Commercial Litigation


Morrison & Foerster’s Commercial Litigation group represents clients in large domestic and international business disputes in courts and arbitration proceedings in the United States, Europe, and Asia. These cases often involve contract disputes and claims of commercial fraud and include, for example, procurement, franchise, construction, real estate, and commercial lending disputes, as well as business torts and bankruptcy adversary proceedings.

We have 500 litigators located on three continents around the world. Unlike most large law firms, we try and arbitrate cases on a regular basis for plaintiffs and defendants in many industries, including banking and financial services, communications, insurance, life sciences, real estate, professional services, technologies of all types, and transportation.

We provide strategic advice and appreciate that our clients have broad business needs and concerns to be taken into account in litigation and arbitration. We have a successful trial record handling fact-driven cases in complex commercial settings.

Clients we represent in commercial litigation matters include Echostar Communications, Ernst & Young, Grant Thornton LLP, The Hartford, Honeywell International Inc., Quixtar Inc., Sega Corporation, Travelers Insurance Company, and United Parcel Service, Inc.

U.S. News – Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms 2013
National: Commercial Litigation (Tier 1)
Los Angeles: Commercial Litigation (Tier 1)
New York: Commercial Litigation (Tier 1)
San Diego: Commercial Litigation (Tier 1)
San Francisco: Commercial Litigation (Tier 1)


BTI Litigation Outlook 2014
Complex Commercial Litigation (Honor Roll)
Most Feared Litigation Firms (Honor Roll)


Chambers Asia-Pacific 2015
Japan: Dispute Resolution - International


Chambers USA 2016
California: Litigation: General Commercial
New York: Litigation: General Commercial


Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2015
Japan: Dispute Resolution International Firms and Joint Ventures (Tier 1)

BTI Consulting Group Recognizes Morrison & Foerster as Top Litigation Law Firm


“Their best qualities are a high degree of skill and they're excellent litigators that know their audience.”
(Chambers USA 2016)


“They are able to staff any matter appropriately so they can bring in huge resources whether that be back office or front office support, the right research, or the right drafting.”
(Chambers USA 2015)


“They have done an outstanding job in handling a large matter with multiple elements.”
(Chambers USA 2015)

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