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

Dispute resolution > Appellate: courts of appeals / Appellate: supreme courts (states and federal)

Mayer Brown argued more than 50 cases before federal and state appellate courts over the past year and notched up over 24 wins, including for high-profile clients such as Meta, General Motors and Planned Parenthood. Equally adept at representing clients in business and constitutional cases, the sizeable team is active across the country. In one of 2022’s most headline-grabbing matters, Washington DC-based Nicole Saharsky successfully represented the players of the US Women’s soccer team in their appeal of an adverse summary judgment ruling on pay equity. Seasoned appellate specialist Andrew Pincus, also in DC, is highly regarded for his track record in complex appeals; he recently secured a victory for HSBC at the DC Circuit in an Anti-Terrorism Act lawsuit. In a significant case before the US Supreme Court, Chicago’s Timothy Bishop represented two major industry groups in a challenge to California’s Proposition 12, which argues that the regulation of business practices outside of California’s borders violates the dormant commerce clause of the US Constitution. Other experienced names include DC’s Evan Tager, who recently convinced the Ninth Circuit to reverse a district court’s decision denying AT&T’s motion to compel arbitration in a consumer class action, and former Illinois Solicitor General Michael Scodro in Chicago. The group also leans on a talented band of younger lawyers, including Chicago-based associate Avi Kupfer, who has presented oral argument in 14 appeals. Lauren Goldman recently left the firm.

Practice head(s):

Andrew Pincus; Nicole Saharsky

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

3M

AT&T

Cargill

Facebook (NKA Meta)

General Motors

Google

Nestlé

Spotify

The Bank of New York Mellon

US Chamber of Commerce

Work highlights

  • Successfully represented the players of the US Women’s soccer team in their appeal of an adverse summary judgment ruling on pay equity.
  • Represented two major industry groups in a constitutional challenge to California’s Proposition 12 before the US Supreme Court.
  • Secured a Second Circuit appellate win for Citibank in a $500m wire transfer case with widespread industry implications.

Finance > Project finance

With notable expertise in renewable energy projects and a particularly strong reputation in PPP work, Mayer Brown is sought after by clients including major multinational banks and other investors, private-sector projects sponsors, and city and state authorities around the country. Paul Astolfi  and Joseph Seliga co-lead the firm’s projects and infrastructure team from the firm’s Illinois office. Astolfi is an experienced renewable energy transactional partner and in a recent highlight represented a trio of banks in providing construction debt leverage for Apex’s Great Pathfinder Wind Project. Seliga is well regarded for his work on a wide range of infrastructure projects, including roads, bridges, airports and ports, and mass transit. David Narefsky is a key contact for government transactions work, while Stephanie Wagner has made PPP a cornerstone of her practice. The firm’s renewable energy expertise extends to projects in offshore wind, solar, and battery storage. Names to note here include Robert Goldberg in Houston and Jeffrey Davis in Washington DC, who jointly spearhead the firm’s renewables practice, as well as tax specialists Amanda Rosenberg in Los Angeles, John Tormey in Washington DC, and Nadav Klugman in Chicago.

Practice head(s):

Joseph Seliga; Paul Astolfi

Other key lawyers:

David Narefsky; Stephanie Wagner; Robert Goldberg; Jeffrey Davis; Amanda Rosenberg; John Tormey

Key clients

Accelerate Maryland Partners (Transurban and Macquarie)

Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT)

Citigroup Capital Markets

Gateway Program Development Corporation (GDC)

HMSHost Corporation

Meridiam Infrastructure

East Interchange Builders

CenTrio

Michigan Department of Transportation

State of Illinois

Morgan Stanley

Facebook (Meta)

Leeward Renewable Energy

Norddeutsche Landesbank Girozentrale (NordLB)

Blackstone

KKR

Republic Services

First Caribbean Bank

Santander Bank

Leeward Renewable Energy

Work highlights

  • Represented Accelerate Maryland Partners on the execution of the Phase P3 pre-development agreement for the Maryland Department of Transportation’s I-495/270 P3 project.
  • Advised the Gateway Program Development Corporation and the Gateway Development Commission on its comprehensive rail infrastructure investment program.
  • Advised East Interchange Builders, LLC, on the Georgia Department of Transportation’s I-285/I-20 East Interchange Project, a design-build-finance P3 project.

Finance > Structured finance: derivatives and structured products Tier 1

Counting banks, broker-dealers, investment platforms and trade associations among its key roster of clients, Mayer Brown covers the full range of transactional and regulatory mandates in the derivatives and structured products arenas, and is complemented by a robust investigations and enforcement practice. The team, which is well-placed to leverage the firm’s international footprint, is led by New York-based ‘leading expertAnna Pinedo, who specializes in foreign exchange, equity and credit derivatives products, and structured derivatives transactions. Operating from the firm’s Chicago office, Matthew Kluchenek has demonstrable experience representing clients in investigation and enforcement actions by the CFTC, CME Group, ICE Futures and the US Department of Justice, while Palo Alto-based Remmelt Reigersman focuses on the tax aspects of structured products transactions. In New York, Curtis Doty handles the commercial and insolvency aspects of netting and collateral arrangements for over-the-counter derivatives, while counsel Marla Matusic advises on the structuring and trading of derivatives and structured financial products. The New York office is also home to counsel Pamela Sackmann, who focuses on a range of over-the-counter derivatives products.

Practice head(s):

Anna Pinedo

Testimonials

‘The practice we work with has a significant amount of expertise.’

‘Anna Pinedo is a leading expert in her field of work, which is why we continue to work with her. Her advice and help is quick and to the point, while still being thorough.’

Key clients

Bank of Montreal/BMO Capital Markets

Bitnomial Exchange

International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA)

Association of German Banks

SMBC and SMBC Nikko Securities America, Inc.

ING Group

HSBC USA Inc. and HSBC (USA) Securities Inc. and HSBC Bank plc

Société Générale

Credit Agricole CIB

Walleye Trading Advisors

Luxor Technology Corp

First Financial Bank

CHS Inc.

Bank of America Securities

BNP Paribas

Slate Path Capital

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC)

National Bank of Canada (NBC)

Toronto Dominion

Natixis

UBS Securities LLC

Grosvenor Capital Management, L.P.

Axio/iCapital

UBS

Halo Investing

Work highlights

  • Advising issuers and broker-dealers on compliance with the SEC’s amended regulatory framework governing security-based swap entities.
  • Advising HSBC USA on approximately 700 structured notes deals raising over $2.3bn in Q1-3 of 2022.
  • Advising issuers and broker-dealers on compliance with the SEC’s amended regulatory framework governing security-based swap entities.

Finance > Structured finance: securitization Tier 1

The ‘knowledgeable, practical and commercial’ practice at Mayer Brown ‘excels in finding workable solutions to unique issues arising from unique products in securitizations’. Key areas of expertise concern consumer asset classes, particularly auto and credit card ABS mandates, in addition to mortgage-backed securities and residential solar loans, whilst maintaining an active CLO and DCO practice. In the firm’s Chicago office, credit card securitization specialist Julie Gillespie jointly leads the team alongside Ger O’Donnell, who advises on warehouse financings, asset purchases and private placements. Based in New York, Paul Jorissen is praised as a ‘standout lawyer and advisor’, and handles mortgage-backed securities, while Ryan Suda represents underwriters, managers and investors on cash-flow CLOs of broadly syndicated loans. Key contacts in the firm’s Chicago office include Stuart Litwin, who is noted for his expertise in the auto ABS arena, Jon Van Gorp and Angela Ulum, who focuses on auto and equipment loans, leases and floorplan assets in transactions. New York-based Amanda Baker counts fintech entities among her key roster of clients and Chicago’s Jan Stewart focuses on matters concerning credit card ABS. Carol Hitselberger retired in December 2022.

Practice head(s):

Julie Gillespie; Ger O’Donnell

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘They are up to speed with all the latest trends and developments and have great market penetration, so nothing is ever new to them. They’ve seen it before.’

‘Angela Ulum and Lindsay O’Neil continue to provide truly outstanding structured finance support. They have a solid command on the latest disclosure trends in the auto securitization market.’

‘What I believe separates MB’s team is that they are innovative. They structure solutions even when the documents seem to make a solution difficult.’

‘Much higher attention to detail and understanding of the mechanics of documentation than other firms in the market.’

‘Ryan Suda and Joanna Nicholas are both highly responsive with great attention to detail. Have a great understanding of how the documents work and how everything fits together.’

‘Mayer Brown’s structured finance group is knowledgeable, practical and commercial. The team excels in finding workable solutions to unique issues arising from unique products in securitizations.’

‘Paul Jorissen is a standout lawyer and advisor. His practical problem-solving and deep knowledge base has made him a trusted advisor to our senior business leaders.’

Key clients

Discover

Redwood Trust

Square

Carrington Capital Management

LendingClub

Deephaven Mortgage LLC

Ready Capital Corporation

Upstart

Pretium Partners

Barclays

HPS Investment Partners

JPMorgan

Solar Mosaic

Nissan Motor Acceptance Corp

Santander Consumer USA Inc.

Synchrony Bank

MJX Asset Management LLC

Finance > Fintech Tier 1

Mayer Brown‘s fintech practice is ‘extremely knowledgeable about applicable laws, regulations, and IP considerations’. The firm represents a broad mix of payment processors, banks and credit card companies including Square, PayPal, American Express and Goldman Sachs, who regularly use the firm on domestic and cross-border transactional and regulatory matters. This extends to capital markets, cybersecurity, data privacy, M&A and venture capital, as well as outsourcing and partnership agreements. Regulatory and enforcement partner Steve Kaplan and David Beam (‘extremely client-focused and has an encyclopedic knowledge of relevant laws and regulations‘) in Washington DC jointly lead the team with technology transactions head Brad Peterson. Other key partners include New York-based banking expert Amanda Baker, and Palo Alto’s Rohith George, who handles a range of transactional and licensing matters. Joe Pennell is also considered ‘a great drafter who understands what rights Fintech companies need to protect in transactions’. All partners based in Chicago unless otherwise stated.

Practice head(s):

David Beam; Steven Kaplan; Brad Peterson

Testimonials

‘The Mayer Brown team is extremely knowledgeable about applicable laws, regulations, and IP considerations, and creative in coming up with solutions that can satisfy regulators, counterparties, traditional financial institutions, and fast-moving Fintech companies.’

‘David Beam is extremely client-focused and has an encyclopedic knowledge of relevant laws and regulations, as well as problem-solving skills to come up with creative solutions for multiple parties with different risk tolerances. Joe Pennell is a great drafter who understands what rights Fintech companies need to protect in transactions.’

Key clients

Square, Inc.

American Express Company

Goldman, Sachs & Co.

PayPal, Inc.

Afterpay

LendingClub

Bitnomial Exchange, LLC

Riskified

Stripe

Work highlights

    Media, technology and telecoms > Outsourcing Tier 1

    Mayer Brown’s outsourcing team assists with designing service contracting models, digital infrastructure transactions, tech service agreements and digital contracting agreements across a variety of sectors. The team advises buyers in the pharma, hospitality and investment banking industries as well as vendors of tech services. Chicago-based Brad Peterson, head of the global tech and intellectual transactions practice and co-head of the fintech industry group, advises clients on improving operation and business functions through licensing agreements with technology providers, also dealing with supply chain arrangements, such as help to build resilience, ESG goals and leveraged technology. Joe Pennell is the key contact for assistance with digital transformations regarding customer-facing platforms in the financial services, tech, insurance, pharma and retail industries. Linda Rhodes, in Washington DC, provides clients in the automotive and proptech space with digital migration, data and software advice. Rohith George, in San Francisco, is not only another key practitioner in the digital transformation space but also supports clients on post-closing transitions and integrations. Marina Aronchik is experienced in advising companies in the chemical industry on emerging tech agreements impacting supply chain arrangements. Paul Chandler supports clients create OSS policies and, on the implementation, as well as distribution of SaaS and machine learning.

    Practice head(s):

    Brad Peterson

    Testimonials

    ‘I had the privilege of working with Mayer Brown in Chicago on a large deal for a very large supplier over the Christmas holiday. They completely understood the technology that was potentially being purchased, how the technology worked and what were our risks.’ 

    ‘This practice is extremely knowledgeable and responsive.’

    ‘The practitioners are very personable and easy to work with and bring considerable experience to bear on contract matters to complete them in an efficient and pragmatic manner.’ 

    ‘The Mayer Brown technology team is always delving into relevant and current topics, providing me with helpful guidance and latest trends.’

    ‘The team delivers quality.’ 

    Key clients

    Automotive Coalition for Traffic Safety, Inc.

    BENTELER Group

    Digital contracting platform

    George Weston Limited

    Syracuse University

    Work highlights

    • Advised a multinational pharmaceutical company, and its two subsidiaries, on two large-scale outsourcing transactions with a leading outsourcing service provider. The first was a “data center as a service” transaction including data center modernization and migrations. The second was an outsourcing of non-core portions of pharmacy and retail operations.
    • Advised George Weston Limited on the structuring and negotiation of a complex services agreement.
    • Represented Syracuse University on the negotiation of a transformative network services deal with JMA Wireless.

    Tax > Financial products Tier 1

    New York’s Brian Kittle and Jason Bazar co-lead the tax department at Mayer Brown, which works alongside the firm’s banking and finance and capital markets and securities practices to advise banks, funds, and capital market participants on the tax elements of financial products. The team supports clients with a broad range of products, from structured products and hybrid securities, to debt and equity offerings and closed-end funds. Notable team members include Thomas Humphreys, who advises clients on convertible bonds, structured notes, and hybrid securities, derivative transactions expert Mark Leeds, and San Francisco-based Remmelt Reigersman, who has expertise in federal and international tax mandates.

    Practice head(s):

    Jason Bazar; Brian Kittle

    Key clients

    Bank of America Securities

    Merrill Lynch

    Bank of Montreal

    Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce

    Credit Suisse

    Goldman Sachs Asset Based Securities

    HSBC USA Inc.

    JPMorgan Chase Bank

    MJX Asset Management LLC

    National Bank of Canada

    Société Générale

    Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

    Work highlights

    • Representing the issuer HSBC USA Inc. and its underwriters in connection with all issuances of structured notes from HSBC’s shelf registration statement.
    • Advising a bank on its SEC-registered and Regulation S/Rule 144A offering programs, and on its structured notes and derivatives business lines.
    • Represented a financial institutional in a first-of-its-kind referral, servicing, and financing arrangement for a newly created inventory finance platform.

    Tax > International tax Tier 1

    Mayer Brown provides the full range of tax services including transactional, advisory and planning to multinational businesses, financial institutions, funds, trade associations and other clients, advising on all areas of inbound and outbound planning, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, leveraged and structured financings. The practice is also known for its expertise in transfer pricing providing assistance in large case audit and administrative appeals, US and foreign unilateral and bilateral advance pricing agreements, competent authority matters and litigation. The team is co-led with New York-based practitioners Jason Bazar and Brian Kittle regularly working on cross-border financing transactions and tax controversies respectively. Tom Kittle-Kamp operates out of Chicago and represents clients in every phase of tax controversy and litigation with support from Kenneth Klein.

    Practice head(s):

    Jason Bazar; Brian Kittle; Tom Kittle-Kamp

    Other key lawyers:

    Michael Lebovitz; Kenneth Klein

    Testimonials

    ‘Working with Mayer Brown, I am assured of a quality work product. The team we work with is diligent, thorough and communicates the advice very effectively. I also appreciate that when we ask a particular question, they raise items we hadn’t necessarily considered.’

    ‘Michael Lebovitz is an incredible partner. He provides quality advice, support and has become a valuable partner to me as I lead a very diverse organization. I know I can always count on him for sound advice.’

    ‘Customer and solution focus, dedication and support at technical as well as C suite level.’

    ‘Very technical and up to date on international tax matters. Strong project management skills and excellent communication with regard to explaining highly technical tax provisions and application of those provisions to a project or our business.’

