Law Firm Sponsors

CahillCahill Gordon & Reindel LLP has thrived for nearly a century by focusing on the most significant opportunities and complex challenges facing the top financial services firms and other multinational corporations. Our premier transactional and litigation groups have developed impressive records of accomplishment in high profile cases and headline-grabbing deals. Cahill lawyers are highly client-driven. The firm is specifically chosen by clients because of our experience, depth of knowledge and facility in managing challenging situations.

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Ropes &GrayRopes & Gray is one of the world’s premier law firms, with approximately 1,100 lawyers serving clients in major centers of business, finance, technology and government. The firm has offices in New York, Washington, D.C., Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, London, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo and Seoul, and has consistently been recognized for its leading practices in many areas, including private equity, M&A, life sciences, health care, finance, investment management, hedge funds, tax, intellectual property, litigation, securities litigation and government enforcement.

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Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer is a 1,000+ lawyer firm with sophisticated litigation and transactional capabilities, renowned regulatory experience and market-leading multidisciplinary practices in the life sciences and financial services industries. Client-driven and industry focused, our lawyers practice across more than 30 practice areas, including bankruptcy, corporate finance, intellectual property, litigation, real estate and tax, to help clients with complex needs stay ahead of  the global market, anticipate opportunities and address issues that impact the very value of their businesses. Our global reach, experience and deep knowledge allow us to work across geographic, cultural, technological and ideological borders, to offer clients forward-looking, results-oriented solutions that resolve their US, international and cross-border legal needs.

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Baker230Baker Botts is an international law firm with 700 lawyers and a network of 15 offices around the globe. Based on our broad experience and our in-depth knowledge of our clients’ industries, we are recognized as a leading firm in the energy, technology and life sciences sectors. Baker Botts has earned the privilege of working on some of the most fascinating and complex legal matters in the world. Throughout our 170-year history, we have provided creative and effective legal solutions for our clients while demonstrating an unrelenting commitment to excellence.

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baker230x60BakerHostetler, one of the nation’s largest law firms, represents clients around the globe. With offices coast to coast, our nearly 900 lawyers litigate cases and resolve disputes that potentially threaten clients’ competitiveness, navigate the laws and regulations that shape the global economy, and help clients develop and close deals that fuel their strategic growth.

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BuckleySandler230 v3>With over 150 attorneys in Washington, Los Angeles, New York, and Orange County, BuckleySandler is among the leading financial services law firms in the country. Our attorneys have a track record of successfully assisting clients in regulatory, enforcement, litigation, transactional, and public policy matters. In the past two decades, our attorneys have acted as lead defense counsel in more than 100 high-stakes class actions, represented our clients in a multitude of state and federal enforcement proceedings, and had a hand in commenting on or drafting a majority of the significant laws that impact the financial services industry.

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Cooley2016-230Cooley’s attorneys solve legal issues for entrepreneurs, investors, financial institutions and established companies. Clients partner with Cooley on transformative deals, complex IP and regulatory matters, and bet-the-company litigation, often where innovation meets the law. Cooley has 900 lawyers across 12 offices in leading business and technology markets across the United States, China and Europe. The firm has been recognized one of the most innovative law firms by Financial Times.

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cov230x60From our offices in Beijing, Brussels, London, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, Seoul, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, and Washington, Covington practices as one firm, holding closely to core values that start with a deep commitment to our clients and the quality of our work on their behalf, and that include an emphasis on teamwork among our lawyers and other professionals and a belief in the obligation of lawyers to make legal services available to all who need them.
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dp230x60Davis Polk is one of the world’s premier law firms. Known for our skillful work in highly complex matters that are critical to our clients, we offer high levels of excellence and breadth across all our practices. Our clients, many of them industry and global leaders, rely on the exceptional, collaborative service we deliver through our 10 offices worldwide. Their success is our core focus.

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Debevoise230v2Debevoise & Plimpton LLP was founded in 1931. We maintain a tradition of excellence in a comprehensive, modern practice that spans the Americas, Europe and Asia. Our lawyers are responsive, thoughtful, ethical and vigorous advocates with a substantive understanding of our clients’ business needs and the many marketplaces in which they compete. We have leading practices that often have a cross border focus due to the firm’s international approach to the practice of law. Debevoise places the highest value on collaboration and interdisciplinary cooperation in order to provide clients with seamless representation across practice areas and across continents.

