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Mayer Brown

1221 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS, NEW YORK, NY 10020-1001, USA
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United States

Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 3

Mayer Brown

Mayer Brown’s strong institutional client base, which includes the likes of CBRE Global Investors and MetLife, ensured that the practice remained busy on a number of high-value investment deals. Examples included Chicago-based Paul Meyer and John Huff advising a foreign investment fund on its $452m acquisition of the office and garage unit of a mixed-use Boston office and retail condominium building; and David Malinger - also in Chicago - representing Prologis in its $5.9bn acquisition of the real estate assets and operating platform of KTR Capital Partners and its affiliates. While the practice is best known for its Chicago platform, which includes practice chair Jeffrey Usow, it also impresses in Washington DC through, among others, Nathan McMichael and Keith Willner, who assisted a major private equity player with a multibillion-dollar acquisition. Other avenues of work include borrower-side debt finance as well as EB-5 financing; Los Angeles-based Brian Aronson was particularly busy in the latter for the firm’s broad quota of inbound investors. The practice also has outlets in Houston, Palo Alto, New York and Charlotte. Houston-based Andres Romay made partner.

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United States: Antitrust

Cartel
Cartel - ranked: tier 4

Mayer Brown

Mayer Brown’s vastly experienced team fields several partners who served in key positions at the DOJ’s Antitrust Division, including practice head Mark Ryan, William Stallings and Robert Bloch. The firm assists companies and executives with conduct investigations brought by the DOJ, the FTC, the European Commission and antitrust authorities further afield. Follow-on actions are another area of strength. HSBC, Google Inc and Nestlé USA are among the firm’s key clients.

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Civil litigation/class actions
Civil litigation/class actions - ranked: tier 3

Mayer Brown

Mayer Brown’s practice is led by global head Mark Ryan, who rejoined the firm in 2015, having previously served at the DOJ’s Antitrust Division, where he was its first-ever director of litigation. The group also benefits from the expertise of other seasoned ex-DOJ practitioners, including William Stallings, Robert Bloch and Richard Favretto. The firm’s international footprint, combined with deep trial and appellate experience at federal and state level in the US, makes the firm a strong choice for a broad base of clients, which include Nestlé USA, Société Générale and Google. Andrew Marovitz and Britt Miller, who are both Chicago based, are representing HSBC in a class action where it is alleged that there was a conspiracy among financial institutions to limit competition in the credit default swaps market. The pair are also defending Temple Inland in consolidated class action litigation concerning an alleged conspiracy to restrict capacity and fix the prices of corrugated products. Named lawyers are based in Washington DC except where otherwise noted.

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Merger control
Merger control - ranked: tier 3

Mayer Brown

Mayer Brown’s team includes William Stallings, Mark Ryan and counsel Meytal McCoy, who acted for Virgin America in a DOJ investigation into its proposed sale to Alaska Airlines. Stallings and Ryan are also key advisers to CNH Industrial as an intervenor in both DOJ-initiated litigation and a parallel review that is being conducted by Brazilian antitrust agency CADE, associated with Deere & Co’s proposed acquisition of Precision Planting from Monsanto. Robert Bloch, Adrian Steel and Scott Perlman are other key contacts. All named lawyers are based in Washington DC.

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United States: Dispute resolution

Appellate: Supreme Court (federal and state)
Appellate: Supreme Court (federal and state) - ranked: tier 1

Mayer Brown

Appellate: courts of appeals - ranked: tier 1

Mayer Brown

Mayer Brown’s group houses ‘legends in the field’, who think ‘beyond the case to the big picture, yielding the best results over the long haul’. ‘Outstanding strategistAndrew Pincus and ‘unsung hero with a keen eye for legal issuesEvan Tager are ‘elite among the elite’. Special counsel Charles Rothfeld successfully argued the US Supreme Court case of Birchfield v North Dakota, which ruled warrantless breath tests for possible drunk drivers permissible, but not warrantless blood tests. In another US Supreme Court appeal, the group represented the petitioner in Spokeo v Robins, concerning matters of standing and the standard required to establish injury-in-fact. Highlights also included Paul Hughes arguing for the respondent in Ross v Blake, with the US Supreme Court considering the Prison Litigation Reform Act’s exhaustion precedents and administrative aspects of internal grievance procedures for inmates. The team is also very active in the courts of appeals; Brian Netter represented Council of the District of Columbia in the DC Circuit case concerning the District’s power to control the budget without seeking permission from Congress. Michael Kimberly served as a liaison counsel to 57 business and municipal petitioners in the challenge to the ‘waters of the US’ rule at the Sixth Circuit. Chicago-based Stephen Shapiro is recommended.

Leading lawyers

Andrew Pincus - Mayer Brown

Stephen Shapiro - Mayer Brown

Next generation lawyers

Michael Kimberly - Mayer Brown

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Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense
Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense - ranked: tier 4

Mayer Brown

Mayer Brown’s ‘excellent’ practice is led by ‘skilled courtroom attorneyKelly Kramer, based in Washington DC, and the ‘highly experienced, judicious and insightful’ William Michael, who is based in Chicago. Other attorneys in Washington DC include ‘consummate professionalLaurence Urgenson, while Chicago is also home to Gregory Deis and Laura Hammargren. Daniel Stein joined the ‘terrific’ Michael Martinez in New York in October 2016 after serving as chief of the criminal division at the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. The firm represented Las Vegas Sands in an FCPA investigation concerning its operations in Macau. Kramer negotiated a favorable plea agreement for the former head of Louis Berger’s Asian operations and acted for an Iranian American convicted of violating trade regulations.

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Financial services: litigation
Financial services: litigation - ranked: tier 4

Mayer Brown

Led by Mark Hanchet and Matthew Ingber out of New York and with the ability to call upon practitioners across the firm’s international network for multi-jurisdictional matters, Mayer Brown provides ‘high-quality and value-for-money advice’ to a range of financial services clients, including European banks, insurance companies, broker-dealers and investment managers. Ingber has developed a market-leading reputation representing RMBS trustees accused of failing to adequately protect investor interests and has secured numerous high-profile victories in this regard for The Bank of New York Mellon. Steven Wolowitz is able to combine his substantive antitrust law expertise and financial services industry knowledge to good effect on market manipulation matters for Société Générale, including obtaining the dismissal, as time-barred, of Commodity Exchange Act claims brought by a putative class of plaintiffs who transacted in USD Libor-based exchange-traded derivatives. The firm has also developed a strong reputation in the anti-terrorism space and has defended numerous banks sued as facilitators of terrorist activity.

