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Marrying elite trial and transactional capabilities with deep local knowledge and experience in California, our San Francisco-based team represents some of the region’s most innovative companies and their investors on their most threatening litigations and important business transactions.

Our Capabilities

With the West Coast the locus of today’s biggest legal challenges and most exciting business opportunities, companies and investors in the region need access to the best legal advice in the market. Our newest location brings Paul, Weiss’s nationally preeminent litigation and transactional services to the Bay Area, offering a team with deep familiarity with Northern California’s business culture and investment community, and experience before key courts and regulatory agencies.

Clients of the office include many of the leading technology and platform companies that are currently transforming the global economy, public and privately held companies in life sciences, fintech, cryptocurrency and financial services, and higher education institutions. On the private equity side, clients include key investors focused on emerging technologies, who draw both on our San Francisco-based private equity team’s knowledge of and relationships in the business and investment community and our acclaimed global private equity team. On the litigation side, the office features a former U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California and several of the Bay Area’s best-regarded trial attorneys, who have successfully handled several of the Bay Area’s most significant trials over the last two decades.

On the litigation side, our San Francisco team advises on:

  • Antitrust litigation
  • California Unfair Competition law
  • Class action litigation
  • Crisis management & risk counseling
  • Data security & privacy concerns
  • ESG Advisory
  • Government inquiries & Congressional hearings
  • Government relations, legislative & policy issues
  • Healthcare fraud & False Claims Act litigation
  • Internal controls & compliance
  • Noncompetition & trade secrets litigation
  • Patent litigation & IPRs
  • Copyright & trademark litigation
  • Plaintiff-side representation
  • Securities litigation & D&O liability
  • Shareholder and founder disputes
  • State & federal regulatory enforcement matters
  • State Attorney General matters
  • Trials
  • White collar matters and investigations
  • Workplace culture litigation

On the transactional side, our San Francisco team advises on:

  • Activist defense
  • Antitrust M&A
  • Contested Transactions
  • Corporate Ethics & Governance Investigations
  • Debt Offerings
  • Equity Offerings (including Rule 144A offerings)
  • Financings
  • Initial Public Offerings
  • IP Counseling & Due Diligence
  • Joint Ventures
  • Leveraged Buyouts
  • Licensing
  • Minority Investments
  • Negotiated Transactions
  • PIPEs
  • Portfolio Acquisitions & Divestitures
  • Private equity transactions
  • Public company transactions
  • SPACs
  • Spin-offs and Carve-outs
  • Tax Counseling

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