Firm Profile

Winston & Strawn LLP

Headquarters

35 West Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601-9703
United States
(312) 558.5600

Firm Details

Winston & Strawn LLP is an international law firm with more than 900 attorneys among 16 offices in Brussels; Charlotte, NC; Chicago; Dallas; Dubai; Hong Kong; Houston; London; Los Angeles; Moscow; New York; Paris; San Francisco; Shanghai; Silicon Valley; and Washington, DC.

Winston was founded in Chicago in 1853 by Frederick H. Winston, who was joined by the firm’s other name partner, Silas H. Strawn, in 1894. Winston has built its reputation on the quality and character of its lawyers, past and present, many of whom are recognized leaders in the American legal community. The firm’s history of more than 160 years is a chronicle of individuals and events that have helped shape it and create the strong foundation on which it continues to build. In the past two decades, a series of mergers, office openings and lateral hires has resulted in a global law firm with 18 offices across the United States, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The legal profession continues to consolidate globally, and Winston will continue to expand its global presence so it can serve its clients wherever it is needed.

The firm serves the needs of enterprises of all types and sizes, in both the private and public sectors. The exceptional depth and geographic reach of its resources enable Winston to manage virtually every type of business-related legal issue.

The firm understands that clients look for value beyond just legal expertise. With this in mind, Winston works hard to understand the level of involvement its clients require of it. The firm’s lawyers take time to learn about clients’ organizations and their business objectives. Significant emphasis is placed on technology and teamwork in an effort to respond quickly and effectively to clients’ needs.

Winston remains committed to the traditions of client service, professional development and community involvement instilled by its leaders of the past, while embracing the innovations driving the legal profession in the 21st century.

Management

Michael Elkin
Vice Chairman
Dan K. Webb
Co-Executive Chairman
Jeffrey Kessler
Co-Executive Chairman

Top Listed City Awards

  • Top Listed in Charlotte in Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law with 2 lawyers

Awards

  • Global Arbitration Review GAR 100
  • "2013 Go-To Law Firm for the Top 500 Companies" (ALM)
  • The Recorder Top Employment Law Firms
  • Law360 White Collar Practice Groups of the Year
  • National Law Journal IP Hot List
  • Financial Times US Innovative Lawyers
  • 100 Percent Rating in Human Rights Campaign's 2013 Corporate Equality Index
  • MCCA Diversity Innovator Award
  • Transformative Leadership Award - Firm Wide Policies
  • 2012 Equality Illinois Law Firm Survey
  • Advertising, Marketing & Entertainment Law Practice Named Media and Entertainment Group of the Year
  • 4 Winston attorneys named "Litigator of the Week" by American Lawyer in 2012 – the most of any firm
  • National Law Journal IP Hot List 2013
  • Chicago Litigation Department of the Year - IP
  • Hatch-Waxman (Generic) Litigation Team of the Year - LMG Life Sciences
  • 4th in Patent Litigation Survey - Corporate Counsel
  • "High Yield Deal of the Year" - IFLR 2013 Europe Awards
  • ALM Arbitration Scorecard - Biggest Defense Wins & One of Top Firms
  • Minority Corporate Counsel Association 2016 George B. Vashon Innovator Award
  • Chambers USA 2016 finalist in the “Most Pioneering Firm for Female Lawyers”
  • Recognized as a Leading Law Firm by Equality Illinois for LGBT Inclusion
  • Named to Law360 “Litigation Powerhouses” List
  • Law360 Sports Group of the Year
  • Law360 Food & Beverage Group of the Year
  • David Dahlquist Named American Lawyer “Litigator of the Week”
  • Shargel & Webb Named to Benchmark Litigation’s Top Trial Lawyers
  • Texas Lawyer''s Litigation Department of the Year: IP
  • Winston Deal Wins M&A Advisor International M&A Award
  • Winston Attorneys Recognized as Litigation Stars in Benchmark Litigation
  • National Law Journal's Chicago Litigation Department of the Year by
  • Jeffrey Kessler Named American Lawyer “Litigator of the Week”
  • Three Spots in National Law Journal’s Top 100 Verdicts of 2015
  • Finalist for American Lawyer's 2014 IP Litigation Department of the Year
  • Ranked as 4th Busiest Patent Litigation Firm
  • Winston Receives Perfect Score on 2016 Corporate Equality Index