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General commercial disputes
General commercial disputes - ranked: tier 2

Mayer Brown

The ‘outstanding’ litigation department at Mayer Brown, which benefits from the firm’s first-rate appellate practice, is well versed in complex litigation on multiple fronts and forums on the East and West coasts. Its diverse client base takes in household-name clients in the technology, pharmaceutical and consumer products spaces, among others. In the financial services arena, a New York team led by Matthew Ingber has been representing Bank of New York Mellon in numerous high-profile RMBS lawsuits. In Palo Alto, the ‘extremely user-friendly’ Lee Rubin is ‘a pleasure to work with’. Washington DC-based partners Andrew Pincus, Evan Tager, Archis Parasharami and Kevin Ranlett also draw praise.

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International arbitration
International arbitration - ranked: tier 4

Mayer Brown

The ‘focused and commercially aware’ international arbitration team at Mayer Brownthinks strategically and is several moves ahead’. It advises on a range of complex international arbitrations, including numerous commercial and investment treaty disputes, acting for clients such as Suzlon Wind Energy Corporation and Panama Canal Authority. Recent highlights include representing Merck & Co in an ICDR arbitration and related litigation involving the breach of the license to a patent covering a drug used in cardiac surgery. The ‘deep bench of top-notch lawyers’ is led by Ted Howes in New York. Houston-based Michael Lennon is ‘very experienced’.

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International trade
International trade - ranked: tier 2

Mayer Brown

Led by Duane Layton, Mayer Brown’s team contains many former high-ranking government officials and provides ‘practical, thorough and responsive’ advice across the spectrum of international trade matters. Although the firm is historically known for its respondent-focused trade remedies practice, it has recently picked up some significant petitioner-side work for US Steel, including securing affirmative anti-dumping duties following a petition filed before the DOC targeting US imports of certain hot-rolled steel from Japan. Layton was involved in the aforementioned case and also has one of the most active WTO practices in the country; he and Sydney Mintzer are representing the Indonesian government in its WTO challenge of Australian measures requiring ‘plain packaging’ on tobacco products. Mintzer also acts for Federal-Mogul on global trade compliance issues. On the sanctions front, Simeon Kriesbergknows the OFAC laws and regulations and is on top of their developments’. Other recommended partners include Matthew McConkey for trade remedies and Timothy Keeler for trade policy.

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Overview

Many firms have benefitted from a spate of departures from government positions. Mary Jo White returned to Debevoise & Plimpton LLP in January 2017 after serving as chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). John Gleeson joined the same firm in March 2016 after serving as a judge in the Eastern District of New York. The US Attorney’s Office in that district lost Darren Laverne to Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP and Daniel Silver to Clifford Chance. Daniel Stein, Michael Levy and Carolina Fomos joined Mayer Brown, Sidley Austin LLP and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP respectively after departing the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. Former US Attorney for the Eastern District of California Benjamin Wagner moved to Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. Daniel Dominguez rejoined Latham & Watkins LLP in November 2015 after a stint as associate counsel to the President in the Office of the White House Counsel.

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Product liability, mass tort and class action: consumer products (including tobacco)
Product liability, mass tort and class action: consumer products (including tobacco) - ranked: tier 4

Mayer Brown

Headed by Dale Giali in Los Angeles and Carmine Zarlenga in Washington DC, Mayer Brown’s ‘very responsive, efficient and easy-to-work-with’ group acts for a wide range of retailers and manufacturers, with a ‘very deep bench’ in the food and beverages area. Giali and Zarlenga successfully obtained dismissal with prejudice for Nestlé in a consumer class action complaint brought before the Northern District of California concerning misrepresentation of ingredients in the client’s Coffee-Mate product. Clients regard Michele Odorizzi in Chicago and Lauren Goldman and Scott Chesin in New York as ‘first-rate advocates and strategists’; the three have been leading the team as national counsel to Philip Morris subsidiary Altria in a number of nationwide consumer fraud actions, including various ‘Engle progeny’ trials and appeals in Florida. The firm’s client base includes Whirlpool, Chobani and Gerber.

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Product liability, mass tort and class action: pharmaceuticals and medical devices - defense
Product liability, mass tort and class action: pharmaceuticals and medical devices - defense - ranked: tier 3

Mayer Brown

Jointly headed by Henninger Bullock in New York and Michael Olsen and Daniel Ring in Chicago, Mayer Brown’s department often serves as counsel to clients in medical device lawsuits. Ring and Andrew Tauber, who is based in Washington DC, continue to act for Medtronic as national preemption counsel in a number of matters regarding the Infuse bone graft litigation. The team has also been representing St Jude Medical in a putative class action alleging damages caused by potential cybersecurity vulnerabilities in certain cardiac rhythm devices. Eli Lilly, GSK and UCB are among the firm’s clients.

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Product liability, mass tort and class action: toxic tort - defense
Product liability, mass tort and class action: toxic tort - defense - ranked: tier 3

Mayer Brown

Mayer Brown’s team has a deep trial bench and notable appellate practice in the environment and toxic tort arena. The group has been representing Veolia in a lawsuit brought by the Michigan Attorney General and in related federal and state class actions regarding allegations the company contributed to the ongoing Flint water crisis that began in 2014; advice is led by Michael Lackey and Andrew Pincus in Washington DC, and Lori Lightfoot and Mark Molen in Chicago. Molen and Chicago-based Craig Woods have been serving as national counsel to Kerry in a number of food flavoring cases alleging lung injuries caused by inhaling the butter flavoring in the company’s microwave popcorn product. Also in Chicago, co-heads Michael Olsen and Daniel Ring, alongside Woods and Richard Bulger, continue to represent Union Carbide in asbestos litigation. Practice co-head Henninger Bullock is based in the New York office.

