Today’s economic, societal, and legal circumstances challenge the notion of a traditional law firm. Large law firms, more often than not, offer a business model that is expensive and inefficient for both the firm and its clients. Tackling the multifaceted large-scale problems that drive modern legal issues requires broad lateral thinking and flexibility.
Most complex problems are best solved by a collaborative effort of different perspectives and skill sets. However, the very best minds and most effective problem solvers hardly ever live in the same firm.
Fields Han Cunniff takes these new realities into account. Our structure and practice address the concerns that we have heard from clients throughout our legal careers about quality, timing, unpredictability of costs, and practicality.
Our philosophy—that each and every opportunity is unique and that the set of skills needed, both legal and non-legal, must be matched to the problem—shapes every aspect of our business model.
WE SELECT THE CASE.
At Fields Han Cunniff, we only work on cases we believe in and with clients we trust. We structure our client relationships to align our interests—we only take on cases we care about and with the clients for whom we can execute winning strategies.
WE SELECT THE TEAM TO MATCH THE CHALLENGE.
We partner with the best and the brightest. Rather than have lawyers perform work on every case regardless of their expertise, we treat each case as an individual engagement. We put together a world-class team of trial lawyers, experts, consultants, investigators, trial and discovery vendors, financial advisors, and, when needed, litigation funders, with proven track records of success in their respective fields.
WE FOCUS ON ECONOMICS AT THE ONSET.
We believe that bringing the right financial structure and resources to each opportunity is key to fielding the best possible team, managing risk, and achieving the best possible outcome. The firm's experience, relationships, and financial resources allow the team to finance all expenses and bring in specialists as needed, regardless of how large the portfolio of cases.
WE SPECIALIZE IN STRATEGY.
We believe that law and litigation are tools to deal with social and political problems when other solutions might not be feasible. This philosophy enables individuals, governments, and organizations to fight back against injustice, from consumer protection to terrorism, sanctions violations to fraud, and more. We monitor particular companies and industries with our teams of investigators who come from the worlds of journalism, government, and technology, and advise our clients when litigation opportunities become available.
Given our track record of settling over tens of billions of dollars of claims as lead counsel, we manage the overall client relationship and lead or co-lead strategy and settlement negotiations. However, we also participate in the litigation strategy to achieve desired outcomes and drive results. We believe the key to winning outcomes is the mastery of facts, economics, and overall context of each case, and this focus shapes our strategy.