Trial and Appellate Ligtigation (1)

We represent clients in a variety of business and commercial disputes in state and federal courts across the country. Our litigation attorneys have substantial experience litigating in nearly every substantive area affecting modern businesses, including employment, immigration, trademark, trade secrets, contract disputes, insurance coverage, and intellectual property.

At Gombos Leyton, we understand what businesses need from attorneys—prompt, effective, and cost-efficient legal services. Our litigation attorneys have served companies in-house, have worked for companies before practicing law, and have hired attorneys to represent their own businesses. That business focus runs deep at Gombos Leyton. Our litigation attorneys provide exceptional service so that businesses can stop worrying about litigation and focus instead on their own continued success.

A major focus of the Firm’s litigation practice over the last decade has been civil fraud litigation, including substantial experience representing companies and individuals facing False Claims Act liability. Our litigation attorneys are setting new ground in FCA cases in courts throughout the country.

Representative Matters:

  • Obtained dismissal of retaliation claim filed by former employee under the FCA’s anti-retaliation provision and successfully defended dismissal in the Tenth Circuit on an important issue of first impression. Opinion:
  • Achieved dismissal of a non-intervened FCA claim alleging that a proprietary college submitted false claims to the Department of Education in connection with request for student loans and successfully defended dismissal on appeal to the Third Circuit. Opinion:
  • Persuaded Supreme Court of the United States to issue order staying FCA trial pending consideration of petition for writ of certiorari challenging Eighth Circuit decision reversing summary judgment, which the Supreme Court granted, vacating the Eighth Circuit’s decision and remanding the case for further consideration.
  • Obtained dismissal of FCA qui tam action alleging false certifications of compliance with regulations governing federal student financial aid programs and successfully defended dismissal on appeal to the Fifth Circuit.
  • Negotiated settlement avoiding jail time and monetary penalties for client facing 95 counts of money laundering, 26 counts of wire fraud, and eight counts of mail fraud.
  • Represented private college in responding to a civil investigative demand by the Department of Justice in connection with an FCA qui tam action alleging substantial damages based on violations of the Higher Education Act, which was resolved for minimal settlement.
  • Obtained dismissal of an FCA qui tam action alleging that an accounting firm conspired to get false claims paid in federal program requiring annual audit submissions to federal agency.
  • Persuaded federal district court to deny class certification in case alleging fraud and constructive fraud claims against an educational institution.
  • Received complete defense verdict following bench trial in a $1.3 million breach of contract claim involving recruitment of international students, after prior counsel offered six-figure settlement.
  • Won $4.5 million judgment for a client in a breach of contract dispute involving fraudulent misrepresentations made during negotiation of asset sale.
  • Won $350,000 judgment following jury trial on claim of intentional infliction of emotional distress and successfully defended judgment on appeal to the D.C. Court of Appeals.
  • Represented plaintiff corporation in lawsuit against insurance company for bad-faith denial of claim, resulting in $5 million settlement.
  • Without having to file litigation, resolved seller’s $10 million claim against purchaser of the business for payments owed under disputed earn-out revenue provisions.