Duane Morris LLP
1940 Route 70 East, Suite 100
Cherry Hill, NJ 08003-2171
Phone: +1 856 874 4200
Fax: +1 856 424 4446
Established as a result of the firm's addition of WolfBlock LLP's Cherry Hill practice in 2009, attorneys in this office provide a broad array of services to organizations in a wide range of industries, with a client base that includes Fortune 500 companies, privately held middle-market companies, emerging growth companies and entrepreneurs. Drawing on the vast resources of one of the nation's largest law firms, Duane Morris attorneys bring national capabilities informed by local experience and are dedicated to finding effective solutions to the host of challenges that confront the firm's clients in today's complex and rapidly changing business environment.
Complex Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution
Lawyers in Duane Morris' Trial Practice Group represent clients in all types of complex commercial litigation, from inception through trial and appeal. Duane Morris litigators are experienced in an array of areas, including securities, antitrust, intellectual property, environmental and real estate disputes. Members of the Trial Practice Group work closely with the firm's corporate and bankruptcy lawyers and often represent financial institutions. The firm's attorneys have represented numerous international and national manufacturers in all forms of products liability and toxic tort litigation, including defense of product class actions, serving as national coordinating counsel, lead counsel, regional counsel or local counsel.
Duane Morris also represents both individuals and corporations facing federal and state allegations of criminal conduct, including fraud, environmental crimes, securities violations, RICO violations, trade espionage and a variety of business-related offenses. In addition to representing clients in U.S. forums and before international tribunals, the firm also provides counsel on settling disputes without conventional litigation by using alternative dispute resolution and advises on methods to anticipate and avoid litigation.
Intellectual Property and IP Litigation
Duane Morris' intellectual property (IP) lawyers recognize the importance of clients' intellectual capital to the success of their businesses and understand how to uphold IP rights to increase opportunities for clients to enhance market share. Members of the firm's IP practice have played pivotal roles in the development of IP law and their ranks include highly trained patent attorneys with backgrounds in biosciences, materials, chemicals, polymers, electronics and telecommunications. Their experience includes trademarks and copyrights, patents, licensing agreements and brand protection, domestic and international.
Duane Morris lawyers have substantial experience across the U.S. in all areas of IP litigation, including jury trial experience on behalf of IP owners and accused infringers in patent, trademark, trade dress, copyright and trade secret cases. The firm's IP attorneys have also represented clients in mediation, arbitration, inter partes proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and before appellate courts concerning IP matters.
Products Liability, Toxic Torts and Product Safety
The firm's national litigation practice represents numerous international and national manufacturers and insurance companies in all forms of products liability litigation, including defense of product class actions, in both federal and state courts, and consolidated multidistrict actions, serving as lead counsel and as local, regional and national counsel. The firm's experience includes defense of mass tort litigation in which lawsuits from multiple districts are handled by a coordinated team effort. Whether defending a products liability client in a single catastrophic injury case or acting as national litigation coordinating counsel for a client with thousands of pending product cases, Duane Morris litigators are supported by the firm's state-of-the-art litigation technology, which is creatively applied to efficiently and cost-effectively meet the needs of the particular litigation.
In addition to handling litigation matters, Duane Morris product lawyers have a wealth of experience assisting clients in developing and implementing product recalls on a national and worldwide basis, and in representing clients involving reporting, recall and penalty proceedings before the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The firm's product safety group also advises clients regarding product development risk management, labeling and instructions, safety standards, warranties, quality assurance and testing, records management, import-export, distributor and retailer relationships, and risk-shifting strategies involving contracts, insurance and other tools.
White-Collar Criminal Litigation
Duane Morris counsels both individuals and corporations facing federal and state allegations of criminal conduct. The firm's lawyers advise clients accused of Medicare/Medicaid fraud and abuse, environmental crimes, securities violations, criminal tax fraud, fraud in government procurement, RICO violations, trade espionage and a variety of business-related offenses. Duane Morris attorneys also have extensive experience leading internal investigations.
Duane Morris' Gaming Law Group draws upon the experience and knowledge of a multidisciplinary team of lawyers who assist clients in establishing their gaming enterprises and dealing with issues that arise while operating those businesses. The firm's gaming clients receive seamless counsel and advice in a myriad of areas, from licensing and regulatory issues, real estate development, litigation, intellectual property matters, financing and tax issues, corporate matters, and labor and employment concerns. Duane Morris lawyers represent diverse members of the gaming industry, including casinos, gaming executives, gaming equipment manufacturers and distributors, investment advisors, greyhound and horse racetracks, Internet and software development companies, and other parties that provide services and products to gaming enterprises. The firm's large geographic footprint and diverse capabilities make Duane Morris particularly well suited to support the needs of large and growing gaming establishments that intertwine entertainment, retail, hospitality and community development.
Corporate, Securities, Mergers and Acquisitions
Duane Morris corporate attorneys advise early-stage and mature companies on a wide variety of corporate and securities matters. Members of the Corporate Practice Group are experienced with mergers and acquisitions, including negotiated acquisitions and divestitures as well as hostile acquisitions and defense against takeover attempts, public and private offerings of equity and debt securities, corporate finance, corporate compliance, corporate governance, taxation, SEC regulatory matters and venture capital and private equity transactions. Duane Morris lawyers regularly represent international clients in both domestic and transnational transactions and work with many clients in developing and implementing creative strategies to accomplish their corporate finance and acquisition objectives. The firm's attorneys also represent clients in a range of securities offerings and advise public companies on compliance with ongoing reporting obligations and other securities laws.
Duane Morris' real estate attorneys represent a broad range of high-profile institutional and individual clients in all aspects of real estate transactions and related matters. The Real Estate Practice Group handles real estate acquisitions and dispositions, financings, workouts and restructurings, development and leasing, land use and zoning issues. Duane Morris also represents some of the country's major affordable housing developers in obtaining development approvals, payment in lieu of tax agreements, New Market Tax Credits, and other state and federal incentives.