Winston & Strawn LLP is an international law firm with more than 900 attorneys among 18 offices in Beijing; Brussels; Charlotte, NC; Chicago; Geneva; Hong Kong; Houston; London; Los Angeles; Moscow; New York; Newark, NJ; Paris; San Francisco; Shanghai; Silicon Valley; Taipei; and Washington, DC.
Winston & Strawn was founded in Chicago in 1853 by Frederick H. Winston, who was joined by the firm’s other name partner, Silas H. Strawn, in 1894. Winston & Strawn has built its reputation on the quality and character of its lawyers, past and present, many of whom are recognized leaders in the American legal community. The firm’s history of more than 160 years is a chronicle of individuals and events that have helped shape the firm and create the strong foundation on which it continues to build. Today, Winston & Strawn is one of the largest law firms in the United States. In the past two decades, a series of mergers, office openings and lateral hires has resulted in a global law firm with 18 offices across the United States, Europe and Asia. The legal profession continues to consolidate globally, and Winston & Strawn will continue to expand its global presence so it can serve its clients wherever it is needed.
The firm serves the needs of enterprises of all types and sizes, in both the private and public sectors. The exceptional depth and geographic reach of its resources enable Winston & Strawn to manage virtually every type of business-related legal issue.
The firm understands that clients look for value beyond just legal expertise. With this in mind, Winston & Strawn works hard to understand the level of involvement its clients require of it. The firm’s lawyers take time to learn about clients’ organizations and their business objectives. Significant emphasis is placed on technology and teamwork in an effort to respond quickly and effectively to clients’ needs.
Winston & Strawn remains committed to the traditions of client service, professional development and community involvement instilled by its leaders of the past, while embracing the innovations driving the legal profession in the 21st century.
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