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—six previously clerked for Justices on the U.S. Supreme Court. Five have significant government litigation experience at the Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security, and the White House. All have significant private sector litigation experience. It retains the nation’s top lawyers, including former U.S. Solicitors General and other executive branch officers, veterans of the Supreme Court bar, and former state court judges and officials, to serve as outside counsel.