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U.S. Chamber Litigation Center

The U.S. Chamber Litigation Center fights for business at every level of the U.S. judicial system, on virtually every issue affecting business.

Founded in 1977, the U.S. Chamber Litigation Center is a separately incorporated affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.  The Litigation Center fights for business at every level of the U.S. judicial system, on virtually every issue affecting business, including class actions and arbitration, labor and employment, energy and environment, securities and corporate governance, financial regulation, free speech, preemption, government contracts, and criminal law.

We represent the Chamber in lawsuits to challenge unlawful federal, state, and local regulatory actions.  We intervene to defend the government in cases brought by activists to challenge pro-business or deregulatory actions.  We file amicus curiae briefs representing the broad views of the business community in important litigation throughout the country, including in the Supreme Court of the United States.  We help advocates prepare for oral arguments in cases that present important business issues.  We work with the media to help the public understand key decisions and legal principles.

The Litigation Center is staffed by a team of experienced in-house litigators—three previously clerked for Justices on the U.S. Supreme Court and three have significant government experience at the White House and the Departments of Justice, the Treasury, and Commerce.  It retains the nation’s top lawyers to litigate cases, including former U.S. solicitors general and veterans of the U.S. Supreme Court bar.  

Recent Activity

Litigation UpdateDec 08, 2017 - 2:00pm

Supreme Court Agrees to Review Ninth Circuit's Expansion of American Pipe Tolling

The Litigation Center supported a petition for writ of certiorari, which the Supreme Court has granted.

Litigation UpdateNov 01, 2017 - 1:15pm

U.S. Chamber Blocks CFPB’s Anti-Arbitration Rule

The CFPB’s anti-arbitration rule was blocked after the President signed a joint resolution invalidating the Bureau’s rule under the Congressional Review Act.

Litigation UpdateOct 23, 2017 - 1:30pm

U.S. Chamber Asks Supreme Court to Review Ninth Circuit's Expansion of American Pipe Tolling

In American Pipe & Construction Co. v. Utah (1974), the Supreme Court held that the commencement of a class action tolls the statute of limitations for all purported members of the class.

Litigation UpdateOct 11, 2017 - 1:00pm

U.S. Chamber Urges U.S. Supreme Court to Summarily Reverse Florida Rule Restricting Arbitration of Medical Malpractice Claims

The U.S. Chamber urged the Supreme Court to grant review to decide whether the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) preempts a Florida rule that conditions the enforceability of a contractual agreement to arbitrate on the inclusion of specified terms that include a concession of liability.

Litigation UpdateOct 06, 2017 - 1:15pm

U.S. Chamber Urges U.S. Supreme Court to Protect Enforceability of Arbitration Agreements in Interstate Transportation Industry

A First Circuit panel recently held that the FAA does not apply to independent contractors in the transportation industry.  The panel reasoned that such independent contractors fall within the exception to the FAA for “contracts of employment of seamen, railroad employees, or any other class of workers engaged in foreign or interstate commerce.”  The Litigation Center filed an amicus brief supp

Litigation UpdateSep 29, 2017 - 10:15am

U.S. Chamber Files Legal Challenge to CFPB's Anti-Arbitration Rule

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, American Bankers Association, American Financial Services Association, Consumer Bankers Association, Financial Services Roundtable, and a coalition of associations located throughout Texas filed a legal challenge to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) anti-arbitration rule.

Litigation UpdateSep 29, 2017 - 9:45am

Victory in U.S. Chamber’s Lawsuit Against IRS Rule

The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas granted summary judgment in the U.S. Chamber's challenge to the IRS's anti-inversion regulation under Section 7874 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Litigation UpdateSep 19, 2017 - 1:15pm

Ninth Circuit Blocks San Francisco’s Attempt to Require Warnings on Sugar-Sweetened Beverages

The regulation, promulgated by the City and County of San Francisco, required advertisers who post an ad for sugar-sweetened beverages to include a warning.

Litigation UpdateSep 08, 2017 - 1:00pm

Injunction Granted in Challenge of Seattle Drivers’ Union Ordinance

The district court granted the Chamber’s motion for a preliminary injunction, an appeal of which is pending in the Ninth Circuit.

Litigation UpdateJul 31, 2017 - 1:00pm

Fourth Circuit and D.C. Circuit Uphold FCA First-to-File Bar

The Fourth Circuit and the D.C. Circuit held that the first-to-file bar is to be applied at the time of filing.