Steptoe & Johnson’s Business Litigation Practice Group represents clients of all sizes in all aspects of complex business litigation and disputes. Team members possess extensive experience in handling “bet the company” cases. Our business litigators know that when a client faces a business dispute, the clients needs to understand the depth and complexity of today’s business problems, regardless of the size of the dispute.

Our business litigators are listed 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, we 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
  • Represented creditors by guiding them through the intricacies of bankruptcy, foreclosure, and collectio, to maximize recovery of secured and unsecured assets and debt
  • Represented corporate entities in contract disputes (small and large) and utilized appropriate litigation resources to resolve the dispute effectively and efficiently
  • Represented taxpayers (corporate, nonprofit, and individuals) before the Internal Revenue Service and state tax departments
  • Represented banks and financial institutions in matters involving the Uniform Commercial Code and associated federal acts and regulations
  • Litigated real property cases involving express and implied easements, partition actions, missing heir petitions, boundary disputes and title disputes
  • Conducted internal investigations and defended several clients, including large national companies, suspected of securities and other white-collar violations
  • Represented corporate entities in responding to subpoenas and e-discovery requests