Troutman Pepper > Atlanta, United States > Firm Profile

Troutman Pepper
600 Peachtree Street NE
Suite 5200
Atlanta, Georgia 30308-2216
United States

Industry focus > Energy regulation: conventional power Tier 1

Troutman Pepper's energy group handles major issues for the nation’s investor-owned utility sector and developers of transmission and generation infrastructure. It has particular experience representing clients before state public-service commissions in all types of proceeding, including litigation rate cases. The team also regularly advises on interconnection issues, M&A, and antitrust and competition issues, among others. Hydropower regulation is another key area of expertise for the group, advising on dam safety and policy initiatives. In Washington DC, practice co-head Amie Colby specializes in vertically-integrated utilities and transmission-related issues; fellow co-head Brandon Marzo, in Atlanta, has expertise in the certification of new generation capacity, including new nuclear generation. Washington DC-based Christopher Jones is the practice's third co-head and focuses his work on energy markets.

Practice head(s):

Amie Colby; Brandon Marzo; Christopher Jones

Other key lawyers:

Charles Sensiba

Key clients

PacifiCorp

NV Energy

Dominion Energy

Duke Energy

American Electric Power

Public Service Company of New Mexico

Ameren Corporation

NorthWestern Energy

WEC Energy Group

Tucson Electric Power Company

NiSource, Inc.

Wisconsin Electric Power Company (WEPCO)

Berkshire Hathaway Energy

Consolidated Edison Development

Portland General Electric

GridLiance

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

Drawing upon deep life sciences and healthcare industry knowledge, allied with procedural litigation skills relating to discovery, expert witness preparation, pre-trial motions and trials, Troutman Pepper‘s geographically diverse product liability offering has significant visibility in the sector. The team, which is headed out of Philadelphia by Sean Fahey, has had a role, often as national co-ordinating counsel, in many high-profile individual cases, as well as in MDLs and class actions, including for Medtronic in cases involving several product lines, where Fahey has had considerable success implementing pre-emption arguments – resulting in the dismissal of hundreds of cases. Senior counsel Nina Gussack  is also based in Philadelphia and provides litigation, regulatory and counselling advice to pharmaceutical and medical device companies regarding marketed products, investigational new drugs, medical devices and over-the-counter drug products.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

LivaNova

Collegium Pharmaceutical, Inc.

Eli Lilly and Company

Becton Dickinson

GlaxoSmithKline

Johnson & Johnson and Ethicon

Medtronic, Inc.

Ford Motor Co.

LL Flooring (Lumber Liquidators)

Sanofi-Aventis

Sulzer Pumps (US) Inc./ Sulzer USA Inc.

Mestek, Inc.

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd

Boehringer Ingelheim

Dispute resolution > E-discovery Tier 3

Alison Grounds is the founder and managing director of Troutman Pepper eMerge, a wholly owned subsidiary of the main firm, which focuses on providing integrated discovery services. The group includes both lawyers and technology experts, and assists with litigation readiness and data collection procedures.

Practice head(s):

Alison Grounds

Work highlights

    Industry focus > Energy regulation: oil and gas Tier 3

    Troutman Pepper‘s full-service oil and gas practice houses dedicated experts in pipeline safety and FERC regulation. It represents a diverse client base consisting of interstate and intrastate natural gas and liquid product pipelines, industry trade groups, midstream service companies, terminals and LNG facilities. The team is skilled at handling issues arising under several agency regulations, including the US EPA. Amie Colby jointly leads the practice from Washington DC with Brandon Marzo, who is based in Atlanta. Washington DC-based Daniel Archuleta is another key figure.

