneys has significant experience in aviation and transportation, business torts, class and mass actions, contract and UCC disputes, cybersecurity, dealer and franchise litigation, E-discovery, financial institutions, food and agriculture, government investigations and regulatory proceedings, insurance matters, manufacturing and distribution, professional liability, real estate, retail and hospitality, securities litigation, shareholder disputes, and statutory claims.

“To hear from our clients that we are a true partner is the best compliment we can get,” said Polsinelli’s Litigation Department Chair Russell Jones, Jr. “Our successes have earned the firm and our litigators acclaim in a range of industry directories and publications, but the most significant validation of our practice comes from clients who retain our litigators time and time again trusting we will deliver real answers to real challenges.”

In June, Polsinelli secured placement on BTI Consulting’s 2016 Most Recommended Law Firms, Brand Elite and Client Service A-Team lists. The firm’s breadth of services was also acknowledged with recognition as a “Core Firm” in BTI’s Power Rankings in Health Care, Chemicals, High Tech and Telecommunications Industries.  

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