Virtual Reality / Augmented Reality

Strategic business partners to the world’s most innovative technology companies


  • Corporate
  • Litigation
  • Regulatory
  • Intellectual Property
  • Represent 35% of the US-based unicorns (CB Insights)

  • 6,000+ high-growth company clients and many of the most sophisticated tech companies and investors in the world, including those increasingly focused on virtual and augmented reality such as Oculus VR, Google, inVR, Within, Occipital, NVIDIA, Qualcomm and AMD

  • Unparalleled access to the largest and most influential network of strategic investors focused on the virtual reality industry

  • #1 law firm for VC Financings in the US and Globally in Q3 2020 (PitchBook)

  • 1,000+ M&A transactions for an aggregate value of $345+ billion since 2016

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  • Recognized by The American Lawyer as an honorable mention in its Litigation Department of the Year competition

  • Significant complex commercial and consumer class action litigation experience for companies, including Google, NVIDIA, Facebook, HTC, Qualcomm and Sony

  • Successfully defeated class certification in cases for Facebook and Google

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

  • 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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  • Regularly represent companies in regulatory and legislative matters before the FCC, federal and state agencies

  • 6x Privacy Practice Group of the Year and 2x Privacy Litigation Department of the Year advising on all aspects of data security, privacy issues and cybersecurity risks, including a 24x7 incident response team

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

  • Handle numerous DOJ, FTC and state attorney general consumer protection investigations, including deceptive and unfair advertising, marketing practices, privacy, data security and financial practices

  • 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

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  • Patent counseling and prosecution, strategic IP agreements, technology transactions and licensing deals for companies like Seabery, NVIDIA, Qualcomm, ASUS, HTC, Silicon Graphics and Sony

  • Trademark and copyright prosecution, counseling and litigation for tech leaders including Google, Oculus and Nintendo

  • 500+ IP cases in the last five years

  • 300+ PTAB proceedings

  • 6,500+ patents filed or obtained for clients in 2018

  • 5,500+ trademarks filed or obtained for clients in 2018

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Group Contacts
Matthew Bartus  Partner San Francisco, Singapore, Palo Alto
Erik Edwards  Partner Palo Alto
Sonya Erickson  Partner Seattle
Jim Fulton  Partner New York
Jon Gavenman  Partner Palo Alto
Heidi Keefe  Partner Palo Alto
Mark Lambert  Partner Palo Alto
Michael Rhodes  Partner San Francisco
Kevin Rooney  Partner Palo Alto
Adam Ruttenberg  Partner Washington, DC, Reston
Peter H. Werner  Partner San Francisco
Dave Young  Partner Los Angeles – Santa Monica, Los Angeles – Downtown
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