Chair: Steve Lewis
Vice Chair: Tom Gallagher
Managing Partner: Tom Cole
Chair, Partner Compensation Committee: Andrea Farley
Troutman Pepper is a national law firm known for its higher commitment to client care. With more than 1,100 attorneys across 23 US cities, the firm partners with clients across every industry sector to help them achieve their business goals. Read more about the firm’s litigation, transactional, and regulatory practices at troutman.com
Main Areas of Practice:
Capital Projects & Infrastructure:
From high-stakes, transformative deals to smaller investments, the firm facilitates capital and infrastructure projects for investors, utilities, sponsors, private investment funds, lenders, developers and other stakeholders. The team's pragmatic and comprehensive approach helps clients identify, nurture and manage bankable ventures.
For decades, Troutman Pepper’s nationally recognized construction practice has been quickly and effectively handling large, complex problems in a wide range of transactional, project management, and litigation matters. This multifaceted team of attorneys counsel clients on some of the largest, most sophisticated construction projects in the world, handling complex cases in federal and state courts nationwide and in domestic and international arbitration forums.
Consumer Financial Services:
Clients in the financial services industries depend on the firm's top-ranked, national team to resolve litigation, provide regulatory guidance and assist with investigations and actions initiated by government agencies. This team of compliance, litigation, and enforcement attorneys work together in one multi-disciplinary practice to bring a holistic view of the problem drawing upon specialized knowledge, practical guidance and advice of multiple attorneys.
Consistently recognized as a top-tier practice, the firm's corporate lawyers regularly handle multi-million- and multi-billion-dollar transactions. The team utilizes a deep understanding of clients’ businesses and the competitive markets in which they operate to help them achieve their objectives.
Cybersecurity, Information Governance & Privacy:
The firm's national team effectively guides clients through the many challenges involved with their use of technology in their businesses, including the collection and use of regulated information. The team combines its core strengths in regulatory compliance, litigation and corporate law to work with clients to develop innovative and thoughtful frameworks to address potential and actual threats to the security of their data and to mitigate the impact of disputes and government investigations.
eDiscovery & Data Management:
The eMerge team offers clients integrated technology and legal solutions to address complex data-driven problems in litigation, transactional and compliance matters, and government investigations. This innovative team of technology-focused attorneys and technologists collaborate to achieve maximum effectiveness and optimal outcomes.
Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation:
The employee benefits and executive compensation attorneys provide employers with practical and creative legal counsel. Together with the firm's enrolled employee plan agents, the team advises clients on the complex issues arising in connection with the design, administration, defense and termination of employee compensation and benefit plans and arrangements.
Ranked nationally as a top-tier practice, the firm proactively identifies and manages the challenges posed by both federal and state regulations for utilities and other major stakeholders. The firm works closely with clients to develop innovative solutions to their most pressing business challenges and have handled matters with outcomes that have, or will, alter how energy is valued, distributed, stored and sold.
Environmental & Natural Resources:
The firm's environmental and natural resources attorneys are strategically located in major markets across the United States, and it has handled matters in all 50 states. This team comprises attorneys with valuable government, industry and technical experience, which provides a unique perspective to address the rapidly evolving federal, state and local environmental issues that clients face on a day-to-day basis.
Regional, national and global lenders, borrowers and other stakeholders turn to the firm's finance attorneys for a wide range of matters, from financing new opportunities to evaluating and implementing restructuring and workout strategies. The team's comprehensive experience enables it to determine the most beneficial course of action for clients, no matter what challenges they face.
Financial Restructuring & Insolvency:
The firm provides clients with creative solutions in financial restructuring and insolvency matters, that prioritize recovery or return on investment. Because this restructuring team works hand in glove with the firm's finance and corporate attorneys, the firm understands the underpinnings of financial and corporate transactions and offer tools to reduce crises or prevent them from arising.
Government & Regulatory:
The firm's counsel clients in a wide range of legal and public policy matters. For businesses in heavily regulated industries, such as telecommunications, healthcare and insurance, the team offers guidance on compliance and reporting as well as, when necessary, litigation and administrative appeals around regulatory enforcement actions. This experience in government allows the firm's practice to advocate for clients in a wide spectrum of matters because the firm's attorneys understand how the governmental body will perceive the issue or dispute the matter.
