Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough

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Managing Partner: James K Lehman
Number of partners: 471
Number of other lawyers: 336

Firm Overview:
Established in 1897, Nelson Mullins has more than 800 attorneys and government relations professionals with offices in 11 states and Washington, DC. The firm has more than 50 diversified practice areas and represents a variety of clients ranging from start-up technology companies to Fortune 500 corporations.

Main Areas of Practice:

Firm attorneys represent clients in several areas, including commercial, technology, white-collar and government investigations, labor and employment, products liability, and mass torts. Attorneys advise clients in class actions, contract disputes, corporate takeovers, professional liability, securities and financial fraud.

Firm attorneys have broad experience across many industries and have handled hundreds of M&A transactions ranging in size from less than $5 million to more than $1 billion. They represent clients, which include public and privately held companies, private equity groups, management groups and investment banks.

Financial Services:
Firm attorneys provide counsel in the areas of business torts, securities, antitrust matters, lending liability claims, and contract disputes to financial institutions, including state and national banks and their holding companies, as well as bank technology companies and bank service organizations.

Real Estate:
Firm attorneys help companies buy, sell, lease, develop, manage, and finance real estate, including large portfolio transactions. Client services range from national counsel roles on large portfolio transactions to development counsel to recurring and large volume commercial leasing work for both landlords and tenants to real estate and bankruptcy litigation and loan workouts.

Pharmaceutical & Medical Devices:
Firm attorneys effectively handle claims regarding clients’ products and services. They have experience with mass torts and multi-district litigation, which requires coordination with attorneys across the United States.

Firm attorneys work closely with clients to navigate the complex issues and regulatory parameters associated with various types of transactions, including joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, financing, service line development, PHO and ACO formations. They guide clients on clinical trials, data security/patient privacy, electronic health information, patient care and operational issues, healthcare reimbursement, and telemedicine. And firm litigators represent clients in courtrooms across the United States on healthcare matters.

Firm attorneys and professionals provide clients enterprise-wide solutions on preservation and information governance, counsel and advocacy on discovery issues, coordination of defensible discovery review strategies, e-discovery and litigation technology support, document review operations, as well as data migration, hosting, processing, and advanced analytics strategies.

Mass Tort Litigation:
Firm attorneys are equipped to handle or coordinate the defense of mass torts claims on an individual, regional or national basis, and serve as national trial and coordinating counsel for leading US companies.

Government Relations:
Firm attorneys and policy advisors provide assistance to advisors and advocates by leveraging deep bipartisan relationships to provide political intelligence and develop public policy and government relations strategies.

Bankruptcy/Creditors’ Rights & Restructuring:
Firm attorneys represent clients in negotiations and courtrooms in bankruptcy and other insolvency matters around the country. They represent companies in financial distress, commercial banks, bankruptcy trustees and receivers, purchasers of distressed assets and committees in bankruptcy courts across the United States.

Labor & Employment:
Firm attorneys defend employers in matters such as discrimination cases, common law wrongful discharge, breach of contract claims and NLRB matters. They are experienced in defending class actions, including collective actions brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Firm attorneys and professionals have deep experience in international matters and compliance with related US federal agencies, including international business transactions, customs and trade, mergers and acquisitions, in-bound and out-bound foreign direct investments.

Intellectual Property:
Firm attorneys have hundreds of years of collective experience in patent preparation, prosecution, opinions, client counseling, post-grant practice and litigation.

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