    Practice head(s):

    Amie Colby; Brandon Marzo

    Other key lawyers:

    Key clients

    Energy Transfer

    Spire STL Pipeline

    The Williams Companies

    CHS

    Iroquois Gas Transmission System

    Dominion Energy (and all its local distribution subsidiaries)

    Bluewater Gas Storage

    SCG/Scana Group

    Southern Company Gas (and all its local distribution subsidiaries)

    TECO Energy

    WEC Energy Group, Inc (and all its local distribution subsidiaries and electric utilities)

    Washington Gas Light Company

    Industry focus > Energy: renewable/alternative power Tier 3

    Fielding the ability to act for clients across all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, Troutman Pepper offers legal support in the full range of renewable energy, natural resource and federal policy matters. The team is a strong force in renewable energy tax equity transactions on behalf of investors and sponsors, and is also well versed in all types of debt and equity financings for energy industry participants. Recent engagements have seen the group advise on matters involving solar, wind, biomass, geothermal and hydro power, as well as battery storage and hydrogen infrastructure assets. Furthermore, the team demonstrates strong credentials in supporting Fortune 500 companies in their corporate sustainability initiatives. Co-head John Leonti is based in Los Angeles and specializes in project finance, while fellow co-leader Craig Kline in New York oversees domestic and cross-border transactions involving renewable energy assets. Adam Kobos is a well-known attorney in Portland, who is routinely sought out by tax equity investors, project developers and sponsors.

    Practice head(s):

    John Leonti; Craig Kline

    Other key lawyers:

    Adam Kobos; Hayden Baker; Christine Byrnes

    Key clients

    Duke Energy Renewables

    Southern Power Company

    Wells Fargo

    Broad Reach Power

    NextEra Energy Resources

    Fifth Third Bank

    Competitive Power Ventures

    National Grid Renewables

    The Huntington National Bank

    Spruce Finance

    EDF Renewable Energy

    Skyline Renewables, LLC

    Dominion Energy

    BNRG Renewables

    Generate Capital, Inc.

    Lendlease Energy Development LLC

    M&T Bank

    I Squared Capital

    Work highlights

    • Assisting Duke Energy Renewables Solar, LLC and its affiliates with the debt financing of a 360MW portfolio of utility-scale solar projects.
    • Represented Southern Power Company, as both transaction and local counsel, in its role as Sponsor in a tax equity transaction for two stand-alone storage projects known as the Tranquillity BESS Project, which is a 72MW/288MWh battery storage facility located in Fresno County, California, and the Garland BESS Project, which is an 88MW/352MWh battery storage facility located in Kern County, California.
    • Represented Skyline Renewables LLC in connection with restructuring its existing energy hedge transactions with Merrill Lynch Commodities.

    Finance > Project finance

    Troutman Pepper focuses on the renewable energy space, where it represents lenders and sponsors in tax equity financings, with a particular focus on sale and leaseback, partnership-flip, and lease pass-through transactions. The group is involved some innovative areas of work, such as battery storage and hydrogen power solutions for electric vehicles. John Leonti and Craig Kline lead the team from Los Angeles and New York respectively; the former regularly works with major utilities companies, while the latter specialises in cross-border projects. In addition to the New York and LA offices, the department has a presence in Orange County, Portland and Atlanta.

    Practice head(s):

    John Leonti; Craig Kline

    Other key lawyers:

    Christine Byrnes; Hayden Baker; Adam Kobos

    Key clients

    Duke Energy Renewables

    Southern Power Company

    Wells Fargo

    Broad Reach Power

    NextEra Energy Resources

    Fifth Third Bank

    Competitive Power Ventures

    National Grid Renewables

    The Huntington National Bank

    Spruce Finance

    EDF Renewable Energy

    Skyline Renewables, LLC

    Dominion Energy

    BNRG Renewables

    Generate Capital, Inc.

    Lendlease Energy Development LLC

    M&T Bank

    I Squared Capital

    Work highlights

    • Assisting Duke Energy Renewables Solar, LLC and its affiliates in the debt financing of a 360MW portfolio of utility-scale solar projects.
    • Represented Southern Power Company in its role as sponsor in a tax equity transaction for two stand-alone storage projects known as the Tranquillity BESS Project.
    • Represented Skyline Renewables LLC in connection with restructuring its existing energy hedge transactions with Merrill Lynch Commodities, Inc.

    Industry focus > Environment: litigation Tier 4

    Under the leadership of Fitzgerald Veira based in Atlanta, the environment and natural resources department at Troutman Pepper offers legal support to major US and international companies, public entities, non-profit organizations and trade associations in relation to federal, state and local proceedings. With nationwide coverage, the team is a strong performer in the defense of agency and citizen enforcement actions, challenged to permits in the energy sphere, issues pertaining to PFAS and toxic tort claims. Key individuals include Brooks Smith in Richmond, who acts as lead counsel in numerous environmental citizen suits and state enforcement proceedings; and William Droze and Mack McGuffey in Atlanta.

