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Palo Alto

The cornerstone of our Silicon Valley practice, the Palo Alto office brings together an interdisciplinary team of deal makers, litigators, and business advisors that continues to grow along with our clients. Our Northern California presence is far-reaching, making us the counsel of choice for both industry leaders and emerging companies in the technology, finance, transportation, real estate and environmental development, energy, and healthcare sectors.

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Recent Client Successes

Represented Brocade Communications Systems in its acquisition of Ruckus Wireless.

Secured a complete victory for Trend Micro in a high-stakes patent infringement suit at the Federal Circuit after an almost six-year battle.

Advised Oculus VR on the corporate and transactional IP aspects of the highly anticipated launch of its groundbreaking virtual reality headset, the Oculus Rift.

Leading Legal Team

We offer our clients the legal solutions and business insights necessary to navigate new paths to growth. Our team advises clients on complex domestic and cross-border deals, as well as defending their interests in a wide range of disputes. We also regularly guide innovative start-ups through the process of establishing their businesses.

Structuring Complex Deals that Foster Growth

  • Our leading Corporate practice focuses on complex technology transactions and intellectual property counseling and advice for clients in high-tech industries. We are experienced with M&A, securities offerings, fund formation, and other corporate matters.
  • Our Capital Markets practice advises on a variety of acquisition, venture finance and joint venture, derivative, and restructuring transactions.
  • The firm’s sophisticated Tax practice is internationally recognized for our work in critical and evolving areas of tax law.

Ensuring Compliance and Resolving Critical Disputes

  • Our Intellectual Property practice delivers outstanding results in critical disputes for a wide range of clients from across the tech sector.
  • The experienced trial lawyers in our Palo Alto office represent prominent institutions and individuals in almost every type of Securities Litigation, including defending our victories and pursuing our clients’ interests on appeal.
  • Our top-ranked Employment Law practice helps companies implement effective workplace strategies, minimize the risk of litigation, and defend their interests when disputes do arise.

Supporting Innovation Across Industries

  • The firm’s dedicated Data Center practice advises leading companies in this space on all facets of data center transactions in numerous jurisdictions globally.
  • Our Technology, Media, Entertainment, and Telecommunications practice represents a wide variety of both leading and emerging companies, as well as the investment banks and private equity and venture capital firms that finance them.
  • The firm’s Life Sciences and Healthcare practice provides consistent, practical solutions for complex disputes, investigations, and transactions in this dynamic, global industry.
  • One of the world’s largest Real Estate practices, our team has developed sophisticated structures and innovative solutions for some of the most complex multijurisdictional real estate deals around the globe.