Stoel Rives is a leading U.S. corporate and litigation law firm. One of the largest national firms focused on energy, natural resources, climate change and the environment, Stoel Rives also serves the agribusiness, food and beverage, health care, life sciences, and technology industries. With more than 350 attorneys operating out of 10 offices in seven states and the District of Columbia, Stoel Rives is a leader in regulatory and compliance matters, and business, labor and employment, intellectual property, land use, and real estate development and construction law.
Dechert is a leading global law firm with 26 offices around the world. The firm advises on matters and transactions of the greatest complexity, bringing energy, creativity and efficient management of legal issues to deliver commercial and practical advice for clients.
As the only law firm with offices and attorneys in all 50 states, Gordon & Rees delivers maximum value to their clients by combining the resources of a full-service national firm with the local knowledge of a regional firm. Featuring more than 900 lawyers nationwide, the firm provides comprehensive litigation and business transactions services to public and private companies ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 corporations. Founded in 1974, Gordon & Rees is recognized among the fastest growing and largest law firms in the country. The firm is currently ranked among the 35 largest law firms in the U.S. and the top 50 firms for diverse and female attorneys in the AmLaw 200.
Tom Woods is a complex civil litigator with multiparty, mass tort and class action litigation experience. He represents corporate and individual clients in state and federal courts, and at arbitration, in cases involving a range of issues including: real estate and financial services disputes; breaches of contract; breaches of fiduciary duties and duties of loyalty; misappropriation of trade secrets; fraud; negligence; contractual and equitable indemnity; unfair, unlawful and fraudulent business practices; and shareholder derivative claims. Tom’s corporate clients span industries from lenders to loan servicers, to medical device and household product manufacturers.
Amisha R. Patel, an associate at Dechert LLP, focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation, class action defense, and white collar investigations. Ms. Patel has experience at all stages of litigation, including drafting pleadings and motions, successfully arguing motions, taking and defending depositions, and preparing for trial. She regularly advises clients regarding litigation strategy and effective case management. She also routinely manages complex discovery. Ms. Patel has represented clients in state and federal courts, and before the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and foreign competition authorities. She has litigation experience in a variety of industries, including automotive, consumer products, telecommunications, life sciences, oil and gas, and sports.
Tom Blatchley is a partner in the firm’s Hartford, Connecticut office. He represents a variety of clients in complex commercial litigation in federal and state courts across the country. Tom represents national and regional businesses, including retail, consumer products, energy, financial services, debt collection, and medical institutions in individual plaintiff and nationwide class actions arising out of federal and state consumer protection and unfair competition laws, including the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), FDCPA (Fair Debt Collection Practices Act), and FCRA (Fair Credit Reporting Act). Tom has significant experience defending clients against autodialer or ATDS, junk fax, text, and ringless voicemail actions and has secured numerous early or voluntary dismissals and favorable settlements in TCPA cases. Tom also advises clients on TCPA and consumer protection compliance, as well as resolution of pre-litigation demands.