Edwards Wildman has been recommended in three practice areas in the Legal 500 United States 2013: Media, technology and telecoms - Technology: data protection and privacy; Mergers, acquisitions and buyouts - M&A: middle-market ($500m-999m); and Mergers, acquisitions and buyouts - Venture capital and emerging companies. In addition, eight lawyers were recommended in these categories.
The Legal 500 noted that the firm's multi-disciplinary privacy and data protection group advises multinational corporates, major retailers, financial institutions and data processing entities on multinational data protection protocols and data breach responses. Edwards Wildman's attorneys have particular expertise in online authentication and identity management, privacy issues related to vehicle navigation systems, and privacy and data security issues including the use of electronic promissory notes for home mortgages.
Attorneys in Edwards Wildman's M&A practice advise clients on all aspects of a transaction, including structural, regulatory, securities, financing, tax, benefits, employment, corporate governance, and antitrust issues. The Legal 500 reported that the firm serves as lead counsel to several private equity companies and corporate clients.
Regarding Edwards Wildman's work in the venture capital industry, the Legal 500 stated that the firm is a strong player in the life sciences sector. In particular, Edwards Wildman was lauded for executing deals that demonstrate the firm’s ability to advise start-ups on early stage financings right through to later stage exits and listings.
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