In the technology, communications, and media sectors, knowing what’s ahead can help you thrive in a business environment that is constantly changing. Because our attorneys are deeply involved with the rules, regulations, and business challenges in these industry sectors on behalf of our clients, we can help you translate changes in your industry into opportunities.
We represent entrepreneurs, developers, established entities, and venture capitalists doing business in the software, hardware, wireless, wireline, satellite, digital and social media, mobile media, apps, cable, and cloud computing markets. Our capabilities cover all the issues faced by established technology, communications, and media businesses as well as those involved in innovative and emerging technologies.
In the highly competitive technology, communications, and media sectors, antitrust issues often occur. If you have a competition issue, Mintz Levin has the experience and drive to help you resolve it as quickly and efficiently as possible. The breadth of our experience and the wide variety of clients we represent enable us to approach your issue from a comprehensive perspective and provide legal solutions focused on your business objectives. We have worked with clients, including those in the telecommunications, cable, wireless, and Internet industries, on obtaining approvals for mergers and other transactions. We can help you through competition policy issues that arise during transactions or multiparty disputes as well as represent you in investigations and litigation brought by the DOJ, FTC, and state attorneys general.
Corporate & Securities
Our team has represented entrepreneurs, investors, and corporations that have brought to market the ideas that have changed the ways we communicate, work, and are entertained. As your business grows or changes, we can assist you along the way, even representing you in sophisticated mergers, acquisitions, public offerings, and other financing transactions, including private equity. We represent businesses of every size, including high-profile national and international corporations. As well, our attorneys routinely handle collaborative financial agreements involving co-branding, development, licensing, procurement, and distribution.
Data Privacy & Security
Data privacy and security issues have become a daily concern of businesses, policymakers, and consumers alike. Our Privacy & Security attorneys can help you identify security risks and assist you in developing and implementing policies and best practices that comply with the growing body of federal, state, and international privacy statutes. Our services also include conducting privacy audits, performing gap analyses, and managing the investigation and proper disclosure of privacy and security breaches.
We can assist you with everything from day-to-day human resources issues and policies as well as employment disputes and personnel issues that arise during mergers, acquisitions, or other transactions. Mintz Levin’s employment counsel is comprehensive, spanning routine employment matters as well as trade secret issues and litigation. We can be a resource for you or your human resources department to call on for advice as well as to conduct trainings, draft employment and noncompete agreements and HR policies, negotiate with labor unions, assist with benefits and executive compensation arrangements, and more.
We can be your single point of contact for securing, protecting, and defending your corporate intellectual property rights throughout the world. Our attorneys have deep experience with intellectual property matters in the software and communications technology markets. We can assist you with registering and protecting patents, copyrights, trademarks, and domain names as well as help you negotiate licensing and technology transfer agreements. When a dispute or possible patent infringement arises, you will work with attorneys who are not only experienced litigators, but who also understand the technology behind your patent.
In a dispute, you want the best representation possible. That’s why we remain focused on what’s best for you and your business while aggressively defending you. You will have a dedicated team who will manage your case efficiently and effectively and remain in close contact with you. We have represented clients in cases involving rights-of-way access and fees, interconnection and local competition, universal service, consumer protection, First Amendment, and digital rights management. Among the patent litigation we have handled are cases involving software, microprocessors, electronics, digital imaging, network hardware, satellite television systems. We have represented clients in federal and state courts, in arbitrations, and before federal and state regulatory agencies.
We can help you buy, sell, rent, develop, and finance corporate facilities, but it doesn’t end there. Our real estate practice is comprehensive, and that means we can also assist you with the real estate specifics of your industry, such as zoning and planning for telecommunications infrastructure, leasing and licensing of commercial and residential rooftops, wiring of residential and commercial properties for communications services, and development, leasing, and sale of data centers and collocation facilities. Our clients include wireless carriers, competitive local exchange carriers, owners and operators of fiber optic networks, cable companies, radio and TV stations.
For more than 30 years, Mintz Levin lawyers have represented companies and investors in the communications and media businesses before the regulatory and legislative bodies that affect their operations and interests. We assist clients before the FCC, state public utility commissions, and other agencies in regulatory compliance matters, licensing, mergers and other transactions, and policy initiatives that affect our clients’ business interests. Our team includes lawyers with prior government experience and the ability to guide clients through the interplay among legislatures, executive bodies, and regulatory agencies.