AZA is first and foremost a trial firm with nearly 50 lawyers, and a trial almost every month. AZA lawyers’ courtroom experience, knowledge of what will matter to a jury or judge, and command of trial technology permit the firm to do this efficiently. Being trial-ready also strongly influences settlement. Opponents recognize that after more than 225 trials, AZA lawyers have confidence in their position and their ability to advocate for clients. In fact, AZA is often hired on the eve of trial, once it has become clear that a case must be tried. Although many of AZA’s cases involve high-stakes litigation for multinational companies, the firm also excels at representing individuals and mid-sized businesses with serious legal issues. AZA lawyers understand that a superior result does not always involve a verdict or judgment and are equally skilled at developing creative solutions to business problems. Houston-based AZA is rated as a top Texas commercial litigation firm by Best Law Firms, Chambers USA and Benchmark Litigation.
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP is a national, full-service law firm providing litigation, regulatory and business solutions to public and private corporations, multinational Fortune 100 companies and start-ups. Drinker Biddle’s nearly 600 lawyers across 13 offices combine a comprehensive range of legal services with significant national roles in industries, including education, financial services, health care, insurance, pharma and life sciences, and retail.