Troutman Pepper has a long track record of helping health sciences clients achieve remarkable successes. From the discovery of breakthrough therapies to improving the delivery of patient care, this team supports clients’ business goals while guiding them through the unique and ever-changing complexities of the industry.
Insurance & Reinsurance:
As trusted counsel to insurance companies around the world, our highest priority is to manage risk and resolve matters as efficiently as possible for clients. The firm is widely recognized for representing insurers on some of the toughest matters they face, including complex claims and high-exposure coverage and reinsurance issues.
This nationally ranked team of attorneys, patent agents and other professionals provides counsel on the development, acquisition, management and monetisation of a company’s most important assets: their intellectual property. The firm helps its clients bring their groundbreaking advancements to market across many disciplines, including healthcare products that improve and save lives, mechanical innovations that streamline processes, and high-tech goods that create new global markets.
The firm serves its global clients no matter where opportunity leads them. Troutman Pepper's diverse, multidisciplinary approach and long history of cross-border and international experience allows it to deliver integrated legal and commercial solutions to business challenges wherever they arise.
Labor & Employment:
The firm's labor and employment practice has extensive experience handling the most sensitive workplace employment matters so that clients can focus on running their businesses. From international media companies to local restaurants, clients rely on Troutman Pepper to provide counsel on all types of labor and employment law matters.
Whether it is handling high-stakes, bet-the-company cases, sensitive government investigations or complex insurance coverage cases, the firm's attorneys commit to knowing clients’ goals from the outset and helping them most efficiently achieve them. The firm's litigators effectively advocate for clients because they prioritize finding the best possible outcome and developing a strategy to achieve that result.
Lobbying & Public Affairs:
The firm's lobbying and public affairs arm, Troutman Sanders Strategies (TSS), is strongly committed to clients, working with and not just for them. Leveraging more than 150 years of cumulative experience, TSS works to identify legislative and regulatory barriers to help craft plans to generate solutions and positive results.
Multifamily Housing Finance:
With unparalleled industry insight and proficiency, the firm helps lenders structure, negotiate, close and service loans that are sold to secondary market investors. Troutman Pepper provides dedicated resources for servicing needs and for deals within the Freddie Mac Small Balance Loan (SBL) and Fannie Mae Small Loan programs.
The firm advise private equity clients in the full range of investments and dispositions encountered in the life cycle of an investment fund. Clients benefit from the team's diverse industry experience, including technology, media, telecommunications, manufacturing, retail, energy, healthcare, biotechnology and life sciences, and finance.
Private Wealth Management:
At the firm, family matters are as important as any corporate transaction. The private wealth management practice provides solution-oriented estate planning and related legal services to individuals from across the United States and around the world.
Clients continually call on this team for complex real estate transactions because they know that the firm makes their business goals a priority. The firm seamlessly delivers real-time, innovative solutions to help them identify real estate opportunities, increase efficiencies and minimise risk. State Attorneys General All major businesses that deal with consumers face the possibility of close scrutiny from state attorneys general, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the Department of Justice (DOJ) and other state and federal regulatory authorities. This team has handled investigations involving all 50 states, and it combines the team's legal acumen with the firm's firsthand experience resolving matters with state attorneys general across the country to bring order to the chaos.
The firm's tax practice is different from that of most major law firms – the team goes beyond just answering tax questions by providing independent, practical advice, tailored to each client’s local and global business objectives. The firm's tax counseling is informed by the team's understanding of the 'big picture,' including the impact of the team's advice on client financial statements.
Technology & Venture Lending:
While the firm prides itself on its extensive knowledge of evolving terms, trends and practices, the firm's main priorities are to advise its lender clients of the risks and benefits of changes to terms and structures, offer them practical solutions, and work with their borrowers to ensure that clients develop and maintain a strong cooperative working relationship with their own clients. Over the past 20 years, this tech lending team has represented lenders in tech lending transactions in excess of $17 billion, making it one of the premier practices in the country focusing on financing transactions for early- and late-stage technology companies.
White Collar & Government Investigations:
The white collar and government investigations team includes former government prosecutors, in-house compliance counsel and seasoned white-collar defense attorneys who proactively resolve sensitive government investigations and proceedings. Drawing upon the firm's significant experience, the team guides clients through an often unfamiliar and complex process.
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