Charlson Bredehoft Cohen Brown & Nadelhaft as a firm has been recognized as one of the Best Law Firms in Virginia and Washington DC.  The firm’s partners have been recognized for many years as Top Lawyers in a number of publications, including Super Lawyers for the Washington DC Metropolitan Area and Virginia.  Our practice focuses largely in the areas of employment and business-related litigation.  The firm has successfully litigated cases ranging from business-related torts such as theft of confidential and proprietary trade secrets, defamation, battles over stock options, change in control agreements, complex employment agreements, shareholder oppression, and covenants not to compete, to cases such as employment discrimination, sexual harassment and assault, retaliation, whistleblower, civil rights violations, wrongful termination, fraud, tortious interference with contractual relations, negligence, assault and battery, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, conspiracy, and  intentional infliction of emotional distress.

The firm has represented individual and corporate clients from the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia.  Individual clients include high level executives and management employees negotiating employment or severance agreements or litigating against their companies, to employees at all levels who have suffered discrimination, sexual harassment or assault, retaliation, unfair treatment, adverse employment action, termination, or other action or damages arising out of the employment relationship. Corporate clients include banking, mortgage, insurance, medical, technology, and multi-faceted service organizations.

The firm was recognized internationally for its representation as lead counsel to Amber Heard in assisting UK counsel for the Sun and Dan Wooten with the preparation for and Ms. Heard’s key testimony in the successful libel trial in the London High Court against John C. Depp II.   The firm then served as lead counsel in the United States through the extensive discovery process in California, Virginia and throughout the US, as well as at trial, where Amber Heard prevailed on her Counterclaim and in filing the appeals on the main claims, contending the UK proceeding brought by Depp should have operated as a final judgment and dismissal of his identical claims in the US.

The firm primarily acts as trial counsel in state and federal courts, as well as in arbitrations and mediations, but also frequently provides advice on non-litigated matters. 

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