Clients

  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • Dell Inc.
  • Discover Financial Services
  • Google Inc.
  • JP Morgan
  • Monsanto Co.
  • Motorola Mobility LLC
  • Motorola Solutions, Inc.
  • National Football League Players Association
  • Nissan
  • Omnicare, Inc.
  • Panasonic Corporation
  • Philip Morris USA, Inc.
  • Tate & Lyle
  • The Charles Schwab Corporation
  • Verizon Wireless and Verizon Communications
  • Wells Fargo Bank

Contacts

Jeffrey Kessler
Antitrust/Competition
(212) 294-4698
Dominick DeChiara
Corporate & Transactional
(212) 294-2609
Joseph Karp
Energy
(415) 591-1529
Eleni Kouimelis
Environmental
(312) 558-5133
David Enzminger
Intellectual Property
(650) 858-6580
Michael Brody
Intellectual Property
(312) 558-6385
Michael Roche
Labor & Employment
(312) 558 -7508
William Doyle
Trusts & Estates
(312) 558-5898
Nancy Gerrie
Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
Scott Landau
Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
George Lombardi
Litigation
(312) 558-5969
Steven D'Amore
Litigation
(312) 558-5934
Charlie Papavizas
Maritime & Admiralty
(202) 282-5732
Jeffrey Kessler
Sports
(212) 294-4698
Lou Weber
Tax
(312) 558 -5736

Firm Practice Areas

  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Sports Law
  • Tax Law

Office Locations

Belgium

Belgium

Brussels, Belgium

Wetstraat/Rue de la Loi 82

Brussels 1040

Belgium

32 2 891 8300

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China

China

Beijing, China

China World Office One, Suite 718

One Jianguomenwai Avenue

Beijing 100004

China

86 10 5825 9600

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Shanghai, China

Azia Centre, Unit 1802

1233 Lujiazui Ring Road

Shanghai

China

86 (21) 2208 2600

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France

France

Paris, France

68 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré

Paris 75008

France

33 1 53 64 82 82

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Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Hong Kong, Hong Kong

42nd Floor, Bank of China Tower

One Garden Road, Central

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

852 2292 2000

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Russia

Russia

Moscow, Russia

26, Valovaya Street, 9th Floor

Moscow 115054

Russia

7 495 280 4343

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Taiwan

Taiwan

Taipei, Taiwan

13F., No. One, SongGao Road, Xinyi District

Taipei

Taiwan

886 2 8729 7388

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United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Burj Daman, Level 10

Al Sa’ada Street

Dubai International Financial Centre

P.O. Box 507024

Dubai

United Arab Emirates

971 4 424 2300

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United Kingdom

United Kingdom

London, United Kingdom

CityPoint

One Ropemaker Street

London EC2Y 9AW

United Kingdom

44 20 7011 8700

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United States

United States

California

California

Los Angeles, CA

333 South Grand Avenue, 38th Floor

Los Angeles, CA 90071-1543

United States

(213) 615.1700

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Menlo Park, CA

275 Middlefield Road, Suite 205

Menlo Park, CA 94025

United States

(650) 858.6500

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San Francisco, CA

101 California Street, 35th Floor

San Francisco, CA 94111-5840

United States

(415) 591.1000

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District of Columbia

District of Columbia

Washington, DC

1700 K Street, NW

Washington, DC 20006-3817

United States

(202) 282.5000

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Illinois

Illinois

Chicago, IL

35 West Wacker Drive

Chicago, IL 60601-9703

United States

(312) 558.5600

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New York

New York

New York, NY

200 Park Avenue

New York, NY 10166-4193

United States

(212) 294.6700

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North Carolina

North Carolina

Charlotte, NC

300 South Tryon Street, 16th Floor

Charlotte, NC 28202

United States

(704) 350.7700

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Texas

Texas

Dallas, TX

2501 North Harwood Street, 17th Floor

Dallas, TX 75201

United States

(214) 453.6500

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Houston, TX

1111 Louisiana Street, 25th Floor

Houston, TX 77002-5242

United States

(713) 651.2600

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