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Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

1540 BROADWAY, NEW YORK, NY 10036-4039, USA
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Abu Dhabi, Austin, Beijing, Costa Mesa, Hong Kong, Houston and 13 more

United States: Antitrust

Cartel
Cartel - ranked: tier 5

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP’s attorneys are recommended for being ‘responsive and practical’. The firm was recently involved in antitrust litigation as well as in investigations by the DOJ into the resistors and autoparts industries. Roxane Polidora and Michael Sibarium in Washington DC are recommended. Casey Low joined the firm from Bracewell LLP. All attorneys are based in San Francisco except where otherwise noted.

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Civil litigation/class actions
Civil litigation/class actions - ranked: tier 5

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP’s team is spread across the firm’s offices in California, New York, Washington DC and, in a recent development, Texas. Its clients include major US corporates, such as Home Depot and Clearwater Paper Corporation, as well as a significant number of Japanese businesses, including Mikuni Corporation. In San Francisco, Thomas Loran continues to defend Safeway in a series of cases brought by independent fuel retailers alleging that the supermarket chain was violating California’s Unfair Practices Act by engaging in grocery-based fuel promotions. The practice, headed by San Francisco-based Roxane Polidora, includes David Keyko in New York and Christine Scheuneman in Los Angeles.

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United States: Dispute resolution

General commercial disputes
General commercial disputes - ranked: tier 5

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

The ‘expert and efficient’ lawyers at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP have experience in litigation and arbitration across a range of industries, with recent clients spanning the TMT, financial services and transport sectors, among others. Deborah Baum ‘thinks, writes, argues and strategizes at the highest level’. Matthew MacLean and ADR expert Michael Jaffe are also recommended.

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International trade
International trade - ranked: tier 3

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Headed by Stephan Becker, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP’s three-partner Washington DC-based team is particularly well known for its export control/sanctions practice. As well as his export control expertise, Becker is also recognized as an authority on international trade agreements and is advising Mexico’s Secretary of Commerce on NAFTA and WTO matters. Former assistant secretary of commerce for export administration, Christopher Wall has significant gravitas in the industry and is regularly instructed by major multinational corporates, including Sony Pictures, on economic sanctions compliance. Public practices and public policy team head Nancy Fischer is also recommended. Leveraging the firm’s overall strength in the aerospace industry, the team handles work for clients including Airbus Group, BAE Systems and Roll-Royce.

Leading lawyers

Christopher Wall - Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

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Securities litigation - defense
Securities litigation - defense - ranked: tier 5

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

San Francisco-based Sarah Good and Bruce Ericson are co-chairs of the securities litigation and enforcement team at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP, which is known for ‘credibility and integrity and provides time-sensitive and practical advice in the context of the business reality’. Clients praise the ‘down-to-earth and on-target advice’ of 30-year litigation and enforcement veteran David Furbush in Silicon Valley. The firm handled 12 derivative lawsuits and three securities class actions against the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard that alleged fraud and breaches of fiduciary duty.

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White-collar criminal defense
White-collar criminal defense - ranked: tier 4

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP’s practice is chaired by Mark Hellerer and Maria Galeno, who are based in New York, and the ‘very effective’ William Sullivan, who divides his time between New York and Washington DC. Hellerer and Galeno are representing several Swiss banks in connection with the DOJ’s Program for Non-Prosecution Agreements or Non-Target Letters for Swiss Banks. Sullivan’s work included defending Farukh Iqbal against charges of conspiracy to prepare false mortgage loan applications. Washington DC’s Thomas Hill is representing a regional healthcare system in a major qui tam FCA case, and is also active in the FCPA space. The broad array of work handled by San Francisco’s Marc Axelbaum included representing a former public official of American Samoa who pleaded guilty to accepting a bribe. The New York-based Andrew Smith was promoted to the partnership in January 2015.

