Clifford Chance is one of the world's leading law firms and operates more than 25 offices in over 20 countries. It serves the communications, media and technology, household goods, energy and utilities, health care, life sciences and chemicals, insurance and transportation sectors. The firm assists clients in the areas of banking and finance, intellectual property, real estate transactions, asset management, employee benefits, and pension and tax planning. It also provides advisory services to banks, insurers, brokers, asset managers, investment banks and securities exchanges on transactions, product development, and regulation and structural issues. Clifford Chance has a staff of more than 3,800 legal advisors and maintains a location in Washington, D.C.