Mayer Brown > Chicago, United States > Firm Profile

Mayer Brown
71 SOUTH WACKER DRIVE
CHICAGO, IL 60606
ILLINOIS
United States

Finance > Fintech

Able to draw upon support from the firm’s banking & finance department on capital market matters, Mayer Brown offers strong expertise in regulatory financial service issues and the full spectrum of capital transactions. In Washington DC, David Beam counts money service businesses, investment banks, and consumer lenders among his clients and is principally focused on payment systems and credit products. Steve Kaplan leads the firm’s financial services regulatory and enforcement team, while Rohith George splits his time between Palo Alto and San Francisco and is proficient in the negotiation and execution of SaaS and other hosted service agreements. Working out of Chicago, Joe Pennell’s broad caseload encompasses digital and outsourced services transactions as well as the outsourcing of finance and accounting services. Brad Peterson oversees the firm’s global technology transactions practice and is well-versed in PaaS and SaaS, while Julian Dibbell is another key member of the team.

Practice head(s):

David Beam; Joe Castelluccio; Nina Flax; Julie Gillespie; Reg Goeke; Steve Kaplan; Brad Peterson

Key clients

Square, Inc.

American Express Company

Goldman, Sachs & Co

PayPal, Inc

Afterpay

LendingClub

Bitnomial Exchange, LLC

Riskified

Stripe

Finance > Project finance

Mayer Brown remains active on behalf of premium lenders, developers and governmental bodies in a near unrivalled volume of high-end PPP mandates, demonstrating activity on some of the country’s largest interstate transportation projects, major airport developments, and university renovation and facility upgrade ventures. On the energy front, the firm is well placed to counsel on the full breadth of financing transaction structures, engaging with both the refinancing and further capital injections of operational assets as well as financing greenfield and early stage ventures. Tax equity and tax credit expertise is a strong point of the team’s offering, guiding investors through the tax equity financing of renewable projects as well as overseeing first-of-its-king PTC tax credit transfers. Paul Astolfi and Joseph Seliga lead the energy and infrastructure offerings respectively, with the former frequently instructed by financial sponsors and financial institutions on renewables financings, and the latter highly respected for his wealth of expertise on PPPs and experience counselling on each side of a project. David Narefsky, ‘has deep experience of public agencies’ and has a particular focus on rail and transit matters, while Stephanie Wagner handles a varied stream of multi-state projects with the ability to explain ‘complex issues to clients‘. Mitch Holzrichter is trusted by governments, developers and sponsors for his innovative approach to P3 mandates and has advised on first-of-its-kind long-term arrangements and revenue risk concession deals on landmark infrastructure developments. Houston’s Robert Goldberg is highly regarded in the market for his debt and tax equity financing expertise in the renewables space and is frequently approached by financial sponsors for repeat instructions, whereas Daniel Kiely is chiefly recognized for his tax-focused advice and operates out of New York. Katy McNeil predominantly focuses on renewables and cleantech matters. Nicholas Vallorano was promoted to partner in 2023 and provides valued transport knowledge to key client instructions. Eric Pogue, Samantha Leavitt, Amanda Rosenberg and Jeffrey Davis left the firm in mid-late 2023. The team operates out of Chicago unless otherwise stated. Nadav Klugman left the firm in April 2024.

Practice head(s):

Paul Astolf; Joseph Seliga

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The Mayer Brown team provides balanced advice to both public and private sector clients on infrastructure transactions, helping develop creative solutions that work for both parties. ’

‘David Narefsky has such deep experience of public agencies. Stephanie Wagner is very good at explaining complex issues to clients.’

‘Mayer Brown stands out for its multidisciplinary approach, industry expertise, client-centric culture, and emphasis on diversity and inclusion. These strengths, combined with the firm’s delivery of exceptional legal services, make it an excellent choice for clients seeking strategic legal counsel on complex matters.’

‘Mayer Brown has exceptional professionals who are widely respected within their fields and known for their contributions to the firm and legal profession. They demonstrate a strong understanding of complex legal issues and possess the skills necessary to provide strategic advice and solutions to clients. This knowledge and experience enable them to anticipate trends, navigate regulatory complexities, and provide valuable insights to clients.’

Key clients

Apollo / Atlas Securitized Products

Ares Management

Bank of America

BlackRock

Blackstone

Brookfield Asset Management

Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ)

ClearGen LLC (100% owned portfolio company of Blackstone Credit Sustainable Resources Platform)

Deutsche Bank AG

Diamond Generating Corporation

Duke Energy Corporation

ENGIE North America Inc.

Fengate Asset Management

GE Energy Financial Services, Inc

ING Capital LLC

MUFG

Nestlé

Nomura

Norddeutsche Landesbank

KKR/ Global Atlantic Financial Group

Leeward Renewable Energy

Longroad Energy

Rabobank

Santander

Tyr Energy

Wells Fargo

Acciona

ACS Infrastructure Development

Arkansas Department of Transportation

CenTrio Energy

East Interchange Builders

Gateway Development Commission (GDC)

JetBlue

Illinois Department of Transportation

J.P. Morgan Securities

KPMG

Macquarie Capital

Michigan Department of Transportation

Morgan Stanley

Plenary Americas USA Ltd.

Shikun & Binui

State of Illinois

Texas Department of Transportation

Transurban

Virgin Islands Port Authority (VIPA)

Wells Fargo Bank, National Association

Work highlights

  • Represented Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec (CDPQ) in consortium with Blackstone and Invenergy to acquire renewables portfolio from AEP for $1.5 billion.
  • Represented Leeward Renewable Energy as sponsor on both debt and tax equity financing for its 102 MWac solar plus 52 MWac storage Chaparral Springs project and its 72 MWac solar plus 36MWac storage Willow Springs project in California.
  • Represented Credit Suisse in a $300 million warehouse facility that led directly to the first commercial and industrial (C&I) solar asset-backed securitization (ABS) with a significant concentration of community solar assets.

Finance > Structured finance: derivatives and structured products Tier 1

Mayer Brown provides the full range of services in the derivatives and structured products space to its multifarious clients. The firm advises on regulatory, transactional, investigatory and enforcement matters that may arise. It also assists clients on all tax aspects related to derivatives. On the structured products side, the firm advises on retail and bespoke institutional products whether they are SEC-registered or exempt. It is well-versed in innovative structures, including ESG-proprietary indices as well as green and charitable structured notes. Additionally, the firm’s clientele covers the gamut of derivatives players, including banks, broker-dealers, investment platforms and trade associations. Anna Pinedo heads the firm’s practice with a personal focus on equity, credit and foreign exchange derivatives products and has experience in structuring and regulatory matters. Marla Matusic is a noted member of the team, made partner in January 2024, who advises on novel and complex financial products for leading players in the derivatives space., focusing particularly on bespoke products for institutional investors and proprietary indices. Bradley Berman, Chicago-based Matthew Kluchenek and counsel Pamela Sackmann are all key practitioners. Lawyers are in New York unless otherwise stated.

Practice head(s):

Anna Pinedo

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Bank of Montreal

Bitnomial Exchange

International Swaps and Derivatives Association

Association of German Banks

SMBC and SMBC Nikko Securities America, Inc.

ING Group

HSBC USA Inc.

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

Finance > Structured finance: securitization Tier 1

Containing ‘top notch talent’, Mayer Brown assists clients in an array of asset types, particularly residential mortgage loans, SFR loans and servicing rights. Its mortgage practice loan practice is of particularly note, with experience in seasoned, subprime and conforming mortgage loans, as well as home equity conversion loans. Co-head of practice, Julie Gillespie advises on securitizations of traditional and esoteric assets, including credit card receivables, personal loans, solar loans, auto loans and student loans. Ger O’Donnell is the practice’s fellow co-head, with expertise in warehouse financing and whole loan purchases. Jon Van Gorp is proficient in matters surrounding mortgage-backed securities. Angela Ulum centers her work on the auto and equipment sectors. She is adept at handling matters for all forms of market participants, including issuers, borrowers and investment banks. Stuart Litwin’s client base is equally diverse, advising on domestic and international securities transactions for originators, warehouse lenders, underwriters and investors. New York-based Ryan Suda is a CLO specialist, with expertise in regulatory matters in this space. Unless otherwise specified, lawyers are based in Chicago.

Practice head(s):

Julie Gillespie; Ger O’Donnell

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Great team of responsive lawyers who understand the CLO market and our objectives as a CLO manager.’

‘Ryan Suda and Joanna Nicholas are the hardest working lawyers with the best attention to detail of any lawyers working in the CLO space.’

Key clients

Amherst Holdings, LLC

Media, technology and telecoms > Outsourcing Tier 1

At Mayer Brown, the outsourcing department handles an extensive scope of matters, ranging from ITO and BPO transactions as well as managed services outsourcing agreements to contract interpretation. The firm also displays strengths in advising on HR outsourcing, legacy and emerging technology procurement, data protection, and site services outsourcing matters. Brad Peterson spearheads the firm’s global tech and IP transactions practice and illustrates expertise in supply chain arrangements, AI solutions and data monetization projects. Peterson also assists clients with platform and marketplace services and projects involving the development and commercialization of emerging technologies. Marina Aronchik's practice centers around digital services and data sharing agreements, while Joe Pennell is a trusted adviser for issues relating to digital transformation as well as ERP and blockchain transactions. Paul Chandler is entrusted by clients to handle the development, implementation, and distribution of software, in addition to the creation of OSS policies. Stationed in both the Palo Alto and San Francisco offices, Rohith George is recognized for his work in negotiating and executing SaaS agreements as well as assisting with IT issues relating to complex corporate transactions. Unless otherwise mentioned, all listed individuals are based in Chicago.

Practice head(s):

Brad Peterson

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Mayer Brown did a fantastic job for us on a huge technology outsourcing agreement. It required intense subject matter expertise, coordination, and project tracking. After working with a number of top firms, Mayer Brown has been the most impressive when it comes to contract negotiations.’

‘Joe Pennell and the team put on an absolute master class in contract negotiations and drafting. Joe had a client-first mentality and was able to translate the gap between legal and business needs with ease. I’ve never seen a more complicated agreement that was handled with such professionalism and expertise.’

Key clients

Los Angeles Clippers

Sasser Family Companies

Work highlights

  • Represented a global medical equipment and supply company in negotiating an outsourcing agreement for ITO, ADM, and AMS services.
  • Representing Sasser Family Holdings, Inc., a Sasser Family Company, in a staff augmentation outsourcing with Cloudstaff USA LLC.
  • Advised a provider of retail technology and SaaS solutions on outsourcing product engineering, ADM, IT F&A, procurement and other BPO functions.

Tax > Financial products Tier 1

The tax department at Mayer Brown, headed by New York-based Jason Bazar and Brian Kittle, and Chicago-based Thomas Kittle-Kamp, who advises banks, funds, and other capital markets participants on the tax aspects of trading strategies and financial products. In New York, Mark Leeds has a special focus on the tax consequences of over-the-counter derivative transactions, swaps, tax-exempt derivatives, and strategies for efficient utilization of tax attributes whilst Russell Nance practice covers structured finance transactions and financial products. Steven Garden, who sits in the Chicago office, advises clients on matters related to asset-backed securitization financings and cross-border loan sales of several asset classes and CLOs. In San Francisco, Remmelt Reigersman represents high-profile clients in financing transactions, including public offerings and private placements of equity, debt, and hybrid securities, as well as structured products whilst David Goett supports banks with the tax aspects of US and international capital market offerings. In Charlotte, Brennan Young focuses on the US federal income consequences of securities offerings including debt, equity offerings and structured products.

Practice head(s):

Jason Bazar; Brian Kittle; Thomas Kittle-Kamp

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The Mayer Brown financial products team is consistently innovative. When issues arise that could impair the economics of the deal, they show up with several alternative strategies for achieving the ultimate objective. they have a deep understanding of the economics of the transactions and do not get hung up on the path that was anticipated prior to the presentment of obstacles.’

‘Mark Leeds in particular is a real asset to their practice. His experience as a banker, general counsel of a credit derivative company and Deloitte partner allow him to see the entire picture. Unlike many other tax lawyers, he has fulsome view of the transaction and is not limited to resolving the issues presented in his practice area.’

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

BBVA

Mizuho

Nomura

Work highlights

  • Advised BMO on its registered structured notes program including providing advice connected to the settlement of their structured note issuances.
  • Represented Barclays Capital Inc as initial purchaser, in a new-issue collateralized loan obligation (CLO) transaction managed by Ballyrock Investment Advisors LLC.
  • Represented Wells Fargo Bank, National Association and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, as underwriters, for the issuance of approximately $1.8 billion in private activity bonds for the first phase of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Pathways Major Bridge Public Private Partnership program.

