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Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

Headquarters

1875 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20006
United States
(202) 663.6000

Firm Details

LEGAL EXCELLENCE. DEDICATION TO CLIENTS. COMMITMENT TO PUBLIC SERVICE.

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.

Top Listed State Awards

  • Top Listed in Massachusetts in Copyright Law with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in District of Columbia in Corporate Compliance Law with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Massachusetts in Litigation - Patent with 7 lawyers
  • Top Listed in District of Columbia in Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Massachusetts in Litigation - Securities with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in District of Columbia in Privacy and Data Security Law with 3 lawyers

Top Listed City Awards

  • Top Listed in Boston in Copyright Law with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Washington in Corporate Compliance Law with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Boston in Litigation - Patent with 7 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Washington in Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Boston in Litigation - Securities with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Washington in Privacy and Data Security Law with 3 lawyers

Awards

  • Named among top 10 largest global securities and white-collar law practices. (Law360)

About Our Clients


Akamai Technologies
Amdocs
Analog Devices
AT&T
Becton Dickinson
BJ’s Wholesale Club
Boeing
Bose
Broadcom
Cephalon
Citigroup
Credit Suisse
Chrysler LLC
Danaher
Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Telekom
Educational Testing Service
EMC
General Electric
Goldman Sachs
The Hartford Financial Group
Honda
HSBC Finance
JPMorgan Chase
Kodak
Lufthansa
Millennium Pharmaceuticals
Monsanto
Morgan Stanley
Novartis
Oracle
Panera Bread
PerkinElmer
Pfizer
Philips
Procter & Gamble
Red Hat
Staples
Statoil
Sun Life Financial
Thermo Fisher Scientific
UBS
Varian Semiconductor
WebMD
Wyeth
Yankee Candle

Contacts

Donald R. Steinberg
Intellectual Property Department
(617) 526-6453
Howard M. Shapiro
Litigation/Controversy Department
(202) 663-6606
Jamie Gorelick
Regulatory and Goverment Affairs Department
(202) 663-6500
William R. McLucas
Securities Department
(202) 663-6622
Steven D. Singer
Transactional Department
212 295 6307

