Dechert’s Austin office became the firm’s first Central United States office when it opened its doors in 2006.
Our Austin lawyers deliver legal and technical expertise and practical commercial judgment on intellectual property litigation, transactions and counseling, particularly involving electronics and computer technology.
We are proud signers of the Texas Competes' pledge as a demonstration of the firm's commitment to diversity and inclusion. Texas Competes advocates for diverse workplaces, welcoming to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, in pursuit of a healthy business climate.
Areas of Focus
Intellectual Property Litigation
Hailed as a “go-to law firm” for intellectual property by Corporate Counsel, Dechert focuses on litigation, counseling and transactional IP matters. Decades of IP experience, combined with training in science, technology, engineering, medicine and business, gives our lawyers a level of fluency on sophisticated matters that is vital in the courtroom and at the negotiating table.
Intellectual Property Transactional and Counseling
Our transactional and counseling lawyers defend clients’ rights around the world in patent, trade secret, copyright, trademark, privacy, data protection and IP-antitrust disputes, and provide trademark and copyright counseling and prosecution services. We also negotiate licensing, development, joint venture, outsourcing, consulting and other transactions, and handle strategic patent counseling and patent cross-licensing to help maximize the value of our clients’ products and patents.
Product Liability and Mass Torts
Our Austin lawyers are part of Dechert’s well-established product liability and mass torts team, which helps clients avoid exposure and defends them when litigation occurs. We are particularly focused on prescription drugs and devices, biologics, chemicals, toxic substances emissions, consumer products and durable goods. We also handle cases involving latent injuries and complex issues of medical causation.
Dechert’s trial lawyers have defended significant class actions in a variety of industries. We handle every phase of a class action, from defeating certification and achieving de-certification on appeal to securing defense jury verdicts in complex class action trials. We have defeated class certification in more than 30 different state and federal jurisdictions and successfully handled class actions of every major type across industries.
Complex Commercial Litigation
We represent a range of industries in commercial agreements, consumer fraud, insurance and banking, false advertising, corporate governance and M&A-related claims. Recognized for our multi-jurisdictional capabilities and deep expertise, we devise litigation strategy, manage virtual law firms, facilitate pre-trial resolutions to commercial disputes, defeat class certification, manage e-discovery, obtain summary judgments or voluntary dismissal of claims, negotiate favorable settlements and prevail at trial.