Egan, Fitzpatrick, Malsch & Lawrence has served as quarterback for some of the largest, most complex, science-based litigation in the world since its founding in 1994. The firm’s approach to litigation is to create smal but expert “dream teams” tailored to individual cases. Though the firm often serves as special nuclear or science counsel in big cases, increasingly the firm plays the role of lead attorney managing the team of other legal experts. For the client, this offers several benefits:
• We know how to manage large, controversial, scientifically complex cases involving broad public-policy issues, media interactions, and government relations at the local, state, and federal levels, and internationally. Additionally, we know how to find, prepare, sponsor, and cross-examine scientific and technical experts.
• By staying small, we rarely have conflicts or competing business interests that preclude our representation.
• As private attorneys, we are the client’s first defense in managing the assignments and fees of other private attorneys, resulting in dramatic cost reductions. We know how private firms—large and small—work, and we make every effort to streamline and economize our case expenses by closely managing our subcontractors and teaming partners. Using this approach, particularly in managing larger firms, we believe we have routinely reduced overall litigation expenses for our clients by as much as half.
• Because we are not forced to rely on the relatively limited cadre of lawyers available in any one particular firm, we can “cherry-pick” top experts in their fields to create an integrated team offering the best of all required assets.
• Because we are both small and busy, we have no incentive to load up cases to increase hourly billing leverage. Rather, reflecting the needs of our clients, our incentive is to perform the most competent work in the least amount of billable time, with the fewest number of professionals assigned.
Firms with whom Egan, Fitzpatrick, Malsch & Lawrence has collaborated:
Arnold & Porter (Washington)
Clark, Depew & Tracey (Houston)
Cooper & Kirk (Washington)
Fried Frank (Washington)
Fulbright & Jaworski (Houston)
Girardi & Keese (Los Angeles)
Heard Robins (Santa Fe)
Hogan & Hartson (Washington)
Hunton & Williams (Richmond)
Hutton & Hutton LLC (Wichita)
McKenna & Cuneo (Washington)
Milberg Weiss (New York)
Miller Canfield (Detroit)
Morgan Lewis & Bockius (Washington)
Nelson Mullins (South Carolina)
Rossmann and Moore (San Francisco)
Ross, Dixon & Bell, LLP (Washington)
Shaw Pittman (Washington)
Spivey & Ainsworth (Austin)
Squire Sanders (Cleveland)
Strasburger & Price (San Antonio)
Sullivan & Cromwell (New York)
Susman Godfrey (Houston)
Swidler Berlin (Washington)
Wiggin & Dana (Hartford)
White & Case (New York & Washington)