Industry Focus


Our clients compete in rapidly-evolving business environments. To help them make the best decisions, Dechert lawyers act with the benefit of intense industry knowledge and up-to-the-minute intelligence. The nature of our clients’ particular industries informs and drives all our solutions. We dig deep, enabling us to serve as their definitive source of practical advisory services and their most powerful advocates.

Dechert has particular strength in the areas of life sciences, health, energy and investment companies and funds. We guide start-up biotech firms through their first rounds of funding, license medical device companies’ patents, and win antitrust, securities, and patent disputes on behalf of our life sciences clients. We also represent a broad range of health industry clients, from health care systems, hospitals, and assisted living facilities to pharmaceutical companies and medical equipment and supply manufacturers.

In the energy sector, we provide comprehensive legal services to companies operating in newly-competitive markets for co-generation and independent power production, energy marketing and brokerage, fuel supply and transport, and commercial and industrial use. We also serve as counsel to public and private corporations and institutions that provide capital, equipment, and services to the energy sector, including financial institutions, technology companies, engineering and construction companies and venture capital firms.

Dechert is a leading adviser to investment professionals around the world. Since the 1970s, our financial services and investment management group has offered clients an exceptional range and depth of services. We cover the industry, with expertise on investment funds; investment advisers; broker-dealers and markets; banking and other financial institutions; variable insurance products; commodities and derivatives; compliance; asset management mergers and acquisitions; global distribution of funds; custodians, administrators, and transfer agents; investment company status, and retirement plans/ERISA/Tax.