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Dentons is the world's largest law firm, connecting top-tier talent to the world's challenges and opportunities with 12,000 lawyers in 200+ offices worldwide. Our polycentric approach and award-winning client service challenge the status quo to advance client interests
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Firm profile for USA 2022

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About

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Global CEO: Elliott Portnoy
Global Chairman:
Joe Andrew
Dentons US Region Managing Partner: Toby McClamroch
Dentons Bingham Greenebaum Managing Partner: Keith Bice
Dentons Cohen & Grigsby President and CEO: Chris Carson
Dentons Davis Brown President: John Pietila
Dentons Durham Jones Pinegar President and Chairman: N. Todd Leishman
Dentons Sirote President: Jim Vann
Dentons US CEO: Sonia Martin
Dentons US Managing Partner: Mary Wilson
Number of lawyers: 12,000 lawyers and professionals in over 205 locations in 81 countries
Website: www.dentons.com

Firm Overview:
Dentons, the world’s largest law firm, with more than 20,000 people in over 205 locations in 81 countries, advises many of the world’s 200 largest companies on their most complex and sophisticated legal matters. The firm’s success is due, in large part, to its commitment to having high-quality legal talent everywhere to serve clients anywhere.

Diversity and inclusion are key aspects of Dentons’ culture and core values. Dentons has long been an advocate of increasing diversity within the firm and throughout the wider legal industry. The firm recognizes that diversity must be integral to Dentons’ DNA since having the best people is necessary for delivering exemplary results to clients.

In early 2022, the firm’s partnership made an important statement about the strength of its commitment to diversity when partner Sonia Martin was appointed CEO of Dentons US. Sonia joins US Managing Partner Mary Wilson as the second woman currently serving in a senior management role. Additionally, Dentons has more women lawyers globally than any other law firms.

With the goal of serving clients in a seamless fashion across the 100 largest legal markets in the US, Dentons has expanded its US reach by adding offices in Alabama, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Utah, bringing the Dentons’ offices in the US to 44, including locations on both coasts, in the Midwest and South, Hawaii, and in nine of the top 10, and 14 of the top 20, US markets.

Clients benefit from Dentons’ polycentric approach. The firm has no single headquarters or dominant national culture, allowing lawyers to bring their in-depth understanding of the local business environment and legal system when delivering legal counsel and business solutions. Dentons’ lawyers reflect the race, religion, gender, sexual orientation and nationality of their global clientele.

Dentons embraces change and helps clients grow, protect, operate and finance their organizations. This is why the firm is organized to offer more than legal insight; Dentons helps clients find business solutions, in a seamless fashion, across the globe.

The firm leverages new technology and innovative processes to help clients solve business problems. Through its Nextlaw operations, Dentons developed the industry’s largest Referral Network, providing clients instant access to extraordinary legal and business talent anywhere on the planet. It also created In-House Solutions, which brings together former General Counsels and in-house legal counsel, along with legal technology and legal operations professionals, to help clients modernize and optimize their law departments as they respond to increasing and complex operational demands.

Most recently, the firm launched Dentons Global Advisors, providing clients integrated and strategic counsel on complex opportunities and challenges spanning commercial, reputational, financial, regulatory and governance dimensions.

Recognition.
In its Global Brand Elite Law Firm Index 2022, Thomson Reuters ranked Dentons among the top four strongest global brands. Dentons is also a BTI Client Service 30 Award winner, and numerous business and legal publications have recognized the firm’s innovative client service initiatives that are revolutionizing the profession, such as its founding of a legal technology accelerator.

While Dentons is consistently honored with prestigious legal awards, the most meaningful recognition comes from clients. Legal decision makers at Fortune 500 companies and startups, financial institutions and insurance companies, government entities and tribal nations, and family offices and nonprofit organizations have described Dentons as “best in class,” “innovative,” “the gold standard in terms of client service,” and “always giving clear and practical advice.”

