Industries

Software

2020 Tech Firm of the Year (Law360)

Practices

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
25%
Worked on 25% of US software IPOs in the last 2 years
1,000+
M&A transactions with an aggregate value of $340+ billion since 2012, including multiple buy-side transactions for NetScout, Rovi and Salesforce
#1
law firm in the US and globally for representing companies in VC Financing deals in Q3 2023 (PitchBook)
1,700+
VC deals annually, representing both companies and investors across a range of technology-related market segments
29%
Represent 29% of US-based unicorn companies
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
5
Team includes 5 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 patent
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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