    Practice head(s):

    Fitzgerald Veira

    Other key lawyers:

    Brooks Smith; William Droze; Mack McGuffey; Houston Shaner; Kate Hopkins

    Key clients

    Southern Mills Inc. d/b/a TenCate Protective Fabrics

    Mount Vernon Mills, Inc.

    National Mining Association

    DeKalb County, Georgia

    Georgia Power Company / Southern Power Company

    SUEZ Environment North America

    Dominion Energy

    Work highlights

    • With $1n of sewer system improvements at stake, DeKalb County, Georgia relied on Troutman Pepper to helm a consent decree modification involving 16 months of negotiations between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Justice, Georgia Attorney General’s Office, and the Georgia Environmental Protection Division along with extensive responses to public comments.
    • Engaged by Sunoco Pipeline L.P. to file a rare reverse Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) appeal of a decision issued by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration to disclose highly confidential and sensitive risk consequence modeling.
    • Retained by the Colorado Attorney General and the Colorado Department of Law to serve as an independent investigator to evaluate allegations that the state health department’s air pollution control division failed to properly enforce federal air quality standards.

    Industry focus > Environment: regulatory Tier 4

    The environment and natural resources team at Troutman Pepper has a broad service offering in the field of environmental law, covering both non-contentious matters and litigation. Clients ranging from major companies, trade associations, public entities, and non-profit environmental organizations turn to the team for assistance with environmental enforcement actions, permitting issues and compliance programs. Energy and pipeline-related mandates, climate change and energy transition issues are among the department’s core areas of activity. The department is led out of Atlanta by Fitzgerald Veira, who is particularly concentrated on water and wastewater issues. Based in Richmond, Andrea Wortzel is regularly retained in waste management compliance and has also been involved in permitting and compliance for landfills. Mack McGuffey is a name to note in Atlanta for air quality and climate change issues arising out of regulations governing the construction and operation of stationary sources of air emissions.

    Practice head(s):

    Fitzgerald Veira

    Other key lawyers:

    Andrea Wortzel; Mack McGuffey; Houston Shaner; Shawn O’Brien

    Key clients

    LimnoTech/City of Richmond, Virginia

    Mount Vernon Mills, Inc.

    Kiewit Corporation

    SUEZ Environment North America

    Georgia Power Company / Southern Power Company

    Resource Environmental Solutions

    PacifiCorp

    Delta Air Lines

    Dominion Energy

    Sunoco Pipeline L.P.

    Energy Transfer LP

    Metallurgical Coal Producers Association

    Corporate Environmental Enforcement Council

    Colorado Attorney General and the Colorado Department of Law

    Baxter International, Inc

    Work highlights

    • Serving as primary outside counsel to Corporate Environmental Enforcement Council, the only cross-industry business coalition that brings together the diverse perspectives of legal, technical, and governmental affairs professionals on environmental health and safety issues in the context of enforcement policy and practice.

    Industry focus > Environment: transactional Tier 4

    Troutman Pepper‘s well-staffed environmental and natural resources group acts for major U.S. and international companies, trade associations, municipal governments and federally grant-funded, non-profit environmental organizations active in an array of sectors. With multiple offices nationwide, the firm offers clients seamless environmental law assistance on M&A, project development, financings, restructurings, capital markets and insurance matters. Real estate and energy-related transactions are notable areas of practice for the team, which is under the leadership of Atlanta-based Fitzgerald Veira. In the New York office, Hayden Baker is retained by private equity investors, financial institution and companies in a myriad on transactions, especially those taking place in the chemicals, infrastructure and technology industries. Also in New York, Andrew Perel focuses on all aspects of environmental law, including environmental compliance and due diligence for corporate transactions and real estate financing.