Tax > International tax Tier 1

The team at Mayer Brown advises multinational companies and private equity clients on aspects of the full lifecycle of their multi-jurisdictional transactions, including M&A, divestures, fund formations, partnerships, and capital market transactions. The team works extensively with clients to comply with global tax reform, namely BEPS and reporting requirements. The team is headed by New York-based Jason Bazar , Brian Kittle , Lucas Giardelli , Chicago-based Thomas Kittle-Kamp, and Washington DC-based Jason Osborn . Giardelli’s practice covers international tax planning for US and non-US multinational companies and corporate tax matters, advising clients on the tax aspects of acquisitions, divestitures, financing arrangements and other transactions. Osborn has extensive experience in international tax and transfer pricing planning, specifically focusing on IP planning and tax efficient restructurings. Bazar handles the tax aspects of cross-border and domestic financing transactions, and Kittle and Kittle-Kamp are both tax controversy and litigation specialists. In Washington DC, Kenneth Klein advises clients on structuring and restructuring of multinational corporations in multiple industries, such as software, agricultural, manufacturing, and financial trading, while Gary Wilcox has significant experience with federal tax controversies arising from complex cross-border transactions. Chicago's Jenny Austin supports clients through all stages of tax controversies, from IRS audits to administrative appeals, alternative dispute resolution proceedings, and litigation. Sonal Majmudar joined the Washington DC team in 2023 from the IRS.

Practice head(s):

Jason Bazar; Brian Kittle; Thomas Kittle-Kamp; Benjamin Homo; Lucas Giardelli; Jason Osborn; Guido Vinci

Testimonials

‘Technical very strong yet still pragmatic.’

‘Lucas Giardelli: extremely good at C-suite explanation of highly complex restructuring matters.’

 

Key clients

American Express

Assured Guaranty

Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec (CDPQ)

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC)

Ferrara Candy Company

ENGIE

Eaton Corporation

Gerber Products Company

HSBC

Nestlé S.A.

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC)

TC Energy

Work highlights

  • Advised ENGIE Brasil on the acquisition of Atlas Energia Renovável do Brasil S.A. and Atlas Brasil Energia Holding 2 S.A.
  • Advising The Halifax Group on its agreement to acquire the Worldwide Home Care division of Sodexo (France), including their home care subsidiaries in the US, UK, Ireland, France, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Brazil.
  • Representing Ferrara Candy Company in connection with its acquisition of Dori Alimentos.

Tax > US taxes: contentious Tier 1

Mayer Brown fields a team with significant experience in complex national and multinational tax disputes, in addition to displaying strengths in SALT matters across all 50 states. With expertise across the media, hospitality, and technology sectors, the department is in particular noted for its successes in the energy sector, where it works on behalf of numerous prominent multinational groups. The group is jointly led by Brian Kittle, who is based in New York, Gary Wilcox in Washington DC, and Thomas Kittle-Kamp and Joel Williamson, both of whom work from Chicago. Other key names include Larry Langdon in Palo Alto, who is well-known for his acumen in alternate dispute resolution techniques, Leah Robinson, a New York-based SALT expert, and John Hildy of Chicago, whose practice covers transfer pricing in addition to a range of other contentious multinational tax matters. Also in Chicago are Jenny Austin, who has broad disputes expertise and acts in IRS audits, appeals, and litigation, and Anthony Pastore, who has represented clients at all stages of tax controversy.

Practice head(s):

Brian Kittle; Thomas Kittle-Kamp; Joel Williamson; Gary Wilcox

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Mayer Brown is a great tax litigation firm. I have enjoyed working with them. They are technical and strategic.’

‘We mainly work with Brian Kittle and Gary Wilcox. Brian is well-rounded in transfer pricing litigations. He is smart, creative, and driven. Gary is very technical, and has a lot of experience dealing with the IRS. ’

‘The firm has a very strong and well established tax controversy practice. The attorneys in the group have significant experience addressing and resolving issues with the IRS Appeals division. They also have significant experience with litigating tax issues. The attorneys are very thorough in their review of issues.

‘Joel Williamson is our main partner. Joel’s litigating experience puts him at the top of his profession. He is a very smart, experienced tax professional who can quickly get up to speed on an issue. Joel brings the best attorneys to the team, who each have a specific role to play in the case. He does a tremendous job explaining complex tax issues to non-tax executives.’

‘Brian Kittle is the most responsive and consistent attorney I’ve worked with. He always brings the right team to the table and helps us build a successful strategy.’

‘The team takes on the highest stakes matters and instills confidence throughout the clients they serve.’

‘Joel Williamson has seen and done it all. He is the best in the business.’

Key clients

American Express

Abbott Laboratories

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce

Dentsply Sirona

Eaton Corporation

FMR LLC

General Mills

GSS Holdings Inc.

Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Landis+Gyr, Inc

Macquarie Group

Occidental Petroleum Corporation

Prudential Financial

R.O.P. Aviation, Inc.

Scotia Bank

Stanley, Black & Decker

Sun Pharmaceuticals

Tribune Nexstar

Yum! Brands

Work highlights

  • Represented Hyatt Hotels Corporation in a case which addressed novel issues related to the tax treatment of customer loyalty programs and so-called changes in accounting methods under I.R.C. § 481. Loyalty programs.
  • Represented Liberty Street LLC, its partners, including GSS Holdings Inc., and its sponsor, Scotia Bank, in a case in which the Federal Circuit vacated a decision that had upheld the IRS’s disallowance of GSS’s loss deduction.
  • Assisted Landis+Gyr with overturning a lower court’s ruling, securing a retail sales tax exemption and tax refund.

Antitrust > Civil litigation/class actions: defense Tier 2

With a strong foothold in the food and agriculture industries, Mayer Brown represents leading poultry, beef, and turkey companies in several high-profile class actions alleging anti-competitive behavior, including price-fixing claims. The group has recently seen increased activity in cases relating to algorithmic pricing and information exchange, particularly in the real estate and mobile home industries. Britt Miller, in Chicago, co-heads the firm’s global antitrust practice alongside Washington DC-based duo William Stallings and Gail Levine. Miller has extensive experience leading antitrust class action cases across a broad range of industries, while Stallings handles consumer protection and competition cases. Also in Chicago, Andrew Marovitz focuses his practice on cases concerning price fixing, market allocation, and conspiracy claims; Daniel Storino is another name to note in this area. Richard Snyder joined the DC office from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP in January 2023; Snyder is a key contact for litigated merger challenges and class actions in the financial services and publishing industries. Adam Hudes left the team in June 2023.

Practice head(s):

Britt Miller; William Stallings; Gail Levine

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Delta Dental Plans Association

Cargill Incorporated

CDK Global

The Big Ten Conference

Indiana Packers Corporation

Mitsubishi Corporation

BASF Corporation

BASF SE

Cermaq Group

Fair Isaac Corporation (FICO)

Georgetown University

Mid-America Apartment Communities (MAA)

Lear Corporation

Foster Poultry Farms

Hachette Book Group, Inc.

U.S. Steel Corp.

Southwest Airlines

Cummins Inc.

Nestlé U.S.A., Inc.

Gerber

Fuji Oil

Dartmouth Hitchcock Health

Vantage Specialty Chemicals

Work highlights

  • Representing the Big Ten Conference in multiple putative class actions surrounding a. amounts that student-athletes can receive in connection with their names, images, and likenesses and b. alleged failure to make payments to student-athletes authorized by the Supreme Court’s Alston decision before that decision was issued.
  • Representing Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc. (“MAA”) in approximately 30 class action cases.

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

A longstanding leader in the appellate sphere, Mayer Brown is active across the full gamut of commercial and constitutional law matters, with a particularly prominent record in the financial services arena. The group possesses a strong bench of appellate specialists, with Washington DC-based Andrew Pincus regarded by some as ‘one of the deans of the Supreme Court bar’. Pincus recently secured a win for for the US Chamber of Commerce and the California Chamber of Commerce before the Ninth Circuit, in a decision affirming a preliminary injunction against a 2019 California anti-arbitration law. Nicole Saharsky, also in DC, co-heads the practice alongside Pincus; she has argued thirty cases before the US Supreme Court and recently persuaded SCOTUS, on behalf of The HuffingtonPost.com, to deny certiorari in a personal-jurisdiction case involving HuffPost. Other seasoned appellate court specialists include Timothy Bishop and Michael Scodro, both of whom are based in Chicago, and Washington DC-based Evan Tager, who specializes in cases concerning punitive damages, class certification and enforceability of arbitration agreements. Newly promoted partner Avi Kupfer is also noted in Chicago.

Practice head(s):

Andrew Pincus; Nicole Saharsky

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Mayer Brown has a highly sophisticated Supreme Court practice. They were one of the very first firms to enter this space and have had a leading practice for decades. They have also repeatedly injected new talent into the group, most recently Nicole Saharsky, an alum of the Office of Solicitor General.’

‘Nicole Saharsky is whip-smart, analytical, and quick on her feet. She is someone a client can be confident sending into any appellate argument, no matter how friendly or skeptical the judges are.’

‘Andrew Pincus is one of the deans of the Supreme Court bar. He is an excellent appellate litigator, but his advice to clients extends beyond particular cases. He provides sophisticated guidance on legal and business strategy that transcends any one piece of litigation.’

Key clients

U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the California Chamber of Commerce

U.S. Dairy Export Council

TheHuffingtonPost.com

HSBC and Credit Suisse

BNY Mellon

Generali U.S. Branch; Generali Global Assistance; Assicurazioni Generali Group, S.p.A.; Customized Services Administrators

Cross Refined Coal LLC

Citibank

3M Company

Work highlights

  • Obtained a win for the US Chamber of Commerce and the California Chamber of Commerce from the Ninth Circuit, which affirmed a preliminary injunction against a 2019 California anti-arbitration law.

Dispute resolution > Financial services litigation Tier 2

Mayer Brown represents global financial institutions and has an expansive financial services litigation offering, ranging from financial products to bet-the-company cases. Areas of growth for the firm include wealth management and antiterrorism litigation, as well as ESG matters. Co-leading the team in New York are Mark Hanchet and Christopher Houpt. Hanchet is recognized for his international reach, often representing clients in cross-border litigation work. He focuses on commercial litigation, arbitration, securities, and bankruptcy litigation, alongside involvement in regulatory enforcement matters. Houpt, also specializes in cross-border issues such as securitization, structured finance and derivatives, and asset turnover. He is regularly involved in high-value cases. Heading the team in Chicago is Tom Panoff whose practice concentrates on class actions and disputes. Other central members of the group are Matthew Ingber, based in New York, and Lucia Nale, based in Chicago. Ingber represents clients in commercial disputes, civil and criminal securities fraud, and IP matters, while Nale concentrates on national cases pertaining to commercial, fraud, and consumer and class action defense. In New York, the practice benefits from the knowledge of Robert Hamburg, who is adept in commercial litigation, arbitration, and regulatory enforcement.

Practice head(s):

Mark Hanchet; Chris Houpt; Tom Panoff

Testimonials

‘Extremely efficient, pragmatic and solution driven.’

‘Perfect knowledge and understanding of international financial industries and practices.’

Mark Hanchet: definitely for us the go-to counsel for civil litigations in the US. Extremely knowledgeable, fine connoisseur of the US judicial system, a perfect reputation, very easy going, 200% reliable engaged and responsive.

Key clients

HSBC Bank

Société Générale

Bank of Montreal

The Bank of New York Mellon

Morgan Stanley and Invesco

Banque Pictet

Work highlights

  • Achieved the dismissal of all conspiracy liability claims under the Anti-Terrorism Act brought against HSBC and the other bank defendants.
  • Achieved a victory for HSBC at the Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit, in an Anti-Terrorism Act lawsuit.
  • Secured a victory for a large financial institution in an $800 million investor suit.

Dispute resolution > Product liability, mass tort and class action - defense: consumer products (including tobacco) Tier 2

With litigators based on the East and West coasts and in the Midwest who have handled high-profile product liability class actions and mass torts, Mayer Brown is a popular choice among leading manufacturers across a range of consumer products for high-stakes disputes. The group often acts as national, strategic or settlement counsel on MDLs, and has notable procedural and substantive law expertise. The firm is also well placed to handle cases which leverage its white-collar crime and government investigations expertise to good effect. Based in Chicago, Michael Olsen is a well-regarded trial lawyer, who continues to lead on many high-profile product liability matters across a range of industries; he is notably involved in the asbestos litigation and American football concussion litigation. The firm also excels at handling appellate work; ‘whip smart, analytical, and quick on her feet’, Washington DC-based Nicole Saharsky is a key contact in this regard, regularly handling federal and state appeals and trial-level motions. Henninger Bullock and Daniel Ring, based in New York and Chicago respectively, co-lead the team alongside Olsen. Los Angeles-based John Nadolenco, who excels in handling consumer class actions in the technology and automotive spaces, is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Henninger Bullock; Michael Olsen; Daniel Ring

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

The firm has a unique combination of great writers, deep thinkers and practical lawyers. Dan Ring and Michael Olsen are the epitome of this.’

Key clients

The Big Ten Conference

Nestlé USA

Whirlpool Corporation

Weyerhaeuser Company

National Association of Manufacturers

American Farm Bureau Federation

Gerber Products Co.

Work highlights

  • Representing General Motors across a variety of product liability matters.
  • Representing 3M in numerous product liability and mass torts matters.
  • Achieved a major win for the multibillion-dollar window coverings industry through representation of the Window Coverings Manufacturers Association.

