Software

2016 Law Firm of the Year for Technology

    Practices

  • Corporate
  • Litigation
  • Regulatory
  • Intellectual Property
  • 1,000+ public and private software and software-driven application clients, from pre-formation founder teams to many of the most sophisticated companies in the world

  • Worked on 25% of US software IPOs in the last 2 years

  • 1,000+ M&A transactions with an aggregate value of $170+ billion since 2009, including multiple buy-side transactions for NetScout, Rovi and Salesforce

  • #1 for venture capital financings in 2016 – 4,000+ strategic or venture investment transactions since 2010, representing both companies and investors in the software sector

  • Represent 35% of the US companies on the Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones VentureSource’s Billion Dollar Startup Club list, including Medallia, IronSource, New Relic and MarkLogic

  • Deep experience with open source software warranties, agreements, terms and transactions

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  • Secured the first acquittal in any criminal prosecution in the United States related to stock option backdating charges, successfully defending the former general counsel of a software company against actions brought by the federal government

  • 500+ securities cases in the last 10 years for companies like Smith Micro, BroadVision, ChannelAdvisor, Blue Martini Software and Websense  – one of the most active practices for the defense of issuers in shareholder litigation in the US

  • 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 and Peregrine Systems

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

  • Average 50+ unrelated, new class actions every year

  • 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 for companies like Datalogix, NetScout, 1010data and Rally

  • Represent software 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

  • 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

  • Government analytics practice that provides software clients with federal public policy insights and regulatory strategies to make informed business decisions

  • 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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  • 400+ patent cases since 2010, including 250+ cases involving software patents

  • 100+ PTAB proceedings

  • 100+ trademark and copyright cases since 2010

  • 100+ domain name recovery proceedings in the last 2 years

  • 30+ Section 337 ITC investigations

  • 25+ patents invalidated in the last year, many under Section 101

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