    ‘Very technical and up to date on international tax matters. Strong project management skills and excellent communication with regard to explaining highly technical tax provisions and application of those provisions to a project or our business.’

    Key clients

    ArcelorMittal SA

    Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

    Scotia Bank

    Kakao Entertainment

    Nestlé SA

    Outbrain

    Prudential Financial, Inc.

    Santander Bank, N.A.

    Sotheby’s

    World Shipping Council

    Work highlights

    • Represented a financial institution in a first-of-its-kind referral, servicing and financing arrangement providing highly structured, inventory based trade financing solutions to large global companies.
    • Represented Kakao Entertainment in the $440 million acquisition of Radish Media, Inc and the $510 million acquisition of Tapas Media Inc.
    • Represented ArcelorMittal in its acquisition of an 80 percent controlling interest in Voestalpine’s state-of-the-art hot briquetted iron (HBI) plant located in Corpus Christi, Texas.

    Tax > US taxes: contentious Tier 1

    Mayer Brown‘s ‘exceptional’ tax controversy practice is a leading name for high-profile and high-stakes tax disputes, with significant experience acting before the US Tax Court and other federal and state courts for major domestic and multinational clients. The department includes SALT expertise across all 50 states, and international controversy capabilities across Europe, Asia and Brazil. Chicago-based Thomas Kittle-Kamp, who has deep trial experience in transfer pricing, leasing, partnership, and corporate reorganization cases, co-leads the department alongside Brian Kittle, praised for his ‘unmatched experience, technical expertise, and strategic thinking.‘ Core team members include Chicago-based tax attorney and litigator Joel Williamson, Larry Langdon, a leading name for alternative dispute resolution methods, who works from Palo Alto, and Leah Robinson who leads the firm’s SALT group from New York. John Hildy, in Chicago, has expertise in transfer pricing cases, while Gary Wilcox, of Washington DC, covers controversies arising from complex corporate transactions. Also key are Shawn O’Brien, in Houston, who has a particular focus on the energy industry, and Jenny Austin, of Chicago, who is active in federal tax controversy and litigation in a range of industries, including pharmaceutical, retail, and technology.

    Practice head(s):

    Brian Kittle; Tom Kittle-Kamp

    Testimonials

    ‘The Mayer Brown tax practice is exceptional. They are technically sound and innovative in developing solutions.’

    ‘Brian Kittle brings unmatched experience, technical expertise, and strategic thinking to put his clients in the best position. Brian sincerely channels energy to developing trusted relationships.’

    ‘Jenny Austin – very knowledgeable, can cover a range of tax topics and also willing to bring in other partners if more subject matter expertise is needed. Also, covers tax in an approachable way.’

    Key clients

    Abbott Laboratories

    Eaton Corporation

    FMR LLC (Fidelity)

    General Mills

    Hyatt Corporation

    Occidental Petroleum Corporation

    Prudential Tribune

    Stanley, Black & Decker

    Tribune Media Company/Nexstar

    Yum! Brands

    Work highlights

    • Achieved an extremely rare Bench Opinion for Fidelity in August 2019, and, following this, secured an additional win on appeal on August 5 2022.
    • Achieved a significant appellate win for Eaton Inc. The 6th Circuit affirmed the Tax Court’s opinion that held the IRS abused its discretion in cancelling two Advanced Pricing Agreements.
    • Represented Hyatt Hotels Corporation during a three-week trial in the US Tax Court. The case presents novel issues of first impression related to the tax treatment of customer loyalty programs.

    Antitrust > Civil litigation/class actions: defense Tier 2

    Mayer Brown regularly represents in antitrust class actions in the agricultural and food industry with recent representations involving Cargill and Foster Poultry Farms. The firm also excels in multidistrict litigation alleging anti-competitive behavior such as price fixing cartels across other industries including the automotive and education industry. Co-head of the global antitrust and competition practice, Britt Miller in Chicago, represents domestic and international corporations in price-fixing, market allocation, monopolization and conspiracy matters. Based in Washington DC, other heads of team include William Stallings who litigates in the aviation, chemicals and manufacturing sectors and Gail Levine. Also in DC is Carmine Zarlenga , who offers significant disputes experience in high profile antitrust cases, commercial litigation, and intellectual property matters and Adam Hudes, who handles complex private antitrust and commercial disputes and government antitrust enforcements and investigations. Chicago based Daniel Storino is ‘excellent’ and has experience representing multinational corporations and health insurers in cases alleging monopolization, price-fixing, tying, resale price maintenance and exclusive dealing. Stephen Medlock left the firm in October 2022.

    Practice head(s):

    Britt Miller; William Stallings; Gail Levine

    Other key lawyers:

    Carmine Zarlenga; Adam Hudes; Daniel Storino; Andrew Marovitz

    Testimonials

    ‘For large and complex commercial litigation, Mayer Brown has not only the legal skills to provide for your needs, but they are quick studies of the people and personalities to ensure that your litigation strategy and approach stays on track.’

    ‘Excellence in every interaction. I can count on Mayer Brown resources to be excellent in every interaction with me and my CEO and our Board.’

    ‘Britt Miller and Dan Storino are excellent.’

    Key clients

    Cargill Incorporated

    Foster Poultry Farms

    Indiana Packers Corporation/Mitsubishi Corporation

    Cermaq Group

    Gerber Products Co. and Nestlé SA

    Delta Dental Plans Association

    The Big Ten Conference

    BASF Corporation and BASF SE

    Georgetown University

    Pandora Media LLC

    Work highlights

    • Represent Foster Farmsing Cargill, Indiana Packers and Cermaq in substantial pending antitrust class actions in the agricultural and food industry including the broilers, turkey, pork, beef and salmon antitrust cases.
    • Representing Pandora in antitrust litigation pending in the Central District of California involving licensing issues relating to the streaming of entertainment content.
    • Acting in the high-profile class action litigation involving a number of elite private universities, in which former undergraduates allege that the schools conspired to reduce the financial aid they award through a price-fixing cartel.

    Dispute resolution > Financial services litigation Tier 2

    Representing several major financial institutions, Mayer Brown has a mandate for high-profile financial services litigation relating to anti-terrorism, including the recent success representing HSBC in the Bernhardt case regarding anti-terrorism lawsuits in the banking community. The firm represents a range of banking and funds clients and has experience litigating RMBS cases, submitting amicus briefs on behalf of financial service trade organizations, and defending regulatory enforcement matters by the IRS, SEC, and the FRB. Mark Hanchet and Christopher Houpt, based in New York, co-lead the firm’s global banking and finance litigation practice. Houpt concentrates on structured finance, RMBS and securitization matters and was trial counsel for Citibank in the high-profile Revlon Inc. lenders case. Hanchet is experienced in banking litigation and was closely involved in the Bernhardt case. Matthew Ingber, also based in New York, focuses on RMBS matters and was active in the private RMBS settlement in the Bank of New York Mellon case. Lucia Nale and Debra Bogo-Ernst, both based in Chicago, are experienced defending national and international financial services institutions particularly in consumer-based finance class actions.

    Practice head(s):

    Mark Hanchet; Chris Houpt

    Testimonials

    ‘Mark Hanchet is an experienced partner.’

    Key clients

    HSBC Bank

    Société Générale

    Bank of Montreal

    The Bank of New York Mellon

    Morgan Stanley and Invesco

    Banque Pictet

    Simmons Bank

    BMO Harris

    Work highlights

    • Achieved a high-profile victory for HSBC at the Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit in an Anti-Terrorism Act lawsuit captioned Bernhardt v. Islamic Republic of Iran, et al.
    • Acted on behalf of The Bank of New York Mellon (BNYM) as trustee for 278 residential mortgage-backed securities.
    • Assisted in the dismissal for Société Générale (SG) when, in a case of first impression, a judge in the Southern District of New York ruled that the plaintiffs’ claim under the federal Helms-Burton Act is time-barred.

    Dispute resolution > Product liability, mass tort and class action - defense: pharmaceuticals and medical devices Tier 2

    With substantial litigation expertise at trial and appeal levels, combined with deep substantive knowledge of product liability issues within the sector, Mayer Brown is a popular choice for pharma and medical device companies on work throughout the litigation continuum. As well as regularly acting as liaison counsel for defense groups in MDLs, the firm has established a strong reputation in the successful defense of brand name pharmaceutical manufacturers against innovator liability claims. New York-based Henninger Bullock  is pivotal to much of the work handled by the team and as well his involvement, alongside Michael Olsen , for GSK in innovator liability defense work, is also currently advising Endo Pharmaceuticals on alleged discovery violations relating to the opioid litigation. Daniel Ring  co-heads the team alongside Bullock and Olsen. All named practitioners are based out of Chicago unless otherwise indicated.    

    Practice head(s):

    Hank Bullock; Michael Olsen; Daniel Ring

    Other key lawyers:

    Niketa Patel

    Key clients

    3M

    Abbott Laboratories

    Cook Medical

    Eli Lilly

    Endo Pharmaceuticals

    GlaxoSmithKline

    Medtronic, Inc.

    St. Jude Medical Inc.

    Terumo Medical Corp.

    Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

    3M

    Abbott Laboratories

    Cook Medical

    Eli Lilly

    Endo Pharmaceuticals

    GlaxoSmithKline

    Medtronic, Inc.

    St. Jude Medical Inc.

    Terumo Medical Corp.

    Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

    Work highlights

    • Advising Endo on highly controversial and aggressive allegations of discovery violations related to the opioid litigation.
    • Representing GSK in innovator-liability claims relating to Lamictal/lamotrigine, working particularly on early-case assessments, research, discovery, motion practice, trial, and appellate preservation.

    Dispute resolution > Product liability, mass tort and class action - defense: toxic tort Tier 2

    Combining strong trial and appellate capabilities with a deep knowledge of the scientific and technical issues underpinning product liability and toxic tort fields cases in the space, Mayer Brown is a popular choice among high-profile clients to defend them in high-stakes national class actions/MDLs, including as it relates to emerging torts relating to greenhouse gas emissions and forever chemicals. Chicago-based trial lawyer Michael Olsen has gained a particularly strong reputation in the mass torts space and has lead roles on many of the firm’s highest-profile mandates, including in the NCAA Student-Athlete Concussion MDL and for core client 3M in varied causes of action and claims brought by plaintiffs in relation to alleged PFAS contamination. Also based out of the firm’s Chicago headquarters, Daniel Ring  regularly works alongside Olsen on large-scale MDLs, including the aforementioned mandates, and is noted for his strategic expertise through the litigation process, including as it relates to developing fact and expert witnesses, trial preparation and  in evaluating settlement and conducting mediations. New York-based Henninger Bullock  co-heads the team alongside Olsen and Ring.

    Practice head(s):

    Henninger Bullock; Michael Olsen; Daniel Ring

    Other key lawyers:

    Craig Woods

    Key clients

    3M

    Veolia S.A.

    Union Carbide

    Weyerhaeuser Company

    Whirlpool Corporation

    Nicor Gas Company

    The Dow Chemical Company

    National Association of Manufacturers

    American Petroleum Institute

    American Farm Bureau Federation

    Work highlights

    • Representing 3M in significant high-stakes litigation, which includes representing 3M Company in over 1,500 suits in nearly 20 states filed by individuals, water suppliers, and units of government at the state and local level.
    • Representing Veolia against unwarranted allegations of wrongdoing regarding the Flint, Michigan water crisis.
    • Representing The Big Ten Conference, Inc in several pending putative class actions seeking recovery on behalf of classes of former college football players for alleged concussion-related injuries.

    Energy > Renewable/alternative power Tier 2

    Clients including banks, investors, and major multinationals flock to Mayer Brown for advice on complex and high-value transactions in the renewables sector, from M&A and joint ventures to the whole range of financing work, including tax equity and debt financing. The firm is also noted for its expertise in regulatory work, with particular strength in offshore wind projects. Offering notable experience with complex financings, as well as cross-border transactions, Paul Astolfi in Chicago co-leads the firm’s global project and infrastructure group. Robert Goldberg in Houston and Jeffrey Davis in Washington DC co-lead the specialist renewable energy practice, with Davis in particular acting as a key contact for tax equity work on project financing. In Chicago, transaction lawyer Nadav Klugman is especially highly regarded, while on the East Coast New York’s Elena Rubinov is well-versed in M&A and represents private equity and infrastructure funds, among others.

    Practice head(s):

    Paul Astolfi

    Key clients

    CDPQ

    Facebook (Meta)

    Blackstone / ClearGen

    KKR & Co. Inc.

    John Hancock

    Fengate Capital Management

    TC Energy

    Argo Infrastructure Partners LP

    Morgan Stanley

    Finance > Capital markets: debt offerings

    Mayer Brown is a major player in investment grade debt, frequently representing both issuers and underwriters; the firm remains first choice underwriters’ counsel for a number of major issuers. The team advised on over $123bn of investment grade debt offerings. It is especially strong in financial services, specialty finance, automotive finance, consumer products, industrials and REITs, and is also making a further impression in covered bonds. Green and sustainability-linked bonds are another forte, along with social bonds and liability management. In addition, the firm is making headway in high-yield debt. Chicago’s Edward Best is a vastly experienced figure in financial services and automotive finance sector debt offerings and programs. Anna Pinedo is a key player in domestic and global bond offerings, and Jerry Marlatt is outstanding for covered bond programs for Canadian banks. Ryan Castillo and Chicago’s John Ablan are also emerging talents. Named partners are based in New York unless stated otherwise. Jonathan Pacheco has left the firm.

    Practice head(s):

    Eddie Best; Anna Pinedo

    Other key lawyers:

    Phyllis Korff; David Bakst; Jerry Marlatt; Ryan Castillo; John Ablan

    Key clients

    The Bank of Nova Scotia

    Barclays Capital Inc.

    Blackstone Group L.P.

    BofA Securities Inc.

    Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB)

    Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC)

    Capital One Financial Corporation

    Citigroup Global Markets Inc.

    Deutsche Bank Securities Inc.

    Underwriters counsel in connection with Eagle Point

    GATX Corporation

    HSBC and affiliates

    Hyundai Capital America, Inc.

    InspereX

    Islandsbanki hf.

    JP Morgan Securities LLC

    National Bank of Canada

    Northern Trust Corporation

    Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS)

    Prologis (and affiliates)

    PSP Investments

    Raymond James Financial (and affiliates)

    Underwriters Counsel in connection with Starbucks Corporation

    TransCanada Pipelines

    Toronto Dominion Bank

    US Bancorp

    Underwriters Counsel in connection with Whirlpool Corporation

    Finance > Capital markets: global offerings

    Mayer Brown has an extensive geographic focus in the global offerings space. It continues to be a dominant force in offerings by Canadian banks and pension funds, notably advising on a significant market share of covered bonds issuances. The firm also has an impressive background in Nordic transactions, including 144A offerings and derivatives transactions. Looking elsewhere, the firm has an active presence in Israel, landing numerous ECM engagements, including private placements, from start-ups and growth companies. The firm’s large Latin America practice, which includes offices in Brazil through Tauil & Chequer Advogados and an office in Mexico City, also generates a large volume of capital markets engagements. Anna Pinedo has a long-track record in global offerings, especially those originating from Canada, Israel and the Nordics. Phyllis Korff is an experienced figure in Israel deals, while Jerry Marlatt is at the forefront of global offerings by Canadian banks and pension funds, and is also a leader in covered bonds.

    Practice head(s):

    Eddie Best; Anna Pinedo

    Other key lawyers:

    Ryan Castillo; Brian Hirshberg; John Ablan; David Bakst; Phyllis Korff; Jerry Marlatt

    Testimonials

    ‘In-depth knowledge within regulatory matters for the capital markets. Service minded and helpful.’

    ‘Anna Pinedo has unique competence within the Capital Markets and a very good capability to put together relevant legal teams in different situations’

    ‘Extremely knowledgeable and responsive capital markets team.’

    ‘Anna Pinedo is extremely knowledgeable and always responsive. I consider her one of the best advisors in the industry.’

    Key clients

    BMO Capital Markets

    BofA Securities, Inc.

    Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

    Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce

    Citigroup Global Markets, Inc.

    Credit Suisse

    Deutsche Bank

    HSBC

    Banco BTG Pactual S/A

    Islandsbanki hf.

    J.P. Morgan Securities LLC

    Macquarie Group and Macquarie Bank

    Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC

    National Bank of Canada

    Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System

    RBC Capital Markets

    UBS Securities LLC

    US Bancorp

    Wells Fargo Securities, LLC

    Fédération Des Caisses Desjardins Du Québec

    TC Energy Corporation

    Société des Produits Nestlé S.A.

    Alpargatas S.A.

    VAALCO Energy Corp.

    Credorax Inc. (d/b/a Finaro)

    Kaia Health Software GmbH

    Protalix Biotherapeutics, Inc.

    Work highlights

      Finance > Financial services regulation

      Mayer Brown’s financial services regulatory and enforcement group divides its attention between banking and consumer finance regulatory work, representing financial banks, broker-dealers, residential mortgage lenders, payment system operators and non-mortgage consumer credit lenders on complex matters in the space. Jeffrey Taft and Steven Kaplan share leadership of the practice in Washington DC, with the former regularly acting as counsel for bank receivership, insolvency issues, payment systems and cybersecurity. Supporting these efforts are Steffen Hemmerich, a key contact for broker-dealers, financial services firms and fintech companies, and ‘determinedMatthew Bisanz, active on all relevant operations of insured depository institutions.

      Practice head(s):

      Jeffrey Taft; Steve Kaplan

      Testimonials

      ‘Impressed with Matthew Bisanz. He’s a hardworking go-getter and dedicated networker.’

      ‘Matthew Bisanz is willing to look into any aspect of federal or state bank regulation, no matter how esoteric. He’s determined.’

      The mortgage regulatory practice has deep and broad knowledge of the sector, industry practices and the rules and regulations.

      Steve Kaplan and Larry Platt are excellent advisors who are able to provide cogent legal guidance across all aspects of the mortgage asset class.

      Key clients

      HSBC

      Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce

      Desjardins Group

      Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

      Ally Financial

      Charles Schwab Corporation

      Bank of Montreal

      Société Générale

      Goldman Sachs

      Bayview

      American Express Company

      Square

      Google

      KKR

      Rent-a-Center

      Wells Fargo

      Citibank

      Finance of America

      USAA

      Redfin

      Government > Government relations Tier 2

      Mayer Brown is involved in significant and high-profile legislative and regulatory developments, demonstrating notably strength in key industries, such as cybersecurity, privacy, tech, financial services and transportation. Alongside its federal advocacy work, the group is active in representing clients at both state and international levels. Based in Los Angeles, Philip Recht is sought after to handle legislative, regulatory and enforcement matters. He jointly leads the practice with Washington-DC based Howard Waltzman and Joseph Seliga in Chicago. Highly experienced in legislation drafting and regulatory compliance, Waltzman often represents tech manufacturers and trade association in complex policy issues. Seliga is recommended for advocacy work in the infrastructure and transportation segments. Other key names include Washington-DC based Andrew Olmem, who has extensive experience in financial services regulatory reform, and Mitchell Holzrichter in Chicago, whose practice covers campaign finance compliance.

      Practice head(s):

      Philip Recht; Howard Waltzman; Joseph Seliga

      Other key lawyers:

      Andrew Olmem; Mitch Holzrichter

      Testimonials

      ‘The team does a good job at confronting each challenge pragmatically. Its lawyers don’t do work just for work’s sake. They are able to identify the key issue) quickly and get to the stakeholders efficiently.’

      ‘Phil Recht and Evan Wooten are extremely engaged and get to understand our challenges from a business perspective.’

      Key clients

      Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association

      Verizon

      National Independent Talent Organization (NITO)

      21st Century Privacy Coalition

      GlobalFoundries

      Medline Industries

      American Optometric Association (AOA)

      Charles Schwab Corporation

      Millennium Partners

      AT&T

      Lytton Rancheria

      CTIA

      Summit Media

      CyberArk

      Mizuho

      LiveNation

      Total Terminals Inc. (TTI)

      Work highlights

      • Assisted Securities Industry and Financial Markets (SIFMA)’s Asset Management Group with its comment letter on the SEC’s private fund rule, which, if finalized, fundamentally changes the nature of private fund advisers’ relationships with their clients.
      • Representing the Privacy Coalition, consisting of the US’s major people search service companies in seeking state and federal regulatory schemes workable for the industry.

      Environment > Environment: litigation Tier 2

      Mayer Brown acts for a strong roster of high-profile businesses and associations on domestic and international disputes, including large-scale litigation across the Americas, Asia, the EU and the Middle East. It has recently been active in cases involving emerging issues, such as torts relating to greenhouse-gas emissions, site-based mass tort claims, as well as PFAS litigation, CAA issues and EPA investigations. The team is led by Rich Bulger and Mark Ter Molen, with Bulger offering environmental expertise in contentious matters, corporate and real estate transactions, and government enforcement actions, and Ter Molen, an experienced trial attorney, handling EPA and DOJ matters and federal and state trials and appeals. Timothy Bishop is a key name for appellate matters and has considerable experience of representing clients in the Supreme Court, while counsel Jaimy Hamburg handles class actions, citizens suits and transactional matters.

      Practice head(s):

      Mark Ter Molen; Rich Bulger

      Other key lawyers:

      Key clients

      3M Company

      Veolia

      National Pork Producers Council

      Joseph T. Ryerson & Son, Inc.

      American Farm Bureau Federation

      United States Sugar Corporation

      Foster Farms

      Work highlights

      • Currently representing American multinational corporation, 3M, as national counsel in significant high-stakes litigation, which includes representing over 2,500 suits filed by individuals, water suppliers, and units of government at the state and local level.
      • Advising Veolia S.A. and its US subsidiary were in a putative class action with thousands of individual cases in federal and state courts in Michigan in connection with the Flint Water Crisis.
      • Representing two major industry groups in a constitutional challenge to California’s Proposition 12 in the Supreme Court.

      Insurance > Insurance: non-contentious Tier 2

      The ‘flexible and adaptable’ Mayer Brown team works with the firm’s offices around the world to support clients with transactional, regulatory and compliance matters in the insurance market. In addition, the practice has experience advising on capital raising, product development and technological transformations. The team is led by David Alberts, advising on M&A, life and non-life reinsurance, regulatory issues and heading the firm’s insurtech initiative, and Stephen Rooney, who assists with securities offerings, structured finance and M&A deals; both are New York-based. Insurance transactions specialist Vikram Sidhu, also based in New York, rejoined the firm from Clyde & Co in May 2022, focusing his practice on the sale and acquisition of insurance and reinsurance companies in addition to regulatory matters.

      Practice head(s):

      David Alberts; Stephen Rooney

      Other key lawyers:

      Testimonials

      ‘I have found the Mayer Brown team to be flexible and adaptable. I appreciate that they are able to adjust their communications to suit whatever is best for their clients. They have a well-rounded understanding of the insurance transactional landscape. They have also been able to leverage the firm’s incredible expertise in other subject matters to provide well-rounded support for transactions.’

      ‘Vikram Sidhu is wonderful to work with. He is easy to communicate with and always responds quickly. His work is high quality and he is a great partner who is able to evaluate things from both a legal and commercial perspective and provide good advice with both considerations.’

      The Mayer Brown insurance team is one of the best in the country. They have a wonderful level of knowledge of the ins and outs of the insurance industry, and they are able to apply that knowledge in delivering practical and commercially feasible advice.

      Key clients

      The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc.

      Beazley Group

      Equitable

      AIG

      Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company

      Tokio Marine

      Munich Re

      Partner Re

      Chubb

      QBE

      Work highlights

      • Represented QBE in the sale of its book of North American excess and surplus lines insurance business.
      • Advised clients on significant insurance-linked securities offerings, including acting on 29 catastrophe bond transactions since November 2021, raising in aggregate approximately US $6.733 billion of risk capital.
      • Represented Chubb in connection with $1.6 billion offering of senior notes.

      Intellectual property > Copyright Tier 2

      The copyright team at Mayer Brown advises major multinationals across the music, media, entertainment and tech sectors involved in high-stakes litigation. The team is headed by Paul Fakler, who brings extensive experience representing clients before the Copyright Royalty Board and other royalty rate setting venues, and John Mancini, a specialist in new media and internet disputes whose clients include Google and Spotify. Supported by Jacob Ebin, who represents clients before the US Department of Justice as part of its recurring reviews of the ASCAP and BMI Consent Decrees, the group’s full service extends to such matters as infringement, fair use defenses, royalty audits, licensing, the DMCA and its safe harbor for internet service providers, and copyright issues related to artificial intelligence. Representing media and publishing companies, Allison M. Aviki utilizes a background which includes appearances before the US Supreme Court, where she has filed amicus briefs and served clients as both cert-stage and merits counsel. All the lawyers mentioned work in the New York office.

      Practice head(s):

      Paul Fakler; John Mancini

      Other key lawyers:

      Key clients

      Pandora Media, LLC

      Google

      Music Choice

      Orchestra Music Licensing Association

      Sirius XM

      Spotify USA Inc.

      Television Music License Committee LLC

      Work highlights

      • Representing Google in connection with copyright infringement claims brought by a video game developer.
      • Representing Pandora Media, LLC in a group of copyright infringement cases filed by various comedians or their estates.
      • Advising SiriusXM with respect to complex music copyright and related policy issues, including counseling regarding the implementation of new music licensing procedures implemented by the Music Modernization Act.

      Labor and employment > ERISA litigation Tier 2

      Led by ERISA specialist Nancy Ross, Mayer Brown is regularly engaged by plan sponsors and administrators, fiduciaries and plan service providers in an array of class actions and individual benefits disputes. The firm has recently defeated several major class actions brought against clients including Northrop Grumman Corporation, Duke Energy and AT&T, and has been active across ERISA litigation targeting universities with allegations of fiduciary duty breaches. The firm has extensive trial expertise, and Ross in particular has a deep bench of experience representing pension and 401(k) plans, ESOPs, trustees and employers in matters concerning administration of plan assets and fiduciary responsibilities before both courts and the DOL. Brantley Webb and Alex Lakatos, based in Washington DC, are also key members of the practice, focusing on ERISA class actions. Webb played an important role in the Duke Energy 401(k) case and has been involved in multiple other class actions regarding investment options challenges and the administration of 401(k) and 403(b) plans. Lakatos concentrates on advising financial institutions in class actions alleging misadministration of plan assets and fiduciary breaches. Matthew Moscon is another key name, leading the firm’s Salt Lake City office. Associate Samuel Myler, based in Chicago, has wide ERISA experience, representing plan sponsors, fiduciaries, and benefit plans, in class action litigation, stock drop cases and excessive fee litigation.

      Practice head(s):

      Nancy Ross

      Other key lawyers:

      Testimonials

      ‘The team is broad and deep, using the right resources for the right level of work.’

      ‘The ERISA litigation attorneys at Mayer Brown focus most or all of their time and attention on the subject matter at hand. It’s why they are recognized for their expertise. Our primary team of Nancy Ross, Alex Lakatos and Meg Troy is fantastic. Each has their role to play and they are sensitive not to overstaff. They have tailored their representation to our needs. They are pleasant, highly competent and fully engaged when I need them to be.’

      Mayer Brown is one of the few firms in the ERISA litigation class action space that is not afraid to take a case to trial and from the beginning of a case prepares a defensive strategy that is designed to win the case, not simply posture the case for settlement.

      Key clients

      Northrop Grumman Corporation

      Duke Energy Corporation

      AT&T Inc.

      Cornell University

      Board of Directors of the Motion Picture Industry Pension Plans

      National Production Workers Union Severance and 401(k) plans

      Packaging Corporation of America

      Wood Group U.S. Holdings, Inc., Wood Group USA, Inc.

      Tenneco, Inc., Tenneco Automotive Operating Company, Inc.

      Yale University

      Shell Oil

      Nestlé U.S.A., Inc.and its Board of Directors

      Georgetown University

      Froedtert Health, Inc.

      Prevea Clinic

      Caesar Holdings Inc.

      WEC Energy Group

      The Bank of New York Mellon

      Host International, Inc.

      Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinic

      Work highlights

      • Defeated a nationwide class action brought against Northrop Grumman Corporation, challenging the company’s discretion to award or deny severance to terminated employees.
      • Secured a victory for Duke Energy and its Benefits Committee in a nationwide ERISA class action challenging the administration of the Duke Energy 401(k) plan, with more than 39,000 participants and $8.6bn in assets.
      • Represented AT&T Inc., AT&T Services, Inc., in a highly publicized nationwide class action challenging the plan administration of AT&T’s 401(k) plan with more than 240,000 active participants and an excess of $34bn in assets.

      Labor and employment > Immigration Tier 2

      Based out of Washington DC, the team at Mayer Brown represents major corporations in immigration and mobility staffing, strategy and compliance including investigations, at the intersection of employment-related matters. Recently, the group successfully defended a global financial services firm and a global consulting company in separate charges of discrimination and retaliation filed at the US Department of Justice’s Immigrant and Employee Rights Section The group has also been active in facilitating the movement of Ukrainian personnel to the US. Elizabeth Espín Stern assists companies to expand globally and is renowned for her track record in establishing global mobility programs. She jointly manages the team with Grace Shie , who focuses her practice on advising leading global banks and financial institutions on employee mobility and workforce management. Having previously served as the Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs, Carl Risch is particularly adept in handling all matters relating to immigration, nationality, and visa law. With experience in employment-based litigation and compliance, Maximilian Del Rey advises domestic and multinational clients on the use of relevant employment-based work permit and visa categories.

      Practice head(s):

      Elizabeth Espín Stern; Grace Shie

      Other key lawyers:

      Testimonials

      ‘Very responsive and knowledgeable. Carl Risch and Elizabeth Stern are substantive, direct and effective.’

      ‘Carl Risch and Elizabeth Stern are able to explain complex issues simply and work through them effectively.’

      ‘The team is very knowledgeable about the subject matter, has a strong practice in this area. They also put their client’s interest first, think from the client’s perspective and try to achieve the best results for the client.’

      ‘Carl Risch truly stands out to be an excellent lawyer and an excellent problem solver. His unique capabilities enable him to be able to deal with special challenges with ease. Especially when visa related issues are concerned, I do not think you can find a better lawyer than Carl.’

      ‘Mayer Brown for sure is different from others as they set up a team of different levels at your service but always all of them are connected and aligned, and regardless of how senior they are all of them delivered.’

      ‘All of them were respectful and professional, clearly knowing all the details about the task and making you see things easily even when some legal aspects that they handle are complicated.’

      Key clients

      Altice

      American Credit Acceptance

      Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC)

      CoStar Group

      Fresh Mark

      Leidos, Inc.

      International Air Transport Association

      Northern Trust

      Sotheby’s

      TP-ICAP

      Work highlights

      • Representing Fresh Mark before the US Department of Homeland Security in response to a government “raid” of allegedly undocumented workers.
      • Advised a provider of cyber-physical solutions for mission critical facilities, secure environments, complex infrastructure and global enterprises on “Uniting for Ukraine” program to facilitate movement of Ukranian personnel, contractors/sub-contractors, and employment candidates from Europe to the United States.
      • Advised a global IT and consulting company on an executive desk offering, devise and deliver exceptional travel solutions for the company’s senior executives from across global regions, including members of the global management committee and C-suite executives.

