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This is where it all started. For 125 years, since we were founded to engage in a “general business practice,” we have been a leading member of the San Francisco legal community. A lot has changed in the last century and a quarter. But, of course, many of the most important things haven’t. For example, we continue to have one of the leading litigation practices in the country — firmly anchored by our San Francisco-based litigators, which include several of the nation’s foremost practitioners. Our San Francisco-based trial lawyers regularly bring cases to trial. They represent clients in complex commercial litigation of all types, with particular emphasis on securities, intellectual property, financial services, class action defense, consumer products, antitrust, white-collar criminal defense, products liability, unfair competition, employment, Proposition 65 and toxic tort litigation.

We are also leaders in corporatefinancetechnology transactionsfinancial servicespatents and other intellectual property,real estateenvironmental and land useenergy and natural resourcesfinancial restructuring and insolvencylabor and employmenttaxemployee benefits, and executive compensationsecurities litigationinternal investigationsFCPA and anti-corruption.

Our corporate lawyers advise on venture financings, public and private offerings, strategic alliances, joint ventures, and mergers and acquisitions for some of the most dynamic private and public companies in the world. Our intellectual property lawyers provide the full scope of patent, trademark and copyright counseling, prosecution, licensing and outsourcing advice to investors, inventors, entrepreneurs and established companies.

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