Lathrop GPM Ranked 5th Most Active Law Firm in Contract Litigation Representing Plaintiffs


Legal analytics provider Lex Machina ranks Lathrop GPM in its firm activity report

Lathrop GPM is pleased to announce that it has ranked fifth most active contracts law firm representing plaintiffs by cases filed 2018 to 2020 by Lex Machina in the legal analytics provider’s firm activity report.

The 2021 Law Firms Activity Report presents data collected using machine learning and technology-assisted attorney review. Raw data is extracted from various sources, including PACER, and is cleaned, tagged, structured and loaded into Lex Machina’s proprietary platform.

For the purposes of the report, Lex Machina defines a contracts case as a matter in which either at least one party is asserting a breach of contract claim, or both parties are business entities and at least one claim is based on a business tort such as fraud, conversion, or tortious interference with contract. Lex Machina defines business entities as corporations, partnerships, LLPs, and other legal entities that operate under a trade or business name other than that of an individual. While this report and ranking spotlights Lathrop GPM’s Litigation capabilities overall, the firm’s Franchise Litigation & Dispute Resolution team represented franchisor-clients in the majority of the cases associated with this report.

With more than 30 lawyers, the Franchise & Distribution practice group is one of the largest franchise practices in the United States, with a deep concentration of franchise litigators. The litigators have developed a national reputation as zealous advocates for their franchisor clients and will not take a position in court that is adverse to franchisors.

Lathrop GPM represents clients’ interests in all manner of litigation disputes at local, state and federal levels. Our clients are Fortune 100 corporations with global operations; some of the nation’s biggest franchises and distributors; well-known food, beverage and hospitality brands; regional and national health care organizations; colleges and universities; food growers, producers and related agribusiness companies; manufacturers; software and technology companies; privately held and family businesses; start-up and entrepreneurial ventures; and everything in between.

Our litigators work with clients to understand their goals, objectives and desired outcomes for the matter, as well as financial considerations. We work with our clients to achieve their goals, whether through trial in state or federal court or before an arbitration panel, or successful resolution through mediation, or a direct resolution with the adverse party. By combining our knowledge of the law, our ability to quickly develop strategy, and our focus on learning and implementing clients’ long- and short-term business and strategic goals, we help clients balance myriad factors, including cost, reputation, public vs. private resolution, and more.

Learn more about the Lathrop GPM Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice here and our Franchise Litigation practice here.