      Media, technology and telecoms > Cyber law (including data privacy and data protection) Tier 2

      Mayer Brown has a niche specialism in the innovative industries, such as electrical, healthcare and automotive, in particular working on autonomous vehicle security issues. As a reputable voice in the cybersecurity arena and head of the global cybersecurity and data privacy practice Rajesh De, in Washington DC, focuses on cutting-edge legal and policy issues at the intersections of tech, national security, law enforcement and privacy. De is a go-to name for internet service providers and automotive manufacturers for transnational privacy compliance advice. Los Angeles-based John Nadolenco is a key litigator for clients in the automotive sector. Having joined in April 2022 from Perkins Coie LLP, Los Angeles-stationed Domique Shelton Leipzig leads the global innovation, ad tech privacy and data management teams, advising big tech companies. Another new arrival from Perkins Coie LLP in Los Angeles, Arsen Kourinian, specializes in data flows, cross-border data transfers and privacy due diligence assessments for M&A. An additional dimension to the practice is brought by cyber expert Washington DC-based David Simon, who is experienced in advising victims of state-sponsored cyber activity, ransomware activity and various forms of cyber extortion attacks. Also in Washington DC, Stephen Lilley is another key name to note, co-leading compliance and cyber risk advisory mandates alongside De. Vivek Mohan and Lauren Goldman departed in July 2022.

      Practice head(s):

      Rajesh De

      Other key lawyers:

      Testimonials

      The Mayer Brown team is incredibly responsive and provides very thorough and creative guidance.’

      The practitioners understand the political environment and are calm as well as authoritative when they need to be; they will defer to me when I need them to.’

      The firm understands the interplay between privacy, cybersecurity and data law and helps me identify other issues.’

      Mayer Brown has a powerhouse team that supports my needs.’

      Stephen Lilley is my primary contact. We have a very strong and relaxed relationship and I know that I can depend on him. He has a  very strong skillset in the areas of cybersecurity and information security; he keeps me well appraised on what’s going on in this rapidly evolving space.

      Rajesh De is a great leader for this team; always available with a deep understanding of my business and what else is happening around the world.

      Key clients

      Automotive Alliance for Innovation

      General Motors

      BECU

      CalChamber

      Waymo LLC

      The Carlyle Group

      Palo Alto Networks

      Gryphon Investors

      US Cyberspace Solarium Commission

      21st Century Privacy Coalition

      Work highlights

      • Represented Automotive Alliance for Innovation, the entire auto industry, in challenging the constitutionality of a Massachusetts ballot initiative that requires car companies to share data generated by their vehicles.
      • Advising BECU on a class action lawsuits alleging that the credit union failed to protect the personal information of its members in the wake of a ransomware attack on a third-party vendor that printed monthly account statements.
      • Advised Waymo LLC, Alphabet Inc.’s autonomous vehicle subsidiary, on how to prevent the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) from publicizing “sensitive trade secret information and records” about its autonomous vehicle program.

      Real estate > Land use/zoning Tier 2

      Mayer Brown advises on complex and high-profile matters across the West Coast, leveraging the firm’s expertise across its global real estate practice and public policy, regulatory and political law practice, to provide a comprehensive service to its client base that counts major real estate development companies and private equity houses, among others. Edgar Khalatian  is praised as ‘simply the best in the city’ and serves as head the practice group. Philip Recht is a key partner in the same office- as co-leader of the firm’s public policy, regulatory & political law practice, he is frequently engaged on obtaining grants, approvals and permits from governmental agencies. At associate level, Nedda Mahrou represents commercial and residential developers in transactional land use matters and related litigation. Arteen Mnayan is a fellow key contact. All named lawyers are in California, primarily Los Angeles.

      Practice head(s):

      Edgar Khalatian

      Other key lawyers:

      Phil Recht; Daniel Queen; Jennifer Chang; Arteen Mnayan; Nedda Mahrou

      Testimonials

      ‘The key strength provided is the cultivated relationships this firm and staff have developed and continue to keep current with the planning department and key political influences on land use development. They have been strategic in providing key consultants that work well together. Secondly, they keep the team tasks moving forward and timely requiring product from each discipline to reach the goal of and smooth CEQA and Entitlement process.’

      ‘Edgar Khalatian is simply the best in the city and very influential and respected in land use development. His guidance from the firm’s expertise team presents a strong defendable position when necessary to push back on opposition to development. Edgar knows how to put the opponent in the corner with no room to dodge the facts.’

      Key clients

      8150 Sunset

      Abode Communities

      AvalonBay Communities

      Bank OZK

      Community Builders Group

      Continuum Partners

      Crown Realty and Cypress Equities

      Encore Capital Management and Cal Coast

      Development

      Five Points LLC

      Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City

      Jamison Properties

      Legendary Group

      Maxxam Enterprises

      Millennium Partners

      Mitsui Fudosan USA

      PHR LA Mart

      Prologis

      The Post Group

      Watt Companies

      Work highlights

      • Representing The Star project, a MAD-designed office 500,000 square foot office building, in Hollywood.
      • Representing AvalonBay Communities with entitlements for a mixed-use 475 residential unit, 61,200 square feet of commercial space development in the Downtown Los Angeles Arts District.
      • Representing Millennium Partners in the $1 billion redevelopment of the famed Capital Records property with the Hollywood Center mixed-use project.

      Tax > US taxes: non-contentious Tier 2

      Mayer Brown maintains a nationwide presence, working with a diverse range of multinational corporations, financial institutions, funds, trade associations and other clients on high-value transactional and advisory mandates. An area of renowned strength continues to be securitization and structured finance, although other significant drivers of work include M&A, tax planning, investment funds, tax credits, transfer pricing, and SALT matters. The team works closely with the firm’s tax controversy practice, which further allows for the consideration of potential audit risks – where Brian Kittle is a key contact. Jason Bazar’s wide-ranging expertise covers the tax aspects of financings and business combinations; his recent work spans the energy, life sciences, TMT, and infrastructure sectors. Elsewhere, Chicago-based James Barry is the first port of call for individuals and US corporations on domestic and international tax planning matters, while Remmelt Reigersman in San Francisco focuses on financings for issuers, investment banks, and investors. Also recommended are global tax and transfer pricing co-head Lucas Giardelli, and federal income tax expert Michelle Jewett, whose expertise includes private investment funds and REITs. Bazar and Kittle co-head the practice with Chicago-based Tom Kittle-Kamp. All named individuals are based in New York unless stated otherwise.

      Practice head(s):

      Jason Bazar; Brian Kittle; Tom Kittle-Kamp

      Testimonials

      ‘Mayer Brown is always very responsive and able to explain issues in a very clear manner to those without tax knowledge.’

      ‘Michelle Jewett is kind, incredibly sharp, and a pleasure to work with.’

      ‘The funds tax team is particularly impressive.’

      ‘Michelle Jewett is a true star in the fund formation tax space. She has a deep understanding of Subchapter K and is a leader in the taxation of carried interests.’

      ‘Michelle Jewett is great with clients and business minded.’

      ‘Michelle Jewett’s tax expertise is undoubtedly above her competitors. She is able to relay it to clients in a manner they can understand.’

      Key clients

      Altice USA Inc.

      ArcelorMittal SA

      Caterpillar

      Cummins Inc.

      Goldman Sachs

      Macquarie Group Limited

      Nestlé SA

      Société Générale

      Sotheby’s Inc.

      TC Energy Corporation

      Work highlights

      • Advised Elkay Manufacturing Company on its $1.56bn combination with Zurn Water Solutions Corporation (NYSE: ZWS) in a tax-free all-stock transaction.
      • Advised Cummins on its $3.7bn acquisition of Meritor, Inc.
      • Advised TriState Capital Holdings, Inc. on its $1.1bn sale to Raymond James Financial, Inc.

      Transport > Rail and road: finance Tier 2

      Dispute resolution > Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

      Mayer Brown represents businesses and individuals in a variety of white-collar issues, and is noted in particular for its expertise in highly regulated areas, including energy, tech, and healthcare. Another area of strength is the financial services industry, where the group often works in cooperation with other relevant practice groups. Chicago’s Greg Deis, Kelly Kramer in Washington DC, and Jason Linder, who is based in DC as well as Los Angeles, form part of the leadership team. Kramer has outstanding expertise matters ranging from False Claims Act trials to tax fraud and money laundering investigations, while Linder and Deis both have a background in government positions as former federal prosecutor and Assistant US Attorney, respectively.

      Practice head(s):

      Kelly Kramer; Greg Deis; Jason Linder

      Testimonials

      ‘The Mayer team combined outstanding legal skills (excellent advocacy and writing) with unmatched interpersonal skills. The lawyers ability to understand both the client and the client’s objectives was critically important to obtaining an excellent outcome in a disputed matter that was in litigation.’

      ‘Greg Deis and the Mayer team stood out because of the ability to understand the client and offer tailored advice based upon the client’ unique needs.’

      Key clients

      The Federative Republic of Brazil

      Stamps.com

      Island Industries

      Work highlights

      • Representing an individual in post-trial proceedings in a federal criminal trade secrets prosecution, involving questions of first impression regarding the reach of the federal criminal trade secrets statute.
      • Defending a multinational manufacturing company in a DOJ and SEC investigation into alleged FCPA violations in China.
      • Representing an individual regarding fraud and money laundering criminal charges against Steve Bannon and others arising out of the “We Build the Wall” fundraising campaign.

      Dispute resolution > E-discovery Tier 3

      Mayer Brown provides e-discovery guidance to clients from a range of regulated industries, including the pharmaceutical, financial and insurance sectors. The group has experience in large scale international and cross-border matters, and acts on behalf of prominent clients such as Spotify. In addition to acting as counsel in disputes, the department provides information governance guidance and pre-litigation services, setting up consistent, repeatable and defensible discovery processes. The group is led by antitrust specialists Oral Pottinger and Michael Lackey, who are based in Washington DC, and Ethan Hastert, who works from the Chicago office, and has experience in commercial litigation and internal investigations.

      Practice head(s):

      Ethan Hastert; Oral Pottinger; Michael Lackey

      Key clients

      American Insurance Association

      Veolia S.A.

      Spotify

      Foster Farms

      3M Company

      Work highlights

      • Representing Veolia S.A. putative class action and individual cases in federal and state courts in Michigan in connection with the Flint Water Crisis.
      • Representing Foster Farms in several putative antitrust class actions. The complaints have been brought by a variety of potential classes alleging various conspiracies among poultry producers related to information exchanges, output restrictions, index manipulation, or price-fixing.
      • Acting as outside counsel to the American Insurance Association, coordinating and responding to third-party subpoenas they receive related to lawsuits involving their members.

      Dispute resolution > General commercial disputes Tier 3

      The sizeable team at Mayer Brown represents financial institutions, leading technology and telecoms companies, and transnational environmental services organizations in domestic and international class actions, arbitrations and litigations. Underscoring the firm’s wide reach, the four practice heads span the country with Reginald Goeke based in Washington DC, Michael Olsen in Chicago, Bronwyn Pollock in Los Angeles and Richard Spehr   in New York. The four are active litigators and Pollock, who has significant expertise in multi-jurisdictional disputes, recently defended First American Title Insurance Co in a class action complaint based on foreclosure activity by the insurer. Energy sector specialist Michael Lennon, Jr. is also recommended; currently representing LUKOIL Pan Americas LLC in a suit that alleges a large scale price-fixing and bid-rigging conspiracy.

      Practice head(s):

      Reginald Goeke; Michael Olsen; Bronwyn Pollock; Richard Spehr

      Other key lawyers:

      Matthew Ingber; Michael Lennon, Jr.

      Key clients

      Google

      AT&T

      Carrington Mortgage Services

      Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America (“TIAA”)

      First American Title Insurance

      Veolia S.A.

      Frontier Communications Corporation

      Gemalto Inc.

      3M Company

      Directors of Noble Energy

      Generali US

      PetroHunter Inc.

      DIRECTV

      LUKOIL Pan Americas LLC

      US Steel Corporation

      Work highlights

      • Representing Veolia S.A. in a putative class action and thousands of individual cases  in connection with the Flint water crisis.
      • Represented insurer Generali US Branch in 14 putative nationwide class actions seeking coverage for cancelled trips in the wake of COVID-19 travel restrictions.
      • Represented nine of Noble Energy’s directors in a shareholder class action in the Delaware Court of Chancery.

      Dispute resolution > Product liability, mass tort and class action - defense: consumer products (including tobacco) Tier 3

      With a strong bi-coastal presence, as well as from its Midwest heartland, Mayer Brown is well-placed to represent consumer products manufacturers across a wide range of mass tort/product liability matters, irrespective of geography or underlying industry sector. The firm often picks up roles as national co-ordinating counsel on big-ticket MDLs and class actions, regularly securing important dispositive victories, including as it relates to the exclusion of plaintiff’s witnesses and class decertification. The firm also has a number of strong trial lawyers, both at a first instance, as well as an appellate stage. One of these is Los Angeles-based partner Dan Queen, who as part of his broad practice, which also includes regulatory advice relating to Prop 65, regularly represents clients in major consumer class actions, including as it relates to alleged misleading/deceptive labeling on food and beverage products. Experienced Washington DC-based practitioner Carmine Zarlenga  is also very accomplished at defending food companies across a range of matters, including consumer class actions alleging false advertising, as well as in relation to antitrust and trade secrets, among other allegations. Managing partner of the Los Angeles office, John Nadolenco regularly handles consumer class actions across a range of industry sectors, including within the automotive space. Zarlenga heads the team alongside Henninger Bullock  and Daniel Ring , who are based out of the firm’s New York and Chicago offices, respectively.

      Practice head(s):

      Henninger Bullock; Daniel Ring; Carmine Zarlenga

      Other key lawyers:

      Key clients

      Amy’s Kitchen, Inc.

      Automotive Alliance for Innovation

      Big Ten Conference

      Cargill

      Foster Poultry Farms

      General Motors

      National Pork Producers Council

      Nestlé USA

      Purina PetCare

      U.S. Sugar Corporation

      Work highlights

      • Representing Nestlé USA and Societe des Produits Nestlé, as part of Nestlé’s ongoing efforts to halt the US distribution of its “grey market” goods that are imported and sold in the United States without Nestlé USA’s consent.
      • Representing GM in the resulting nationwide class actions alleging fraud and vehicle defects after a series of battery fires struck several Chevy Bolts, one of GM’s electric vehicles paving the way for the company’s electric vehicle fleet.

      Dispute resolution > Securities litigation: defense Tier 3

      Mayer Brown ‘astutely staffs matters, engages the right diverse pool of lawyers, and applies exceptional judgment to achieve solid results for clients’. The firm handles both domestic and cross-border securities litigation, drawing on its outstanding compliance, investigation, enforcement, litigation, and appellate capabilities. The firm is involved in matters arising from the global financial crisis, in part due to its close ties with major financial institutions, among them Bank of New York Mellon and Nomura Securities. Joe De Simone in New York (who is ‘brilliant and still has the common touch with street smart, good judgment’) and Glenn Vanzura in Los Angeles are the lead partners. De Simone and New York-based Matthew Ingber settled a federal securities class action for Frontier Communications Corporation arising from its acquisition of Verizon accounts in California, Texas and Florida. Richard Spehr, also based in New York, continues to act for Bank of Montreal as successor to M&I Bank in the aftermath of a $3bn Ponzi scheme, the bank being accused of aiding and abetting.

      Practice head(s):

      Joseph De Simone; Glenn Vanzura

      Other key lawyers:

      Testimonials

      ‘I have worked beside Mayer Brown on several securities cases. This firm astutely staffs matters, engages the right diverse pool of lawyers, and applies exceptional judgment to achieve solid results for clients.’

      ‘Joe DeSimone may or may not lead the securities group. Whatever his formal title is at the firm. He is effectively the leader. He is brilliant and still has the common touch with street smart good judgment.’

      Key clients

      Noble Energy

      GoHealth, Inc.

