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Cozen O'Connor

Cozen O'Connor

Ranked among the top 100 law firms in the country, Cozen O’Connor has more than 750 attorneys in 29 cities across two continents. We are a full-service firm with nationally recognized practices in litigation, business law, and government relations, and our attorneys have experience operating in all sectors of the economy. Our diverse client list includes global Fortune 500 companies, middle-market firms poised for growth, ambitious startups, and high-profile individuals.

Diamond Sponsors

Jackson Lewis P.C.

Jackson Lewis P.C.

With America’s retailers leading the way in finding new approaches to work in light of COVID-19, Jackson Lewis P.C. is right there to help retailers maneuver through COVID-19 challenges, keep the health and safety of employees and consumers front and center, right size their workforces, and ensure compliance with wage-hour, leave and other key workplace laws. Jackson Lewis is a workplace law firm with more than 950 attorneys in major cities nationwide serving clients across a wide range of practices and industries. The firm’s Retail and Consumer Goods industry team integrates Jackson Lewis attorneys with specialty knowledge and experience with over 30 workplace practice and resource groups dedicated to providing retailers – both brick and mortar and online merchants – with a full range of legal services, including up-to-date guidance during the pandemic and helping employers grapple with other social justice issues affecting retailers. At Jackson Lewis P.C., the foundation of our client service philosophy is to build strong relationships. We help employers develop proactive strategies, strong policies and business-oriented solutions to cultivate high-functioning workforces that are engaged, stable and diverse, and share our clients' goals to emphasize inclusivity and respect for the contribution of every employee.

McGuireWoods LLP

McGuireWoods LLP

McGuireWoods is a full-service firm providing legal and public affairs solutions to corporate, individual and nonprofit clients worldwide for more than 200 years collectively. Our commitment to excellence in everything we do gives our clients a competitive edge in everything they do. Our law firm, over its 186-year history, has earned the loyalty of our many longstanding clients with deep understanding of their businesses, and broad skills in corporate transactions, high-stakes disputes, and complex regulatory and compliance matters. Our wholly-owned affiliate, McGuireWoods Consulting, now in its 22nd year, provides a unique combination of state and federal government relations prowess, buttressed by world-class infrastructure, economic development and advocacy expertise. Working together from 25 offices in the U.S., Europe and Asia, McGuireWoods and McGuireWoods Consulting share a dedication to diverse perspectives, impeccable service, and innovative delivery of practical, business-minded solutions. It all adds up to excellence for our clients.

Emerald Sponsors

Call & Jensen, APC

Call & Jensen, APC

Call & Jensen opened its doors in 1981. Its goal: to become the most well respected litigation boutique in California. More than thirty years later, the Firm’s ambition remains unchanged, and its proximity toward its goal is closer than ever. Today, Call & Jensen boasts Ivy League graduates, judicial clerks, and published authors among its twenty five-plus lawyers. Its clients include some of the largest companies in the world. The Firm’s litigation record similarly belies its modest size. In addition to countless defense verdicts and judgments, Call & Jensen has also obtained seven and eight figure verdicts, judgments, and settlements when representing its corporate clients as plaintiffs. Successful results are a good start. Call & Jensen brings more. The firm also understands the environment in which its clients and their legal departments operate, and their needs – beyond successful results – when utilizing outside counsel. To that end, Call & Jensen has implemented unique policies that are designed to satisfy all of its clients’ needs, such as communication, billing and budgets, and reducing economic uncertainty. Our clients are our partners. We invite you to explore our partnership proposal.

Cooley LLP

Cooley LLP

Cooley’s products law team solves international issues for product retailers, manufacturers and suppliers spanning the entire world, and covering the full product life cycle. With 16 offices in the United States, Asia and Europe, including an extensive network of leading local products lawyers in 140+ countries, Cooley is uniquely placed to advise its clients on product issues, wherever they arise.

Crowell & Moring LLP

Crowell & Moring LLP

Crowell & Moring LLP is an international law firm with approximately 550 lawyers representing clients in litigation and arbitration, regulatory, and transactional matters. The firm is internationally recognized for its representation of Fortune 500 companies in high-stakes litigation, as well as its ongoing commitment to pro bono service and diversity. The firm has offices in Washington, D.C., New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Orange County, London, and Brussels.

