McLaughlin & Stern's litigation department is led by eighteen partners, who are supported by associates and counsel at the Firm. Firm litigators have tried substantial cases before juries and judges in U.S. federal and state courts, have practiced in a wide range of non-judicial forums, including administrative agencies and arbitration tribunals and been involved in trials, arbitrations, appeals and administrative proceedings with local counsel around the world.

McLaughlin & Stern litigators have extensive experience across a broad spectrum of litigation matters, including admiralty; agency; antitrust; bankruptcy; business and partnership disputes; contract matters; civil RICO; civil rights; constitutional law; construction; creditor’s rights and debtor’s protection; criminal investigations and proceedings; defamation and business reputation; employment discrimination; entertainment law; environmental law; First Amendment rights; franchising; health care; intellectual property rights, including copyright trademark and trade secrets; maritime; matrimonial and family disputes; real estate; reorganization; restrictive covenants; securities and shareholders disputes; sports law; unfair competition; trade regulation; and will contests and probate.

McLaughlin & Stern represents public, privately held and not-for-profit corporations, as well as individuals and partnerships. The Firm’s goal is to ensure that the most competent, "hands-on" and cost effective approach is undertaken on behalf of each client, whether in the prosecution or defense of a litigated matter.