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Caplin & Drysdale
Complex Litigation

Overview

Caplin & Drysdale litigators are regularly asked to handle complex business, financial, and commercial disputes that have put a business in peril. We also represent plaintiffs around the world seeking to have their rights vindicated through the court system. Our litigators efficiently handle matters of varying sizes, emphasizing close communication with clients, hands-on involvement by senior lawyers, and lean staffing in relation to the size of the matters we handle. Our aim is to deliver excellent value for our clients.


 

News

Caplin & Drysdale Earns Top Ranking in 2018 "Best Lawyers in America"
August 15, 2017
Caplin & Drysdale Lawyers Listed Among D.C.'s Most Prominent Practitioners
April 27, 2017
Mark Allison and Charles Ruchelman Comment: Record-Low Audit Rates Could Reverse as IRS Alters Exams
February 27, 2017
Charles Ruchelman Discusses Partnership Audit Rule Freeze Causing Confusion For States
February 17, 2017
Charles Ruchelman Comments on Montana CPAs Opposing Partnership Audit Legislation
January 27, 2017
IRS Proposed Partnership Audit Rules Withdrawn from OFR
January 26, 2017
Caplin & Drysdale Tax Lawyer Charles Ruchelman Launches Website on New Partnership Audit Rules
January 24, 2017
Northern Virginia Magazine Names Beth Kaufman and Jeffrey Liesemer "Top Lawyers" for 2016
November 22, 2016
Caplin & Drysdale Promotes Zhanna Ziering to Member
October 3, 2016
Clients and Peers Recommend 4 Caplin & Drysdale Litigators in 2016 Benchmark Litigation
October 3, 2016
Caplin & Drysdale Enters Managed Services Deal with Epiq
August 30, 2016
Best Lawyers in America Lists 18 Caplin & Drysdale Attorneys
August 15, 2016
Caplin & Drysdale Listed Among Top Lawyers for Tax, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Political Law
June 1, 2016
Jeffrey Liesemer Comments on Federal Court Clashes
May 13, 2016
Super Lawyers Recognizes Caplin & Drysdale Lawyers from Several Practice Areas
April 26, 2016
Lloyd's Asbestos Litigation Reporter Quotes Elihu Inselbuch's Testimony Before Senate Judiciary Committee on Transparency of Asbestos Trusts
March 7, 2016
Mealey's Litigation Report Quotes Elihu Inselbuch's Testimony Before Senate Judiciary Committee on Transparency of Asbestos Trusts
February 17, 2016
Bloomberg BNA Quotes Elihu Inselbuch's Testimony Before Senate Judiciary Committee on Transparency of Asbestos Trusts
February 4, 2016
Elihu Inselbuch Testifies Before Senate Judiciary Committee on Transparency of Asbestos Trusts
February 3, 2016
Caplin & Drysdale Promotes Attorneys in D.C. and New York
February 1, 2016
U.S. News & World Report Lists Caplin & Drysdale in "Best Law Firms" for 2016
November 2, 2015
Benchmark Litigation Lists Caplin & Drysdale's Complex Litigation Group for Sixth Consecutive
October 2, 2015
Clients and Peers Distinguish Caplin & Drysdale in Chambers' Rankings
May 19, 2015
Super Lawyers Lists Caplin & Drysdale Lawyers
April 23, 2015
Caplin & Drysdale's Complex Litigation Group Earns Listing in 2015 Benchmark Litigation
November 10, 2014
Caplin & Drysdale Receives High Rankings from 2015 U.S. News-Best Law Firms
November 4, 2014
Caplin & Drysdale Lawyers Earn Best Lawyers Ranking
August 21, 2014
With Its Founders, Caplin & Drysdale Celebrates 50 Years of Excellence
July 23, 2014
Caplin & Drysdale Earns Top Honors in 2014 Chambers USA
May 28, 2014
The Washington Post Lists Caplin & Drysdale Attorneys Among the Top Attorneys in D.C.
April 30, 2014
Caplin & Drysdale Strengthens Global Tax and Litigation Services
January 8, 2014
Caplin & Drysdale's Complex Litigation Group Listed as Highly Recommended by Benchmark Litigation
October 28, 2013
19 Caplin & Drysdale Attorneys Achieve Best Lawyers in America Ranking
October 21, 2013
The Legal 500 Recommends Caplin & Drysdale As a Leading Firm For 2013
June 3, 2013
14 Caplin & Drysdale Attorneys Recognized in Chambers USA 2013
May 29, 2013
Super Lawyers Lists Nineteen Caplin & Drysdale Attorneys
April 29, 2013
Caplin & Drysdale Attorneys Recognized by Peers in Best Lawyers in America
March 18, 2013
Caplin & Drysdale's Complex Litigation Group Recognized in Benchmark Litigation
December 3, 2012
U.S. News Recognizes Caplin & Drysdale With Top Ranking
November 8, 2012
Benchmark Litigation Recommends Caplin & Drysdale, Names Three Attorneys as "Litigation Stars"
November 15, 2011
The Best Lawyers in America Ranks 19 Caplin & Drysdale Attorneys as Leaders in Their Field
September 1, 2011
Benchmark Litigation Recommends Caplin & Drysdale and Names Two Attorneys as "Local Litigation Stars"
October 26, 2010
University of Virginia Renames the Daniel Caplin Professorship in Law to the Mortimer M. Caplin Professorship in Law
August 18, 2010
19 Caplin & Drysdale Attorneys Named Best Lawyers in America
August 4, 2010
Chambers USA and Legal 500 Recognize Caplin & Drysdale in 2010 Top Rankings
June 15, 2010
Caplin & Drysdale Raises Three Attorneys to Membership in the Firm, Underscoring its Commitment to Creditors' Rights and Complex Financial Litigation
February 1, 2010
Chambers USA 2009 Recognizes Eight Caplin & Drysdale Attorneys as ‘America's Leading Lawyers'
June 15, 2009
European Insolvency Law Struggles to Get Ahead of Soaring Defaults
May 26, 2009
Chained to the Drawing Board
May 1, 2009
Super Lawyers Recognizes Nine Caplin & Drysdale Attorneys in Five Practice Areas
March 27, 2009

