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Legal 500 - 2008

6/24/2008
LEGAL 500 US
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Intellectual Property

  • National
    • Copyright - national
    • Patent prosecution - utility and design patents
    • Patent prosecution - plant patents
    • Patent licensing
    • Patent re-examination
    • Technology - outsourcing
    • Technology - transactions

Corporate M&A

  • National
    • M&A: national firms - large deals
    • Venture capital and emerging companies

 Capital Markets

  • National
    • Capital markets - debt offerings
      • Debt Offerings - Advice to Issuers
      • Debt Offerings - Advice to Managers
    • Capital markets - equity offerings
      • Equity Offerings - Advice to Issuers
      • Equity Offerings - Advice to Managers
    • Global offerings
      • Global Offerings: Advice to Financial Institutions
      • Global Offerings: Advice to Corporates
    • Structured finance - derivatives and structured products

Litigation

  • National
    • Antitrust
    • Energy
    • Environment
    • Patent litigation - full coverage
    • Product liability and mass tort defense - consumer products (including tobacco)
    • Product liability and mass tort defense - aerospace/aviation
    • Securities - shareholder litigation
    • Supreme Court and appellate
    • Trademarks - litigation
    • Trade secrets
    • White-collar criminal defense - full service

 Finance

  • National
    • Corporate restructuring
    • Mutual funds
    • Project finance
      • Project finance: Advice to Lenders
      • Project finance: Advice to Sponsors
  • Regional
    • Bank lending - West Coast

Other Recognized Specialties

  • Privacy
    • National
      • Technology - data protection and privacy
  • Real Estate
    • Regional
      • New York - capital markets
      • North California - transactions and finance
      • North California - land use and zoning
  • Tax
    • National
      • Employee benefits
      • Tax controversy
    • Regional
      • Domestic tax - West Coast
  • Telecommunications
    • National
      • Telecoms and broadcast - regulatory
      • Telecoms and broadcast - transactional

NATIONAL RANKINGS

  • Finance: Capital markets - debt offerings
    • Debt Offerings - Advice to Issuers (Tier 3)
    • Debt Offerings - Advice to Managers (Tier 3)
  • Finance: Capital markets - equity offerings
    • Equity Offerings - Advice to Issuers (Tier 3)
    • Equity Offerings - Advice to Managers (Tier 3)
  • Finance: Corporate restructuring (Tier 5)
  • Finance: Global offerings
    • Global Offerings: Advice to Financial Institutions (Tier 4)
    • Global Offerings: Advice to Corporates (Tier 3)
    • Leading Lawyer: Anna Pinedo
  • Finance: Project finance
    • Project Finance: Advice to Lenders (Tier 4)
    • Project Finance: Advice to Sponsors (Tier 4)
  • Finance: Structured finance - derivatives and structured products (Tier 3)
  • Intellectual Property: Copyright - national (Tier 4)
  • Intellectual Property: Patent litigation - full coverage (Tier 4)
    • Leading Lawyer: Steven Comer
  • Intellectual Property: Patent prosecution - utility and design patents (Tier 4)
  • Intellectual Property: Patent prosecution - plant patents (Tier 3)
  • Intellectual Property: Patent licensing (Tier 1)
    • Leading Lawyer: Peng Chen
  • Intellectual Property: Patent re-examination (Tier 3)
  • Intellectual Property: Trademarks - litigation (Tier 4)
  • Investment fund formation and Management: Mutual funds (Tier 3)
  • Litigation: Antitrust (Tier 5)
  • Litigation: Energy (Tier 4)
  • Litigation: Environment (Tier 3)
    • Leading Lawyer: Michele Corash
  • Litigation: Product liability and mass tort defense - consumer products (including tobacco) (Tier 1)
  • Litigation: Product liability and mass tort defense - aerospace/aviation (Tier 1)
    • Leading Lawyer: Don Rushing
  • Litigation: Securities - shareholder litigation (Tier 6)
  • Litigation: Supreme Court and appellate (Tier 3)
  • Litigation: Trade secrets (Tier 4)
    • Leading Lawyer: James Pooley
  • Litigation: White-collar criminal defense - full service (Tier 7)
  • Media, technology and telecoms: Technology - data protection and privacy (Tier 1)
    • Leading Lawyer: Miriam Wugmeister
  • Media, technology and telecoms: Technology - outsourcing (Tier 3)
    • Leading Lawyers: John Delaney, Vivian Hanson
  • Media, technology and telecoms: Technology - transactions (Tier 1)
    • Leading Lawyers: William Schwarz, Russell Weiss
  • Media, technology and telecoms: Telecoms and broadcast - regulatory (Tier 2)
    • Leading Lawyer: Cheryl Tritt
  • Media, technology and telecoms: Telecoms and broadcast: transactional (Tier 3)
  • Mergers, acquisitions and buyouts: M&A: national firms - large deals (Tier 1)
    • Leading Lawyer: Robert Townsend
  • Mergers, acquisitions and buyouts: Venture capital and emerging companies
  • Venture Capital Funds (Tier 3)
  • Tax: Employee benefits (Tier 3)
  • Tax: Tax controversy (Tier 4)

REGIONAL RANKINGS

  • New York
    • Real estate: New York - capital markets (Tier 4)
  • California
    • Finance: Bank lending - West Coast (Tier 1)
    • Real estate: North California - transactions and finance (Tier 1)
      • Leading Lawyers: Philip Levine, Carl Seneker
    • Real estate: North California - land use and zoning (Tier 3)
    • Tax: Domestic tax - West Coast (Tier 2)

 


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