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United States: Finance

Asset finance and leasing
Asset finance and leasing - ranked: tier 2

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

In 2015, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP’s ‘very good’ transportation finance group welcomed the arrivals of Barry Biggar in New York and the ‘very knowledgeable and hard-working’ Jason Greenberg as special counsel in Los Angeles, while New York-based Daniel Richards made partner. In a year of change, it also saw the departures of capital markets and structured finance experts William Bowers and Peter Morgan to Winston & Strawn LLP. Despite the upheaval, the group continues to have an impressive profile in the market and assists numerous (mainly foreign) airlines, commercial and investment banks, leasing companies and manufacturers. Proving once again its particular strength in debt financing and leasing, the team recently represented BNP Paribas and structuring agent Goldman Sachs as joint book-runners in a $667m multi-tranche 144A debt issuance by AIM Aviation Finance Limited, and advised Norddeutsche Landesbank Girozentrale and a syndicate of participant banks on the $210m lease financing of three separate B777F aircraft acquired by third-party equity investors. Other 2015 highlight work included closing the world’s first Japanese yen-denominated EETC transaction for Turkish Airlines’ $125m financing of three new Airbus A321 aircraft. New York-based Mark Lessard jointly heads the practice with Thomas Zimmer, and Charlotta Otterbeck is also recommended.

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Project finance
Project finance: advice to sponsor - ranked: tier 4

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP’s department, which regularly advises on financing projects in the PPP, LNG, renewables and conventional power spaces, is led by Nicolai Sarad and Michael Reese in New York, and Robert James, who splits his time between San Francisco and Houston. The team has expanded significantly in size, with the arrival of Sarad and New York-based Fernando Rodriguez Marin from DLA Piper LLP (US). Active in the PPP space, the practice advised the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District on energy efficiency projects, renewable generation projects and proposals for major expansion. Michael Hindus handled several renewables deals, advising Dynergy on two wave-energy projects near Morro Bay, California with a total capacity of 450MW. On the wind energy side, Reese and Jane Stein acted for Marubeni on the high-profile multibillion-dollar Atlantic Wind Connection, which will involve a submarine transmission line along 350 miles of the Atlantic Seaboard. James advised Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners on the sale of its interests in a 102MW southern California wind farm. The department’s other clients include Tenaska, Recurrent Energy and Chevron.

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United States: Government

Government contracts
Government contracts - ranked: tier 4

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP picked up four additional government contracts partners as a result of the dissolution of McKenna Long & Aldridge and the takeover of much of its operations by Dentons in July 2015. While the group is mainly based in Los Angeles, it acts nationwide, and attracts praise for its international capabilities. For example, it recently scored successes after filing bid protests on behalf of Raymond Express International challenging the terms of a Defense Commissary Agency solicitation for fresh fruit and vegetables for commissary stores in South Korea, Japan and Guam. In other recent work, it defended Lockheed Martin against a lawsuit filed by Caltex Plastics concerning the alleged failure to purchase protective packaging from the only government-approved manufacturer during the performance of thousands of contracts. Notable practitioners are James Gallagher and practice head John Jensen.

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United States: Industry focus

Energy: regulatory
Energy: regulatory - ranked: tier 3

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP is well versed in assisting participants in the renewables sector, electricity suppliers, and investors with power purchase agreements, obtaining permits for projects and transactional matters. San Francisco-based practice head Michael Hindus advised Clark Realty, owner of Monterey Bay Military Housing in California, on the power purchase agreement to install solar panels on rooftops. The team also acted as lead counsel to Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) and advised the body on lease, power purchase and option agreements in relation to a solar power project for BART transit stations. Dynegy retained the team to secure preliminary permits from the FERC for two wave energy projects near Morro Bay, California.

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

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

With solar energy as a core focus of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP’s practice, recent work has involved M&A transactions, regulatory matters, leasing, project development and financing. San Francisco partner Michael Hindus led advice to Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) in the installation of solar panels on carports across a number of BART transit stations. As well as solar energy, the practice is experienced in wind and wave energy as well as ethanol production. Margaret Rosegay assisted Dynegy with obtaining FERC permits for two wave energy projects near Morro Bay, California. Robert James heads the team with Nicolai Sarad, who joined from DLA Piper LLP (US) along with Fernando Rodriguez Marin. Julie Mayo moved to Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP.

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Environment: litigation
Environment: litigation - ranked: tier 3

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

The environmental practice at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP is acclaimed for its ‘extreme responsiveness and great bench depth’. The team is led from Los Angeles by Christopher McNevin and includes figures such as the ‘outstanding’ Margaret Rosegay in San Francisco, who ‘knows the hazardous waste law and regulations in California better than anyone’; Washington DC-based Matthew Morrison, who is a ‘joy to work with, extremely knowledgeable and reliable’; and Sheila McCafferty Harvey, who is a ‘smart, strategic, determined and pragmatic lawyer’. Notably, the team acts as general counsel to Western States Petroleum Association and is involved in a full array of environmental matters on behalf of the client, including representing it in litigation and counseling it on the implementation of Assembly Bill 32 on greenhouse gas emissions, California’s cap-and-trade system, and California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard program. It also represents the Association of American Railroads on all air quality, climate change and related matters affecting the industry in California, Oregon and Washington state. Also recommended are John Hansen in San Francisco and Michael McDonough in Los Angeles. Andrew Strong rejoined the Houston office.

