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Firm Profile

Dechert LLP

Firm Profile

Philadelphia

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

Firm profile submitted by Dechert LLP

Chairman: Andrew J Levander
Chief Executive Officer: Henry N. Nassau
Number of partners: 302
Number of lawyers: 900+
Languages: 40+ including Cantonese, Dutch, English, French, German, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish
International Offices: Almaty, Beijing, Brussels, Dubai, Dublin, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, Luxembourg, Moscow, Munich, Paris, Singapore and Tbilisi


Dechert is a global specialist law firm focused on sectors with the greatest complexities and highest regulatory demands. The firm delivers practical commercial insight and judgment to its clients’ most important matters. Nothing stands in the way of giving clients the best of the firm’s entrepreneurial energy and seamless collaboration in a way that is distinctively Dechert.



Antitrust/Competition:
Clients rely on Dechert’s antitrust/competition lawyers for counsel on merger clearance, private litigation, cartel matters, civil investigations and risk prevention. Dechert offers practical solutions and strategic counsel for derailing class actions, litigating monopolization and other complex cases, responding to criminal and civil investigations, and securing antitrust compliance.
Contact: Steven E Bizar
Tel: 215 994 2205
Contact: Michael L Weiner
Tel: 212 698 3608

Bankruptcy, Business Restructuring & Reorganization:
Dechert’s bankruptcy, business restructuring and reorganization lawyers are experienced practitioners skilled in all aspects of bankruptcy and restructuring transactions, distressed lending and debt trading, distressed mergers and acquisitions, bankruptcy planning and litigation and all related matters and opportunities.
Contact: Allan S Brilliant
Tel: 212 698 3600
Contact: Michael J Sage
Tel: 212 698 3503

Complex Commercial Litigation:
Dechert defends companies in complex, multidistrict and class action litigation as well as alternative dispute resolution proceedings across a broad range of industries.
Contact: Benjamin R Barnett
Tel: 215 994 2887
Contact: Gary J Mennitt
Tel: 212 698 3831

Capital Markets:
Dechert lawyers structure and execute complex, marketleading financial transactions worldwide, including in the United States, Europe, the CIS region, the Middle East and North Africa, Latin America and Asia. The firm’s lawyers represent corporate and sovereign issuers, underwriters, financial sponsors, investors and selling shareholders in all types of public and private debt, equity, equity-linked and other securities offerings.
Contact: Mark E Thierfelder
Tel: 212 698 3804

Data Privacy & Cybersecurity:
Dechert lawyers assist clients in complying with the many, and often inconsistent, rules and regulations established to protect the privacy of customer and employee information, working to minimize the cost and time for compliance.
Contact: Timothy C Blank
Tel: 617 728 7154

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation:
Dechert offers a broad range of services relating to employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans, including advice on plan structure, implementation and administration; mergers and acquisitions; fringe benefit arrangements; stock-based incentive plans; health and welfare plans; equity-based compensation; and employee retention. Dechert lawyers also address the full range of ERISA, tax, securities, stock exchange, employment law and accounting issues impacting executive compensation and benefits planning.
Contact: Andrew L Oringer
Tel: 212 698 3571
Contact: David F Jones
Tel: 215 994 2822

Energy & Clean Technology:
The firm advises on corporate transactions, financings and other aspects of upstream, midstream and downstream operations in the oil, gas, liquefied natural gas (LNG), power generation, distribution and sale, and metals and mining metals sector. Contact: Bruce D Hickey
Tel: 617 654 8602

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 dosed-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 and also advises on the operational integration of diversified financial institutions. With experience covering all commodities and asset classes, the firm also advises on the law, regulation and practice of commodities and related cash, derivative and structured transactions and products. 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: Peter D. Astleford
Tel: +44 207 184 7860
Contact: Christopher P Harvey
Tel: 617 728 7167
Contact: Robert W Helm
Tel: 202 261 3356

Global Finance:
Dechert is a preeminent advisor for innovative structures, creative financing strategies and complex transactions around the world. The firm offers sophisticated financing advice to a diverse client base across the leveraged finance, fund finance, commercial real estate finance, structured finance and securitization practice areas.
Contact: Richard D Jones
Tel: 212 698 3844

Intellectual Property:
Dechert lawyers 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 US Patent and Trademark Office and European Patent Office.
Contact: Jeffrey B Plies
Tel: 512 394 3012

International & Domestic Tax:
Dechert’s multidisciplinary international and domestic tax lawyers assist clients in addressing their tax planning needs and resolving tax controversies. Dechert lawyers provide transaction structures that maximize tax benefits and minimize tax liability. With tax lawyers in the United States and Europe, the firm is positioned to counsel clients on effective international tax planning strategies, providing integrated, global tax advice.
Contact: Daniel M Dunn
Tel: 212 698 3857

Labor & Employment:
Dechert lawyers advise and defend companies and individuals in a wide range of labor and employment matters – from large-scale reductions in force and class action wage and hour and ERISA claims to individual disciplinary issues and training. Dechert has successfully handled matters before state and federal courts and agencies throughout the United States, including the EEOC, NLRB, Department of Labor, OSHA and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs.
Contact: Alan D Berkowitz
Tel: 215 994 2170

