Firm profile submitted by Mayer Brown LLP
Chairman: Paul W Theiss (Chicago)
Managing Partner: Kenneth S Geller (Washington DC)
Number of lawyers worldwide: more than 1,500
Mayer Brown is a global legal services organization advising clients across the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. The firm’s presence in the world’s leading markets enables it to offer clients access to local market knowledge combined with global reach. Mayer Brown has 21 offices around the world. The firm also has an association with Tauil & Chequer Advogados in Brasília, Rio de Janeiro and São Paolo, Brazil, and with Jingtian & Gongcheng in Hong Kong. Mayer Brown serves many of the world’s largest companies, including a significant proportion of the Fortune 100, FSTE 100, CAC 40, DAX, Hang Seng and Nikkei index companies, together with global leaders in major industries.
Americas: Charlotte, Houston, Los Angeles, Mexico City, New York, Palo Alto, Washington DC
Asia: Bangkok, Beijing, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Shanghai, Singapore
Europe: Brussels, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Paris
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 technology transactions.
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 law and 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, broker-dealer, 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 in 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 midsize 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 include antitrust and competition, banking and finance, commercial litigation, consumer litigation and class actions, electronic discovery and information governance, employment and ERISA, environmental, government contracts, insurance, international arbitration, product liability and mass torts, professional liability, securities enforcement and litigation, US Supreme Court and appellate, and white-collar defense and compliance.
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 across its regional offices on multi-jurisdictional 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 firm’s advice reaches beyond minimizing taxes to ensure practical and effective solutions to complex issues while maintaining flexibility to accommodate unforeseen events and family situations.