Morrison & Foerster has deep expertise representing retailers in litigation, transactional work, counseling, and corporate work, including credit card services, e-commerce and catalogue practices; sourcing, brand and trademark protection; licensing and outsourcing; product recall and product liability issues; consumer issues and trade and advertising regulation (including issues raised by CPSC, FTC, and state AG offices); class action and securities litigation; labor and employment claims, collective bargaining and wage and hour issues; state and local tax matters (including apportionment issues, nexus challenges, and cases involving treatment of large capital gains), real estate matters (including site development and ground and retail leasing); and information technology. We serve as primary outside counsel for many retailers.
We are particularly well-known for our litigation record representing retailers, including the successful defense of major class action cases and cases involving antitrust, unfair business practices claims, false advertising claims, wage and hour cases, disability access, and general commercial litigation.
We also represent Internet-focused retailers across a wide range of product and service categories.
Our long history and relationships with retailers, the scale of our retail practice and our interdisciplinary approach provide us with a keen awareness of the many legal issues facing retailers and the insight to resolve problems efficiently and effectively for our retail clients, and their customers and supply chain partners.
Our retail clients include Albertson's, Apple, Barnes & Noble, Costco, Dillards, Federated, Gap, Inc., Guitar Center, Home Depot, Kmart, The Kroger Company, LensCrafters, Nordstrom, Office Depot, PC Mall, Restoration Hardware, Saks, Safeway, Target, and Toys R Us.