Our Litigation team applies creative and efficient solutions to the complex challenges presented by both local disputes and disputes involving multiple countries and legal systems, including out of court settlement. Our class action lawyers are active in the national coordination and litigation of class actions, including defective products, wage and hour, toxic tort, alien torts claims act, financial services, products liability and statutory disclosure.
Our Products Liability team is a recognized leader in products liability defense with an impressive record of defense verdicts and other favorable results. Our approach to handling litigation is simple, straightforward and focused on reaching an outcome that is efficient, cost-effective and successful. When a claim must be litigated, we act decisively to establish a vigorous and complete defense. We also maintain solid working relationships with prominent experts in the US and Europe in areas including vehicle crashworthiness, vehicle dynamics, accident reconstruction, metallurgy, fire science and biomechanics.
Our corporate lawyers advise large public and private companies, as well as emerging companies. We have extensive experience in all areas of corporate activity, including corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, public takeovers, initial public offering and secondary offerings, partnership structures, private equity, venture capital, joint ventures and project support.
Intellectual Property and Technology
We provide patent, trademark and copyright services to diverse companies such as aerospace and avionics, the internet, semiconductors, computer hardware and software, life sciences, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, retail and publishing.
Our familiarity with IP law, combined with our ability to handle large litigated cases and all forms of dispute resolution, enables us to help you protect and enforce your IP rights, and to provide defense from charges of violating the IP rights of others.
We work for property and construction clients and corporate users of real estate in matters ranging from contract drafting and negotiation, public procurement, real estate acquisitions and disposals, facilities management and commercial leasehold to dispute resolution, expert proceedings and litigation and arbitration. We are supported by our Tax Strategy & Benefits team in respect of real estate specific tax issues, and our privileged connections with notaries and environmental consultants also enables us to provide insights in these fields of expertise.
Data Privacy and Cybersecurity
Our team offers a “one-stop shop” for any organization that needing to address data protection and e-privacy issues. We have substantial experience advising clients in many sectors on compliance, including the evolving interpretation of existing e-privacy, data protection and data retention rules, and the implications of the significant legislative changes on the horizon at EU level. Our country experts have substantial experience advising multinational clients on how to prepare for and respond to data breaches involving personal data, as well as conflicts of laws involving access to personal data. We also have data protection experts in virtually all of our other offices.
Our Data Privacy & Cybersecurity team works across borders and practice specialties to deliver comprehensive and strategic advice and counsel on cybersecurity. We address cybersecurity and privacy issues, cyber theft and data breach prevention, as well as the liability stemming from data breaches and post-breach forensics.