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Gibson Dunn is a full-service international law firm renowned for excellent legal service and commitment to our clients. We are distinctively positioned in today’s global marketplace with more than 1,400 lawyers and 20 offices. Our litigators have been involved in numerous high-profile cases, and our transactional lawyers have handled some of the world’s most complex matters. Consistently achieving top rankings in industry surveys and major publications, the firm is ranked among top U.S. corporate law firms in Corporate Board Member’s annual “America’s Best Corporate Law Firms.” The American Lawyer named Gibson Dunn the 2020 Litigation Group of the Year, following our unprecedented three wins in this biennial competition. In 2019, Law360 named Gibson Dunn “Law Firm of the Year” and The National Law Journal listed the firm on its annual Pro Bono Hot List.

Hogan Lovells US LLP

Hogan Lovells US LLP

Consumed by Retail - The realm of retail is perhaps one of the most globally influential industries today. And that is precisely why the Hogan Lovells Global Retail team works hard to protect your hard-earned market position. Our lawyers have their finger on the pulse of current market conditions and what they mean for our clients. Whether you’re expanding into new markets, considering capital from new sources, or dealing with increasingly complex regulation or disputes, we help you stay on top of your risks and opportunities.

Hunton Andrews Kurth

Hunton Andrews Kurth

With 1,000 lawyers in the United States, Asia, Europe and the Middle East, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP serves clients across a broad range of complex transactional, litigation and regulatory matters. We are known for our strength in the energy, financial services, real estate, and retail and consumer products industries, as well as our considerable experience in more than 100 distinct areas of practice, including privacy and cybersecurity, intellectual property, environment, and mergers and acquisitions. Our full-service litigation practice is one of the largest in the country, with particular depth in key litigation markets such as Texas, California, Florida and the Mid-Atlantic. Visit HuntonAK.com and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.

Loeb & Loeb LLP

Loeb & Loeb LLP

With more than 450 lawyers across eight offices in the United States and Asia, Loeb & Loeb brings together a unique mix of business savvy, legal acumen and unparalleled industry experience to help our clients succeed in today’s connected world. Department stores; big-box, online and specialty retailers; and designers and sellers of goods regularly turn to our Retail and Consumer Brands team for innovative solutions to help understand the challenges of a changing marketplace, capitalize on opportunities, and identify and address current and emerging risks in today’s highly competitive retail environment. Leveraging our multidisciplinary industry team, we advise retail clients on matters touching nearly every aspect of their business, with a focus on brand protection and consumer-related issues, including marketing and advertising, litigation and class-action defense, intellectual property, digital media and e-commerce, and cybersecurity and data protection. Our seasoned litigators have a broad range of industry experience, regularly defending clients in government enforcement actions, regulatory investigations, and class-action lawsuits that allege violations of consumer protection and unfair competition laws, as well as major investigations before the FTC, the U.S. Department of Justice and state attorneys general.

Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

Morrison & Foerster LLP

Morrison & Foerster LLP

Morrison & Foerster was founded in San Francisco in 1883. Today, with approximately 1,000 lawyers in 17 offices across the U.S., Asia and Europe, Morrison & Foerster offers clients a comprehensive platform of global legal services, including extensive capabilities in the areas of corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, tax, regulatory & compliance, litigation, and, project finance, among many others. Our name is synonymous with a commitment to client service that informs everything that we do. We are recognized throughout the world as a leader in providing cutting-edge legal advice on matters that are redefining practices and industries.

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart

Ogletree Deakins is one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management in all types of employment-related legal matters. Premier client service, as outlined in the firm’s Client Pledge, is one of the firm’s top priorities and a cornerstone of its core values. U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” has named Ogletree Deakins a “Law Firm of the Year” for nine consecutive years. In 2020, the publication named Ogletree Deakins its “Law Firm of the Year” in the Labor Law – Management and Litigation – ERISA categories. Ogletree Deakins has more than 900 attorneys located in 53 offices across the United States and in Europe, Canada, and Mexico. The firm represents a diverse range of clients, from small businesses to Fortune 50 companies. www.ogletree.com

Perkins Coie LLP

Perkins Coie LLP

The competitive environment for retailers and consumer brands grows more complex all the time. Technology advancements and evolving consumer expectations requires brands to constantly adapt to the shifting consumer environment. With over 250 lawyers firmwide and a client list populated by the “who’s who” in consumer brands, our Retail & Consumer Products team understands the highly competitive environment in which world-class retailers, manufacturers and distributors, as well as national real estate landlords and tenants, operate. Chambers USA recognizes Perkins Coie as “one of the largest and most devoted retail teams in the USA” and has ranked the firm in the top tier for Retail since the publication began ranking law firms in this industry.