Events

Trevor Swett to Speak on M&A Opportunities in Latin America at IBA Conference
March 16, 2017
Andrew Sackett to Speak on Asbestos Bankruptcy Update Panel
October 1, 2015
James Wehner and Sharon Want to Speak at Nonprofits and Associations Forum
July 15, 2015
Walter Slocombe to Speak on the ISAB Report on U.S.-Russia Relations
January 15, 2015
Andrew Sackett to Speak on Asbestos Litigation Panel
July 29, 2014
Jeffrey Liesemer to Speak at ABA Panel on Insurance Basics for Business Lawyers
April 10, 2014
Jeffrey Liesemer Presents a LIVE Webinar on Significant Issues for Fraudulent Transfer Actions
March 25, 2014
Jeffrey Liesemer to Speak at ABA 2013 Business Bankruptcy Committee Meeting
November 1, 2013
Trevor Swett to Present on New Issues in Fund Litigation
March 18, 2013
Annual Hedge Fund General Counsel Summit
September 13, 2011
Kevin Maclay and James Wehner to Speak at WMACCA Litigation Forum
July 26, 2011
Changing Supervisory and Regulatory Landscape
October 4, 2010
Duties of the Hedge Fund General Counsel in the World of Financial Reform
October 4, 2010
Ronald Reinsel to Speak at The Distressed Debt Conference
November 10, 2009
Enough is Enough: The Time for Investor Protection Against Fraud is Now!"
October 1, 2009
Riding Out the Storm: Hedge Funds and the Financial Crisis
February 12, 2009
Trevor Swett to Present on Hedge Fund Managers
February 12, 2009
James Wehner to Speak on Credit Default Swaps
October 30, 2008
Teleconference: Credit Default Swaps Under Fire
October 21, 2008

