From technology to health care, medical devices to semiconductors, real estate development to energy, we represent both privately held and publicly traded clients in a wide range of industries.
Gibson Dunn is home to Orange County's largest group of litigators, with the experience to handle the most significant and protracted disputes. Our Orange County litigators are an integral part of Gibson Dunn's well-known global litigation practice. In recognition of its achievements, The American Lawyer named Gibson Dunn its 2016 Litigation Department of the Year, our firm's unprecedented third win in this biennial competition following consecutive terms as the 2010 and 2012 Litigation Department of the Year and 2014 Finalist honors.
Our trial and appellate lawyers handle all types of business litigation in local courts and throughout the United States. Cases include commercial, intellectual property, antitrust, securities, labor and employment, and environmental matters. Our litigators are also widely experienced in handling arbitrations, mediations and other alternative dispute resolution proceedings. They are an integral part of the local bench and bar and know how to effectively litigate our clients' most important matters.
The team in Orange County has wide-ranging expertise in mergers and acquisitions, securities, corporate finance, crisis management and tax matters. Our transactional lawyers routinely advise on complex U.S. and international matters. They represent public and private buyers and sellers as well as investment banks in all aspects of M&A transactions, both negotiated and hostile. They additionally represent issuers and underwriters in public offerings and private securities placements. Our noted securities regulation lawyers advise a range of public companies on reporting and other obligations, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission matters and investigations, corporate compliance programs and corporate governance.
Our tax lawyers represent clients engaged in complex business transactions and taxpayers involved in disputes with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service and other taxing authorities. With a focus on problem solving, we represent both creditors and debtors in various stages of U.S. and international bankruptcy proceedings. We counsel creditors and financially troubled companies regarding workouts and reorganization through the bankruptcy courts.