FIRM OVERVIEW: Proskauer is a global law firm with more than 700 lawyers worldwide. Recognized for matching technical excellence with strong business and industry acumen, Proskauer’s standing in the marketplace puts the firm in a unique position to anticipate its clients’ needs and adapt rapidly to changes in the business and legal landscape. Proskauer places a premium on client service and the firm’s lawyers continuously seek out new developments and technologies to add value for their clients. The firm provides a full range of litigation, corporate, labor and employment, intellectual property, health care, personal planning, real estate, and tax services to businesses, not-for-profit institutions and individuals.
MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE: Proskauer’s global network provides top-tier counsel in important areas that include private equity, corporate finance and securities,mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, litigation and dispute resolution, corporate defense and investigations, intellectual property, healthcare, labor and employment, employee benefits and executive compensation, real estate, environmental law, technology,media and communications, privacy and data protection, bankruptcy and restructuring, insurance coverage and recovery, and personal planning. The firm also has significant industry-focused experience across many fields, including financial services, life sciences, sports,media and entertainment, lodging and gaming and technology.
Through a combination of homegrown talent and an extensive lateral hiring program, Proskauer has built top practices in private equity fund formation and transactions (with these practices centered in its Boston, London, Los Angeles, Paris, Hong Kong and New York offices), high-stakes litigation and dispute resolution, with a focus on highly complex and cross-border matters, capital markets (particularly high-yield debt and hedge funds), corporate finance (particularly junior capital/mezzanine lending), government investigations and white-collar defense. Proskauer is also distinguished by a top Latin America practice, which has completed deals for some of the top financial institutions in the region, as well as one of the leading wealth management and personal planning practices in the United States, which advises a number of high-profile, high-net-worth individual and institutional clients.
In addition to being highly skilled practitioners and trusted business counselors, Proskauer’s lawyers are civic and philanthropic leaders who have a longstanding commitment to pro bono and community service. Their work on behalf of individuals, families and groups in need spans all of its offices and also includes leadership positions at numerous legal and civic organizations, including the American Bar Association, the Boston Patent Law Association, the Academy of Florida Management Attorneys, the American College of Trial Lawyers, the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, the Federal Bar Council, the Fund for Modern Courts and the American Judicature Society. Proskauer lawyers have served as Chair of the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility and have led the New York City Bar, the New York State Bar Association, the New York Women’s Bar Association and the New York County Lawyers Association.Others chair or participate in government and community organizations such as the Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners, the Cornell Center for Hospitality Research, the Boston Chamber of Commerce and the International Chamber of Commerce.
INTERNATIONAL WORK: Proskauer’s lawyers are active in virtually every major market across the globe. With a strong presence in Europe, Latin America and Asia, the firm’s practice includes the representation of clients based and doing business around the world. The firm’s Paris and London lawyers serve multinational organizations throughout Europe and focus on corporate transactions, commercial law, labor and employment law, commercial litigation and international arbitration. Proskauer’s London lawyers have a strong sector focus within the alternative asset industry, advising managers and investors on all aspects of private equity, venture capital, debt, hedge and other alternative asset classes. The firm’s São Paulo lawyers have played leading roles in a wide range of matters related to Brazil and throughout Latin America, assisting clients in innovative transactions as well as in day to day matters. In the region, the firm has been involved in prominent capital markets, bank financing and private equity deals. Proskauer’s Hong Kong and Beijing lawyers represent a diverse range of clients in cross-border transactions and other complex matters including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity, investment funds, real estate, capital markets, lodging and gaming, sports and entertainment.