Attorneys

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Location:
New York, New York
Recognized For:
Tax Law
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Location:
New York, New York
Recognized For:
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation - Bankruptcy
Image of Paul M. Architzel
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia
Recognized For:
Derivatives and Futures Law
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Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Recognized For:
Venture Capital Law , Corporate Law
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Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Recognized For:
Real Estate Law
Image of Charlene Barshefsky
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia
Recognized For:
Government Relations Practice, International Trade and Finance Law
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Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Recognized For:
Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Securities
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Lawyer of the Year:
Copyright Law (2018)
Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Recognized For:
Litigation - Intellectual Property, Copyright Law, Trademark Law, Patent Law
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Location:
New York, New York
Recognized For:
Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Image of Molly S. Boast
Location:
New York, New York
Recognized For:
Antitrust Law
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Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Recognized For:
Corporate Governance Law, Securities / Capital Markets Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Corporate Law, Corporate Compliance Law
Image of Gary B. Born
Location:
London, United Kingdom
Recognized For:
Arbitration and Mediation, Litigation, International Arbitration
Image of Jay E. Bothwick
Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Recognized For:
Mergers and Acquisitions Law
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Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Recognized For:
Real Estate Law
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Location:
Frankfurt/Main, Germany
Recognized For:
Information Technology Law
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Location:
Washington, District of Columbia
Recognized For:
International Trade and Finance Law
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Location:
Palo Alto, California
Recognized For:
Corporate Law
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Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Recognized For:
Tax Law
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Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Recognized For:
Real Estate Law
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Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Recognized For:
Tax Law
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Location:
Washington, District of Columbia
Recognized For:
Media Law
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Location:
New York, New York
Recognized For:
International Arbitration - Commercial, Arbitration
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Location:
Washington, District of Columbia
Recognized For:
Appellate Practice
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Location:
Washington, District of Columbia
Recognized For:
Commercial Litigation, Appellate Practice, Securities / Capital Markets Law
Image of Christian Crones
Location:
Frankfurt/Main, Germany
Recognized For:
Corporate Law
Image of Meredith B. Cross
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia
Recognized For:
Securities / Capital Markets Law
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Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Recognized For:
Commercial Litigation
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Location:
Washington, District of Columbia
Recognized For:
Securities / Capital Markets Law
Image of Peter M. Dichiara
Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Recognized For:
Patent Law, Litigation - Patent
Image of David Donovan
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia
Recognized For:
Commercial Litigation
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Location:
Brussels, Belgium
Recognized For:
Competition / Antitrust Law
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Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Recognized For:
Real Estate Law
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Location:
Brussels, Belgium
Recognized For:
Competition / Antitrust Law, Trade Law
Image of Stuart M. Falber
Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Recognized For:
Corporate Law, Biotechnology Law
Image of Benjamin S. Fernandez
Location:
Denver, Colorado
Recognized For:
Patent Law
Image of Steven P. Finizio
Location:
London, United Kingdom
Recognized For:
International Arbitration, Arbitration and Mediation
Image of Robert F. Fitzpatrick, Jr.
Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Recognized For:
Environmental Law, Real Estate Law
Image of Mark D. Flanagan
Location:
Palo Alto, California
Recognized For:
Litigation - Intellectual Property, Litigation - Patent
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Location:
Washington, District of Columbia
Recognized For:
Advertising Law, Privacy and Data Security Law
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Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Recognized For:
Corporate Law
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Location:
Washington, District of Columbia
Recognized For:
Litigation - Bankruptcy
Image of Jamie Gorelick
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia
Recognized For:
Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Government Relations Practice, Commercial Litigation, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy), Litigation - Antitrust
Image of Monica Grewal
Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Recognized For:
Litigation - Intellectual Property, Litigation - Patent
Image of Brent J. Gurney
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia
Recognized For:
Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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Location:
Washington, District of Columbia
Recognized For:
Banking and Finance Law
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Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Recognized For:
Commercial Litigation
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Location:
Denver, Colorado
Recognized For:
Litigation - Intellectual Property
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Location:
Denver, Colorado
Recognized For:
Administrative / Regulatory Law
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Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Recognized For:
Environmental Law, Administrative / Regulatory Law
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Location:
New York, New York
Recognized For:
Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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Location:
New York, New York
Recognized For:
Commercial Litigation
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Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Recognized For:
Labor Law - Management, Employment Law - Management
Image of Rachel Jacobson
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia
Recognized For:
Environmental Law
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Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Recognized For:
Real Estate Law
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Location:
New York, New York
Recognized For:
Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Image of Belinda M. Juran
Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Recognized For:
Biotechnology Law
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Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Recognized For:
Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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Location:
Washington, District of Columbia
Recognized For:
International Arbitration - Commercial, International Arbitration - Governmental
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Location:
Washington, District of Columbia
Recognized For:
Government Relations Practice
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Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Recognized For:
Environmental Law
Image of William F. Lee
Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Recognized For:
Bet-the-Company Litigation, Litigation - Patent, Copyright Law, Litigation - Intellectual Property, Appellate Practice, Commercial Litigation, Patent Law, Trademark Law
Image of Yoon-Young Lee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia
Recognized For:
Corporate Law
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Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Recognized For:
Corporate Law
Image of Sharon Cohen Levin
Location:
New York, New York
Recognized For:
Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Image of Frédéric Louis
Location:
Brussels, Belgium
Recognized For:
Competition / Antitrust Law
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Location:
New York, New York
Recognized For:
Commercial Litigation
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Location:
Washington, District of Columbia
Recognized For:
FDA Law
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Location:
Washington, District of Columbia
Recognized For:
Litigation - Securities
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Location:
New York, New York
Recognized For:
Mutual Funds Law
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Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Recognized For:
Litigation - Intellectual Property
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Lawyer of the Year:
Corporate Compliance Law (2018)
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia
Recognized For:
Corporate Compliance Law, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Securities / Capital Markets Law, Corporate Governance Law, Commercial Litigation
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Location:
Washington, District of Columbia
Recognized For:
International Trade and Finance Law
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Location:
Washington, District of Columbia
Recognized For:
Litigation - Antitrust, Antitrust Law
Image of Bruce H. Newman
Location:
New York, New York
Recognized For:
Administrative / Regulatory Law
Image of Robert T. Novick
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia
Recognized For:
International Trade and Finance Law
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Lawyer of the Year:
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law (2018)
Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Recognized For:
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Tax Law
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Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Recognized For:
Real Estate Law, Land Use and Zoning Law
Image of David W. Ogden
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia
Recognized For:
Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Image of Stefan Ohlhoff
Location:
Berlin, Germany
Recognized For:
Competition / Antitrust Law, Trade Law
Image of William H. Paine
Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Recognized For:
Securities Regulation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Securities
Image of Edwin C. Pease
Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Recognized For:
Corporate Law
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Lawyer of the Year:
Litigation - Intellectual Property (2018)
Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Recognized For:
Litigation - Patent, Biotechnology Law, Litigation - Intellectual Property, Commercial Litigation
Image of Charles C. Platt
Location:
New York, New York
Recognized For:
Insurance Law
Image of Stephen Pollard
Location:
London, United Kingdom
Recognized For:
Fraud, Financial Services, Litigation
Image of Benjamin A. Powell
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia
Recognized For:
Government Relations Practice, Privacy and Data Security Law
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Lawyer of the Year:
Competition / Antitrust Law (2018)
Location:
Berlin, Germany
Recognized For:
Competition / Antitrust Law, Regulatory Practice
Image of John Ratliff
Location:
Brussels, Belgium
Recognized For:
Competition / Antitrust Law
Image of Roger M. Ritt
Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Recognized For:
Tax Law
Image of Andrea J. Robinson
Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Recognized For:
Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Securities
Image of Julie Hogan Rodgers
Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Recognized For:
Tax Law
Image of Gretchen Passe Roin
Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Recognized For:
Mutual Funds Law
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Location:
Denver, Colorado
Recognized For:
Environmental Law, Energy Regulatory Law
Image of Matthew D. Schnall
Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Recognized For:
Tax Law, Litigation and Controversy - Tax
Image of Laura E. Schneider
Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Recognized For:
Employment Law - Management
Image of Emily R. Schulman
Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Recognized For:
Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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Location:
London, United Kingdom
Recognized For:
International Arbitration
Image of Amy R. Segal
Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Recognized For:
Non-Profit / Charities Law
Image of Mark D. Selwyn
Location:
Palo Alto, California
Recognized For:
Litigation - Intellectual Property
Image of Howard M. Shapiro
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia
Recognized For:
Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Commercial Litigation, Bet-the-Company Litigation
Image of John D. Sigel
Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Recognized For:
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Image of Steven D. Singer
Lawyer of the Year:
Biotechnology Law (2018)
Location:
New York, New York
Recognized For:
Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Biotechnology Law, Corporate Law
Image of Andrew L. Spielman
Location:
Denver, Colorado
Recognized For:
Environmental Law, Natural Resources Law, Energy Law
Image of Danielle Spinelli
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia
Recognized For:
Native American Law
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Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Recognized For:
Litigation - Patent, Copyright Law, Litigation - Intellectual Property, Patent Law
Image of Roland Steinmeyer
Location:
Berlin, Germany
Recognized For:
Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Corporate Law
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Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Recognized For:
Litigation - Patent
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Location:
Washington, District of Columbia
Recognized For:
Litigation - Securities
Image of Raya B. Treiser
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia
Recognized For:
Environmental Law
Image of Cynthia D. Vreeland
Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Recognized For:
Litigation - Intellectual Property, Litigation - Patent
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Lawyer of the Year:
Appellate Practice (2018)
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia
Recognized For:
Criminal Defense: White-Collar, First Amendment Law, Appellate Practice, Commercial Litigation, Native American Law, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Litigation - First Amendment, Litigation - Intellectual Property, Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
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Lawyer of the Year:
Securities / Capital Markets Law (2018)
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia
Recognized For:
Securities / Capital Markets Law, Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Compliance Law, Litigation - Securities
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Lawyer of the Year:
Technology Law (2018)
Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Recognized For:
Technology Law, Information Technology Law, Venture Capital Law , Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Corporate Law
Image of Kimberly B. Wethly
Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Recognized For:
Tax Law
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Location:
Frankfurt/Main, Germany
Recognized For:
Intellectual Property Law
Image of Thomas W. White
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia
Recognized For:
Corporate Governance Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Corporate Compliance Law
Image of Roger M. Witten
Location:
New York, New York
Recognized For:
Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Commercial Litigation
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Lawyer of the Year:
Corporate Governance Law (2018)
Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Recognized For:
Corporate Governance Law
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Location:
Washington, District of Columbia
Recognized For:
Appellate Practice
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Location:
Washington, District of Columbia
Recognized For:
Privacy and Data Security Law