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

With a reputation for driving results and strategy across multiple states and jurisdictions, Mayer Brown International LLP excels in handling high-profile product liability cases for both pharmaceutical and medical device companies. Based in New York, Henninger Bullock has forged an excellent reputation in the space and continues to represent GSK in innovator liability claims. Although he is been a bit more active of late on high-profile toxic tort matters, Chicago-based litigator Michael Olsen ‘s varied trial practice also regularly sees him handling cases in the life sciences sphere, where he is noted for his ‘clarity of thought and persuasive arguments’. Daniel Ring , who is also based in Chicago, co-heads the team alongside Bullock and Olsen, and is noted for his comprehensive coverage in the space which includes representation on complex civil class actions and state and local government investigations and litigation.

Practice head(s):

Henninger Bullock; Michael Olsen; Daniel Ring

Other key lawyers:

Gina Jordt

Testimonials

Michael Olsen is an excellent trial lawyer who displays a clarity of thought and persuasive arguments in the courtroom.’

Key clients

Endo Pharmaceuticals

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

GlaxoSmithKline

Work highlights

  • Represented GlaxoSmithKline in defending numerous cases both pre- and post-suit surrounding the expansive tort theory of innovator liability.

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

Leveraging strong core products and toxic tort litigation capability, as well as being able to call upon the expertise of lawyers in complementary areas including appellate law and governmental investigations/white-collar, Mayer Brown frequently has leadership roles in high-profile matters, requiring multi-faceted and comprehensive protection from both a private litigation and governmental angle. The team is a popular choice to act as national co-ordinating counsel on big-ticket MDLs/class actions, helping to drive results and strategy across states and jurisdictions. The team has been at the forefront of many prominent current toxic tort threats to defendants, including ongoing work in the asbestos field, as well as on PFAS matters. Expert trial lawyer Michael Olsen is front and center of many of these, including his work for Veolia as one of the remaining defendants in the Flint Water litigation. Noted for his knowledge of the scientific and technical issues that are key to many of these cases, Craig Woods is central to many of the firm’s successes, working behind the scenes organizing multi-disciplinary expert teams and mounting expert testimony admissibility challenges under Daubert/Frye. Daniel Ring and New York-based Henninger Bullock co-head the overarching product liability and mass torts group alongside Olsen. All named practitioners are based in Chicago unless otherwise noted.

Practice head(s):

Henninger Bullock; Michael Olsen; Daniel Ring

Other key lawyers:

Craig Woods

Key clients

CSX Transportation

Veolia S.A.

Union Carbide

Weyerhaeuser Company

The Dow Chemical Company

National Association of Manufacturers

American Petroleum Institute

Union Carbide/Amchem

Work highlights

  • Representing Veolia S.A. and its US subsidiary, Veolia North America (VNA), in one of the highest-profile group of cases in the US in connection with the Flint Water Crisis, and obtained a mistrial in the first case to go to trial after 6-1/2 months.
  • Represented Union Carbide and its former subsidiary, Amchem Products, Inc. (NKA Bayer CropScience, Inc.), as co-national counsel in asbestos litigation.

Energy > Renewable/alternative power Tier 2

A ‘suite of well-experienced industry experts‘ makes up the renewable energy offering at Mayer Brown, which has a particularly broad scope in terms of the types of energy projects it advises on, encompassing battery storage, fuel cell, geothermal, nuclear, carbon capture, offshore wind, and biomass. The team includes experts in construction financing, tax equity financing, back-leverage, and securitization, and is coordinated by Paul Astolfi from the Chicago office. His client base includes a notable crop of the major financial investors in the world, and he has built a strong track record in transactions. Also in Chicago, Katy McNeil is building renown in this area across a breadth of financing structures. Houston-based Robert Goldberg is across domestic and international project finance, M&A, joint ventures and project development transactions, with a strong focus on the energy sector. For tax matters in the renewable energy industry, Daniel Kiely in New York is the contact to note, while John Tormey in Washington DC has recently led a number of solar energy deals. Nadav Klugman departed the practice in April 2024.

Practice head(s):

Paul Astolfi

Other key lawyers:

Robert Goldberg; Dan Kiely; John Tormey; Katy McNeil; Henry Jin

Testimonials

‘Legal expertise. Ability to call on an entire suite of well-experienced industry experts. Combined with commercial acumen and knowing how to handle counterparts, individuals, in negotiations where both parties are trying to head towards a closing.’

‘First class best-in-industry: Paul Astolfi and Katy McNeil. Smart, legally solid, commercially reasonable and likeable. Difficult combination to replicate.’

‘Very attentive to their clients’ needs, do not waste time on stuff that matters less, very humble. Great people to work with.’

Key clients

Apollo / Atlas Securitized Products

Ares Management

Bank of America

BlackRock

Blackstone

Brookfield Asset Management

Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ)

ClearGen LLC (100% owned portfolio company of Blackstone Credit Sustainable Resources Platform)

Deutsche Bank AG

Diamond Generating Corporation

Duke Energy Corporation

ENGIE North America Inc.

Fengate Asset Management

GE Energy Financial Services, Inc

ING Capital LLC

MUFG

Nestlé

Nomura

Norddeutsche Landesbank

KKR/ Global Atlantic Financial Group

Leeward Renewable Energy

Longroad Energy

Rabobank

Santander

Tyr Energy

Wells Fargo

Work highlights

  • Represented Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec (CDPQ) in consortium with Blackstone and Invenergy to acquire renewables portfolio from AEP for $1.5bn.
  • Represented ClearGen in a partnership that acquired the membership interests owned by MUFG in 25 operating wind projects.
  • Acted for Leeward Renewable Energy as sponsor on both debt and tax equity financing for its 102 MWac solar plus 52 MWac storage Chaparral Springs project and its 72 MWac solar plus 36MWac storage Willow Springs project in California.

Environment > Environment: litigation Tier 2

The team at Mayer Brown is highly sought after for its experience litigating environmental matters, particularly those to do with tort claims and those falling under the Clean Water Act and Clean Air Act. The practice is co-led from Chicago by Mark Ter Molen, who handles enforcement matters and regulatory hearings and appeals conducted before state and federal agencies, Rich Bulger, who co-leads the environmental action group representing clients in environmental, toxic tort, and administrative law matters, in addition to Timothy Bishop , who has extensive experience handling water contamination issues. Also based in Chicago, Jaimy Hamburg is recommended for her wide practice which encompasses a spread of toxic tort suits, class actions, citizen suits and government enforcement actions.

Practice head(s):

Mark Ter Molen; Rich Bulger; Timothy Bishop

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Extensive environmental experience combined with very good business judgement.’

‘An ability to listen, process, and communicate.’

Key clients

Veolia

National Pork Producers Council

American Farm Bureau Federation

Joseph T. Ryerson & Son, Inc.

Foster Farms

US Sugar Corporation

Cross Refined Coal

Work highlights

  • Representing Veolia S.A. and its US subsidiary, Veolia North America (VNA), in one of the highest-profile group of cases in the US in connection with the Flint Water Crisis, and obtained a mistrial in the first case to go to trial after 6-1/2 months.
  • Secured a victory for the US Sugar Corporation when our team persuaded the court to stay the effective date of a new EPA rule that sought to retroactively apply significantly more stringent emissions limits for “new” industrial boilers.
  • Representing a dozen major industry groups in litigation in district courts across the country in a continuing legal effort to ensure that “Waters of the United States” under the Clean Water Act (CWA) are reasonably defined by EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers.

Finance > Capital markets: debt offerings

Mayer Brown has cemented its position as one of the leading firms in investment grade debt, including both issuer and underwriter engagements. It has deepened its bench of specialists over recent years and extended its breadth of expertise, including green bonds, sustainability-linked bonds and social bonds. It now has circa 35 partners in the US that are focused on capital markets and advised on over $96.6bn of investment grade offerings during 2023. The firm remains at the forefront of representing financial institutions in their debt offerings. Chicago partner Edward Best  is co-leader of the global capital markets group and remains noted for debt offerings by financial institutions and automotive finance subsidiaries. Anna Pinedo is also co-leader of the team and is rated for offerings by US, Canadian, European and Israeli issuers. David Bakst and Phyllis Korff are senior members of the department, along with Jerry Marlatt, a leading figure in covered bond offerings by Canadian banks. Ryan Castillo and Chicago’s John Ablan are more recently minted partners. Named individuals are based in New York unless stated otherwise.

Practice head(s):

Edward Best; Anna Pinedo

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

HSBC USA Inc.

Financial institutions in new certificate of deposit (CD) programs

U.S. Bancorp

GATX Corporation

Hyundai Capital America, Inc.

Capital One Financial Corp

InspereX

Blackstone Holdings Finance Co. LLC

Starbucks Corporation

Perella Weinberg Partners

CAN Corporation

Jacobs Engineering Group

Lennox International

National Securities Clearing Corporation

Nissan Motor Acceptance Company LLC

Nomura America Finance

Ryder System

CIBC

Finance > Capital markets: global offerings

Mayer Brown is a major force in global offerings, drawing on its profile in Israel, the Nordic countries, Canada and Latin American jurisdictions. It is consistently recognised for its presence in investment grade debt offerings. It has continued to work on large 144A offerings and institutional private placements from Latin America; it has a presence in Brazil through Tauil & Chequer Advogados and has an office in Mexico City. The firm also remains close to a range of Nordic banks along with Canadian banks and pension funds; it is at the forefront of covered bond issuances by Canadian banks. Anna Pinedo is a recognised name in global offerings with a collection of issuer and underwriter clients in the Israeli, Nordic and Canadian markets. Jerry Marlatt specialises in the Canadian market, including covered bond programs. David Bakst  and Chicago partner Edward Best  are also key partners. Named individuals are based in New York unless stated otherwise.

Practice head(s):

Edward Best; Anna Pinedo

Other key lawyers:

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

The Bank of Nova Scotia

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.

Finance > Financial services regulation

The practice at Mayer Brown was reinforced in January 2023, with former Sidley Austin LLP lawyers Tim Nagy and Michael Hyatte both joining the firm, with the former focusing on broker-dealer regulations, including SEC and FINRA investigations, and the latter advising on rules governing securities offerings and private placements under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 among others. The team is noted for its work in the payments sector, while also advising consumer credit lenders on ECOA compliance across a range of lending programs, including mortgages. Leadership of the practice is shared between Jeffrey Taft, who is well versed in matters under the BHCA and Fair Credit Reporting Act, with his colleague Steven Kaplan concentrating on the licensing and operation of consumer credit institutions, such as mortgage lenders and card issuers. Co-heading the practice from New York, Steffen Hemmerich counsels broker-dealers on SEC regulations and those concerning blockchain and other digital assets. All lawyers are Washington DC-based unless otherwise specified.

Practice head(s):

Jeffrey Taft; Steve Kaplan; Steffen Hemmerich

Other key lawyers:

Tim Nagy; Michael Hyatte; Holly Bunting; Eric Mitzenmacher; Tori Shinohara

Testimonials

‘Mayer’s advice stands out as being particularly commercial – their consumer financial services lawyers have deep knowledge of not just the law but also the market, and instead of raising issues, they focus on finding solutions.’

‘Steve Kaplan has unsurpassed industry knowledge, particularly in the secondary market – when a legal problem requires knowing what is “market” for loan investors, he’s the go-to person.’

‘I am amazed by the way their banking practice blends extensive expertise with practical, business-oriented guidance. They possess a deep understanding of market trends and avoid promoting outdated, theoretical perspectives.’

‘The Mayer Brown banking regulatory team has a deep historical and institutional knowledge of our bank, which makes it very easy and efficient for us to work with them. They are always available, even on short notice, to assist us even with little questions and smaller matters and are generous with their time, which we always appreciate.’

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

Operating at the forefront of significant legislative and regulatory developments, Mayer Brown demonstrates deep industry knowledge of telecoms, privacy, antitrust, financial services, tech, and transportation policy. Key legislative drafting accomplishments include provisions in the CHIPS and Sciences Act, and the team are also closely involved in efforts to develop a model state privacy law. Philip Recht is a stalwart in transportation, tribal gaming, healthcare, trade association, and election law matters, and co-chairs the practice with Howard Waltzman, who focuses on tech and communications law, and privacy compliance. Andrew Olmem has developed expertise in legislative and regulatory impacts on financial services, while Jonathan Becker assists with complex public policy advocacy strategies related to the privacy and antitrust spheres. In Chicago, Mitch Holzrichter advises the range of tech, telecoms, and gaming clients, as well as public agencies, on Illinois legislative matters. Matthew Bernstein, whose extensive experience with the executive branch and Congress is valued by corporations, sovereign governments, and non-profit organizations, and John Merrigan, who specializes in foreign policy, national security, and trade law, joined the firm in November 2023 from Dentons Global Advisors.

Practice head(s):

Philip Recht; Howard Waltzman

Testimonials

‘Success in government relations comes down to a few key factors: (1) a technical understanding of the policy and political landscape; (2) the depth and breadth of relationships and understanding of how to best position an issue to key stakeholders; (3) excellent judgement. Mayer Brown’s GR team has these in spades.’

‘Their team takes a deep understanding of our business, and works as an extension of our team to positively impact our external operating environment. Their key people are best in class. In a city without shortage of lobbyists, Mayer Brown’s people differentiate through a keen understanding of the policy landscape, deep personal relations and an unparalleled strategic mindset.’

‘Andrew Olmem is the embodiment of what excellence looks like in government relations and corporate strategy. His encyclopaedic knowledge of the regulatory environment is foundational to why he is so good at what he does – when you couple that with his deep relationships across every key decisionmaker and his strategic thinking capabilities, he’s proven out as a secret weapon for us.’

