McLean, VA 22102-4856
Meet Our Office Managing Partner
Scott E. Barat
Tysons Corner, Virginia, is strategically located 10 miles from the White House. With more than 26 million square feet of office space, 115,000 office and retail workers and nearly 20,000 residents, Tysons Corner is the 12th largest employment center in the United States. Tysons Corner has more commercial space than either downtown Miami, Florida or San Diego, California. The infrastructure development plan for the region targets growth to reach 150,000 residents by 2050.
Chambers USA ranks our Northern Virginia office as a top provider of intellectual property, corporate and securities and real estate law services. Chambers USA also lists ten of our Northern Virginia partners as leaders in their fields. We provide an integrated approach to legal services in the following significant practice areas:
Corporate & Securities—Technology. Attorneys in Pillsbury’s Northern Virginia office provide a broad range of legal services involving corporate, securities, finance and transactional matters, including entity formation, mergers and acquisitions, business and asset dispositions, private equity and venture capital investments, licensing, joint ventures, recapitalizations, strategic restructuring plans and corporate governance and compliance issues. The attorneys in our Corporate & Securities -Technology practice in Tysons Corner represent individual entrepreneurs and private companies, as well as large, publicly traded corporations, and have substantial experience with businesses engaged in information technology services (commercial and government), technology products, biotechnology, medical devices and diagnostics, healthcare services, energy, education, entertainment and media, infrastructure and the aerospace, defense and transportation industries.
Government Contracts & Disputes. We represent a broad array of clients spanning all industries, including the information technology, aerospace, and energy sectors, on a wide range of procurement issues involving the military, intelligence, and civilian agencies, including bid protests, claims, investigations, and counseling. Our lawyers have gained national recognition in 20 cases in which our nuclear utilities clients have established that the Department of Energy breached their contracts by failing to take and dispose of spent nuclear fuel stored at plants. These lawsuits seek aggregate damages in excess of $1 billion.
Intellectual Property. Our office offers leading IP litigation and patent prosecution practices and serves as the hub of our strategic IP counseling. We are located near the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the International Trade Commission and one of the nation’s busiest “rocket” dockets, the Eastern District of Virginia. Chambers USA ranked our practice as 1st tier in 2008, describing the team as “business-centered…always [focused] on finding a timely solution.”
Real Estate. Our real estate lawyers comprise the preeminent real estate practice in Northern Virginia and are routinely involved in dynamic, sophisticated and challenging transactions in both the region and around the country. Recent transactions range from closing the sale of a $1 billion portfolio of commercial properties, negotiation of retail leases throughout the country, advising a European company on U.S. investments, and legal work for major infrastructure projects including toll roads and bridges.
Additional areas of focus in our Northern Virginia office are healthcare, employment and labor, executive compensation and benefits, tax, global sourcing and trusts and estates.