We are abreast of the evolving needs of companies in the digital, online and broadband marketplace. Our industry-leading policy and legislative work is complemented by our ability to advance your objectives in multiple arenas, from transactional support to regulatory and administrative advocacy, government investigations, intellectual property and bankruptcy counselling.
Energy and Natural Resources
We have a strong track record of providing innovative legal, legislative and regulatory advice to every sector of the energy and natural resources industries in the US and abroad. This includes transactional assistance for mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, permitting advice and litigation assistance on diverse energy, environmental, and natural resources issues. We are also actively involved in all facets of the domestic and international oil and gas industry, including offshore transactions. Focused in exploration and production and midstream transactions, we regularly negotiate and document multibillion dollar financings, fund formations and mergers, sales and acquisitions, including oilfield support and disposal services, as well as financial derivatives in support of energy transactions.
Environmental, Safety and Health
You can expect a practical approach to complex environmental issues, drawing on our long history of working and adjudicating before agency regulators including the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), Federal Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration (PHMSA) among others. We have litigated vigorously to recover cleanup costs caused by federal activities, or to challenge improvidently granted permits and project approvals.
Our depth of experience spans virtually all forms of debt and equity financings and all industries. We counsel multinational financial institutions, commercial enterprises, capital companies and investment funds in all aspects of their public and private financing, investment and capital formation activities, and in their capacities as capital providers, as well as issuers.
Our work encompasses legislative and regulatory advocacy, Medicare and Medicaid coverage and reimbursement, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulation and enforcement, and fraud and abuse and False Claims Act litigation and counseling. We can advise and represent you on healthcare innovations and breakthrough technology, funding initiatives, privacy and HIPAA compliance, and finance transactions.
Intellectual Property and Technology
Our practice takes a highly strategic approach, advising not only on the protection of IP assets, but on how best to develop and maximize those assets to advance business interests. You can rely on our full-service representation in patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret and unfair competition law, including services such as patent preparation and prosecution, opinions and litigation.
Expertise litigating a wide variety of commercial disputes, from basic breach of contract disputes to highly complex commercial matters. We try cases in state and federal courts and in arbitrations, represent broker/dealers before FINRA/NASD and routinely handle energy and natural resources litigation, as well as disputes involving franchise law.
Public Policy and Regulatory
We have represented clients before the Department of Energy (DOE), Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) and Interior Board of Land Appeals (IBLA), as well as other federal agencies including the Surface Transportation Board (STB), National Park Service (NPS) and numerous others within the Department of Defense (DOD).
Strategic advice in all major areas of securities law, including private and public offerings, public disclosure, capital market transactions, mergers and acquisitions, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings, corporate governance (including Sarbanes-Oxley), and other compliance matters, enforcement proceedings, and legislative and rulemaking processes.