San Francisco

Sitting in a worldwide hub for the technology, healthcare, life sciences, and energy sectors, our San Francisco office represents the entire range of players throughout these industries in their most important litigation, their most sensitive internal investigations and government compliance efforts, their top strategic workforce challenges, and their most sophisticated financings and transactions. Our 50 strong team boasts top lawyers on our Chambers-ranked Commercial Litigation, Government Investigations, Environmental, Health Care, Product Liability, Energy Litigation, Construction, and International Arbitration teams. It includes a Daily Journal Top Employment Lawyer, Top IP Lawyer, and Top Woman Lawyer.

California presents one of the most challenging regulatory regimes and jurisdictions for companies, and we are well-positioned to guide our clients through these challenges. Our San Francisco trial lawyers know the judges and juries here well.  They are also subject matter authorities in product liability, mass torts, environmental and class action matters, with clients entrusting us with their most important bet-the-company litigation. Our IP Litigation team tackles the most complex patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secrets matters on behalf of the top companies in the technology, entertainment, and other sectors and has litigated precedent-setting cases.  Our Government Investigations team includes a former Acting Assistant Attorney General for the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Division and two former U.S. Attorneys who help guide clients through difficult federal and state investigations by various agencies and prosecutors.

Our San Francisco life sciences team consists of top litigators and regulatory lawyers, who deliver key guidance for our clients in tandem with our top-ranked, firmwide FDA and Life Sciences practice. In addition, the office’s associated attorneys in Sacramento have substantial subject matter experience on healthcare litigation, investigation and state and federal regulation issues.

On corporate matters, the San Francisco office provides highly technical and sector-savvy counsel to clients in the technology, biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device industries as they develop, safeguard and commercialize their innovations. We also serve as the hub of the firm’s Global Human Capital and Compliance practice, which advises companies worldwide on their workforce compliance, risk, growth and management challenges.

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