      Stephen Orr

      Bank of New York Mellon (BNYM)

      Frontier Communications Corporation

      Altisource Residential Corporation

      Bank of Montreal (BMO)

      KushCo Holdings

      Stamps.com

      Morris Laster

      Nomura Securities International

      Sun Hung Kai Strategic Capital Limited

      Krispy Kreme

      Work highlights

      • Sounded the death knell on the government’s theory of securities fraud for bond traders’ hardball negotiation tactics. In 2017, the SEC filed a complaint against James Im, a CMBS bond trader at Nomura Securities International, alleging that his lies about acquisition price and ownership violated the securities laws. These allegations mirrored criminal charges brought by the DOJ against RMBS traders. Although the DOJ was able to secure some criminal convictions, a Manhattan jury determined that the SEC failed to prove that Mr. Im’s admitted lies amounted to even a civil violation.
      • Prevailed in a shareholder class action in the Delaware Court of Chancery. In 2020, Chevron merged with Noble Energy, an oil and gas company, following a collapse in the industry as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and a price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia. The plaintiffs claimed that, by approving the merger, nine of Noble’s directors breached their fiduciary duties.
      • Earned an important victory on behalf of The Bank of New York Mellon (BNYM) as trustee for 278 residential mortgage-backed securities. The First Department unanimously affirmed the lower court’s decision (which we won) that BNYM had correctly calculated payments to certain classes of certificate holders. The court found that, while the contracts were ambiguous, the trial court had properly relied upon BNYM’s course of conduct to resolve the dispute, and that it was correct to do so without discovery.

      Finance > Capital markets: equity offerings

      Mayer Brown has a rich and varied equity offerings practice. Along with a steady pipeline of IPOs, the firm frequently advises on follow-on offerings, at-the-market offerings, private placements and PIPE transactions. New York-based co-leader of the global capital markets practice Anna Pinedo was at the forefront of the evolution of at-the-market offerings and has a fine reputation in PIPEs. The team continues to advise a number of business development companies (BDCs), REITs and life sciences businesses on their equity offerings. The firm launched a Salt Lake City office in 2022, focused on early-stage growth companies, but with significant capital markets expertise. Brian Hirshberg is an active member of the practice, having become a partner in 2021.

      Practice head(s):

      Eddie Best; Anna Pinedo

      Other key lawyers:

      Testimonials

      ‘Very capable and diverse team with great response times and knowledgeable of complex sophisticated issues.’

      ‘Responsible, sophisticated and yet practical.’

      ‘Mayer Brown’s capital markets offering is a cut above others, all while being understated in their approach and excellence. The team is informed, has a pulse on market developments and is a pleasure to work with.’

      ‘The team is responsive, and provides commercial advice.’

      Finance > Capital markets: high-yield debt offerings

      Mayer Brown's impressive history in capital markets offerings has provided a platform for a burgeoning high-yield debt practice. The firm is especially active on the issuer side, landing engagements in the financial services and REITs sectors, amongst others, and achieving further growth through its well-established Latin America team. The core of the team is based in New York and Chicago, with further high-yield debt expertise in Houston. John Berkery now advises a number of prominent issuer clients in the high-yield debt space, including offerings by REITs. Ryan Castillo and Chicago partner John Ablan are also building their reputations in the area. Anna Pinedo and Chicago’s Edward Best, joint chairs of the capital markets group, are also key names in this area. Named partners are based in New York unless stated otherwise.

      Practice head(s):

      Eddie Best; Anna Pinedo

      Key clients

      Atkore, Inc.

      Carrington Holding Company

      CBRM Realty Inc.

      Concho Resources

      Global Net Lease, Inc.

      Great Ajax Corp

      İşbank

      KBR, Inc.

      Necessity Retail REIT

      Ocwen Financial Corporation

      Oshkosh Corporation

      Outbrain Inc.

      Pacific Life Insurance

      Plastipak

      Post Brothers Holdings LLC

      QNB Finansbank

      Ready Capital

      Regency Energy

      Tenneco Inc.

      Triton Container International Limited

      Tronox Inc.

      United Natural Foods, Inc.

      VakıfBank

      YUM! Brands, Inc.

      Ziraat Bank

      Work highlights

        Finance > Commercial lending

        Broad expertise from both a lender and borrower perspective means Mayer Brown is sought by a combination of banks, underwriters, private equity sponsors and lenders, with restructurings, real estate, litigation, mortgage and acquisition finance making up a large proportion of the team’s work, which is led by Kiel Bowen in Charlotte, Matthew O’Meara in Chicago and Scott Zemser in New York. The group’s extensive reach is another key factor, with a notable presence in Latin America covering loans, structured financings, and securities offerings. Other significant members in Chicago include Christopher Chubb, active on leveraged buyouts and working capital financings, debt facilities expert Fred Fisher, and Andrew Vouziers, who joined the firm from Sidley Austin LLP in May 2022.

        Practice head(s):

        Kiel Bowen; Matthew O’Meara; Scott Zemser

        Other key lawyers:

        Testimonials

        ‘Adam Wolk is an expert in this space, and provides great, client focused, practical counseling to borrowers.’

        Key clients

        Citizens Bank

        Commvault Systems

        GWG Holdings

        Monroe Capital Management Advisors

        Whirlpool Corporation

        Work highlights

        • Represented Whirlpool Corporation, as borrower, in a $2.5bn senior unsecured delayed draw term loan facility, with Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation.
        • Represented a financial institution as an agent and a lender in $1.2bn of revolving and term credit facilities extended to a global diversified industrial company traded on the New York Stock Exchange.
        • Represented a leading US-based national bank as agent and left lead arranger in connection with a $1bn financing for a diversified manufacturing, distribution and retail company.

        Government > Government contracts Tier 3

        At Mayer Brown, the government contracts team sits within the firm’s wider national security department and features lawyers with high-level security clearance, making it well placed to handle litigation involving the security agencies. Noted for its wealth of experience in acting for major contractors, subcontractors and suppliers, the practice handles bid protests, compliance matters, investigations and contractual negotiations, with a focus on the aerospace, defense and healthcare segments. Leading the Washington DC-based group is Marcia Madsen, who is highly regarded for her ‘outstanding technical knowledge’. Madsen manages a broad practice, spanning False Claims Act issues, bid protests, cybersecurity matters and federal litigation, working alongside counsels Luke Levasseur and Cameron Edlefsen.

        Practice head(s):

        Marcia Madsen

        Other key lawyers:

        Testimonials

        ‘Marcia Madsen has outstanding technical knowledge. Very responsive.’

        Key clients

        QTC Medical Services, Inc.

        A Global Defense Company

        A Global Aviation Company

        A Major Telecommunications Company

        A Global Construction, Infrastructure and Environmental Remediation Company

        A Large National Telecommunications Company

        A Medicaid Managed Care Company

        Garver Engineering

        Alabama Department of Transportation

        Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT)

        Work highlights

        • Represented QTC Medical Services in an Army dispute over a $999m contract for health services, in which the challenger Logistics Health Inc. failed to show that the Army acted unreasonably in its technical and pricing assessments.
        • Acted for a major managed care organization in connection with defense of a series of protests concerning the Louisiana Department of Health’s (LDH) award of contracts for Medicaid managed care.
        • Assisted a major Medicaid Managed Care Organization (MCO) with the defense of its contract in a series of bid protests before the DC Contract Appeals Board (CAB)—and in recent appeals before the DC Superior Court.

        Healthcare > Life sciences Tier 3

        Mayer Brown’s ‘very creative and smart' New York-based team represents a spread of biotech, device, and pharmaceutical companies, as well as a number of investment banks. Lisa Ferri heads the practice alongside Reb Wheeler. Wheeler primarily assists financial institutions and private equity firms on licensing, collaboration, and joint venture-related matters, while Ferri often appears before the ITC and PTAB in patent challenges under the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (BPCIA). Anna Pinedo, who heads up the practice's capital markets offering, possesses key experience advising on securities and derivatives.

        Practice head(s):

        Lisa Ferri; Reb Wheeler

        Other key lawyers:

        Anna Pinedo; David Carpenter

        Testimonials

        ‘Very creative and smart.’

        ‘This team is, at its core, collaborative and transparent.’

        ‘The team is essential in risk management and providing the resources necessary for decision-making.’

        Key clients

        Gilead Sciences

        Sanofi S.A.

        bioMerieux

        Beckton Dickinson

        Johnson & Johnson

        Galderma S.A.

        Abbott Labs

        Avego Healthcare Partners

        Nestlé Health Science

        MeMed

        Boston Scientific Corporation

        Saol Therapeutics Inc.

        Astellas

        Roivant Sciences

        Takeda

        Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

        Protalix Biotherapeutics, Inc.

        HemoSonics, LLC (Diagnostica Stago S.A.S)

        Galderma Laboratories, L.P.

        Opiant Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

        Endo Health Solutions / Endo Pharmaceutical Inc. / Par Pharmaceutical Inc.

        Work highlights

        • Represented Saol Therapeutics in its sale of a portfolio of four marketed plasma-derived hyperimmune products to Kamada Ltd., an Israel-based biopharmaceutical company.
        • Represented Gilead Sciences as lead IP counsel in the $405 million acquisition of MiroBio, a UK biotechnology company.
        • Represented Nestlé Health Science in a licensing and collaboration transaction with Seres Therapeutics to jointly commercialize Seres’ investigational oral microbiome therapeutic for recurrent Clostridioides difficile infection in the US and Canada.

        International Trade > Trade remedies and trade policy Tier 3

        With ‘strong capability and insight in the trade area’, Mayer Brown houses a truly global practice, which is co-led from Washington DC, London and Brussels. On the trade remedies front, the Washington DC-based group represents both petitioners and respondents across the full range of issues, including antidumping cases, safeguard actions and Section 232 matters. The team also houses an active trade policy practice, which has considerable experience in appearing before various bilateral, regional and multilateral institutions, including the WTO. Duane Layton, who stepped down as international trade head in January 2023, is noted for his expertise in international dispute settlement; he also handles trade remedies. Matthew McConkey now leads the trade remedies and policy practice; he is representing US Steel Corporation in the Section 232 investigation on imported steel. The team also draws on Sydney Mintzer, who handles a mix of customs and trade remedies litigation, and Jing Zhang, who splits her practice between Washington DC and Beijing and is well versed across a range of trade matters, including antidumping and anti-subsidy cases.

        Practice head(s):

        Matthew McConkey; Sydney Mintzer

        Other key lawyers:

        Duane Layton; Jing Zhang; Warren Payne

        Testimonials

        ‘We value the group for its depth of knowledge and professionalism.’

        ‘The team, located in Washington D.C., has strong capability and insight in the trade area, through their long and broad experience, sufficient knowledge and deep connection with the authorities, which make their performance exceptional.’

        ‘Certain members of Mayer Brown’s trade group have very unique skills, contacts, and perspectives on trade policy advocacy. Mayer Brown also offers a full range of legal services globally.

        ‘Warren Payne has very unique skills and contacts for trade policy advocacy. Timothy Keeler has unique skills and perspective on trade policy advocacy.’

        ‘Matthew McConkey has done a good job of managing our Section 232 exclusion process work.’

        Key clients

        Cognizant

        Various (Russia Wind-Down and Divestment Engagements – SWIFT, Dow Chemical, General Motors, DXC, Schneider SA, Deloitte Touch Tohmatsu Limited)

        RTI

        Aluminum Extruders Council

        Island Industries

        Arkema Inc.

        Halopolymer OJSC

        Southwire Company

        California Manufacturing and Engineering Co.

        Acron USA Inc.

        Weldbend Corporation

        U.S. Steel Corporation

        Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc.

        Century Synthetic Fiber Corporation

        RHF Stone Sdn Bdh

        Work highlights

        • Representing US Steel Corporation in the US 232 (national security investigation) on imported steel, as well as the China 301 tariffs.
        • Representing Island Industries in three separate scope proceedings being conducted by the DOC with respect to circumvention of the US antidumping order against butt-weld pipe fittings from China.
        • Advising some of the largest companies in the world on strategic issues across the US, EU, UK and other jurisdictions following the Russia invasion.

        Labor and employment > Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions) Tier 3

        Leadership of Mayer Brown‘s employment team is split between Ruth Zadikany in Los Angeles, who is experienced in high-stakes complex litigation, and Chicago-based Andrew Rosenman, who recently secured wins for clients in restrictive covenant and wage and hour cases. The practice utilizes the firm’s extensive international network to advise clients on the full spectrum of employment issues with both national and cross-border elements, with particular expertise in defending clients in wage-and-hour class and representative actions. The practice also has significant experience in discrimination claims, trade secret matters, and restrictive covenant issues, with recent successes including the acquisition of a temporary restraining order in a breach of restrictive covenants case.

        Practice head(s):

        Andrew Rosenman; Ruth Zadikany

        Other key lawyers:

        Maritoni Kane; Joseph Seliga

        Testimonials

        ‘Mayer Brown provides high-quality pro bono legal services in the area of labor and employment disputes. They are incredibly responsive and knowledgeable and have helped us with a number of labor issues.’

        ‘Maritoni Kane and Joe Seliga have worked with us directly. They are both incredibly helpful and smart. They have shown dedication to our work and helped us resolved several important issues within our organization.’

        Key clients

        Foster Farms

        Homepoint Financial

        Cushman & Wakefield

        Work highlights

        • Represented Foster Poultry Farms in a wage and hour class action lawsuit encompassing thousands of putative class members who work at Foster Farms facilities.
        • Represented Homepoint Financial in a lawsuit against three former employees and their new employer alleging breach of fiduciary duties, breach of contract, and misappropriation of trade secrets arising out of the solicitation of Home Point’s employees to terminate their employment and theft of company information.
        • Represented a technology company in a sensitive investigation by the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor in connection with alleged wage and hour violations regarding purported off-the-clock work performed by several hundred service technicians.

        M&A/corporate and commercial > Corporate governance Tier 3

        Mayer Brown‘s capital markets focused global public companies and corporate governance practice is spearheaded by Anna Pinedo in New York and Edward Best, who splits his time between Chicago and New York. Pinedo and Best are co-heads of the global capital markets practice and often work with financial institutions and provide securities advice for REITS. Another key area of expertise for the practice is counseling management and boards of directors on change and crisis management.

        Practice head(s):

        Anna Pinedo; Edward Best

        Other key lawyers:

        Jennifer Carlson

        Testimonials

        The Mayer Brown team is world class. They dug deep into DD information available, used that information and their expertise and experience to ask penetrating questions, and tied them to negotiating strategies. They out-banked our investment bankers while doing their job as our lawyers. Patience, attention to detail, domain knowledge all came together.

        Very responsive to our questions. Very proactive. Very effective in dealing with the target’s management and advisors. Asked the tough questions, but in non-confrontational ways.

        Key clients

        Great Ajax Corp

        Dynex Capital Inc.

        InMode Ltd.

        Protalix Biotherapeutics, Inc.

        Triton International

        Gulf Oil International

        Tenneco

        GATX Corporation

        Opendoor Technologies Inc.

        Prologis, Inc.

        AgileThought, Inc.

        Key Tronic Corporation

        CNA Financial Corporation

        Profire Energy, Inc.

        TC Energy Corporation

        ALTI Private Equity Access Fund

        Alaia

        Halo

        Work highlights

        • Advising Prologis, Inc. on Exchange Act reporting matters, corporate governance issues, ESG related disclosures, general board matters, SEC reporting trends, securities implications of employment plans, executive compensation matters and proxy statement work.
        • Representing ALTI Private Equity Access Fund in its initial public offering.
        • Advised Halo on various securities laws matters.

        Real estate > Construction (including construction litigation) Tier 3

        The team at Mayer Brown represents contractors, developers, and design professionals on the full spectrum of construction litigation and transactional mandates. The team is also seasoned in infrastructure, manufacturing, and sports stadium projects and advises on a diversity of disputes relating to this. Practice head Joanna Horsnail is a transactional specialist who works from Chicago and is often engaged in representing clients in the development, design, and construction of both public and private projects, as well as advising on various agreements including concession, design and construction, naming rights and purchase agreements. Matthew Moscon is a key name in the firm’s Salt Lake City office, handling a wide range of construction and land use litigation matters.

        Practice head(s):

        Joanna Horsnail

        Other key lawyers:

        Testimonials

        ‘The Mayer Brown Construction team is unique in combining expertise and expert advice in the field yet also remaining open to new ideas and approaches to contracting and construction operations issue resolution.’

        The firm is the most collaborative and responsive of the many other firms I have worked with in construction.’

