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Mayer Brown LLP

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Mayer Brown is a distinctively global law firm, uniquely positioned to advise the world’s leading companies and financial institutions on their most complex deals.
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About

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Chairman: Jon D. Van Gorp

Managing Partner: Jeremy Clay

Number of lawyers: more than 1,700

Firm Overview: 

Mayer Brown is a distinctively global law firm, uniquely positioned to advise the world’s leading companies and financial institutions on their most complex deals and high-stakes disputes. With extensive reach across four continents, it is the only integrated law firm in the world with approximately 200 lawyers in each of the three largest financial centres — New York, London and Hong Kong. Mayer Brown has vast experience across industry sectors, including its signature strength, the global financial services industry. Diverse teams of lawyers are recognised by clients as strategic partners with deep commercial instincts. A ‘one-firm’ culture — seamless across all practices and regions — ensures that clients receive the best of Mayer Brown’s knowledge and experience.

Main Areas of Practice:  

Banking & Finance: 

Many of Mayer Brown’s largest clients are bank holding companies, commercial banks, investment banks, insurance companies, asset-based lenders, leasing companies or institutional real estate companies. The firm also represents finance companies, funds and investors, and borrowers operating in various industries.

Capital Markets: 

The firm represents both issuers and underwriters in a wide variety of debt and equity offerings and has an experienced structured finance practice working at the forefront of the market for securitised products.

Chemicals: 

The firm advises on matters involving environmental and other regulations, dispute resolution, antitrust and competition, risk management, investigations and compliance, government and global trade, intellectual property and tax.

Corporate & Securities: 

The firm advises leading global companies and financial institutions on important transactions, including complex cross-border deals and industry-specific issues. Experience includes capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and business and technology sourcing.

Employment & Benefits:  

The firm solves complex issues in employment, employee benefits, executive compensation, ERISA litigation and pensions using its country-by-country knowledge of employment law and practices.

Financial Services Regulatory & Enforcement:  

The firm advises on bank regulatory, consumer financial services, regulatory compliance and due diligence, investigations and enforcement, licensing, broker-dealer regulation and compliance, investment management and insurance/reinsurance.

Fintech:  

The multipractice team counsels on transactions, disputes and regulatory matters at the intersection of financial services and technology.

Funds: 

An innovator in both the subscription credit facility and broader fund finance markets, the firm counsels lenders and borrowers on private and public fund financings and loan transactions.

Global Trade:  

The firm offers in-depth knowledge of virtually every aspect of international trade and investment, including market access and trade policy, trade remedies, trade compliance, international litigation and dispute settlement, ITC Section 337 investigations and the WTO.

Government:  

With offices in key business centres worldwide, the firm advises on global public policy agendas. Government contracts lawyers help clients from almost every industry manage all aspects of the contracting process at the federal, state and local levels.

Insurance:  

The firm represents nearly 400 insurers, reinsurers and related entities such as brokers, banks and investors in litigation and alternative dispute resolution; investigations and enforcement; and transactions that include M&A, capital raising and structured finance.

Intellectual Property: 

Multinationals, emerging growth companies and established midsize businesses rely on the firm to assess IP portfolios; perform due diligence; secure patents, trademarks, trade secrets or copyrights; and litigate to resolve disputes over infringement or misappropriation.

Life Sciences: 

The firm advises clients—from start-ups to some of the largest life sciences companies—in the global pharmaceuticals, biotech and medical device industries on issues including transactions; dispute resolution; intellectual property, antitrust and competition; risk management, investigations and compliance; government and global trade; tax and transfer pricing; and environmental issues.

Litigation & Dispute Resolution:  

The firm advises clients on issues involving antitrust and competition; commercial litigation; consumer litigation and class actions; cybersecurity and data privacy; electronic discovery and information management; employment and ERISA; environmental; international arbitration; product liability and mass torts; securities enforcement and litigation; US Supreme Court and appellate; and white collar defence and compliance.

Mergers & Acquisitions: 

More than 300 lawyers across four continents advise on complex, cross-border and high-profile strategic transactions, representing public and private companies, private equity and leveraged buyout firms, special committees and management groups — including many Fortune 100, FTSE 100, CAC 40, HKE and DAX-listed companies.

