Technology

2016 Law Firm of the Year for Technology

    Practices

  • Corporate
  • Litigation
  • Regulatory
  • Intellectual Property
  • 5,000+ high-growth company clients, from pre-formation founder teams to many of the most sophisticated tech companies in the world

  • #1 for technology IPOs in 2015

  • 1,000+ M&A transactions with an aggregate value of $170+ billion since 2009, including multiple buy-side transactions for AOL, Cisco, Jawbone, Netscout, Qualcomm, Rovi, Salesforce, Yelp and Zynga

  • #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

  • Represent 35% of the US companies on the Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones VentureSource’s Billion Dollar Startup Club list

  • Represent 1 in 5 companies on Deloitte’s “Technology Fast 500” list 

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  • First firm to negotiate a unique style of cy pres remedy, setting up a privacy rights foundation to resolve a major class action for Facebook

  •  400 million accounts covered by a proposed class – one of the largest classes ever – averted by defeating class certification in Gmail class actions

  • 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 Brocade, VeriSign and Tremor Video – the most active defense of issuers in shareholder litigation in the US in 2015

  • 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 Fuhu, Hipcricket, KIT Digital and Vertis Holdings

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

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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

  • 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 technology 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

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

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  • Serve as patent litigation counsel to some of the largest technology companies in the world such as eBay, Facebook, Google, HTC, Nintendo, NVIDIA and Qualcomm

  • In the last year alone, invalidated 25+ competitor and third-party patents on behalf of Facebook, HTC, King, MLB Advanced Media, ServiceNow, SpaceX and Websense, among others

  • 2,400+ tech-side patents prepared and filed since 2014

  • Represent 1,000+ companies worldwide in all aspects of trademark, copyright and advertising matters, including some of the biggest names in technology such as Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, Nintendo, SpaceX, TiVo and Oculus VR

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

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

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