Key clients

Privacy Coalition

GlobalFoundries

Live Nation Entertainment

Big Outdoor LLC

Jacobs Engineering

Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association

American Optometric Association (AOA)

Charles Schwab Corporation

Millennium Partners

Lytton Rancheria

CTIA

AT&T

Summit Media

Medline Industries

Work highlights

  • Advised CTIA on a wide range of new and emerging federal legislative, regulatory and public policy issues that impact the industry, ranging from spectrum policy, wireless infrastructure, and privacy and cybersecurity.
  • Represented 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.
  • Represented the Privacy Coalition in seeking state and federal regulatory schemes workable for the industry, including assisting with CCPA and CPRA work.

Insurance > Insurance: non-contentious Tier 2

Praised for their ‘excellent credentials, breadth, and depth in their coverage,’ Mayer Brown offers closely integrated cross-border teams that advise on some of the most significant deals in the market. Leading the practice from New York, David Alberts and Stephen Rooney co-head the team, with Alberts specializing in work for both the life and non-life insurance sectors, while Rooney represents insurers and underwriters in domestic and international offerings of debt, equity, and hybrid securities. Other key figures in the New York practice include Vikram Sidhu, who brings extensive experience in transactions involving both US and non-US entities across various lines of insurance, and Yuliya Feldman, renowned for her assistance to clients in formation and licensing, product and program development, (re)insurance transactions, cybersecurity compliance and insurance regulatory filings associated with corporate changes. Additionally, with the recent additions of partners Jared Wilner from Locke Lord LLP, former NY Department of Financial Services partner Justin Herring, and Allison Lee from Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, the firm has further strengthened in New York.

Practice head(s):

David Alberts; Stephen Rooney

Testimonials

‘Mayer Brown is a fantastic law firm. I have worked with hundreds of firms throughout my career and Mayer Brown is the best. Their insurance regulatory practice combines premier relationships and superior subject matter expertise. They are unbelievably responsive and almost always pick up the phone whenever I call or return my message shortly.’

‘The Mayer Brown team has excellent credentials, breadth and depth in their coverage of the insurance-linked securities space. The partners and associates are highly familiar with the issues, provide reliable and consistent advice, are proactive and responsive, and take a commercial perspective to complex transactions.’

‘Mayer is the most well-rounded insurance and reinsurance corporate bench in the industry. Full-service firm that makes it tough to consider anyone else.’

‘Stephen Rooney leads his team from the top down and is an excellent manager of multiple moving parts. He ensures that work is done at the appropriate billing level as required for each project. The breadth of knowledge and expertise of his insurance team is fantastic, and their service levels and availability are without fault. Quality of work delivered is always exactly on point and delivered in a timely manner.’

‘The Mayer Brown team work cohesively together. Stephen Rooney expertly manages and oversees his entire team each of whom are extremely professional and knowledgeable. It is an absolute pleasure doing business with them day after day.’

‘Mayer Brown’s team, from associates to partners, is incredibly strong. It is rare to find a well-rounded team with such depth (as opposed to one or two partners), but Mayer Brown’s partners and associates are impressive. They are very responsive and able to respond quickly to any inquiry I have sent. They have been able to manage complex tasks effectively and efficiently within budget. Mayer Brown has an impressively diverse insurance team.’

‘Vikram Sidhu has a rare combination of sophisticated and well-rounded knowledge with the ability to give practical, accessible advice. I have been continually impressed with Vikram’s ability to manage challenging situations with ease. From deadlines to counterparties, Vikram handles it all with calmness and never loses his view of the big picture. Vikram is a pleasure to work with.

‘I have really enjoyed working with Jared Wilner. Jared is well-versed in the insurance transactional marketplace and has been able to provide great support on complex transactions.’

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

  • Advised QBE Insurance Group Limited in the sale of its diversified portfolio of business to Enstar Group Limited.
  • Advised Randall & Quilter in the formation of a new joint venture with Obra Capital and the acquisition of a wholly owned subsidiary, Mine Safety Appliances Company, LLC, from MSA Safety Incorporated.

Intellectual property > Copyright Tier 2

The copyright team at global firm Mayer Brown brings strength to advising major multinational tech companies, streamers, and licensing associations involved in high-stakes litigation. The group’s full comprehensive offering extends to matters ranging from infringement, fair use defenses, and royalty audits to licensing, the DMCA and its safe harbor for internet service providers, and copyright issues related to AI. The practice is headed by Paul Fakler, who draws extensive experience representing clients before the Copyright Royalty Board and other royalty rate setting venues, and John Mancini, who litigates new media and internet disputes at the federal and state levels, and whose active client base includes Google and Spotify. Jacob Ebin represents clients before the US Department of Justice as part of its recurring reviews of the ASCAP and BMI Consent Decrees. Partner William Patry joined from Google in June 2023. All the lawyers mentioned work in the New York office.

Practice head(s):

John Mancini; Paul Fakler

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘I have been impressed by the team’s deep knowledge of the copyright sector, in particular its knowledge of the individual players in the music copyright business.’

‘John Mancini has an in-depth knowledge of what is happening in the complex US music copyright sector. ’

Key clients

Pandora Media, LLC

Google

Music Choice

Orchestra Music Licensing Association

Sirius XM

Spotify USA Inc.

Revolution Beauty

Work highlights

  • Representing Pandora in various copyright infringement cases.
  • Representing Spotify in claims of copyright infringement over Eminem’s ‘Lose Yourself’ and other tracks.

Labor and employment > ERISA litigation Tier 2

Mayer Brown LLP  offers expertise and experience in high-stakes litigation. Bolstered by a specialized team, the group routinely works with plan sponsors administrators, fiduciaries and financial institutions, with recent highlights for the team include successfully defending Yale University in an ERISA class action suit at the US District Court for Connecticut, with zero damages awarded to the plaintiff. They have also acted on behalf of Cornell University, Cook Group Incorporated and Georgetown University. Industry veteran Nancy Ross leads the team from Chicago and is sought after by clients for her expertise in ERISA litigation and employee benefits class action litigation. In the Washington DC office, Reginald Goeke handles ERISA class actions, internal corporate investigations, and complex regulatory issues, whilst Brantley Webb represents leading technology companies, financial institutions and multinational corporations across the full spectrum of civil litigation. Alex Lakatos, also in the Washington DC office, is a specialist in class and derivative ERISA actions. Meanwhile, in Salt Lake City, Matthew Moscon focuses on retirement and welfare benefit matters.

Practice head(s):

Nancy Ross

Other key lawyers:

Brantley Webb; Reginald Goeke; Matt Moscon; Alex Lakato

Testimonials

‘The firm has extremely knowledgeable ERISA litigators.’

‘Nancy Ross is one of the most knowledgeable ERISA practitioners. The firm also has savvy commercial litigators who are responsive, strategic, and quick to learn the ins and outs of ERISA.’

‘It would be difficult for most firms to have a “team” with significant ERISA litigation experience. Mayer Brown does. We had a solid team that included individuals from various experience levels, and MB staffed the matter well.’

‘Nancy Ross and Alex Lakatos were our team for most of this litigation so far and all served their roles well. Alex and Nancy have provided very balanced advice based on real experience in other cases.’

Key clients

Yale University

Cornell University

Mitsubishi Chemical America, Inc.

Cook Group Incorporated

Marmon Holdings Inc.

Centene Corporation

Georgetown University

Northrop Grumman Corporation

Board of Directors of the Motion Picture Industry Pension Plans

Packaging Corporation of America (PCA)

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

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

Shell Oil

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

Froedtert Health, Inc. and its Board of Directors

Prevea Clinic, Inc.

Caesar Holdings Inc.

WEC Energy Group, Inc.

The Bank of New York Mellon

HMSHost International, Inc.

Work highlights

  • Achieved a jury trial victory on behalf of Yale University at the US District Court for the District of Connecticut in an ERISA class action suit.
  • Successfully defeated an appeal challenging Cornell University’s retirement plan investments and recordkeeping fees when the Second Circuit affirmed a decision granting summary judgment.
  • Obtained a complete dismissal with prejudice for Cook Group Incorporated in a putative class action ERISA lawsuit brought in the US District Court for the Southern District of Indiana.

Labor and employment > Immigration Tier 2

Bolstered by a strong international network, Mayer Brown International LLP is notable for corporate immigration and mobility staffing, while talent management, visa sponsorship, and spousal benefits are other areas of expertise. The Washington DC-based team also engages in high-profile asylum work representing families fleeing religious persecution in Nigeria and Afghan women refugees. The global mobility and migration group is co-led by Elizabeth Espín Stern, renowned for her work advising multinationals, and Grace Shie, a specialist on employee mobility in financial and equity markets. Carl Risch advises on global visa and passport function for the US government and foreign consulates, and Maximilian Del Rey assists with immigration-related compliance and risk management.  

Practice head(s):

Elizabeth Espín Stern; Grace Shie

Other key lawyers:

Carl Risch; Maximillian Del Rey

Testimonials

‘The Mayer Brown team is always aligned, no matter with whom you talk; they are aware of your case and proactive to help and support you, and most importantly, they deliver even better than planned.’

‘Very deep bench with experience across government and the private sector. They have seen it all and can bring that experience to bear on the trickiest of issues.’

‘Excellent experience, sound judgment, and extraordinary client service.’

 

Key clients

Altice

American Credit Acceptance

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce

CoStar Group

Fresh Mark

Leidos, Inc.

International Air Transport Association

Northern Trust

Sandbox AQ

Sotheby’s

TP-ICAP

Work highlights

  • Representing Fresh Mark in criminal defense and regulatory action in response to the Trump Administration’s largest single-company “raid” of 158 allegedly undocumented workers.
  • Retained by Sandbox AQ to develop immigration solutions to facilitate the hiring of STEM professionals to develop quantum computing innovations.
  • Managing CoStar’s global mobility portfolio, including full range of visa transactions for employees in all global locations.

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

Mayer Brown draws on the ‘impeccable experience’ of its cybersecurity and data privacy team in handling a range of international cyber incidents, data breaches, and class actions for major technology companies. Its artificial intelligence task force and national security practice are both stand out elements of the cybersecurity offering from the team, bolstered by the addition of Justin Herring and Adam Hickey in May 2023; based in New York, Herring has notable expertise regarding cyber regulations, while Hickey, working between New York and Washington DC, is a go-to for government investigations work. DC-based team head Rajesh De handles matters which involve complex technology, national security, law enforcement and privacy concerns. Also in DC, Stephen Lilley is recommended for cyber incident response and subsequent litigation. ‘Absolute expert’ Dominique Shelton Leipzig, in Los Angeles, leads the global data innovation and ad tech privacy practices, providing strategic cyber-preparedness compliance advice. David Simon departed the team in July 2023.

Practice head(s):

Rajesh De

Testimonials

‘Dominique Shelton is an absolute expert in the areas of data privacy/security and AI related matters. She is extremely responsive and provides pragmatic advice. She has a great depth of knowledge and anticipates trends. She freely shares resources and information to assist her clients in managing risk.’

‘Impeccable experience’

‘Adam Hickey and Raj De both are an invaluable part of our outside counsel roster, able to draw on their years of government experience to help calibrate advice that not only takes into account the practices of government but also customize for our specific organization. ’

Key clients

Automotive Alliance for Innovation

General Motors, LLC

BECU

CalChamber

Waymo LLC

Yum! Brands

Palo Alto Networks

21st Century Privacy Coalition

Citi

Microsoft

Real estate > Land use/zoning Tier 2

Work highlights

Tax > US taxes: non-contentious Tier 2

Mayer Brown’s transactional tax practice advises corporations, financial institutions, asset managers, and trade associations, among other clients, on a wide range of matters, including M&A, capital market issuances, redemptions, solicitations, and restructurings, with particular strength in the securitization and structured finance space. Jason Bazar in New York regularly advises corporate, banking, and investment fund clients on the tax aspects of financing and business combination transactions, leading the practice alongside tax controversy specialists Brian Kittle  and Thomas Kittle-Kamp. San Francisco’s Remmelt Reigersman focuses on federal and international tax matters, representing issuers, investment banks, and investors in connection with various financing and capital markets transactions, including public offerings. Lucas Giardelli in New York specializes in international matters, including tax-efficient restructurings and financings as well as post-acquisition integration. Michelle Jewett in New York offers broad expertise covering M&A and restructurings as well as matters involving investment funds and REITs, while Chicago-based James Barry is a go-to lawyer for domestic and international tax planning advice. Michael Lebowitz and Amanda Rosenberg both departed the firm in August 2023.

Practice head(s):

Jason Bazar; Brian Kittle; Thomas Kittle-Kamp

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Mayer Brown’s tax practice has more subspecialties compared to other firms and they are good at collaborating both within the firm as well as with other firms.’

‘Joon Pae is an excellent advisor. He has exceptional listening and on the spot problem solving skills. All while being practical and reasonable. He doesn’t pretend to know everything and recognizes situations where seeking agreement from other partners is helpful. He also has a great network and is a great connector. Overall, he cultivates great trust while delivering meaningful advice.’

