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Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

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Managing Partner: James K Lehman
Marketing Partner: Gus Dixon
Number of partners: 421
Number of other lawyers: 324

Firm Overview:
Established in 1897, Nelson Mullins has more than 750 attorneys and government relations professionals with offices in 11 states and Washington, D.C. After its recent merger with Broad and Cassel, the firm will be known for a short period of time as Nelson Mullins Broad and Cassel in Florida. Nelson Mullins has more than 135 diversified practice areas and represents a variety of clients, ranging from start-up technology companies to Fortune 500 corporations. For more information on the firm, go to

Main Areas of Practice:

Firm attorneys represent clients in a number of litigation practice areas, including technology, commercial, white collar and government invesitgations, employment law, toxic torts, employment and product liability litigation. Attorneys in the firm’s litigation group advise clients concerning such matters as class action lawsuits, contract disputes, corporate takeovers, professional liability issues, business, securities and financial fraud.

The firm’s corporate attorneys have handled hundreds of mergers and acquisitions transactions ranging in size from less than $5 million to more than $1 billion. Clients include public and privately held companies, private equity groups, management groups and investment banks. Its M&A lawyers have broad experience across many industries.

Intellectual Property:
The intellectual property law group provides patent, trademark and copyright services to domestic and international corporations. Attorneys and technical specialists are scientists, engineers, and mathematicians, many with PhD degrees, masters and bachelor degrees in technical disciplines such as electrical engineering, computer science, biology, biochemistry, chemistry, immunology and mechanical engineering.

Financial Services:
Nelson Mullins attorneys provide a range of legal services for financial institutions, including state and national banks and their holding companies, as well as for bank technology companies and other bank service organizations. Attorneys in this group provide counsel throughout the United States in the areas of business, securities, business torts, antitrust matters, lending liability claims, contract disputes and other areas.

Pharmaceuticals & Medical Devices:
Firm attorneys have knowledge in many areas of science and technology and effectively handle claims regarding clients’ products and services. The attorneys have experience with mass torts and multi-district litigation, requiring coordination with attorneys from across the United States.

These attorneys guide healthcare providers, healthcare service companies and investors through the sensitive hurdles and strict scrutiny of governmental and societal factors faced by the industry. Firm attorneys provide client services to healthcare clients in corporate transactions, regulatory and governmental affairs, litigation, finance and tax.

Mass Tort Litigation:
Firm attorneys are equipped to handle or coordinate the defense of mass tort claims on an individual, regional or national basis and serve as national trial and coordinating counsel for leading US companies.

Government Relations:
Firm attorneys have experience with a range of clients in many areas of lobbying and legislative analysis. The government relations professionals understand how legislative, administrative, regulatory and political processes operate in the nation’s Capitol, at the State House, at the county office building, and at City Hall.

Bankruptcy/Creditors’ Rights:
The Nelson Mullins bankruptcy and creditors’ rights Practice represents companies in financial distress (including portfolio companies) as well as commercial banks, bankruptcy trustees, and receivers. The firm also represents distressed asset purchasers and committees in bankruptcy courts across the United States.

Labor & Employment:
The firm defends employment-related lawsuits from discrimination cases to NLRB matters, from common law wrongful discharge suits to breach of contract claims. The firm has many years of experience in defending class action cases, including collective actions brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Attorneys also work proactively with clients to avoid litigation.

International Work:
This group handles investment, commercial transactions and trade, and related matters. Services include private and public international law and representing private and public clients including practice before courts, agencies, tribunals and governments.