Filacchione has a well-earned reputation for having one of Milan's premier litigation practice groups. We take pride in our proven trial capability and our proven capacity to respond immediately and effectively to any dispute in forums across Italy. Because our litigators have extensive trial experience and large firm training, we offer to our clients service and quality that combine the best aspects of both "large firms" and "litigation boutiques," at competitive rates. Consistent with our objective to provide superior service, we pride ourselves on lean staffing in order to maintain effective case control and avoid wasteful duplication. Yet, we have the demonstrated ability to meet the needs of complex or fast-breaking cases.

Some of our significant areas of expertise:

Commercial Representation. Our litigation attorneys are experienced in representing publicly-held corporations, private companies of all sizes, real estate developers and investors, banks, financial institutions, insurance companies, foreign corporations and investors, governmental entities, families and individuals. We have litigated in almost every area of civil litigation, including securities, director and officer liability, employment, banking and financial, product liability, insurance, real estate, antitrust, taxation, consumer protection, contract, environmental, constitutional, commercial torts, copyright, trademark and unfair competition.

Insurance. Our litigators have extensive experience in all aspects of insurance coverage work and related declaratory judgment litigation. In particular, we have handled matters relating to environmental, and toxic tort/latent injury claims. Filacchione also has considerable experience in suretyship and bonding litigation and has represented a number of major carriers and a major broker in litigations arising out of customs bonds. The firm also has experience in various aspects of bad faith claims and related litigation, litigation involving insurance brokers, directors and officers' liability litigation, and litigation in which errors and omissions coverages are implicated.

Product Liability. We have successfully represented both plaintiffs and defendants in product liability actions. On behalf of a significant former manufacturer of asbestos containing materials, we have defended through trial numerous cases.

Professional Liability. We have considerable experience in professional liability coverage work, from both the plaintiffs and defense side, especially as it relates to attorney malpractice claims.

Alternative Dispute Resolution. Filacchione is very active in the area of alternative dispute resolution. We have recently resolved substantial matters involving clients and insurers using mediation and are also currently involved in arbitrations. We are sensitive to the rising number and complexity of litigation cases, the increasing cost of defending and prosecuting suits and the exposure to substantial verdicts. Accordingly, where appropriate, we recommend that our clients choose mediation or arbitration as a substitute for traditional litigation.

Real Estate. Filacchione has handled almost all forms of real estate related litigation, including ownership, use, condominiums and cooperatives, construction, brokerage and management.

Employment. Our litigators have represented both employees and employers in complex cases involving allegations of wrongful termination, discrimination, use of trade secrets and non competition agreements.We have handled these matters before the court as well as social amortizer institutions.


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