Steptoe & Johnson LLP
Member firm for USA, District of Columbia
With Office in England

Firm Overview

Steptoe has more than 500 lawyers and other professionals in offices in Washington, D.C., Beijing, Brussels, Chicago, London, Los Angeles, New York, Palo Alto, and Phoenix. We are known for our ability to help clients solve high-stakes, multidimensional problems, particularly those with governmental and international aspects, and for effective litigation of complex matters, earning us a top-30 ranking in Global Investigations Review’s GIR 100, a list of the top 100 firms for investigation work worldwide. We are also highly regarded in international regulation, cybersecurity, financial services, blockchain and other areas.

Areas of Practice

Antitrust & Competition: We represent clients in merger and cartel investigations before governmental bodies in the U.S. and EU, and in merger and cartel matters in other jurisdictions, including China, Japan and Korea.

Blockchain: Our multidisciplinary practice brings an unparalleled combination of FinTech, financial services, regulatory, and law enforcement experience to help clients in all industries learn more about and prepare for the application of the “blockchain,” and distributed ledger technology more generally, to their businesses.

Cybersecurity, Privacy & Homeland Security: Our lawyers include former decision-makers at the highest levels of government, and we provide sophisticated advice, practical guidance, and legal defense in these developing legal and regulatory environments.

Energy, Environment & Transportation: We earn top rankings in Chambers, The Legal 500 and other legal directories for representing clients in highly regulated industries such as electric energy, pipelines, and transportation and we assist in addressing complex environmental and life sciences issues in the U.S. and the EU.

Financial Services: Our team includes skilled legislative advocates, former regulators, former senior legislative and regulatory staff, financial industry thought leaders, and seasoned litigators who provide legislative and regulatory advocacy, compliance and oversight guidance, and assistance with investigations and enforcement litigation.

Government Affairs and Public Policy: Steptoe is known for its ability to fashion creative and practical solutions to problems involving the U.S. congress, regulatory agencies, and other governmental entities in the U.S. and the EU.

Intellectual Property: We represent clients in patent litigation and prosecution, as well as on trademark, copyright, trade secret, and licensing matters, and we have litigated more than 200 Section 337 cases at the U.S. International Trade Commission.

International Regulation, Compliance and Investigations: U.S. and non-U.S. companies and their affiliates around the world, rely on our deep and broad experience in international regulatory compliance and investigations, including the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other anti-corruption laws, export controls, economic sanctions, customs, and immigration, among other areas. Our lawyers in this practice have earned top accolades from Chambers, The Legal 500, and other publications in the U.S., EU, China and elsewhere.

International Trade & Investment: Named five times a Law360 "International Trade Group of the Year,” we develop and implement effective strategies for our clients, who favor our counsel in complex and high-profile international trade cases, international trade policy and strategy, WTO and EU matters, as well as trade matters in China.

Litigation and Arbitration: We represent clients in a range of high-stakes commercial matters, including labor and employment, insurance, internal investigations and other white-collar matters, securities enforcement, toxic torts, mass torts, government contracts, appellate, and judgment enforcement.

Tax and Transactions: Known for our skill in domestic and international tax planning, compliance and controversy representations, we represent clients in complex financial transactions including: cross-border and multi-party arrangements; mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures; public and private offerings of debt and equity securities; and bankruptcy and restructuring.

Telecommunications, Internet & Media: We represent a number of the world’s leading and most innovative telecom and Internet companies on issues as important as the “Open Internet”, and are recognized for our work before U.S., European and international regulators.

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