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Securities litigation: defense
Securities litigation: defense - ranked: tier 3

Mayer Brown

At Mayer Brown, ‘the level of service is top tier’, according to one client, who also praises the firm’s ‘pragmatic approach, experienced team and solid advice’. Joseph De Simone, Richard Spehr and Steven Wolowitz lead the practice from New York. De Simone’s highlights included defending Bank of China (Hong Kong) against claims relating to a transfer of $35m by Chinacast CEO Tze Ngon from the company’s US accounts. Wolowitz led the defense of Société Générale in class actions alleging manipulation of the USD Libor. Christopher Houpt, Michael Martinez and ‘thought-leader and very skilled trial lawyerMatthew Ingber acted as key advisers to Bank of New York Mellon in MBS-related cases. New hire Daniel Stein, from the US Attorney’s office, leads the firm’s global regulatory and investigations group. In Chicago, Michele Odorizzi is ‘as smart as they come and has an unrivaled ability to distill complex issues down to manageable arguments’.

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United States: Finance

Asset finance and leasing
Asset finance and leasing - ranked: tier 4

Mayer Brown

The five-partner asset finance team at Mayer Brown is led by New York-based George Miller, whose finance and leasing practice spans a slew of industry sectors from all areas of transport to energy and equipment. Among his recent highlights, Miller worked alongside Barbara Goodstein as lead arranger’s counsel to Bank of China, New York Branch in connection with the $1.85bn financing for the acquisition of Avolon Holdings by Bohai Leasing. The team saw an increase in railcar ETC offerings in 2015 and 2016, and acted for Morgan Stanley as underwriters during an ETC issuance by Union Pacific Railroad. In the Chicago office, Stuart Litwin helped lead a team that advised GATX Corporation and GATX Rail Funding II on the establishment of a $250m loan facility backed by railcars and related leases.

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Capital markets: debt offerings
Capital markets: debt offerings - advice to issuers - ranked: tier 3

Mayer Brown

Capital markets: debt offerings - advice to underwriters - ranked: tier 3

Mayer Brown

The ‘very experienced and capableMayer Brownalways exceeds expectations’. Led from Chicago by ‘outstanding lawyerEdward Best, the capital markets group houses a well-balanced debt practice, which routinely advises corporate issuers and underwriters on sophisticated transactions. Among Best’s recent work, he assisted Nissan Motor Acceptance with its $1.5bn notes issuance. Also in Chicago, Philip Niehoff acted for AbbVie in a $7.8bn senior notes offering. In Palo Alto, Jennifer Carlson advised Republic Services on its $500m notes issuance and cash tender offer for up to $600m of notes. Among the firm’s work for underwriters, Best and Carlson acted for Morgan Stanley in Kellogg’s issuances of $750m of senior notes and $650m of senior debentures. Chicago partners Michael Hermsen and David Schuette are also active members of the team.

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Capital markets: equity offerings
Capital markets: equity offerings - advice to issuers - ranked: tier 4

Mayer Brown

Capital markets: equity offerings - advice to underwriters - ranked: tier 4

Mayer Brown

The team at Mayer Brown provides ‘excellent service’ and demonstrates ‘great communication skills’. Particular praise is reserved for New York’s David Bakst, who ‘combines strong knowledge of the market with practical, clear advice’; he is highlighted for his specialist expertise in foreign private issuances and emerging growth company IPOs. Among Bakst’s highlights, he assisted GW Pharmaceuticals with its $289m offering of American depositary shares. Also in New York, John Berkery advised the underwriters - Morgan Stanley, UBS, Keefe Bruyette & Woods, RBC and JMP Securities - on a $200m offering of depositary shares by National General Holdings. Chicago-based practice head Edward Best and Palo Alto-based Jennifer Carlson acted for JP Morgan Securities in Beneficial Interest’s $125.4m issuance of common shares.

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Capital markets: global offerings
Capital markets: global offerings - advice to issuers - ranked: tier 4

Mayer Brown

Capital markets: global offerings - advice to underwriters - ranked: tier 4

Mayer Brown

Providing ‘prompt advice and a timely execution of deals’, Mayer Brown has an ‘excellent’ global offerings practice with teams of ‘great’ US and foreign-qualified lawyers in offices around the world. With lawyers based primarily in Chicago, New York, Houston and Palo Alto, the US team handles an almost equal split of issuer and underwriter work. In an example of cross-regional collaboration, lawyers from New York, Hong Kong and London acted for the Ministry of Finance of Mongolia in the successful drawdown of $500m 10.875% notes from the Ministry’s existing global medium term note program. On the underwriter side, the firm advised Merrill Lynch, Citigroup, Wells Fargo and BNP Paribas on a $1bn bond issue by the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, New York Branch. Edward Best, (‘a great all-round lawyer’) heads the team from Chicago. Other names to note include New York’s ‘smart, practical and knowledgeableDavid Bakst and Jennifer Carlson in Palo Alto.

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Capital markets: high-yield debt offerings
Capital markets: high-yield debt offerings - advice to issuers - ranked: tier 4

Mayer Brown

The ‘experienced and responsive’ team at Mayer Brown provides a ‘committed and client-oriented service’ and is able to ‘get quickly up to speed from a business perspective’. From Chicago, Edward Best heads a broad practice that is particularly well known for advising issuers, although it also acts for underwriters, across a comprehensive spread of industries. Among recent work highlights, New York-based John Berkery and Chicago-based David Schuette assisted Yum! Brands with its $2.1bn senior notes offering. On the manager side, Best and Berkery advised Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley, as underwriters, on MGIC Investment’s issuance of $425m of senior notes. Recent cross-border work saw the firm act for Progroup in its €95m offering of senior secured fixed rate notes. Other names to note are Harry Beaudry and William Heller in Houston, and Jennifer Carlson in Palo Alto.