Firm Practice Areas

  • Appellate Practice
  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Aviation Law
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Biotechnology Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Energy Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Government Relations Practice
  • Information Technology Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • International Arbitration
  • Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Regulatory Practice
  • Tax Law
  • Technology Law
  • Trade Law
  • Venture Capital Law

Office Locations

Belgium

Belgium

Brussels, Belgium

Bastion Tower, Place du Champ de Mars

Marsveldplein 5

Brussels 1050

Belgium

32 2 285 4900

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China

China

Beijing, China

1206 North Tower, Beijing Kerry Center

1 Guanghua Road

Beijing 100020

China

86 10 5901 6588

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Germany

Germany

Berlin, Germany

Friedrichstr. 95

Berlin 10117

Germany

49 30 20 22 64 00

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Frankfurt/Main, Germany

Ulmenstrasse 37-39

Frankfurt/Main 60325

Germany

49 69 27 10 78 000

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United Kingdom

United Kingdom

London, United Kingdom

49 Park Lane

London W1K 1PS

United Kingdom

44 20 7872 1000

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London, United Kingdom

Alder Castle

10 Noble Street

London EC2V 7QJ

United Kingdom

44 20 7645 2400

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Oxford, United Kingdom

Park Gate

25 Milton Park

Oxford OX14 4SH

United Kingdom

44 20 7645 2400

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United States

United States

California

California

Los Angeles, CA

350 South Grand Avenue, Suite 2100

Los Angeles, CA 90071

United States

(213) 443.5300

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Palo Alto, CA

950 Page Mill Road

Palo Alto, CA 94304

United States

(650) 858.6000

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Colorado

Colorado

Denver, CO

1225 Seventeenth Street, Suite 2600

Denver, CO 80202

United States

(720) 274.3135

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District of Columbia

District of Columbia

Washington, DC

1875 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20006

United States

(202) 663.6000

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Massachusetts

Massachusetts

Boston, MA

60 State Street

Boston, MA 02109

United States

(617) 526.6000

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New York

New York

New York, NY

Seven World Trade Center

250 Greenwich Street

New York, NY 10007

United States

(212) 230.8800

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Ohio

Ohio

Dayton, OH

3139 Research Boulevard

Dayton, OH 45420

United States

(937) 395.2100

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