Firm Profile

Header Image for Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

Headquarters

Friedrichstr. 95
Berlin 10117
Germany
49 30 20 22 64 00

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 - Intellectual Property with 7 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 District of Columbia in Securities / Capital Markets Law with 6 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 - Intellectual Property with 7 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 Washington in Securities / Capital Markets Law with 6 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

Richard E. Andersen
Location:
New York, New York
Recognized For:
Tax Law
Philip D. Anker
Location:
New York, New York
Recognized For:
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation - Bankruptcy
Paul M. Architzel
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia
Recognized For:
Derivatives and Futures Law
Michael D. Bain
Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Recognized For:
Corporate Law, Venture Capital Law
Keith R. Barnett
Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Recognized For:
Real Estate Law
Charlene Barshefsky
Lawyer of the Year:
International Trade and Finance Law (2017)
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia
Recognized For:
International Trade and Finance Law, Government Relations Practice
John F. Batter III
Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Recognized For:
Commercial Litigation
Michael J. Bevilacqua
Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Recognized For:
Litigation - Intellectual Property, Trademark Law, Patent Law, Copyright Law
Molly S. Boast
Location:
New York, New York
Recognized For:
Antitrust Law
Mark G. Borden
Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Recognized For:
Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Corporate Law, Corporate Compliance Law, Corporate Governance Law, Securities / Capital Markets Law
Gary B. Born
Location:
London, United Kingdom
Recognized For:
Arbitration and Mediation, Litigation, International Arbitration
Jay E. Bothwick
Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Recognized For:
Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Sean T. Boulger
Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Recognized For:
Real Estate Law
Martin Braun
Location:
Frankfurt/Main, Germany
Recognized For:
Information Technology Law
Naboth van den Broek
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia
Recognized For:
International Trade and Finance Law
Peter S. Buckland
Location:
Palo Alto, California
Recognized For:
Corporate Law
Robert D. Burke
Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Recognized For:
Tax Law
Douglas L. Burton
Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Recognized For:
Real Estate Law
A. William Caporizzo
Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Recognized For:
Tax Law
Patrick J. Carome
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia
Recognized For:
Media Law
James H. Carter
Lawyer of the Year:
Arbitration (2017)
Location:
New York, New York
Recognized For:
Arbitration, International Arbitration - Commercial
Jonathan G. Cedarbaum
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia
Recognized For:
Appellate Practice
Louis R. Cohen
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia
Recognized For:
Commercial Litigation, Appellate Practice, Securities / Capital Markets Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Christian Crones
Location:
Frankfurt/Main, Germany
Recognized For:
Corporate Law
Meredith B. Cross
Lawyer of the Year:
Securities / Capital Markets Law (2017)
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia
Recognized For:
Securities / Capital Markets Law
Robert D. Cultice
Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Recognized For:
Commercial Litigation
Christopher Davies
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia
Recognized For:
Securities / Capital Markets Law
Peter M. Dichiara
Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Recognized For:
Litigation - Patent, Patent Law
David Donovan
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia
Recognized For:
Commercial Litigation
Christian Duvernoy
Location:
Brussels, Belgium
Recognized For:
Competition / Antitrust Law
Stephen M. Edwards
Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Recognized For:
Real Estate Law
Claus-Dieter Ehlermann
Location:
Brussels, Belgium
Recognized For:
Competition / Antitrust Law, Trade Law
Stuart M. Falber
Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Recognized For:
Corporate Law
Steven P. Finizio
Location:
London, United Kingdom
Recognized For:
Arbitration and Mediation, International Arbitration
Robert F. Fitzpatrick, Jr.
Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Recognized For:
Real Estate Law, Environmental Law
Mark D. Flanagan
Location:
Palo Alto, California
Recognized For:
Litigation - Patent, Litigation - Intellectual Property
D. Reed Freeman, Jr.
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia
Recognized For:
Advertising Law, Privacy and Data Security Law
David D. Gammell
Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Recognized For:
Corporate Law
Craig Goldblatt
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia
Recognized For:
Litigation - Bankruptcy
Jamie Gorelick
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia
Recognized For:
Litigation - Antitrust, Commercial Litigation, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy), Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Government Relations Practice
Monica Grewal
Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Recognized For:
Litigation - Intellectual Property, Litigation - Patent
Brent J. Gurney
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia
Recognized For:
Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Franca Harris Gutierrez
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia
Recognized For:
Banking and Finance Law
Daniel W. Halston
Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Recognized For:
Commercial Litigation
Natalie Hanlon Leh
Location:
Denver, Colorado
Recognized For:
Litigation - Intellectual Property
Jay Holtmeier
Location:
New York, New York
Recognized For:
Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Fraser L. Hunter, Jr.
Location:
New York, New York
Recognized For:
Commercial Litigation
Neil H. Jacobs
Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Recognized For:
Labor Law - Management, Employment Law - Management
Paul Jakubowski
Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Recognized For:
Real Estate Law
Robert D. Keefe
Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Recognized For:
Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Rachael D. Kent
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia
Recognized For:
International Arbitration - Governmental, International Arbitration - Commercial
Robert M. Kimmitt
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia
Recognized For:
Government Relations Practice
Robert C. Kirsch
Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Recognized For:
Environmental Law
William F. Lee
Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Recognized For:
Appellate Practice, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Litigation - Patent, Copyright Law, Commercial Litigation, Patent Law, Trademark Law, Litigation - Intellectual Property
Yoon-Young Lee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia
Recognized For:
Corporate Law
Hal J. Leibowitz
Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Recognized For:
Corporate Law
Sharon Cohen Levin
Location:
New York, New York
Recognized For:
Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Frédéric Louis
Location:
Brussels, Belgium
Recognized For:
Competition / Antitrust Law
James W. Lowe
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia
Recognized For:
Antitrust Law, Litigation - Antitrust
Peter J. Macdonald
Location:
New York, New York
Recognized For:
Commercial Litigation
Bruce S. Manheim, Jr.
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia
Recognized For:
FDA Law
Lori A. Martin
Location:
New York, New York
Recognized For:
Mutual Funds Law
Mark G. Matuschak
Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Recognized For:
Litigation - Intellectual Property
William R. McLucas
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia
Recognized For:
Commercial Litigation, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Securities / Capital Markets Law, Corporate Compliance Law, Corporate Governance Law
Ronald I. Meltzer
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia
Recognized For:
International Trade and Finance Law
Thomas Mueller
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia
Recognized For:
Antitrust Law, Litigation - Antitrust
Bruce H. Newman
Location:
New York, New York
Recognized For:
Administrative / Regulatory Law
Robert T. Novick
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia
Recognized For:
International Trade and Finance Law
Amy A. Null
Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Recognized For:
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Tax Law
William R. O'Reilly, Jr.
Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Recognized For:
Land Use and Zoning Law, Real Estate Law
David W. Ogden
Lawyer of the Year:
Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) (2017)
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia
Recognized For:
Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy), Commercial Litigation
Stefan Ohlhoff
Location:
Berlin, Germany
Recognized For:
Trade Law, Competition / Antitrust Law
William H. Paine
Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Recognized For:
Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Securities, Securities Regulation
Edwin C. Pease
Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Recognized For:
Corporate Law
Lisa J. Pirozzolo
Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Recognized For:
Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Patent, Biotechnology Law, Litigation - Intellectual Property
Charles C. Platt
Location:
New York, New York
Recognized For:
Insurance Law
Stephen Pollard
Location:
London, United Kingdom
Recognized For:
Litigation, Fraud, Financial Services
Ulrich Quack
Lawyer of the Year:
Competition / Antitrust Law (2018)
Location:
Berlin, Germany
Recognized For:
Competition / Antitrust Law, Regulatory Practice
John Ratliff
Location:
Brussels, Belgium
Recognized For:
Competition / Antitrust Law
Roger M. Ritt
Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Recognized For:
Tax Law
Andrea J. Robinson
Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Recognized For:
Commercial Litigation
Julie Hogan Rodgers
Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Recognized For:
Tax Law
Kenneth L. Salazar
Location:
Denver, Colorado
Recognized For:
Environmental Law, Energy Regulatory Law
Matthew D. Schnall
Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Recognized For:
Litigation and Controversy - Tax, Tax Law
Laura E. Schneider
Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Recognized For:
Employment Law - Management
Emily R. Schulman
Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Recognized For:
Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Franz T. Schwarz
Location:
London, United Kingdom
Recognized For:
International Arbitration
Amy R. Segal
Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Recognized For:
Non-Profit / Charities Law
Howard M. Shapiro
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia
Recognized For:
Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: White-Collar
John D. Sigel
Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Recognized For:
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Steven D. Singer
Lawyer of the Year:
Corporate Law (2017)
Location:
New York, New York
Recognized For:
Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Corporate Law, Biotechnology Law
Andrew L. Spielman
Location:
Denver, Colorado
Recognized For:
Natural Resources Law, Environmental Law
Donald R. Steinberg
Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Recognized For:
Litigation - Intellectual Property, Patent Law, Litigation - Patent, Copyright Law
Roland Steinmeyer
Location:
Berlin, Germany
Recognized For:
Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Wayne L. Stoner
Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Recognized For:
Litigation - Patent
Thomas L. Strickland
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia
Recognized For:
Litigation - Securities
Cynthia D. Vreeland
Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Recognized For:
Litigation - Intellectual Property, Litigation - Patent
Seth P. Waxman
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia
Recognized For:
Native American Law, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Litigation - First Amendment, Litigation - Intellectual Property, Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy), Appellate Practice, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, First Amendment Law, Commercial Litigation
Harry J. Weiss
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia
Recognized For:
Securities / Capital Markets Law, Corporate Compliance Law, Corporate Governance Law
David A. Westenberg
Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Recognized For:
Information Technology Law, Venture Capital Law , Technology Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Corporate Law
Kimberly B. Wethly
Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Recognized For:
Tax Law
Thomas W. White
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia
Recognized For:
Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Corporate Compliance Law, Corporate Governance Law
Roger M. Witten
Location:
New York, New York
Recognized For:
Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Jonathan Wolfman
Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Recognized For:
Corporate Governance Law
Paul R.Q. Wolfson
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia
Recognized For:
Appellate Practice

