2018 Law Firm of the Year for Technology


  • Corporate
  • Litigation
  • Regulatory
  • Intellectual Property
  • 6,000+ high-growth company clients, from pre-formation founder teams to many of the most sophisticated tech companies in the world

  • #1 for technology and life sciences IPOs in 2018

  • 1,300+ M&A transactions for an aggregate value of $440+ billion since 2012, including multiple buy-side transactions for Box, MindBody, Intuit, Qualcomm, TiVo and Workday

  • Top law firm for venture capital financings in 2018 – 1,000+ VC deals, representing both companies and investors across a range of technology-related market segments

  • Represent 40% of the companies on the Wall Street Journal's Billion Dollar Startup Club list

  • Represent more than 50% of the 25 Most Valuable VC-Backed Companies in the US (PitchBook)

  • Experience representing companies and investors gives us insight into prevailing terms, structures and practices for financings of technology firms at all stages of development

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  • Market-leading cyber/data/privacy practice, recognized as a six-time Law360 Privacy Practice Group of the Year and a two-time Recorder Privacy & Data Security Litigation Department of the Year, with a track record of successfully defending companies at the intersection of law and innovation

  •  Defeated class certification in a potential trillion-dollar class action brought against Google claiming that the automated processing of emails in the Gmail system violates various federal and state wiretapping statutes

  • 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 Qualcomm, PureStorage, AMD and MobileIron – 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 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 2017 with an aggregate value of $25+ 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 tech leaders and innovators such as Facebook, Google, HTC, Motorola Mobility, Snap and Qualcomm

  • Invalidated 40+ competitor and third-party patents in the last 3 years on behalf of Facebook, HTC,, MLB Advanced Media, ServiceNow, SpaceX and Websense, among others

  • 500+ tech patent counseling and prosecution clients worldwide

  • 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, LinkedIn, SpaceX and Twitter

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

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