- Chairman: Paul W Theiss (Chicago)
- Managing Partner: Kenneth S Geller (Washington,DC)
- Number of lawyers worldwide: approximately 1,450
- Website: www.mayerbrown.com
- OTHER OFFICES :
- USA: Charlotte, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Palo Alto, Washington, DC
- Asia: Bangkok, Beijing, Guangzhou, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Shanghai, Singapore
- Europe: Brussels, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Paris
Mayer Brown is a leading global law firm with 20 offices across the Americas, Europe and Asia. The firm is known for its client-focused approach to providing creative solutions to complex problems on behalf of businesses, governments and individuals. Mayer Brown is particularly renowned for its Supreme Court and appellate, litigation and dispute resolution, corporate and securities, banking and finance, real estate and tax practices. The firm serves many of the world’s largest companies, including a significant proportion of the Fortune 100, FTSE 100, DAX and Hang Seng Index companies together with global leaders in major industries. Mayer Brown provides a global service to its clients through eight offices in Asia, five offices in Europe and seven offices in the United States. In Asia, the firm operates as Mayer Brown JSM as a result of its 2008 combination with JSM (formerly Johnson Stokes & Master), a leading Asian law firm. In Brazil, the firm has an association with Tauil & Chequer Advogados.
Main Areas of Practice:
Banking & Finance:
The practice is one of Mayer Brown’s signature strengths.Many of the firm’s largest clients are bank holding companies, commercial banks, investment banks, insurance companies, asset-based lenders, leasing companies or institutional real estate companies.The Banking and Finance practice also represents numerous finance companies, funds and investors, as well as borrowers operating in many different industries.
Corporate & Securities:
The lawyers provide a full range of legal services to leading global companies and financial institutions for some of their most important transactions, including complex cross-border deals and industry-specific issues. Key practices within corporate and securities include capital markets,mergers and acquisitions,private equity, and business and technology sourcing.
Employment & Benefits:
The firm provides sophisticated solutions to the most complex issues in employment, employee benefits, executive compensation, ERISA litigation and pensions, as well as country-by-country knowledge of employment lawand practices.
Financial Services Regulatory & Enforcement:
This practice brings together the full range of sophisticated strategic, regulatory, compliance and enforcement capabilities required by today’s leading financial services organizations. The practice includes lawyers experienced in traditional banking, brokerdealer, investment management, cross-border investigations and enforcement and insurance regulation.
The Global Trade practice includes some of the most experienced trade professionals and lawyers in the Americas, Europe and Asia,with in-depth knowledge and vast experience with virtually every aspect of international trade and investment, including market access and trade policy, trade remedies, trade compliance, international litigation and dispute settlement, ITC Section 337 investigations and the WTO.
Mayer Brown’s Government Relations practice draws upon lawyers and professionals located in key business centers throughout the Americas, Asia and Europe to help clients advance their domestic and global public policy goals. Lawyers of the government contracts group help clients from virtually every industry successfully manage all aspects of the government contracting process at the federal, state and local levels.
Innovators at global multinationals, emerging growth companies and established mid-sized businesses rely on Mayer Brown to protect,preserve and enforce their intellectual property assets. The lawyers assess IP portfolios, perform due diligence for acquisitions, secure patents, trademarks, trade secrets or copyrights, or use litigation to resolve business disputes over infringement or misappropriation.
Litigation & Dispute Resolution:
Services cover antitrust and competition, commercial litigation, consumer litigation and class actions, electronic discovery and records management, employment and ERISA, environmental, international arbitration, product liability and mass torts, securities enforcement and litigation, and white-collar defense and compliance. The Supreme Court and Appellate practice is consistently ranked as a top-tier practice.
The firm is experienced in every stage of the real estate cycle, including acquisition, disposition, construction, leasing, financing, zoning and environmental matters. Clients include commercial banks, real estate investment trusts, institutional investors,pension funds and pension fund advisers, private equity, opportunity funds, governments, statutory bodies, investment banks, industrial banks, insurance companies, real estate holding companies, developers and corporations.
Restructuring, Bankruptcy & Insolvency:
The firm has extensive experience in cross-border restructuring and formal insolvencies,working closely with colleagues in other regional offices on multijurisdictional matters. It represents liquidators, receivers, administrators, bondholders, lenders, liquidity providers, trustees, debtor-in-possession providers, company directors, insurers,pension fund trustees and corporate debtors and creditors on all aspects of restructuring, bankruptcy and insolvency.
Tax (Tax Controversy, Tax Transactions & Consulting):
Mayer Brown’s Tax practice covers every aspect of corporate, partnership and individual taxation, including taxation of cross-border transactions, litigation and state and local issues. The full-service practice includes sub-practices in transactions, consulting and planning, audits, administrative appeals, litigation and international transfer pricing.
Wealth Management (Trusts, Estates & Foundations):
High-net-worth individuals require legal advice that is as sophisticated as their business and investment interests and never loses sight of their goals. The advice reaches beyond minimizing taxes to ensure practical and effective solutions to complex issues while maintaining flexibility to accommodate unforeseen events and family situations.