        ‘Joanna Horsnail is extremely responsive and has provided me valuable advice on contract requirements and specification interpretation.’

        ‘I value Joanna Horsnail’s ability to talk through issues and concerns without being over bearing and allowing us to come to decisions mutually agreeable to us both.’

        Key clients

        Chicago Transit Authority

        Metropolitan Pier & Exposition Authority

        Acciona Energy

        Alabama Department of Transportation

        Texas Department of Transportation

        Arkansas Department of Transportation

        Walsh Group

        Invenergy

        Gateway Program Development Corporation

        Benteler International AG

        Garver Engineering

        HNTB

        Work highlights

        • Advised the Gateway Program Development Corporation on its comprehensive and multi-billion dollar investment program to replace and update rail infrastructure assets along the Northeast Corridor.
        • Advised a contractor on the Texas Central High Speed Rail Project, a railway line and fast-train system between Dallas and Houston.
        • Assisted Garver Engineering, HNTB and the Arkansas Department of Transportation with all procurement, contract and project implementation.

        Real estate > Real estate investment trusts (REITs) Tier 3

        The ‘very experienced’ team at Mayer Brown represents REITS, large-scale investment funds and other vehicles in M&A, financings and corporate activity, alongside standout expertise in private placements and public offerings, alongside securitizations, highly-structured finance transactions and regulatory issues. Anna Pinedo leads the group from New York and is also co-leader of the global capital markets practice, focusing on complex REITs financing transactions. David Freed and Brian Hirshberg are key partners in the same office, specialising in equity and mortgage REITs, and registered and unregistered securities offerings, respectively. In Chicago, Haukur Gudmundsson is a key name.

        Practice head(s):

        Anna Pinedo

        Other key lawyers:

        David Freed; Brian Hirshberg; Haukur Gudmunsson

        Testimonials

        ‘Very experienced REIT team with excellent command of the capital markets products respective to the industry.’

        ‘Extremely knowledgeable, and always willing to spend the time.’

        Key clients

        Redwood Trust

        Prologis

        Gaea Real Estate Corp.

        Global Net Lease

        Great Ajax Corp.

        ARMOUR Residential REIT

        New York Mortgage Trust

        CBRM Realty

        Dynex Capital

        Lument Finance Trust

        Post Brothers Holding

        Innovatus Capital Partners

        Work highlights

        • Advised Prologis on over $1.5 billion in offerings over the reporting period, and as issuer on its shelf takedown of $650 million 4.625% Notes due 2033.
        • Advised New York Mortgage Trust on its inaugural $287 million rated securitization of re-performing mortgage loans, and first ever use of a sub-REIT structure; on a $225 million securitization of Mortgage-Backed Notes.
        • Advised Redwood Trust in its acquisition of Riverbend Funding.

        Real estate Tier 3

        Highly recommended for its expertise negotiating and establishing joint ventures, Mayer Brown‘s active real estate practice remains sought-after for retail, industrial, office, hotel, healthcare, housing as well as land ventures. Brian Aronson in Los Angeles heads the practice; he advises REITs, life insurance companies, pension funds, portfolio asset managers, and other institutional lenders and investors on all transactional matters. Over in Chicago, Heather Adkerson and Paul Meyer are the key figures, with Meyer particularly noted for his extensive experience advising on acquisitions, dispositions and financing involving office buildings, apartment complexes, retail centers, industrial and logistics facilities, hotels, storage facilities, condominiums, medical and assisted-living facilities.

        Practice head(s):

        Brian Aronson

        Other key lawyers:

        Heather Adkerson; Paul Meyer

        Key clients

        Deka Immobilien Investment GmbH

        GITIS Partners

        Grosvenor Americas USA, Inc.

        Heitman Capital Management

        Innovatus Capital Partners LLC

        InterPark

        Prologis, Inc.

        State of Illinois Department of Central Management Services

        Work highlights

        • Represented a publicly traded financial institution in a $1.1 billion life sciences campus construction financing.
        • Represented Deka Immobilien in the $802 million purchase of the 635,000 square foot Lakefront Blocks office building in the South Lake Union neighborhood of Seattle, Washington.
        • Represented a large superannuation fund in Australia, in the purchase of $121.5m of CMBS horizontal risk retention certificates and a $570m mezzanine loan secured by the same underlying collateral, consisting of a national logistics portfolio owned by a Blackstone fund.

        Antitrust > Merger control Tier 4

        Dispute resolution > International arbitration Tier 4

        Attracting praise for its 'deep knowledge and experience in the field', Mayer Brown's international arbitration practice routinely represents corporations and governmental bodies before the main international arbitration institutions worldwide. The group's expansive domestic platform takes in seats in New York, Chicago, Houston, Washington DC, and Los Angeles, while it also benefits from the ability to link up with teams throughout the firm's global network. New York-based US group head Ted Howes maintains a broad practice, with an emphasis on proceedings related to international M&A, joint venture and distribution disputes. Houston's Michael Lennon has a focus on cases involving the energy, natural resources, and construction sectors.

        Practice head(s):

        Ted Howes

        Other key lawyers:

        Michael Lennon; Luc Mitchell; Jennifer Huang

        Testimonials

        The team is very competent and has a deep knowledge and experience in the field. They are always available to clarify any doubt raised. They quickly understood the matter, which was quite technical and complex. They keep us updated all the time.’

        Ted Howes and Michael Lennon are very hands on and able to attend all our needs and concerns. Associates Luc Mitchell and Jennifer Huang complete the team. Their professional skills are outstanding. The drafts and attention to details are second to none.’

        Key clients

        Lion Mexico Consolidated L.P.

        Capri Sun GmbH and Capri Sun Group Holding

        Solvay S.A.

        Nestlé USA and Nestlé Middle East

        Work highlights

        • Represented a multinational beverage brand in an ICDR arbitration against a US food and beverage conglomerate, arising out of a dispute concerning the license rights to the brand’s trademark in North America.
        • Represented a South American oil and gas company in series of tax indemnity arbitrations under ICDR rules, which culminated successfully in awards of nearly $45m in 2022.
        • Represented a multinational pharmaceutical company in an ICC arbitration arising out of the sale of the company’s Argentine subsidiary to a Brazilian purchaser.

        Finance > Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate Tier 4

        Mayer Brown advises a wide range of clients, including debtors, agents, lenders, creditors’ committees, and distressed asset acquirers, and has an especially strong reputation for representing financial institutions in relation to chapter 11 bankruptcies. New York-based Brian Trust and Adam Paul in Chicago lead the practice- Trust has extensive experience representing banks and other financial institutions in complex restructuring, while Paul has a strong reputation for advising debtor and creditor clients in in- and out-of-court restructurings. With considerable experience representing senior debt lenders, Tom Kiriakos is practice leader in the firm’s Chicago office, and has notable expertise in handling the restructuring of syndicated debts.

        Practice head(s):

        Adam Paul; Brian Trust

        Other key lawyers:

        Charles Kelley; Douglas Spelfogel; Leah Eisenberg; Louis Chiapetta; Tom Kiriakos

        Testimonials

        ‘A business-oriented and practical group with the highest level of legal acumen. The group has a terrific knowledge base combined with pragmatism.’ 

        ‘They are efficient and responsive and provided great insights. True experts in the field and well respected – by adversaries and the judiciary.’ 

        ‘They have strong industry knowledge and provided useful insight and strategy, not just a legal solution.’

        ‘Douglas Spelfogel is an exceptional attorney. He routinely provides practical, business savvy advice in challenging and novel circumstances.’

        ‘They established valued relationships with their clients and are fully invested in the work they are engaged on.’

        ‘Brian Trust, Leah Eisenberg and Doug Spelfogel provide exceptional legal advice and are exceptional people to work with. What makes them different is their dedication to developing a partnership with the people they work with!’

        ‘Good team led by Adam Paul. Responsive, available and commercial. Good and to the point advice. Well connected in the C11 space.’

        ‘Adam Paul is very good. And helped by his litigation partner in Houston Charles Kelley. We really enjoyed working with them.’

        Key clients

        Barclays

        GLAS USA LLC and GLAS Americas LLC

        U.S. Bank

        Northern Ocean Ltd. and Northern Drilling Ltd.

        GWG Holdings, Inc.

        Wilmington Trust, National Association

        Stillwater Funds

        Work highlights

        • Represented GWG Holdings, Inc. and certain of its subsidiaries as lead debtors’ counsel in connection with their Chapter 11 cases.
        • Represented the administrative agent under the $500 million syndicated multi-lender pre-petition revolving credit facility to Brazos Electric Power Cooperative, Inc. in its Chapter 11 case.
        • Representing an ad hoc creditor committee in the bankruptcy case of UniEnergy Technologies, LLC.

        Energy > Energy regulation: electric power Tier 4

        Mayer Brown ‘s energy regulatory lawyers are mainly based in Washington, DC, and have led FERC proceedings in a variety of matters, including representing clients in all aspects of FERC approval obligations, alongside advising on the major regulatory features of major insolvency and bankruptcy in the US electric power sector. The team work closely in a fully integrated team with their global projects, power and utilities, renewables and tax colleagues to identify opportunities, define and manage risks. Mark Williams is a leading regulatory lawyer, and has led regulatory engagements in several recognized FERC-related M&A proceedings. Both Elena Rubinov (based in New York) John Tormey are focused on regulatory matters within the renewable energy space. Heather Feingold is a noteworthy name for her work in managing regulatory processes in numerous FERC M&A proceedings.

        Practice head(s):

        Paul Astolfi

        Other key lawyers:

        Energy > Energy transactions: electric power Tier 4

        Mayer Brown‘s energy lawyers work closely with their global projects, power and utilities and renewable lawyers with exposure to a wide range of transactions and investments within electric power, such as acquisitions and transactions involving controlling interests. Mark Williams is a partner in the Washington, DC office and has led several FERC-regulated M&A proceedings; he is based alongside John Tormey who is focused on renewable matters, particularly leading a number of solar deals as well as a carbon sequestration tax equity financing, and Heather Feingold whose transactional workload encompasses portfolio matters and regulated mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. Elena Rubinov, based in New York, has been involved in M&A transactions, such as representing Argo Infrastructure Partners LP in the acquisition by merger of Macquarie Infrastructure Corporation MIC.

        Practice head(s):

        Paul Astolfi

        Testimonials

        ‘Mark Williams is one of the best energy regulatory attorneys in the country.’

        ‘Mark Williams and Heather Feingold are amazing attorneys. They make a great team together, and are very well respected in the industry.’

         

        Key clients

        Ares Management Corporation and Panda Stonewall

        Global Atlantic Financial – KKR & Co., Inc.

        Blackstone / ClearGen

        CDPQ

        Osaka Gas USA Corporation

        Diamond Generating Corporation

        Argo Infrastructure Partners LP

        Work highlights

          Insurance > Advice to insurers Tier 4

          Mayer Brown draws on its international network to represent insurance sector clients involved in multi-jurisdictional litigation, including class actions and reinsurance disputes. Bronwyn Pollock leads the team from the firm’s Los Angeles office, assisting insurance clients in defeating class actions and multi-state cases. In addition to ongoing COVID-19 business interruption and regulatory matters, the practice has advised on D&O matters, with Houston-based Robert Harrell defending clients against shareholder class actions and SEC investigations. Yevgeniy Markov departed the firm for in July 2022.

          Practice head(s):

          Bronwyn Pollock

          Other key lawyers:

          Key clients

          First American Title Insurance Company

          Chubb Ltd.

          AXA XL Group (Catlin Insurance Company)

          Beazley

          QBE

          The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc.

          Generali U.S. Branch

          Work highlights

          • Represented Generali in defeating multi-district litigation encompassing several purported class actions arising from COVID-19 travel insurance coverage disputes.
          • Advised insurance industry clients on changing regulatory requirements with regard to COVID-19.

          Intellectual property > Patents: litigation (full coverage) Tier 4

          The patent litigation practice at Mayer Brown represents plaintiffs and defendants from a range of Fortune 500 companies in matters across all industries, including software and hardware, pharma, and biotech. The team has defended patent lawsuits in federal, district, and appellate courts nationwide, including the US Supreme Court, the US Patent Office Board of Appeals and Interferences, and the International Trade Commission. The team represents major tech companies and innovator pharma companies, as well as Fortune 100 companies in cases involving patents from all areas. Operating out of New York, Lisa Ferri is the head of the team, frequently acting as first chair for high-profile companies in the pharma, biotech, and medical device industries. In Washington DC, Jamie Beaber and James “Tripp” Fussell are integral members of the team.

          Practice head(s):

          Lisa Ferri

          Other key lawyers:

          James “Tripp” Fussell; Jamie Beaber; Kfir Levy; Baldine Paul; Tariq Javed

          Testimonials

          ‘The Mayer Brown team I met is distinguishable in its teamwork. They collaborate together to provide legal services in the best interests of the clients. Mayer Brown teams are already known for their diversity. I personally like their flexibility in billing discounts applicable to my company.’

          ‘I would like to give my special thanks to Jamie Beaber, Don Min, Kfir Levy, Baldine Paul, and Tariq Javed who worked hard in preparation of the legal opinions and advice.’

          ‘The team is very energetic, creative, and cost-effective.’

          Key clients

          Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

          Astellas

          BASF SE

          Boston Scientific Corporation

          Galderma Laboratories, L.P.

          Gemalto, Inc.

          General Motors

          Gilead Sciences

          Maxell Ltd.

          Nespresso USA, Inc.

          Pantech Corp.

          Sipco, LLC

          Work highlights

          • Representing Pantech in a series of patent infringement cases as part of the licensing and enforcement efforts concerning a large portfolio of telecommunications patents, included standard essential patents.
          • Representing Maxell in its licensing and enforcement campaign in the smartphone and television spaces.
          • Representing Gilead Sciences, Inc in Hatch-Waxman patent litigations against sixteen different Defendants groups.

          Intellectual property > Trademarks: litigation Tier 4

          The team at Mayer Brown employs the full bench strength of locations across the Americas, Europe, Middle East, and Asia Pacific regions to support on an array of high-stakes trademark litigation and enforcement. The team is led by John Mancini in New York, who litigates at the state and federal levels and brings expertise in the digital media space, and Michael Adams in Chicago, who applies over 15 years of experience in the practice space and specializes in anti-cybersquatting matters. Also in Chicago, Kristine Young acts in proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) and the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center. Emily Nash, who operates out of the Chicago and New York offices, was promoted to partner in January 2023.

          Practice head(s):

          John Mancini; Michael Adams

          Other key lawyers:

          Key clients

          Jim Beam Brands Co.

          Maker’s Mark Whiskey

          Goya Foods, Inc.

          Capri Sun GmbH

          Nespresso USA, Inc.

          Nestlé USA, Inc.

          Work highlights

          • Represented Nestlé USA, Inc. in a number of trademark litigation matters.

          Labor and employment > Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: design Tier 4

          Mayer Brown has established strength in advising multinational corporations, investment managers and financial services on issues concerning pension plans investments, compliance with ERISA and DOL regulations, and controversy work involving employee benefits and executive compensation arrangements. Practice head Maureen Gorman is based in the Palo Alto office and regularly counsels clients on ERISA fiduciary issues and IRS and DOL audits. Recent practice addition Erin Cho, who arrived from Groom Law Group, Chartered, fronts the Washington office and has expertise in pension plans and helping businesses negotiate with benefit plan investors. Chicago’s Hillary August works on matters regarding tax-qualified retirement plans, executive compensation arrangements, and health and welfare policies.

          Practice head(s):

          Maureen Gorman

          Other key lawyers:

          Key clients

          3M

          American Equity Life Insurance

          AT&T

          Blackrock

          Bristol-Myers Squibb

          Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce

          The Dow Chemical Company

          Morgan Stanley

          Northern Trust

          Nuveen

          Work highlights

          • Advised CIBC on a variety of qualified and welfare plans in the United States.
          • Representing AT&T in a litigation dispute challenging its pension plan actuarial assumptions.