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Commercial lending
Commercial lending: advice to borrowers - ranked: tier 4

Mayer Brown

Commercial lending: advice to lenders - ranked: tier 4

Mayer Brown

With strong teams in Chicago, New York and Charlotte, Mayer Brown is commended for its ‘responsiveness, client focus and subject matter experience’ as well as its ‘practical advice and top-notch legal knowledge’. The group is best known for its lender work but several of its partners, including group head Douglas Doetsch and New York-based David Duffee, also handle work for borrowers; highlights in this regard included advising Yum! Brands on a $3.5bn senior secured credit facility. Advice to lenders, however, remains a key component of the practice, which acts for major clients such as HSBC Bank (recently on a $1.9bn loan to Lila Mexican Holdings) and Bank of America, which it represented on a $2bn loan to Boyd Gaming Corporation. Adam Wolk is ‘particularly good in terms of responsiveness and practicality of advice’, and Barbara Goodsteinhas incredible industry knowledge and experience’. Frederick Fisher joined the Chicago office from Greenberg Traurig LLP in early 2016.

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Financial services regulation
Financial services regulation - ranked: tier 5

Mayer Brown

Mayer Brown’s team is well placed to assist international and domestic financial institutions across the spectrum of advisory and regulatory-informed transactional matters, and leans on its strong presence in Washington DC as well as key financial centers such as London, Frankfurt and Hong Kong. The ‘excellentScott Anenberg recently successfully secured Federal Reserve Board approval for Canadian financial services organization Desjardins Group on its application for financial holding company status - notably this was one of only two such applications granted since the enactment of Dodd-Frank. Thomas Delaney is also a key member of the team and, as part of his comprehensive practice, has been acting for numerous international financial services businesses in the implementation of robust compliance measures to combat the growing regulatory pressures regarding AML procedures. Consumer finance expert Steven Kaplan co-heads the team alongside Delaney following his arrival, along with a team of 15 partners, from K&L Gates in February and March 2016. The practice also includes Jerome Roche, who specializes in broker-dealer regulatory matters.

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Project finance
Project finance: advice to lender - ranked: tier 2

Mayer Brown

Project finance: advice to sponsor - ranked: tier 2

Mayer Brown

Mayer Brown’s ‘excellent, client-oriented’ and ‘proactive’ department is headed by ‘responsive, skilful negotiatorBarry Machlin in Chicago, who is praised by clients for his ‘breadth of experience, ability to manage large client groups, and expertise in project finance’. The team handles a wide variety of projects, including conventional power, oil and gas, renewable, nuclear and infrastructure projects; although lender-side work is its chief strength, its work for sponsors is also highly rated. Machlin advised the Panama Canal Authority on the $5.25bn financial restructuring of the Panama Canal locks expansion project. George Baptista, who is based in New York, advised Grupo Odinsa as sponsor on a $54m financing from Deutsche Bank to fund the DCMO aspects of the $140m Aruba Green Corridor project. On the lender side, Christopher Erckert acted for Corporación Andina de Fomento on its $254m part-financing of Peru’s largest wind project – the Marcona and Tres Hermanas twin wind farms. The practice is also active in tax equity investments: Jeffrey Davis, Robert Goldberg, Nadav Klugman and Andrew Young advised GE Energy Financial Services on $254m-worth of investments in two California solar projects. ‘Outstanding’ senior associate Juan Pablo Moreno has ‘great project finance knowledge, international experience and lots of patience’.

Leading lawyers

Barry Machlin Mayer Brown

Joseph Seliga Mayer Brown

Next generation lawyers

Nadav Klugman Mayer Brown

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Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate
Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate - ranked: tier 5

Mayer Brown

Mayer Brown is particularly well known for representing financial institutions in the their capacities as lenders as well as distressed investors. The team has been involved in a number of high-profile energy engagements, including Arch Coal, in which the firm represents PNC Bank and PNC Capital Markets regarding an exit finance facility; and, for the same clients, in their capacity as administrator of the asset-backed debtor-in-possession securitization and letter-of-credit facility, it is advising on the Peabody Energy bankruptcy. In a highlight showcasing the firm’s litigation strength, New York-based Frederick Hyman and Houston litigator Charles Kelley represented Wilmington Trust as bilateral loan agent in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy of the Taiwan-based company TMT Shipping. Brian Trust heads the team from New York.

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Structured finance
Structured finance - ranked: tier 1

Mayer Brown

Working out of the firm’s New York and Chicago offices, Mayer Brown’s highly regarded structured finance team prides itself on its cross-border securitization capabilities, and is especially strong in handling CLO transactions. In a particularly noteworthy example of the team’s securitization work, Barbara Goodstein acted for YUM! Brands in relation to its whole-business securitization, whereby a wholly owned special purpose subsidiary issued $2.3bn of fixed-rate senior secured term notes, which were backed by nearly all US franchise agreements and US-registered intellectual property of the Taco Bell Division. Stuart Litwin and Louis Shansky assisted Volkswagen Operating Lease Transaction LLC VW Credit as depositor, sponsor and borrower with a $9bn warehouse loan facility backed by vehicle leases and retail installment contracts. On the lender and underwriter side, Amanda Baker and Angela Ulum were underwriter’s counsel for Citigroup Global Markets, Lloyds Securities and RBC Capital Markets concerning Toyota Auto Receivables 2016-B Owner Trust - a $1.6bn auto-loan-backed notes issuance. The team also advised multiple issuers and underwriters on Reg AB II shelf registrations. The sizable practice group also includes Jon Van Gorp, Jason Kravitt and Paul Forrester.

Leading lawyers

Jason Kravitt - Mayer Brown

Jon Van Gorp - Mayer Brown

Paul Forrester - Mayer Brown

Next generation lawyers

Angela Ulum - Mayer Brown

Louis Shansky - Mayer Brown

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United States: Government

Government contracts
Government contracts - ranked: tier 3

Mayer Brown

Marcia Madsen leads Mayer Brown’s government contracts practice, which acts for contractors at every stage of the awarding process and during contract performance. It represented Lockheed Martin in litigation concerning the clean-up costs for groundwater contamination at rocket manufacturing facilities, with a district court and the DC Circuit ruling that it could charge the costs in new and unrelated federal contracts. Another victory was the successful defense of VSE Corporation in a bid protest brought by URS Federal Services concerning a $244m army maintenance contract. The group not only advises contractors but also public entities, such as the California High-Speed Rail Authority, on the structuring of procurements. Alongside the Washington DC office, which also includes Cameron Hamrick and David Dowd, the group is highly rated for its state and local government contracts practices in Chicago and Los Angeles. In Chicago, Mitchell Holzrichter rejoined the firm from Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner’s office in January 2017.

