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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.

Management

Jamie Gorelick
Chair, Government and Regulatory Affairs Department
Donald T. Steinberg
Chair, Intellectual Property Department
Howard M. Shapiro
Chair, Litigation/Controversy Department
William R. McLucas
Chair, Securities Department
Steven D. Singer
Chair, Transactional Department
Robert T. Novick
Co-Managing Partner
Susan W. Murley
Co-Managing Partner

Top Listed State Awards

  • Top Listed in Massachusetts in Copyright 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 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

Firm Practice Areas

  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Aviation Law
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Employee Share Schemes Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Financial Services
  • Fraud
  • Information Technology Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • International Arbitration
  • Litigation
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Tax Law
  • Technology 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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