Technology

New technology is potentially more disruptive to the companies that make and sell technology than it is to users. In that potential for disruption lies both threat and opportunity. As trusted counsel to many global technology brands and household names, Morgan Lewis helps ensure that our clients don’t just manage risk, but also seize advantage from that next product, manufacturing, or supply chain innovation or from that next cycle of global economic expansion or contraction. Our global technology lawyers provide strategic and sophisticated legal support for our clients’ innovations, collaborations, and investments worldwide. Additionally, many of our technology lawyers have worked as engineers or scientists at technology companies, or have been investors in or managed technology companies.

Our legal advice includes counseling, transactional support, regulatory advice, and litigation covering many substantive areas of law, including antitrust, branding, commercial disputes, corporate, data security, executive compensation, finance and investment, immigration, intellectual property (IP), labor and employment, licensing, mergers and acquisitions, outsourcing, privacy, product liability, regulatory compliance, tax, technology transfers, unfair competition, and workforce mobility. We adapt and work closely with technology clients to align completely with their needs.

Morgan Lewis lawyers represent technology companies ranging from small start-ups to multi-national giants, with all operating in a challenging climate of unlimited global competition and ever-accelerating product innovation cycles. Morgan Lewis provides sophisticated, worldwide legal support for our clients’ innovations, investments, manufacturing, licensing, and sales of new technology in numerous technology sectors, including cleantech, telecommunications, computer systems, electronics, Internet, medical devices, mobile devices, optics, robotics, semiconductor devices and processing equipment, storage, social media, software, and user interfaces.

Our strong multi-office, multispecialty technology team develops winning legal strategies across disciplines and across borders for our clients. We provide global insight that integrates legal and business strategies to ensure the success of evolving international businesses and brands. Morgan Lewis lawyers structure strategic technology transactions, acquisitions, and divestments and unite companies with investors all across the technology business life cycle. Our lawyers and specialized staff conduct due diligence of IP and technology portfolios as part of corporate acquisitions, investments, takeovers, and other transactions. Our advanced backgrounds in law, science, and engineering, combined with working experience in the sector, ensure that we don’t just bring to the table world-class legal and technical skills, but also a pragmatic sector insider’s insight.