Publications

Supreme Court to Consider Statutory Safe Harbor for Debtors' Pre-Petition Securities Transactions
September 29, 2017
"Free and Clear" Bankruptcy Sale Orders and State Law Successor Liability Claims: The Overlooked Question of Preemption
August 31, 2017
Avoiding the Voidable: Assessing Global Insolvency Practices and Processes
August 21, 2017
Chapter 15 at 11: Threshold Requirements for Recognition
March 24, 2017
"Free And Clear" Bankruptcy Sales and Successor Liability in the United States
March 16, 2017
Chapter 15 at 11: Chapter 15 Provides Provisional Relief in Hanjin Shipping
January 6, 2017
Chapter 15 at 11: Bankruptcy Code's Cross-Border Insolvency Law Approaches 11th Anniversary
September 30, 2016
The Continuing Irony of "Tort Reform"
September 14, 2016
Supreme Court to Review Priority-Skipping Settlement and Structured Dismissal of Chapter 11 Case
August 5, 2016
Supreme Court Nixes Puerto Rico Insolvency Law, but Congress Legislates New Path
July 22, 2016
Delaware Bankruptcy Court Reaffirms the Viability of Class Proofs of Claim in PacSun Bankruptcy
July 18, 2016
Do Bankruptcy Code Clawback Provisions Reach Transactions Occurring in Other Countries?
June 17, 2016
Court Holds that Bankruptcy Code Pre-Empts State Laws Invoked by Creditors to Avoid LBO Payments
May 6, 2016
Products Liability Plaintiffs Prevented From Seeking Recovery Against New GM Because the Bankruptcy Court Found Their Claims Were Not Assumed by New GM
April 26, 2016
Seventh Circuit Rules on Authority to Temporarily Stay Non-Debtor Litigation
March 25, 2016
Second Circuit Determines that Argentine Central Bank is Not Alter Ego of Argentina
March 11, 2016
A Critique Of RAND's Three Reports On Asbestos Trusts And Asbestos Litigation
September 25, 2015
Supreme Court: Decisions Denying Plan Confirmation Not Appealable as of Right
August 7, 2015
Wellness International: Litigants May Consent to Adjudication by Bankruptcy Courts
June 19, 2015
Fairfield Sentry and the Limits of Comity in Chapter 15 Cases
March 20, 2015
GM Tests the Limits of Liability Post-Bankruptcy
November 17, 2014
Changes to the Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act Approved
October 10, 2014
Litigation Claimants Get a Second Chance in Bankruptcy Appeal
July 25, 2014
Remain Vigilant On Indian Permanent Establishments, Even After the Favorable e-Funds Decision
July 10, 2014
Clearing Up the False Premises Underlying the Push for Asbestos Trust 'Transparency'
June 30, 2014
Limitations on Corporation's Ability to Free Itself from Legacy Liabilities
June 20, 2014
Creditor Standing to Bring Third-Party Actions Outside Bankruptcy Proceedings
May 23, 2014
Jurisdictional Limits on Recognition of Foreign Non-Debtor Releases
May 2, 2014
Enforcing International Arbitration Clauses in Bankruptcy Proceedings
March 21, 2014
Safe Harbour Neither Bars Nor Pre-empts State Law Fraudulent Transfer Claims
February 21, 2014
Supreme Court to Rule on Adjudicatory Authority of Bankruptcy Judges
January 17, 2014
Pre-Bankruptcy LBOs as Fraudulent Transfers
August 1, 2013
Stipulation Limiting Damages Cannot Circumvent CAFA Jurisdiction
March 26, 2013
The Effrontery of The Asbestos Trust Transparency Legislation Efforts
February 20, 2013
Supreme Court to Consider Impact of Stipulation Limiting Damages on CAFA Jurisdiction
September 10, 2012
Hedge Fund Managers Beware: Unless Claims are Assigned, Managers Do Not Have Standing to Sue for Their Funds
February 15, 2012
Making Their Mark: The Supreme Court Clarified and Reshaped Class Action Law in the October 2010 Term
August 1, 2011
Social Media at Work: Defining New Legal Boundaries
July 1, 2011
United States Supreme Court Holds That Loss Causation Is Not Required to Obtain Class Certification in a Securities Class Action
June 13, 2011
Supreme Court Holds that Agreements with Arbitration Clauses Can Properly Waive Class Action Rights
April 29, 2011
Evolving Fiduciary Duties in the Era of Financial Reform
September 22, 2010
IRS Scrutinizes Payroll Practices, Challenges for Companies
May 1, 2010
Credit Default Swaps & the Bankrupt Counterparty - Entering the Undiscovered Country
September 25, 2008
Contingent Fees and Tort Reform: A Reassessment and Reality Check
July 1, 2001

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