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Firm Profile

Dechert LLP

Firm Profile


  • Profile
  • Cira Centre
  • 2929 Arch Street
  • Philadelphia
  • Pennsylvania
  • USA
  • PA 19104-2808

Firm profile submitted by Dechert LLP

Chairman: Andrew J Levander
CEO: Henry N Nassau
Number of partners: 308
Number of lawyers: 900+
Languages:  40+

Firm Overview:
Dechert is a global law firm focused on sectors with the greatest complexities, legal intricacies and highest regulatory demands. The firm excels in delivering practical commercial judgment and deep legal expertise for high-stakes matters, with an entrepeneurial energy and seamless collaboration that is distinctively Dechert.

Dechert’s antitrust team defends against government and private party actions, advises on strategies for merger clearance, and takes offensive measures to challenge the actions of competitors. With lawyers in key global business and legal centers, the group represents clients in cross-border mergers and acquisitions and in disputes with private parties and enforcement authorities under the antitrust laws of the US, EU and Asia.
Contact: Steven E Bizar
Tel: +1 215 994 2205
Contact: Michael L Weiner
Tel: +1 212 698 3608

Dechert’s corporate team advises clients on domestic and international mergers, acquisitions and disposals; private equity, including fund formation, investments and portfolio company transactions; corporate finance and capital markets; leveraged finance transactions and debt restructurings; securities compliance and corporate governance; and general corporate matters.
Contact: Mark Thierfelder
Tel: +1 212 698 3804

Energy & Natural Resources:
Dechert helps its clients pursue their strategic objectives around the world as well as helping them to respond effectively to the changing shape of the industry ‒ across oil and gas, mining and metals, and renewables.
Contact: Bruce Hickey
Tel: +1 212 698 3804

Dechert’s internationally recognised global finance practice provides our clients with innovative deal structuring, creative financing strategies and efficient execution across asset-backed securities and derivatives; collateralised loan obligations; commercial mortgage-backed securities; commercial real estate; fund finance; leveraged finance; and residential mortgage finance.
Contact: Richard Jones
Tel: +1 212 698 3844

Financial Restructuring: Dechert’s financial restructuring group represents creditors, investors and troubled companies in all types of in-court and out-of-court restructuring matters around the world. The practice represents clients in highly sophisticated, precedent-setting matters and holds substantial market share of the largest and most complicated deals.
Contact: Allan S Brilliant
Tel: +1 212 698 3600
Contact: Michael J. Sage
Tel: +1 212 698 3503

Financial Services & Investment Management:
Dechert advises financial services firms, asset managers and investment funds on regulatory and compliance matters, investigations by regulatory authorities, litigation and the formation and management of open- and closed-end funds, exchange-traded funds, insurance products, offshore funds and hedge funds. The firm serves as transactional counsel and handles regulatory issues in mergers and acquisitions of financial services companies and funds. The team regularly works alongside lawyers in other Dechert practices to advise clients on investigations by regulatory authorities, litigation, tax, ERISA, executive compensation and employee benefits matters.
Contact: Gus Black
Tel: +44 207 184 7380
Contact: Christopher Harvey
Tel: +1 617 728 7167

Intellectual Property:
Dechert attorneys are adept at all aspects of IP protection, including idea development; patent prosecution and portfolio enhancement; trademark, trade secret and copyright protection; and licensing arrangements. The firm’s global network of professionals prosecute patent applications under the Patent Cooperation Treaty as well as before various regional and national patent offices, including the European Patent Office and the US Patent and Trademark Office. Dechert also litigates IP matters in US and European courts.
Contact: Jeffrey Plies
Tel: +1 512 394 3012

International Arbitration:
Dechert’s international arbitration team has acted as counsel under all major arbitration rules and in proceedings with a vast range of governing laws and venues. The group advises states and state entities, majority and minority shareholders in joint ventures, multinational corporations, medium-sized companies and individuals. Dechert regularly handles international disputes under the laws of dozens of countries and is adept at evaluating the interplay of applicable laws, sovereign immunity, and international treaties as well as their impact on the outcome of matters and the enforcement of awards.
Contact: Eduardo Silva Romero
Tel: +33 1 57 57 80 14
Contact: Arif Ali
Tel: +1 202 261 3307

International Trade:
Dechert advises clients across industries and jurisdictions on issues including export controls, economic sanctions, trade embargoes, anti-corruption, customs procedures, trade defence measures and national security reviews of foreign direct investment. The firm also handles trade and investment barriers, EU internal market law and trade policy and public affairs matters arising before the EU, national governments and multinational entities.
Contact: Miriam Gonzalez
Tel: +44 20 7184 7892
Contact: Jeremy Zucker
Tel: +1 202 261 3322

Labour & Employment:
Dechert represents international and domestic corporations in virtually every industry in the full range of employment matters. It helps develop global human resources policies, deal with the cross-border aspects of corporate transactions, assist in the management of restructurings and handle complex disputes and litigation across multiple jurisdictions.
Contact: Philippe Thomas
Tel: +33 1 57 57 8091

Life Sciences:
Dechert represents life sciences clients at all stages of their products’ lifecycle, from discovery through development, clinical testing, promotion and sales. The group’s experience in intellectual property, corporate, antitrust, international trade, tax and employment matters enables it to offer a complete range of transactional, regulatory and dispute resolution services.
Contact: George Gordon
Tel: +1 215 994 2382
Contact: David Schulman
Tel: +1 202 261 3440

Dechert approaches litigation from the perspective of clients’ strategic and commercial objectives, vigorously advocating for their claims and defending their interests and reputations. With a long history of successful trials, appeals, motions and strategic settlements, Dechert is recognised as the go-to firm for some of the most challenging litigation and administrative and regulatory proceedings in locales and across borders around the globe.
Contact: Matthew Larrabee
Tel: +1 212 698 3578

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