          Labor and employment > Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: transactional Tier 4

          Mayer Brown specializes in representing investment managers, banks, and other institutional fiduciaries on the whole spectrum of compliance, transaction and controversy work involving employee benefits and executive compensation arrangements. The group routinely advises clients in high-profile M&A transactions, as evidenced by its role in Cummins’ $3.7 billion acquisition of Meritor. Debra Hoffman focuses on advising corporations on employee benefit plans and ERISA-related issues, while Ryan Liebl handles designing and administering nonqualified deferred compensation plans. Meanwhile, Stephanie Vasconcellos’ expertise lies in assisting with equity compensation and severance agreements. All named attorneys are based in the Chicago office, with Maureen Gorman heading the overall team from Palo Alto.

          Practice head(s):

          Maureen Gorman

          Other key lawyers:

          Debra Hoffman; Ryan Liebl; Stephanie Vasconcellos

          Key clients

          Assured Guaranty

          BNSF

          Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce

          Caterpillar

          Cushman & Wakefield

          HSBC

          Nestlé

          Prologis

          Tenneco

          Yum! Brands

          Labor and employment > Workplace and employment counseling Tier 4

          Mayer Brown focuses on employment law issues which relate to Covid-19, restrictive covenants, OSHA matters, leave issues and discrimination. The practice guides clients through matters such as workplace health and safety, testing, whistleblowing and privacy. Chicago-based Andrew Rosenman is an experienced litigator and co-heads the team with Ruth Zadikany, who is located in Los Angeles.

          Practice head(s):

          Andrew Rosenman; Ruth Zadikany

          Other key lawyers:

          Maritoni Kane; Joe Seliga

          Testimonials

          ‘The team at Mayer Brown has provided us with very useful information to improve our employment practices. They are thoughtful and knowledgeable on the issues and take the time to understand our unique needs.’

          ‘Maritoni Kane and Joe Seliga have both worked with us. They are excellent lawyers who provide top level service. They take the time to understand our issues and to offer real insights in how we can address them.’

           

          Key clients

          Cushman & Wakefield

          Homepoint Financial

          Intercom, Inc.

          Work highlights

          • Advised Cushman & Wakefield on a daily basis on all aspects of its labor and employment issues.
          • Advised Homepoint Financial with respect to day-to-day wage/hour questions, reasonable accommodation requests, leaves of absence and COVID-19 related inquiries.
          • Advised Intercom, Inc. on day-to-day wage/hour questions, leaves of absence, separation agreements, employee benefits and executive compensation matters.

          Media, technology and telecoms > Media and entertainment: litigation Tier 4

          Mayer Brown‘s New York-based practice specializes in handling cutting-edge copyright cases for high-profile clients from the music, technology and gaming industries. Practice co-head Paul Fakler specializes in new media-related IP matters, and is currently representing Pandora in a group of copyright infringement cases related to the licensing of jokes in comedy sound recordings. The intellectual property expertise at the firm is further augmented by co-head John Mancini, who is representing Spotify in a copyright dispute related to Eminem tracks. Jacob Ebin centers his practice around the music industry and advises the Television Music License Committee regarding potential litigations.

          Practice head(s):

          Paul Fakler; John Mancini

          Other key lawyers:

          Key clients

          Pandora Media, LLC

          Google

          Music Choice

          Orchestra Music Licensing Association

          Sirius XM

          Spotify USA Inc.

          Television Music License Committee LLC

          Work highlights

          • Represented Google in connection with copyright infringement claims brought by a videogame developer.
          • Representing Pandora Media, LLC in a group of copyright infringement cases filed by various comedians or their estates.
          • Advising SiriusXM with respect to complex music copyright and related policy issues, including counselling regarding the implementation of new music licensing procedures.

          Real estate > Real estate finance Tier 4

          International Trade > Customs, export controls and economic sanctions Tier 5

          Led by licensed customs broker Sydney MintzerMayer Brown’s Washington DC-based customs practice has recently experienced a significant uptick in supply chain-related work, including forced-labor compliance matters. The team has also recorded growth in advising China-based companies on US customs law, where mandarin speaker Jing Zhang is a key contact; notably, Zhang also advises US-based clients on issues related to China’s new blocking laws. From platforms in Washington DC and Dubai, Tamer Soliman heads the export control and sanctions practice globally; he is noted for his focus on the extra-territorial application of US regulations.

          Practice head(s):

          Sydney Mintzer; Tamer Soliman

          Other key lawyers:

          Testimonials

          ‘The team in Washington DC has strong insight, significant experience and knowledge and deep connections with the authorities, which make its performance special and reliable.’

          Key clients

          SONOS Inc.

          Amy’s Kitchen

          EverPro Technologies Company, Ltd.

          Southwire Company

          Element Electronics

          OFS Fitel LLC

          Powin Inc.

          Arkema Inc.

          NLMK Group

          Wireless Supply Services, LLC

          Premium Tobacco Co.

          Blue Stem Brands

          Maesa Inc.

          Volvo Car Corporation

          INEOS Americas Inc.

          Teijin Holdings Ltd

          Webb Wheel Products

          Acron USA

          Perfection Hy-Test Company

          Cognizant

          Various (Russia Wind-Down and Divestment Engagements – SWIFT, Dow Chemical*, General Motors*, DXC*, Schneider SA, Deloitte Touch Tohmatsu Limited)

          Work highlights

          • Represented Arkema in ongoing customs litigation at the US Court of International Trade seeking to invalidate certain Section 301 duties imposed by the US Government on imports from China.
          • Secured an affirmative ruling from US customs on behalf of Perfection Hytest Company regarding the production of certain engine components in China.
          • Advised Cognizant on multi-jurisdictional export controls and sanctions matters in connection with its acquisition of ESG Mobility’s global operations.

          Investment fund formation and management > Private equity funds (including venture capital) Tier 5

          Particularly well-known for its  real estate, insurance and credit fund experience, the private equity fund practice group at Mayer Brown routinely assists sponsor, adviser and investor clients with issues relating to a broad spectrum of fund types. The team has representation across the country, furthered by the addition of Jim Kelly from Dorsey & Whitney LLP to the Salt Lake City office in June 2022. Two lawyers jointly spearhead the practice: Wendy Dodson Gallegos in Chicago, who is well-versed in acting for fund sponsors and investment managers, with a strong client base in the real estate sector; and Timothy Clark, a New York-based partner with extensive experience in the investment funds industry. Tram Nguyen is a key contact at the Washington DC office with broad funds expertise in fund raising and regulatory matters.

          Practice head(s):

          Wendy Dodson Gallegos; Timothy Clark

          Other key lawyers:

          Tram Nguyen; Frank Falbo; Brian May; Jim Kelly

          Key clients

          Clarion Partners, LLC

          Heitman LLC

          Invesco Advisers, Inc.

          LaSalle Investment Management, Inc.

          Unico Investment Group LLC

          TA Realty LLC

          PennantPark Investment Advisers, LLP

          AP6 Sixth Swedish National Pension Fund

          SunSuper

          Kythera Capital

          Crescent Capital

          BMO

          High Rise Capital

          Octagon

          Work highlights

          • Advising LEM Capital on structuring, tax, ERISA and regulatory issues in connection with the formation, financing and capital raising for LEM Multifamily Fund VI.
          • Represented Atwater as the sponsor in the formation of a $750 million venture capital fund.

          M&A/corporate and commercial > M&A: large deals ($1bn+) Tier 6

          Leading global companies and financial institutions turn to Mayer Brown for assistance in high-value M&A involving an array of industries, such as energy, heavy manufacturing, and financial services, among others. The team is spread across the US, with key presence in Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Houston, New York, Palo Alto, and Washington DC. William Kucera is skilled at acting for buyers and sellers in acquisitions and divestitures, public and private mergers, as well as venture capital and private equity investments. He is based in the Chicago office, where Jodi Simala is noted for her transactional experience in the gaming, hospitality, fintech, automotive and financial services sectors. Sitting in New York, Martha McGarry is proficient in shareholder activism and corporate governance matters, while Philip Brandes is often sought out by private equity sponsors in relation cross-border transactions.

          Practice head(s):

          William Kucera; Jodi Simala; Martha McGarry; Philip Brandes

          Key clients

          ACE Limited

          Alberta Investment Management Corporation

          Ally Financial Inc.

          ArcelorMittal SA

          Assured Guaranty Ltd.

          Benteler North America Corporation

          bioMérieux S.A.

          Caesars Entertainment Corporation

          Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

          Caterpillar Inc.

          Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation

          Cummins Inc.

          DIF Capital Partners

          The Dow Chemical Company

          Elkay Manufacturing Company, Inc.

          Envestnet, Inc.

          First Sentier Investors

          GATX Corporation

          George Weston Limited

          Global Diversified Infrastructure Fund (North America)

          Glory Global Solutions Inc.

          Heitman Capital

          LANXESS Corporation

          LKCM Headwater Investments

          Morningstar, Inc.

          Nestlé S.A.

          Northern Trust

          One Planet Group, LLC

          Prologis, Inc.

          TC Energy Corporation

          Tenneco Inc.

          Tilia Holdings, LLC

          TriState Capital Holdings, Inc

          VAALCO Energy, Inc.

          Walton Street Capital, L.L.C.

          Wolters Kluwer United States Inc.

          Yum! Brands

          3i Group plc

          Transport > Rail and road: litigation and regulation

          Intellectual property > Trade secrets (litigation and non-contentious matters)

          Investment fund formation and management > Alternative/hedge funds

          Mayer Brown continued the growth of its offering in hedge and alternative funds in 2022, hiring Jim Kelly and Kristin Rice-Gonzalez from Dorsey & Whitney LLP and Baker McKenzie LLP respectively. They join an up-and-coming practice assisting clients with a broad variety of hedge fund products.

          M&A/corporate and commercial > Venture capital and emerging companies

          Mayer Brown has a ‘creative and super smart’ emerging companies and venture capital team, led by Paul Chen in Silicon Valley, which has expanded significantly in recent years. The team fields practices in Salt Lake City and Northern California.

          Latin America: International firms > Banking and finance Tier 2

          Mayer Brown‘s deep finance credentials and its extensive commitment to Latin America continues to pay dividends. It has broad capabilities across products, structures and geographies, and is particularly noted for specific niches such as future-flow securitisations and other structured finance transactions. The firm is also at the forefront of energy and infrastructure financings, along with additional growth in emerging segments such as fintech and private credit. It further benefits from an established team in Mexico City and its association with Tauil & Chequer Advogados in Brazil. Significantly, its impressive client base features an array of big-name international banks and DFIs. Chicago-based Douglas Doetsch heads the Latin America team and has an extensive record in infrastructure financings, structured credit and securitisations. New York partner David Duffee is co-head of the global lending group and has a fine record in Latin America acquisition financings and syndicated lending; this includes facilities for deals involving Latin American entities acquiring assets and businesses in the US and elsewhere. Washington DC’s Gabriela Sakamoto was born in Argentina and specialises in Latin America-related acquisition, project and structured finance. Chicago partner Juan Pablo Moreno is another pillar of the practice and has strong links to key banks. Mexico City’s Raúl Fernández-Briseño is also highly regarded. Francisco García-Naranjo González joined the Mexico City office from White & Case LLP in July 2021.

          Practice head(s):

          Douglas Doetsch

          Testimonials

          Mayer Brown has supported us in several transactions during the year. They are an office in whom we can trust that they will provide us with a very professional service. In one of the transactions that we did, they found a very creative way to close the promissory note, so that all the banks felt comfortable with the proposed scheme while the powers of attorney were legalised in Mexico.

          In the transactions that I worked with Mayer Brown during the year I had to work with David Duffee, Partner in NY and Raúl Fernández-Briseño, Partner in Mexico. They both provided excellent service and were always available to resolve any issues that arose. With Raul in particular, he is a very trusting attorney and I appreciate his feedback.

          Key clients

          Banco Bradesco

          Banco Itau

          Barclays Bank

          BNP Paribas

          Consorcio del Sur

          Deutsche Bank

          Development Finance Corporation (DFC)

          Global Bank Corporation

          Goldman Sachs

          HSBC México

          Work highlights

          • Advised a lending syndicate of banks on the consensual restructuring of $1.4bn of debt previously owed by Brazilian sugar and ethanol producers Biosev and Biosev Bioenergia.
          • Represented Deutsche Bank, as arranger, in a $100m credit facility with Distrito Especial, Industrial y Portuario de Barranquilla.
          • Advised Goldman Sachs in connection with a R$800m investment in  in a credit right investment fund (FIDC), established by Goldman Sachs together with one of Mercado Livre’s entities in Brazil.

          Latin America: International firms > Projects and energy Tier 2

          Mayer Brown remains noted for project bonds and conventional project finance. It has achieved further growth in renewables and LNG, and continues to be heavily involved in infrastructure and PPP projects. In particular, the Latin America practice has impressed in toll road, metro and mass transit project financings in Peru, Panama, Colombia, Chile, Brazil and elsewhere. The team has also landed a series of engagements in smaller markets such as Uruguay, Paraguay and El Salvador. A growing portion of the practice group’s caseload now involves ESG and sustainability-linked financings. The firm has longstanding connections to banks and financial institutions, although the Latin America team is building links to sponsors, borrowers and issuers of project bonds. Washington DC and New York-based ‘essential lawyerChristopher Erckert leads the project bonds and Latin America projects practice and is prominent in financings driven by commercial banks, DFIs and project bonds. Chicago’s Douglas Doetsch heads the Latin America group and is an established figure in project finance. Washington DC partners Gabriela Sakamoto, who was born in Argentina, and Juan Pablo Moreno are also key Latin America project finance specialists. Since publication, the energy and infrastructure practice group has been further strengthened with the hire of former Shearman & Sterling LLP counsel Gabriel Salinas as a partner in the Houston office - effective as of April 2023.

          Practice head(s):

          Christopher Erckert

          Testimonials

          Mayer Brown has a team with extensive knowledge of the infrastructure and energy sector. Their experience in this area means that they have a global and pragmatic vision of the relevant issues when it comes to providing proactive and dynamic legal and transactional advice.

          The biggest plus is the involvement and direct participation of the partner in the ongoing transaction. His first-person intervention avoids unnecessary twists and turns and brings incalculable value to negotiations. The partner Christopher Erckert deserves a special mention for his experience, knowledge, involvement and capabilities, who provides enormous added value and contributes as a business partner in each operation in which he participates. Undoubtedly a brilliant lawyer with an outstanding track record in the Latin American financing market of all kinds, especially large infrastructure and energy projects of notable complexity. His global vision makes it provide the most exquisite precision in each of the details of the transaction. He clearly goes far beyond a standard legal advisor, committing himself to the projects and contributing large commercial, technical and financial inputs, parallel and ancillary to the legal ones. An essential lawyer.

          Key clients

          Banco Bradesco

          Bank of China

          Deutsche Bank

          EcoRodovias

          EuroFinsa

          Global Bank Corporation

          Interchile

          Itaú Unibanco

          MetLife Investment Management

          SMBC

          Work highlights

          • Advised Interchile, a subsidiary of Colombia’s Interconexión Eléctrica(ISA), on the issuance of $1.2bn bonds to repay the syndicated loan facility that funded the construction of the issuer’s 1,954km Chilean transmission portfolio, pay related hedge termination costs and for other corporate purposes.
          • Advised Consorcio del Sur, a joint venture composed of EuroFinsa and Topografía y Caminos, on the $127m financing of the Costanera Sur de Asuncion road project in Paraguay through the sale of Certificados de Reconocimiento de Pago (CROPs) issued by the Government of Paraguay.
          • Represented the lenders – Banco Bradesco BBI, Itaú Unibanco, Banco do Brasil and Bank of China – on the $980m financing to expand a pulp mill in the city of Lençóis Paulista, São Paulo.

