Sidley’s San Francisco office, located in the heart of the city’s financial district, combines the benefits of a strong local presence with the resources of a global law firm. The office is home to nearly 60 lawyers who focus on the core areas of business and securities litigation, intellectual property and technology, corporate and finance, and healthcare law.
The San Francisco litigation team has extensive experience with complex commercial, antitrust and securities litigation matters, including representing issuers, directors and officers, accounting firms, investment banks, and brokerage firms in class actions, SEC and FINRA investigations, and enforcement matters.
With roots tracing back to the earliest days of Silicon Valley, our intellectual property lawyers represent both emerging technology and Fortune 500 clients in patent, trade secret, copyright and trademark lawsuits in California and nationwide, with particular focus on the Asia Pacific region. San Francisco lawyers also have extensive experience in Section 337 unfair trade practice cases before the International Trade Commission.
Lawyers in San Francisco provide a full range of capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate services as well. We have extensive experience with initial public offerings, convertible securities, investment grade and high-yield debt, PIPES, structured notes, REIT financings, and preferred securities. San Francisco’s robust M&A practice represents buyers and sellers of public and private companies, private equity firms, boards of directors, and financial advisors.
Corporate lawyers in San Francisco also have been recognized for their work on “first of their kind” structured finance transactions, and have an active public finance practice handling bond offerings involving most of the major cities and counties throughout California.
In the healthcare area, Sidley’s San Francisco team advises pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device companies as well as healthcare providers on regulatory, compliance and strategic business issues. We regularly assist healthcare clients in navigating the complexities of Medicare and Medicaid coverage and reimbursement, fraud and abuse enforcement, and privacy and security.
Lawyers in Sidley’s San Francisco office also dedicate their time and talent to pro bono work, handling criminal appeals and petitions for habeas corpus, applications for political asylum, and matters involving battered women and children’s rights. In addition, the firm is a sponsor of public interest law fellowships at Stanford and Berkeley law schools and partners with the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area.
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