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Managing Partners: Susan W Murley, Robert T Novick
Number of partners: 230
Number of lawyers: 1,000
International Offices: Beijing, Berlin, Brussels, Frankfurt and London

Firm Overview:
WilmerHale is a leading, full-service international law firm with 1,000 lawyers located throughout 13 offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. The firm’s lawyers work at the intersection of government, technology and business, and remain committed to our guiding principles of:
■Providing quality, world-class legal and client services
■Developing diversity among lawyers and staff
■Fostering an environment that promotes an entrepreneurial spirit, collaboration and collegiality by drawing on the exceptional talents and varied experience of the firm’s 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
■Hiring and retaining exceptionally talented lawyers who possess the common trait of outstanding academic and personal achievements.

Main Areas of Practice:
WilmerHale provides legal representation across a comprehensive range of practice areas that are critical to the success of our clients. The firm practices at the very top of the legal profession and offers a cutting-edge blend of capabilities that enables it 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, WilmerHale has 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.
Practice Areas
■Administrative Law
■Antitrust and Competition
■Appellate and Supreme Court Litigation
■Bank Regulation and Enforcement
■Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring
■Broker-Dealer Compliance and Regulation
■Capital Markets
■Corporate Governance and Disclosure
■Crisis Management and Strategic Response
■Cybersecurity and Privacy
■Emerging Company and Venture Capital
■Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits
■False Claims Act
■Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and AntiCorruption
■Foreign Investment in the US (CFIUS)
■Futures and Derivatives
■Government Contracts
■Intellectual Property Counseling and Prosecution
■Intellectual Property Litigation
■International Arbitration
■International Trade, Investment and Market Access ■Investigations
■Investment Management
■Labor and Employment
■Mergers and Acquisitions
■Native American Law
■Post-Grant Proceedings
■Public Policy and Legislative Affairs
■Real Estate
■Securities Enforcement
■Securities Litigation
■Technology Transactions and Licensing
■White Collar Defense and Investigations

Industries & Issues
■Big Data
■Coronavirus (COVID-19) Task Force
■Energy, Environment and Natural Resources
■Financial Services
■Insurance, Annuities and Retirement
■Life Sciences
■Media and Entertainment
■National Security
■Professional Services

Public Service and Pro Bono:
The firm’s commitment to providing a voice for all is demonstrated through pro bono contributions that range from cases of national importance before the US Supreme Court to litigation on behalf of individuals who lack the means to secure necessities as fundamental as housing, adequate medical care, and protection from abuse and exploitation. Through these efforts, and through community service initiatives that have grown into thriving partnerships, the firm works to enhance the quality of life for many in our local neighborhoods and around the globe.

Diversity and Inclusion:
Diversity is a guiding principle of WilmerHale and a key driver of the value the firm provides to clients. The range of perspectives, backgrounds and talents of the firm’s lawyers helps develop creative and effective solutions for clients’ most complex and challenging legal issues. Collaboration and collegiality are additional guiding principles that reflect the firm’s commitment to fostering an inclusive workplace. Legal excellence. Dedication to clients. Commitment to public service.


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