    Practice head(s):

    Fitzgerald Veira

    Other key lawyers:

    Hayden Baker; Andrew Perel; Andrea Rimer; Buck Dixon

    Key clients

    Broad Reach Power

    UBS AG

    Square Mile Capital Management LLC (Real Estate arm of USAA)

    LMF Commercial

    Societe Generale Corporate and Investment Banking – SGCIB

    Urban Edge Properties

    Portman Industrial, LLC and Portman Holdings, LLC

    Work highlights

    • Represented Broad Reach Power in connection with its acquisition of a development stage 10MW-40MWh transmission connected energy storage project located in California.
    • Act as national coordinating environmental counsel for Rialto Mortgage Finance, handling all deal reviews for several portfolio loans involving self-storage facilities and industrial warehouses.

    Industry focus > Insurance: advice to insurers Tier 4

    Described as ‘practical, creative and zealous advocates for their clients‘, the team at Troutman Pepper represents insurers and reinsurers across the country. The core of the practice spans high value D&O and other complex professional liability claims, general and environmental liability claims, as well as reinsurance matters. In the Washington DC office, Richard Pratt  leads the practice while key lawyer Bill O’Neill focuses on reinsurance arbitrations. Kevin Kiefer is based in Orange County and litigates a variety of insurance coverage issues. DC-based Thomas Kinney joined the partner ranks in January 2021.

    Practice head(s):

    Testimonials

    ‘Kevin Kieffer and his team are practical, creative and zealous advocates for their clients. They can handle a wide range of insurance coverage issues and act in any number of roles. I find they obtain excellent outcomes and do their best to protect their client.’

    ‘Firm is quite adept in making and focusing arguments re-coverage and bad faith disputes’

    ‘Kevin Keifer leads the Firm’s efforts in California, a significant forum for insurance matters’

    Key clients

    Allied World Assurance Company

    Allstate Insurance Company

    AXA XL

    AXIS Insurance, Inc.

    Beazley Group

    CapSpecialty

    Chaucer (syndicate of Lloyd’s of London)

    Chubb Group of Insurance Companies

    CNA Insurance Companies

    Markel Corporation

    Navigators Group, Inc. (a brand of The Hartford)

    Resolute Management, Inc.

    Swiss Re

    Tokio Marine HCC

    United Educators

    Guard Insurance

    Munich Reinsurance Specialty Insurance

    Work highlights

    • Represented United Educators Insurance in winning an arbitration award finding that the first $100 million in policies did not afford coverage to USC for the claims.
    • Represented an insurer in obtaining a dismissal from a matter involving insurance coverage litigation in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania in February of 2021.
    • Represented an insurer in coverage litigation involving whether a statutory appraisal action, which assesses the fair value of a merger stock price, constitutes a claim for a “Wrongful Act.”

    M&A/corporate and commercial > M&A: middle-market (sub-$500m) Tier 4

    Troutman Pepper fields a team of over 150 dedicated corporate lawyers located across the major US markets. Mason Bayler and Matthew Greenberg co-head the practice from Richmond and Wilmington respectively; their team is able to call upon the firm’s dedicated expertise in renewable energy and health sciences sectors and is also adept in media and entertainment, mining, manufacturing, hospitality, retail and technology, among other fields.

    Practice head(s):

    Mason Bayler; Matthew Greenberg

    Other key lawyers:

    Rachael Bushey

    Testimonials

    ‘TP already had a relationship with us for corporate and securities work, so this was a natural progression once we became active with acquisitions. Their acquisition team had excellent experience and was deep enough that we could engage with partners when needed but we could benefit economically from associates performing appropriate amounts of the underlying work.’

    ‘We were looking for big firm quality without big firm bills. We felt like TP had a good balance in both areas, so we felt that we were able to control costs with the acquisition without sacrificing on the quality of the representation.’

    Key clients

    S.R. Smith, LLC

    Olympus Corporation of the Americas

    Vishay Precision Group, Inc.

    Danu Advisory Partners Limited

    StarBlue, Inc.

    Renovacor/Chardan SPAC

    Custom Molded Products, LLC

    Otelco, Inc.

    Arthrosurface Incorporated

    Message Broadcast LLC

    Absorption Systems LP

    Belden Inc.

    Franchise Group, Inc.

