Bet-the-Company Litigation

A lawsuit can devastate a company. Whether it’s a vulnerable start-up or an established business, sometimes a company’s survival depends on the cost and outcome of a single lawsuit. We call these “Bet-the-Company” cases. 

Bet-the-Company cases require a different type of analysis of risk and reward beyond day-to-day commercial litigation. They are complicated and many times involve multiple parties and complex discovery.

When a company’s very existence depends on victory, clients shouldn’t go to trial with an attorney who’s learning on the job. Markowitz Herbold attorneys are seasoned trial lawyers who know how to run a case efficiently and present a winning argument. 

Clients throughout the Northwest turn to us when they cannot afford to lose.  We have a strong track record for successful outcomes when the stakes are high. In fact, Dave Markowitz, Markowitz Herbold’s founding shareholder, has been chosen a “Bet-the-Company Litigator of the Year”, by America’s Best Lawyers every year since the establishment of the category in 2007. He is also ranked nationally by Chambers USA as one of the top “Bet-the-Company” litigators in the country. Markowitz Herbold receives a “Band 1” ranking by Chambers USA, the highest overall ranking a firm can receive and given to only three other firms in Oregon.

Business Litigation