Liskow’s experienced litigation team represents clients involved in virtually every type of dispute, whether in court, before an administrative tribunal, or in arbitration. We recognize that litigation does not occur in isolation; rather it is best seen as part of a client’s larger business strategy. This more strategic, business-first approach raises an essential question for us: “How can this help serve bigger goals?” We work hand in hand with our clients to not only prevail in the litigation at hand, but to utilize victory as part of a larger business strategy.
Liskow lawyers check our egos at the door. We never forget that our role is to successfully resolve disputes, and more importantly, allow our clients to proceed with their business operations with a minimum of expense, distraction and disruption. At Liskow, this is fundamental to how we approach each client relationship and case. Clients tell us this sets us apart.
Success is what the client says it is
Every client has a unique definition of success – and it can change on a case-by-case basis. For one client or case, it might be a zero verdict from a jury. For another, it might be settlement. Or influencing the law that influences the industry. Or keeping their name out of any and all media. Our job is to embrace their view of success and deliver on it.
Many subject-matter strengths inside one law firm
Our work in our general litigation section includes issues involving professional liability, securities litigation, bankruptcy, education, tax disputes, antitrust and trade regulation, directors’ and officers’ liability, and appellate advocacy. That, in addition to the depth and distinction of our other practices, makes Liskow a “go to” litigation firm.
We don’t silo cases or our thinking based on areas of law, and are skilled at putting together highly nimble multidisciplinary teams. We’re particularly known for our capable handling of complex cases, with outcomes that will have a material impact on the strength, strategy and sometimes, the very existence, of a business. Clients call on us when the stakes are high and the facts and law are intricate, nuanced or ambiguous, or all of the above.
Working like our clients do
As practitioners, we emphasize communication and responsiveness – the client’s priorities need to affect both major decisions and more minor, daily ones. We work hard to make that happen. Some want to be consulted about everything. Others prefer more streamlined, periodic updates. Unlike many lawyers, we base our work and our communication on what clients want and need, not simply what we prefer or are accustomed to doing. The right way is our clients’ way.
Many of our clients operate businesses in highly technical industries. A capability we’re known for is our ability to distill down numbingly intricate facts and legal principles into a cogent, lucid and above all, compelling narrative. We’re storytellers, really. What wins cases is the ability to cut through all the verbiage and reduce the facts and the law to their simplest and most persuasive essence. Trial law is the art of telling a story with all the information that’s needed to make a decision – no more. And no less.