Gordon Arata Montgomery Barnett represents business clients of all sizes in litigation that is as diverse and complex as their markets and customers. The business owners, executives and corporate counsel whom we advise are acutely aware that litigation can affect their company's commercial practices, bottom line, and, in some cases, continued existence. They repeatedly turn to our commercial litigators because of our proven track record of achieving results.
We represent clients as plaintiffs and as defendants in federal and state courts, before administrative agencies, and in alternative dispute resolution forums. We strive to deliver value in achieving the most desirable results for our client. While this is often best accomplished through carefully crafted motions and other techniques designed to resolve a case before trial, our leading commercial litigators have substantial trial experience and will aggressively take cases into court, before a judge or jury, to secure the best outcome for our clients. At trial, our firm employs the most up-to-date trial presentation and preparation techniques, including case management databases, research by national and local jury consultants, and the services of litigation support companies.
We handle a variety of complicated litigation matters for financial institutions, such as those involving negotiable instruments, letters of credit and security documents. We have also represented financial institutions and their officers on claims related to everything from banking practices to insider stock trading and embezzlement.
Gordon Arata Montgomery Barnett is nationally known for defense of consumer class actions, having successfully represented clients in the tobacco, securities, oil and gas, insurance, retail, public utility, pharmaceutical, vitamin and telecommunications industries as they have faced nationwide and statewide class litigation.
Our commercial litigators have also handled large and complex construction actions on behalf of owners, contractors and subcontractors and involving both public and private works. We thus have considerable experience with claim preparation and defense, scheduling issues, and disruption and delay claims.
Our commercial litigation group has earned its reputation as one of Louisiana's premier practices. Few firms match our breadth of representation in:
- Antitrust matters
- Breach of fiduciary duty
- Communications litigation
- Construction litigation
- Consumer class actions
- Corporate and shareholder litigation
- Employment litigation
- Financial institution litigation
- Franchise litigation
- Insurance practice
- Misappropriation of trade secrets
- Products liability
- Securities fraud
- Telecommunications and public utility matters
- Tortious interference
- Unfair trade practices