90+ years supporting the communications industry in bringing innovative technologies to market


law firm for US public offerings for companies like Aerohive Networks, Iridium Communications, TechTarget and Ooma
law firm in the US and Globally for representing companies in VC Financing deals in 2023 (PitchBook)
1,000+ private financings annually, representing both companies and in 4,000+ strategic or venture investment transactions since 2010, representing both companies and investors across a range of technology-related market segments
M&A transactions for an aggregate value of $345+ billion since 2016
Represent 30% of US-based unicorns
Unparalleled access to the largest and most influential network of strategic investors in the communications industry
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Significant complex commercial and consumer class action litigation experience for communications companies, including Google, Wikimedia, Conde Nast, Hearst, Time, CenturyLink, Qualcomm, NVIDIA, HTC and XO Communications
Successfully defeated class certification in cases for eBay, Facebook and Google
Litigated one of the first cases regarding §230 of the Communications Decency Act, a critical source of legal immunity for websites that host third-party content
Obtained the first court decision affirming that transit is subject to the local competition provisions of the Communications Act, representing a competitive carrier in an appeal of an arbitration decision in the U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska
One of the most active corporate restructuring and bankruptcy practices in the country, handling 100+ cases in court over the past 5 years for companies such as Hipcricket, KIT Digital, CompUSA, Great Lakes Comnet, Wave2Wave Communications and Yipes Communications
securities cases in the last 10 years for companies like Applied Digital Solutions, Millennial Media, Rosetta Stone, Brocade, Lantronix, Synopsys and Tremor Video – one of the most active practices for the defense of issuers in shareholder litigation in the US
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Regularly represent communications companies in regulatory and legislative matters before the FCC, federal and state agencies
Regulatory counsel to communications companies during complex financial transactions
Counsel clients on privacy, data rights and cybersecurity, including hot-button issues at the FCC and related to the Safe Harbor act, COPPA, DAA and NAI
Counsel US and foreign companies on compliance with US laws and regulations governing the cross-border movement of goods, services and technology and affecting the way US companies conduct business overseas
Provide regulatory compliance advice on international, federal, state and local employment and labor laws, including affirmative action, discrimination, wage and hour, health and safety, unions and collective bargaining, compensation and benefits
Consult on regulatory and corporate governance issues related to the Securities Exchange Act, Sarbanes-Oxley Act, Dodd-Frank Act, JOBS Act, equity and other compensation matters, stockholder rights plans, stockholder proposals and proxy contests, and NASDAQ, NYSE Mkt and NYSE listing requirements
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Handling patent litigation defenses all over the country for the likes of eBay, Facebook, LinkedIn, Millennial Media and Yelp
Litigated 70+ patent cases for Facebook – winning both cases that made it to trial
Represent 1,000+ companies worldwide in all aspects of trademark, copyright and advertising matters, including Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, Mozilla, TiVo, Radio One, Bluetooth SIG, Lonely Planet and Oculus VR
Extensive experience asserting claims and instituting UDRP actions for digital media clients, including employing actions to successfully transfer to Google nearly 800 infringing domains and obtaining a judgment for BitTorrent resulting in the transfer of 54 domain names and an award of over $2.3 million against a German cybersquatter
Handle a wide range of rights issues with respect to the digital use of music and video, including contractual licensing, statutory webcasting licensing, IPTV distribution rights and fair use analyses
inter partes review and covered business method review proceedings; 100+ inter partes/ex parte reexaminations for clients like Google and Facebook
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