Leveraged Finance:
Dechert advises borrowers, lenders, issuers, equity investors, sponsors, financial advisors and agents in all layers of capital structure, including senior credit facilities, first lien/second lien financings, subordinated/ mezzanine debt, structured equity, workouts/restructurings, recapitalizations and Rule 144A and Regulation S offerings.
Contact: Mark E Thierfelder
Tel: 212 698 3804

Life Sciences:
Dechert provides a full range of integrated services to address life sciences companies’ needs, including M&A, financing, corporate partnering and licensing, patent counseling and litigation, strategic IP transactions, complex commercial and securities litigation, antitrust, product liability and mass torts, fraud investigations and regulatory compliance matters.
Contact: George G Gordon
Tel: 215 994 2382
Contact: David E Schulman
Tel: 202 261 3440

Mergers & Acquisitions:
Dechert lawyers represent buyers, sellers and advisers in planning, negotiating and executing public and private mergers and acquisitions around the globe.
Contact: Mark E Thierfelder
Tel: 212 698 3804

Private Client:
Dechert’s private client group offers personal estate planning advice and financial and tax planning services to high net worth individuals as well as the corporate and individual trustees, executors, personal representatives and other fiduciaries who serve them.
Contact: Amy S Ufberg
Tel: 215 994 2655

Private Equity:
Dechert advises clients at every phase of the investment lifecycle. Dechert lawyers form funds for private equity sponsors and institutional investors and help raise capital; structure investments for private equity funds; and represent the portfolio companies of its private equity clients in a variety of transactions.
Contact: Mark E Thierfelder
Tel: 212 698 3804

White Collar & Securities Litigation:
Dechert lawyers advise both companies and individuals facing allegations of financial and business misconduct and also facilitate the discreet handling of enforcement investigations, whether those inquiries originate internally or from a regulatory or governmental entity. Dechert lawyers are experienced in nearly all substantive areas, including accounting irregularities, antitrust, bank and financial fraud, FCPA and UK Bribery Act violations, government contract fraud, insider trading, money laundering, RICO, securities fraud, stock market manipulation and tax fraud.
Contact: David N Kelley
Tel: 212 698 3580
Contact: David H Kistenbroker
Tel: 312 646 5811

Branches

  • U.S. Bank Tower ,
  • 633 West 5th Street 26th Floor,
  • Los Angeles,
  • California
  • USA
  • CA 90071-2005
  • Tel +1 213 808 5700
  • Fax 213 808 5760
  • Email : [email protected]
  • 2010 Main Street, Suite 500, ,
  • Irvine,
  • Orange County,
  • California
  • USA
  • CA 92614
  • Tel 949 442 6000
  • Fax 949 442 6010
  • Email : [email protected]
  • One Bush Street,
  • Suite 1600,
  • San Francisco,
  • California
  • USA
  • CA 94104
  • Tel +1 415 262 4500
  • Fax +1 415 262 4555
  • Email : [email protected]
  • 2440 W. El Camino Real ,
  • Suite 700,
  • Silicon Valley,
  • California
  • USA
  • CA 94040-1499
  • Tel +1 650 813 4800
  • Fax +1 650 813 4848
  • Email : [email protected]
  • 90 State House Square,
  • Hartford,
  • Hartford,
  • Connecticut
  • USA
  • CT 06103-3702
  • Tel +1 860 524 3999
  • Fax +1 860 524 3930
  • Email : [email protected]
  • 1900 K Street, NW,
  • Washington, DC,
  • District of Columbia
  • USA
  • 20006
  • Tel +1 202 261 3300
  • Fax +1 202 261 3333
  • Email : [email protected]
  • 35 West Wacker Drive,
  • Suite 3400,
  • Chicago,
  • Illinois
  • USA
  • IL 60601
  • Tel +1 312 646 5800
  • Fax +1 312 646 5858
  • Email : [email protected]
  • One International Plaza,
  • 40th floor,
  • 100 Oliver St,
  • Boston,
  • Massachusetts
  • USA
  • MA 02110-2605
  • Tel +1 617 728 7100
  • Fax +1 617 426 6567
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Suite 500,
  • 902 Carnegie Center,
  • Princeton,
  • New Jersey
  • USA
  • NJ 08540-6531
  • Tel +1 609 620 3200
  • Fax +1 609 620 3259
  • Email : [email protected]
  • 1095 Avenue of the Americas,
  • New York,
  • USA
  • NY 10036-6797
  • Tel +1 212 698 3500
  • Fax +1 212 698 3599
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Bank of America Corporate Center,
  • 100 North Tryon Street,
  • Suite 4000,
  • Charlotte,
  • North Carolina
  • USA
  • NC 28202
  • Tel +1 704 339 3100
  • Fax +1 704 339 3101
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Cira Centre,
  • 2929 Arch Street,
  • Philadelphia,
  • Pennsylvania
  • USA
  • PA 19104-2808
  • Tel +1 215 994 4000
  • Fax +1 215 994 2222
  • Email : [email protected]
  • 300 W. 6th Street,
  • Suite 2010,
  • Austin,
  • Texas
  • USA
  • TX 78701
  • Tel +1 512 394 3000
  • Fax +1 512 394 3001
  • Email : [email protected]