Becker maintains an active civil litigation practice that encompasses the representation of a broad spectrum of clients in matters before state and federal courts, administrative agencies, and in various alternative dispute resolution forums, such as arbitration and mediation.
The Litigation Department has the experience necessary to handle a matter -- whether straightforward or complex -- in an effective and efficient manner. Members of the Department are as adept at negotiating beneficial resolutions to disputes without the resort to litigation as they are in vindicating a client's rights in a court of law through the full use of the adversarial process. In all instances, members of the Litigation Department work diligently with the client to establish the objective of the representation and thereafter, to develop and employ the legal strategy best suited for achieving that objective.
We appreciate that our in-house colleagues are under pressure to keep outside legal costs down and to work with shrinking legal budgets. And most importantly, we know that all litigation is expensive: not only in terms of legal fees or settlements paid, but also in terms of opportunity cost as well as in time, energy and resources. In keeping with these principles, we handle litigation as efficiently as possible, maximize the value of each litigation dollar spent, and add value to the attorney-client relationship beyond sound advice and the highest quality work product. In this regard, we:
- Embrace flexible billing arrangements;
- Provide data-driven budgets and estimates;
- Utilize “real time” budget tracking;
- Alert clients to events impacting existing budgets and estimates; and
- Employ “project management” principles as appropriate for the size of the matter.
Litigation Best Practices: The Becker Paradigm
In addition, the Litigation Department provides litigation support for all of the other departments within the firm.