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MoloLamken LLP

Who we are

MoloLamken is a boutique firm focused exclusively on complex litigation. Our practice is sophisticated, varied, and interesting—we do a broad range of work, both civil and criminal, at the trial, appellate, and Supreme Court levels. Representative matters range from white-collar criminal defense and SEC investigations to a plaintiff’s-side libel suit against a best-selling author. We won 3 cases in the Supreme Court in our first year of practice. And we are growing our practices in intellectual property, financial services litigation, and antitrust.

Our founding partners, Steven Molo and Jeffrey Lamken, developed national reputations while partners at prestigious full-service firms. They started MoloLamken based on their belief that litigation is handled most effectively by smaller teams composed exclusively of smart, experienced lawyers who are free to work unconstrained by typical big-firm hierarchies. We prefer not to bill by the hour and, instead, attempt to structure fee arrangements that place a premium on efficiency and reward success. Our new model has received a great deal of interest in the legal and business media.

We look for people who share our passion and commitment to excellence in advocacy. As you will see from reviewing our bios, our lawyers come from top law schools and most have had prestigious judicial clerkships or held relevant positions in government before joining us. To provide clients with experienced representation at each step of a matter, we do not hire associates straight from law school. We are highly selective, and we offer compensation and benefits competitive with that of large, top-tier law firms.

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How MoloLamken Stays Trial-Ready

When clients hire the elite litigation boutique MoloLamken, it’s often because they’ve decided to take their case to trial – and all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court if necessary. Being trial-ready is essential to the firm’s business model.  Read more here


What they say about us

Over the years, our firm and its lawyers have been recognized by many organizations such as Chambers and Partners, Legal 500, Benchmark Litigation, The National Law Journal, Best Lawyers, Lawdragon, Super Lawyers, Leading Lawyers and Washingtonian Magazine. Here is some of what has been said:

“One of the country's most prestigious litigation boutiques.” – Lawdragon

"A uniformly excellent team." – Chambers and Partners

“fantastic in the courtroom” – Chambers and Partners

“They have brilliant lawyers, with courtroom savvy and the best brief writing teams you can find.” – Benchmark Litigation

“MoloLamken has demonstrated that they are honorable and have élan.  If you find yourself the focus of litigation, it is a firm you want in your Rolodex.” – Benchmark Litigation

“A fabulous courtroom litigator who lights up the room with his presence.”   Chambers and Partners

“fearless in court” – Benchmark Litigation

“Bright, imaginative and creative in his approach to problems.” – Chambers and Partners

A "wonderfully talented appellate lawyer" described by peers as "a joy to work with." – Chambers and Partners

An “accomplished stable of trial and appellate lawyers…. Professional and creative.” – Chambers and Partners

“Seasoned litigators with excellent judgment and a wealth of experience.” – Legal 500

“It’s a go-to team for high-stakes litigation.” – Chambers and Partners

Benchmark Litigation lists MoloLamken a Top Litigation Boutique in its 2023 rankings.

The National Law Journal named MoloLamken a 2023 and 2022 Elite Trial Lawyers finalist and to its 2023 and 2022 Appellate Hot List