Business Litigation

Reputation. Relationships. Results.

Whiteford, Taylor & Preston's Business Litigation attorneys provide legal representation in court, arbitration, and mediation as well as before administrative agencies in a broad range of corporate, partnership, business and commercial disputes. While based in the Mid-Atlantic region, we regularly represent clients throughout the United States.

Our extensive trial experience greatly enhances our ability to evaluate a case, develop litigation strategies that appeal to a judge or jury, and go to trial with the confidence and skills that come only with years of actual courtroom experience. Our attorneys have tried hundreds of lengthy and complex cases, and have developed considerable skill using technology for managing pretrial discovery as well as courtroom presentation.

Through strategic, effective, and experienced legal counsel, we are dedicated to working with our clients to achieve their business goals. By making it our business to understand your business intimately, we devise innovative solutions and cost-effective strategies for clients facing a diverse range of high-stakes legal challenges.

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  • Chambers and Partners Designation

Client Alert: COVID-19 and the Need for Directors and Officers to Consider Increased Oversight

As directors and officers of corporations across the country take action in an attempt to steer their companies in a positive direction and mitigate long-lasting impacts, decision-making and the proper exercise of fiduciary duties can require an increased focus on the financial health of a company. Understanding fiduciary duties, to whom they are owed, and how to exercise them properly is critical for directors and officers to avoid personal liability.

Client Alert: Delaware Supreme Court Decision Puts Boards on Notice Regarding Duty to Review Risk

A recent Delaware Supreme Court decision has put boards on notice of their duty to review the risks facing their companies, regularly review, monitor, and oversee those risks, establish reporting systems from management to the boards, and fully document those efforts in minutes and board materials.  Failure to do so can expose a director to personal liability. 

Marla Diaz Argues the Constitutionality in Virginia Express Lanes Case

Marla Diaz was quoted in length in WTOP’s article, “Judge Delays Ruling on Landmark Express Lanes Case.”  The Judge's decision could have a significant impact on users of Virginia's Express Lanes.  Marla argues the fines charged to her client are excessive and violate the 8th Amendment and the Virginia Constitution.  

A Record 11 Whiteford Lawyers Recognized as Benchmark Litigation Stars

Earlier this year, Benchmark Litigation named Whiteford, Taylor & Preston its 2019 “Maryland Law Firm of the Year.” Today, the widely respected guide to leading litigation firms and lawyers has announced that a record eleven Whiteford attorneys have been named 2020 “Litigation Stars” and “Future Stars” in Delaware, Maryland and Virginia.

Chambers Honors Whiteford in 11 Practice Areas

Whiteford, Taylor & Preston is pleased to announce that Chambers and Partners has once again ranked the firm highly in its 2019 list of leading firms and business lawyers.

Whiteford, Taylor & Preston and 29 Lawyers Honored by Chambers and Partners

Whiteford, Taylor & Preston is pleased to announce that Chambers and Partners has once again ranked the firm highly in its 2017 list of leading firms and business lawyers. This year’s recognition includes a record 29 attorneys in 4 states, the District of Columbia and Afghanistan. 

Marla J. Diaz wins HOT Lanes case in Virginia

Marla J. Diaz represented a client who was sued by Transurban for unpaid tolls, administrative costs, and civil penalties exceeding $2,200.00, arising from the client’s use of the HOT Lanes on Virginia’s I-495 beltway.  Ms. Diaz successfully argued that the Transurban claims were barred by the relevant statute of limitations and all summons against her client were dismissed.

Hroblak, Nussbaum & Ryan Listed in Inaugural Edition of Benchmark Plaintiff 2012

For the first time, Legal Media Group, publisher of the well-known guide Benchmark Litigation: The Definitive Guide to America’s Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys, which focuses exclusively on litigation in the United States, has researched and ranked the nation’s top plaintiff lawyers in their new Benchmark Plaintiff guide. 

Nussbaum and Ryan Present at Global Distressed Debt West Coast Investor Forum

Whiteford, Taylor & Preston (WTP) attorneys, Paul M. Nussbaum and William F. Ryan, Jr., presented on Investing In Distressed Securities During Troubled Economic Times at the International Quality and Productivity Center's (IPCQ) Global Distressed Debt West Coast Investor Forum, Los Angeles, California, on March 31-April 2, 2008.