Steptoe & Johnson’s business litigators represent clients of all sizes in all aspects of complex business litigation. Team litigators possess extensive experience in handling “bet the company” cases, and know that when a client faces a business dispute, the client needs to understand the impact of the litigation to their business, regardless of the size of the dispute.

Our business litigators have been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® in multiple practice areas, including Commercial Litigation, and three group members have been selected as Fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers.

While our business litigators are quite capable in the court room, they also recognize that going to trial does not always serve the client’s best interest. With our extensive experience, clients trust our business litigators to deliver tailored approaches to reduce risk and get our clients back to what they do best – run their businesses.


Commercial Litigation

  • Contract disputes
  • Construction and bonding
  • e-Discovery
  • Appellate practice at all levels in state and federal courts
  • Insurance coverage
  • Condemnation and land use
  • Antitrust and restraint of trade issues
  • Injunctive relief

Environmental Litigation

  • Penalty and enforcement actions, site remediation and cost recovery, indemnity and transactional issues
  • Superfund cost recovery and allocations
  • RCRA and hazardous and solid waste disposal enforcement
  • Permit appeals
  • Audit and compliance issues
  • FERC regulatory
  • PSC regulatory
  • Co-lead counsel defending large pharmaceutical distributor in more than 2,000 opioid lawsuits in state and federal courts nationwide; responsibilities include developing arguments for and implementing removal of state court suits to federal court
  • National and regional lead counsel in representation of banking industry in check payment and regulatory litigation, negotiable instruments, bank deposits, and collection
  • Represent corporate entities in contract disputes (small and large) and utilize appropriate litigation resources to resolve the dispute effectively and efficiently
  • Represent taxpayers (corporate, nonprofit, and individuals) before the Internal Revenue Service and state tax departments
  • Represent banks and financial institutions in matters involving the Uniform Commercial Code and associated federal acts and regulations
  • Litigate real property cases involving express and implied easements, partition actions, missing heir petitions, boundary disputes, and title disputes
  • Conduct internal investigations and defended several clients, including large national companies, suspected of securities and other white collar violations