Complex Business Litigation

Bode & Associates

The Nation's Premier Complex Business Litigation Boutique

A Small Law Firm Achieving Big Results

Bode & Associates is a preeminent complex business litigation boutique. With a national practice representing clients before state and federal courts and federal administrative tribunals, for over 25 years, the firm has enjoyed success meriting nationwide reporting in newspapers and television. The firm has represented parties in litigation against various federal agencies such as the Department of Energy, the Department of Transportation, the Department of the Interior, and the Department of Commerce in matters involving the application of complex government regulations, including government enforcement actions. The firm has litigated complex business matters at the trial level, as well as at the appellate level, including at the United States Supreme Court.

The firm’s litigators have been ranked in the top 1% of attorneys. In addition, the cases litigated by the firm have been cited hundreds of times as precedent in other cases. Our ability to obtain successful results in a cost-effective and timely manner provides our clients with legal services of extraordinary value. When handling complex business litigation cases, Bode & Fierberg employs computer document storage and retrieval capabilities as well as sophisticated case management techniques. In short, winning cases is what we do best.

At Bode & Associates, you will work with experienced, resourceful, relentless, and creative attorneys who are knowledgeable about all areas of complex business litigation and the application of the law to the circumstances of your case. We forge a close “partnership” and personal relationship with our clients who are kept informed of the progression of their cases on a consistent basis. We also have a team of experts and other premier practitioners in specialized practice areas. Additionally, on occasion, we align with other outstanding law firms. In this manner, the firm is able to offer clients the capabilities of a large firm, with the individual attention and efficiencies of a smaller firm.
  • Insurance defense
  • Breach of contract and business torts
  • “Mass action” litigation under the 1933 and 1934 Securities Act
  • Derivative Litigation
  • Antitrust
  • Class Actions
  • Disputes Over Competition
  • Intellectual Property
  • Unfair Competition
  • Unfair Trade Practices
  • Trademarks
  • Domain Names
  • Constitutional Law Matters
Set forth below are some of the firm’s case highlights in the complex business litigation arena:
  • Bode & Associates obtained a Federal court ruling that the $30 portion of the Internet Domain Name Registration Fee assessed for the “Intellectual Infrastructure Fund” was an unconstitutional tax. The National Science Foundation ended the fee after the ruling. Internet domain name registrants have saved over $160 million to date.

  • Litigation by the firm resulted in a Federal court ruling that defendant’s use of Client’s trademark as an Internet domain name was infringement under the Lanham Act. Specifically, the Court held that defendant’s use of the “” Internet domain name infringed the Washington Speakers Bureau, Inc. trademark.

  • The Firm won one of the first Federal court decisions holding that the term “sudden and accidental” in a comprehensive general liability insurance policy means “unexpected and unintended,” thereby facilitating an eight figure settlement payment by the insurance company.

  • The Firm obtained a Federal court ruling that Client’s lawsuit for breach of derivative petroleum contracts was not subject to dismissal on defendant’s contention that contract was an illegal “futures” contract under the Commodities Futures Act. Multi-million dollar settlement ensued.

  • The Firm represented defendant, a nationwide non-profit housing services and community advocacy organization involved in assisting low and moderate income families with access to credit. Suit was filed against the defendant on several legal theories in a verified complaint containing some 217 paragraphs of allegations.  The Firm's motion to dismiss the complaint filed on behalf of the defendant was granted before the initial scheduling conference for the case. Plaintiff’s subsequent motions to reconsider the order of dismissal in favor of the defendant were denied.

  • The Firm obtained a ruling affirming parties’ rights under buy-out contract, thereby restoring terms of multi-million dollar deal. The firm represented biotech company founders when a pharmaceutical company buyer repudiated the buy-out agreement within weeks of consummation of an intellectual property transfer.
Our complex business litigation lawyers offer a free initial consultation to discuss your complex business case. To arrange this consultation, call us toll-free at 800-862-4942 or at 202-828-4100. You can also contact us online by filling out the form on our Contact Us page.