Dechert is a global law firm focused on sectors with complexities, legal intricacies and regulatory demands. The firm's core practices are corporate and securities, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, private equity, corporate finance, litigation, emphasizing antitrust, product liability and white collar and securities defense and real estate. In addition to this the firm also focuses on mortgage finance, structured finance, securitization, and investment, financial services, focusing on mutual funds, hedge funds, variable products, broker-dealer, commodities, derivatives and investment advisers. The firm also has well-established practices in tax, bankruptcy, employment, health, energy and environmental law and international trade. Dechert was founded in 1875 and is headquartered in Pennsylvania, United States.