    Genuine Parts Company

    Mangrove Equity Partners

    Repay Holdings Corporation

    Southwire Company, LLC

    Universal Corporation

    Recro Pharma

    Work highlights

    • Represented Franchise Group, Inc. in the sale of its Liberty Tax business to a Canadian SPAC, NextPoint Acquisition Corp for $250m.      
    • Represented Mangrove Equity Partners, a Tampa, Florida-based lower middle-market private equity firm, in the acquisition of Filing Machines & Systems for $50m.
    • Represented Recro Pharma, Inc. in its acquisition of IRISYS, a San Diego-based CDMO that possesses capabilities that complement and expand those of Recro, for approximately $50m in a combination of cash, shares of Recro common stock and a seller promissory note.

    Real estate > Construction (including construction litigation) Tier 4

    Troutman Pepper‘s broad construction practice is integrated with complementary practices of real estate, insurance, project finance and land use, making the firm a strong choice to assist through the full life cycle of a development. The team is also well-versed in the industry’s contentious matters with experience in all types of alternative dispute resolution, as well as litigation where it proves unavoidable. Practice head Michael Subak concentrates on construction litigation, acting for owners, EPC contractors, construction managers, general contractors and subcontractors. He is based in Philadelphia, while the team is represented across several other locations. In New York, Aaron Abraham‘s clients include prominent corporate and institutional owners and developers, as well as real estate and hospitality industry companies, that look to him for transactional matters and litigation. Albert Bates is particularly strong in the areas of power generation, infrastructure, and heavy industrial facilities, advising from the Pittsburgh office, and in Los Angeles Marion Hack has experience in some of California’s most significant developments.

    Practice head(s):

    Michael Subak

    Other key lawyers:

    Aaron Abraham; Albert Bates; Marion Hack; Kevin Wallace; Jason McLarry; Robert Gallagher; Zachary Torres-Fowler

    Key clients

    Brookfield Properties

    SL Green Realty Corp

    The Related Companies

    JPMorgan

    The Carlyle Group

    Southern Power Company

    Portman Holdings

    AECOM

    Zachry Group

    Vratsinas Construction Co., et al.

    Brookfield Properties

    SL Green Realty Corp

    The Related Companies

    JPMorgan

    The Carlyle Group

    Southern Power Company

    Portman Holdings

    AECOM

    Zachry Group

    Vratsinas Construction Co., et al.

    Work highlights

    • Acting for JPMorgan in the construction of its new headquarters on Park Avenue and 50th Street in New York, assisting with with the preparation and negotiation of development, design and construction agreements.
    • Advising the developers on the completion of Phase 1 and performance Phase 2 of the project, including strategic and claims advice on the Fannie Mae headquarters mixed use redevelopment project in Washington DC.
    • Represented Vratsinas Construction Co., its owners, and various related companies in a qui tam action in the United States District Court for the Central District of California.

    Antitrust > Civil litigation/class actions: defense Tier 5

    Troutman Pepper joins the ranking this year with an antitrust practice that sports particular strengths in the healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors, as well as in defending clients in multidistrict cartel class actions and against monopolization claims. Barbara Sicalides in Philadelphia and New York-based Daniel Anziska, both of whom are routinely involved in handling a wide range of antitrust claims, jointly lead the department. Clients in the healthcare and agricultural industries often turn to Jan Levine, located in the firm’s Philadelphia office, for her expertise in multidistrict class actions. Also in Philadelphia, Robin Sumner is well versed in complex civil litigation and securities law.

    Practice head(s):

    Daniel Anziska; Barbara Sicalides

    Other key lawyers:

    Key clients

    GlaxoSmithKline pcl

    Big Heart Pet Brands (JM Smucker)

    United Egg Producers; United States Egg Marketers; United Egg Association

    Hikma Pharmaceuticals USA, inc.; Hikma Labs Inc; West-Ward Columbus Inc.

    Centrum Valley Farms; Trillium Farm Holdings, LLC.

    Vishay Intertechnology

    Creekside Mushroom

    Provoco Pinegood Sumneytown, LLC.

