King & Spalding’s Silicon Valley office was founded in 2008 with a focus on life science and technology clients, two areas of strength for the firm as a whole. The practice areas in the Silicon Valley office reflect this focus, drawing on both local knowledge and expertise as well as the expertise of the nation’s top-ranked FDA regulatory, healthcare and intellectual property practices.
The Silicon Valley transactional practice focuses on areas of critical importance to Silicon Valley companies and investors: emerging company corporate work, corporate finance and capital raising transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and licensing and commercial transactions. The lawyers in the Silicon Valley transactional practice, which is part of our global corporate/M&A practice, represent clients ranging from start-ups to large multinational corporations in technology, life sciences and other industries, including digital media, mobile, SaaS, cloud offerings, hardware and big data analytics. While the industries served by the Silicon Valley corporate team are diverse, they share a need for the highest-quality legal service that our lawyers routinely satisfy.
Our intellectual property practice is focused almost exclusively on patents; the practice includes patent agents, patent prosecutors, and patent litigators and represents both plaintiffs and defendants—though never nonpracticing entities—in patent litigation of any kind. Working as part of our nationally ranked IP practice, recently named IP Practice Group of the Year for 2013 by Law360, our IP lawyers represent some of the largest technology companies in the Valley in their most important disputes.
Finally, our business litigation practice ranges from securities and corporate governance questions to consumer class actions, the enforcement and litigation of licensing and collaboration agreements, and post-acquisition purchase price adjustments. While the subject matter addressed by the commercial litigators is diverse, it is unified by a commitment to excellence and a mastery of detail in order to try the disputes we handle, whether before an arbitrator, a judge or a jury.
We look forward to continuing to serve the global needs of our clients from our new location in Palo Alto.