Investment Management / Securities Industry / Labor and Employment / Life Sciences - Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
Investment Management/Securities Industry
With equally strong command of the buy and sell sides of the market, Morgan Lewis’s Investment Management/Securities Industry Practice serves a broad range of clients across the universe of investments and investment products. We represent companies that create and manage funds and investment products, money managers that advise millions of investors, brokerage firms that raise capital and distribute financial products, and financial markets where these products are traded. On the buy side, our clients include mutual funds, hedge funds, private equity funds, insurance companies, and money managers of all kinds. On the sell side, we represent leading securities firms in all aspects of their businesses.
We offer precise, practical counsel grounded not only in an emphasis on creative and imaginative problem solving, but in the insight we derive from the sheer breadth and diversity of our practice, and in an interdisciplinary approach that efficiently channels the firm’s comprehensive knowledge of related industries and legal practices into each matter. Along with our regulatory- and litigation-focused practices, we draw on a Mergers and Acquisitions team that is well versed at managing securities and investment management deals. In recent years, we have represented clients in hundreds of transactions, including nearly 100 M&A deals involving broker-dealers, money managers, and mutual fund reorganizations.
Labor and Employment
For more than half a century, Morgan Lewis has helped clients across all major industries successfully negotiate the ever-changing landscape of federal, state, and local laws and regulations that govern the workplace. Our historical perspective, the scope of our resources, and our background handling virtually every type of labor and employment law issue that businesses confront gives our clients a competitive edge as we work with them to address the full range of workforce matters that affect the bottom line. With the most employment and ERISA-related class actions of any firm and top reviews from the most selective peer rankings, we have established our team as the go-to practice for high-stakes labor and employment litigation.
Our Labor and Employment Practice covers employment counseling, complex employment and employee benefits litigation, labor-management relations and labor disputes, and OFCCP/affirmative action plans. We also handle Department of Labor regulatory issues including wage and hour counseling and litigation; OSHA, immigration, noncompetition agreements, and related obligations; workforce change advice and strategy; and international labor and employment law counseling and advice.
Morgan Lewis has one of the most comprehensive practices of any U.S. law firm, with more than 200 lawyers, scientists, and other technical specialists, many of whom hold advanced scientific degrees, focusing on the life sciences industry. Our clients include many of the largest and most successful pharmaceutical companies in the world, as well as a long list of biotechnology companies, medical device manufacturers, nutritional companies, healthcare providers, renowned research and scientific institutions, and life sciences-focused investment banks and venture capital firms. As diverse as they are, these companies share a common need for comprehensive, integrated legal services that address all of the business issues and opportunities facing the industry.
Our Life Sciences Practice focuses on all important areas, from transactions and litigation to regulatory approvals and compliance and protection of intellectual property, as well as key supporting capabilities, including FDA and healthcare, patents and patent litigation, labor and employment law, Morgan Lewis Resources workplace training and immigration, and antitrust. As a full-service firm with offices in the financial and regulatory centers of central importance to the industry in the United States, Europe, and Asia, we are uniquely situated to provide counseling for the full range of business activities.