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United States: Intellectual property

Patents: portfolio management and licensing
Patents: portfolio management and licensing - ranked: tier 2

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP’s excellent reputation is built upon its expertise in a number of key sectors, including electrical and mechanical engineering, biology, chemistry and physics. In 2015, the team was strengthened further by the arrival of six key individuals from Bracewell LLP and Goodwin Procter LLP; among the new intake is the highly recommended Josh Tucker, who splits his time between Austin and Silicon Valley. McLean-based Jack Barufka co-heads the IP practice and is a key name to note for IP counseling and prosecution matters. Patrick Doody has extensive experience in due diligence and regularly counsels clients in licensing and transactional matters, patent prosecution and patent-related opinions.

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Patents: prosecution (including re-examination and post-grant proceedings)
Patent: prosecution (including re-examination and post-grant proceedings) - ranked: tier 3

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP’s client roster features both individual inventors and large corporations headquartered in US and overseas. Jack Barufka, co-head of the firm-wide IP practice, has extensive experience in prosecution and post-grant proceedings, and has handles matters for several Fortune 500 companies. Recent highlights include successfully representing MotionPoint in invalidating a patent that a district court had previously found valid and infringed. The team saw the arrival of a number of patent attorneys and IP litigators in 2015, further boosting its post-grant proceedings practice. Josh Tucker, who splits his time between Austin and Silicon Valley, was among the new arrivals, and he earns praise as an attorney who ‘drafts and prosecutes patent applications with an eye towards how patents issuing from those applications may be viewed in future litigation’. Bryan Collins and Patrick Doody are also recommended. James Gatto, Ben Esplin and Bradford Blaise departed for Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP in June 2015, and Mark Danielson went to Foley & Lardner LLP in August 2015. Named attorneys are based in Northern Virginia unless otherwise stated.

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Trademarks: litigation
Trademarks: litigation - ranked: tier 4

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP’s team has been handling several high-stakes court disputes and appeals, as well as TTAB proceedings. Practice chair Bobby Ghajar in Los Angeles acted for Facebook in multiple contentious trademark matters, including the successful defense of Facebook subsidiary Oculus VR against a trademark infringement claim brought by video hosting service Oculu, LLC. ‘Strong and relentless litigator’ Callie Bjurstrom in San Diego successfully represented HM Electronics as plaintiff in a trademark infringement and unfair competition suit against R.F. Technologies.

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United States: Labor and employment

Employee benefits and executive compensation
Employee benefits and executive compensation - ranked: tier 3

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

In addition to a strong practice advising on equity plans, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP’s expertise includes executive compensation and ERISA fiduciary issues. Practice head Susan Serota advises Louis Berger Group on the structure of executive compensation arrangements. She also handles international tax issues, ERISA plan design and health plan matters. Peter Hunt’s transactional highlights in 2015 include advising Business Insider, a longstanding client for equity compensation matters, on the executive compensation aspects of its merger with a subsidiary of Axel Springer. Other clients include Ikanos Communications and Cervalis Holdings. Both named lawyers are located in New York. Scott Landau left the firm to join Winston & Strawn LLP.

Leading lawyers

Susan Serota - Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

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United States: M&A/corporate and commercial

M&A: middle-market (sub-$500m)
M&A: middle-market (sub-$500m) - ranked: tier 2

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP’s team stands out for its advice on deals in the technology, communications and life sciences sectors. Recent technology-related work includes advising PLX Technology on its $309m sale to Avago Technologies, assisting Tilera Corporation with its sale to EZchip Semiconductor for $130m, and acting for Cervalis Holdings in its $400m sale to CyrusOne. On the buy side, the team acted for Inphi Corporation in its $126m acquisition of Cortina Systems, and advised Ernst & Young on its acquisition of The Parthenon Group. Washington DC-based corporate and securities practice leader Robert Robbins and Donald Kilpatrick in New York are recommended, as are Craig Chason in North Virginia and Silicon Valley-based Jorge del Calvo.

