Practice/Industry Group Overview
Schnader advances the objectives of our global clients by providing cost-efficient strategies and solution-oriented counseling. We leverage our business and legal experience to facilitate opportunities for clients both in the United States and abroad by drawing upon our relationships with financial institutions, corporations, individuals, law firms and governmental agencies in those jurisdictions.
Arbitration and Litigation
Known for our outstanding trial and appellate work, we represent international clients before U.S. courts and in U.S. and foreign arbitrations. Our attorneys have appeared as advocates before international and domestic tribunals such as the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), American Arbitration Association (AAA), Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), and the Sanctions Committee of the World Bank.
Our team of highly-experienced aviation attorneys has represented many of the world's leading manufacturers of commercial, general aviation and military aircraft and equipment, as well as domestic and international airlines and aviation insurers, in accident litigation, claims against government agencies, employment litigation, passenger, baggage and cargo claims, and commercial and regulatory matters.
We have substantial experience representing domestic and international clients in all areas of bankruptcy, restructuring, creditors' rights, workout and related litigation issues faced by distressed companies, creditors and bankruptcy trustees in a variety of industries.
We provide legal and business advice to foreign companies seeking to do business in the United States in areas such as corporate formation, day-to-day operations, regulatory issues, executive compensation, financing, tax planning and general commercial matters.
Distribution, Licensing and Franchising
We assist start-ups and established foreign businesses in bringing their products and services to the U.S. Our clients include manufacturers, distributors, franchisors, intellectual property owners, and service providers from around the globe. We structure and document a broad range of inbound and outbound commercial transactions, as well as transactions among foreign nationals, including import, export and foreign distribution, and help provide resolution for attendant customs issues.
As outside employment and labor counsel to domestic and foreign-based companies, we offer an array of services, including the preparation of employment agreements for inbound executives and outbound expatriates, advice on tax, employment and data protection law requirements, the management of the implementation of global employment policies, and representation in litigation.
We provide patent, trademark, copyright, licensing, outsourcing and technology agreement services and litigation to corporations, individuals and nonprofit organizations throughout the world. Our clients span a broad range of industries including pharmaceutical, medical device, automotive, clothing, consumer products, higher education, manufacturing and software.
Mergers and Acquisitions
We counsel foreign companies seeking to do business in the U.S. on all inbound M&A transactions, including compliance with transactional and regulatory requirements, international accounting and financial reporting standards, executive and employee compensation matters, efficient capital and tax structures, and the requisite comprehensive due diligence.
Led by a former associate director of the United States Securities Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Division of Corporate Finance, our group advises public and private companies, venture capitalists, investment bankers and securities professionals in onshore and offshore capital formation, structuring and offering of derivative securities, private placements and listings on U.S. and foreign securities exchanges, and debt and equity securities. We assist clients in complying with periodic reporting requirements, stock exchange rules and regulations, and navigating regulatory matters involving alleged violations of SEC rules and regulations. In addition, we have experience acting on behalf of foreign issuers, investment banks and investors in connection with SEC-registered, Regulation D, Rule 144A and Regulation S offerings.
Technology and Outsourcing
Our attorneys are continually learning and employing new strategies to meet the growing technological changes. We help businesses navigate the legal issues that arise from government regulations, compliance, social media, and privacy and data protection. We prepare a variety of contractual agreements specific to e-commerce and computer-related activities. We also counsel on compliance with the full-range of applicable laws, including the Digital Media Communications Act, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, state privacy laws and the EU Data Protection Directive, and regulations, including those of the Federal Trade Commission.