Overview

For more than three decades, Wiley has effectively advocated our clients’ interests in federal and state courts across the country. Our Litigation Group boasts a diverse team of the most highly credentialed lawyers, including former U.S. Supreme Court, federal circuit, and federal district court clerks, as well as former federal prosecutors. And our litigation expertise is as diverse as our practices, from commercial lawsuits and appeals to international arbitration, white collar defense, and “high-impact” pro bono cases.

Wiley employs nationwide experts in a variety of federal regulatory practices, and unlike other firms where general litigation practices are siloed from specialty groups, Wiley’s litigators work in tandem with these experts, delivering our clients the best-tailored services and solutions to fit their needs.

We are agile enough to handle matters of any size and complexity, ranging from appellate cases of unique constitutional significance to multibillion-dollar trials and smaller but still meaningful matters with less financially at stake.

What we do.

  • We represent private-sector corporations, individuals, and government clients in numerous substantive areas, all at an appropriate cost.
  • We prepare our cases for trial and argue skillfully on behalf of our clients in court, but pride ourselves on the ability to evaluate complex matters accurately with an eye toward positioning cases for early resolution before substantial litigation costs are incurred.
  • As a DC-based law firm, we bring an unparalleled reputation and credibility with courts, federal agencies, and decision-makers in and around the nation’s capital. We routinely represent clients in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia (EDVA) – better known as the “Rocket Docket” – as well as before the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the U.S. Attorney General’s Office, the Federal Trade Commission, the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the U.S. Department of Labor, and the Internal Revenue Service.
  • But our experience and expertise is not limited to the Washington DC area. We also have extensive experience and regularly litigate cases in state and federal courts throughout the country.

Why we are different.

Industry Leading Value. At Wiley, “value” is more than just a buzzword. Our priority is winning every case we litigate, decisively and efficiently. But we recognize that what other law firms may describe as “winning” often does not align with their clients’ true goals.

We seek first and foremost to understand the results sought by our clients, and we develop a plan to obtain those results as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. If that means an aggressive, no-holds-barred fight, we will employ that strategy. But if it means a prompt resolution through careful and diplomatic negotiation, we will employ that strategy as well. 

We also understand that our clients are managing ever-tightening budgets and that they expect us to develop realistic budgets and stick to them. We reject the idea that litigation cannot be budgeted.      

Our multidisciplinary approach allows us to look at legal problems creatively and frame the most persuasive presentation of our clients’ legal and factual positions. It also is in keeping with our commitment to provide clients cost-effective, efficient representation, saving substantial time and resources and helping keep sensitive matters out of the public eye.

Appropriate Pricing. Wiley understands the importance of managing litigation expenses, and we do so diligently. We believe that our philosophy of strategic litigation sets us apart from the competition as providers of efficient and appropriately priced legal services without sacrificing quality. 

We were pioneers in alternative pricing and have decades of experience with a wide variety of alternative fee arrangements. For our clients that have chosen to abandon the billable hour, we offer individually tailored pricing options that enhance predictability and preserve our fairly priced services. We are confident that we can work with any client to find a mutually satisfactory alternative structure.

The majority of our clients continue to pay for legal services on the billable hour, and they consistently report satisfaction with our commitment to maintaining competitive rates.

In addition, we have extensive experience in the rapidly developing field of litigation funding. We have close relationships with a variety of well-respected litigation funders, and we pride ourselves on developing creative litigation funding arrangements to suit our clients’ needs.

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