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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

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United States

From the firm’s 30 offices* in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, Morgan Lewis works across all major industries with clients that range from established, global Fortune 100 companies to enterprising start-ups. The firm provides comprehensive corporate, transactional, litigation and regulatory services that help address and anticipate challenges across vast and rapidly changing landscapes. Founded in 1873, Morgan Lewis stands on the shoulders of more than 140 years of achievement, but never rests on its reputation.

Main areas of practice: Corporate and business transactions: Morgan Lewis provides corporate, finance and investment counsel to a diverse clientele of public and privately held businesses of all sizes and across industry sectors including banking and financial services, energy, life sciences, technology, telecommunications, media and retail.

Litigation, regulation and investigations: clients turn to Morgan Lewis when their vital interests are at stake, looking to the team’s trial legal and business sophistication, broad scope of litigation services, and ability to find solutions to complex challenges. Litigators at the firm handle cases in virtually every jurisdiction in the United States and globally and serve as trial, strategic, permitting and co-ordinating counsel in large, complex matters.

Intellectual property: from start-ups to celebrated global brands, clients around the world rely on the diverse strengths of Morgan Lewis patent, trademark and copyright lawyers and professionals and IP litigators. The firm’s full range of IP services includes litigation, patent preparation and prosecution, trademark and copyright registration, counseling and opinions, transactions and due diligence.

Labor, employment and benefits: the firm’s labor, employment, executive compensation and benefits practitioners apply a solution-oriented approach to give clients a competitive edge and help employers around the world navigate the constantly changing landscape of global, US state, and local laws and regulations that govern the workplace.

  • Chair

  • Jami Wintz McKeon

  • Managing Partner

  • Steven C Browne

  • David W Pollak

  • Steven R Wall

Latin America

With 28 offices in the US, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, Morgan Lewis provides comprehensive transactional, litigation, labor and employment, and intellectual property legal services to clients. The firm's regulatory and industry-focused practices help clients address legal, government and policy challenges. Founded in 1873, the firm has more than 2,000 legal professionals: lawyers, patent agents, benefits advisors, regulatory scientists and other specialists.

Areas of practice: Morgan Lewis' Latin America team, with professionals fluent in Spanish and Portuguese, understands Latin American business practices, laws and cultures. It spans ten major cities, including the important gateways of Houston, Miami and New York. The firm has lawyers licensed to practice in Latin American jurisdictions, with a particular focus on Brazil and Mexico, and handles matters in the following categories:

Banking and finance: the team represents banks and other financial institutions in a variety of debt finance transactions in the United States and Latin America, including syndicated, club and bilateral lending transactions (investment grade and leveraged) as well as project finance.

Complex international litigation and arbitration: 1000+ litigators handle cases in virtually every jurisdiction, often serving as national and international trial and co-ordinating counsel in large, complex matters, with particular emphasis on risk avoidance counseling and aggressive dispute negotiation.

FCPA: the firm represents clients facing increased anti-corruption and other regulatory risks and has represented clients before the US Department of Justice and US Securities and Exchange Commission in connection with FCPA inquiries, and matters under investigation by authorities in Latin America, the EU, Asia, the former Soviet Union and elsewhere.

Financial restructuring: as one of the top go-to restructuring practices in the world, Morgan Lewis' financial restructuring group is the clear first choice for noteholders, bondholders, banks and other financial creditors confronting distressed situations across Latin America.

Intellectual property: the firm's intellectual property lawyers and professionals, many with advanced science or engineering degrees, handle patent prosecution, trademark and copyright protection, counseling and opinions, transactions, due diligence, and litigation.

Labor and employment: Morgan Lewis helps clients negotiate the ever-changing landscape of laws/regulations governing the workplace. The firm counsels companies on workforce expansions or reductions and on litigation involving everything from hiring/dismissal practices to unions and regulatory compliance.

Mergers and acquisitions: the firm handles million- to multibillion-dollar transactions for its diverse, global clientele -- sellers, buyers and investors; investment and commercial banks; private equity and venture capital funds; and institutional lenders and independent director committees and management groups.

Projects: the team focuses on the development and financing of large-scale infrastructure projects, including oil and gas, power, and renewable and related energy projects. It represents developers, contractors, strategic investors and project sponsors in the development, construction, financing and acquisition, and disposition of projects.

Telecommunications: the firm serves as a key resource for its communications and technology clients by managing their regulatory, transactional and tax needs throughout Latin America. It frequently acts as an international legal quarterback for companies entering multiple international markets.

  • Partners

  • 700+

  • Other fee-earners: 1,300+

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