Retailers face unique, complex and evolving legal and compliance challenges. Drinker Biddle’s interdisciplinary Retail Industry Group possesses significant industry knowledge and expertise across our practices. We function as true partners to our retail clients and provide strategic, proactive and practical advice that furthers their business objectives. Our team is deeply invested in our clients’ success.

Our attorneys have an unparalleled level of experience serving as trusted advisors to retailers in an array of transactional and regulatory areas, including customs and international trade, information privacy and security, mergers and acquisitions, business financing, real estate leasing, corporate restructuring, employee benefits, tax, antitrust, e-commerce, corporate governance and intellectual property. We also serve as go-to litigation counsel for leading retailers in their most significant cases, including consumer and employment class actions and commercial litigation matters, in federal and state courts across the country. Our attorneys also proactively advise retailers on assorted compliance issues to mitigate litigation risk.

Our work within the retail industry extends to close collaborations with organizations including the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), the Retail Litigation Center (RLC), the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC).


Our areas of practice include:

  • Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) – physical and website compliance and litigation
  • Advertising, marketing and promotions
  • Antitrust
  • Biometrics
  • Board governance
  • Business disputes
  • Class actions
  • Commercial litigation
  • Construction and land use
  • Consumer class actions
  • Corporate finance
  • Corporate governance
  • Corporate restructuring
  • Corporate tax
  • Customs and international trade
  • Cybersecurity and data breach
  • E-commerce
  • Employment counseling, training and investigations
  • Energy and energy efficiency
  • Environmental
  • Franchising
  • Fraudulent business practices and off-label promotion
  • Gender and minority pay equity
  • Government and regulatory affairs
  • Information privacy, security and governance
  • Intellectual property
  • Internal investigations
  • Labeling
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Pricing models
  • Proposition 65
  • Real estate
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Supply chain and distribution
  • Sweepstakes
  • Technology transactions and licensing
  • Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA)
  • Wage and hour class actions
  • Whistleblowers
  • Workplace discrimination, harassment and retaliation