Key clients

American Express

Altice USA

Assured Guaranty

Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec (CDPQ)

SocGen

CIBC

ClearGen LLC

ENGIE

Ferrara Candy Company

Gerber Products Company

Goldman Sachs

GWG Holdings, Inc.

HSBC

Macquarie Group

Nestlé S.A.

Sotheby’s

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

SERB

TC Energy Corporation

Work highlights

  • Represented Nestlé in the acquisition of the Seattle’s Best Coffee brand and associated intellectual property from Starbucks Corporation, further strengthening Nestle’s global coffee business.
  • Advised ENGIE Brasil on the acquisition of Atlas Energia Renovável do Brasil S.A. and Atlas Brasil Energia Holding 2 S.A., controlled by Global Infrastructure Partners.
  • Represented the SERB group, a global specialty pharmaceutical group, as tax counsel, in the acquisition of the exclusive US rights to bentracimab, a ticagrelor reversal agent, from SFJ Pharmaceuticals, a global drug development company.

Dispute resolution > Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

Mayer Brown houses a skilled team that routinely advises companies and senior executives on complex cross-border investigations. Kelly Kramer is based in Washington DC and has extensive capabilities handling high-profile complex trials; he regularly advises on cases arising out of FCPA violations. Located in New York, Gina Parlovecchio focuses on cases relating to money laundering, securities fraud, and corruption. Jason Linder is split between the firm’s offices in Washington DC and Los Angeles; he has international experience advising large companies being investigated for fraud, embezzlement, and corruption. Juliet Gunev is located in Los Angeles and specializes in global anti-corruption matters. Greg Deis is another integral member of the team who handles cases involving elements of extortion, bribery, and tax offenses out of Chicago.

Practice head(s):

Kelly Kramer; Gina Parlovecchio; Jason Linder; Greg Deis

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Mayer Brown has the resources and expertise to consider any issues, whether technical or legal. It also has the global reach to address issues wherever they may arise in the world.’

‘Their lawyers are both accomplished and practical. They know the SEC and are able to quickly gain credibility with the staff to facilitate better outcomes.’

‘Greg Deis is diligent and smart. He is always available to assist and provides the right resources at the right moment without ever overstaffing a matter.’

 

Key clients

Federative Republic of Brazil

Boeing Corporation

Unilever plc / Murad LLC

Island Industries

Work highlights

  • Represented a global manufacturing company in its FCPA investigation by the DOJ and SEC.
  • Conducted the internal investigation and negotiated the corresponding settlement agreement on behalf of Unilever.
  • Represented two of the senior FTX executives in ongoing investigations by the DOJ, SEC, and CFTC.

Dispute resolution > E-discovery Tier 3

Mayer Brown handles the full gamut of e-discovery and information governance issues for several multi-national clients from a variety of sectors, including agriculture, telecoms, chemicals, insurance and financial services. The team regularly assists with setting up e-discovery processes, litigation before federal courts, and investigations carried out by regulatory bodies. Commercial litigation expert Ethan Hastert from Chicago jointly heads the practice with Washington DC-based Oral Pottinger and Michael Lackey, who are antitrust specialists.

Practice head(s):

Ethan Hastert; Oral Pottinger; Michael Lackey

Key clients

American Insurance Association

Veolia S.A.

Spotify

Foster Farms

An American multinational chemical manufacturer

Work highlights

  • Represented Veolia S.A. and its US subsidiary in a putative class action and thousands of individual cases in federal and state courts in Michigan in connection with the Flint Water Crisis.
  • Represented Foster Farms in several putative antitrust class actions.
  • Advised the American Insurance Association on responding to third-party subpoenas related to lawsuits involving members.

Dispute resolution > General commercial disputes Tier 3

Mayer Brown routinely handles putative class actions and financial services litigation, with the practice group’s broad footprint extending both nationwide and internationally. Four lawyers jointly lead the department: Reginald Goeke is based in Washington DC and maintains a practice which strongly emphasizes the financial services industry. In Chicago, Michael Olsen‘s specialism lies within mass and toxic tort litigation, whilst New York’s Richard Spehr is a key name for federal and state securities law issues as well as for government and internal investigations. Los Angeles-based practitioner Bronwyn Pollock rounds out the leadership group; Pollock is extremely experienced handling complex cross-border disputes for clients in the insurance sector.

Practice head(s):

Reginald Goeke; Michael Olsen; Bronwyn Pollock; Richard Spehr

Key clients

BASF Corporation

Veolia S.A.

Yale University

Bank of Montreal

Citibank

Northrop Grumman

HSBC

The American Trucking Association

Cargill

Banque Pictet

Google

GWG Holdings

Generali U.S. Branch

Scandrill Inc.

Work highlights

  • Represented Citibank in a two-week bench trial and related appeal arising out of a $1bn mistaken wire transfer, resulting in the return of all mistakenly-transferred funds.
  • Represented the American Trucking Association and two individual companies in a suit which resulted in a precedent-setting order permanently enjoining and declaring unconstitutional under the dormant Commerce Clause Rhode Island’s “RhodeWorks” tolling program, which placed a toll only on large commercial trucks using Rhode Island’s Interstate highways.

Dispute resolution > Securities litigation: defense Tier 3

The securities litigation team at Mayer Brown is described by clients as ‘top-notch’ in complex litigation. Joe De Simone in New York and ‘calm and positiveGlenn Vanzura in Los Angeles co-lead the securities litigation and enforcement practice, which continues to act in high-profile SEC and DOJ investigations as well as in securities class actions. Both De Simone and Vanzura are acting for Generac in class and derivative actions concerning alleged misrepresentations and omissions in SEC documents. Up-and-coming partner Jacqueline Vallette, who works from the Houston and Los Angeles offices, is increasingly visible in the market, and her work with Vanzura in a class action arising from the IPO of GoHealth, Inc. is a prime example. New York-based Matthew Ingber also plays a central role in the firm’s key matters.

Practice head(s):

Joseph De Simone; Glenn Vanzura

Testimonials

‘The team is exceedingly competent with incredible backgrounds which positions them extremely well to navigate complex litigation. Their understanding of process and defense strategy combined with outstanding preparation creates strong positions from which to resolve conflict. ’

‘Jason Linder and Glenn Vanzura make an outstanding team. They truly care about their clients and manage to the best outcome possible. No matter the complexity or difficulty of the situation, they are knowledgeable, calm and positive.’

‘The Mayer Brown team is absolutely top-notch. Smart, capable, excellent judgment, they have the right touch at the right time. I have been co-counsel with them on a few securities matters and I am always extraordinarily impressed.’

‘Joe DeSimone is an effective leader. He is at the top of his game: Wise, clever, and balanced by excellent judgment.’

Key clients

Generac Inc.

Zillow Group, Inc.

GoHealth, Inc.

GPB Capital Holdings LLC

Horizon Bancorp

Altisource Residential Corporation

Altisource Asset Management Company

Krispy Kreme, Inc. and Director Defendants

Frontier Communications Corporation

Morris Laster, M.D.

Noble Energy

Work highlights

  • Representing Generac, its directors and senior officers in securities class and derivative actions brought in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin. Plaintiffs allege that defendants made material misrepresentations and omissions in SEC documents and other public statements concerning the safety of the Company’s solar energy products installed at residential locations and demand for its flagship product.
  • Representing Zillow Group, Inc., its CEO and CFO, and Zillow’s board of directors in a large, complex federal securities class action and related federal and state derivative actions (In re Zillow Group, Inc. Securities Litigation (W.D. Wash.) and In re Zillow Group, Inc. Derivative Litigation (W.D. Wash.& Wash. State Ct.)). The plaintiffs allege that Zillow and the individual defendants made materially false statements in a series of SEC filings and public statements about Zillow’s co-marketing program and its alleged non-compliance with law, particularly the RESPA statute.
  • Retained to represent GoHealth, Inc. and the director and office defendants in a consolidated shareholder class action and a shareholder derivative action in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Plaintiffs allege violations of Sections 11 and 15 of the Securities Act of 1933 in connection with alleged misstatements in the Company’s IPO registration statement.

Finance > Capital markets: equity offerings

Mayer Brown is a major name in capital markets with a dynamic mix of domestic and global equity offerings. Known for its investment grade debt offering practice, it has issuer and bank clients that frequently turn to it for equity engagements. The capital markets team, which is primarily located in New York and Chicago, has continued to work on a steady stream of at-the-market programs and is further noted for middle market IPOs. REITs, life sciences, energy, consumer products, financial services and business development companies (BDCs) are key sectors for the team. Offering extensive experience at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), senior figure Michael Hyatte was hired as counsel to the firm’s Washington DC office in 2023. Anna Pinedo is a major force in equity offerings, along with Edward Best and John Ablan in Chicago. David Bakst and Brian Hirshberg are also key members of the team. Named individuals are based in New York unless stated otherwise.

Practice head(s):

Eddie Best; Anna Pinedo

Other key lawyers:

Work highlights

Finance > Capital markets: high-yield debt offerings

Mayer Brown‘s fast expanding capital markets team has landed an ever growing market share of high-yield debt engagements, alongside its existing investment grade offerings. Its teams are primarily located in New York and Chicago, with further expertise in Houston for energy sector transactions. The capital markets team has a fine record in the financial institutions sector, along with the real estate field, including REITS. Chicago partner Edward Best is co-head of the capital markets team and specializes in deals in the financial institutions sector. New York’s John Berkery is a recognized expert in high-yield and investment grade debt transactions, including offerings by financial institutions.

Practice head(s):

Eddie Best; Anna Pinedo

Other key lawyers:

John Berkery; Ryan Castillo; John Ablan

Key clients

Kingstone Companies, Inc.

Post Brothers Holdings LLC

CBRM Realty Inc.

YUM! Brands, Inc.

Great Ajax Corp

FC HoldCo LLC

Outbrain Inc.

Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC

Necessity Retail

Pacific Life Insurance

Carrington Holding Company, LLC

Atkore Inc.

Tronox

Ocwen Financial Corporation

Tenneco Inc.

Triton Container International Limited

Ready Capital

Work highlights

Finance > Commercial lending

Mayer Brown‘s ‘unmatched‘ practice handles investment-grade and leveraged lending transactions, as well as several fund finance facilities and debt restructurings. Practice heads Matt O’Meara and Kiel Bowen co-head the practice from the Chicago and Charlotte offices, respectively. Notable names from the Chicago office include Christopher Chubb, who has significant experience handling matters relating to specialty lending fields, such as ESOP, gaming, healthcare and franchise lending and Fred Fisher who regularly works with private equity finds and corporates on debt facilities and leveraged acquisition financings. Forming part of the New York offering, Adam Paul is a key name for corporate lending, while Scott Zemser  has significant experience in leveraged finance.  

Practice head(s):

Matt O’Meara; Kiel Bowen

 

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘MB’s Fund Finance Team is the best in the business. Their advisory of current market standards and ability to articulate the nuances of its credit agreements is unmatched. They also have the deepest bench. There are 5th and 6th year associates on their team that I would prefer to Partners at other firms. Finally, their Senior Partner, Kiel Bowen is always available to weigh in and much more accessible to the client.’

‘Ultimately it comes from the top with Kiel Bowen. Best in class.’

 

Key clients

Nissan Motor Acceptance Company LLC

GWG Holdings

Blackstone GSO Capital

BNP Paribas

Citizens Bank N.A.

Commvault Systems, Inc.

Monroe Capital Management Advisors, LLC

Mizuho

Ready Capital

RBC Capital Markets

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

Truist Bank

Work highlights

  • Represented Nissan Motor Acceptance Company LLC, as borrower, in connection with a $2.4bn syndicated senior credit facility.
  • Represented joint bookrunner, in connection with a $1.2bn financing to Robert Bosch Finance LLC, guaranteed by Robert Bosch GmbH, a German multinational engineering and technology company. The financing was made available in the form of a senior unsecured delayed draw term loan.

Finance > Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate Tier 3

Mayer Brown‘s New York and Chicago-based restructuring practice is noted for their creditor and debtor based practice, having handled numerous matters for clients in the banking and finance industry, alongside energy, infrastructure and healthcare. Brian Trust  co-heads the practice and is experienced on cross-border and out-of-court restructurings, while Joaquin de Baca combines transactional and litigation expertise to represent both debtors and creditors in-court and out-of-court workouts and reorganization proceedings. Sean Scott  is skilled in insolvency matters and acts on behalf of companies and boards of directors, whereas Louis Chiapetta handles litigation aspects of bankruptcy cases. Josh Gross is a name to watch.

Practice head(s):

Brian Trust; Matt Wargin; Sean Scott

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The Mayer Brown Restructuring practice is a highly competent group of professionals who have been an excellent partner on a number of complex restructuring engagements. In addition to high quality legal expertise, they are excellent at thinking strategically about certain case issues and the appropriate cadence with other non-client stakeholders.’

‘Joaquin C De Baca, Brian Trust and Lisa Holl Chang have been a pleasure to work with over the past 12 months. Accurate legal analysis, strategic thinking and high quality client management has been the standard across the board of the MB team.’

Key clients

Barclays

Forever Energy

GLAS USA LLC & GLAS Americas LLC

GWG Holdings, Inc.

