Opened in 1984 as the Firm’s first West Coast office, Sullivan & Cromwell’s Los Angeles office is now more than 30 years old and an established presence in the California legal community. Today, the office houses approximately 40 corporate and litigation lawyers who carry out the sophisticated transactional, litigation, securities and financial services practices for which S&C is well-known.
The Los Angeles office is home to one of the pre-eminent merger-and-acquisition practices on the West Coast and boasts widely acknowledged expertise in the bank regulatory, leveraged finance and capital markets areas. The Firm’s litigators are known for their skill and judgment in handling bet-the-company and other complex business and securities litigations and investigations, including antitrust and intellectual property disputes.
The Los Angeles office operates in close coordination with its sister office in Palo Alto, giving S&C a nucleus of approximately 60 lawyers headquartered in California with the expertise and capability to handle the array of complex situations and challenges that face the Firm’s clients.