About Kirsch & Niehaus
Kirsch & Niehaus is known for providing clients individualized, bespoke legal strategies that it executes with powerhouse advocacy in the courtroom.

Clients repeatedly turn to us for our creative and sophisticated approach, battle-tested experience, and the nimbleness and attention that only a boutique firm can provide.

Kirsch & Niehaus’s proven track record, one-on-one attention, and creative strategy has established the firm as an invaluable resource to clients, referring attorneys, and co-counsel.

What We Do

The Kirsch & Niehaus team handles a wide variety of complex commercial litigation, business and intellectual property disputes, and regulatory and enforcement actions. After years of working as in-house general counsel and at major law firms, we knew there was a different and better way to practice law. Kirsch & Niehaus provides sophisticated yet efficient strategic litigation counsel to clients in high-stakes situations, operating across practice areas.

Today, clients rightfully demand legal teams that are nimble, responsive, and understand their business as well as they do. This is where Kirsch & Niehaus thrives. The common thread through all of our work is that the issues are complex and require inventive and tenacious litigators that know how to win in the courtroom. 

Our Clients

Whether our clients are faced with a singular challenge or a complex litigation with hundreds of millions of dollars at stake, they find highly experienced counsel with the responsive service that is the hallmark of Kirsch & Niehaus. We pride ourselves not just in our legal acumen but our focus on being excellent listeners and thinkers for our clients. We work closely with each client to frame the situation, provide counsel that is both comprehensive and comprehensible, and recommend actions – both inside and outside the courtroom – that are specifically tailored to their case’s issues and opportunities.

While we operate across practice areas, our firm has deep roots in the financial services industry. Emily Kirsch formerly served as Acting General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Head of the Corporate Counsel Department for Bridgewater Associates, the world’s largest and most profitable hedge fund. In private practice she has represented clients in commercial, intellectual property, employment and related disputes and advises clients regularly, often acting as an “outside general counsel.” In his over twenty years as a litigator, Paul Niehaus’s clients have included entrepreneurs, executives and partners, and an array of large and small securities firms. More on the firm’s financial services representations can be found here.

Kirsch & Niehaus is my go-to firm in conflict situations. They provide 'big firm' quality service without charging 'big firm' prices. Over the years, I have referred all types of matters to them, from individual employment matters to bet-the-company commercial disputes. Regardless of the matter, one thing is always the same—the clients are incredibly happy with the work of Kirsch & Niehaus.”

- Partner at Top 10 Am Law 100 firm

Why Choose Us

From decades of representing clients in commercial disputes against high-profile, well-funded individuals and companies, we are just as comfortable in the boardroom as the courtroom. When the right strategy calls for litigation, we know how to take cases to trial, advocate aggressively, and leave no stone unturned. We are firm believers that clients need a team that is nimble, creative, and with the experience and focused mindset to devise the right strategy to win their case. Above all, we think holistically to offer our clients a solution that best meets their overall objectives.