Litigation & Arbitration

Zuckert, Scoutt & Rasenberger provides a wide range of litigation services to corporations, associations, governments and individuals, from the United States and numerous other countries. The trial and appellate attorneys in our litigation practice group are regularly involved in disputes and litigation in commercial matters, aviation matters, government contracts, employment, surface transportation, taxation, antitrust and bankruptcy.

Our attorneys regularly appear in federal and state courts around the United States and in national and international arbitration proceedings. With our Washington, D.C. location, we are also ideally postured for representation of clients before the agencies of the United States Government. Members of the firm regularly represent clients in enforcement, investigative, rulemaking and adversarial proceedings before the Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, Surface Transportation Board, Internal Revenue Service, Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals, and other federal and state agencies.

The litigation practice of Zuckert, Scoutt & Rasenberger mirrors the diversity of the overall practice; our litigators handle matters ranging from complex international lawsuits to local disputes between individuals or businesses. In all cases, clients are assured of the close personal attention and efficiency of a smaller firm, combined with the sophistication and breadth of experience expected from a major firm.

We are acutely aware of the costs and inefficiencies attendant to lawsuits today in the courts of the United States, and we also recognize that litigation can place tremendous demands upon the time and energy of the parties. Our litigation practice group is committed to exploring the most cost-effective means of achieving our client's goals. To that end, in appropriate situations we recommend arbitration of disputes, and we make active use of alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation and mini-trials.