Fields PLLC brings decades of experience in representing both businesses and individuals in litigation matters. We handle the following commercial and civil litigation matters: alternative dispute resolution, insurance recovery, products liability, class actions, fraud, anti-money laundering, and more.
We represent clients in both state and federal courts, as well as appellate courts. Our experience is broad, and our success encompasses numerous complex commercial litigation cases. We’ve handled large contract disputes, theft of trade secrets, business torts, mass torts, and class actions. We work with clients to develop custom solutions to disputes that reduce risk, minimize or eliminate costs, and protect confidentiality, including exploring pre-litigation and alternative dispute resolution strategies.
Our antitrust practice is driven by a partnership with RuyakCherian LLP, a top tier technologies and competition firm comprised of the best trial lawyers, economists and industry experts in the nation. The team at RuyakCherian LLP brings multi-substantive experience and focus, with decades of litigation and trial experience in the following practice areas: antitrust, deceptive trade practices fraud, class actions and opt-out cases, products liability and other consumer claims, patent and intellectual property, insurance recovery, indemnity, restitution claims, and regulatory disputes.
We work together to bring in experts in health care, consumer products, price-fixing, and other disciplines for each case—our efforts in the area of antitrust and consumer protection litigation are strengthened by our combined expertise. We are able to offer state and local governments, as well as federally recognized Indian tribes, a program to monitor the filing of all state and federal antitrust and important consumer protection cases. Our team of experts works with clients to identify instances where the client and/or its citizens have suffered significant economic harm as a result of unfair, fraudulent or otherwise damaging external business practices.
Fields PLLC prescribes a new framework to address national security issues, such as cybersecurity, corruption, financial sanctions, and counter-terrorist financing programs, among others. We believe that private litigation can be utilized as an asymmetric tool to deal with social and political problems.
Bolstered by the firm’s position in Washington D.C., and relationships with former senior government officials with expertise in national security, banking, illicit finance, cybersecurity and other disciplines, Fields PLLC is launching ground-breaking litigation around these problems.
In the digital age, our laws are often not adequate to protect businesses, consumers, and individuals from cybersecurity threats. Private litigation can and should be used to protect critical internet infrastructure and expose defects in products that threaten and cause real harm to businesses and individuals.
The fuel for terrorism is financial backing and other material support. Sixteen years after 9/11, funds continue to flow through the international banking system to terrorist organizations. Since 9/11 and the enactment of the Anti-Terrorism Act, Richard Fields has been working with law firms around the world to bring justice to families that have been victimized by those who finance terrorism.
Fields PLLC uses a number of innovative approaches to hold accountable those entities that provide material support to terrorist organizations. These approaches include lobbying government officials, facilitating cross-border exchanges of information, connecting non-U.S. victims with legal resources and, most importantly, organizing, financing and prosecuting U.S.-based litigation.
The Anti-Terrorism Act gives U.S. citizens the right to pursue litigation against terrorists and their financial supporters in U.S. courts. The Alien Tort Statute gives non-U.S. victims the right to pursue similar litigation in U.S. courts when a sufficient connection exists between the U.S. and the attack. Pursuing justice in these cases provides an important tool in the fight against international terrorism, often complementing political and law enforcement efforts. Most importantly, this pioneering area of litigation also seeks to give victims and their families compensation for their terrible losses.
After years of experience, Fields PLLC has an extensive network of contacts and resources that support its efforts in cases involving terrorism and terrorist financing. This network was deployed in Fields’ past cases that include representing a group of former military officers that were bombed by Al Qaeda while training Saudi National Guard troops in Riyadh and representing British families that lost loved ones in the 9/11 attacks.
Richard was also instrumental in the Arab Bank litigation, the first case brought against an international bank under the Anti-Terrorism Act. Richard organized the participation of more than 2,000 Israeli citizens injured in suicide bombings and other attacks carried out by Hamas in Israel and the Palestinian Territories. He also recruited multiple U.S. law firms to litigate the case, connected those firms with law firms in Israel and the United Kingdom, and facilitated access to evidence outside the U.S. After more than a decade of litigation, the case was finally brought to trial in 2014 in Brooklyn, N.Y. The 11-member jury unanimously found Arab Bank liable for financing terrorist activity, including funneling financial support to top Hamas leaders and the families of suicide bombers. After a landmark settlement for American victims, the claims of Israeli citizens are now pending before the U.S. Supreme Court.