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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  • Administrative / Regulatory Law
  • Advertising Law
  • Antitrust Law
  • Antitrust/IP Intersection
  • Appellate Practice
  • Arbitration
  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Aviation Law
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Biotechnology
  • Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice
  • Business Disputes
  • Capital Markets
  • Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Communications Law
  • Complex Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Copyright Law
  • Corporate Compliance Law
  • Corporate Governance Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Corporate Transactions
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Cross-Border
  • Derivatives and Futures Law
  • Education Law
  • Emerging Business
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Energy Law
  • Energy Regulatory Law
  • Enforcement
  • Environmental Law
  • FDA Law
  • Finance
  • Financial Institutions
  • Financial Services Regulation Law
  • First Amendment Law
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • General Corporate
  • Government Contracts
  • Government Investigations
  • Government Relations Practice
  • Health Care Law
  • Information Technology Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Internal Investigations
  • International Arbitration - Commercial
  • International Arbitration - Governmental
  • International Trade and Finance Law
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Litigation - Antitrust
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Litigation - First Amendment
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Patent
  • Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
  • Litigation - Securities
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Mutual Funds Law
  • Native American Law
  • Patent Law
  • Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Securities Regulation
  • Securitization and Structured Finance Law
  • Tax Law
  • Technology Law
  • Trademark Law
  • Venture Capital Law

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