Mayer Brown’s Palo Alto office includes lawyers in Tax Controversy, Trial and Appellate Litigation, Corporate & Securities, Intellectual Property, Real Estate, and Insurance. Since its establishment in 2001, the office has grown steadily by recruiting lawyers in senior positions as well as new associates. Mayer Brown’s Palo Alto lawyers have been routinely recognized as leaders in their fields and ranked by Chambers USA. Principally responsible for significant litigation, investigations, and transactions in their areas of specialty, they form an integral part of Mayer Brown’s US capabilities.
Conveniently located in Silicon Valley and near San Francisco, the office attracts and serves national and regional clients in both markets. Palo Alto lawyers also work closely with their colleagues elsewhere in North and South America, as well as in Asia and Europe, to assist clients in domestic and foreign jurisdictions.
In addition to its work for industry leaders, Palo Alto lawyers participate in the local community. The office has been heavily involved in a wide range of pro bono work, including filing amicus briefs in the Ninth Circuit and the Supreme Court, providing legal assistance to immigrants and asylum seekers, representing indigent individuals in eviction proceedings and guardianship matters, handling cases from the List Project to Resettle Iraqi Allies, providing tax and intellectual property assistance to not-for-profit organizations, and winning a major trademark infringement case involving local community contribution websites. In 2009, the Palo Alto office was recognized within Mayer Brown as Office of the Year for its pro bono contributions and office-wide participation rate of 96 percent. Many of its lawyers also serve on boards and committees of numerous charitable and community service organizations.