Quinn Emanuel has a world class private equity fund litigation practice. We represent funds, fund advisors, and their portfolio companies in a variety of disputes that draw upon on the firm's core litigation strengths and upon our deep understanding of the key attributes of the private equity fund industry, including the fund formation process, the advisory relationships and corporate structures involved, and the regulatory framework. We represent some of the world's largest private equity firms, but we also represent smaller firms and LP investors in cases against funds or fund sponsors.
Our practice includes representing clients from this industry in matters that range in size and complexity--from modest 7-figure disputes to multi-billion dollar matters that may span the globe, involve multiple parties and regulatory bodies. Often, these cases involve corporate governance disputes, securities litigation and enforcement actions, partnership disputes, '40 Act litigation and enforcement, M&A-related litigation, shareholder lawsuits, activist-related litigation, including proxy fights and contested tender offers, and bankruptcy-related litigation. There are more than 150 lawyers from within our firm devoted to this practice area, most with broad backgrounds in finance and accounting.
We also assist our private equity fund clients by advising and representing their portfolio companies in matters across our many practice areas, including IP litigation, antitrust and competition, government investigations and regulatory enforcement actions, consumer and other class action litigation, data privacy, and complex commercial litigation. In addition, we have advised private equity fund clients with regard to compliance risk arising from both their purchase and management of companies with potential enforcement exposure. This may arise, for example, in connection with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), United States securities law, United Kingdom Bribery Act and United Kingdom Proceeds of Crime Act compliance and enforcement, accounting and securities fraud, economic espionage, anti-trust, competition, and United States trade and sanctions laws.