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Most Highly Regarded Firms: California 2007 - Patents

The research for this chapter has identified 26 leading practitioners from 18 firms. A number are based in Silicon Valley and Irvine – areas well known for their links to high-tech industry. We have focused our research on pre-eminent patent litigators – excluding, where possible, patent attorneys (or patent agents).

Most Highly Regarded Firms: California 2007 - Construction

The research for this chapter identified 25 lawyers from 19 firms who have proven levels of expertise in representing a range of clients in the construction industry, including owners, contractors and subcontractors, in contentious and non-contentious matters.

Most Highly Regarded Firms: California 2007 - Franchise

The strength of California’s economy and the growth of international franchising activity is reflected in the quality and quantity of the counsel found in the state. Our research recognises the following individuals as the leading lights of California’s franchise bar, where they represent franchisors, franchisees and companies of all sizes, in diverse industries.

Most Highly Regarded Firms: California 2007 - Insolvency & Restructuring

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Most Highly Regarded Firms: California 2007 - Banking

California’s banking lawyers continue to command an impressive presence in the national and international marketplaces. A number of stars from a range of firms came to our attention.

Most Highly Regarded Firms: California 2007 - Private Funds

The 14 individuals from 10 firms featured in this chapter generally fall into two camps: those who deal with fund formation and transactions on behalf of private equity and venture capital; and those whose practices focus primarily on the formation and servicing of another popular form of investment, hedge funds.

Most Highly Regarded Firms: California 2007 - Energy

Our research into the energy industry in California has identified 19 lawyers from 13 firms with an established record advising major, independent and state energy companies and utilities.

Most Highly Regarded Firms: California 2007 – Competition

The research for this chapter has unearthed great competition expertise within California. In total we identify 28 individuals from 19 firms who earned the highest of praise from both clients and peers. San Francisco houses the Federal Trade Commission’s western field office and the city is home to over half the nominees. We have also uncovered leading lights in Los Angeles and Silicon Valley, all of whom contribute to a burgeoning practice in the state.

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