Clients & Industries


Our clients are businesses with complex transactional, financial and regulatory needs, including emerging growth companies, venture capital firms, private equity funds, individual entrepreneurs and family offices.

We primarily represent clients in the technology, cleantech and the life sciences industries, but also have significant experience in infrastructure, real estate development and construction, investment management, chemical, manufacturing and pharmaceutical, hospitality, food and beverage, fashion and retail and health care.

Our experienced attorneys recognize that industry knowledge is critical to the representation of your business. We work hard to understand the industries in which we work and the unique issues and challenges confronting our clients from a business and legal perspective.

Emerging and growth stage companies we have represented include the following.

-- Cleantech: AE Polysilicon, Codexis, Danotech Motion Technologies, DEPCOM Power, Solar Tide, China Electric Equipment Group Corporation (CEEG), Motech Industries Inc and American Electric Power (Renewable Energy Division).

-- Life Sciences: Bayhill Therapeutics, Cardero Therapeutics, Celgene, Complete Genomics, Corcept Therapeutics, i2Dx, Intersection Medical, Intuity Medical, KAI Pharmaceuticals, MAP Pharmaceuticals, Neuraltus Pharmaceuticals, Odyssey Thera, Tercica, Rgenix

Technology & Internet: Check, comScore, Foothold Technology, Fuhu, Hyperic, Thirst For Night Corporation, Intermolecular, SAP, yap.TV, Zipcar, Ziptr,, Optimal Strategix Group (OSG), Magic Solutions, Premenos Technology Corp,, Guidester (renamed Searchandise Commerce), TW ComCorp, iBazar, S.A., Semaphore, Neartek, The, DPC Computers, Business Licenses, LLC and ReliaCare Alliance, IPA, LLC.

Venture capital firms we have represented include: Accel Partners, Alliance Bernstein Early Stage Fund, Batios Holdings Limited, Battery Ventures, CMEA Capital, De Novo Ventures, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Globespan Capital Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Khosla Ventures Longitude Capital, Menlo Ventures, Next World Capital, Panorama Capital, Passport Capital, Prime Ventures, Skyline Ventures, Takeda Ventures, Technology Partners, Total Energy Ventures, Trident Capital, VantagePoint Capital Partners, Edison Partners, Milestone Venture Partners and IgniteIP.

Investment banks we have represented in public offerings include: Citigroup, Deutsche Bank, JPMorgan Chase, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, Pacific Growth Equities, Piper Jaffray.

Larger institutional clients our lawyers have represented include the following. Flatiron does not publicize the names of family offices and individuals we represent.

--Media, entertainment and technology: Oracle, Microsoft, Honeywell, General Electric and smaller technology companies in China and the US. We have represented airlines and global courier delivery services companies on matters involving technology joint ventures, licensing and B2B product supply and procurement exchanges and web-based vertical portals, including matters for Air France, American Airlines, British Airways, Continental Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Federal Express, Iberia Airlines, SAirGroup, United Airlines and United Parcel Service.

--Energy and infrastructure development: American Electric Power, Anton Oilfield Services Company (Group) Ltd. (largest privately owned oil field services company in China), BP p.l.c., Burlington Resources, Chevron Corporation, ConocoPhillips, Continental Airlines (on airport terminal projects), El Paso (not part of Kinder Morgan, Inc.), Entergy Corporation, Exxon Mobil Corporation, Guandong LNG Project (sponsored by BP plc and China National Offshore Oil Company), Infrastructure Development Group, Infrastructure Development Limited, Liberty Power Limited (a subsidiary of Tenaga Nasional Berhad of Malaysia), NRG Energy, Inc., Oklahoma Gas & Electric, PCS Nitrogen Fertilizer LP (a subsidiary of Potash Corporation), Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS), Potash Corporation, Primesouth, Inc., PT Energi Sengkang, Reliant Energy Services Inc. (part of NRG), SCANA Corporation, Schlumberger, Top

Dear Wind Ventures, LLC (an Entergy-Shell joint venture), Total S.A., Transasia Pipeline Company (consortium of Petronas, ConocoPhillips, Singapore Petroleum and Talisman Energy), Union Fenosa International, Williams Energy Marketing & Trading Company and Xcel Energy.

--Construction industry (apart from infrastructure): Fluor Daniel, URS Corporation (including, separately, Washington Group International), Ansaldo Energia, Hitachi, Ltd. and Mitsubishi Corporation.

--Financial services: Ambac Financial Group, Inc. ANZ Investment Bank, Banco Espanol de Credito, Bankers Trust (now part of Deutsche Bank) and Deutsche Bank, Citicorp International Limited, Emirates Bank International, Goldman Sachs, Habib Bank A.G. Zurich, HSBC, International Financial Corporation (IFC), Lehman Brothers, Macquarie Bank Limited, Merrill Lynch Asia Pacific Limited, Morgan Stanley, National City Bank, Royal Bank of Scotland and Shinsei Bank.

--Investment Management: Goldman Sachs Asset Management, Morgan Stanley Asset Management, UBS, J&W Seligman, Prudential Funds, Dreyfus Funds, DKR Oasis Management Co. LP and National Council Social Security Fund of China.

-- Chemical, defense, manufacturing and pharmaceutical (including distribution): ABB Group, Ansaldo, Armstrong, Boeing, CVS Pharmacy, DuPont, Ford, General Dynamics, General Electric, Honeywell, Pfizer, Potash Corporation, PCS Nitrogen Fertilizer and Stewart and Stevenson.

-- Hospitality and food: The Roosevelt Hotel (owned by PIA), two private hotels in Washington DC and one in New York City, full-service and quick-service restaurants and bars and multinational food manufacturing companies Nestle, Gerber and Kellogg.