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Silicon Valley

Hogan Lovells US LLP

4085 Campbell Ave.
Suite 100
Menlo Park, CA 94025
United States

Our Northern California offices offer top-quality local services to companies, firms, and individuals in the Bay Area. Hogan Lovells provides corporate work for startups and emerging and mature life sciences and technology companies, defends against government investigations, protects intellectual property, and litigates across a broad range of subjects, including consumer class actions, commercial litigation, and securities and governance claims.

Of equal importance, our San Francisco and Silicon Valley offices are a gateway to, and integrated with, our market-leading government and regulatory practices in Washington, D.C. and other capitals around the world. With that support we can offer preeminent international representation on issues of great interest to companies in the Bay Area and beyond. This includes privacy and cybersecurity, regulatory advice and litigation, antitrust and competition challenges, anti-corruption and anti-money laundering investigations, government contracts, international arbitration, product liability, intellectual property matters and brand protection, and mergers and acquisitions — both local and cross-border.

Representative experience

Life science companies in public offerings. Five Prime Therapeutics, Inc. and Immune Design Corporation in their initial and follow-on public offerings.

Representation of LabCorp in its US$107m acquisition of Monogram Biosciences, Inc.

Leading venture capital and corporate investors, including British Sky Broadcasting Group PLC, Founders Fund, IFC, and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

Won a defense verdict for former CEO of JDS Uniphase Co. in a US$20bn securities fraud class action, one of the few securities class actions to go to trial.

Provided regulatory and commercial advice to the world's leading provider of smartphones, tablets, and computers in development of cutting-edge payments application.

Major international tech company facing indictment for alleged participation in an international price-fixing cartel; convinced the DOJ not to indict.

Representing Vietnam Airlines in connection with allegations of an international price-fixing conspiracy among more than 20 airlines.

Conducting internal investigation and representing a Fortune 150 company before the DOJ and SEC in connection with alleged FCPA violations in 3 countries.

Represented the former CFO of Diamond Foods in investigations by the United States Attorney’s Office and SEC relating to alleged accounting improprieties.

Representing a major entertainment company, we won summary judgment in a class consumer suit involving alleged unfair and fraudulent business practices.

We represented a major pharmaceutical executive in an off-label use case, and convinced the Assistant Attorney General not to indict.

We manage the entire global trademark portfolios of eBay, PayPal, Roku, and Relay Rides, among others.

A global semiconductor technology developer in a breach of express warranty and contract case relating to patent licensing in the District of Delaware.

We handle significant sections of the patent portfolio for an American e-commerce company, the largest Internet-based retailer in the U.S.

Represented Logtale, Ltd. against IKOR, Inc. and two of its principles for breaching the parties’ agreements. Jury awarded damages to Logtale for US$5m.

Symantec Corporation, ConAgra Foods, Alexia Foods, The Columbia House Company, and State Farm Insurance Companies in consumer class actions and unfair competition litigation.

Represented Google, Inc. and its partners LG and Toshiba in ITC patent infringement proceedings involving mobile telecom network applications and CDNs.

Class action matter regarding use of customer information. Defeated class certification. Plaintiff dismissed complaint; avoiding potential statutory penalties exceeding US$4bn.

California Litigation: General Commercial

Chambers USA, 2015

California Litigation: Securities

Chambers USA, 2015

Megan Dixon ranked for Antitrust (California)

Chambers USA, 2015

Megan Dixon ranked for Antitrust: Cartel (Nationwide)

Chambers USA, 2015

Michael Shepard ranked for Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations (California)

Chambers USA, 2015

Douglas Schwab ranked as Senior Statesmen

Chambers USA, 2015
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