Semiconductor

2016 Law Firm of the Year for Technology

    Practices

  • Corporate
  • Litigation
  • Regulatory
  • Intellectual Property
  • #1 law firm for US public offerings with a history of representing the biggest semiconductor companies in the world, like Qualcomm and NVIDIA, with public offerings

  • #1 for venture capital financings in 2016 – 4,000+ strategic or venture investment transactions since 2010, representing both companies and investors across a range of technology-related market segments

  • 1,000 M&A transactions for an aggregate value of $300+ billion since 2011, including multiple buy-side transactions for Qualcomm, Power Integrations and Cavium

  • 5,000+ private and 500+ public company clients, including some of the most recognizable semiconductor companies such as SanDisk, Qualcomm, NVIDIA, AMD and Synopsys

  • Unparalleled access to the largest and most influential network of strategic investors

  • Recognized as a Top 5 Innovative Law Firm by Financial Times

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  • High-stakes litigation, complex commercial disputes, anti-counterfeiting enforcement actions and shareholder securities suits for companies such as Qualcomm, Applied Materials, NVIDIA, SanDisk and Synopsys

  • 500+ securities cases in the last 10 years for companies like AMD, AMSC, Cree and Applied Micro Circuits – one of the most active practices for the defense of issuers in shareholder litigation in the US

  • Unparalleled experience handling the largest licensing disputes in the semiconductor industry with multiple victories for Qualcomm and NVIDIA

  • 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 Entropic Communications, MUSIC Semiconductor, Silicon Graphics and Star Semiconductor

  • Represented numerous semiconductor companies in employment litigation including wrongful discharge, discrimination and harassment claims and wage and hour class actions

  • Experience in more than 100+ state, federal and international courts, arbitral forums and administrative bodies

  • Team includes 7 Fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers and 20+ former Assistant US Attorneys and Department of Justice lawyers

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  • 60+ antitrust merger filings in 2015 with an aggregate value of $27+ billion – 60% in the technology sector

  • Counsel to 140+ public technology companies on corporate governance and securities matters

  • 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

  • Significant experience with administrative bodies and governmental agencies to successfully navigate clients through complex environmental issues and ever-changing regulations

  • 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

  • Represent clients in data security investigations and inquiries by the FTC, Department of Health and Human Services, state attorneys general, European Union Data Protection Authorities and UK Financial Regulators

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  • Provide holistic patenting services and advice for companies like NVIDIA, Cavium, Qualcomm, MIPS and Digital Lumens, managing 24,000+ patents across 120+ jurisdictions worldwide

  • High-stakes, multibillion-dollar licensing disputes for Qualcomm and NVIDIA

  • Finalist for The American Lawyer’s IP Litigation Department of the Year Contest

  • 100+ trademark and copyright cases since 2010

  • 100+ inter partes review and covered business method review proceedings; 100+ inter partes/ex parte reexaminations

  • Deep experience with business models, deals and licensing structures for fab and fabless semiconductors and EDA tools

  • PhDs/MS degrees in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, computer engineering and physics

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