U.S. Bank

Stillwater Funds

Wilmington Trust, National Association

Work highlights

  • Represented MUFG Union Bank, as administrative agent under a prepetition credit facility with Salem Harbor Power Development LP (the “Borrower-Debtor”), the holding company of a power plant facility in Salem Harbor, Massachusetts, in the chapter 11 case, as well as the New York state court litigation.
  • Representing PNC Bank, NA, as administrative agent, in a trade receivables securitization facility which provides $200M of financing for Air Methods.
  • Served as lead restructuring counsel for GWG Holdings, Inc. and its affiliates (GWG), a publicly-traded life settlements and alternative investments company, in GWG’s plan confirmation and successful emergence from Chapter 11, resolving more than $2.1 billion in debt.

Government > Government contracts Tier 3

Sitting within the firm’s wider national security practice, Mayer Brown‘s government contracts offering is an asset to a host of prime and subcontractors, suppliers, and grantees across a range of industries, particularly aerospace and defense, healthcare, and IT. Routine engagements include assistance with bid protests, regulatory compliance, foreign military sales transactions, grants, and FOIA requests and disputes. Based in Washington DC, the team is led by Marcia Madsen, who is highly regarded for the breadth and depth of her experience in FCA defenses, internal investigations, audits, bid protests, and cybersecurity matters. Counsel Luke Levasseur has a strong record in federal litigation, and is frequently retained in contract disputes, bid protests, FCA cases, and internal investigations. Counsel Cameron Edlefsen left the firm in June 2023.

Practice head(s):

Marcia Madsen

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The expertise, diversity and collegiality of the team. This very experienced team knows our industry and my business well. The legal advice we receive from the team reflects that.’

‘Marcia Madsen is pragmatic, a renowned expert in the government contracts field and terrific to work with.’

‘Strong knowledge in government contracts counseling and litigation support.’

‘Marcia Madsen is a true SME, excellent business advisor, able to make recommendations to achieve best outcomes.’

Key clients

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.
  • Represented a major managed care organization in connection with the defense of a series of protests concerning the Louisiana Department of Health’s award of contracts for Medicaid managed care.
  • Represented a major Medicaid Managed Care Organization in defense of its contract in a series of bid protests before the DC Contract Appeals Board and in recent appeals before the DC Superior Court.

Healthcare > Life sciences Tier 3

With a client base spanning pharmaceutical, medical devices and biotech companies, Mayer Brown offers a full range of contentious and advisory IP services, covering Hatch-Waxman disputes and infringement allegations, while also overseeing cross-border mergers and joint ventures and associated IP strategies. Leading the team out of New York are Lisa Ferri, who frequently appears before the PTAB and Federal Appeals Courts in complex patent trials, while also working alongside Reb Wheeler to oversee transactions in the sector, including M&A, private equity acquisitions and joint ventures.

Practice head(s):

Lisa Ferri; Reb Wheeler

Key clients

Gilead Sciences

Roivant Sciences

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited

Galderma Laboratories, L.P.

Sanofi

Regeneron

GSK

Gerber Products Company

bioMérieux SA

Nestlé Health Science

International trade > Trade remedies and trade policy Tier 3

On the trade remedies front, Mayer Brown strikes a balance between petitioner- and respondent-side work, where it is equipped to advise on the full scope of matters, from antidumping and countervailing duty cases, through to safeguard actions and EU Trade Barrier Regulation investigations. Experienced senior counsel Duane Layton stepped down as international trade head in January 2023 but remains sought after for his strong track record in trade disputes, including trade remedy cases and WTO litigation—notably, he handled the first two antidumping cases to come before the WTO. Trade remedies specialist Matthew McConkey co-heads the Washington DC-based department together with Sydney Mintzer, who handles a mix of customs and trade remedies work. Jing Zhang is also noted for her broad practice, which encompasses trade remedies, export controls, sanctions and customs matters, with an emphasis on cross-border compliance issues involving China.

Practice head(s):

Matthew McConkey; Sydney Mintzer

Other key lawyers:

Duane Layton; Jing Zhang; Warren Payne

Key clients

FNA Group

Aluminum Extruders Council

Island Industries

Arkema Inc.

Halopolymer OJSC

Southwire Company

California Manufacturing and Engineering Co.

Forza Steel S.A. De C.V.

Weldbend Corporation

U.S. Steel Corporation

Ocean Spray Cranberries

Giti Tire Global Trade Pte. Ltd.

Volvo Car Corporation

SONOS

Medline Industries

Sibur Holdings

Acron USA

Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP)

Work highlights

  • Represented US Steel Corporation in US trade and trade policy matters, including international negotiations related to steel, and the US 232 tariffs on imported steel, as well as the China 301 tariffs.
  • Successfully advised Arkema as petitioner in a US antidumping investigation, when the USITC determined that the US R-32 industry was materially injured by Chinese R-32 imports.
  • Represented 25 plaintiffs, including Volvo Car Corporation, Medline Industries and Sonos, in numerous lawsuits challenging tariffs imposed by the US on goods from China.

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

The employment litigation team at Mayer Brown is well-place to defend clients in wage-and-hour class and representative actions, handle discrimination claims, and prosecute and defend actions regarding trade secrets and non-discosure agreements. The group is routinely called upon by employers in the technology, consumer products, and energy segments. The practice is co-led by Los Angeles-based Ruth Zadikany, who has experience both acting as day-to-day employment counsel to corporate clients and representing them in high-stakes employment-related litigation; and Chicago-based Andrew Rosenman, who represents clients in class and collective actions, appellate cases in state and federal courts, administrative proceedings, arbitrations, and mediations. Also in Chicago, Marcia Goodman has broad expertise in domestic and cross-border employment mandates.

Practice head(s):

Andrew Rosenman; Ruth Zadikany

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

Very responsive, with top notch skills and an understanding of the market. Very proactive in advising on matters to be aware of.

Andy Rosenman is just a great lawyer. I can’t imagine a better partner for dealing with labor and employment disputes. Responsive, practical, strong advocate, just the whole package.

Key clients

Home Point Financial Corporation

FrankfurtRheinMain Corporation

Foster Poultry Farms

Cushman & Wakefield

Intercom

Work highlights

  • 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.
  • Obtained an important summary judgment victory for FrankfurtRheinMain Corporation in a case involving an alleged breach of employment contract filed by the former President of the company.
  • Represented Cushman & Wakefield in a high-profile lawsuit against two former employees alleging breach of their restrictive covenants, including their non-competition and non-solicitation obligations.

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

Standing out for its expertise in counseling management and boards of directors on change and crisis management, Mayer Brown draws on its global footprint to advise major corporations across a myriad of industries. The practice is jointly steered by New York-based Anna Pinedo, who has a busy capital markets and corporate practice, representing issuers, investment banks and investors, and Eddie Best, who splits his time between New York and Chicago.

Practice head(s):

Anna Pinedo; Eddie Best

Key clients

National Association of Manufacturers and Kentucky Association of Manufacturers

ALTI Private Equity Access Fund

Dynex Capital

Prologis, Inc.

Great Ajax Corp.

Chubb Ltd.

Assured Guaranty

Invesco Real Estate

Oak Valley Bancorp

Adaptimmune Therapeutics plc

Mereo BioPharma Group plc

InMode Ltd.

Protalix Biotherapeutics Ltd.

VAALCO Energy

Profire Energy

TC Energy

Vestis Corporation

GATX Corp.

Key Tronic Corporation

CNA Financial

Real estate > Construction (including construction litigation) Tier 3

Commended for its ‘great industry knowledge’, Mayer Brown advises on public infrastructure transactional mandates and project financings, particularly concerning railways, in addition to design-build projects. The team includes transaction specialists, with Chicago-based practice leader Joanna Horsnail representing a range of clients in the airline, real estate, and architecture arenas. Charles Kelley leads the litigation and dispute resolution practice from Houston, whose expertise includes representing clients in contentious mandates concerning delay claims and regulatory issues. In the firm's Salt Lake City office, Matthew Moscon is another key contact, leading on regulatory enforcement issues, particularly regarding EPC contracts, while Washington DC’s Mitch Holzrichter stands out for his offering in public infrastructure.

Practice head(s):

Joanna Horsnail

Testimonials

‘This team has great industry knowledge over a broad spectrum of issues. They are then able effectively apply that information to a given situation. Collaboration with the broader team is exceptional.’

‘Joanna Horsnail has been an invaluable contributor to our project team.’

‘The team’s knowledge and experience sets them apart. Additionally, how they convey that knowledge is also very effective.’

‘Joanna Horsnail is absolutely amazing. I continually recommend Mayer Brown as the best public sector infrastructure law firm in the country.’

‘Mayer Brown has an excellent understanding of public sector clients. They are efficient, responsive, and continuously delivery exceptional value to our mutual clients.’

Key clients

Acciona Energy North America Corporation

Accelerate Maryland Partners

Alabama Department of Transportation

Arkansas Department of Transportation

Benteler International AG

Caterpillar

Central Japanese Railway Company

Constellation Energy

Garver Engineering

Gateway Development Commission

Kraft Heinz Foods Company

Plenary Americas USA Ltd.

Texas Department of Transportation

Work highlights

  • Advising Central Japan Railway Company, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Hitachi, Toshiba and NEC (“Team Japan”) on the Texas Central High Speed Rail Project.
  • Advising the Gateway Program Development Corporation, a bi-state partnership of New York, New Jersey, New Jersey Transit, Amtrak and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, on its investment program to replace and update rail infrastructure assets along the Northeast Corridor.
  • Representing Accelerate Maryland Partners (AMP) in the execution of the Phase P3 pre-development agreement for the Maryland Department of Transportation in the largest highway P3 program undertaken in the United States.

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

Mayer Brown‘s REIT practice is led by Anna Pinedo from New York, she is a capital markets specialist and has a wealth of experience in financings for REITs, as well as acting as underwriters counsel for a number of public REITs. Securitizations are a key part of the practice as well as public offerings and M&A. David Freed is an integral part of the practice, focusing on equity and mortgage REITs on private placements, IPOs, and follow-on offerings. Representing REIT issuers, sponsors and investment banks, Brian Hirshberg is particularly noted for his expertise in public equity and debt offerings. Both aforementioned lawyers are based in New York. Over in the Chicago practice, Haukur Gudmundsson assists with securitizations and structured finance transactions and Susannah Schmid handles mortgage loan transactions.

Practice head(s):

Anna Pinedo

Key clients

Great Ajax Corp.

Prologis Inc.

Redwood Trust, Inc.

New York Mortgage Trust, Inc.

Dynex Capital Inc.

Global Net Lease, Inc.

ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc.

Waypoint Residential, LLC

Cherry Hill Mortgage Investment Corporation

NorthStar Healthcare Income, Inc.

Lument Finance Trust Inc.

Real estate Tier 3

Energy > Energy regulation: electric power Tier 4

Praised by clients as a ‘go-to firm in this area’, Mayer Brown‘s regulatory offering in the electric power space is often sought out in relation to the firm’s transactional capabilities, where it assists clients with the sale and purchase of assets such as generating projects and public utilities. The practice also handles FERC proceedings under the leadership of Mark Williams in Washington DC. Williams specializes in FERC-regulated M&A proceedings, which also form a key area of focus for DC-based Heather Feingold. Tray Smith left the firm in September 2023.

Practice head(s):

Mark Williams

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Mayer Brown’s electric regulatory practice is unique as it has one of the foremost practitioners in the space – in Mark Williams – and is well suited to providing clients with a level of sophistication to their deal and transactional support that not too many legal platforms currently offer.’

‘There are few firms I would place above Mayer Brown in providing regulatory transactional support for transactions and activities that require FERC approval. They are a go-to firm in this area.’

‘Mark Williams and his second-in-command, Heather Feingold, are the two individuals that make this practice tick. They are excellent to work with and they bring a level of experience to these issues that is often lacking at other firms.’

Key clients

Global Atlantic Financial & KKR & Co., Inc

Northern Star Generation

Ares Management Corporation

John Hancock Life Insurance and Manulife Infrastructure Fund II

CDPQ

MSD Capital

Diamond Generating Corporation

Oaktree Capital Management

Work highlights

  • Acted for Global Atlantic and KKR in a cooperative filing process involving direct or indirect dispositions of affiliation of over 50 energy generating companies, as a component of KKR’s acquisition of voting control over Global Atlantic.
  • Advised Global Atlantic Financial Group/KKR on all aspects of the sale of interests in thirteen large generating projects in multiple US states to Onward/IIF, amounting to over 1,000 MW of gross installed capacity.
  • Advised KKR’s managed funds and investment vehicles on US energy regulatory matters arising in the acquisition of controlling interests in international infra business John Laing, with the transaction including multiple US generating facilities and regulated public utilities, and involving over two dozen regulatory filings and applications.

Energy > Energy transactions: electric power Tier 4

Trusted by a host of private equity outfits and infrastructure funds, the team at Mayer Brown International LLP ‘know what to focus on within complex deals’, overseeing a range of high-profile mandates regarding renewable energy portfolio transactions, PPAs, joint ventures, and the purchase and sale of companies – among others. Paul Astolfi spearheads the practice from Chicago and is well-renowned for his equity investment work in the renewables industry, and is a chief advisor to CDPQ. Elena Rubinov guides global energy players and investment managers through M&A from the firm’s New York office, with recent work highlights including large-scale wind, solar and battery storage developments, and often works alongside Nadav Klugman who provides further M&A and renewables expertise from Chicago. Washington DC’s Mark Williams demonstrates prolific activity across the board and lends crucial transactional-energy regulatory know-how to a wide range of practice mandates. Heather Feingold, who is also based in Washington DC, is held in similar acclaim for her energy regulatory strength.    

