Civil Litigation

“Their understanding and preparation made it easy for me to rely on their guidance and advice.” – The Legal 500

“…well positioned to represent corporations and high net worth clients facing complex litigation and/or investigations.” – Chambers & Partners

If you or your company are being sued, or if you and your organization have been wronged and are looking to the courts to make things right, Kaiser is here to be your advocate and your counselor. We’ll talk with you about what your options are and help you navigate them. Depending on what you decide, we’ll execute on that decision.

Our attorneys have a wide range of civil litigation experience: we have helped start-ups challenged by big brand competitors and small businesses embroiled in contractual disputes. We’ve represented directors, officers, employees and companies, big and small, in litigation threatening or vindicating their reputations and their finances. Whether you are seeking to disentangle yourself from a business partnership, or you have been treated unscrupulously by an investment professional, we are here to help.

Being involved in a lawsuit can be difficult – but working with a lawyer shouldn’t be. A lawsuit is something you want to handle quickly, efficiently, and smartly.

We will evaluate a lawsuit as a business proposition. Is what you can get from a lawsuit worth what you’ll have to give? We also take as much of the guesswork out of legal fees as possible.

We like to think with you about what the prospects for settlement are – at each stage of the case. There are some cases that have to go the distance – and we have the courtroom experience to do that. But others need to settle sooner than they do.

That may bring us fewer fees for this case, but we’d rather have the relationship with you for the next one.

And, when a case can’t be worked out, we’re there to fight for you until the end.

Law 360 – “Handling Corporate Congressional Probes In The Trump Era” co-authored by Bill Pittard

Law360 – “The Latest On Sexual Harassment Reform On The Hill” by Bill Pittard

Matt Kaiser Publishes Op-Ed for The Washington Post: Lawyers: DeVos is bringing due process to campus sexual assault cases

Law 360 – “When Russia Investigations Collide” by Bill Pittard

Matt Kaiser Co-Authors Op-Ed in Los Angeles Times: Absurdity Reigns in Campus Sexual Assault Trials.

Matt Kaiser Guest Blogs on Washington Legal Foundation The Legal Pulse: Overcriminalization Timeline: Mens Rea, Public Welfare Offenses and Responsible Corporate Officer Doctrine

Matt Kaiser Co-Authors Editorial in the Los Angeles Times: How to Punish Campus Sexual Assault

Matt Kaiser Publishes an Editorial in The Washington Times: Being an Executive is not a Crime

Matt Kaiser Publishes Editorial in LA Times: Why It’s Unfair for Colleges to Use Outside Investigators in Rape Cases.

Matt Kaiser Co-Authors Op-Ed in the National Law Journal: The DOJ’s Crackdown on White-Collar Crime Creates ‘Cruel Alternative’

Matt Kaiser Publishes Op-ed in The Weekly Standard: The Campus Sex Scene: How Congress Can Make It Worse

Matt Kaiser Co-Authors Op-ed in The Washington Post: We’ve defended lots of campus sexual assault cases, so we know just how unfair they are

Matt Kaiser Publishes Editorial in Baltimore Sun: A Minimum of Reform

Matt Kaiser Co-Authors Op-Ed in San Diego Union-Tribune: California Bill Won’t Solve Sexual Assault Problem on Campus

Matt Kaiser Publishes Op-Ed in Boston Herald: College Courts Flunks Fairness Test

Matt Kaiser Publishes an Article for Time Magazine: Some Rules about Consent are “Unfair” to Male Students”

Matt Kaiser Publishes an Editorial in the Wall Street Journal: The White House Flunks a Test on Sexual Assault

Matt Kaiser Co-Authors Opinion for The Wall Street Journal: The White House Flunks a Test on Sexual Assault

Matt Kaiser Co-Authors a Letter to the Editor in the New York Times: The Rights of the Accused

Somebody is threatening me with an embarrassing lawsuit. Do I really need a lawyer? — Matt Kaiser