Business Litigation and Dispute Resolution

DarrowEverett’s Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution team consists of highly skilled, experienced attorneys with an impressive track record of success in complex, high stakes litigation before federal & state courts across the country. Our attorneys zealously represent individuals & businesses alike in matters ranging from corporate litigation and white-collar criminal defense to intellectual property & technology litigation.

The DE attorneys are well-versed in every stage of litigation and dedicated to trial work. We work strategically with our clients to understand their business goals and needs while representing them in all facets of litigation.

DarrowEverett’s litigation attorneys provide representation across a wide variety of subject matters, including:

  • Corporate & Business Litigation
  • Banking & Commercial Finance
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Contract Disputes
  • Data Breach & Privacy Rights
  • Bankruptcy & Creditor Rights Litigation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Construction Litigation
  • Employment Litigation
  • Product Liability
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Trademark Litigation
  • Patent Litigation
  • Real Estate, Zoning, & Land Use Litigation
  • Government & Regulatory Investigations & Litigation
  • Securities Litigation
  • White Collar Defense

Recent Matters

Business Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Successfully obtained a favorable pre-hearing ruling in arbitration on behalf of a digital publisher following motion practice over the applicable substantive law. The arbitrator’s decision to enforce this choice of law provision, and apply New York rather than California substantive law, allowed our client to avoid significant monetary penalties under California’s Invasion of Privacy Act…
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Practice Leaders

Douglas B. Otto - Partner


Douglas B. Otto is a Partner and a Practice Leader for DarrowEverett’s Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice. He is an experienced, broad-based litigator and trial attorney who concentrates his practice in complex business and commercial law, with a proven track record of successfully litigating claims based on unfair competition, fraud, and antitrust violations, false advertising, theft of trade secrets, invasions of privacy and the misappropriation of confidential and proprietary business information. Doug defends product...

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David A. Sullivan - Partner


David A. Sullivan is a Partner and Practice Leader in DarrowEverett’s Business Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice Group with a focus on business, municipal, real estate, employment, and commercial litigation. David’s extensive experience involves representing a wide array of clients, including individuals, municipal boards, municipal corporations, and other entities. Accordingly, David has been lead counsel in over 350 trials and more than 2,000 non-litigation disputes, representing clients in proceedings involving land use and development, the...

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    DE Insights

    Our team wants you to stay informed about legal and regulatory developments that impact your business.

    Investment Advisors Face Added Regulation That Could Potentially Impact Litigation

    On February 13, 2024, FinCEN issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to deter criminals and foreign adversaries who seek to potentially compromise the U.S. financial system and assets through investment advisors. If passed, the new rule would make investment advisors subject to the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) by expanding the definition of “financial institution”…
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    SEC’s New Rules Give SPACs, Target Companies Much to Consider

    On January 24, 2024, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) adopted new final rules relating to special purpose acquisition companies (“SPACs”). The new rules affect both initial public offerings (“IPOs”) for SPACs and so-called “de-SPAC” transactions involving target companies who enter into a business combination with SPACs. In summary, the new rules appear…
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    Venture Debt: Down Round Protection Without Triggering Downside Provisions

    There is increasing chatter in the startup and investor space surrounding venture debt. It is not at all surprising that as the availability of ready capital has contracted considerably over the past two years, debt and debt-like items have come to the front of mind. It is tempting to think that it is only venture-backed…
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