What’s Next for the Tech Industry?

The technology industry faces an array of fast-moving challenges and opportunities – from the rise of big data and the need for ever-more vigilant data security to the high-profile M&A deals that help fuel innovation. Today, tech companies must navigate an increasingly complex marketplace under intense scrutiny.

As part of our efforts to deliver outstanding client service, we recently hosted a Tech Week in northern California to glean insights into the “stay awake” issues facing our clients in this rapidly evolving area. Through one-on-one meetings and panel discussions with some of the region’s most innovative market leaders, we gained a deeper understanding of the critical trends impacting their business – and how our lawyers can help them manage risk and move their business forward.

Top Five Priorities for Outside Counsel

  1. Act as an extension of the team, understanding not only the organization, its objectives and preferences, but also its product(s)
  2. Provide a holistic, global perspective, bringing the “whole firm” to every engagement
  3. Create efficiencies and be flexible with pricing structures
  4. “Own the judgment,” sharing the risk and providing clear and decisive counsel
  5. Focus on the client’s vision, future, and growth 

Our Partners' Perspectives

Hear from our partners on the market developments and legal issues that will most affect tech companies in today’s complex environment.

What are the most pressing privacy and security issues facing tech companies today?

Behnam Dayanim

Partner, Privacy and Data Security Practice
Washington, D.C.
1.202.551.1737 |

How is the tech industry driving real estate and data center developments?

Steve Berkman

Partner, Real Estate Department
San Francisco
1.415.856.7215 |

What are the antitrust challenges that technology companies face?

Holly House

Partner, Antitrust Practice
San Francisco
1.415.856.7217 |

What are the factors driving the surge in tech M&A and what is the outlook for the rest of the year and into 2015?

David Hernand

Partner, Corporate Department
Los Angeles
1.213.683.6200 |

How can technology companies navigate PTAB's post-grant patent proceedings?

Naveen Modi

Partner, IP Litigation Practice
Washington, D.C.
1.202.551.1990 |

What challenges do tech companies face in managing risk and cost in eDiscovery?

Thomas Barnett

Special Counsel, eDiscovery and Data Science
Los Angeles
1.213.683.6123 |