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Venture capital and emerging companies
Venture capital and emerging companies - ranked: tier 4

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP is experienced in business and technology law, providing its emerging company clients with advice throughout their growth stages. Practice head Jorge del Calvo is based in Silicon Valley, which is a key office for the firm’s venture capital work. He recently advised Memoir Systems, a technology memory company, on its acquisition by Cisco Systems. In the San Diego office, Christian Salaman is a key figure and regularly works with emerging companies, acting on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and technology licenses. Additional clients are ApplePie Capital, Wicked Fun and Piston Cloud Computing.

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United States: Media, technology and telecoms

Cyber law
Cyber law - ranked: tier 2

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLPis the gold standard in the cybersecurity area’, according to one client. Co-chair Brian Finch in the DC office is ‘knowledgeable, available and helpful’ and Los Angeles-based Catherine Meyer is known for advising clients regarding the protection of financial privacy and customer privacy rights under state, federal and international statutes and regulations, and is experienced in relation to personal information threats. Deborah Thoren-Peden is advising Fortune 500 multinational financial services corporations on privacy and enforcement matters, and is assisting with the design of risk-based compliance programs, including banking transactions, charge card processing and travel services.

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Technology: data protection and privacy
Technology: data protection and privacy - ranked: tier 2

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Clients say of the team at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP that the ‘service is A-plus’. Washington DC-based Brian Finch is ‘knowledgeable, available and helpful, and his guidance and good sense help clients reach policy goals every time’. The team represented a financial services holding company and others in connection with the data breach of a national insurer which happened in early 2015. Finch, who is well known for his SAFETY Act expertise, led advice to FireEye in securing SAFETY Act certification for two of the company’s cybersecurity products. Deborah Thoren-Peden leads the group and is an expert on US privacy laws, virtual currencies, and mobile payment issues.

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Technology: outsourcing
Technology: outsourcing - ranked: tier 1

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP’s team provides ‘tremendous value and the depth of knowledge is invaluable’, according to a source. Notable practitioners within the group include Jeffrey Hutchings, who ‘has deep IT and contracting knowledge and always keeps the client’s interests at heart’, and Mario Dottori, who ‘is one of best - his drafting is top notch’. Aaron Oser leads the practice and is highly experienced in managing ITO and BPO relationships, licensing agreements, and cloud development and ERP system implementation transactions. Robert Zahler is highly experienced in the structuring of telecoms and managed network services transactions, the development of systems integration and custom system contracts, and computer software licensing. James Alberg represents clients in strategic, complex multinational ITOs and BPOs. Benjamin Dean was promoted to the partnership and focuses on negotiating and preparing buy and sell side services, BPO and ITO agreements, cloud and software-as-a-service (SaaS) arrangements, hardware lease agreements, ERP implementation and licensing agreements. Morgan Stanley, Nielsen, General Electric, IMS Health, NASCO and Dun & Bradstreet are clients. Joshua Konvisser departed for a position at Ernst & Young.

Leading lawyers

Aaron Oser - Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

James Alberg - Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Robert Zahler - Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

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

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Satellite communications, telecoms, broadcast and mass media are all core areas for Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP 12-attorney department, which includes nine partners, among them communications law specialists John Hane, Richard Zaragoza, Glenn Richards and Scott Flick. In a recent highlight, Flick advised Media General on its proposed merger with Meredith Corporation, and the team advised the client on a competing proposal from NexStar. Hane, a leading practitioner in the field of cutting-edge signal retransmission agreements and related laws and policies, assisted Sinclair Broadcast with its adoption of a new technical standard for American broadcasting, and advised DISH Network, the country’s third-largest pay television service provider, on negotiating the rights to retransmit the signals of major television networks and their affiliated stations across the US.

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United States: Real estate and construction

Construction (including construction litigation)
Construction (including construction litigation) - ranked: tier 2

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

The practice at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP is led by Washington DC-based Jeffrey Gans, who specializes in troubled projects, and the ability of the team to assess a project’s potential pitfalls at an early stage is hailed as ‘beyond comparison’. It has experience in sectors ranging from healthcare to retail and hospitality. Recent work includes assisting the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences with drafting and negotiating design and construction contracts for its new $300m motion picture museum and representing Walsh Austin in a $100m-plus claim against the City of Los Angeles arising from the construction of the new Tom Bradley International Terminal. A team led by California-based John Heisse is representing Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Mitsubishi Nuclear Energy Systems in a $4bn ICC arbitration arising from alleged defects in replacement steam generators supplied for the San Onofre nuclear power plant. Melissa Lesmes and David Dekker are recommended, particularly for insurance recovery matters. Scott Barat, who manages the Northern Virginia office, is another name to note.