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Dickinson230Dickinson Wright PLLC is a general practice business law firm with more than 400 attorneys among more than 40 practice areas. Headquartered in Detroit and founded in 1878, the firm has fifteen offices, including six in Michigan (Detroit, Troy, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Saginaw) and eight other domestic offices in Columbus, Ohio; Lexington, Ky.; Nashville, Tenn. (2); Las Vegas, Nev.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Reno, Nev.; and Washington, D.C. The firm’s Canada office is located in Toronto. The firm offers clients a distinctive combination of superb client service and exceptional quality. Dickinson Wright lawyers are known for delivering commercially-oriented advice on sophisticated transactions and have a remarkable record of wins in high-stakes litigation. Dickinson Wright lawyers are regularly cited by Chambers, Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, and other leading independent law firm evaluating organizations.

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Jenner & BlockJenner & Block is defined by the exceptional results we produce, the values we share, the clients we serve and most importantly, our attorneys. Jenner & Block lawyers consistently deliver excellence in the most complex and demanding legal matters, both litigation and transactions. They do not consider the practice of law a job, but rather a calling to serve clients, the profession and the community. No matter what legal challenge is presented, our powerful combination of experience, professionalism and teamwork helps clients achieve their goals.

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kirkland230x60Kirkland & Ellis has a 100-year history of providing exceptional service to clients around the world in complex litigation, corporate and tax, intellectual property, restructuring and counseling matters. The groundwork has been established for another century of superior legal work and client service.

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Celebrating more than 125 years of service, King & Spalding is an international law firm that represents a broad array of clients, including half of the Fortune Global 100, with 800 lawyers in 17 offices in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The firm also represents hundreds of clients with new ventures and mid-sized companies in emerging industries.

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latham230x60Latham & Watkins LLP is dedicated to working with clients to help them achieve their business goals and overcome legal challenges anywhere in the world. From a global platform of offices in the world’s major financial, business and regulatory centers, the firm’s lawyers help clients succeed.

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Milbank 230x60Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP is an international law firm providing innovative, strategic legal solutions to clients for nearly 150 years. Headquartered in New York and with 11 offices located in the world’s key financial and commercial centers, Milbank is one of the few law firms that leading corporations and financial institutions actively seek to handle their most important, financially significant and difficult litigation and arbitration matters. The Firms’ tailored approach to securities enforcement applies knowledge and insight from decades of experience handling securities-related civil, criminal, SEC and self-regulatory investigations and litigations. Our team is backed by our market-leading broker-dealer regulatory teams and an exceptionally strong white-collar and SEC enforcement team led by partners who are former SEC officials and former Department of Justice prosecutors.

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mofologo230x60We are Morrison & Foerster — a global firm of exceptional credentials. With more than 1,000 lawyers in 17 offices in key technology and financial centers in the United States, Europe and Asia, our clients include some of the largest financial institutions, investment banks, and Fortune 100, technology and life science companies. We’ve been included on The American Lawyer’s A-List for 10 straight years, and Chambers Global named MoFo its 2013 USA Law Firm of the Year. Our lawyers are committed to achieving innovative and business-minded results for our clients, while preserving the differences that make us stronger.

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paulweiss230x60Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP is a firm of more than 700 lawyers, with diverse backgrounds, personalities, ideas and interests, who collaborate with clients to help them conquer their most critical legal challenges and business goals. Our long-standing clients include many of the largest publicly and privately held corporations and financial institutions in the United States and throughout the world. We continue to serve as counsel to numerous start-up companies and investment funds, and over the years have nurtured many through their growth into industry players.
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PerkinsCoiePerkins Coie has more than 900 lawyers in 19 offices across the United States and Asia that provide a full array of corporate, commercial litigation and intellectual property legal services to clients that span the range of entities in the business world—from FORTUNE 50 corporations to small, independent startups, as well as public and not-for-profit organizations.

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PhillipsCohen230Phillips & Cohen is one of the few law firms devoted exclusively to representing whistleblowers in cases brought under federal and state whistleblower reward programs. We are the only law firm that has won for its clients whistleblower rewards under three separate government programs: the False Claims Act, the Securities and Exchange Commission whistleblower program and the Internal Revenue Service whistleblower program. We stand out for our work on whistleblower cases in four ways: 1) Our record of success with whistleblower cases; 2) Our attorneys; 3) Our approach to qui tam cases, IRS, SEC and CFTC whistleblower cases; and 4) Our expertise in whistleblower reward programs and whistleblower litigation

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Proskauer230v2Proskauer is a leading international law firm focused on creating value. Our roots go back to 1875, when we were founded in New York City. With 725+ lawyers active in virtually every major market worldwide, we are recognized not only for our legal excellence, but also our dedication to client service. Our clients include many of the world’s top companies, financial institutions, investment funds, not-for-profit institutions, governmental entities and other organizations across industries and borders. We also represent individuals in transactions and other matters. In addition to New York, we have offices in Beijing, Boston, Chicago, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Paris, São Paulo and Washington, D.C., as well as Boca Raton, Newark and New Orleans.

