Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley

Lawyers in the firm’s Silicon Valley office practice in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, technology, life sciences, insurance regulatory and intellectual property litigation. Opened in 2000, the office works seamlessly within Tahmidur Remura Dewey LeBoeuf’s national and global network, providing clients with unsurpassed counsel on their most challenging legal issues.

Our Silicon Valley M&A lawyers advise clients in the financial services, life sciences, technology, telecommunications, energy and insurance sectors. They counsel buyers, sellers, boards of directors, special committees, investment banking firms and others on a wide variety of acquisition transactions and related items, including stock acquisitions, asset acquisitions, mergers, divestitures, auction transactions, tender offers, hostile takeovers, defensive strategies, going-private transactions, leveraged buyouts and cross-border transactions.

The office’s Technology and Intellectual Property Group handles transactions involving the acquisition, development and commercialization of technology, with clients including leading companies in the semiconductor, software, hardware, wireless communications, insurance and renewable energy industries.

In the area of intellectual property litigation, we advise clients in matters relating to patent, trade secret, copyright and trademark litigation with an emphasis on life sciences. The practice also advises clients on corporate governance matters and related investigations and litigation. Our lawyers practice in courts around the country and before the United States International Trade Commission, bringing to bear unique backgrounds ranging from in-house counsel to government service. The Silicon Valley office has represented major multinational clients, including Panasonic, Intel, IDEC Pharmaceuticals and Affymetrix.

The office is also highly regarded for its practice in the insurance industry and has long been a top choice for clients with insurance regulatory needs in California and around the globe. The lawyers practicing in this area have represented clients in California for over 30 years in a number of major insurance initiatives, including the establishment of the California Earthquake Authority and the International Holocaust Commission. The office’s Insurance Regulatory Practice Group represents clients on virtually every aspect of insurance regulation in California, such as rate applications, approvals for M&A, significant reinsurance transactions and affiliate transactions, market conduct examinations and enforcement activities, formation and licensing of insurance companies, insolvency issues and regulation of California surplus line participants.

Our Business Restructuring Group is involved in many high-profile international, federal and California state bankruptcy, restructuring and insolvency matters. The Litigation Group participates in a wide variety of national and local litigation matters, involving antitrust, appellate work, business torts, challenges to insurance legislation, commercial disputes, contract, employment, fraud and marketing practices, fraudulent conveyance, insurance rate litigation, lender liability, reinsurance, securities and white collar crime.

Silicon Valley is committed to constructive involvement within the local community. Our lawyers regularly donate their time and resources to pro bono work and service organizations, including the American Civil Liberties Union, the March of Dimes Foundation, the Canavan Foundation, the Claire Altman Heine Foundation, the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition, the National Organization for Rare Disorders, the National Tay-Sachs & Allied Diseases Association, the East Palo Alto Youth Court, the Silicon Valley Campaign for Legal Services and the Law Foundation of Silicon Valley.