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Retail & Ecommerce

Retail companies have amazing breadth and opportunity. They operate in a vast array of geographic markets, consumer segments, and operational environments—from national and international store networks to small regional chains, and from third-party sellers to global ecommerce and marketplace platforms. Retailers are also cross-border employers with direct-to-consumer sales. For these reasons, today’s retailers are exposed to more regulation—and more risk.

Our lawyers have pioneered strategies for defeating class certification that have shaped retail’s litigation landscape on a national scale and our retail and ecommerce team provides the full suite of corporate, business, and finance support—from startup business formation to mergers and acquisitions. We counsel retailers on a variety of labor and employment matters, including Americans with Disabilities Act Title III, website accessibility, wage and hour, consumer class and collective actions, diversity and inclusion, workplace culture, immigration, OSHA, ERISA, and independent contractor issues. Our team also advises on current hotspots for retailers including supply chain, sourcing and distribution agreements, import and export, corporate social responsibility, and sustainability efforts. We also counsel through controversy matters related to insurance recovery, product liability, intellectual property, brand protection, unfair and deceptive trade practices, false advertising, and privacy and cybersecurity, among others. Our retail and ecommerce team also leads complex internal investigations and develop training programs for executives, managers, and nonsupervisory employees.

Ranked in Band 1 by Chambers & Partners USA, our team develops winning legal strategies for countless grocery, home goods, luxury and fashion brands, restaurant and food service, retail pharmacy, and other consumer-facing clients on both the brick-and-mortar and ecommerce marketplace platform.