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WASHINGTON, D.C.

Our Washington, D.C. office offers clients our full-service capabilities as a global law firm as well as a unique Washington perspective on the regulatory, legislative, and policy-making issues that may affect their legal interests. The office brings together prominent lawyers with decades of experience, including many with previous distinguished service in the executive and legislative branches of the U.S. government.

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Recent Client Successes

Served as lead U.S. counsel to Airbus in a worldwide (26 countries) investigation conducted jointly by the U.S. DOJ, French PNF, and the UK SFO into alleged corruption in the sale of commercial aircraft and other matters. This matter resulted in a history-making US$4 billion resolution with U.S., French and UK regulators, the largest simultaneous global (and also the largest simultaneous FCPA) resolution in history.

Protected the intellectual property of a wide range of life sciences and technology clients in more than 500 post-grant proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Represented Canadian private equity firm Novacap TMT in its acquisition of Horizon Telcom, a U.S. fiber-optic bandwidth infrastructure services provider.

Advised Braskem on the conclusion of its December 2016 FCPA settlement with the U.S. DOJ and the U.S. SEC. The US$957M joint U.S. DOJ, U.S. SEC, Swiss, and Brazilian resolutions amounted to the third largest case in FCPA history at the time.

An Innovative Legal Team

We serve our clients as business advisors, helping them overcome critical challenges and take advantage of timely opportunities—from bet-the-company litigation and investigations to first-of-their-kind cross-border deals.

GUIDING DEAL MAKERS AND FOSTERING GROWTH

  • Our Corporate practices handle mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, structured finance, and infrastructure deals.
  • The firm’s sophisticated Technology, Media and Telecommunications practice advises clients ranging from start-ups to some of the largest media and telecoms companies in the world.
  • Our Structured Credit team helps clients design and close sophisticated transactions.
  • The firm offers one of the world’s premier Energy practices, with a global footprint that enables us to work across borders and practices to help our clients achieve success.
  • Our office is home to members of the firm’s Fintech and Payments practice, guiding both established leaders and innovative newcomers through today’s evolving financial landscape.
  • Our leading Real Estate team provides deep insight into the challenges of conducting transactions in today’s global economy, as well as guidance on how our clients’ real estate strategies can support their continued growth.

Ensuring Compliance and Resolving Critical Disputes

  • Our experienced litigators represent leading corporations and individuals in a wide array of Investigations and White Collar matters, helping to swiftly, effectively, and discreetly resolve highly sensitive matters.
  • The lawyers in our Intellectual Property practice deliver outstanding results in critical disputes in the life sciences and technology sectors.
  • Our International Arbitration team brings unparalleled knowledge and experience to the resolution of some of the most challenging cross-border disputes.
  • Our Anticorruption and FCPA practice is recognized as one of the best in the U.S. for providing sophisticated compliance advice and guiding clients through sensitive investigations.
  • The firm’s top-ranked Employment Law practice helps companies implement effective workplace strategies, minimize the risk of litigation, and defend their interests when disputes arise.
  • Our Privacy and Cybersecurity practice guides clients through investigations of potential privacy-related problems, advises on establishing compliance programs, and provides counsel on responding to suspected security breaches.
  • Our National Security and Global Trade Controls practice provides clients with advice steeped in a deep understanding of the complex programs and policies governing cross-border investment, financial transactions and and technology transfers.
  • Our Antitrust and Competition practice represents many of the world’s leading business and financial enterprises.
  • Our Environmental, Sustainability and Governance (ESG) team helps clients plan for long-term value, minimize risk of future ESG problems, and navigate such problems should they arise.