Practice head(s):

Paul Astolfi

Testimonials

‘The team knows what to focus on within complex deals.’

Great capabilities in renewables and utilities.

Key clients

Argo Infrastructure Partners LP

Blackstone

Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ)

Duke Energy Corporation

ENGIE North America Inc.

Goldman Sachs

Harrison Street

John Hancock Life Insurance

KKR

Manulife Financial Services

TC Energy

Work highlights

  • Represented Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec (CDPQ) in consortium with Blackstone and Invenergy to acquire renewables portfolio from AEP for $1.5 billion.
  • Represented Global Atlantic Financial Group, an affiliate of KKR & Co., Inc., in the sale of 100 percent of the cash equity interests in a 1.171 MW operating solar portfolio, through its affiliates, to Onward Energy,
  • Represented TC Energy Corporation (TCE) in two separate transactions for the acquisition from Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners of 100 percent ownership interest in each of (i) the 313MW Fluvanna wind project located in Scurry County, Texas and (ii) the 148MW Blue Cloud wind project located in Bailey and Lamb Counties, Texas.

Insurance > Advice to insurers Tier 4

Mayer Brown‘s global insurance practice handles a broad spectrum of transactional, litigation, regulatory, and compliance matters. The team, led by highly experienced litigator Bronwyn Pollock in Los Angeles, regularly works with offices across the US and internationally on complex mandates. A diverse portfolio includes class action defense, high-stakes litigation, investigations, cybersecurity, and partnership matters, demonstrating particular strength in navigating complex multi-jurisdictional disputes. In Houston, Robert Harrell, a seasoned litigator, specializes in representing insurers in D&O policy disputes, while Joseph De Simone, based in New York, focuses on securities class actions, litigation, and regulatory disputes. Notably, three new partners, Justin Herring from the New York Department of Financial Services, Allison Lee from Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, and Adam Hickey from the US Department of Justice, joined in 2023, following the addition of partner Jared Wilner in the previous December.

Practice head(s):

Bronwyn Pollock

Key clients

First American Title Insurance Company

Chubb Ltd.

AXA

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.
  • Represented AIG in an insurance fraud dispute.

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

The patent litigation group at Mayer Brown represents both plaintiffs and defendants from a broad range of industries in all patent litigation venues. The group frequently helps innovators and tech companies protect their patents and business processes and has particular expertise in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries, standing out for its record of representing pharmaceutical companies in Hatch-Waxman litigation against generic manufacturers. In New York, practice head Lisa Ferri works with clients in the pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device industries, and patent attorney Clayton McCraw specializes in all phases of patent litigation, with an emphasis on district court patent venues, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and proceedings and the International Trade Commission. The Washington DC group includes IP attorney Gary Hnath, who has ‘excellent knowledge of the client’s industrial practice‘ and is particularly experienced in proceedings at the International Trade Commission, as well as IP specialist Jamie Beaber.

Practice head(s):

Lisa Ferri

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Mayer Brown puts client’s benefit at first priority to make the litigation strategy. Its team’s strength is a combination of the professional lawyers’ familiarity with the broad requirements and relevant rules and laws, along with the specific industrial knowledge and practice.’

‘Gary Hnath fully understand the needs of the client and makes proposals timely following the development of the case for the client’s benefit. Excellent knowledge of the client’s industrial practice’

Key clients

Anhui Jinhe and Jinhe USA

Astellas

Autel Intelligent Technology Corp., Ltd.

BASF SE

EVE Energy Company, Ltd.

FlatFrog Laboratories, AB

Galderma Laboratories, L.P.

Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Hanshow Technology Co., Ltd.

Man Wah Holdings Ltd

Maxell Ltd.

Nespresso USA, Inc.

Pantech Corp.

Powermat Technologies, Ltd.

Thales Group

Work highlights

  • Represented Japanese consumer electronics manufacturer Maxell in its licensing and enforcement campaign in the smartphone and television spaces.
  • Represented Thales Group in a case before the US Court of Federal Claims.
  • Represented Gilead Sciences in Hatch-Waxman patent litigations against sixteen different Defendants groups filed in the U.S. District Courts.

Intellectual property > Trademarks: litigation Tier 4

Drawing on its bench strength across the Americas, Europe, Middle East, and Asia Pacific regions, Mayer Brown routinely represents global consumer brands in a diverse host of matters arising from the food and beverages sector. John Mancini, who helms the practice from the firm’s New York office, is a strong choice for tech, media, and telecoms companies, bringing extensive experience representing these clients in the ITC, USPTO, and TTAB. In Chicago, Kristine Young routinely represents a diverse host of clients across the retail, banking, tech, entertainment, and hospitality industries.

Practice head(s):

John Mancini

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Deep understanding of US IP laws and how to best approach the client’s business needs.’

Key clients

3M Corporation

YouTube

Nespresso USA, Inc.

Blue Bottle Coffee, LLC

Capri Sun GmbH

Work highlights

  • Obtained a permanent injunction for 3M Corp. against a New Jersey-based company that violated federal trademark and false advertising law while attempting to sell 3M-branded N95 masks at drastically-increased prices to New York City officials amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Achieved a victory in the Southern District of New York on behalf of Nespresso USA, Inc., in a trade-dress action against Peet’s Coffee, Inc. involving the Nespresso Original Line capsule.

International trade > Customs, export controls and economic sanctions Tier 4

Demonstrating strong commitment to growth in the international trade area, Mayer Brown made two senior hires in 2023. John Sullivan, a former US deputy secretary of state and former US ambassador to the Russian Federation, joined in Washington DC as national security co-head; and national security and white-collar defense lawyer Adam Hickey, based in New York and Washington DC, arrived from the DOJ, where he was a Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the National Security Division. The duo will provide a significant enforcement dimension to the export control and sanctions practice, which is led by Washington DC- and Dubai-based Tamer Soliman. On the customs side, high-profile sector specialist Sydney Mintzer and Jing Zhang are names to note.

Practice head(s):

Sydney Mintzer; Tamer Soliman

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Sonos Inc

EverPro Technologies Company

Southwire Company

Element Electronics

Boxwell LLC

Arkema Inc

Wireless Supply Services, LLC (part of Asurion)

Magellan Corp

Blue Stem Brands

Maesa Inc

Volvo Car Corporation

Orbit Aluminum Industries

Teijin Holdings

Webb Wheel Products (a Berkshire Hathaway Company)

Palliser Furniture Holdings

Perfection Hy-Test Company (a Berkshire Hathaway Company)

ZC Rubber America Inc./Zhongce Rubber Group Co.

Sirio Pharma Co.

OMERS

Goldman Sachs

Unilever / Murad LLC

Work highlights

  • Represented Volvo in ongoing customs litigation at the CIT seeking to invalidate certain Section 301 duties imposed by the US Government on imports from China.
  • Advised Unilever in an internal investigation, and negotiated the corresponding settlement agreement, in connection with the diversion of an acquired subsidiary’s products to Iran from 2009 to 2018.
  • Represented numerous multinational clients in customs, sanctions, and export controls matters.

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

The employment and benefits team at Mayer Brown has strong experience in acting for global financial institutions. The team engages in traditional design work, including qualified and welfare plans, as well as funds related work, for example, the firm recently created a lifetime income investment fund for a trillion-dollar defined contribution plan market. The practice is led from Palo Alto by Maureen Gorman, who advises clients on a wide range of issues, including design and redesign of 401(k) plans. Erin Cho, working from Washington DC, assists international clients with redesigning and restating deferred compensation plans. In Chicago, Hillary August advises clients on pensions, 401(k), and nonqualified plan issues.

Practice head(s):

Maureen Gorman

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

3M

American Equity Life Insurance

BlackRock

Bristol-Myers Squibb

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce

Grosvenor

HSBC

Morgan Stanley

Northern Trust

Yale University Investments Office

Work highlights

  • Advising one of the largest asset managers in the world on the creation of a cutting edge lifetime income investment fund designed for the $9 trillion defined contribution plan market.
  • Assisting one of the largest recordkeepers and asset managers in the country with the development of comprehensive ERISA compliance policies and provide ongoing advice on ERISA issues arising in day-to-day operations.
  • Advising client in connection with derisking a dual qualified (US/Puerto Rico) defined benefit plan.

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

Mayer Brown advises a wide array of US and multinational corporations on employee benefits and executive compensation, covering areas such as compliance, transactions, and litigation. The group, led by Maureen Gorman from Palo Alto, has a notable presence in the insurance industry, serving clients such as Somerset Reinsurance, Assured Guarantee, and Prudential Financial. Debra Hoffman has significant experience in ERISA matters and employee benefits plans, while Ryan Liebl is particularly experienced in advising companies and individual executives in the context of cross-border deals. Stephanie Vasconcellos focuses on employee benefits and executive compensation issues arising from corporate transactions involving both public and private entities. All attorneys are based in Chicago unless otherwise stated.

Practice head(s):

Maureen Gorman

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Brookfield Infrastructure Partners

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce

Caterpillar

Cushman & Wakefield

Envestnet

HSBC

State Farm Insurance

Tenneco

The Jordan Company

Yum! Brands, Inc.

Work highlights

  • Represented Engie in the $1 billion acquisition of Broad Reach Power LLC from the private equity funds EnCap Energy Transition and Apollo Infrastructure.
  • Represented Somerset Reinsurance in its sale of a controlling interest to Aquarian Holdings LLC.
  • Represented Fosun International Limited in the sale of AmeriTrust Group, Inc. to Accident Fund Insurance Company of America, a subsidiary of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.

Labor and employment > Workplace and employment counseling Tier 4

Mayer Brown’s employment litigation and counseling team offers a wide range of services, from personnel issues and processes and policies to pre-litigation employment matters. The firm has a strong base in Chicago, where it counsels an array of US and international clients. Ruth Zadikany, based in LA, co-heads the practice with Andrew Rosenman. Zadikany is an experienced litigator who also serves as day-to-day counsel for software, financial services, real estate, among other clients. Meanwhile, Rosenman is proficient in conducting pre-litigation counseling and internal investigations. Marcia Goodman has recently provided support on drafting and updating new policies and procedures for employers, while Maritoni Kane is proficient in wage and hour and leave issues. All individuals mentioned are based in Chicago, unless stated otherwise.

Practice head(s):

Andrew Rosenman; Ruth Zadikany

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Cushman & Wakefield

Home Point Financial Corporation

Intercom

Work highlights

  • Providing ongoing advice and counsel to Cushman & Wakefield, a global commercial real estate services firm, on a daily basis on many aspects of its labor and employment issues, from drafting template agreements to advising on personnel issues to helping it create employment processes and policies.
  • Advised Homepoint Financial with respect to day-to-day employment-related inquiries, including compliance with various state and federal wage-and-hour requirements, reasonable accommodation requests, leaves of absence, and updating its handbook and template employment agreements.
  • Providing day-to-day advice and counsel to the software company Intercom, Inc. with advice regarding reductions in force and regarding various employee personnel matters.

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

Mayer Brown is highly regarded for its traditional music work but has also established a reputation as a key firm for digital and internet copyright matters. Co-head Paul Fakler has continued to build on his extensive rate setting experience by leading a number of royalty negotiations and litigations on behalf of associations and broadcasters. Co-head John Mancini is a successful IP litigator whose knowledge of new media and technology has proven useful for his corporate client base. Jacob Ebin can assist new and traditional media clients in variety of rate courts and with a range of litigation matters, including antitrust and licensing disputes. William Patry joined from an in-house position in June 2023 and is based in New York, as are all previously mentioned attorneys.    

Practice head(s):

A. John P. Mancini; Paul M. Fakler

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The Mayer Brown team has worked tirelessly in an ongoing litigation. We are delighted by ongoing progress. The team exude calmness in a stressful matter, which inspires confidence.’ 

‘John Mancini and Paul Fackler both have an in-depth knowledge of the litigation geography in this sector and what is driving the litigation. They are both very easy to work with and come up with pro-active solutions.’ 

Key clients

Pandora Media

Google

Sirius XM

Spotify USA

 

Work highlights

  • Representing Pandora in a contested copyright infringement case.
  • Representing Spotify in Claims of Copyright Infringement Over Eminem’s ‘Lose Yourself’ and other tracks.
  • Represented VPN Providers in copyright infringement lawsuits.

Media, technology and telecoms > Technology transactions Tier 4

Mayer Brown's practice is sought out by a range of national and global tech and financial services corporations to advise on data analytics, tech-related M&A transactions, and projects involving the Internet of Things. The team’s leadership trio comprises Richard Assmus, who focuses on trademark licensing and AI projects, Palo Alto-based Nina Flax, who assists clients with transformational projects and tech alliance agreements, and Brad Peterson, who regularly handles transactions related to cloud services, core systems modernization, and AI. Marina Aronchik is recognized for her know-how in the robotic automation space, while Joe Pennell handles blockchain and machine learning projects. In San Francisco, Rohith George regularly advises on the negotiation of various tech related agreements. All aforementioned individuals are stationed in Chicago, unless otherwise mentioned.