Leading lawyers

Marcia Madsen - Mayer Brown

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Government relations
Government relations - ranked: tier 3

Mayer Brown

Mayer Brown handles government affairs matters across the international, federal, state and local level. Outstanding on the state and local level are the teams in Chicago, in which John Janicik is recommended, and Los Angeles, where Philip Recht and land use expert Edgar Khalatian are held in high regard. Recht frequently acts on the rollout of emerging technologies, such as Google’s driverless car project, and is one of the lead partners advising the California High-Speed Rail Authority on the development of the high-speed rail network, currently the largest public works project in the US. Alongside Khalatian, Recht also advised Airbnb on a proposed City of Los Angeles ordinance regulating home-sharing services. On the international level, the group acts for the government of Puerto Rico concerning the development of a new US-Puerto Rico tax policy relationship. In Washington DC, Michael Kantor, Timothy Keeler and Duane Layton are recommended.

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United States: Industry focus

Energy transactions: conventional power
Energy transactions: conventional power - ranked: tier 6

Mayer Brown

The Houston-based Thomas Moore leads Mayer Brown’s practice, which handles M&A involving power generation and transmission clients. The team has a very strong line in Latin American project finance and Christopher Erckert, who splits his time between New York and Washington DC, advised InterChile on obtaining a loan for a $1.3bn project involving several new transmission lines in Chile. Paul Forrester (Chicago), Robert Goldberg (Houston) and project finance specialist Barry Machlin (Chicago) are also recommended.

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Energy transactions: oil and gas
Energy transactions: oil and gas - ranked: tier 4

Mayer Brown

Mayer Brown’s practice, which has excellent Latin America capabilities, is especially strong in M&A, capital markets and commercial contracts. Chicago-based Marc Sperber advised TransCanada on its $13bn purchase of Columbia Pipeline Group. Christopher Erckert, who splits his time between Washington DC and New York, and Houston-based department head Thomas Moore acted for Invenergy in its acquisition of a majority stake in the $900m Energía del Pacífico project in El Salvador.

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Energy: renewable/alternative
Energy: renewable/alternative - ranked: tier 4

Mayer Brown

Mayer Brown’s practice is led by Robert Goldberg in Houston and Jeffrey Davis in Washington DC. It chiefly handles project finance and renewable asset M&A, and is notably strong on the tax side, but it also litigates for clients such as Acciona. Houston-based tax expert David Burton joined in May 2016 from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP; ‘attentive draftsman and negotiator’ Nadav Klugman made partner in Chicago in January 2017.

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Environment: litigation
Environment: litigation - ranked: tier 2

Mayer Brown

Mayer Brown’s ‘prompt and knowledgeable’ team provides ‘an outstanding level of service, consistently going above and beyond to provide valuable advice’. In Chicago, the ‘responsive and practicalRichard Bulger jointly leads the practice with Mark Ter Molen, who focuses on product liability, mass tort actions and private party litigation. In a matter led by Timothy Bishop and Michael Kimberly, the Chicago-based team acted for several major industry groups in American Farm Bureau Federation v EPA, an administrative challenge to the legality of the ‘Waters of the United States’ regulation. The firm is also representing Veolia in a suit brought by the Michigan Attorney General concerning the Flint water crisis, involving claims of fraud and professional negligence. ‘Thoughtful and insightful’ counsel Roger Patrick is also a key figure. Other clients include US Sugar, Talos Energy, Foster Poultry Farms and Alexander & Baldwin.

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Insurance: non-contentious
Insurance: non-contentious - ranked: tier 3

Mayer Brown

Mayer Brown delivers ‘extensive business knowledge, spot-on advice and a very strong team’. Based out of New York, the team frequently undertakes M&A, reinsurance transactions, regulatory advice and structured bond offerings for a full range of clients, including underwriters, insurers and private equity firms. David Alberts and Stephen Rooney assisted Grupo Fidens with its acquisition of Liberty Mutual’s Venezuelan insurance operation Seguros Caracas. The firm is adept at handling catastrophe bond transactions: Rooney advised National Railroad Passenger Corporation on its $275m maiden catastrophe bond transaction and newly promoted partner Richard Spitzer assisted Mitsui Sumitomo with its $200m catastrophe bond for Japanese typhoon reinsurance protection. Also on the client roster are Zurich, Munich Re and Radian Group. James Woods and Lawrence Hamilton are well regarded. Francis Monaco joined from Hogan Lovells US LLP and Magnus Karlberg was promoted to the partnership.

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Transport: rail and road
Transport: rail and road - ranked: tier 1

Mayer Brown

Mayer Brown has strong dispute resolution and regulatory practices focusing on the rail industry, and also handles the transactional side of rail-related projects. CSX Transportation retains Andrew Tauber to handle the appellate litigation concerning whether federal pre-emption pursuant to the Federal Railroad Safety Act denies a plaintiff compensation under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act. Senior counsel Adrian Steel is handling various arbitration proceedings for BNSF Railway, including a dispute with Union Pacific concerning the allocation of positive train control costs when one of the two operates over lines of the other. The group also represents BNSF in multiple disputes with Union Pacific regarding terms imposed by Surface Transportation Board (STB) following Union Pacific’s merger with Southern Pacific. In the road and automotive practice, Philip Recht and Andrew Kugler advise Google on state and federal regulatory issues with respect to the company’s driverless car project. Evan Tager and Erika Jones are other key contacts. All named individuals are based in Los Angeles and Washington DC.

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United States: Intellectual property

Copyright
Copyright - ranked: tier 4

Mayer Brown

Mayer Brown’s team has particular expertise in digital media copyright and regularly represents digital distribution companies in disputes with content owners, particularly from the music industry. Recent highlights include the defense of Spotify against two class actions by music composers claiming copyright infringement, and the representation of Google in a class action in which plaintiff Norman Blagman claimed that Google and other defendants failed to ensure that the music they make available for download is properly licensed. Practice head John Mancini in New York is recommended.

