Commercial Dispute Avoidance and Management


This practice note discusses how counsel can assist business clients in assessing their exposure to potential legal disputes in the United States and various measures and procedures that can be implemented to minimize or eliminate such risks. It also provides an overview of the main issues that companies face when managing commercial disputes, including insurance, selecting outside counsel and fee arrangements, settlement, privilege, discovery and disclosure rules, among others. Additionally, this practice note addresses governing law, forum, and dispute resolution procedure clauses.