Firm Profile

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Firm Details

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP is an international law firm with a particular focus on the technology, energy & natural resources, financial services, real estate & construction, and travel & hospitality sectors. Recognized by legal research firm BTI as one of the top 20 firms for client service, Pillsbury and its lawyers are highly regarded for their forward-thinking approach, their enthusiasm for collaborating across disciplines and their unsurpassed commercial awareness. For more information, visit www.pillsburylaw.com.

Main Areas of Practice

Energy & Natural Resources:

Pillsbury has advised on precedent-setting energy industry deals and projects in 75 countries worldwide, offering clients a combination of geographic reach, legal and regulatory depth, and energy-sector-specific experience that is unmatched among the world’s leading law firms. A leading practice in nuclear law, oil and gas, and renewable and alternative energy, Pillsbury has received more than a dozen Deal of the Year awards from leading publications for projects in North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia. In the field of natural resources and the environment, Pillsbury was named the Environmental Law Firm of the year in 2014 by US News and Best Lawyers. With a team of 40 lawyers working full-time on environmental matters, Pillsbury is home to one of the largest dedicated environmental practices in the United States.

Contact: Sheila Harvey; Email: sheila.harvey@pillsburylaw.com  

Real Estate & Construction:

Pillsbury has a unique history of deal-making throughout the United States, with leading real estate practices for more than 50 years on the East and West coasts. Because of its size and geographic reach, the firm’s real estate practice group is one of the few national practices capable of handling the full range of assignments, from multi-jurisdictional portfolio transactions to single-asset deals in local markets. Lawyers on the construction counseling and dispute resolution team have been hailed by Chambers as part of the “preeminent practice of its kind in the United States.” They’ve earned this distinction by working on some of the world’s most complex construction projects: the Panama Canal extension, major infrastructure cases around the globe and two of the largest hospital disputes in history, as well as commercial, industrial and residential projects worldwide.

Contact: Jim Rishwain; Email: jrishwain@pillsburylaw.com  

Technology:

Pillsbury established the firm’s technology industry legal practice in 1968, when it incorporated Intel. Today, the firm’s technology industry practice is one of the world’s largest, comprising more than 250 lawyers based in the United States, Europe and Asia. From incubator to IPO, from M&A to international expansion, Pillsbury lawyers guide technology companies of all sizes and at all stages of development. In the last 30 years, the firm has filed more than 52,000 patents and over 19,000 trademarks, including foreign marks in around 145 different countries. Pillsbury protects the intellectual property of its clients through the efforts of its high-stakes IP litigation practice, which ranks among the top 10 in the nation in patent, trademark and copyright litigation. Technology clients also benefit from the firm’s top-ranked global sourcing practice. Among the most experienced advisory teams in the word, the firm’s global sourcing lawyers have led more than 750 transactions worth more than half a trillion dollars in contract value, and represented 30% of the Fortune 100.

Contact: Justin Hovey; Email: justin.hovey@pillsburylaw.com  

Financial Services:

Pillsbury’s finance lawyers advise more than 200 banking and investment institutions, including some of the world’s largest. The firm’s domestic and international clients rely on it for regulatory advice and guidance on a wide range of financial transactions, including commercial lending, derivatives, equipment finance, leveraged finance, project finance, trade finance, structured finance, debt restructuring, tax-exempt financing, and distressed investing and debt trading. Pillsbury also offers a broad spectrum of corporate trust and agency services from initial issuance to defaulted obligations. The firm’s clients are typically foreign and domestic banks, insurance companies, funds and other financial institutions. The firm also serves the company side of financial transactions for the firm’s corporate clients.

Contact: David Minnick; Email: dminnick@pillsburylaw.com

Management

Awards

  • IAOP World's Best Outsourcing Advisors
  • HFM Week Award for Best Law Firm – Hedge Fund Start-Ups
  • 2014 winner for "Corporate/Strategic Acquisition of the Year" in the Over $100mm to $1 Billion category by The M&A Advisor
  • Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF) - Gold Standard
  • Engines Deal of the Year by Airfinance Journal
  • North American Deal of the Year by Airfinance Journal
  • Working Mother Top 100 Companies
  • National Association of Female Executives "Top 50 List"
  • 100% perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index
  • 2012 M&A Advisor “Corporate/Strategic Acquisition of the Year ($100 million - $200 million)”
  • 2012 M&A Advisor Cross-Border Deal of the Year award ($35 million - $100 million)
  • African Deal of the Year by Airfinance Journal
  • Named to BTI Brand Elite for 2013
  • IFLR 1000
  • Ranked among the top 25 Most Active Law Firms, by Dow Jones Private Equity Analyst
  • Voted "Best Trade Law Firm in North America" by Trade Finance Magazine
  • Financial Times Innovative Law Firm

