The nearly 100 lawyers in our Washington, D.C. office are uniquely positioned to serve clients locally, nationally and internationally. Reed Smith began to establish its presence in the nation’s capital with the opening of the D.C. office in 1970, merging with Gall, Lane & Powell in 1976, and then merging again in 1989 with Pierson Ball & Dowd. The D.C. lawyers have maintained a historical reputation for serving clients in areas of regulatory and government affairs, financial services, insurance recovery, health care, import and export compliance, government contracts, litigation, real estate, intellectual property, labor and employment, and benefits law.
The D.C. office boasts a substantial litigation practice, with seasoned and experienced trial veterans, focusing on products liability; significant antitrust matters; and intellectual property, particularly with the ITC (International Trade Commission) and the PTO (Patent and Trademark Office). In addition, the transactional practice is strong in the areas of business and finance; corporate advice and defense; health care; labor and employment, primarily representing management; and government relations on local, state and federal levels.
Plus, the lawyers in D.C. routinely counsel clients on regulatory and legislative matters, matters of fraud and abuse, payment, reimbursement and coverage, health planning, and licensure, as well as on transactional matters, medical staff affairs and patient care issues, export/import compliance, and infrastructure solutions and privatization. Some of the office’s notable clients include Astellas, Children’s Hospital, C. R. Bard, Fannie Mae, Omnicare, SAIC and the United Negro College Fund.
The partners and associates of the Washington, D.C. office are very active in the local business community through individual and personal involvement in the D.C. Chamber of Commerce, the Federal City Council and Greater Washington Board of Trade. The D.C. lawyers and office staff also support the local community through involvement with the DC Bar, Greater DC Cares, Susan G. Komen 5K to fight breast cancer, Lawyers Have Heart 10K to fight heart disease, and the Salvation Army's Angel Tree program. Lawyers from the D.C. office also serve on various boards of nonprofit organizations.
Please contact Washington, D.C. Office Managing Partner Gary Thompson at +1 202 414 9418 for more information about the legal capabilities of our Washington office.