For more than 30 years, Proskauer’s Washington, DC lawyers have guided clients through the laws and regulations that affect every aspect of their businesses — from intellectual property rights to labor and employment issues, health care, corporate transactions and regulatory matters.
We play a key role in the firm’s internationally renowned labor and employment practice. Our lawyers include former government officials with significant experience in shaping and interpreting the legislative and regulatory matters affecting the operations and policies of the nation’s employers. We not only provide sound advice to keep businesses up to date and compliant, but also are called upon to testify before Congress and offer consultation on proposed new laws and regulations.
In addition, Washington is home to lawyers from our Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and ERISA Litigation Practice Center. At a time when the legislative and regulatory environment presents especially complex and growing challenges to both employers and employee benefit plans, these lawyers advise on issues related to corporate transactions as well as COBRA, qualified defined contribution and defined benefit plans, nonqualified deferred compensation arrangements, and health and welfare plans. They also represent clients before the Internal Revenue Service, the U.S. Department of Labor and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, as well as in ERISA litigation matters.
The office is a cornerstone of the firm’s leading Health Care Department and represents nursing homes, long-term care facilities and other for-profit institutions. We count some of the U.S.’s largest health care providers among our clients for regulatory, transactional and litigation services in a field that is more complex — and prominent — than ever before.
Our corporate practitioners handle transactions and financings for a range of industries, with a particular focus on technology, private equity and venture capital. In addition, they take advantage of our location in the nation’s capital to help clients resolve or avoid difficulties with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, and they navigate the maze of regulations and bureaucratic politics that can impact securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions.
Our intellectual property lawyers have been involved in groundbreaking cases that lie at the nexus of new technology and the rights of content owners, and play a leading role in legislative initiatives involving copyright. They also are heavily involved on the transactional side of the business, helping clients identify and take advantage of opportunities both to exploit their own content and fuel future growth.
Individuals facing white collar charges and businesses subjected to investigations and significant enforcement activity can rely on our experienced corporate defense litigators. They know how to deal with the constantly changing competitive and regulatory environment affecting all segments of the business community. Highly regarded by clients and peers alike for their ability to quietly turn down the heat and minimize consequences, they provide zealous-yet-tactful defense.