Best Law Firm


WilmerHale offers unparalleled 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 14 offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. Our practice includes over 500 litigators with unmatched trial, appellate and Supreme Court experience; a preeminent securities law practice with over 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 expertise of more than 140 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.

Contact Information

14 offices in 5 countries


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Bruce H. Newman Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
Practicing in: Administrative / Regulatory Law
Practicing in: Administrative / Regulatory Law

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Top Listed State Awards
Top-Listed in District of Columbia in Corporate Compliance Law with 4 lawyers.
Top-Listed in District of Columbia in Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) with 3 lawyers.
Top-Listed in Massachusetts in Litigation - Intellectual Property with 7 lawyers.
Top-Listed in Massachusetts in Commercial Litigation with 9 lawyers.
Top-Listed in Massachusetts in Litigation - Patent with 7 lawyers.
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Akamai Technologies
Analog Devices
Becton Dickinson
BJ’s Wholesale Club
Credit Suisse
Chrysler LLC
Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Telekom
Educational Testing Service
General Electric
Goldman Sachs
The Hartford Financial Group
HSBC Finance
JPMorgan Chase
Millennium Pharmaceuticals
Morgan Stanley
Panera Bread
Procter & Gamble
Red Hat
Sun Life Financial
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Varian Semiconductor
Yankee Candle

Client Comments

"Andrea is an incredibly astute and strategic litigator. But beyond that, she is a pleasure to work with -- responsive and practical at every turn."
- Anonymous
"Andrew Cohn is an excellent real estate lawyer whose experience and counsel I highly value."
- Gordon Shearer
Hess LNG
"Andy Cohen is one of the most responsive, hands-on law partners I know, and has a wealth of knowledge around the intersection of energy law, regulations, and real estate considerations. We have used him exclusively for real estate issues in New England for many years and highly recommend his work."
- Gordon Shearer
Hess LNG
"Andrew Cohn is a real estate expert. He is the best real estate lawyer that I have worked with over my 30 year career as an in-house attorney. He has excellent presentation skills."
- Mark Sullivan
Bose Corporation

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

Contact Information

14 offices in 5 countries


Robert T. NovickCo-Managing Partner
Susan W. MurleyCo-Managing Partner


Donald R. SteinbergIntellectual Property Department
(617) 526-6453
Howard M. ShapiroLitigation/Controversy Department
(202) 663-6606
Randolph D. MossRegulatory and Goverment Affairs Department
(202) 663-6640
William R. McLucasSecurities Department
(202) 663-6622
Steven D. SingerTransactional 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
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