Practice head(s):

Richard Assmus; Nina Flax; Brad Peterson

Testimonials

‘Highly knowledgeable and efficient.’

‘Nina Flax is terrific and is an exceptional negotiator.’

‘The team keeps an eye for the bigger picture, as opposed to being bogged down in the details.’

‘The team is comprised of creative and proactive thinkers. The firm is strong across the board.’

‘Mayer Brown distinguishes itself through its extensive experience across a broad spectrum. This includes expertise in contracting for AI, fintech, and managing major outsourcing initiatives. A standout aspect of their practice is their track record of successful dealings with nearly all major tech providers.’

‘The firm is known for its exceptional responsiveness, consistently preparing documents within tight deadlines. This agility, combined with their comprehensive tech industry knowledge, positions them uniquely in the legal landscape.’

‘Marina Aronchik stands out as a dazzling figure in the legal field. Her command of the law is not just comprehensive but deeply impressive, marked by a keen ability for issue spotting and strategic negotiation. What sets Marina apart is her unparalleled work ethic.’

‘Mayer Brown is at the forefront of technological integration in legal practices.’

Key clients

CDK Global II, LLC

CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V.

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation

Protalix

Synthomer PLC

At-Bay, Inc.

BetterManager Inc.

Dobson Technologies, Inc.

General Motors Company

Kakao Entertainment Co, Ltd.

Opendoor Technologies Inc.

Work highlights

  • Advised General Motors on an investment with Lithium Americas Corp. to develop the Thacker Pass mine in Nevada.
  • Represented Synthomer PLC in the $255m sale of its laminates, films, and coated fabric businesses to Surteco North America, Inc.
  • Advised Opendoor on preparing, negotiating, and executing a strategic partnership with Zillow.

Real estate > Real estate finance Tier 4

Antitrust > Merger control Tier 5

Dispute resolution > International arbitration Tier 5

The international arbitration group at Mayer Brown is valued for its ‘deep knowledge of the energy sector’, which was recently evidenced by its involvement in several commercial and investor-state disputes on behalf of global oil and gas companies. The team also has experience in representing sovereign states in investment cases, with the Islamic Republic of Pakistan a representative client in this sphere. New York’s Ted Howes heads a robust US practice that also includes arbitration and litigation partner Michael Lennon, who works from Houston and London. In September 2023, international arbitration specialist David Weiss joined in Houston from King & Spalding LLP.

Practice head(s):

Ted Howes; Michael Lennon

Other key lawyers:

Luc Mitchell; Jennifer Huang; David Weiss

Testimonials

‘An excellent team with deep knowledge of the energy sector; the ability to deal with highly complex demands; and, especially, with the structure to handle litigation where the involvement of several specialists is necessary.’

‘Michael Lennon is an attorney with experience in energy disputes and has unparalleled knowledge among his peers.’

‘The team answered every one of our questions on the day we sent them.’

Key clients

Lion Mexico Consolidated

Solvay

Nestlé USA and Nestlé Middle East

Islamic Republic of Pakistan

Work highlights

  • Representing the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in ICSID annulment proceedings and on resisting the enforcement of an award.

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

Credit funds, real estate funds and insurance funds are the areas in which the Mayer Brown is particularly active, with the team acting primarily for fund sponsor clients on the structuring and formation of private funds, fund raising and regulatory compliance matters. In New York Timothy Clark advises private equity, venture capital, hedge and sovereign wealth funds on their formation and is additionally well versed in secondaries transactions, while in Chicago Wendy Dodson Gallegos has standout capabilities in real estate related investment strategies and together, they lead the practice. Tram Nguyen splits time between Washington DC and New York and is praised by clients for being ‘a real expert in SEC regulatory issues’ and Jim Kelly in Salt Lake City supports across a range of issues.

Practice head(s):

Timothy Clark; Wendy Dodson Gallegos

Other key lawyers:

Tram Nguyen; Jim Kelly; Jeffrey Bruns

Testimonials

‘Investment funds practice and related regulatory work – deep expertise in complex issues related to fund formation and related regulatory issues.’

‘Tram Nguyen – former SEC branch chief – a real expert in SEC regulatory issues that affect investment funds.’

‘A strong real estate fund management practice, highlighted by excellent technicians who drive commercial results with practical solutions.’

‘Mayer Brown is global firm with excellent lawyers that consistently provide practical results within a collaborative culture. Partners and associates who stand out include Wendy Gallegos and Jeff Bruns.’

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

Main Street Capital

First Sentier Investors

Crescent Capital

BMO

Stellus Capital

Waterous Capital

Work highlights

  • Represented Invesco Advisers, Inc. in its final closing of Invesco Real Estate U.S. Fund VI, L.P.
  • Advised Assured Guaranty in the sale of its CLO asset manager business to Sound Point Capital Management, L.P.
  • Represented First Sentier Investors on the US bank regulatory component of its bid to acquire AlbaCore Capital Group.

M&A/corporate and commercial > Venture capital and emerging companies Tier 5

Mayer Brown supports early-stage and emerging companies, as well as venture capital clients and strategic investors involved in financing, partnering with, and acquiring the entities. The practice is led by Paul Chen from San Francisco and Palo Alto, who brings experience in investments and corporate transactions across various stages. In Salt Lake City, Mark Bonham advises tech and life sciences companies and their investors on venture capital financings, M&A, and IPOs. Matthew Wells, also in Salt Lake City, offers expertise in company formations, preferred stock financings, and M&A. The addition of Spencer Glende to the Salt Lake City team in January 2023 from Dorsey & Whitney LLP enhances the firm’s capabilities in tech and IP transactions.

Practice head(s):

Paul Chen

Other key lawyers:

Mark BonhamMatthew Wells; Matteo Daste; Craig Frame; Spencer Glende; Aaron Murdock

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

Counting leading global companies and financial institutions amongst its key clients, the Mayer Brown team has extensive experience advising on cross-border M&A and sales of equity interests. The Chicago-based practice is headed by William Kucera and Jodi Simala, with the former specializing in tender and exchange offers, while the latter manages complex joint ventures and divestitures. The firm is especially noted for handling transactions in the energy, consumer products, and entertainment spaces.

Practice head(s):

William Kucera; Jodi Simala

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

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

Work highlights

Latin America: International firms > Capital markets Tier 3

Mayer Brown has a genuinely wide-ranging Latin America capital markets practice. It has a longstanding presence in energy and infrastructure bonds, high-yield and investment-grade bonds, private placements, liability management, and securitisation and structured financings. Additionally, the firm is building its standing in IPOs and equity offerings, especially in Brazil through its partner firm Tauil & Chequer Advogados. It has continued to advise on a series of infrastructure financings, often through private placements, and remains at the forefront of diversified payments rights programmes. It also has a growing office in Mexico City. Chicago partner Douglas Doetsch leads the Latin America group and has an outstanding record in infrastructure bond financings and future cash flow securitisations, including diversified payments rights programmes. Chicago’s Juan Pablo Moreno is licensed to practice in Colombia, New York and Illinois, and is also noted for diversified payments rights programmes, debt offerings and other structured finance transactions. Washington DC partner Gabriela Sakamoto is rated for private placement financings for infrastructure projects and securitisations. New York’s David Bakst  is another key member of the team.

Practice head(s):

Douglas Doetsch

Key clients

Banco Santander

Bank of Nova Scotia

BNP Paribas

Bradesco

Pacific Life Insurance Company

Goldman Sachs

Global Bank

Diatoms

JP Morgan Chase

Wells Fargo

Work highlights

  • Represented Global Bank Corporation, as originator, in the establishment of a diversified payment rights programme.
  • Advised Goldman Sachs, as sole structuring agent and placement agent, on Banco Pichincha’s issuance of a second series of notes under its diversified payment rights securitisation programme.
  • Represented the concessionaire in obtaining a $170m financing to complete works on the Costanera Sur project in Paraguay, which included a $130m private placement of notes by a special purpose vehicle.

Latin America: International firms > Banking and finance

Mayer Brown’s status as a global leader in banking and finance, combined with its longstanding commitment to Latin America, forms the basis for a flourishing practice in the region. The firm advises a vast array of big-name lenders, including Latin American and international institutions, with engagements ranging from bulge-bracket project finance to sustainability-linked loans and pioneering structured finance transactions. It continues to be at the forefront of future flow financings, warehouse financing, and supply chain and trade finance, and has also worked on the vast majority of diversified payment rights financings in Latin America. The firm has a presence in Brazil through its association with Tauil & Chequer Advogados and a growing office in Mexico City, coupled with Latin America-focused practitioners in New York, Chicago, Washington DC and other US offices. Chicago partner Douglas Doetsch is head of the Latin America group and a market leader in infrastructure finance and cross-border securitisations, including future cash flow securitisations. Buenos Aires-born Gabriela Sakamoto is another experienced name in project finance, structured finance and acquisition finance, and Chicago partner Juan Pablo Moreno is another key figure on cross-border financings in Latin America, including major project financings and sustainability-linked loans. David Duffee has retired.

Practice head(s):

Douglas Doetsch

Testimonials

Excellent at executing and solving structural problems.

My perception is that the team is very solid for transactions in Latin America. Compared to other firms, it seems to me that the team is certainly as good as its competitors.

In the project on which we worked with Mayer Brown, the involvement of the partner in charge, Juan Pablo Moreno, was exceptional. He led the transaction the whole time and was always available for everything. For a complex transaction like the one we had, his ideas and his contributions were important.

Key clients

Banco do Brasil

Banco Itau

Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior

Banco Santander

Bank of America

BNP Paribas

Bogotá, Distrito Capital

Credit Suisse

Deutsche Bank

Empresas Públicas de Medellín

Goldman Sachs

Sumitomo Mutsui Banking Corporation

Work highlights

  • Advised Empresas Públicas de Medellín on a $700m sustainability-linked loan credit facility, based on sustainability linked loans principles.
  • Represented BBVA México, as arranger, in connection with a $750m syndicated cross-border term loan facility to Banco Actinver, acting solely and exclusively as trustee of Trust 1401; the proceeds of the facility were used to refinance existing real estate portfolio indebtedness.
  • Represented Goldman Sachs Bank as lender, administrative agent, collateral agent and lead arranger regarding a senior secured revolving credit facility with Operadora Falcon.

Latin America: International firms > Projects and energy

Mayer Brown has an outstanding record in project finance with its excellent connections to key commercial lenders and multilateral agencies. Operating across the energy, oil and gas, and infrastructure spaces, the firm is also noted for its experience in M&A transactions, including the acquisition finance aspects of these deals. The firm also has strong links to project sponsors, special purpose vehicles, contractors, operators and governments. It has a fine reputation in project bond transactions, hybrid financings and PPP structures. The US-based team works closely with colleagues in Mexico City and Brazil, including oil and gas, LNG, and gas-fired and renewable power projects. Washington DC and New York-based Christopher Erckert leads the firm’s project bonds practice and Latin America projects practice; he continues to be active in major infrastructure, renewable energy and electricity transmission project financings. Chicago partner Douglas Doetsch is head of the Latin America and Caribbean practice, and is an experienced figure in transportation infrastructure financings and re-financings. Washington DC’s Gabriela Sakamoto and Chicago partner Juan Pablo Moreno are also key names, along with Gabriel Salinas, who joined the Houston office as a partner in April 2023 from Shearman & Sterling LLP.

Practice head(s):

Christopher Erckert

Key clients

Acciona Concesiones

Banco Santander

Bank of Nova Scotia

BNP Paribas

CDPQ

Deutsche Bank

Goldman Sachs

Santander

Sumitomo Mutsui Banking Corporation

Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology Co,

Work highlights

  • Represented Acciona (as part of the Concessionária Linha Universidade consortium), in connection with a $1.34bn financing deal with Brazil’s National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES) to develop Line 6 of the São Paulo subway – the largest public-private infrastructure project under construction in Latin America.
  • Represented Vinci Airports’ subsidiary Concessoc 31 SAS, as borrower, in the negotiation and execution of a credit and guaranty agreement with Banco Inbursa, HSBC Mexico and Scotiabank, as lenders, in support of the $1.17 billion acquisition of Fintech Advisory’s 29.9% stake in Mexican airport operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte (OMA).
  • Represented Solarpack Corporacion Tecnologica in a pair of mirror project financings in favour of two Colombian SPVs to finance the design, development, financing, construction, ownership, operation and maintenance of photovoltaic solar plants with 80MWac and 99.9MWac installed capacity located in La Gloria (César), and Montería (Córdoba), respectively.

Mayer Brown is a leading international law firm positioned to represent the world’s major corporations, funds, and financial institutions in their most important and complex transactions and disputes.

OUR CLIENT SERVICE PRINCIPLES

  • Delivering the best legal advice and service
  • Leveraging our deep commercial instincts to serve as our clients’ strategic partners and trusted advisors
  • Building diverse teams of lawyers from our market-leading practices to help achieve our clients’ goals
  • Solving our clients’ most complex problems with creative and innovative ideas
  • Collaborating across offices to deliver the best of our knowledge wherever in the world it’s needed
  • Using technology to develop new ways to deliver timely and efficient client service

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.

Department Name Email Telephone
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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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.

Department Name Email Telephone
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.