Our interdisciplinary technology practice provides sophisticated, coordinated advice on a range of issues of critical importance to this complex and increasingly regulated market. Drawing upon decades of deep, specialized expertise, our team delivers advice that is commercial and attuned to the highly competitive and rapidly evolving dynamics across a range of technology sectors, including enterprise software and SaaS, hardware and semiconductors, Internet (including social and other digital media), fintech and payments, healthcare technology, and artificial intelligence.

Debevoise’s clients include some of the largest and most well-known technology companies, new high growth companies, private equity sponsors and other private capital firms, and companies making strategic investments in this space. We are a first choice among these clients because of our differentiated insight, innovative lawyering and collaborative approach to the novel technology-related issues facing companies and investors today.

Our full-service capabilities include dedicated, highly specialized practice teams in:

Corporate & Transactional

  • Domestic and cross-border M&A
  • Leveraged buyouts
  • Joint ventures
  • Securities offerings, including IPOs
  • SPAC and de-SPAC transactions
  • Corporate governance and fiduciary duty advice
  • Special committee representations
  • PIPEs

Investigations, Regulatory Defense & Litigation

  • Government and internal investigations and enforcement actions
  • Anti-corruption and anti-bribery, including FCPA
  • Securities and corporate governance litigation
  • Products liability, mass torts, consumer fraud
  • Complex civil and bet-the-company litigation

Intellectual Property & Data Strategy

  • Trademark, software, copyright, patent and technology licensing and collaboration agreements
  • Intellectual property litigation, including trademark and trade dress, false advertising, domain names and copyright
  • Privacy, data protection, cybersecurity and AI
  • Data-related regulatory compliance, including CCPA

Investment Management

  • Formation of private investment funds across all major strategies
  • Secondary transactions, including fund restructurings and continuation fund transactions
  • Primary investments and co-investment transactions
  • Investment management regulatory and litigation