Practice Area

Complex Business Litigation


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. 

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Class Actions

As one of the most successful plaintiff’s law firms in the United States, we have a proven track record of success, and will fight hard for you in your class action law suit. A class action law suit allows one person, or a small number of people, to be represented by a law firm and sue on behalf of many people with similar interests. A class action law suit is an extremely powerful weapon that individuals can use to enforce the law against both corporations and governmental agencies. Class actions are frequently the most effective method of obtaining justice for victims of illegal conduct by corporations and government agencies. There is strength in numbers, and while individuals alone have little power over corporations and the government, individuals banding together in large enough numbers can level the playing field, and hold corporations and the government accountable for their illegal activities.

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Oil Pollution Act

The Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA 90) was enacted following the Exxon Valdez oil spill to provide a comprehensive, unified system of oil spill liability and compensation. The law establishes liability for removal costs and damages in connection with the discharge of oil into navigable waters, adjoining shorelines, or the exclusive economic zone. Responsibility for implementing OPA 90’s provisions rests with the U.S. Coast Guard.

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