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Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

New York

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP - Seattle
  • 1633 Broadway
  • 27th Floor
  • New York
  • New York
  • USA
  • NY 10019-6708
  • 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

Firm Overview:
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.

Real Estate:
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.

Intellectual Property:
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.

Financial Services:
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.


  • 1201 Third Avenue,
  • Suite 2200,
  • Seattle,
  • Washington
  • USA
  • WA 98101-3045
  • Tel +1 206 622 3150
  • Fax +1 206 757 7700
  • Email : info@dwt.com
  • Website : www.dwt.com
  • 188 West Northern Lights Blvd,
  • Suite 1100,
  • Anchorage,
  • Alaska
  • USA
  • 99503-3985
  • Tel +1 907.257.5300
  • Fax +1 907 257 5399
  • Email : anchorage@dwt.com
  • 865 South Figueroa Street,
  • Suite 2400,
  • Los Angeles,
  • California
  • USA
  • CA 90017-2566
  • Tel +1 213 633 6800
  • Fax +1 213 633 6899
  • Email : losangeles@dwt.com
  • 505 Montgomery Street,
  • Suite 800,
  • San Francisco,
  • California
  • USA
  • CA 94111-6533
  • Tel +1 415 276 6500
  • Fax +1 415 276 6599
  • Email : sanfrancisco@dwt.com
  • 1633 Broadway,
  • 27th Floor,
  • New York,
  • USA
  • NY 10019-6708
  • Tel +1 212 489 8230
  • Fax +1 212 489 8340
  • Email : newyork@dwt.com
  • 777 108th Avenue NE,
  • Suite 2300,
  • Bellevue,
  • Washington
  • USA
  • WA 98004-5149
  • Tel +1 425 646 6100
  • Fax +1 425 646 6199
  • Email : bellevue@dwt.com
  • Suite 800,
  • 1919 Pennsylvania Avenue NW,
  • Washington, DC,
  • District of Columbia
  • USA
  • 20006-3401
  • Tel +1 202 973 4200
  • Fax 202.973.4499
  • 1300 SW Fifth Avenue,
  • Suite 2400,
  • Portland,
  • Oregon
  • USA
  • OR 97201-5630
  • Tel +1 503 241 2300
  • Fax +1 503 778 5299
  • Email : portland@dwt.com

Intellectual Property - New York

THE FIRM This firm's New York IP presence is highly regarded for the quality of its representations in matters concerning copyrights, trademark prosecution and litigation, and trade secrets. The firm has a longstanding and loyal client following in the broadcasting, media and publishing sectors, and also among world-famous apparel and consumer brands who look to DWT for its robust anticounterfeiting and trademark enforcement work.

Sources say: "They have a great sense of where the market is and where it's going."

KEY INDIVIDUALS Marcia Paul is universally acclaimed by sources as one of the leading copyright, advertising and trademark attorneys in the city. Her clients include household name apparel, media and broadcasting companies, and much of her work is highly complex and multijurisdictional in character.

Edward Davis is "very smart, very thorough, and has a good sense of humor," according to interviewees. He counsels clients such as Amazon.com, Bloomberg LP, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and The Onion on registration, transactional and litigious IP matters. 

Media & Entertainment - New York

THE FIRM This top-class firm is well equipped to handle the full spectrum of media litigation matters, but continues to be best known for its outstanding First Amendment work. The team acts for prominent media clients including Viacom, MTV and Paramount, and recently defended TripAdvisor against a libel claim.

Sources say: “Very practical, very smart, focused and responsive.”

KEY INDIVIDUALS Victor Kovner remains a notable heavyweight in this area, with a glowing reputation for his First Amendment work. He has been busy of late providing a wide variety of media entities with pre-publication and pre-broadcast reviews. He is described as “a wonderful litigator.”

Elizabeth McNamara has a varied practice in this field, covering libel, privacy, copyright and trademark disputes. Her broad client base includes publishers, radio broadcasters, cable companies and motion picture producers. Sources regard her as “excellent” and of “the highest caliber.”

Marcia Paul has been busy representing high-profile media entities in intellectual property disputes. She is the lead partner defending MTV and Viacom in a trademark infringement case.