Dechert LLP

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Chairman: Andrew J Levander
Chief Executive Officer: Henry N. Nassau
Number of lawyers: Approximately 1000
Languages: 40+

Firm Overview:
Dechert is a leading global law firm with 27 offices around the world. Dechert advises on matters and transactions of the greatest complexity, bringing energy, creativity and efficient management of legal issues to deliver commercial and practical advice for clients.

Main Areas of Practice:
Antitrust/Competition
Corporate
Data Privacy & Cybersecurity
Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
Finance
Financial Restructuring
Financial Services & Investment Management
Intellectual Property
International Arbitration
International Trade & Regulation
Labor & Employment
Litigation
Permanent Capital
Private Client
Private Equity
Product Liability & Mass Torts
Real Estate
Tax
White Collar, Compliance & Investigations

Antitrust/Competition:
Leading companies depend on Dechert’s antitrust/competition lawyers for guidance on the most difficult issues in merger clearance, litigation and business planning. The firm offers practical solutions and strategic counsel for derailing class actions, litigating monopolization and other complex cases and responding to criminal and civil investigations.

Corporate:
Dechert’s corporate and securities team advises on domestic and international mergers, acquisitions and disposals; private equity, including fund formation, investments and portfolio company transactions; corporate finance and capital markets; leveraged finance transactions and debt restructurings; securities compliance and corporate governance; and general corporate matters. It is recognized for deep experience in the financial services sector. The firm’s clients include national and multinational corporations, sovereign entities, private funds and financial institutions.

Data Privacy & Cybersecurity:
Dechert lawyers work with companies to design and implement global privacy and cybersecurity programs for lawful collection and transfer of data across borders. The firm prepares clients for adverse events by advising them on incident response plans and strategies. It also helps companies handle specific security and privacy issues raised by data breaches, including government or regulatory enforcement actions and litigation.

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation:
Dechert provides comprehensive employee benefits and executive compensation support to public and private companies on a wide range of transactions, including M&A, private equity acquisitions and dispositions, and initial public offerings. The firm has extensive experience with complex fiduciary issues that arise under ERISA, including in the representation of plan sponsors and plan fiduciaries, investment managers, investment funds and other financial services organizations.

Finance:
Dechert advises clients on corporate finance, leveraged finance, real estate finance, structured finance and securitization matters. It is the choice of market makers for innovative deal structures, creative financing strategies and complex transactions. Thanks to the firm’s global reach and broad experience (including tax, ERISA, investment company matters, securities, derivatives and bank regulatory matters), it provides comprehensive representation for all client finance needs.

Financial Restructuring:
Dechert’s financial restructuring group represents clients in highly sophisticated, precedent-setting bankruptcy and insolvency matters. The firm serves all parties of interest in corporate restructuring transactions, distressed M&A, bankruptcy planning and related litigation. Its clients include creditors, distressed companies, private equity funds, hedge funds and investors in distressed assets in all types of in-court and out-of-court restructuring matters.

Financial Services & Investment Management:
Dechert is a leading advisor to asset managers, investment funds and other financial services firms. It represents most of the world’s largest asset managers, as well as smaller and emerging managers. The firm remains the only law firm with a funds practice in every key European fund jurisdiction — London, Luxembourg, Dublin, Frankfurt/Munich and Paris — as well as the US, Middle East and Asia.

Intellectual Property:
Dechert partners with clients to manage, leverage and enforce their IP. The firm regularly develops proactive risk mitigation, rights optimization and IP enforcement strategies and defend clients against charges of patent infringement. It works in a wide variety of fields but focuses in particular on computers and electronics, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and financial services.

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This firm is also ranked in:

Global 2021 UK 2021 Europe 2021 Asia-Pacific 2021 Latin America 2021 High Net Worth 2020 FinTech 2021

Contributions

Total 3 contributions

Law and Practice

Merger Control 2020 in USA

Authors: James Fishkin, Mike Cowie, Rani Habash, Beverly Ang

Law and Practice

Merger Control 2020 in EU

Authors: Alec Burnside, Mélanie Thill-Tayara, Clemens Graf York von Wartenburg, Adam Kidane

Law and Practice

Alternative Energy & Power 2020 in China

Authors: Xiao Yong, Nicholas Molan, Adam Schmelzer

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California

Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded
Band 2
District of Columbia

Antitrust
Band 5
Massachusetts

Hedge & Mutual Funds
Band 1
New York

Bankruptcy/Restructuring: The Elite
Band 5
Corporate/M&A: Highly Regarded
Band 1
Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
Band 4

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District of Columbia

Antitrust


Michael Cowie
Band 4

Antitrust: Litigation Specialists


Shari Ross Lahlou
Band 5

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations


Vincent Cohen
Band 5
Illinois

Litigation: Securities


David H Kistenbroker
Band 1

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations


Andrew Boutros
Band 3
Massachusetts

Hedge & Mutual Funds


Christopher Christian
Band 3

Top Ranked Lawyers

Star Individuals
Andrew J LevanderLitigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
Sheila L BirnbaumProduct Liability & Mass Torts
Senior Statespeople
Eminent Practitioners
Henry N NassauCorporate/M&A & Private Equity
Steven B FeirsonLitigation: Appellate
Steven B FeirsonLitigation: General Commercial
Steven B FeirsonLitigation: Securities
Band 1
John M TimperioCapital Markets: Securitization: CLOs
Richard D JonesCapital Markets: Securitization: CRE CLOs
Barton J WinokurCorporate/M&A & Private Equity
Andrew L OringerEmployee Benefits & Executive Compensation
David F JonesEmployee Benefits & Executive Compensation
Christopher P HarveyHedge & Mutual Funds
Geoffrey KenyonHedge & Mutual Funds
Michael ShermanInvestment Funds: Regulatory & Compliance
Alan D BerkowitzLabor & Employment

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1095 Avenue of the Americas

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New York

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NY 10036-6797

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