Firm Profile

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Headquarters

1540 Broadway
New York, NY 10036-4039
United States
(212) 858.1000

Firm Details

Pillsbury is a full-service law firm with an industry focus on energy & natural resources, financial services including financial institutions, real estate & construction, and technology. Based in the world's major financial, technology and energy centers, Pillsbury counsels clients on global business, regulatory and litigation matters. We work in multidisciplinary teams that allow us to understand our clients’ objectives, anticipate trends and bring a 360-degree perspective to complex business and legal issues—helping clients to take greater advantage of new opportunities, meet and exceed their objectives, and better mitigate risk. This collaborative work style helps produce the results our clients seek.

What Sets Us Apart

The vision to see opportunities where others may see only obstacles. Passion for our work and an unshakable dedication to your interests and needs. Lawyers who are authorities in their fields working in collaborative teams known for exceptional performance. Shared conviction that open, straightforward communication is essential to earning your trust. An ethical foundation based upon helping our clients, our employees and our communities.

International Capabilities
The needs of Pillsbury’s clients are often international in scope. To meet those needs, Pillsbury’s U.S. and international offices form a fully integrated network that advises clients doing business around the globe. As a result, nearly one-third of our work touches overseas.

Practice Groups
Pillsbury’s firm-wide practices can be broadly grouped into three categories:

  • Business. From entity formation to project and commodities finance, alternative investments to outsourcing agreements, Pillsbury’s business practices advise emerging, middle-market, institutional and multinational clients on all types of corporate, securities, finance and intellectual property transactions.
  • Litigation. The litigation experience of the more than 200 lawyers in our global network encompasses a diverse array of fields, industries and legal arenas. Pillsbury litigators have substantial trial experience at the state, federal and appellate level, with the bankruptcy courts, and with dispute resolution proceedings before all of the world’s major arbitration bodies.
  • Regulatory. Pillsbury offers a wide range of counseling related to compliance, regulatory hearings and investigations, and public policy. Our lawyers have previously worked in public service at 20 different regulatory agencies, including the DOJ, EPA, FAA and IRS. We have substantial experience handling trade matters under WTO and NAFTA, advising on export and technology transfer controls, and representing clients in trade remedy proceedings.

Industry Focus
Whether in the incorporation of Standard Oil (now Chevron) in 1900, the formation of Intel in 1968, or the registration of the first trademark for a dotcom in 1994, Pillsbury has been there from the beginning for many of the world’s most storied and vibrant industries. And we’re still there today. Pillsbury makes a significant and sustained investment in monitoring—and helping shape—the industries in which our clients compete, from energy and financial services to real estate and technology. We not only attend the same industry events as our clients, but are often the presenters and keynote speakers. As a result, we commence every client matter already well informed of the industry trends that influence strategy and planning. Our efforts are guided by the nature of our clients’ industries:

  • Industry-Adept. Pillsbury clients operate in today’s most dynamic industries. To serve them better, we structure our practices to address the spectrum of business and legal issues they face. For example, the complexity of the global energy industry led us to build an Energy team that covers the world’s most important energy and finance capitals, and is backed by an extensive network of host-country law firm relationships—including Canada and Mexico. In addition, our Abu Dhabi office provides support for clients operating in the Middle East.
  • Standards-Setting. From financial fiduciaries to social media startups, organizations need to stay abreast of evolving industry standards. Our practice teams include lawyers who help make those standards, sitting on the working groups and standards bodies that define industry rules.
  • Regulation-Savvy. In tightly regulated industries like aviation, energy, health care and communications, our clients benefit from working with lawyers who have formerly served in government oversight positions. Across the firm, more than 75 Pillsbury lawyers have held top positions at government and regulatory agencies.

Management

Top Listed City Awards

  • Top Listed in Houston in Litigation - Environmental with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in San Francisco in Litigation and Controversy - Tax with 2 lawyers

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
Bob Robbins
Corporate & Securities
202.663.8163
Stanley Pierson
Emerging Growth & Technology
650-233-4625
Paula Weber
Employment & Labor
415-983-7488
Jeffrey Delaney
Energy
212.858.1292
Christopher J. McNevin
Environment, Land Use & Natural Resources
213-488-7507
Jennifer Jordan McCall
Estates, Trusts & Tax Planning
650-233-4020
Susan Serota
Executive Compensation & Benefits
212-858-1125
Jonathan Whitney
Finance
212.858.1405
Aaron M. Oser
Global Sourcing
202-663-8031
David Minnick
Insolvency & Restructuring
415-983-1351
Richard Epling
Insolvency & Restructuring
212.858.1649
Peter Gillon
Insurance Recovery & Advisory
202.663.9249
Robert Wallan
Insurance Recovery & Advisory
213.488.7163
Callie Bjurstrom
Intellectual Property
619.544.3107
Jack Barufka
Intellectual Property
703-770-7712
Ken Taber
Litigation
212-858-1813
Kirke Hasson
Litigation
415-983-1077
Elizabeth Moeller
Public Practices
202-663-9159
Robert Herr
Real Estate
415-983-1038
James Chudy
Tax
212-858-1116

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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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

2600 Capitol Avenue, Suite 300

Sacramento, CA 95816-5930

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

1540 Broadway

New York, NY 10036-4039

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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