Dwight P. Bostwick Named a General Litigation Trailblazer by The National Law Journal
Zuckerman Spaeder LLP is pleased to announce that partner and firm chair Dwight P. Bostwick has been named by The National Law Journal (NLJ) as a Litigation Trailblazer. The award recognizes legal professionals who are “agents of change” and have made “significant marks” on their practice area.
Over three decades of representing executives, government officials, professional services firms, corporations, and nonprofits, Mr. Bostwick has established a reputation as an exceptionally skilled and versatile litigator who delivers results through collaborative, strategic leadership.
Mr. Bostwick’s recent accomplishments include helping to lead a multi-firm defense effort that resulted in a win described by NLJ as “something on par with a unicorn sighting.” The case involved six defendants accused by federal prosecutors of participating in a kickback scheme. The defense team collaborated in bringing numerous motions that exposed problems with the government’s discovery, conflicts, and attorney-client privilege.
In discussing the case, Mr. Bostwick told NLJ, “Each person [on the defense team] had a competing perspective, but I worked to focus on commonality. Our collective approach was so successful that the Government dropped all charges against all defendants a month before trial.”
While crossing a spectrum of issue areas, his cases often share a common trait – they are complex battles with wide-ranging implications. Other notable recent work includes the successful defense of clients being investigated by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) as part of the FIFA bribery and money laundering scandal and representing former NFL players in groundbreaking concussion-related litigation.
Commenting on the work that has made him a Trailblazer, Mr. Bostwick said, “As a young lawyer, I learned important lessons investigating a sitting President in the Whitewater matter and, shortly thereafter, in private practice bringing a series of cases to rid a large Union of organized crime influence. In these highly charged matters, I learned to focus on the big picture, to become highly attuned to different perspectives, and to approach charged issues with strong, unimpeachable positions and then to collaborate to achieve the desired result.”