    Thompson Tractor

    Work highlights

    • Represented two industry groups against claims of an unlawful conspiracy to reduce the supply and thereby raise the price of eggs in a six week trial.
    • Defending Centrum Valley Farms, L.P. and Trillium Farm Holdings, LLC in a putative class action pending in Texas federal court alleging that producers, distributors, and sellers raised prices for eggs after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in violation of the price gouging provisions of Texas’s Deceptive Trade Practices Act.
    • Representing Del Monte (now owned by Smucker) in multidistrict litigation, pending in federal court in California.

    Finance > Commercial lending Tier 5

    Following a 2020 merger, Troutman Pepper has a diverse lending practice that is able to advise on revolving credit loans, mezzanine financing and restructuring. In addition to mainstream lending work, the team has particular expertise in assisted living real estate finance, having advised on financing for senior housing and skilled nursing facilities in 42 states. Philadelphia is home to many experienced practitioners, including key partner Bradley Boericke, though the firm also has a presence in Atlanta; Washington DC; Berwyn; and Raleigh. Former practice head Harris Winsberg departed the firm in January 2022, while Ann Brown retired from the partnership.

    Other key lawyers:

    Bradley Boericke; Ann Brown; Hazen Dempster; Lisa Kabnick

    Testimonials

    ‘Strong value proposition for a larger firm. Partners are pulled in when expertise and experience are needed to ensure quality but associates are trusted to do much of the work and represent the firm with some autonomy. I’ve been consistently impressed by the quality of the associates. The firm also applies resources to emerging topics and is therefore equipped to provide expertise and context as these topics become mainstream.’

    ‘Lisa Kabnick has a unique blend of tactical pragmatism and long-term big-picture mindset that enables her to consistently provide great advice on a wide range of topics. Her deep experience lets her make well-informed estimates while she’s humble enough to know when true subject matter expertise needs to be involved. She takes time to understand the motivations at work in a situation and the various alternative paths that could unfold.’

    Key clients

    Unisys Corporation

    Carpenter Technology Corporation

    DNA Diagnostics Center (DDC)

    Capital One, NA

    JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.

    Deluxe Corporation

    First Cobalt Corp.

    Wells Fargo Trade Capital

    Truist Bank

    Southern Company

    Real estate Tier 5

    Troutman Pepper is highlighted for its depth of expertise in retail, energy and hospitality real estate. Its team is also well versed in matters at the intersection of technology and commercial real estate, such as building life safety, wireless internet and cable wiring systems, and technology-enhanced building infrastructure, in addition to the representation of telecoms and software companies across the US. Anthony Greene heads the department from the Atlanta office.  

    Practice head(s):

    Anthony Greene

    Key clients

    Westminster-Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay

    Crescent Communities, LLC

    Wells Fargo – Commercial Real Estate

    Nestlé Purina PetCare Company

    Trinity Capital Advisors, LLC

    Hershey Trust Company

    Pappas Properties, LLC

    Portman Residential LLC

    Equus Capital Partners, Ltd.

    Independence Realty Trust, Inc.

    Work highlights

    • RepresentedCrescent Communities, LLC, a real estate investor, developer, and operator,in the disposition of the Ally Charlotte Center project in uptown Charlotte, NC.
    • Represented Equus Capital Partners, a commercial real estate agency, in connection with the sale of an industrial building in Pennsylvania.
    • Represented Portman Residential as the developer of a new 29-story apartment high-rise building in Midtown Atlanta, GA,containing 342,030 square feet, consisting of 375 units, 11,200 square feet of ground floor retail and a parking deck consisting of 432 parking stalls.

    Government > Government relations

    Troutman Pepper‘s government relations practice maintains a nationwide regulatory and enforcement team with extensive experience across the public and private sectors running the full gamut of industries. The firm takes a proactive approach, operating intensively on state and multi-state policy with the client’s interests in mind, taking a holistic view of regulatory and policy related actions. Richmond based Ashley Taylor Jr. and Philadelphia based Michael Schwartz co-lead the team.

    The firm: Troutman Pepper is a national law firm known for its higher commitment to client care. With more than 1,200 attorneys across 23 US cities, the firm partners with clients across every industry sector to help them achieve their business goals. Read more about the firm’s litigation, transactional, and regulatory practices at troutman.com

    Main areas of practice
    Capital projects and infrastructure: From high-stakes, transformative deals to smaller investments, the firm facilitates capital and infrastructure projects for investors, utilities, sponsors, private investment funds, lenders, developers and other stakeholders. The team’s pragmatic and comprehensive approach helps clients identify, nurture and manage bankable ventures.

