Managing Partners: Jeffrey P. Gray
Number of partners: 288 Number of lawyers: 556
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP was founded on a simple guiding principle: to provide clients with high value legal services customized to their particular needs. This principle has remained intact for decades as the firm has continued to expand across the nation. Today, its team includes approximately 500 attorneys and nine offices, covering a wide variety of practice and industry areas.
Main Areas of Practice:
Business Transactions & Tax:
The firm regularly counsels clients on issues such as: M&A, joint ventures, strategic alliances, corporate finance, securities, corporate governance, and restructuring and organization. Members of the group also regularly advise tax-exempt organizations and for-profit businesses on the full range of domestic and international tax issues.
Employment & Labor:
With more than 70 attorneys based in major key markets, the firm focuses exclusively on representing employers in all areas of the employer/employee relationship, including labor-management relations; employment litigation, training and counselling; employee benefits; and immigration.
The firm has over 200 litigators across eight offices. Although its nationally known for its work with technology, healthcare, media, entertainment, communications, and financial services clients, its litigators have handled cases for businesses in every sector of the economy. The firm has extensive experience successfully defending class actions, responding to government investigations, and protecting intellectual property.
The firm has decades of experience handling complex real estate transactions nationwide for clients in a wide variety of industries. The team includes strong land use, environmental, construction, finance, tax, bankruptcy/ workout and litigation attorneys to provide clients a unified, one-stop solution.
Members of the group provide a full range of transactional, regulatory and litigation services to a wide variety of entities in the electric, natural gas, and renewable energy industries.
The team provides clients with comprehensive regulatory and transactional services, along with real estate, labor/ employment, benefits, litigation, financing (including tax-exempt financing), bankruptcy and tax work. The team also has substantial experience with the rapidly evolving worlds of healthcare reform and health information technology.
Privacy & Security:
The firm has been a pioneer in the dynamic area of privacy and security law, serving highly regulated industries, such as communications, healthcare, and financial services, for decades. The firm helps clients navigate the ever-changing terrain or privacy- and data security-related legal and regulatory obligations at the federal, state, and global levels. Should a problem arise, its Incident Response Team is here to guide clients through initial assessment of the incident; the appropriate response; and any subsequent investigations, enforcement actions, and litigation; and mitigation and recovery.
Media & Entertainment:
The firm’s media and entertainment attorneys are widely recognized as among the best in the country. Davis Wright is the law firm of choice for many of the nation’s most prominent news, information and entertainment companies.
The firm boasts an extremely broad, deep and experienced team focused on critical transactional, regulatory and litigation advice for telecommunications market leaders and emerging companies alike.
Members of the team practice exclusively in this space, representing restaurants, wineries, breweries and distilleries, hotels and resorts, gaming companies, and food and beverage producers on the full range of operational, transactional, regulatory and litigation matters.
The firm provides comprehensive practical advice over the full range of patent, trademark and copyright procurement, registration, licensing and litigation, as well as marketing and trade secret strategies. It also has extensive experience in the IP aspects of all forms of business transactions.
The firm has the depth and experience to help clients assess risks, assume ongoing compliance and address concerns with project development, business transactions, permitting and government investigations. It works on the full range of environmental and natural resources issues, and the emerging body of climate change regulation, and sustainability issues.
The firm works with financial institutions, payment processors, leading technology companies, and emerging FinTechs to advise on regulatory, transactional, and litigation issues related to consumer financial products, both traditional and emerging.
Technology & Digital Media:
The firm provides critical operational, transactional, regulatory and litigation counsel to companies in this highly regulated and rapidly evolving industry.