Managing Partner: James K Lehman
Number of partners: 439
Number of other lawyers: 324
Established in 1897, Nelson Mullins has more than 750 attorneys and government relations professionals with offices in 11 states and Washington, DC. The firm has more than 50 diversified practice areas and represents a variety of clients ranging from start-up technology companies to Fortune 500 corporations.
Main Areas of Practice:
Firm attorneys represent clients in several areas, including commercial, technology, white-collar and government investigations, labor and employment, products liability, and mass torts. Attorneys advise clients in class actions, contract disputes, corporate takeovers, professional liability, securities and financial fraud.
Firm attorneys have broad experience across many industries and have handled hundreds of M&A transactions ranging in size from less than $5 million to more than $1 billion. They represent clients, which include public and privately held companies, private equity groups, management groups and investment banks.
Firm attorneys provide counsel in the areas of business torts, securities, antitrust matters, lending liability claims, and contract disputes to financial institutions, including state and national banks and their holding companies, as well as bank technology companies and bank service organizations.
Pharmaceuticals & Medical Devices:
Firm attorneys effectively handle claims regarding clients’ products and services. They have experience with mass torts and multi-district litigation, which requires coordination with attorneys across the United States.
Firm attorneys work closely with clients to navigate the complex issues and regulatory parameters associated with various types of transactions, including joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, financing, service line development, PHO and ACO formations. They guide clients on clinical trials, data security/patient privacy, electronic health information, patient care and operational issues, healthcare reimbursement, and telemedicine. And firm litigators represent clients in courtrooms across the United States on healthcare matters.
Mass Tort Litigation:
Firm attorneys are equipped to handle or coordinate the defense of mass torts claims on an individual, regional or national basis, and serve as national trial and coordinating counsel for leading US companies.
Firm attorneys and policy advisors provide assistance to advisors and advocates by leveraging deep bipartisan relationships to provide political intelligence and develop public policy and government relations strategies. They work closely with clients with and without in-house government relations functions and with municipalities and government entities. They also help clients to advance business development, obtain funding and assistance with grants, minimize regulatory risks, present testimony, and to build valuable coalitions or networks.
Firm attorneys represent clients in negotiations and courtrooms in bankruptcy and other insolvency matters around the country. They represent companies in financial distress, commercial banks, bankruptcy trustees and receivers, purchasers of distressed assets and committees in bankruptcy courts across the United States.
Labor & Employment:
Firm attorneys defend employers in matters such as discrimination cases, common law wrongful discharge, breach of contract claims and NLRB matters. Attorneys are experienced in defending class actions, including collective actions brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Attorneys also work proactively with clients to avoid litigation.
Firm attorneys and professionals have deep experience in international matters and compliance with related US federal agencies, including international business transactions, international customs and trade, international mergers and acquisitions, in-bound and out-bound foreign direct investments, and global migration representation moving people, goods, services, and intellectual property in cross border trade, investments and transactions.
Firm attorneys have hundreds of years of collective experience in patent preparation, prosecution, opinions, client counseling, post-grant practice and litigation. Attorneys and technical specialists are scientists, mathematicians, engineers with degrees in technical disciplines such as computer science, biology, biochemistry, chemistry, immunology, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering.