As commercial litigators, your business disputes are our business. Our job is to resolve those business disputes on terms favorable to you, either through direct negotiation, alternative dispute resolution mechanisms or litigation.
While the nature of our clients’ businesses and the kinds of commercial disputes they encounter have changed over time, our fundamental approach to representing clients in commercial matters has remained constant. Litigation for litigation’s sake has never had a place in our playbook. It never will. For us, at the heart of every commercial dispute is a business—our client. With each case comes a mix of business interests and strategic objectives unique to that client. We litigate to advance our client’s business interests, executing upon a litigation strategy developed specifically to achieve its objectives. We do so efficiently, aggressively and effectively. We fight hard, but we fight smart.
We are confident in and proud of our commercial litigation capabilities. But don’t take our word for it. We are recognized by our peers for the depth and breadth of our litigation bench. We have been named to “Most Feared Law Firms” in BTI Consulting’s “Litigation Outlook 2017 and 2018.” General counsel and legal decision makers consider Kelley Drye one of the firms that they would least like to see as opposing litigation counsel—welcome news to our clients. We were also named to the "Honor Roll for Commercial Litigation" in BTI's "Litigation Outlook 2019" and listed in BTI’s “Litigation Outlook for 2015,” as a “Leader of the Best” for approaching client work with creativity, flexibility and business savvy.
Kelley Drye’s commercial litigators are more than accomplished advocates; they’re pioneers in business litigation. Since its creation more than two decades ago, our litigators have served in leadership roles overseeing the evolution of the Commercial Division of New York State Supreme Court—the preeminent specialized business court in the country, and have participated in the development of specialized business courts based on the New York Model in nearly two dozen states. Our business litigators are also recognized thought leaders in their practice areas. We’ve made significant contributions to the two leading treatises on commercial litigation in the federal and New York State courts—Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts, third edition, which features substantive chapters prepared by eight Kelley Drye attorneys, and Commercial Litigation in New York State Courts, fourth edition, which includes fifteen chapters authored by our commercial litigators. One of our partners has served as editor in chief of both treatises since their inception.