WilmerHale is a leading, full-service international law firm with 1,077 lawyers located throughout 13 offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. Our lawyers work at the intersection of government, technology and business, and we remain committed to our guiding principles of:

-providing quality, world-class legal and client services;

-developing diversity among our lawyers and staff;

-fostering an environment that promotes an entrepreneurial spirit, collaboration and collegiality by drawing on the exceptional talents and varied experience of our lawyers;

-encouraging lawyers and staff to perform public service and give back to the community through pro bono work, government service, service to the bar, teaching, and supporting public institutions and charitable organizations;

-and hiring and retaining exceptionally talented lawyers who possess the common trait of outstanding academic and personal achievements.

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Management & Demographics
Management & Personnel
Chair, Intellectual Property Department
Chair, Litigation/Controversy Department
Chair, Government and Regulatory Affairs Department
Chair, Transactional Department
Chair, Securities and Financial Services Department
Co-Managing Partner
Co-Managing Partner
Emily R. Whelan
Intellectual Property Department
(617) 526-6567
Ronald Machen
Chair, Litigation/Controversy Department
(202) 663-6881
Jamie Gorelick
Regulatory and Goverment Affairs Department
(202) 663-6500
Mick Bain
Transactional Department
(617) 526 6158
Stephanie Avakian
Securities and Financial Services Department
(202) 663-6471

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  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Aviation Law
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Disputes
  • Capital Markets
  • Civil Litigation
  • Complex Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Corporate Transactions
  • Emerging Business
  • Enforcement
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance
  • Financial Institutions
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • General Corporate
  • Information Technology Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Internal Investigations
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Regulatory Practice
  • Tax Law

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