Palo Alto

Our Palo Alto 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, electronics and information technology, consumer products, media, financial services, energy and clean tech, and defense sectors.

Working from offices in Palo Alto and San Francisco and coordinating with our offices worldwide, our Bay Area litigation group emphasizes intellectual property litigation, antitrust and consumer class action litigation, privacy litigation, product liability litigation, insurance coverage litigation, and securities enforcement and securities litigation. Covington’s Bay Area litigation experience is both broad and deep, and we are often called upon to deal with our clients’ thorniest problems. In litigating these cases, our team works closely with our leading regulatory and industry experts, whose deep knowledge of relevant regulatory frameworks often gives our clients the extra edge needed to achieve their litigation goals. Covington litigators have vast trial experience, both in local courts and in courts and tribunals throughout the country.

Our Bay Area corporate practice covers a wide spectrum of transactional and advisory work. Our team focuses on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic collaborations and licenses, venture capital and emerging companies, capital markets, and other public company advice. We have particularly deep expertise in advising clients on transactions in the life sciences and information technology and media sectors. We are regularly engaged on cross-border 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 Palo Alto.

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