Chairman: Steven M. Ellis
Number of partners: 242
Proskauer has 725+ lawyers serving clients from 12 offices located in the leading financial and business centers in the Americas, Europe and Asia. The world’s leading organizations, companies and corporations choose us to be their representatives in their most critical situations. The firm works with alternative capital providers, major sports leagues, Fortune 500 companies, entertainment industry legends, many of the world’s most successful asset managers and other industry-redefining companies.
Main Areas of Practice:
Clients turn to Proskauer for a broad range of services within its corporate, labor and employment, litigation, health care, real estate, tax and private client services departments, as well as a number of industry-specific practices.
The firm’s corporate lawyers advise clients across a range of sophisticated transactions and in daily business and regulatory matters. Core practices include private investment funds; mergers and acquisitions; private equity; business solutions, governance, restructuring and bankruptcy; capital markets; finance; private credit; hedge funds; broker-dealer and investment management regulation; and environmental.
Labor & Employment:
Proskauer has long been one of the world’s preeminent firms for labor and employment law. Its lawyers have played key roles in groundbreaking matters and legislation. Core practices include California employment law; class and collective actions; disability, accommodations and leave management; employee benefits and executive compensation; employment litigation and arbitration; ERISA litigation; french and EU labor and employment law; government contractor compliance and relations; hiring and background checks; immigration and nationality; international labor and employment; labor-management relations; non-compete and trade secrets; policies, handbooks and training; public sector; strategic corporate planning; terminations, reductions in Force & WARN Act; wage and hour and whistleblowing and retaliation.
The firm’s litigators have built a track record of success both inside and outside the courtroom. Core practices include trials; securities litigation; sports litigation; white-collar defense and investigations; false advertising and trademark; insurance recovery and counseling; international arbitration; patent law; financial services litigation; real estate litigation; antitrust; appellate; copyright; and private equity and hedge fund litigation.
Proskauer takes a multidisciplinary approach to health care law, built on the foundation of its formidable experience and capabilities in the industry. The core team expands as needed to incorporate the firm’s top practitioners in a number of legal disciplines: corporate/transactional; labor; litigation; tax; real estate; bankruptcy; regulatory; intellectual property; investigations; and technology.
Proskauer represents clients in transactions relating to all areas of the real estate business. In addition to traditional real estate work, the firm has practices in private equity real estate; real estate capital markets; real estate litigation; and real estate finance.
Within its broad tax capabilities, the firm focuses on the tax aspects of investment funds, transactions and tax-exempt organizations, as well as those of employee benefits and executive compensation.
Private Client Services:
The firm’s private client services team — one of the largest of its kind — handles estate planning; estate and trust administration; charitable gift planning; fiduciary litigation; and serves as outside counsel to financial institutions and pension plans.
Proskauer is widely recognized for its industry concentrations in sports; asset management; technology, media and telecommunications; lodging and gaming; entertainment; and life sciences.