Our Los Angeles office’s capabilities reflect the City of Angels’ diverse economy and sprawling industries, which include financial services, technology, manufacturing, construction, entertainment, hospitality, health care, food services, retailing, oil and gas, and energy. Our lawyers counsel local, regional, and international clients across a wide range of dispute resolution, transactional, and regulatory issues.
Our Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice engages in dispute resolution counseling and representation in numerous areas, handling matters ranging from routine disputes to complex class actions. Because California statutes and state rules of court frequently present unique challenges for corporate defendants, the Los Angeles Litigation and Dispute Resolution group has teamed with its counterparts in the firm’s San Francisco, Palo Alto, and Orange County offices to form a California litigation service that offers niche competencies to address special challenges, such as California Unfair Competition lawsuits. Other lawyers in the Los Angeles office have extensive experience counseling clients on California’s employment and labor law issues, as well as representing them in employment-related litigation matters. Our Construction and Infrastructure Dispute Resolution practice represents contractors, designers, engineers, and owners in disputes arising from the development and construction of major public and private projects. Our Intellectual Property Litigation practice focuses on handling disputes involving copyrights, patents, and trade secrets.
Local lawyers engaged in corporate and securities matters address issues involving the financing and corporate governance needs of public and privately held companies in areas as diverse as specialty finance, high technology, and life sciences. The Mergers and Acquisitions practice focuses on representing private equity funds and corporate clients in middle market mergers and acquisitions, in addition to joint ventures with transaction values ranging from US$20 million to US$250 million. Lawyers in this area also represent lenders, underwriters, placement agents, institutional purchasers, and investment bankers. Our Corporate team also regularly advise trustees and directors of investment funds–such as banks, thrift institutions, trust companies, investment advisers, broker-dealers, and other institutional investment managers–regarding their fiduciary duties under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act and state fiduciary statutes. The office is equipped with bankruptcy lawyers who handle creditor work, transactions, and counseling in connection with troubled businesses, distressed assets, and complicated commercial frauds, as well as lawyers in our Energy, Infrastructure, and Resources practice who work on transactional, financing, regulatory, and development matters relating to traditional and renewable energy generation, energy storage, and energy transmission.
- The 2023 U.S. News - Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” survey recognized the Los Angeles office in the areas of Commercial Litigation, Financial Services Regulation Law, and Litigation - Intellectual Property.
- Four lawyers from the Los Angeles office were listed among the 2024 Best Lawyers in America®; three lawyers were listed among the 2024 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America.