    Construction: For decades, Troutman Pepper’s nationally recognized construction practice has been quickly and effectively handling large, complex problems in a wide range of transactional, project management, and litigation matters. This multifaceted team of attorneys counsel clients on some of the largest, most sophisticated construction projects in the world, handling complex cases in federal and state courts nationwide and in domestic and international arbitration forums.

    Consumer financial services: Clients in the financial services industries depend on the firm’s top-ranked, national team to resolve litigation, provide regulatory guidance and assist with investigations and actions initiated by government agencies. This team of compliance, litigation, and enforcement attorneys work together in one multi-disciplinary practice to bring a holistic view of the problem drawing upon specialized knowledge, practical guidance and advice of multiple attorneys.

    Corporate: Consistently recognized as a top-tier practice, the firm’s corporate lawyers regularly handle multi-million- and multi-billion-dollar transactions. The team utilizes a deep understanding of clients’ businesses and the competitive markets in which they operate to help them achieve their objectives.

    Cybersecurity, information governance and privacy: The firm’s national team effectively guides clients through the many challenges involved with their use of technology in their businesses, including the collection and use of regulated information. The team combines its core strengths in regulatory compliance, litigation and corporate law to work with clients to develop innovative and thoughtful frameworks to address potential and actual threats to the security of their data and to mitigate the impact of disputes and government investigations.

    eDiscovery and data management: The eMerge team offers clients integrated technology and legal solutions to address complex data-driven problems in litigation, transactional and compliance matters, and government investigations. This innovative team of technology-focused attorneys and technologists collaborate to achieve maximum effectiveness and optimal outcomes.

    Employee benefits and executive compensation: The employee benefits and executive compensation attorneys provide employers with practical and creative legal counsel. Together with the firm’s enrolled employee plan agents, the team advises clients on the complex issues arising in connection with the design, administration, defense and termination of employee compensation and benefit plans and arrangements.

    Energy: Ranked nationally as a top-tier practice, the firm proactively identifies and manages the challenges posed by both federal and state regulations for utilities and other major stakeholders. The firm works closely with clients to develop innovative solutions to their most pressing business challenges and have handled matters with outcomes that have, or will, alter how energy is valued, distributed, stored and sold.

    Environmental and  natural resources: The firm’s environmental and natural resources attorneys are strategically located in major markets across the United States, and it has handled matters in all 50 states. This team comprises attorneys with valuable government, industry and technical experience, which provides a unique perspective to address the rapidly evolving federal, state and local environmental issues that clients face on a day-to-day basis.

    Finance: Regional, national and global lenders, borrowers and other stakeholders turn to the firm’s finance attorneys for a wide range of matters, from financing new opportunities to evaluating and implementing restructuring and workout strategies. The team’s comprehensive experience enables it to determine the most beneficial course of action for clients, no matter what challenges they face.

    Financial restructuring and insolvency: The firm provides clients with creative solutions in financial restructuring and insolvency matters, that prioritize recovery or return on investment. Because this restructuring team works hand in glove with the firm’s finance and corporate attorneys, the firm understands the underpinnings of financial and corporate transactions and offer tools to reduce crises or prevent them from arising.

    Government and regulatory: The firm’s counsel clients in a wide range of legal and public policy matters. For businesses in heavily regulated industries, such as telecommunications, healthcare and insurance, the team offers guidance on compliance and reporting as well as, when necessary, litigation and administrative appeals around regulatory enforcement actions. This experience in government allows the firm’s practice to advocate for clients in a wide spectrum of matters because the firm’s attorneys understand how the governmental body will perceive the issue or dispute the matter.

    Health sciences: Troutman Pepper has a long track record of helping health sciences clients achieve remarkable successes. From the discovery of breakthrough therapies to improving the delivery of patient care, this team supports clients’ business goals while guiding them through the unique and ever-changing complexities of the industry.