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Sheppard Mullin is a full service Global 100 firm handling corporate and technology matters, high stakes litigation and complex financial transactions. Our Retail, Fashion & Beauty Team has firsthand knowledge of the industry and deep experience working with industry leaders. Our clients range from large department stores to specialty product chains that sell everything from high fashion to bargain footwear, from hi-tech electronics to low-tech sporting goods, cosmetics and food retail companies. We understand the retail business and assist retailers in expanding into new markets and developing new business strategies that can capitalize on the global market, while protecting their products and brands along the way. Sheppard Mullin’s Retail Team has expertise in virtually every area that affects the retail industry.

Sidley Austin LLP

Sidley Austin LLP

Sidley Austin LLP is a premier law firm with 2,000 lawyers in 20 offices worldwide. We provide best-in-class legal services to meet the needs of executive leaders and counsel, representing sophisticated companies, organizations, and investment groups, as well as governments and government-related entities. Today’s highly connected global business environment offers more opportunities than ever for enterprising businesses—and more challenges. At Sidley, we understand that increasingly complex legal needs require a deeply integrated and collaborative approach. That understanding forms the basis of our commitment: an uncompromising dedication to top-tier talent, seamlessly connected by teamwork, focused on delivering powerful results when and where our clients need them most. Having represented retailers for decades, Sidley has built a reputation for successfully handling complex and multidisciplinary transactional, regulatory, and litigation matters spanning a range of legal areas. Our deep experience in the retail industry, along with our lawyers’ frequent research and publication on industry trends, allows us to provide thoughtful advice for the myriad legal and business challenges that retail organizations face.

Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Steptoe & Johnson LLP is an international law firm with more than 500 lawyers and other professional staff in the US, Europe and Asia. The firm’s Retail & E-Commerce Group represents many of the largest retailers in the world in a wide range of legal matters and is best known for its work defending consumer class actions, including deceptive pricing, false advertising, and privacy cases involving the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA), Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), California's Invasion of Privacy Act (CIPA), and California's Song-Beverly Credit Card Act, as well as related statutes in other states. The group also has defended scores of automatic renewal cases, claims arising out of alleged violations of gift card laws, and over 100 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) cases across the country regarding website accessibility and Braille gift cards. Steptoe's retail-related services extend far beyond litigation. The firm has a collaborative, international team of lawyers from a multitude of practice areas and jurisdictions who offer a complete package of legal solutions to retail clients' most pressing business matters.

Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP

Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP

Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP provides business and legal counsel to retailers throughout the United States and around the world. Since its founding in 1909, Vorys has grown to one of the largest law firms in the country, with nearly 375 attorneys located in seven offices in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and Washington, D.C. We have a multidisciplinary team of attorneys whose sole focus is serving the retail industry. Our group includes a number of former in-house attorneys at major U.S. retailers and regular speakers at major retail-focused conferences. With deep roots in Ohio, Vorys benefited from early exposure to a large number of innovative and creative retailers that also call the state home. Over the course of several decades, our knowledge and experience within the retail sector allowed us to grow the practice will beyond Ohio. We represent some of today’s largest, most progressive and successful retailers. In fact, we represent 16 of the top 25 retailers recognized in a national retail trade association’s 2019 top-retailers roll. We offer our clients broad experience in retail industry issues and have the resources to respond immediately, knowledgeably and effectively.

Gold Sponsors

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP


McCarthy Tetrault LLP

McCarthy Tetrault LLP

While disruption isn’t new to players in the retail market, this past year has seen unprecedented change in Canada and around the world. McCarthy Tétrault’s National Retail and Consumer Markets Group, ranked Band 1 for Retail in Chambers Canada, provides clients with practical advice to navigate change, address risks and capitalize on opportunities in the industry, ensuring organizations are well-positioned for success. From managing high stakes crises, navigating complex industry acquisitions, developing comprehensive and successful Canadian market entry strategies, to our deep-rooted knowledge and global business experience, our team regularly advises on significant mandates across all consumer-facing sectors – Retail, Consumer Products, Food, Beverage & Agribusiness, Franchise & Distribution, and Hospitality. Harnessing both our legal and industry expertise, we strive to provide top-tier legal and strategic business advice, whatever the challenge.