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COVID-Era Advocacy: Trial and litigation results for uncertain times

Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell attorneys have tried three cases to completion during the first months of the pandemic (with two victories and a verdict pending). The firm represents diverse clients in a broad range of high-stakes trials and litigation arising from or relating to COVID-19.

WTO's pioneering experience as an early trial leader has led our lawyers to develop best practices to address COVID-19 claims and deliver pandemic-era trial wins for our clients—including a $1.25 billion victory in one of the nation’s first-ever fully remote trials in May 2020. For information on how WTO is addressing the coronavirus pandemic, please visit our COVID-19 Resources Page.

WTO’s COVID-19 litigation experience includes: Remote Trials, Hearings & Depositions | Consumer Class Actions | Mass Torts | Contract Disputes | Excess Carrier Insurance Matters | Real Estate Disputes | Commercial Foreclosure | Healthcare Liability & Counseling | Ski & Recreation Industry Matters | Wrongful Termination Claims


Remote Trials

Class Actions

  • Representing a major North American resort owner and operator in multiple consumer class actions seeking refunds following the company's closure of its ski resorts during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Representing a national health and wellness company in a consumer class action related to the closure of massage spas due to COVID-19.

Commercial Litigation

  • Provide legal counseling services to an international industrial gas company regarding pricing strategies in compliance with COVID-19-related state price-gouging laws.
  • Provide legal counseling services to one of the world's largest travel and hospitality conglomerates regarding issues of refund policies amid the COVID-19 pandemic.


  • Defending a large health system against one of the earliest filed claims in the U.S. involving a COVID-19-related patient death.
  • Counseled a healthcare industry insurer on best practices for risk management amid the COVID-19 pandemic.


  • Representing a Fortune 50 company facing personal injury and employment claims related to a COVID-19 outbreak.
  • Representing a national dermatology practice against wrongful termination and breach of contract claims related to the closure of one of its offices due to COVID-19.


Real Estate

  • Advising a real estate client on how to safeguard its constitutional rights amid governmental overreach related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Representing a global commercial real estate company in connection with various issues, including foreclosures and guaranty agreements, related to the COVID-19 economic downturn.


Nora Ali
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Michele On-ja Choe
Partner, Diversity & Inclusion Chair
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Hays C. Doan
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Peter W. Herzog III
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Michael T. Williams
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