Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

11 ranked departments 35 ranked lawyersContact information
about
ranked departments
Ranked Lawyers
ranked offices
about
ranked departments
Ranked Lawyers
ranked offices

Firm profile for USA 2021

Profile view:
USA 2021
USA

This firm is also ranked in:

Global 2021 UK 2021 Europe 2021 Asia-Pacific 2021 Latin America 2021 High Net Worth 2020 FinTech 2021 Crisis & Risk Management 2021

About

This content is provided by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

Senior Partner: Georgia Dawson
Managing Partners: Alan Mason, Rick van Aerssen and Rafique Bachour
US Managing Partner: Matthew Herman
Number of partners: 400+
Number of lawyers: 2,800+
Languages: Members of the firm speak over 60 languages

Firm Overview:
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP is a global law firm with a long-standing track record of successfully supporting the world’s leading national and multinational corporations, financial institutions and governments on groundbreaking and business-critical matters. The firm’s 2,800-plus lawyers deliver results worldwide through their own offices and alongside leading local firms. The firm’s commitment, local and multinational expertise, and business acumen means their clients rely on the firm when it matters most.

Main Areas of Practice: 

Antitrust:
Freshfields has a proven track record in managing the most challenging cases in the most difficult jurisdictions, securing the right results where it matters most. The firm’s US antitrust practice has an extensive background in US antitrust enforcement; it is among the leading firms that advise on large-scale antitrust litigation, Second Request merger reviews and agency civil investigations.

Capital Markets & Securities:
Freshfields advises issuers and underwriters on a full range of debt and equity offerings, including IPOs, Direct Listings, SPAC matters, shelf registrations and takedowns, convertible offerings, block trades, private placements, stock repurchase programs, exchange offers, derivatives, tender offers, MTN programs, open market purchases, consent solicitations and liability management.

CFIUS, Sanctions & Trade:
Freshfields advises on foreign investment, economic sanctions, export controls, customs, anti-corruption laws, anti-boycott and blocking laws, and national review of cross-border investments. The firm has a history of successfully managing the US regulatory scrutiny of acquisitions by foreign buyers of US businesses that may implicate national security issues.

Corporate/M&A:
Freshfields handles the largest and most complex domestic and cross-border transactions. They regularly advise companies, their boards and special committees on public and private M&A, carve-outs, spin-offs, split-offs, joint ventures and strategic alliances. They also advise on PE/VC investments, and on de-SPAC transactions.

Corporate Governance:
Freshfields provides companies, boards and management with a holistic approach to corporate governance, disclosure, shareholder activism defense, shareholder litigation, and employee benefits matters, advising on both day-to-day governance affairs, as well as more complex matters arising from specific events or emerging issues.

Cybersecurity & Data Privacy:
Freshfields brings together veterans in data privacy, national security, employee data, financial services regulation, investigations, litigation and antitrust, enabling the firm to work with clients on their cybersecurity and data strategy, including by assessing and mitigating cyber risk, incident response plans and internal controls.

Finance:
Freshfields offers a top-tier practice in leveraged, structured, and project finance. The firm advises banks, lenders, companies, sponsors, funds and alternative capital providers across a wide variety of financial products.

General Commercial Litigation:
Freshfields represents clients in high-stakes cases, including complex multijurisdictional and cross-border matters in which few firms can match Freshfields’ sophistication with regards to jurisdictional defenses.

Global Investigations, Anti-corruption & FCPA:
Freshfields conducts large scale, cross-border investigations and litigation, as well as smaller, more closely-held matters. The firm has strong experience conducting internal investigations in response to allegations of improper conduct and representing clients before the DOJ and SEC in FCPA-related government investigations.

IP Transactions:
Freshfields helps clients solve their most complex, business-critical IP, data and commercial challenges in a quick and efficient manner. The firm has advised on many of the biggest and most IP-heavy deals – including in M&A, IPOs and restructurings.

International Arbitration:
Freshfields is widely recognized as the world’s leading international arbitration practice across all key jurisdictions and industry sectors. They are able to conduct arbitrations whatever the governing law of the dispute, the language of the arbitration, the applicable arbitration rules, or the subject matter of the dispute.

Restructuring & Insolvency:
Freshfields provides a fully-integrated approach to restructuring and insolvency matters, acting for all relevant constituencies in the capital stack, including sponsors, borrowers, secured creditors, and bondholders in all aspects of both formal insolvency and financially distressed restructurings.

Securities & Shareholder Litigation:
Freshfields has secured victories for many of the world’s leading corporations, financial institutions, and executives, obtaining dismissals of securities class actions and shareholder suits in federal and state courts across the US and helping shape securities laws.

White-Collar:
Freshfields provides sophisticated advice to multinational clients, often handling matters that run the full gamut of white-collar misconduct. The firm develops complex, multi-pronged defense strategies to navigate the expectations of regulators around the globe simultaneously.

Tax & Employee Benefits:
Freshfields’ tax and benefits lawyers are critical to the firm’s transactional practices, designing innovative and advantageous solutions for the firm’s clients on complex matters.

USA

This firm is also ranked in:

Global 2021 UK 2021 Europe 2021 Asia-Pacific 2021 Latin America 2021 High Net Worth 2020 FinTech 2021 Crisis & Risk Management 2021

Contributions

Total 8 contributions

Trends and Developments

Fintech 2021 in UK

Authors: Cyrus Pocha, Claire Harrop, Tom Hingley

Law and Practice

Anti-Corruption 2021 in USA

Authors: Eric Bruce, Mark Goldberg, Andrew Bulovsky

Ranked Departments

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Find this firm’s ranked departments based on your requirements using the Location, Practice Area or Band filter below.

Filter by

Band
California

Litigation: Securities
Band 4
District of Columbia

Antitrust
Band 3
Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
Band 5
New York

Corporate/M&A: Highly Regarded
Band 2
Litigation: Securities
Band 4
Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations: The Elite
Band 2

Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Find this firm’s ranked individuals based on your requirements using the Location, Practice Area or Band filter below.

Filter by

Band
California

Capital Markets: Debt & Equity


Sarah K Solum
Band 1

Litigation: Securities


Boris Feldman
Star Individuals
Doru Gavril
Up and Coming
California: San Francisco, Silicon Valley & Surro

Corporate/M&A


John A Fisher
Up and Coming
District of Columbia

Antitrust


Mary Lehner
Band 5

Top Ranked Lawyers

Star Individuals
Boris FeldmanLitigation: Securities
Senior Statespeople
Valerie Ford JacobCapital Markets: Debt & Equity: Eastern United States
Band 1
Nigel Blackaby QCInternational Arbitration: Counsel
Aaron R MarcuLitigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
Band 2
Paul YdeAntitrust
Paul YdeAntitrust
Noiana MarigoInternational Arbitration: Counsel
Meredith KotlerLitigation: Securities
Adam SiegelLitigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
Eric B BruceLitigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
Band 3
Peter D LyonsCorporate/M&A
Aimen MirInternational Trade: CFIUS Experts
Menachem KaplanTechnology
Band 4
Eric MahrAntitrust: Litigation Specialists
Mark F LiscioBankruptcy/Restructuring
Lori D GoodmanEmployee Benefits & Executive Compensation
Elliot FriedmanInternational Arbitration: Counsel

Ranked Offices

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

USA

California
District of Columbia
New York, New York, 601 Lexington Avenue, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
New York, New York, 601 Lexington Avenue, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer US

Ranked Offices

Head Office

firm
Head Office

100 Bishopsgate

London

Greater London

UK

EC2P 2SR

View head office profile