Our team of litigators is dedicated to achieving the objectives of our clients. At the outset of each case, we work to identify those objectives, analyze the strengths and weaknesses of each party’s case, and chart a clear litigation strategy.
Throughout the litigation process, we work closely with our clients to identify the most effective and expeditious way to resolve their legal problems. We use our judgment and experience to uncover the facts that will enable us to advance our clients’ positions, to react to new developments, and to seize opportunities for effective resolution.
Our litigation team has experience at all levels of State and Federal Courts in New York, in mediation and in alternate dispute resolution. We have extensive experience in handling complex federal and state litigation involving healthcare issues, contract and commercial actions, statutory and regulatory challenges, and personal injury matters.
Defining the Limits of Governmental Authority
In our representation of regulated companies and individuals, we have litigated precedent-setting cases defining the constitutional and statutory limits of government authority, including the authority of the Governor of New York, the Legislature, state executive agencies, the Office of the Comptroller and municipal governments. We have extensive experience in litigation involving many aspects of health care and health insurance under New York and federal law, in land use and zoning matters, in charities regulation and in many other areas of government regulation.
Impacting the Delivery of Health Care
Hinman Straub health care litigators have experience in assisting clients through government investigations, class action lawsuits and provider and beneficiary claims involving multiple aspects of the health care delivery system. In addition, the Health Insurance team has successfully challenged the supervisory power of the Superintendent of Insurance before New York’s highest court, and played a critical role in the successful defense of the Empire BlueCross BlueShield for-profit conversion legislation before the Court.
Resolving Commercial Disputes
Our team of litigators handles a broad range of commercial disputes. We have handled cases involving allegations of breach of contract, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, RICO, theft of trade secrets, and numerous other claims and causes of action. We have helped to successfully guide partnerships, corporations, limited liability companies and individuals through all stages of the litigation process.
Representing Parties in Personal Injury Litigation
We have represented both plaintiffs and defendants in personal injury matters. This experience gives us the broad perspective and judgment to objectively evaluate each case and to chart a course to achieve our client’s objectives. We have experience in handling products liability, medical and legal malpractice, premises liability, automobile liability and other personal injury cases.