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Patent litigation: full coverage
Patent litigation: full coverage - ranked: tier 5

Mayer Brown

Mayer Brown’s ‘excellent’ team is ‘always very interested in the client’s company and products, and is very practical when it comes to services’. Notable work included representing Marvell Semiconductor in an indemnification suit brought by Emulex, which sought damages of $26m for defense and settlement costs incurred in underlying patent litigation; and acting for Sanofi and Regeneron in an infringement suit brought by Genentech regarding its monoclonal antibody product. The group is led by Alan Grimaldi in Washington DC, Joseph Mahoney in Chicago and John Mancini in New York. Other key figures in New York include Theresa Gillis, who is ‘a strong litigator with huge passion and great skills’, and life sciences expert Lisa Ferri; Washington DC’s Gary Hnath is noted for his Section 337 expertise.

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Patent litigation: international trade commission
Patent litigation: international trade commission - ranked: tier 4

Mayer Brown

Mayer Brown’s strength lies in its particular experience in the life sciences and technology sectors. Recent highlights include successfully representing Zhejiang Medicine in a patent infringement case filed by Kaneka Corporation involving Coenzyme Q10. LG Electronics, Philips and CRU Acquisition Group also feature on its client list. First-chair litigator Jamie Beaber also has experience handling patent litigation before federal district courts and inter pares reviews before the USPTO. ‘Knowledgeable and responsiveGary Hnath is a former president of the ITC Trial Lawyers Association and chair of AIPLA’s ITC Committee.

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Trade secrets (litigation and non-contentious matters)
Trade secrets (litigation and non-contentious matters) - ranked: tier 4

Mayer Brown

John Mancini, Dale Giali and Alan Grimaldi are the key contacts at Mayer Brown. The group merges its intellectual property expertise with its knowledge of employment and antitrust regulations to handle contentious and non-contentious trade secret matters. It is adept at obtaining injunctions, representing clients in litigation and applying preventative measures to avoid future conflicts.

Leading lawyers

Dale Giali - Mayer Brown

John Mancini - Mayer Brown

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Trademarks: litigation
Trademarks: litigation - ranked: tier 4

Mayer Brown

Mayer Brown’s team is experienced in handling contentious trademark matters for clients from a variety of industry sectors. It has represented key client Nestlé in several disputes, including a recent victory against Africa America Coffee Trading in a trademark and trade dress infringement action regarding its marketing of Nespresso-compatible capsules. The team also successfully represented the lifestyle magazine publisher DM Luxury in a suit against Celebrity Cruises regarding the ‘Modern Luxury’ trademark. Other clients include Goya Foods and LastPass. Practice head John Mancini and Allison Levine Stillman in New York and Richard Assmus in Chicago are recommended.

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United States: Labor and employment

ERISA litigation
ERISA litigation - ranked: tier 4

Mayer Brown

Mayer Brown’s practice is ‘very strong, very knowledgeable in ERISA and strong in client relations’ and acts for a diverse roster of clients. Washington DC’s Brian Netter, assisted by Chicago-based practice head Nancy Ross, represents three Ivy League universities in connection with the recent wave of litigation aimed at their 403(b) plans. The pair also defended FreightCar in a class action brought by the United Steelworkers challenging the termination of retiree medical benefits. In Los Angeles, Elizabeth Mann is defending ASH in several class actions pertaining to provider non-discrimination violations under the ACA.

Leading lawyers

Nancy Ross - Mayer Brown

Next generation lawyers

Brian Netter - Mayer Brown

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Employee benefits and executive compensation (transactions)
Employee benefits and executive compensation (transactions) - ranked: tier 4

Mayer Brown

Mayer Brown’s executive compensation team is led by Maureen Gorman in Palo Alto and advises domestic and international corporations. Recent highlights include Ryan Liebl’s work on the acquisition of PrivateBancorp by CIBC, and Debra Hoffman’s advice to Textura regarding its acquisition by Oracle. Lennine Occhino assisted an international private equity fund with the structuring and offering of an investment vehicle. Named attorneys are based in Chicago except where otherwise indicated.

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Employee health and retirement plans
Employee health and retirement plans - ranked: tier 4

Mayer Brown

Mayer Brown’s team assists clients with benefits issues such as ESOPs, cross-border tax qualifications and pension plan de-risking under the leadership of Maureen Gorman in Palo Alto. In Chicago, Lennine Occhino and James Williams advised a global financial institution on the structuring of an integrated 401(k) platform, including trustees, record keeping, distribution and investment management. The firm also represents the CIBC, and handles the development of ERISA compliance policies along with day-to-day advice on benefit issues for a large hedge fund. Chicago-based Debra Hoffman is also a key contact.

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Immigration
Immigration - ranked: tier 3

Mayer Brown

The ‘outstanding immigration department’ at Mayer Brown calls on the services of ‘some of the best lawyers in the field’. Led from Washington DC, the firm’s extensive global network ensures an ‘efficient and effective approach to multinational visa management’. The group also handles compliances matters, M&A due diligence, policy development and enforcement issues. Department lead Elizabeth Stern is ‘very experienced’ and acted with global mobility specialist Grace Shie and ‘very impressive and knowledgeable’ associate Timothy D’Arduini to advise American Express on various immigration matters, including the development of a bespoke PERM optimization program. Paul Virtue is also recommended. All named lawyers are based in Washington DC.

Leading lawyers

Elizabeth Stern - Mayer Brown

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Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense
Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense - ranked: tier 4

Mayer Brown

Mayer Brown’s recent caseload included SOX whistleblower, FLSA class and collective actions, trade secret and Fair Credit Reporting Act cases. Los Angeles-based co-chair John Zaimes and litigator John Nadolenco are defending PetSmart in an ongoing national FLSA collective and Rule 23 class action involving misclassification and related overtime claims brought by employees in California, New York, Missouri and Connecticut. The varied client roster includes financial institutions, and companies in the food and transport sectors. Marcia Goodman jointly heads the practice from the Chicago office, where ERISA expert Laura Hammargren and Andrew Rosenman are also based.

