Michael S. Doluisio
Philadelphia +1 215 994 2325
Dechert is called upon by many leading private equity, venture capital and sovereign wealth funds in high stakes litigation and regulatory investigation and enforcement proceedings. We also represent these funds’ portfolio companies in connection with a wide range of disputes.
We work extensively with lawyers from the firm’s lauded private equity practice. As a result, we have a deep understanding of the industry and the unique legal challenges it faces, and are well versed in the business strategies and goals of our clients. We counsel our clients on litigation risk, compliance and prevention, and stand ready to represent them in all manner of private or regulatory disputes.
Dechert’s litigation practice is consistently recognized in the top tier by Chambers, Benchmark Litigation, The Legal 500 and other ranking publications. In 2017, Corporate Counsel named Dechert one of the three “Best Big Litigation Law Firms” for its Best of Corporate Counsel rankings for the second year in a row. The firm is also one of “12 Litigation Firms on General Counsels’ Short Lists,” according to the 2016 BTI Brand Elite report (Law360 2016).
With an equally top-tier private equity practice, Dechert has been repeatedly named a top private equity law firm by Thomson Reuters, Bloomberg, The Deal and Chambers.
Dechert litigators advise private equity, venture capital and sovereign fund clients on:
Dechert’s powerhouse private equity team helps clients achieve their investment objectives by guiding them through each stage of the investment life cycle: fund formation, fund investment activities, portfolio company transactions and exits. Our litigators work closely with them every step of the way to manage risk and regulatory uncertainty and avoid litigation in the first place. We counsel on potential litigation and enforcement triggers, including those trending now: conflicts of interest, especially regarding fees and disclosure and fund restructurings; pay-to-play rules; valuation practices; representations and warranties regarding sales and mergers; and performance marketing and advertising.