Los Angeles, CA 90017-5406
Meet Our Office Managing Partner
William S. Waller
In its 75th year, Pillsbury’s Los Angeles office enjoys a diversified client base reflective of the city’s original core industries of entertainment, aerospace and tourism. Over the years, our practice has expanded to include real estate, banking and finance, retail and restaurants, biotechnology and e-commerce. Many of our clients can be found on the Fortune 500.
With more than 75 attorneys practicing in the key disciplines of litigation, corporate and intellectual property law, the downtown Los Angeles office provides its clients with experience in the various aspects of business law. In addition, in recent years we have expanded our Corporate Investigations & White Collar Defense practice with the addition of several new partners.
Corporate & Securities. The attorneys in our Corporate & Securities practice serve clients involved in domestic and international securities transactions, private equity and venture capital investments, mergers and acquisitions, business and asset dispositions, and recapitalizations. Our practice covers a broad range of legal services, from startup funding and formation for emerging companies to initial public offerings and other financings, as well as acquisitions and divestitures and corporate governance and compliance issues for public companies.
Intellectual Property. The Los Angeles office has a vibrant Intellectual Property practice with attorneys handling high-profile copyright, trademark and patent litigation, as well as counseling clients on cutting-edge legal issues. Our IP clients include emerging companies, biotechnology firms, information and telecommunications companies, and computer software and hardware manufacturers.
Litigation. Our litigation attorneys represent the firm's clients in a broad spectrum of litigation matters before a variety of courts and administrative bodies. We handle complex commercial disputes, including antitrust, securities, employment, real estate, financing and insolvency actions, as well as consumer class, mass tort and product liability actions. Our Corporate Investigations & White Collar Defense practice offers the depth of experience and skills needed to meet our clients’ ever-changing criminal defense and corporate investigations needs. Many of the attorneys practicing in this area bring experience as former federal prosecutors and regulators from the SEC, U.S. Attorneys’ Office and the Department of Justice.
Other active practice areas include real estate, insolvency and restructuring, finance, employment and labor, environmental, tax and public policy.
Our downtown Los Angeles office is located near the Staples Center Arena in the Ernst & Young Tower.