We represent funds, fund advisors, and their portfolio companies in a variety of disputes that draw upon on the firm's litigation strengths and our deep understanding of the private equity fund industry, including the fund formation process, the advisory relationships, investment strategies, and the regulatory schemes affecting fund sponsors. Our private equity clients rely upon the firm’s expertise in:
In addition, we advise private equity funds regarding compliance risk arising from investment activity in challenging jurisdictions, such as, for example, Asia and Latin America. This often involves potential exposure under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), securities laws, the United Kingdom Bribery Act, the United Kingdom Proceeds of Crime Act, economic espionage, antitrust, competition, and various international trade and sanctions laws.
We represent some of the world's largest private equity firms, but we also represent smaller firms. We represent clients from the industry in matters that range in size and complexity--from modest 7-figure disputes to multi-billion dollar matters involving multiple parties and regulatory bodies and span the globe. There are more than 250 lawyers in our firm who work in our private equity litigation practice group, many with graduate level 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.