A substantial portion of Winston & Strawn's client base is made up of large manufacturing companies. We represent these clients in connection with a broad array of legal matters, including corporate transactions, complex commercial litigation, labor and employment, intellectual property, and environmental matters.
In particular, our attorneys have significant experience representing manufacturers in high-stakes litigation involving toxic tort, patents and other IP issues, product liability, and antitrust matters—including class actions.
Manufacturers, often prone to environmental lawsuits, can also take advantage of the firm's robust environmental defense team. Our environmental and sustainability practice regularly counsels and defends companies in permitting for air, water, and solid waste; development and implementation of audit programs and environmental management systems; strategic planning for the implementation of new regulations; and administrative or legislative lobbying on environmental issues.
Representative clients in the manufacturing industry include: Alsom Group, Amsted Industries, Goss International, Illinois Tool Works, Nucor Corporation, PPG Industries, and Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation.