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San Francisco

101 Second Street
Suite 1800
San Francisco, CA 94105

Opened in 1997, Reed Smith’s San Francisco office provides dynamic, full-service legal representation in a multitude of areas. With nearly 150 attorneys and located in the SOMA District, the San Francisco office is a diverse representation of Reed Smith's practice experience, which includes commercial litigation, real estate, appellate, intellectual property and patent litigation, corporate & securities, tax, regulatory litigation, financial services, employment counseling and litigation, financial services litigation, health care, product liability, insurance recovery, environmental, and energy and natural resources.

Reed Smith's San Francisco lawyers provide services to both international and domestic corporations, and have access to all firmwide capabilities in key practice areas in other critical markets.

The San Francisco office capabilities include:

Appellate: Lawyers who have been at the forefront of developments in the appellate courts are highly experienced in representing clients in analyzing and developing legal arguments; handling complex law and motion matters and post-trial motions; and handling writs and appeals in federal and state courts. Our appellate lawyers represent clients in appellate matters that the firm's trial lawyers and other trial lawyers have litigated. These lawyers regularly team with clients and other counsel to help develop winning strategies and arguments in the trial court, to position the case for appeal, and to represent clients in all aspects of appellate proceedings, including discretionary high court review.

Commercial Litigation: Lawyers handle complex business disputes such as business torts, including breach of fiduciary duty claims and unfair competition claims, contract disputes, antitrust, corporate dissolution, bank fraud investigations, RICO and securities fraud defense, and alternative dispute resolution, including commercial arbitration and mediation, as well as extensive class action experience and assisting with internal audits and governmental investigations.

Corporate: Lawyers assist clients with securities, finance, venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, entity organization and governance, tax, regulatory compliance, and partnership issues.

Energy & Renewable Resources: The Energy & Natural Resources Group is multidisciplinary, combining regulatory, transactional and litigation disciplines. Its members are located in all of the firm's U.S., UK, European, Middle East, and Asian offices, providing an exceptional global platform for businesses engaged in the extraction, production, distribution or financing of energy and natural resources projects, products, and services anywhere in the world. The group has considerable strength providing transactional, litigation and regulatory support for businesses navigating the complexities of conducting business in the ENR sector. The lawyers are experienced in anticipating and managing the myriad issues that may arise in pursuing the profitable commercialization of energy and natural resource projects. Our environmental and land-use team offers a wide range of litigation, transactional and regulatory counseling services for clients in the energy, natural resource, manufacturing, waste management, transportation, real estate and financial lending sectors.

Financial Services Litigation: Our lawyers have represented banks and financial institutions in nearly every aspect of financial services litigation, including class actions, complex litigation, and individual actions related to lending practices, mortgages, credit card and automobile financing, mutual funds, insurance products, and marketing.

Financial Transactions: Our finance lawyers assist lender and borrower clients in secured and unsecured credit facilities, syndicated and bilateral credit facilities, leveraged acquisition financings, cross-border financings, asset-based financings, and subordinated loans in a broad range of industries. In addition, our attorneys have structured finance and securitization experience with a variety of assets, including mortgage loans, autos and other consumer receivables, and royalties, and also advise clients on purchases and sales of asset pools, such as residential mortgage loans and mortgage servicing rights.

Health Care: Health care lawyers handle legal issues affecting health care providers and suppliers, including hospitals, long-term care facilities, rehabilitation facilities, medical equipment suppliers, pharmacies, radiology and surgical clinics. The health care lawyers represent clients with a diverse set of challenges involving compliance with fraud and abuse laws, responses to government investigations, negotiating and structuring transactions, interacting with federal and state agencies regarding licensure, certification, and other issues, and other matters of significance to life science and health care organizations.

Intellectual Property: This group consists of patent prosecutors and litigators who help our clients establish and protect their intellectual property rights.

Insurance Recovery: Lawyers represent policyholders in disputes with their insurance companies over a variety of underlying matters, and assist policyholders in structuring and negotiating insurance programs, and with insurance issues that might arise in the context of complex business transactions. These matters involve the entire range of commercial insurance products, including: comprehensive general liability insurance (CGL); first-party property and business interruption coverage; professional errors and omissions (E&O) liability insurance; directors and officers (D&O) liability insurance; commercial/white collar crime coverage; fiduciary liability insurance; fidelity and surety coverage; employment practices liability insurance; and mortgage and title insurance.

Labor and Employment: Labor and employment lawyers represent management in labor and employment counseling, compliance, litigation avoidance, litigation, mediation and administrative proceedings.

Products Liability: Lawyers defend all types of product liability cases, with particularly strong experience in pharmaceutical and medical device, mechanical, industrial, chemical and consumer product cases, as well as cases involving allegations of consumer fraud and related commercial claims. The lawyers serve as national, regional and local counsel by partnering with clients to defend companies in mass litigation. With a wealth of experience managing complex litigation, including multidistrict litigation and coordinated proceedings, the team is comprised of trial veterans and lawyers with detailed knowledge of the industries and businesses in which our clients operate, and the lawyers provide total support, including in related areas of insurance coverage, confidentiality issues such as ones involving HIPAA, and the most innovative electronic document and discovery tools available.

Real Estate: The San Francisco real estate team assists clients on a wide variety of real estate transactions, and possesses a broad range of experience in selling, buying, leasing, and financing office, R&D, industrial, retail and other income-producing properties.

Community Service: In addition to providing outstanding client service across a variety of practice areas, the San Francisco office has a long tradition of serving those in need and offering pro bono assistance on a variety of diverse, compelling social issues.

Please contact San Francisco Office Managing Partner David Weiss at +1 415 659 5966 to identify the right lawyer for your legal needs.

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