Recent accolades include:
• Received more than 2,800 rankings across 73 countries (including 573 firm Band 1 and Band 2 rankings) in Chambers and The Legal 500 directories in 2021
• Ranked in more than 200 practices in Chambers Global 2022
• Awarded “Innovation in the Business of Law: New Solutions North America” by the Financial Times 2021
• Winner of four Law360 Practice Group of the Year awards for Insurance, Structured Finance, Cannabis and Fund Formation
• Included in BTI’s 2021 list of Highly Recommended Law Firms
• Recognized for excellence in client service by 2022 BTI Client Service A-Team report
• Received 2021 Compass Award and recognized as a Top Performer by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity
• Listed in Law360’s 2021 Diversity Snapshot
• Ranked by Juristat as a Top Patent Firms including the top spot for biotechnology and organic patents and IP (USPTO Technology Center 1600)
• Named, for the second year in a row, as a leader in the defense of website accessibility litigation under the Americans With Disabilities Act by UsableNet
• Recognized as a leading global law firm for corporate investigations in the 2021 edition of the Global Investigations Review (GIR) 100
• Ranked among the top 20 international arbitration law firms in the world in Global Arbitration Review’s annual GAR 30 list.
• Named one of 12 “Awesome Opponents” by BTI Consulting in the 2021 Firms Most Feared in Litigation report

Main Areas of Practice include:
• Arbitration
• Banking & Finance
• Capital Markets
• Competition & Antitrust
• Corporate
• Corporate Governance
• Employment & Labor
• Energy
• Environmental and Natural Resources
• Franchising and Distribution
• Government Contracts
• Health Care
• Hotels and Leisure
• Immigration
• Insurance
• Intellectual Property & Technology
• Intelligence and Strategic Services
• Life Sciences
• Litigation & Dispute Resolution
• Mergers and Acquisitions
• Mining
• Native American Law & Policy
• Pensions, Benefits & Executive
• Compensation
• Privacy & Security
• Private Equity
• Project Development
• Public International Law
• Public Law
• Public Policy & Regulation
• Public Procurement
• Real Estate
• Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy
• Securities & Corporate Finance
• Tax
• Trade, WTO & Customs
• Transportation
• Trusts, Estates & Wealth Preservation
• Venture Technology & Emerging Growth Companies
• White Collar & Government Investigations

Additional Sectors include:
Automotive
• Aviation & Aerospace
• Cannabis
• Communications
• Construction
• Defense & Space 
• Family Office & High Net Worth
• Financial Institutions
• Forest Products & Agribusiness
• Gaming
• Government
• Infrastructure & PPP
• Luxury, Fashion & Beauty
• Manufacturing
• Media, Entertainment & Sports
• Professional Services
• Retail
• Technology

USA

This firm is also ranked in:

Global 2022 UK 2022 Europe 2022 Asia-Pacific 2022 Greater China Region 2022 High Net Worth 2021 FinTech 2022

Contributions

Total 7 contributions

Trends and Developments

Merger Control 2022 in Germany

Authors: René Grafunder, Jörg Karenfort, Maria Brakalova, Josef Hainz

Law and Practice

Construction Law 2022 in Germany

Authors: Thomas Nebel, Matthias Hadding

Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Total 111 Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Press Release

Dentons advises on the sale of Scalefast to ESW

Authors: Jean-Marc Grosperrin, Philippe Max, Daniel Vázquez García, Ilan Katz, Romain Picard, Alexis Doise, Emmanuelle van den Broucke, Katell Déniel-Allioux, Steeve Jaskierowicz, Mike Zolandz

Press Release

Dentons advises lenders on €673.7 million term and revolving loan facilities for Telekom Srbija

Authors: Mark Segall, Stefi Ionescu, Lawrence Florescu

Ranked Departments

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Banking & Finance
Band 3
Corporate/Commercial
Band 2
Litigation: General Commercial
Band 4
Real Estate
Band 2
Arizona

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
Band 2
California

Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Band 4

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Alabama

Banking & Finance


James E Vann
Band 3

Banking & Finance: Mainly Regulatory


Maurice L Shevin
Band 2

Bankruptcy/Restructuring


Stephen B Porterfield
Band 4

Corporate/Commercial


Bradley J Sklar
Band 2
John H Cooper
Band 3
Todd Carlisle
Band 2

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One Fleet Place

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EC4M 7WS

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