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AI is at the forefront of this emerging economy thanks to advances in machine learning, supported by cloud computing resources and widespread web-based data gathering. While AI promises to deliver important benefits, it also raises legal concerns of interest to regulators and consumers. Our lawyers help clients assess AI’s impact on issues such as data privacy, consumer protection, workforce reductions, and the scope of liability for products and services supported by artificial intelligence.
Augmented and Virtual Reality
Augmented and virtual reality hold the allure of escapism, but there is no escaping legal reality. Our lawyers handle a variety of VR matters, including hardware, software, gaming, e-sports, and high-profile entertainment and media attractions and events. Our work involves intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions, finance, content, distribution, licensing, corporate, and labor and employment issues.
Automated and Connected Cars
With the transportation industry poised for an automated revolution, O’Melveny is an authority on the latest legal and regulatory developments as well as a thought-leader on the legal issues that innovators will face in the coming years. We have represented automated vehicle clients in various transactions and in their interactions with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and departments of motor vehicles. Our team has experience with automated adjacent technologies, as well, including vision-based advanced driver assistance and cellular communications systems for connected cars.
Software and Services
Emerging software ecosystems and platforms offer exciting opportunities for entrepreneurs and investors. Our tech savvy attorneys help you recognize those opportunities and fashion tactics to exploit them by leveraging our deep ties with venture capital and private equity. Our platform is built to serve growing software companies, with fully integrated counseling on governance, M&A, employment, executive compensation, IP, commercial agreements, privacy and cybersecurity, and litigation.
Unmanned Aircraft Systems
The sky’s the limit when it comes to the potential of drones and other unmanned aircraft systems to improve methods of inspection and monitoring across industries. Avoiding turbulence, however, requires a keen understanding of the relevant legal and regulatory requirements. For more than 50 years, O’Melveny has swooped in to help the biggest names in the aviation industry address their most critical issues. We combine our industry strength with regulatory knowledge to advise UAS clients on the best course of action. Our practice counsels on UAS state and federal regulation, including FAA policy, privacy and data security, intellectual property, product liability risk, and corporate transactions.
Data Protection and Security
We have a proven track record of success working with clients in the data protection and security sector, having represented numerous startups in everything from formation to early- and late-stage financings and M&A. Our team of cybersecurity gurus has an in-depth understanding of the market’s tremendous growth potential as securing sensitive data remains a top priority for businesses large and small.
O’Melveny works strategically with innovators who improve our quality of life through cutting-edge technology. Our multi-disciplinary team helps biotech companies meet their transactions needs for licensing, joint ventures for R&D, manufacturing and marketing, as well as M&A. Our life sciences experts navigate you through the evolving regulatory framework. We vigilantly protect your intellectual property with a winning record on biotech and pharmaceutical patent infringement litigation.
Internet and Consumer
We partner with founders and management to help execute your vision and provide efficient, cost-effective legal solutions for every stage of growth, from concept to exit. O’Melveny’s international reach ensures you can capitalize on the global online market. Our attorneys bring creative legal solutions to the fast changing world of ecommerce, social media, online gaming, and internet of things where innovation can outpace existing legal frameworks.
O’Melveny’s platform is built to serve fintech companies, with a team that includes dedicated financial services lawyers—among them former regulators, policymakers, state and federal prosecutors, and dealmakers—all of whom bring an “insider” perspective on critical issues from compliance and enforcement to the best ways to capitalize on trends such as artificial intelligence, big data, and blockchain. We are ideally positioned to help you navigate regulatory regimes, manage day-to-day business and risk issues, and develop growth strategies.
Consumer Electronics and Hardware
Few firms can match O’Melveny’s broad and deep consumer tech expertise. Lawyers with decades of combined experience as boardroom level advisors and industry experts will work with you to support growth, minimize risks, and address business and legal issues from day-to-day operational matters to high-stakes, transformative undertakings.
The growth of digital technology holds tremendous promise for improving health care delivery and outcomes. Our team works with emerging company founders, executives, and investors to support growth and achieve corporate objectives. With our extensive experience and deep network of industry contacts, O’Melveny is uniquely positioned to help maximize your potential for success in the race for venture capital, brand awareness, and market share.
O’Melveny guides early stage medical device companies and investors in their quest for better health care through innovation. Our multi-disciplinary team offers industry-specific counseling on matters ranging from overcoming regulatory hurdles and protecting IP rights to planning and executing investment programs and supporting growth strategies.