With decades of experience representing companies of all sizes, from small businesses and startups to large national and international corporations, Day Pitney's skilled trial and appellate counsel, arbitrators and mediators have established a reputation for success. Our commercial litigators offer insightful, effective strategies for overcoming obstacles and resolving disputes of varying magnitude and complexity. Each matter receives the resources that match the needs and goals of the client and appropriately address the legal issues involved. Each case is managed to achieve a time- and cost-effective resolution, which includes evaluating the range of strategies that can be pursued to reach the client's desired result in each case, such as arbitration, mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.
Day Pitney lawyers' responsiveness has resulted in long-standing relationships with clients who call on us to handle everything from basic contract disputes to complex litigation. Our lawyers have worked on almost every type of litigation, including antitrust and unfair competition, contract disputes, construction and infrastructure projects, consumer finance, creditors' rights, white collar, franchises and distributorships, insurance and reinsurance, product liability and other torts.
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in the Connecticut state courts limiting their operations with regard to civil commercial matters to Priority 1 functions. In the context of civil litigation, other than divorce and family matters, the Judicial Branch has defined Priority 1 as only ex parte motions. As a result, neither short calendar proceedings to resolve motions nor trials are being conducted. Many other courts have also limited their operations.
Retired Chief Justice Chase T. Rogers and Retired U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Chris Droney, who in addition to their appellate experience also served as trial judges for many years, are available to help move civil disputes forward towards resolution either through mediation or a binding process to resolve issues by consent of the parties. All of this can be accomplished remotely via video conferencing application. Please contact us if you would like to discuss this opportunity further.
Day Pitney's skilled appellate lawyers handle complex appeals and proceedings across the country in any court including the U.S. Supreme Court, every U.S. Court of Appeals and the highest courts in several states. Clients turn to us for our knowledge and experience in the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the First, Second, and Third Circuits and appeals courts in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey and New York.
With extensive experience in receiverships and out-of-court workouts, members of Day Pitney's Bankruptcy and Restructuring practice group are uniquely positioned to evaluate, advise on and implement strategic alternatives to formal proceedings in Bankruptcy Court. We move quickly by taking a proactive approach to our clients' issues with a focus on consensus building, where possible, and strong and aggressive litigation, when necessary.
In today’s global economy and information-laden world, complex litigation has become more time-consuming, expensive and distracting than ever before. Day Pitney’s Complex Commercial Litigation practice, consisting of more than 45 attorneys in Connecticut, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and New York, is primed and ready to handle all such complex business disputes on behalf of multinational, national and local businesses in the Northeast and elsewhere.
Day Pitney represents creditors, including financial institutions, banks, mortgage companies, automobile lenders and retailers, credit card companies, and collection companies in disputes brought under state and federal consumer protection laws, as well as against common-law claims. That representation includes the defense of individual and class actions. Clients also call on us for tax and labor advice for their human resources departments, defense in housing discrimination claims, and prosecution of claims against former employees who violate noncompete agreements.
At Day Pitney, we believe in providing end-to-end service so our clients are able to confidently address data privacy and protection and cybersecurity risks before these risks ever materialize. We have the capability to cost-effectively review existing enterprise-wide data privacy and protection policies, design and implement new policies when warranted, and plan for the effective management of the crises (and possibly litigation) that might arise as a result of a data breach. Drawing on our broad experiences in law, compliance, information technology, finance and public policy, Day Pitney's Cybersecurity and Data Protection practice group is well-positioned to provide sound, innovative advice on continuously evolving cybersecurity and data privacy and protection issues across all business sectors.
The Day Pitney Employment and Labor practice group guides employers through this maze to achieve practical solutions for all workplace issues. We are not outside counsel; we are part of a team. We staff leanly and appropriately and enjoy long-term relationships with our clients. We know our clients’ businesses intimately and partner with their Human Resources, Labor Relations and legal staff in everything we do.
Day Pitney’s Franchise and Distribution practice helps clients navigate the myriad legal issues that can and do arise from the franchise model. We help our clients make business and marketing decisions that can benefit their partners within their distribution channel, and we also provide the analysis, advice and negotiation skills needed to develop practical and cost-effective resolutions to disputes before they escalate.
Day Pitney has the resources, skills and experience to protect our clients' interests whenever they are confronted by a government or regulatory investigation, whether at the regional, national or international level. Our clients include Fortune 100 corporations, private companies, universities and individuals. In addition, we conduct prompt and conclusive internal investigations for our clients, and help them assess and strengthen their compliance programs and ethics plans to mitigate the risk of future problems.
Day Pitney attorneys across offices and practices provide our clients advice and assistance in navigating the myriad regulations, statutes and legal issues confronting manufacturing and transportation businesses. Our lawyers represent manufacturers ranging from Fortune 100 to middle market companies in a variety of industries including packaging, software, medical devices, construction materials, food, pharmaceuticals, retail goods, chemical engineering, telecom products, technology, filtration, fuel systems, automotive, and aerospace.
With more than 100 years of experience, Day Pitney's Product Liability and Torts Litigation practice is widely recognized as one of the strongest in the Northeast. Our reputation as tough and strategic litigators backed by extensive trial experience gives our clients a decided edge.
In addition to understanding the way in which ethical conflicts and professional negligence concepts typically intersect in legal professional liability matters, our lawyers can call on their own experience and the experience of others within the firm on the challenging transactional, corporate, litigation, intellectual property, tax, regulatory, probate and other substantive issues that underlie legal liability claims. We appreciate the value of an early and realistic assessment of the risks posed by professional liability claims, including the likelihood of success on dispositive motions based on issues such as causation and damages.
The trial lawyers in Day Pitney’s Real Estate Litigation practice group have years of experience representing corporations of every size and individuals in their real estate-related disputes. The group provides clients with both a multijurisdictional resource and the "local knowledge" that is so critical to successfully pursuing or defending real estate disputes.