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Most Highly Regarded Firms: California 2007 - Management Labour & Employment

Forty-three management, labour and employment specialists from 22 firms make up this chapter, mirroring the current buoyancy of the labour market and reflecting the robust health of this practice area in California.

Most Highly Regarded Firms: California 2007 - Corporate Tax

The research for this chapter has identified 16 leaders in the field of corporate tax law from 12 firms within California. We identify experts with a wide range of specialisations. International tax specialists are included alongside domestic experts; direct taxation practitioners feature in a list which also includes indirect tax lawyers and specialists on transfer pricing and tax issues deriving from M&A and dispositions. All, however, are recognised for their outstanding ability in the legal aspects of corporate taxation.

Most Highly Regarded Firms: California 2007 - Product Liability Defence

Product liability proves to be an active legal area, with an extremely high volume of cases tried in California. Pharmaceutical and medical device litigation is especially lively and many lawyers from the state are called upon to give their expertise across the United States.

Most Highly Regarded Firms: California 2007 - Corporate Immigration

Fortune magazine’s 2007 ranking of America’s largest corporations by revenue reveals that California is home to 52 of the Fortune 500, many of which are industry leaders in sectors such as computing, defence, entertainment and utilities. Many of the world’s largest and most innovative companies are headquartered in the state and the high-tech hub of Silicon Valley, and the companies based there are a magnet for some of the globe’s brightest and most creative talent.

Most Highly Regarded Firms: California 2007 - Capital Markets

Despite a fall in big-ticket deals worldwide, capital markets remains a lucrative practice area, as demonstrated by the volume of well-regarded practitioners listed in California

Most Highly Regarded Firms: California 2007 – Project Finance

Eleven individuals from six firms make up the project finance chapter of this publication. These lawyers are recommended for their accomplished representation of sponsors and lenders in project financing and refinancing transactions.

Most Highly Regarded Firms: California 2007 - Business Crime Defence

Business crime is a dynamic legal area in the financially strong and economically diverse state of California. A starting point and breeding ground for extraordinary legal skill is the US Department of Justice – many of the individuals below served as United States attorney or assistant attorney before entering private practice. Forty individuals from 27 firms feature in this chapter. The presence of a number of individuals from specialised firms highlights the weight that such outfits carry within the market.

Most Highly Regarded Firms: California 2007 - Trademarks

California’s lawyers have achieved national and international renown in trademark law, a field which is experiencing continuing growth as enterprises come to rely increasingly on their marks in overpopulated markets.

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