At Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, clients come first. They drive us to boldly deliver trusted partnerships with experienced lawyers and consultants, peace of mind through time-tested expertise, and insights to help solve business and legal challenges.
We courageously innovate to provide creative legal and consulting solutions and world-class service delivery and client experience. Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP is one of the 75 largest law firms headquartered in the U.S. Our locations span coast to coast, cover the heartland, and extend to the U.K. and China – with regional and national coordinating capabilities across hundreds of jurisdictions.
We collaborate to achieve clients’ objectives — bringing together the best-matched expertise and resources from across our global platform. Our 750 legal and consulting professionals partner with clients ranging from emerging startups to Fortune 500 multinational corporations, delivering full-service advice customized to each company’s business needs.
Business and Transactions
Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP hundreds of business and transactional professionals guide clients confidently through complex mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and securities matters. Our M&A group brings to bear the expertise of over 60 industry and practice teams offering sophisticated counsel for strategic acquisitions; mergers; joint ventures; cross-border transactions; private equity; tender and exchange offers; divestitures; and takeover defense, among other client needs. We offer the niche expertise of a boutique across intersecting legal disciplines, including tax, real estate, environmental, governance, antitrust, intellectual property, finance, and labor and employment, to provide a 360-degree perspective on executing deals efficaciously. Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP has been the primary deal counsel on 500-plus transactions with an aggregate value of more than $145 billion. In addition to resourcing transactions, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP advises public company boards of directors and committees on fiduciary duties in connection with M&A transactions. Our legal strategists also acted as counsel for securities and capital market transactions that closed for $88 billion in the past two years. We pride ourselves on helping clients navigate every aspect of deals while remaining above the regulatory fray. To that end, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP offers comprehensive experience assisting clients with filing and disclosure rules and listing regulations domestically and internationally for NYSE, Nasdaq, NYSE MKT, TSX, ASX, FTSE and AIM stock exchanges.
Government and Regulatory
Our experienced attorneys and consultants have held elected office, worked as agency and congressional staffers, managed winning political campaigns, led coalitions for policy change and served as in-house compliance counsel for leading companies in various industries. We draw on decades of experience to advocate for nonprofits, health insurers, health care providers, and drug and device manufacturers, among other stakeholders. Anticipating and managing regulatory changes and advancing policy objectives are our priorities. And we leverage multidisciplinary policy expertise and deep relationships across partisan lines to expand our clients’ footholds in the market and amplify their concerns to leaders who can implement meaningful solutions.
With a team of 100-plus intellectual property professionals firmwide – and one of Minnesota’s largest intellectual property practices – we partner with clients to cultivate, protect and leverage their creative and intellectual assets on a global scale. We help clients take their ideas and products from concept to market – and to enter new markets, enabled by our strong presence in the U.S., Europe and Asia. We navigate the prosecution of patents and trademarks, grounded in our in-depth knowledge of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and its international counterparts. And when litigation is necessary to defend and leverage clients’ intellectual property, our deep bench of trial attorneys has the specialized and technical expertise to give clients a competitive edge.
With offices in the U.S., U.K. and China, we advise multinational companies based in the U.S. and overseas on a full range of international transactions and complex cross-border matters, including immigration and global mobility. Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP international attorneys have a strong command and understanding of the laws and regulations that govern this global marketplace, as well as the local cultures and corporate environments in which they are applied. Our team brings years of experience in a wide range of cross-border disciplines to deliver tailored guidance and creative solutions to meet the needs of our clients.
Labor & Employment
One of the largest practices in Minnesota and among the largest nationwide with traditional labor, employment and immigration expertise, our team supports clients in managing union and non-union employment relationships and complying with the complex web of HR and safety laws and regulations. For companies facing single-plaintiff or class action litigation, we provide solid defense and a strong trial record. And employers have successfully transferred executives across borders worldwide with our counsel. Subject matter specialists in each of these areas collaborate and integrate advice to help employers avoid employment issues and manage them effectively if they do arise.
Litigation and Dispute Resolution
A top business litigation practice in Minnesota, our litigators offer powerful courtroom skills and regularly take cases to trial before juries, judges or arbitrators. We also develop strategies to win or resolve cases early, aligning our approach to client goals. We bring specialized expertise to disputes ranging from business torts and contract claims to putative, nationwide class actions. Our team includes members of the American College of Trial Lawyers and American College of Appellate Lawyers; former U.S. Supreme Court clerks, as well as federal and state courts of appeal and district court clerks; former federal and state prosecutors; mediators and arbitrators; and litigation managers. With litigators licensed throughout the U.S., we collaborate to advocate for clients across the U.S., Europe and Asia.
From product development to production, sale and beyond, we deliver solutions for manufacturers, distributors and retailers worldwide throughout the product life cycle. Our 100-plus product liability lawyers counsel on regulatory compliance and risk management to reduce potential liability. When clients face a product recall or litigation, our rapid response team goes to work for them immediately, providing support ranging from efficient recall administration to national trial counsel or settlement counsel services to align with clients’ specific business goals. Our product liability trial team is deeply experienced in high-stakes multidistrict litigation (MDL) and is nationally recognized by general counsel in the BTI Litigation Outlook 2018. We have tried hundreds of product liability cases in federal and state courts in more than 40 states, with trial success in jurisdictions known to be difficult for defendants, including Illinois, Texas and California. Our professionals also boast 40-plus years of experience with medical mass torts and have strategically resolved mass tort cases involving thousands of claims. By partnering with clients to protect the products that are crucial to their business, we provide peace of mind.
Real Estate, Construction and Environmental
Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP team of real estate, construction and environmental attorneys partner with clients to advance their business goals through a range of concerns, including real estate development, construction, ownership, finance and/or investment. We help drive real estate and construction projects forward using innovative strategies to ensure smooth completion and mitigate risk. Our deep bench includes lawyers who advocate when real estate and construction disputes arise, maximize eminent domain compensation, and manage property tax and environmental liabilities. Together, we provide results-driven service for all types of real estate, with particular expertise in office, retail, hospitality, restaurant, industrial robotics and automation, alternative energy, mixed-use and multi-family properties. Through strong service and a leveraged, efficient and cost-effective approach, we partner with clients to achieve their objectives while maintaining cost predictability.