801 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20004-2623
T: +1 202 662 0200
F: +1 202 662 4643
Since its founding in 1927, our Washington, D.C. office has grown from a few lawyers providing federal agency representation in support of the firm's service to a full service office handling litigation, business and regulatory matters for a national and international clientele.
- Counsel trade associations, firms and individuals on compliance with antitrust and trade statutes and regulations.
- Represent clients before federal and state courts and agencies.
- Represent clients in Federal Trade Commission rulemaking and enforcement proceedings and Department of Justice investigations.
- Prepare premerger notification filings.
- Prepare and implement antitrust compliance programs.
- Our appellate team, with more than thirty lawyers, is acclaimed for handling appeals at all levels in state and federal courts, covering the entire range of substantive civil law.
- The core of the firm's appellate team is writing briefs and presenting oral arguments in appeals and other proceedings.
- The firm's appellate lawyers also support trial lawyers by briefing and arguing complex pretrial issues, monitoring trials with a focus on preserving appellate complaints, preparing and objecting to the court's charge and handling critical motions during and after the trial.
- Represent clients in a broad range of corporate and commercial matters, including financings, mergers, acquisitions, offerings of debt and equity securities, general corporate law and bankruptcy and creditors' rights law.
- Represent public companies, broker-dealers, financial institutions, investment advisors, hedge funds, accounting firms, legal practices and other entities and individuals in securities enforcement investigations conducted by the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Department of Justice, stock exchanges, NASD Regulation, Inc. and state agencies.
- Represent clients in administrative proceedings and securities litigation.
- Conduct internal investigations and counsel oversight boards, boards of directors, outside directors and audit committees.
- Advise clients on disclosure, compliance and other counseling matters.
- Represent independent natural gas producers, local distribution companies, natural gas pipelines and other clients in matters related to the regulation of the oil, natural gas and electric utility industry, including administrative hearings and appellate review proceedings.
- Represent clients on regulatory compliance, natural gas pipeline rate and service regulations and the structuring of limited partnerships and joint ventures in connection with the acquisition of oil and gas property or ventures related to the exploration and development of natural gas.
- Represent a wide variety of health care clients, including academic medical centers, health systems, acute care and specialty hospitals, mental health institutions and providers, pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers, managed care organizations, nursing homes, home health care agencies, clinical laboratories, medical supply companies, hospices, healthcare consultants and related trade organizations.
- Representations encompass Medicare, Medicaid and other third party reimbursement rules; fraud and abuse issues; False Claims Act and other fraud litigation; administrative litigation before the Provider Reimbursement Review Board and the HHS Departmental Appeals Board; medical staff disputes; survey, certification and accreditation matters; EMTALA compliance; business acquisitions and other corporate matters; and contracting with physicians, vendors and other third parties.
- Represent clients in establishing and protecting intellectual property rights in the United States and throughout the world, including obtaining U.S. patents, trademarks and copyrights at the Patent and Trademark Office and Copyright Office.
- Enforce patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, unfair competition, computer software and counterfeit matters throughout the United States and at the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and International Trade Commission.
- Handle licensing, franchising and counseling.
- Represent U.S. and foreign enterprises in cross-border mergers and acquisitions and other multinational transactions, international trade matters, Eurodollar fund-raising, foreign direct investments in the United States, international project financings, international arbitrations, international bankruptcy matters and joint ventures between U.S. and foreign entities.
- Counsel clients on issues involving foreign government regulations, domestic and international tax matters and on securing foreign investment convertibility and expropriation insurance.
- Represent employers (such as corporations, trade associations and nonprofit institutions) throughout the United States in all aspects of the employment relationship, including labor relations and civil rights.
- Represent employers in arbitration.
- Represent employers in proceedings before administrative agencies, trial courts and appellate courts relating to the National Labor Relations Act, union matters ranging from suits for injunctive relief to breach-of-contract actions and allegations involving wrongful discharge and discrimination in employment on the basis of age, race, national origin, disability, religion or sex.
- Handle matters before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance and other local, state and federal agencies.
- Counsel employers concerning contract negotiations, contract administration, rights and obligations under the various employment related laws and legislative and rulemaking matters.
- Monitor and advise clients regarding federal legislative and regulatory developments.
- Represent corporations, institutions and individuals before state and federal trial and appellate courts and administrative agencies in all types of matters, including antitrust, employment discrimination, securities, white collar criminal, medical malpractice, oil and gas royalty disputes, false claims and other business/commercial cases.
- Counsel clients on civil and criminal matters.
- Represent clients in arbitration and other forms of alternate dispute resolution.
- Conduct internal investigations.
- Represent multilateral lending institutions and export credit banks based in Washington, D.C. and outside the United States on large international infrastructure projects, including independent power projects and oil and gas projects.
- Represent developers and institutional investors on various international infrastructure projects, including large commercial real estate projects in Central Europe and Russia, oil and gas projects in the Middle East, port projects and telecommunications projects.
- Represent clients both within the United States and internationally by structuring transactions, forming joint ventures and drafting and negotiating contracts, leases and loan documents.
- Advise on foreclosures and bankruptcies for both lenders and developers.
- Provide counseling with respect to acquisitions, sales, construction and financing for both domestic and international projects, working with financing and equity organizations such as the International Finance Corporation, OPIC, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the World Bank.
- Represent businesses, tax-exempt entities, law and accounting firms regarding complex tax matters, audits and controversies with the IRS.
- Structure domestic and international business transactions.
- Represent individuals and corporate clients in international tax planning.
- For the eleventh consecutive year, we were chosen as one of the top 25 corporate legal practices in the nation in 2012 by Corporate Board Member.