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

Get Directions

China

China

Beijing, China

1206 North Tower, Beijing Kerry Center

1 Guanghua Road

Beijing 100020

China

86 10 5901 6588

Get Directions

Germany

Germany

Berlin, Germany

Friedrichstr. 95

Berlin 10117

Germany

49 30 20 22 64 00

Get Directions

Frankfurt/Main, Germany

Ulmenstrasse 37-39

Frankfurt/Main 60325

Germany

49 69 27 10 78 000

Get Directions

United Kingdom

United Kingdom

London, United Kingdom

49 Park Lane

London W1K 1PS

United Kingdom

44 20 7872 1000

Get Directions

London, United Kingdom

Alder Castle

10 Noble Street

London EC2V 7QJ

United Kingdom

44 20 7645 2400

Get Directions

Oxford, United Kingdom

Park Gate

25 Milton Park

Oxford OX14 4SH

United Kingdom

44 20 7645 2400

Get Directions

United States

United States

California

California

Los Angeles, CA

350 South Grand Avenue, Suite 2100

Los Angeles, CA 90071

United States

(213) 443.5300

Get Directions

Palo Alto, CA

950 Page Mill Road

Palo Alto, CA 94304

United States

(650) 858.6000

Get Directions

Colorado

Colorado

Denver, CO

1225 Seventeenth Street, Suite 2600

Denver, CO 80202

United States

(720) 274.3135

Get Directions

District of Columbia

District of Columbia

Washington, DC

1875 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20006

United States

(202) 663.6000

Get Directions

Massachusetts

Massachusetts

Boston, MA

60 State Street

Boston, MA 02109

United States

(617) 526.6000

Get Directions

New York

New York

New York, NY

Seven World Trade Center

250 Greenwich Street

New York, NY 10007

United States

(212) 230.8800

Get Directions

Ohio

Ohio

Dayton, OH

3139 Research Boulevard

Dayton, OH 45420

United States

(937) 395.2100

Get Directions