          Latin America: International firms > Capital markets

          Mayer Brown’s major investment in the Latin America market continues to deliver rewards. Its presence in Mexico and Brazil, the latter through Tauil & Chequer Advogados, has given it access to the region’s most dynamic capital markets, additionally ensuring it involvement in the further uptick in Brazil IPOs and follow-on offerings. The practice remains noted for energy and infrastructure bonds, high-yield and investment grade bonds, private placements, liability management and structured financings. The Latin America team is also active in SEC reporting for businesses in the region. The firm’s excellent connections to investment banks consistently puts it in the frame for major engagements and it is continually building its issuer client base. Douglas Doetsch is head of the Latin America practice and a leader in securitisations, especially future cash flow securitisations. Juan Pablo Moreno previously practised in Colombia and is admitted in New York and Illinois; he is active in bank financings and capital markets transactions in the region, particularly in Brazil. New York partner David Bakst also has a long track record in Latin America capital markets offerings. Washington DC and New York partner Christopher Erckert is at the forefront of project bonds and private placements. Carlos Motta provides on the ground Brazil expertise in Tauil & Chequer Advogados' Sao Paulo office; while the November-2021 arrival of Jonathan Pacheco (from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP), as a partner in Washington DC further reinforces the group, particularly in relation to Brazil offerings.

          Practice head(s):

          Douglas Doetsch

          Key clients

          Banco Santander

          Bank of Nova Scotia

          BNP Paribas

          Bradesco

          Credijusto

          Credit Suisse

          Global Bank

          Goldman Sachs

          JP Morgan Chase

          Wells Fargo

          Work highlights

          • Represented Jefferies Group, BCP Securities and Credit Suisse Securities (USA), as initial purchasers of a $500m issuance by Mexico Remittances Funding Fiduciary Estate of series 2021-1 fixed-rate notes secured by a remittances from Nueva Elektra del Milenio’s money transfer business.
          • Represented Locaweb in a $511m follow-on offering on the B3 stock exchange.
          • Advised EcoRodovias on a $343m follow-on offering.

          India > Foreign firms

          Mayer Brown is well regarded in the Indian market for handling high-profile and complex international arbitration as well as transactional matters, servicing clients from various offices in its global network. The team is led in New York by David Carpenter and in Singapore by Yu-Jin Tay and Soumitro Mukerji, who recently joined from Hogan Lovells Lee & Lee. Kay-Jannes Wegner joined the Singapore office from Kim & Chang in May 2022.

          Practice head(s):

          Yu-Jin Tay; Soumitro Mukerji; David Carpenter

          Other key lawyers:

          Testimonials

          ‘Excellent legal knowledge and strategic judgement.’

          ‘Exceptional client service.’

          ‘Yujin Tay is an absolutely fantastic lawyer. He is completely hands on and brings innovative solutions for the clients which are practical and keeping in mind clients’ commercial interest.’

          ‘Focused on delivering client results with the least cost.’

          Mayer Brown is a leading global law firm with 26 offices across the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The firm is known for its client-focused approach to providing creative solutions to complex problems on behalf of businesses, governments and individuals. Mayer Brown serves many of the world’s largest companies, including a significant proportion of the Fortune 100, FTSE 100, CAC 40, DAX, Hang Seng and Nikkei index companies, together with global leaders in major industries. Mayer Brown provides a global service to its clients through eight offices in Asia, five offices in Europe, twelve offices in the Americas and one office in the Middle East. In Asia, the firm operates as Mayer Brown JSM. In Brazil, the firm has an association with Tauil & Chequer Advogados and, in Hong Kong, with Jingtian & Gongcheng.

          Main areas of practice
          Banking and finance: this practice is one of Mayer Brown’s signature strengths. Many of the firm’s largest clients are bank holding companies, commercial banks, investment banks, insurance companies, asset-based lenders, leasing companies or institutional real estate companies. The banking and finance practice also represents numerous finance companies, funds and investors, as well as borrowers operating in many different industries.

          Corporate and securities: the firm’s lawyers provide a full range of legal services to leading global companies and financial institutions, including complex cross-border deals and industry-specific issues. Key groups within the practice include capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, and technology transactions.

          Employment and benefits: Mayer Brown provides sophisticated solutions and in-depth local knowledge on the most complex issues in employment, employee benefits, executive compensation, ERISA litigation and pensions.

          Intellectual property: innovators at multinational corporations, emerging growth companies and established mid-size businesses all rely on Mayer Brown to protect, preserve and enforce their intellectual property assets. The lawyers assess IP portfolios; perform due diligence for acquisitions; prosecute trademarks, copyrights and domain names; and litigate business disputes over intellectual property infringement or misappropriation.

          Litigation and dispute resolution: services include antitrust and competition, banking and finance litigation, commercial litigation, consumer litigation and class actions, cybersecurity and data privacy, electronic discovery and information governance, employment and ERISA, environmental, government contracts, insurance, international arbitration, product liability and mass torts, professional liability, regulatory and investigations, securities enforcement and litigation, US Supreme Court and appellate, and white-collar defense and compliance.

          Real estate: the firm is experienced in every stage of the real estate cycle, including acquisition, disposition, construction, leasing, financing, zoning and environmental matters. Clients include commercial banks, real estate investment trusts, institutional investors, pension funds and pension fund advisers, private equity, opportunity funds, governments, statutory bodies, investment banks, industrial banks, insurance companies, real estate holding companies, developers and corporations.

          Restructuring, bankruptcy and insolvency: the firm has extensive experience in cross-border restructuring and formal insolvencies, working closely with colleagues in regional offices on multijurisdictional matters. It represents liquidators, receivers, administrators, bondholders, lenders, liquidity providers, trustees, debtor-in-possession providers, company directors, insurers, pension fund trustees, and corporate debtors and creditors.

          Tax (tax controversy, tax transactions and consulting): Mayer Brown’s tax practice covers every aspect of corporate, partnership and individual taxation, including taxation of cross-border transactions, litigation and state and local issues. The full-service practice includes sub-practices in transactions, consulting and planning, audits, administrative appeals, litigation and international transfer pricing.

          Other key practices are: financial services regulatory and enforcement, international trade, government relations and wealth management.

          DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
          Banking and finance Carol A Hitselberger (Charlotte)
          Banking and finance Paul A Jorissen (New York)
          Banking and finance J Bradley Keck (Chicago)
          Corporate and securities Philip O Brandes (New York)
          Corporate and securities Elizabeth A Raymond (Chicago)
          Corporate and securities Marc F Sperber (Chicago)
          Employment and benefits Maureen J Gorman (Palo Alto)
          Intellectual property Lisa M Ferri (New York)
          Intellectual property Alan M Grimaldi (Washington, DC)
          Litigation and dispute resolution Matthew D Ingber (New York)
          Litigation and dispute resolution Michael E Lackey (Washington, DC)
          Litigation and dispute resolution Andrew S Marovitz (Chicago)
          Litigation and dispute resolution John Nadolenco (Los Angeles)
          Real estate Brian Aronson (Los Angeles)
          Real estate Jeffrey A Usow (Chicago)
          Restructuring, bankruptcy and insolvency Brian Trust (New York)
          Tax (controversy and transactions) James R Barry (Chicago)
          Tax (controversy and transactions) Jason S Bazar (New York)
          Tax (controversy and transactions) Brian W Kittle (New York)
          Tax (controversy and transactions) Thomas Kittle-Kamp (Chicago)
          Tax (controversy and transactions) Joel V Williamson (Chicago)
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          Number of Partners : 600
          Number of Lawyers : 1,500
          Chairman : Paul W Theiss (Chicago)
          Managing Partner : Jeremy Clay (London)
          Other Offices : Americas: Brasília*
          Other Offices : Mexico City
          Other Offices : Rio de Janeiro*
          Other Offices : São Paolo*
          Other Offices : Asia: Bangkok
          Other Offices : Beijing
          Other Offices : Hanoi
          Other Offices : Ho Chi Minh City
          Other Offices : Hong Kong
          Other Offices : Shanghai
          Other Offices : Singapore
          Other Offices : Tokyo
          Other Offices : Europe: Brussels
          Other Offices : Düsseldorf
          Other Offices : Frankfurt
          Other Offices : London
          Other Offices : Paris
          Other Offices : Middle East: Dubai
          Other Offices : *in association with Tauil & Chequer Advogados

          The firm: Mayer Brown is a distinctively global law firm, uniquely positioned to advise the world’s leading companies and financial institutions on their most complex deals and disputes. With extensive reach across four continents, the firm is the only integrated law firm in the world with approximately 200 lawyers in each of the world’s three largest financial centers—New York, London and Hong Kong—the backbone of the global economy. It has deep experience in high-stakes litigation and complex transactions across industry sectors, including its signature strength, the global financial services industry. Mayer Brown’s diverse teams of lawyers are recognized by clients as strategic partners with deep commercial instincts and a commitment to creatively anticipating their needs and delivering excellence in everything the firm does. Its “one-firm” culture—seamless and integrated across all practices and regions—ensures that clients receive the best of the firm’s knowledge and experience.

          Main areas of practice
          Banking and finance: The practice is one of Mayer Brown’s signature strengths. Many of the firm’s largest clients are bank holding companies, commercial banks, investment banks, insurance companies, asset-based lenders, leasing companies or institutional real estate companies. The practice also represents numerous finance companies, funds and investors, as well as borrowers operating in many different industries.

          Corporate and securities: The lawyers provide a full range of legal services to leading global companies and financial institutions for some of their most important transactions, including complex cross-border deals and industry-specific issues. Key sub-practices include capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and technology transactions.

          Employment and benefits: The firm provides sophisticated solutions to the most complex issues in employment, employee benefits, executive compensation, ERISA litigation and pensions, as well as country-by-country knowledge of employment law and practices.

          Financial services regulatory and enforcement: Financial institutions and regulators alike turn to the firm’s financial services regulatory and enforcement practice for the insight and analysis it provides on complex global issues. The firm addresses the needs of global and national financial services organizations-including banks, credit card companies, brokerages, dealers, insurance firms, asset managers, money services businesses and collective investments-and their trade associations.

          Government: The government relations lawyers advise multinational businesses on national, state and local government issues and advance legislative and regulatory strategies that change the landscapes of major industries. The government contracts group helps clients from virtually every industry successfully manage all aspects of the contracting process at the federal, state and local levels.

          Intellectual property: Innovators at many of the world’s largest multinational corporations, emerging-growth companies and established mid-sized businesses rely on Mayer Brown to help protect, preserve and enforce their intellectual property assets. The firm works as a strategic partner with every client to select the right options to fit each client’s business strategy, whether the work includes assessing an IP portfolio, performing due diligence for an acquisition; securing a trademark, trade secret or copyright; or using litigation to resolve business disputes over patent, trademark or copyright infringement or misappropriation. Mayer Brown helps clients protect their investment, increase their market share and strengthen their competitive advantage.

          International trade: The international trade practice includes some of the most experienced trade professionals and lawyers in the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, who have in-depth knowledge and vast experience with virtually every aspect of international trade and investment, including market access and trade policy, trade remedies, trade compliance, international litigation and dispute settlement, ITC Section 337 investigations and the WTO.

          Litigation and dispute resolution: Services include antitrust and competition, banking and finance, commercial litigation, consumer litigation and class actions, cybersecurity and data privacy, electronic discovery and information governance, employment and ERISA, environmental, government contracts, insurance, international arbitration, product liability and mass torts, professional liability, regulatory and investigations, securities enforcement and litigation, US Supreme Court and appellate, and white-collar defense and compliance.

          Real estate: The firm is experienced in every stage of the real estate cycle, including acquisition, disposition, construction, leasing, financing, zoning and environmental matters. Clients include commercial banks, real estate investment trusts, institutional investors, pension funds and pension fund advisers, private equity, opportunity funds, governments, statutory bodies, investment banks, industrial banks, insurance companies, real estate holding companies, developers and corporations.

          Restructuring, bankruptcy and insolvency: The firm has extensive experience in cross-border restructuring and formal insolvencies, working closely across its regional offices on multi-jurisdictional matters. It represents liquidators, receivers, administrators, bondholders, lenders, liquidity providers, trustees, debtor-in-possession providers, company directors, insurers, pension fund trustees and corporate debtors and creditors on all aspects of restructuring, bankruptcy and insolvency.

          Tax (tax controversy, tax transactions and consulting): The full-service tax practice covers every aspect of corporate, partnership and individual taxation, including taxation of cross-border transactions, litigation and state and local issues and has sub-practices in transactions, consulting and planning, audits, administrative appeals, litigation and international transfer pricing.

          Private clients, trusts and estates: High-net-worth individuals require legal advice that is as sophisticated as their business and investment interests and never loses sight of their goals. The firm’s advice reaches beyond minimizing taxes to ensure practical and effective solutions to complex issues while maintaining flexibility to accommodate unforeseen events and family situations.

          DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
          Banking & Finance Carol A. Hitselberger (Charlotte)chitselberger@mayerbrown.com+1 704 444 3522
          Banking & Finance Paul A. Jorissen (New York)pjorissen@mayerbrown.com+1 212 506 2555
          Banking & Finance J. Bradley Keck (Chicago)jkeck@mayerbrown.com+1 312 701 7240
          Corporate & Securities Philip O. Brandes (New York)pbrandes@mayerbrown.com+1 212 506 2558
          Corporate & Securities Elizabeth A. Raymond (Chicago)eraymond@mayerbrown.com+1 312 701 7322
          Corporate & Securities Marc F. Sperber (Chicago)msperber@mayerbrown.com+1 312 701 7444
          Employment & Benefits Maureen J. Gorman (Palo Alto)mgorman@mayerbrown.com+1 650 331 2015
          Financial Services Regulatory & Enforcement Thomas J. Delaney (Washington DC)tdelaney@mayerbrown.com+1 202 263 3216
          Financial Services Regulatory & Enforcement Steven M. Kaplan (Washington DC)skaplan@mayerbrown.com+1 202 263 3005
          Government Duane W. Layton (Washington DC)dlayton@mayerbrown.com+1 202 263 3811
          Government Philip R. Recht (Los Angeles)precht@mayerbrown.com+1 213 229 9512
          Government Joseph Seliga (Chicago)jseliga@mayerbrown.com+1 312 701 8818
          Intellectual Property Lisa M. Ferri (New York)lferri@mayerbrown.com+1 212 506 2340
          Litigation & Dispute Resolution John Nadolenco (Los Angeles)jnadolenco@mayerbrown.com+1 213 229 5173
          Litigation & Dispute Resolution Michael A. Olsen (Chicago)molsen@mayerbrown.com+1 312 701 7120
          Litigation & Dispute Resolution Richard A. Spehr (New York)rspehr@mayerbrown.com+1 212 506 2578
          Private Clients, Trusts & Estates Richard A. Campbell (Chicago)rcampbell@mayerbrown.com+1 312 701 7111
          Real Estate Brian Aronson (Los Angeles)baronson@mayerbrown.com+1 213 229 5151
          Restructuring, Bankruptcy & Insolvency Brian Trust (New York)btrust@mayerbrown.com+1 212 506 2570
          Tax Controversy Brian W. Kittle (New York)bkittle@mayerbrown.com+1 212 506 2187
          Tax Controversy Thomas Kittle-Kamp (Chicago)tkittlekamp@mayerbrown.com+1 312 701 7028
          Tax Controversy Joel V. Williamson (Chicago)jwilliamson@mayerbrown.com+1 312 701 7229
          Tax Transactions & Consulting James R. Barry (Chicago)jbarry@mayerbrown.com+1 312 701 7169
          Tax Transactions & Consulting Jason S. Bazar (New York)jbazar@mayerbrown.com+1 212 506 2323
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          Mayer Brown promotes seven to counsel in Asia

          Mayer Brown promotes seven to counsel in Asia

          Hong Kong, 21 November 2018 – Mayer Brown has announced the promotion of seven lawyers in Asia to counsel. The appointments are effective January 1, 2019.


          Mayer Brown promotes five to partner in Asia

          Mayer Brown promotes five to partner in Asia

          Hong Kong, 21 November 2018 —Mayer Brown has announced the promotion of five lawyers in Asia to partner. The appointments are effective January 1, 2019.