Best Law FirmBest Law Firm 2016


WilmerHale provides legal representation across a comprehensive range of practice areas that are critical to the success of our clients. We practice at the very top of the legal profession and offer a cutting-edge blend of capabilities that enables us to handle deals and cases of any size and complexity. Today, businesses face greater scrutiny and more “bet the company” issues than ever before. With a practice unsurpassed in depth and scope by any other major firm, we have the ability to anticipate obstacles, seize opportunities and get the case resolved or the deal done—and the experience and know-how to prevent it from being undone.

We are 1,000 lawyers strong, with 12 offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. Our practice includes more than 500 litigators with unmatched trial, appellate and Supreme Court experience; a preeminent securities law practice with more than 200 lawyers; a regulatory practice that includes more than 100 lawyers who have held high-level government positions; an intellectual property practice enriched by the experience of more than 120 attorneys and technology specialists who hold scientific or technical degrees; more than 230 seasoned corporate lawyers and business counselors; and lawyers who focus on bankruptcy, environmental, labor and employment, real estate and tax matters.

With a heritage that includes our involvement in the foundation of legal aid work early in the 20th century, we have consistently distinguished ourselves as leaders in pro bono representation. Many of our lawyers have played, and continue to play, prominent roles in public service activities of national and international importance—from counseling US presidents to opposing discrimination and defending human rights around the world. Most importantly, our firm stands for a steadfast commitment to quality and excellence in everything we do—a commitment reflected in the continued success of our clients across the globe.

Read more about WilmerHale in our firm brochure.

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14 offices in 5 countries

Firm Attorneys

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Jan Heithecker Jan Heithecker Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
Practicing in: Competition / Antitrust Law
Practicing in: Competition / Antitrust Law
Stefan Ohlhoff Stefan Ohlhoff Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
Practicing in: Competition / Antitrust Law | Trade Law
Practicing in: Competition / Antitrust Law | Trade Law
Ulrich Quack Ulrich Quack Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
Practicing in: Competition / Antitrust Law | Regulatory Practice
Practicing in: Competition / Antitrust Law | Regulatory Practice

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    Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

    Contact Information

    14 offices in 5 countries


    Chair, Government and Regulatory Affairs Department
    Chair, Intellectual Property Department
    Chair, Litigation/Controversy Department
    Chair, Securities Department
    Chair, Transactional Department
    Co-Managing Partner
    Co-Managing Partner


    Intellectual Property Department
    (617) 526-6453
    Litigation/Controversy Department
    (202) 663-6606
    Regulatory and Goverment Affairs Department
    (202) 663-6500
    Securities Department
    (202) 663-6622
    Transactional Department
    212 295 6307

    Practice Areas

    Administrative / Regulatory Law
    Antitrust Law
    Appellate Practice
    Arbitration and Mediation
    Aviation Law
    Banking and Finance Law
    Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
    Bet-the-Company Litigation
    Biotechnology Law
    Commercial Litigation
    Communications Law
    Competition/Antitrust Law
    Copyright Law
    Corporate Compliance Law
    Corporate Governance Law
    Corporate Law
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar
    Derivatives and Futures Law
    Employee Share Schemes Law
    Employment Law - Management
    Energy Law
    Environmental Law
    FDA Law
    Financial Services
    Government Relations Practice
    Information Technology Law
    Insurance Law
    Intellectual Property Law
    International Arbitration
    International Arbitration - Commercial
    International Arbitration - Governmental
    International Trade and Finance Law
    Labor Law - Management
    Land Use and Zoning Law
    Litigation - Antitrust
    Litigation - Bankruptcy
    Litigation - First Amendment
    Litigation - Intellectual Property
    Litigation - Patent
    Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
    Litigation - Securities
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law
    Mutual Funds Law
    Non-Profit / Charities Law
    Patent Law
    Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
    Real Estate Law
    Regulatory Practice
    Securities / Capital Markets Law
    Securities Regulation
    Securitization and Structured Finance Law
    Tax Law
    Technology Law
    Trade Law
    Trademark Law
    Venture Capital Law