    Insurance and reinsurance: As trusted counsel to insurance companies around the world, our highest priority is to manage risk and resolve matters as efficiently as possible for clients. The firm is widely recognized for representing insurers on some of the toughest matters they face, including complex claims and high-exposure coverage and reinsurance issues.

    Intellectual property: This nationally ranked team of attorneys, patent agents and other professionals provides counsel on the development, acquisition, management and monetisation of a company’s most important assets: their intellectual property. The firm helps its clients bring their groundbreaking advancements to market across many disciplines, including healthcare products that improve and save lives, mechanical innovations that streamline processes, and high-tech goods that create new global markets.

    International: The firm serves its global clients no matter where opportunity leads them. Troutman Pepper’s diverse, multidisciplinary approach and long history of cross-border and international experience allows it to deliver integrated legal and commercial solutions to business challenges wherever they arise.

    Labor and employment: The firm’s labor and employment practice has extensive experience handling the most sensitive workplace employment matters so that clients can focus on running their businesses. From international media companies to local restaurants, clients rely on Troutman Pepper to provide counsel on all types of labor and employment law matters.

    Litigation: Whether it is handling high-stakes, bet-the-company cases, sensitive government investigations or complex insurance coverage cases, the firm’s attorneys commit to knowing clients’ goals from the outset and helping them most efficiently achieve them. The firm’s litigators effectively advocate for clients because they prioritize finding the best possible outcome and developing a strategy to achieve that result.

    Lobbying and public affairs: The firm’s lobbying and public affairs arm, Troutman Sanders Strategies (TSS), is strongly committed to clients, working with and not just for them. Leveraging more than 150 years of cumulative experience, TSS works to identify legislative and regulatory barriers to help craft plans to generate solutions and positive results.

    Multifamily housing finance: With unparalleled industry insight and proficiency, the firm helps lenders structure, negotiate, close and service loans that are sold to secondary market investors. Troutman Pepper provides dedicated resources for servicing needs and for deals within the Freddie Mac Small Balance Loan (SBL) and Fannie Mae Small Loan programs.

    Private equity: The firm advise private equity clients in the full range of investments and dispositions encountered in the life cycle of an investment fund. Clients benefit from the team’s diverse industry experience, including technology, media, telecommunications, manufacturing, retail, energy, healthcare, biotechnology and life sciences, and finance.

    Private wealth management: At the firm, family matters are as important as any corporate transaction. The private wealth management practice provides solution-oriented estate planning and related legal services to individuals from across the United States and around the world.

    Real estate: Clients continually call on this team for complex real estate transactions because they know that the firm makes their business goals a priority. The firm seamlessly delivers real-time, innovative solutions to help them identify real estate opportunities, increase efficiencies and minimise risk. State Attorneys General All major businesses that deal with consumers face the possibility of close scrutiny from state attorneys general, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the Department of Justice (DOJ) and other state and federal regulatory authorities. This team has handled investigations involving all 50 states, and it combines the team’s legal acumen with the firm’s firsthand experience resolving matters with state attorneys general across the country to bring order to the chaos.

    Tax: The firm’s tax practice is different from that of most major law firms – the team goes beyond just answering tax questions by providing independent, practical advice, tailored to each client’s local and global business objectives. The firm’s tax counseling is informed by the team’s understanding of the ‘big picture,’ including the impact of the team’s advice on client financial statements.

    Technology and venture lending: While the firm prides itself on its extensive knowledge of evolving terms, trends and practices, the firm’s main priorities are to advise its lender clients of the risks and benefits of changes to terms and structures, offer them practical solutions, and work with their borrowers to ensure that clients develop and maintain a strong cooperative working relationship with their own clients. Over the past 20 years, this tech lending team has represented lenders in tech lending transactions in excess of $17bn, making it one of the premier practices in the country focusing on financing transactions for early- and late-stage technology companies.

    White-collar and government investigations: The white-collar and government investigations team includes former government prosecutors, in-house compliance counsel and seasoned white-collar defense attorneys who proactively resolve sensitive government investigations and proceedings. Drawing upon the firm’s significant experience, the team guides clients through an often unfamiliar and complex process.

    Chair: Steve Lewis
    Vice chair: Tom Gallagher
    Managing partner: Tom Cole
    Chair, partner compensation committee: Andrea Farley