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Workplace and employment counseling
Workplace and employment counseling - ranked: tier 3

Mayer Brown

Mayer Brown remains on top of legislation and holds an annual conference that focuses on the most pressing issues in the market; in 2016’s event, the firm advised on the impacts social media, data privacy and cybersecurity have on the workplace. Practice co-head Marcia Goodman and Lori Zahalka are advising a food production company on numerous matters, including dismissing employees, disciplinary actions and updating its employment policies and practices. Los Angeles-based John Zaimes also leads the practice and has been retained by an aviation sector client to assist with a union campaign as well as harassment and leave issues, among other work. In other recent mandates, the firm has been handling matters concerning compliance with employment law across multiple states and various corporate-related matters arising out of M&A transactions, company disposals and establishing new companies. PetSmart, Northern Trust and AXA Equitable Life Insurance are among significant clients of the practice, which includes counsels Kim Leffert and Maritoni Kane. Unless stated otherwise, attorneys work out of Chicago.

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United States: M&A/corporate and commercial

M&A: large deals ($1bn+)
M&A: large deals ($1bn+) - ranked: tier 4

Mayer Brown

Mayer Brown is commended for its ‘deep bench’ and strong ‘capabilities and expertise’. Clients highlight its consistent ability to deliver ‘high-quality’ teams. The M&A practice covers a broad geography in the US and globally as well as a wide range of industries; these include life sciences, financial institutions, energy, technology, gaming and private equity. In 2016, the firm continued to advise Wells Fargo on its $32bn acquisition of the commercial distribution finance and vendor finance business of GE Capital; finance sector specialist Elizabeth Raymond was the lead partner. The firm also advised TransCanada Corporation on its $13bn acquisition of Houston-based Columbia Pipeline Group, which operates a network of natural gas pipelines extending from New York to the Gulf of Mexico. Despite the recent collapse in oil prices, the energy sector is a key growth area for the firm. The firm’s illustrious client base also includes the likes of AT&T, Caesars Entertainment, Caterpillar, Dow Chemical, ExxonMobil, Macquarie and Yum! Brands. Seasoned partner Frederick Thomas has genuine boardroom credibility. Global head of corporate and securities Marc Sperber is the relationship partner for Dow Chemical and was also lead partner on the previously mentioned TransCanada deal; clients say he is ‘great at managing relationships and transactions’. William Kucera and Jodi Simala are co-chairs of the M&A practice in the Americas, while Andrew Noreuil has ‘a lot of expertise in the securities, corporate formation and dissolution space’. New York-based Philip Brandes is a key name in M&A and private equity. Up-and-coming Jason Wagenmaker is ‘incredibly pragmatic’, ‘very quick on his feet’ and ‘does a good job of managing the project’. All partners are Chicago based unless stated otherwise.

Next generation lawyers

Jason Wagenmaker - Mayer Brown

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United States: Media, technology and telecoms

Cyber law (including data protection and privacy)
Cyber law (including data protection and privacy) - ranked: tier 3

Mayer Brown

Washington DC-based Rajesh De leads Mayer Brown’s practice, which was successful in its representation of Spokeo in the landmark Supreme Court case, Spokeo, Inc v Robins, where the team defended its client against an FCRA violation claim. The team is representing Starwood Hotels and an operating company in a class action lawsuit as a result of a data breach which compromised payment card information at multiple hotels. Other clients include Bank of Montreal, St Jude Medical, PwC International and Auto-ISAC. New recruits in Washington DC include Kendall Burman, who was previously deputy general counsel for the US Department of Commerce; Daniel Stein, who previously served as chief of the criminal division at the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York; and former Department of Defense special counsel David Simon.

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Outsourcing
Outsourcing - ranked: tier 1

Mayer Brown

According to a client, the service at Mayer Brown is ‘very high quality; the lawyers are responsive, thorough, business-minded, and experts in their field’. Highly regarded Brad Peterson heads the practice with support from key partner Rebecca Eisner, who is ‘an expert when it comes to technology transactions, the handling of large complex matters, and negotiating with technology vendors’. Joe Pennell negotiated a $300m transition services agreement (TSA) for Wells Fargo, which was part of the acquisition of GE Capital’s commercial distribution finance and vendor finance platforms. Other highlights included assisting an educational technology company with negotiating a five-year $185m agreement with computer and web service providers for data center management and cloud migration and hosting services for its client-facing applications. Rohith George was promoted to the partnership in November 2016 and has particular strengths in advising on business process and technology outsourcing.

Leading lawyers

Brad Peterson - Mayer Brown

Daniel Masur - Mayer Brown

Paul Roy - Mayer Brown

Rebecca Eisner - Mayer Brown

Next generation lawyers

Joe Pennell - Mayer Brown (Partner)

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Telecoms and broadcast: regulatory
Telecoms and broadcast: regulatory - ranked: tier 3

Mayer Brown

Angela Giancarlo and Howard Waltzman jointly lead the practice at Mayer Brown, which focuses on wireless, spectrum and privacy matters at a domestic and international level, including advising US companies on international regulations. In a recent highlight, Waltzman and Giancarlo advised CTIA on the regulatory implications that will affect the wireless telecoms sector and the FCC’s implementation and application of various acts, including the Communications Act of 1934, the Telecommunications Act of 1996 and new spectrum and public policy revisions. Waltzman is also assisting the 21st Century Privacy Coalition with its efforts to rationalize privacy and data protection laws. Wells Fargo Securities is also a client and Giancarlo regularly advises it on legislative and regulatory issues in the wireless, satellite and cable sectors. Cybersecurity specialist David Simon joined in 2016.

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United States: Real estate

Construction (including construction litigation)
Construction (including construction litigation) - ranked: tier 3

Mayer Brown

Mayer Brown’s construction group is spread across the country, with experts based in Chicago, New York and Houston. The team is headed by Joanna Horsnail from Chicago and has considerable experience in high-value infrastructure projects, particularly negotiating government contracts and acting for public owners. A highlight in 2016 was the continued advice to longstanding client Texas Department of Transportation on the negotiations for the construction of ten PPP highways throughout the state; the aggregate value is in excess of $4bn. Another standout front-end matter was representing German firm Benteler International in the construction of a $975m hot rolling steel mill in Louisiana. Other clients include Bristol-Myers Squibb, City Colleges of Chicago and The Carlyle Group.

