Freshfields opens in Silicon Valley with seven founding partners
Helping ambitious businesses act with confidence.
For ambitious businesses, the stakes are higher, the risks run deeper, and critical business decisions need to be made quickly. Our global, integrated platform positions us perfectly to help.
We have more than 200 attorneys in the US operating from offices in New York, Washington, DC and Silicon Valley, with a further 200+ US-qualified lawyers across the world. Our team includes market leaders in M&A, corporate governance, securities litigation and shareholder activism defence, enforcement/investigations, antitrust/CFIUS, restructuring and bankruptcy, capital markets, employee benefits, IP, tax, litigation and international arbitration.
In 2020, Freshfields earned seven ‘Band 1’ rankings in Chambers Global – more than any other firm in the United States – in part out of recognition for the significant matters led by our US team.
We offer deep bench strength in the United States, can leverage an unmatched global network, and provide sophisticated advice that knows no bounds – everything you need to act quickly and with confidence.
Recent US work
The victory ended the FTC’s seven-trial win streak in litigated merger challenges and marked only the second time the FTC has been defeated at trial since 2011.
ConocoPhillips in an ICSID arbitration under the Netherlands-Venezuela investment treaty, arising out of one of the largest expropriations in history. Venezuela was found to have breached its international law obligations to ConocoPhillips and ConocoPhillips was awarded US$8.7 billion in damages—the largest ICSID award ever.
Eric B. Bruce US Head of disputes, litigation and arbitration, and global investigations
Washington, DC, New York
Sarah K. Solum Head of US Capital Markets and Managing Partner of Silicon Valley Office