- Chairman, Management Committee: Ken Van Winkle, Jr, Managing Partner
- Number of partners: : 112
- Number of other lawyers: 81
Firm Overview: Lewis and Roca was founded in Phoenix, Arizona in 1950. It is one of the Southwest’s most influential firms,with almost 200 attorneys in offices located in Phoenix, Tucson, Las Vegas, Reno, Silicon Valley and Albuquerque. The firm serves a large and diverse client base, including businesses with local, regional, national and international interests, public sector entities such as public schools, universities, municipalities, county and state governments, and non-profit organizations such as associations, foundations and hospitals.
Main Areas of Practice:
Commercial Litigation: Lewis and Roca’s lawyers handle virtually every type of commercial or business dispute, including corporate and partnership disputes, securities regulation, RICO, whitecollar criminal defense, fraud, antitrust, unfair trade practices, contract and lease disputes, real estate workouts and disputes, lender liability, intellectual property disputes, class actions, franchising, and Uniform Commercial Code and bankruptcy litigation. The firm has successfully handled complex matters involving multiple parties,multiple jurisdictions, substantial economic claims and novel legal issues.
Environmental: Lewis and Roca’s Environmental, Natural Resources, Energy and Utilities Practice Group is aware of the unique environmental concerns of its dynamic, fast growing region. The firm understands the needs of clients in a wide range of industries and jurisdictions. Lewis and Roca knows that its clients have one ultimate concern - the cost effective operation of its businesses in a complex, highly regulated environment. Issues concerning federal, state, tribal and local environmental, water, utilities, mining,public lands and other natural resources laws and regulations often involve complex, highly visible and emotionally charged issues with longterm operational and economic consequences. In addition to years of legal experience, the team of environmental, natural resources, energy and utility lawyers has extensive practical experience in both business and government, which helps to identify the best strategies to combine compliance and competitiveness.
Intellectual Property: Identifying, securing and protecting intellectual property rights - patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and publicity rights - is essential to the wellbeing of most companies in all industries and sectors. Lewis and Roca has worked with individuals, organizations and companies throughout the country and the world to develop and protect rights in a broad range of intellectual property needs. The firm offers a full range of intellectual property representation to successfully and cost-effectively guide clients through the complex issues encountered in this area, enabling them to obtain and keep a competitive advantage.
Real Estate: Lewis and Roca understands that its clients require that deals are done effectively and efficiently. No matter what your industry involvement – national institutional investors (such as insurance companies and pension funds), financial institutions, land developers, commercial unit operators, restaurants and other commercial establishments – Lewis and Roca will provide you with lawyers who know the real estate industry and are familiar with the process of taking complex deals from negotiation to completion. The result is the right combination of business advice and legal focus to complete deals in a way that makes sense for all parties involved.
Zoning/Land Use: Lewis and Roca lawyers have extensive experience in the administrative, legislative and litigation aspects of land use law.The scope of its practice includes both public and private sector representation.Lewis and Roca’s zoning and land use lawyers routinely practice before city and town councils, county boards of supervisors, boards of adjustment, citizen participation boards and local stakeholders (businesses, neighbors) in connection with the local administration of land use and zoning regulations.
Corporate/Finance: The Corporate/Finance Group provides a wide range of services on behalf of private and public corporations. The bulk of its corporate work is transactional, including: securities (private and public offerings); corporate structuring and transactions; mergers, acquisitions and reorganizations; partnership structuring and restructuring; and public finance, including bond counsel and issuer’s counsel representation. This area of practice also includes compliance with federal securities laws and state blue sky laws affecting the issuance of securities, as well as compliance with federal laws regulating the issuance of securities by investment companies, the registration and regulation of investment advisors, the registration and regulation of broker dealers and compliance with the Trust Indenture Act of 1939.
Gaming: The practice of gaming law is increasingly eclectic as legal gaming continues to proliferate across the United States and the world. Gaming now includes riverboat casinos, Native America casinos, internet gaming, and racinos. The gaming lawyers at Lewis and Roca have been at the forefront of all the major gaming trends for the past quarter century, its multi-jurisdictional practice represents numerous casino operators and Indian gaming groups, as well as gaming equipment suppliers, investors, investment banks and various companies doing business with the gaming industry. The firm closely monitors activity in this unique industry in order to provide its clients with appropriate and timely advice.
Additional Areas of Practice: Antitrust; alternative dispute resolution; appeals; arbitration and mediation; bankruptcy; construction; government regulation; insurance; intellectual property; labor and employment; product liability; professional liability and discipline; sports and entertainment; taxation; tribal affairs and trusts and estates.
Clients: Prudential Real Estate Investors; Abengoa Solar; Quaterra Resources; Holualoa Companies; Konami Gaming; MGM Resorts International; University Medical Center; SanDisk, San Francisco Giants; Visa International; US Airways