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San Francisco

Established in 1991, the San Francisco office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP has over 40 attorneys and patent agents who serve regional, national and international clients. The attorneys have extensive experience in a number of industries and practice areas and have been recognized by Chambers USA, Super Lawyers and The Best Lawyers in America®. Additionally, the attorneys provide legal services in an efficient, cost effective, and skilled manner and are able to offer the full spectrum of services through firm wide resources.

The attorneys in the San Francisco office focus on the following practice areas:

  • Intellectual Property. We provide the full spectrum of services from patent procurement and portfolio management to IP transactions, in a variety of industries including computer hardware and software, life sciences, and cleantech.
  • Energy. We provide the full range of transactional, regulatory, and litigation services to a wide variety of entities in the electric power and natural gas industries.
  • Telecommunications. We provide representation in a variety of regulatory proceedings at the state and federal level, in litigation, and in a multiplicity of transactions unique to the communications sector.
  • Litigation. We handle cases at all court levels and in a wide variety of subject matters, including intellectual property, energy, environmental, telecommunications, media, and corporate control.
  • Employment, Labor & Benefits. We advise clients on the full range of labor and employment concerns – from personnel issues, to class action litigation, to traditional labor matters.
  • Media & First Amendment. We advise major media organizations, newspapers, book publishers, authors and journalists, entertainment, new media, and e-commerce companies on issues regarding defamation, privacy, copyright, trademark, advertising, press access, reporters' privilege, and related First Amendment issues, and tort and contract claims.
  • Corporate Finance & Securities. We have experience in company and investor representation, with core areas of focus including mergers and acquisitions, formation and financings of startup companies, securities, strategic alliances, and executive compensation.
  • Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights. We work with lenders, corporate clients, and investors to collect loans, protect investments, foreclose security interests and trust deeds, and protect and recover their collateral or investments, in and out of court.
  • Environmental & Natural Resources. We counsel clients in a variety of environmental matters including permitting, due diligence and compliance, and also handle negotiations with governmental agencies.
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