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Sidley230v3Sidley is a global law firm committed to providing excellent client service, fostering a culture of cooperation and mutual respect, and creating opportunities for lawyers of all backgrounds. With 1,900 lawyers across 19 offices worldwide, talent and teamwork are central to Sidley’s work for clients in all types of legal matters, from complex transactions to “bet the company” litigation to cutting-edge regulatory issues. We provide comprehensive regulatory, enforcement and litigation solutions in matters involving the SEC, the CFTC, FINRA, state attorneys general and state securities regulators. Chambers USA in 2015 has once again ranked our Securities Regulation practices in the top ranks of U.S. law firms.

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Over the past six decades, Steptoe has established a reputation for vigorous advocacy in complex litigation and arbitration, successful representation of clients before governmental agencies, and creative and practical advice in guiding business transactions. The firm has more than 500 lawyers and other professionals in offices in Beijing, Brussels, Century City, Chicago, London, Los Angeles, New York, Palo Alto, Phoenix, and Washington. The firm is known for its ability to help clients solve high-stakes, multi-dimensional problems, particularly those with a governmental aspect.

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Venable230For over a century, we have built our firm based on a simple and enduring premise: We see the world through the eyes of our clients. We immerse ourselves in our clients’ businesses to fully understand the context of their legal issues. Our clients know that our every decision – from hiring, to shaping our service areas, to expanding our global reach – is informed by our desire to better serve their needs. Today, Venable is an American Lawyer 100 law firm. With more than 600 attorneys in nine offices across the country, we are strategically positioned to advance our clients’ business objectives in the U.S. and abroad. Our clients rely on Venable’s proven capabilities in all areas of corporate and business law, complex litigation, intellectual property, and regulatory and government affairs. Our attorneys have an excellent understanding of their practice areas and bring a wealth of firsthand experience to the challenges and opportunities our clients face. In this era of ever-increasing scrutiny by the government, our clients benefit from Venable’s Washington know-how. Our attorneys, many of whom are former Members of Congress, regulators and senior government staffers, have the experience to provide solutions when government creates regulatory roadblocks.

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WilmerHale offers unparalleled legal representation across a comprehensive range of practice areas that are critical to the success of our clients. We practice at the very top of the legal profession and offer a cutting-edge blend of capabilities that enables us to handle deals and cases of any size and complexity. Today, businesses face greater scrutiny and more “bet the company” issues than ever before. With a practice unsurpassed in depth and scope by any other major firm, we have the ability to anticipate obstacles, seize opportunities and get the case resolved or the deal done—and the experience and know-how to prevent it from being undone.

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Winston230For more than 160 years, Winston & Strawn LLP has served as a trusted adviser and advocate for clients across virtually every industry. In that time, through careful growth and thoughtful fiscal management, we have built a law practice with tremendous breadth and a global reach. We are proud of the many accolades we have received over the years—a tribute to our lawyers’ creativity, flexibility, depth of experience, and commitment. The most meaningful accolade to us, though, is the continued trust and confidence of our clients.

CLE Info and Forms

SEF2014 CLE -sm6.5 hrs CLE credit approved in PA. Forms available here.

Materials

Links to materials available here.

Details

When: Thursday, October 26, 2017
7:00 am - 8:15 am (breakfast & registration)
8:15 am - 5:00 pm (followed by cocktail party)
Where: Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
CLE Credit: 6.5 hours (approved in PA)

Corporate Sponsors

Ankura230

Cornerstone230-v2

JRS230

Law Firm Sponsors

Cahill

Ropes &Gray

APKS230

Baker230

BakerHostetler

BuckleySandler230 v3

Cooley2016-230

cov230x60

dp230x60

Debevoise230v2

Dickinson230

Jenner & Block

kirkland230x60

latham230x60

Milbank 230x60

mofologo230x60

paulweiss230x60

PerkinsCoie

PhillipsCohen230

Proskauer230v2

Steplogo

Sidley230v3

Venable230

Winston230