What is Commercial Litigation?

Following yesterday’s post, some students asked exactly what commercial litigation is.  Commercial litigation is any type of legal controversy that is related to business matters.  This includes breach of contract claims, employment disputes, class actions, ERISA claims, debt collection suits, franchise issues, tortious interference with contracts, fraud and deceptive trade practices, and a host of other types of claims.  The issues are business in nature, and the clients are small businesses or corporations rather than individuals.  Some firms are devoted entirely to commercial litigation, while others may simply have litigation teams with individual attorneys specializing in commercial litigation.