- Managing Partner: David C Baca
- Number of partners worldwide: : 304
- Number of other attorneys worldwide: 199
- INTERNATIONAL OFFICES: The firm also has an office in Shanghai
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP was founded on a simple guiding principle: to provide clients with high value legal services customized to their particular needs. This principle has remained intact for decades as the firm has continued to expand across the nation. Today, its team includes approximately 500 attorneys and nine offices, covering a wide variety of practice and industry areas.
Main Areas of Practice:
Business Transactions & Tax:
The firm regularly counsels clients on issues such as: M&A, joint ventures, strategic alliances, corporate finance, securities, corporate governance, and restructuring and reorganization. Members of the group also regularly advise tax-exempt organizations and for- profit businesses on the full range of domestic and international tax issues.
Employment & Labor:
The firm frequently advises employers of all sizes in traditional employment counseling, litigation matters, immigration matters, and union/labor matters.
With nearly 200 lawyers in eight offices around the country, the firmhas experience in all areas of civil litigation, with particular experience in the communications, media, healthcare, financial services and energy industries. The firm also has broad experience in large-scale litigation involving antitrust and consumer class actions.
The firm has decades of experience handling complex real estate transactions nationwide for clients in a wide variety of industries. The team includes strong land use, environmental, construction, finance, tax, bankruptcy/workout and litigation attorneys to provide clients a unified, one-stop solution.
Members of the group provide a full range of transactional, regulatory and litigation services to a wide variety of entities in the electric, natural gas, and renewable energy industries.
The team provides clients with comprehensive regulatory and transactional services, along with real estate, labor/employment, benefits, litigation, financing (including tax-exempt financing), bankruptcy and tax work. They also have substantial experience with the rapidly evolving worlds of healthcare reform and health information technology.
Privacy & Security:
The firm provides counsel on all critical privacy and security issues for media companies, retailers, health care organisations, financial institutions and other clients handling sensitive data – including personally identifiable information. The firm not only helps clients comply with the law, but also custom-designs privacy and security plans to forecast and manage potential legal and regulatory issues germane to their specific workplaces, industries and global technology needs.
Media & Entertainment:
The firm’s media and entertainment attorneys are widely recognized as among the best in the country. Davis Wright is the law firm of choice for many of the nation’s most prominent news, information and entertainment companies.
The firm boasts an extremely broad, deep and experienced team focused on critical transactional, regulatory and litigation advice for telecommunications market leaders and emerging companies alike.
Members of the team practice exclusively in this space, representing restaurants,wineries, breweries and distilleries, hotels and resorts, gaming companies, and food and beverage producers on the full range of operational, transactional, regulatory and litigation matters.
The firm provides comprehensive practical advice over the full range of patent, trademark and copyright procurement, registration, licensing and litigation, as well as marketing and trade secret strategies. It also has extensive experience in the IP aspects of all forms of business transactions.
The firm has the depth and experience to help clients assess risks, assume ongoing compliance and address concerns with project development, business transactions, permitting and government investigations. It works on the full range of environmental and natural resources issues, and the emerging body of climate change regulation.
The team provides a full range of counsel on financial services matters,with a particular focus on emerging and mobile payments, as well as defense of consumer class actions.
Technology & Digital Media:
The firm provides critical operational, transactional, regulatory and litigation counsel to companies in this highly regulated and rapidly evolving industry.