Contacts

Glenn Richards
Communications
202-663-8215
Jennifer Jordan McCall
Estates, Trusts & Tax Planning
650-233-4020
Aaron M. Oser
Global Sourcing
202-663-8031
Peter Gillon
Insurance Recovery & Advisory
202.663.9249
Robert Wallan
Insurance Recovery & Advisory
213.488.7163
Jack Barufka
Intellectual Property
703-770-7712
James Chudy
Tax
212-858-1116
Jeff Delaney
Corporate
212-858-1292
Stanley Pierson
Emerging Growth & Venture Capital
650-233-4625
Paula Weber
Employment Law
415-983-7488
Sheila Harvey
Energy
202-663-8224
Mark Elliott
Environment, Land Use & Natural Resources
213-488-7511
Cindy Schlaefer
Executive Compensation & Benefits
650-233-4023
Mark Lessard
Finance
212.858.1564
Leo Crowley
Insolvency & Restructuring
212-858-1740
Deborah Baum
Litigation
202-663-8772
Nancy Fischer
Public Practices
202-663-8965
Rachel Horsch
Real Estate
415-983-1193

Firm Practice Areas

  • Antitrust Law
  • Appellate Practice
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Communications Law
  • Construction Law
  • Copyright Law
  • Corporate Compliance Law
  • Corporate Governance Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Criminal Defense: General Practice
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Energy Law
  • Entertainment Law - Music
  • Environmental Law
  • Equipment Finance Law
  • Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law
  • Financial Services Regulation Law
  • Health Care Law
  • Information Technology Law
  • Insurance Law
  • International Trade and Finance Law
  • IT Outsourcing Law
  • Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
  • Litigation - Antitrust
  • Litigation - Banking and Finance
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Litigation - Construction
  • Litigation - Environmental
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Litigation - Patent
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
  • Litigation - Securities
  • Litigation - Trusts and Estates
  • Litigation and Controversy - Tax
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • Media Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Natural Resources Law
  • Patent Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Project Finance Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Securitization and Structured Finance Law
  • Tax Law
  • Trademark Law
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Venture Capital Law

Office Locations

China

China

Beijing, China

Suite 916, China World Office 2

No.1 Jian Guo Men Wai Avenue

Central Business District

Beijing 100004

China

86 10 8572 1188

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Shanghai, China

Suite 4201, Bund Center

222 Yan An Road East, Huangpu District

Shanghai 200002

China

86 21 6137 7999

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Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Central, Hong Kong

24/F Kinwick Centre, Suite 2404

32 Hollywood Road

Central

Hong Kong

852 3959 7500

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Japan

Japan

Tokyo, Japan

Marunouchi Eiraku Building, 20th Floor

4-1 Marunouchi 1-chome

Chiyoda

Tokyo 100-0005

Japan

81 3 6268 6710

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United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Al Sila Tower, 21st floor

P.O. Box 39740

Sowwah Square, Al Maryah Island

Abu Dhabi

United Arab Emirates

971 2 656 5849

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United Kingdom

United Kingdom

London, United Kingdom

Tower 42, Level 21

25 Old Broad Street

London EC2N 1HQ

United Kingdom

44 20 7847 9500

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United States

United States

California

California

Los Angeles, CA

725 South Figueroa Street, Suite 2800

Los Angeles, CA 90017-5406

United States

(213) 488.7100

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Palo Alto, CA

2550 Hanover Street

Palo Alto, CA 94304-1115

United States

(650) 233.4500

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Sacramento, CA

500 Capitol Mall, Suite 1800

Sacramento, CA 95814

United States

(916) 329.4700

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San Diego, CA

501 West Broadway, Suite 1100

San Diego, CA 92101-3575

United States

(619) 234.5000

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San Diego, CA

12255 El Camino Real, Suite 300

San Diego, CA 92130-4088

United States

(858) 509.4000

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San Francisco, CA

Four Embarcadero Center, 22nd Floor

San Francisco, CA 94111-5998

United States

(415) 983.1000

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District of Columbia

District of Columbia

Washington, DC

1200 Seventeenth Street, NW

Washington, DC 20036

United States

(202) 663.8000

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Florida

Florida

Miami, FL

600 Brickell Avenue, Suite 3100

Miami, FL 33131

United States

(786) 913.4900

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Palm Beach, FL

324 Royal Palm Way, Suite 220

Palm Beach, FL 33480-4309

United States

(561) 232.3300

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New York

New York

New York, NY

31 West 52nd Street

New York, NY 10019

United States

(212) 858.1000

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Tennessee

Tennessee

Nashville, TN

333 Commerce Street

Nashville, TN 37201

United States

(615) 622.3400

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Texas

Texas

Austin, TX

401 Congress Avenue, Suite 1700

Austin, TX 78701-3797

United States

(512) 580.9600

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Houston, TX

Two Houston Center, Suite 2000

909 Fannin Street

Houston, TX 77010-1028

United States

(713) 276.7600

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Virginia

Virginia

McLean, VA

1650 Tysons Boulevard, 14th Floor

McLean, VA 22102-4856

United States

(703) 770.7900

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