Our Silicon Valley office combines Covington’s expertise and resources as a leading international law firm with our deep knowledge of the local market and key local industries. Our client roster ranges from start-ups to Global 100 companies which operate across multiple industries, including the life sciences, semiconductor, wireless, software, information technology, digital media, energy and clean tech and financial services sectors.
Working from offices in San Francisco and Silicon Valley and coordinating with our offices worldwide, our Bay Area litigation group emphasizes intellectual property litigation, antitrust and consumer class action litigation, financial litigation, insurance coverage litigation and securities enforcement and securities litigation. We have deep trial experience and have represented clients before the Federal District Courts, the Federal Circuit, the International Trade Commission, the California Court of Appeals, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, the Supreme Court and the European Union’s Directorate General for Competition.
Our Bay Area corporate practice covers a wide spectrum of transactional and advisory work. Our team focuses in particular on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic collaborations, venture capital and emerging companies, capital markets and other public company advice and China-focused transactions. We have particularly deep expertise in advising clients on transactions in the life sciences and informational technology and media sectors. We are regularly engaged on cross-border transactions, including transactions involving clients and counterparties in Europe, Asia, Latin America and other emerging markets. And we have a strong China practice comprised of senior lawyers in our offices in China, San Francisco and Silicon Valley.
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