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Washington, D.C.

Located on Pennsylvania Avenue, a few blocks from the White House, Davis Wright Tremaine's D.C. office features a team of lawyers that represent clients in diverse industries, ranging from communications and energy to financial services, health care, and food and beverage. Our practice includes regulatory counseling and advocacy before federal, state, and local regulatory agencies, as well as Congress; transactional matters of all kinds; and litigation in federal and local courts in the D.C. area and around the country.

Lawyers in our D.C. office advise clients in a wide range of areas, including:

  • Communications: We represent clients in the converging fields of broadcast, cable, internet, and telecommunications on a variety of issues, from domestic and international regulatory matters to transactions and complex class action litigation.
  • Media and Technology: We have unparalleled experience in the areas of digital media, entertainment, trademark, copyright, commercial misappropriation, newsgathering, defamation, and privacy.
  • First Amendment: We are the firm of choice for many of the nation’s most prominent media, news, entertainment, and content companies, including traditional and new media, advertisers, major online networks and information service providers, website designers, and developers and publishers of software.
  • Energy: We represent clients in the electric power, natural gas, and renewable energy sectors of the energy industry. Our team provides legal services and counseling regarding project development, transactional issues, state and federal regulatory matters, and litigation. Our clients range from power producers and owners to energy marketers and industrial energy customers.
  • Financial Services: We advise clients on an array of financial and commercial transactions, including issues related to mobile and emerging payment systems, virtual currencies, as well as the full scope of consumer protection issues and regulatory law in retail financial services. We also represent financial services institutions and their executives throughout the U.S. in a wide range of complex civil and criminal litigation matters, as well as in arbitrations and other alternative dispute resolution proceedings. Learn more at the paymentlawadvisor blog.
  • Food and Beverage: We represent clients in the food and beverage industry before multiple state and federal agencies, including the Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, handling everything from complex commercial litigation to regulatory matters for business and trade association clients. Our team has experience in organic farming and processing regulation, and is well-versed in a multitude of agricultural regulatory programs. We also represent alcohol beverage producers, distributors, and trade associations on regulatory, litigation, and policy issues.
  • Health Care: We advise clients on HIPAA privacy, security, and breach notification rules, as well as on how HIPAA rules apply to new and emerging health information technologies.
  • Litigation: The Washington, D.C. office has an active litigation practice, with a focus on the industries in which our clients' operate—communications, media, health care, food and beverage, financial services, and energy—as well as a general civil litigation practice. We have handled cases in nearly every state, at all levels of federal and state courts and administrative agencies, including the U.S. Supreme Court, and work closely with colleagues in the firm’s West Coast and New York offices.
  • Privacy and Security: We provide counsel on all critical privacy and information security issues for clients in a wide range of industries, including communications and media companies, health care organizations, financial institutions, retailers, and other organizations that  manage consumer information. Our practice focuses on counseling and compliance, incident response and breach counseling, and litigation and regulatory enforcement. Learn more at the Privacy & Security Law Blog.
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