Our Silicon Valley attorneys focus on intellectual property matters for technology and life sciences companies. The office also includes a team that serves as national coordinating counsel for clients involved in large-scale government investigations and nationwide class actions.
Dechert's international intellectual property practice focuses on litigation, counseling and transactional IP matters. We protect and defend our clients' rights in patent, trade secret, copyright, trademark, privacy, data protection and IP-antitrust disputes in jurisdictions around the world, including the International Trade Commission. We also provide trademark and copyright counseling and prosecution services, and negotiate licensing, development, joint venture, outsourcing, consulting, and other transactions involving IP issues. In addition, we handle strategic patent counseling and patent cross-licensing to help maximize value at every stage of the life cycle of our clients' products and patents. Comprised of lawyers who combine decades of IP experience with training in science, technology, engineering, medicine and business, our fluency in sophisticated subject matter affords our clients an advantage in the courtroom and at the negotiating table. We have been hailed as a “go-to law firm” for IP by Corporate Counsel, and our IP partners and specialty groups have received accolades from Chambers USA, Chambers UK, Legal 500, Best Lawyers in America and Benchmark Litigation.
White Collar Defense and Investigations
Dechert’s white collar lawyers are powerful advocates for clients confronting allegations of financial and business crimes and related civil and class action litigation. We work closely with boards of directors, special committees, and senior executives in various industries, guiding them through critical decisions surrounding white collar and related matters. We handle all phases of an investigation and, when litigation is unavoidable, we implement the strategy necessary to litigate powerfully, aggressively, and successfully. Dechert attorneys have worked as Assistant U.S. Attorneys for the Criminal Division, Major Frauds Section, Securities and Commodities Fraud Unit, and various United States Attorneys’ Offices and task forces of the Department of Justice. Hence, when we advocate on behalf of our clients, we do so with the perspective and credibility that comes from having been in the shoes of the government decision makers.
Dechert’s commercial litigation practice has the multi-jurisdictional capabilities, experience, skills, and judgment to successfully guide clients through disputes arising around the world. We represent companies in complex litigation and alternative dispute resolution proceedings across a broad range of industries, including pharmaceuticals, financial services, insurance, consumer products, and communications. We aggressively represent our clients’ interests in matters relating to the significant domestic and international resolution of disputes arising out of commercial agreements, and in consumer fraud, insurance and banking litigation, false advertising, corporate governance, and mergers and acquisitions related claims.
Dechert’s life sciences group is dedicated to providing quality, cost-effective legal services to the life sciences community. We recognize the complex business, legal, and regulatory issues that confront life sciences companies in all stages of growth. We know the challenges posed by the development and commercialization of a new technology in a highly competitive environment. We have dedicated our resources, experience, and knowledge base to serving life sciences companies located nationally and internationally. We have represented companies involved in all aspects of the life sciences industry, including biotechnology, bio-informatics, drug discovery, genomics, biopharmaceutical, diagnostic, and medical device companies.