Leading lawyers

John Heisse - Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

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Land use/zoning
Land use/zoning - ranked: tier 2

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Noted in particular for its environmental expertise, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP handles land use matters for developers, lenders, investors and public authorities. Clients include Shorenstein Properties, Los Angeles Unified School District and Fifth Street Properties. In San Francisco, Robert Herr and Rachel Horsch are singled out for praise. In 2015, Michael Wallenstein and Thomas Winfield joined the Los Angeles office from the defunct McKenna Long & Aldridge.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 4

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP wins praise for its ‘knowledgeable attorneys who show great business judgment’. In San Francisco, the ‘excellent’ Robert Herr heads the practice and advised Spear Street Capital on the $147m sale of an office campus in Santa Clara to Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management, and Rachel Horsch continued to serve key client Shorenstein Properties on a variety of acquisitions, dispositions and financings. In Los Angeles, office managing partner William Waller and James Rishwain (who divides his time between Los Angeles and San Francisco) were active on behalf of investor clients such as Fifth Street Properties and NIMES Investments. Other key players in the team are San Diego-based Steven Hamilton, who specializes in advising banks on loan modifications and originations, and Caroline Harcourt, who joined the New York office from Kaye Scholer LLP. Brant Maller left for Winston & Strawn LLP.

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Real estate investment trusts (REITs)
Real estate investment trusts (REITs) - ranked: tier 3

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP assist clients with the formation, funding and operation of REITs and other real estate investment entities, and is well regarded for its expertise in relation to DownREITs. Key clients include Boston Properties, Lowe Enterprises and Federal Realty Investment Trust. Robert Robbins and Jeffrey Grill in the Washington DC office are the names to note.

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United States: Tax

US taxes: contentious
US taxes: contentious - ranked: tier 5

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

San Francisco-based William Bonano leads Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP’s tax controversy practice, which operates from a bench with deep experience. The team includes Eileen J. O’Connor, a former assistant attorney general of the Tax Division, and several former IRS chief counsels and DOJ litigators. A team including Eric Fishman is representing one of the largest government-owned Swiss banks, along with its private banking subsidiary, in the historic Program for Non-Prosecution Agreements or Non-Target Letters for Swiss Banks. It also handles tax controversies for corporate clients like Apple and Amazon.

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US taxes: non-contentious
US taxes: non-contentious - ranked: tier 8

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP’s tax department handles local, state, federal and international tax matters for clients from a broad spread of industries, including energy, pharmaceuticals, transportation and media. James Chudy leads the practice from the New York office, which has a focus on transactional work, such as structuring, M&A, joint ventures and securitizations. Hugh Dougan is another key name from the New York office. Other names to note are Julie Divola in San Francisco and Dana Newman in Los Angeles. Clients include Apple, AT&T, Cisco Systems and HSBC. Matthew Burke, formerly of counsel, moved to PwC.

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Latin America: International firms

Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 6

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP’s Latin America capital markets practice has taken a more active role in restructurings, especially in Brazil, recently. Many of the team’s instructions have come through Deutsche Bank, which the firm advised regarding the bankruptcy filing of Grupo Aralco in Brazil and the Chapter 15 bankruptcy filing in the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. The firm also represented Deutsche Bank in connection with the continued restructuring of more than $1bn of senior notes issued by OAS Finance and OAS Investments. Co-head of the Latin America practice Peter Baumgaertner is the key name on the capital markets front.

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Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 5

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLPstands out for great client service’ and its ‘very pragmatic and business-oriented’ approach. The firm helps clients to ‘take legally sound decisions that are also adequate from a business perspective’ and fields a team that is ‘very fast’ and has ‘in-depth knowledge’. The firm is especially active in the growth company and venture capital sector. In this regard San Francisco partner and co-head of the Latin America practice Eric Save has an excellent reputation. New York-based Latin America practice co-head Peter Baumgaertner is ‘very pragmatic and business oriented’.

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