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Land use/zoning
Land use/zoning - ranked: tier 3

Mayer Brown

Mayer Brown’s team is made up of ‘trusted attorneys who always act in the best interests of their clients’. Practice head Edgar Khalatian provides ‘strategic guidance and transparent communications’ and focuses on large-scale residential and commercial real estate projects in the Los Angeles area. In 2016, Khalatian continued to advise on the $1bn mixed-use project, The Reef, which contains hotel, residential, retail and fitness facilities. The group has also successfully gained approvals for the residential and commercial development 8150 Sunset Boulevard, designed by Frank Gehry. Associate Patricia Tubert is another key name.

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United States: Tax

Financial products
Financial products - ranked: tier 2

Mayer Brown

Mayer Brown’s practice is based across New York, Chicago and Charlotte and consists of 16 partners, who advise clients such as HSBC, Barclays and Macquarie Group on the development of new products and trading strategies. The ‘exceptionalGeorge Craven (an ‘expert on excise tax and permanent establishment rules’) advised Global Benefits Group on a possible private equity sale or IPO of stock of its parent company, while Mark Leeds (a ‘market-leading US tax adviser on equity-related matters’) assisted a leading investment bank with the systematization of withholding rules applicable to dividend equivalents paid on US stocks. Steven Garden, who represented the underwriters in a $1.6bn issuance of three classes of notes secured by mobile phone finance plans, was promoted to partner in January 2016.

Leading lawyers

Mark Leeds - Mayer Brown

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International tax
International tax - ranked: tier 2

Mayer Brown

In 2016, the international tax practice at Mayer Brown hired the ‘exceptionally knowledgeable and accessible’ David Burton in New York from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, and also promoted Chicago-based lawyers Jonathan Hunt and Steven Garden to partner. Jason Bazar, Lee Morlock and Brian Kittle served as tax and structuring advisers to the Netherlands-based Altice Group regarding its agreement to acquire Cablevision. Morlock and Garden supported Yum! Brands in a spin-off that created two independent publicly traded companies called Yum! China and Yum! Brands. Michael Marion and Russell Nance from the New York office are also recommended. The team shines through its ‘responsiveness, thoroughness and expertise’ as well as its ‘excellent client relationships’.

Leading lawyers

Kenneth Klein - Mayer Brown

Next generation lawyers

Lee Morlock - Mayer Brown

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US taxes: contentious
US taxes: contentious - ranked: tier 1

Mayer Brown

Mayer Brown’s ‘superb’, 40-strong team is adept in high-profile tax litigation and is led by Joel Williamson and Thomas Kittle-Kamp in Chicago and Brian Kittle in New York. A team led by Kittle-Kamp is acting as co-counsel to Altera Corporation in its response to the IRS’s appeal of the US Tax Court’s decision invalidating some of the IRS’s transfer pricing regulations. Scott Stewart (Chicago) and Williamson represented Tyco International in the Tax Court in a dispute regarding the deductibility of interest paid by Tyco entities in the US to a related finance company in Switzerland. Boston Scientific, Tribune Media and Eaton Corporation are also clients. Chicago-based John Hildy and Palo Alto-based Larry Langdon are other key figures in the team. Jonathan Hunt in Chicago was promoted to partner. Chuck Hurley moved to Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP.

Leading lawyers

Joel Williamson - Mayer Brown

Larry Langdon - Mayer Brown

Thomas Kittle-Kamp - Mayer Brown

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US taxes: non-contentious
US taxes: non-contentious - ranked: tier 2

Mayer Brown

Mayer Brown’s tax group advises on an array of tax-related issues including corporate, partnership and individual taxation with special emphasis on cross-border matters. Highlights included advising Prologis on its $5.9bn acquisition of the real estate assets and operating platform of KTR Capital Partners and its affiliates, and assisting Altice with its acquisition of NYSE-listed Cablevision. Chicago-based partners Lee Morlock and Steve Garden led advice to Yum! Brands on the tax implications of a spin-off to create two independent corporations. Canadian Imperial Bank, TransCanada Corporation and Prologis are also among the firm’s clients. Chicago-based James Barry and Jason Bazar in New York are both respected practitioners.

Leading lawyers

James Barry - Mayer Brown

Next generation lawyers

Lee Morlock - Mayer Brown

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Latin America: International firms

Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 4

Mayer Brown

Mayer Brown is best known for structured bonds and projects bonds. This side of the practice complements the firm’s global standing in structured finance and project finance. On the straight debt and high-yield debt side, the firm is making good progress, working with several underwriters and issuers, although the practice is currently more weighted towards underwriters and placement agents. Clients include Banco Safra, Banco de Credito del Perú, Banco General, BBVA Banco Continental, Citibank, Credit Suisse, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, BNP Paribas, Empresas ICA and Global Bank Corporation. In 2015, the firm advised BNP Paribas as underwriter in connection with GyM Ferrovías’ $629m issuance of Series A Senior Secured VAC-indexed notes. In addition, it represented the initial purchasers in the $500m bond offering by Samarco Mineração, the Brazilian exporter of iron ore pellets. Chicago-based head of the Latin America practice and co-head of the global banking and finance practice Douglas Doetsch is a leader in structured bonds. Washington DC and New York partner Christopher Erkhert is a highly-rated project finance partner with a solid record in project bonds. Chicago’s James Patti is an emerging markets specialist with much of his focus directed towards Latin America, where he has an exceptional record in structured finance and infrastructure-related finance. New York partner David Bakst has a broad practice covering debt and equity, and is also known for project bonds. New York’s John Berkery and Washington DC partner Gabriela Sakamoto (who is principally focused on Latin America), are recommended for structured bonds and project work. New York partner George Baptista is playing a pivotal role in building the firm’s standing in straight debt.

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Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 4

Mayer Brown

Mayer Brown’s principal strength in M&A lies in the energy sector, most notably in Mexico. The Houston office has a number of energy M&A specialists who are either Latin American by background or have a definite focus on the region. The team advised SK Innovation on the $251m sale of its 11% stake in Transportadora de Gas del Perú (TGP). It also represented Ecopetrol in the structuring and evaluation of joint venture opportunities for the development of unconventional oil-and-gas resources in Colombia. Other clients include Petroamazonas, PEMEX, Pluspetrol, Noble Energy, Repsol, Shell, EGE Haina and BHP Chile. Key members of the team include Pablo Ferrante and Jose Valera. The firm’s alliance with Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown in Brazil gives it further M&A credibility in the region’s largest economy.

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