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Axinn is a go-to firm for the most difficult, consequential litigation faced by the world’s biggest companies. Every attorney is a litigator devoted to achieving client goals inside and outside the courtroom.

Deep experience on both sides of the “v” make Axinn a feared and respected adversary. As plaintiffs, Axinn has helped clients recover hundreds of millions of dollars. As defendants, the firm has extinguished or minimized claims for billions of dollars, often on motions to dismiss.

Axinn tries cases regularly and with extraordinary success. Its partners are fellows in the American College of Trial Lawyers and the Litigation Counsel of America. They have been lead counsel in more than 100 jury and bench trials and private arbitrations. From day one, the firm approaches every case with the expectation that it will go to trial, and with the knowledge of what it takes to get there and win. This approach is cost-effective and provides the greatest leverage at each stage of the proceeding.

Clients are in control. Axinn brings all resources to bear where it is justified, but does not spend its clients’ money where it does not matter. The bottom line is business. In-house counsel face enormous pressure and Axinn views its job as partnering to meet and exceed their expectations. Axinn understand its client’s goals; we plan our strategies and tactics together to accomplish those goals efficiently and effectively. The firm provides demonstrable bottom-line value and keeps the client in charge. There will be no surprises.

Axinn works closely with its clients to develop fee arrangements that align both financial and strategic objectives. These arrangements include diversified approaches to budgeting, fixed-fees, blended rates, and success and contingency fees.

Financial Services
Axinn is a leading firm in the representation of major financial institutions in connection with investments and other critical matters, including numerous claims against money center and investment banks. The firm’s clients include insurance companies, private equity groups, hedge funds, financial guaranty insurers and mutual funds. Key experience includes:

• Recovery of hundreds of millions of dollars in credit crisis litigation
• Numerous cases involving securitized products, debt covenants and other complex financial instruments
• Representation of private-equity companies, including merger litigation, purchase price adjustments and short-swing profit disputes
• Oil and gas liability and commodity crisis fall-out, including RBL disputes

Insurance
Axinn is a leading firm in the representation of major insurance companies in corporate-level litigation. Clients include The Hartford, Chubb, Cigna and Syncora. Key experience includes:

• Current defense of largest class action in U.S. history
• Defense of multiple major class actions involving auto body and repair claims, including victory in one of the few class actions to go to verdict
• Dismissal of a $200 million indemnity claim in the Cayman Islands
• Representation of D&O policy holders and insurers in ten-figure subrogated claims

Technology and Data Privacy
Technology continuously changes the way companies do business. Axinn helps clients stay ahead of the new areas of potential liability and the value that technological change brings, including in the area of data privacy. Key experience includes:

• Representation of plaintiff financial institutions in Target and Home Depot data breach class actions
• Advice regarding the impact of technology on business operations and liability
• Negotiating and drafting data security provisions in contracts and insurance policies

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Axinn also has deep experience in many other areas of high-stakes commercial litigation and arbitration, including securities regulation, contract disputes, corporate governance, labor and employment, business torts and fiduciary duties. Recent experience includes: summary judgment defeating lost profits claims of $1 billion; jury verdict on breach of fiduciary duty claims; verdict in favor of bankruptcy trustee; labor and employment litigation before the NLRB, EEOC and in court; confidential arbitration on behalf of companies such as Airbus and TIAA-CREF; litigation of major supply disputes in the chemical industry; and summary judgment (and successful appeal) on all claims in multimillion dollar breach of contract case arising from a business acquisition.

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