General & Complex Litigation

Carella, Byrne, Cecchi, Olstein, Brody & Agnello, P.C. is one of the leading New Jersey and New York area law firms for general and complex litigation, recognized throughout the United States for its extensive range of capabilities and expertise.  Carella Byrne's attorneys have litigated and tried cases on all levels of the judicial system within state and federal courts.

Broad in scope and diversified in perspective, Carella Byrne's litigation team offers a dynamic and personal approach to client interaction.  The firm's partners are all experienced trial attorneys, including former federal prosecutors, judges, prosecutors, trial and transactional lawyers, elected officials, members of regulatory agencies, scientists, engineers, directors of corporations and institutions, legal editors, and educators.  This vast experience provides invaluable perspective and, in aggregate, insight to client counseling and representation.

Along with the litigation team's domestic prowess, attorneys at Carella Byrne have also appeared in courts throughout Europe and the Middle East.  The firm's collective experience encompasses bench and jury trials, arbitration, mediation, and other alternative dispute resolution methods.  In recognition of its distinguished performance record, Carella Byrne is routinely appointed by state and federal courts as trustee, fiscal agent, and receiver in high-profile, complex proceedings.

Carella Byrne also has significant expertise in all aspects of labor relations, handling proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board and the Public Employment Relations Commission.  The firm has served as a management spokesperson in collective bargaining negotiations, as well as special litigation counsel in ERISA-related litigation.  As trustee on Taft-Hartley-regulated pension and welfare funds, courts continually rely on Carella Byrne in the financial management of complex administrative and business matters.

Carella Byrne offers comprehensive legal assistance for general and complex litigation matters, including:

  • Antitrust & trade regulation
  • Class action
  • Commercial & business law
  • Construction law
  • Consumer fraud
  • Employment & labor law
  • Environmental law
  • Insurance coverage
  • Insolvency
  • Intellectual property
  • Real estate
  • Securities

Representative Cases

Carella Byrne's extensive experience is reflected in the numerous cases the firm has litigated.  Representative cases include:

  • In re Schering-Plough/Enhance Securities Litigation, Lead Case No. 08-397 (DMC)
  • Conway v. Pirates Associates et al., Adv. Pro. No. 98-3245 (KCF)
  • SEC v. Eddie Antar et al., Civil Action No. 89-3773 (JCL)
  • Allapattah Services, Inc. v. Exxon Corporation, Case No. 91-0986-Civ-Gold

The firm's experience with pharmaceutical litigation involving patent infringement actions arising under the Hatch-Waxman Act is also considerable, including the following cases:

  • Aventis v. Teva Pharmaceutical, Civil Action No. 07-2454 (JAG) (Allegra)
  • Schering v. Ivax Corporation, Civil Action No. 00-2931 (Claritin)
  • Eli Lilly and Company v. Actiavis Elizabeth LLC et al., Civil Action No. 07-770
  • Connetics v. Agis Industries, Civil Action No. 05-5038 (GEB) (Olux)
  • Merck & Co. v. Apotex, Civil Action No. 06-5789 (MLC) (Trusopt)
  • Janssen Pharmaceutica v. Apotex, Civil Action No. 06-1020 (DMC) (Risperidone)
  • Cephalon v. Mylan Pharmaceuticals, et al., Civil Action No. 03-1394 (JCL) (Provigil)
  • Celgene Corp. v. Barr Laboratories, Civil Action No. 07-286 (SDW) (Thalomid)

Clients also regularly rely on Carella Byrne for antitrust cases involving restraint of trade, price fixing, and monopolization, both in court and in connection with Federal Trade Commission investigations.  Representative cases include:

  • Biovail Corporation International v. Hoechst, 49 F. Supp. 2d 750 (D.N.J. 1999)
  • Grace Consulting, Inc. v. Geac Computer Systems, Inc. et al., Civil Action No. 02-1252 (KSH) (D.N.J.)
  • Golden Bridge Technologies v. Nokia, et al., Docket No. 2:05-CV-170 (E.D. Tex.)