Oil and Gas: 

Firm lawyers have been advising the oil, natural gas, LNG and power industries for decades, drawing on an in-depth understanding of the risks and industry-specific issues related to exploration, development and operations and representing clients almost everywhere in the world where oil or gas is found.

Private Equity: 

The market-leading practice provides a full-service offering to clients in the funds and alternative investments industry. The practice spans the life cycle of a fund, its sponsor/manager and all underlying investments.

Projects & Infrastructure: 

Decades of experience across asset classes, geographies and transaction structures make Mayer Brown the go-to firm for infrastructure investment transactions as well as restructurings and disputes. Clients include infrastructure funds, pension and sovereign wealth funds and direct investors.

Real Estate:  

The firm advises on every stage of the real estate cycle, including acquisition, disposition, construction, leasing, financing, zoning and environmental matters. Clients include banks, real estate investment trusts, institutional investors, pension funds, private equity, opportunity funds, governments, statutory bodies, insurance companies, real estate holding companies, developers and corporations.

Regulatory & Investigations: 

Leveraging former prosecutorial and in-house experience, the team helps clients comply with an increasingly complex regulatory framework, address multijurisdictional issues and respond to risks posed by administrative, regulatory or criminal investigations and related civil enforcement proceedings.

Restructuring: 

With extensive experience in cross-border restructuring and formal insolvencies, the firm represents liquidators, receivers, administrators, bondholders, lenders, liquidity providers, trustees, debtor-in-possession providers, company directors, insurers, pension fund trustees and corporate debtors and creditors on all aspects of restructuring, bankruptcy and insolvency.

Tax (Tax Controversy, Tax Transactions & Consulting):  

The firm covers every aspect of corporate, partnership and individual taxation, including taxation of cross-border transactions, litigation and state and local issues. Subpractices focus on transactions, consulting and planning, audits, administrative appeals, litigation and international transfer pricing.

Wealth Management (Trusts, Estates & Foundations): 

The firm’s advice to high-net-worth individuals reaches beyond minimising taxes to ensuring solutions to complex issues while maintaining flexibility to accommodate unforeseen events and family situations.

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This firm is also ranked in:

Global 2021 UK 2021 Europe 2021 Asia-Pacific 2021 Latin America 2022 High Net Worth 2021 FinTech 2021

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Ranked Departments

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California: Northern

Tax
Band 4
California: Southern

Real Estate
Band 4
District of Columbia

Antitrust
Band 5
Immigration
Band 2
Intellectual Property: Litigation
Band 4
Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded
Band 1

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Labor & Employment


Ruth Zadikany
Band 5

Litigation: Appellate


Donald Falk
Band 2
California: Northern

Real Estate


Scott Buser
Band 3

Tax


Larry R Langdon
Senior Statespeople
California: San Francisco, Silicon Valley & Surro

Corporate/M&A


Nina Flax
Up and Coming
Peter Wolf
Up and Coming

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Star Individuals
Laurence E PlattFinancial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Compliance)
Joel V WilliamsonTax: Controversy
Senior Statespeople
Phyllis G KorffCapital Markets: Debt & Equity: Eastern United States
Frederick B ThomasCorporate/M&A
Vincent J ConnellyLitigation: General Commercial
Vincent J ConnellyLitigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
Robert M Jenkins IIITransportation: Rail (for Railroads)
Eminent Practitioners
Paul W TheissCorporate/M&A
Band 1
Tristan PropstBanking & Finance
Jon D Van GorpCapital Markets: Securitization: RMBS
Anna PinedoCapital Markets: Structured Products
Nancy RossERISA Litigation
Steven M KaplanFinancial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Compliance)
Paul VirtueImmigration
Paul VirtueImmigration

Ranked Offices

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USA

California, Los Angeles
California, Palo Alto
District of Columbia
New York, New York, 1221 Avenue of the Americas
New York, New York, 1675 Broadway
North Carolina

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Head Office

71 South Wacker Drive

Chicago

Illinois

USA

IL 60606-4637

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