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    Shepherd and Wedderburn

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    Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP is a firm of Scottish solicitors headquartered in Edinburgh and with offices in Glasgow, Aberdeen and London. In 2010 it was listed by The Lawyer as the seventy-second largest firm in the UK, and fourth largest in Scotland, with a turnover of £35.3m. Prior to the merge of Scotland's largest firm, McGrigors, with London-headquartered Pinsent Masons, Shepherd and Wedderburn was considered one of of Scotland's Big Four firms. The firm came into being in 1922 when Joseph Wedderburn of Carment Wedderburn & Watson WS entered a partnership with Alfred Shepherd of Guild & Shepherd WS. Nowadays, its practice is focused on three sectors: Energy & Natural Resources, Financial Sector, and Real Estate & Infrastructure, although it also provides services in Food & Drink, Hospitality & Leisure, Public Sector, and Pharma & Life Sciences. It is rated by legal directory Chambers and Partners as a Band 1 firm for Competition/European Law, Corporate/M&A, Employee Share Schemes & Incentives, Energy & Natural Resources: Power, Renewables & Alternative Energy, Planning, Real Estate, and Restructuring/Insolvency, and by Legal 500 as a first tier firm for Corporate and
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    Yigal Arnon & Co.

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    Yigal Arnon & Co., founded in 1957, is one of the largest law firms in Israel. Its offices are in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. The firm is headed by Adv. Yigal Arnon.
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    Latham & Watkins

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    Latham & Watkins LLP is a global law firm, one of the largest in the world. Latham currently employs approximately 2,000 attorneys in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The firm was started in Los Angeles in 1934 and has extensive Californian roots, but its largest office is now in New York City. Latham has historically been one of the most profitable law firms. In 2007, Latham & Watkins became the first American law firm to attain more than $2 billion in yearly revenue. Dana Latham and Paul Watkins founded Latham & Watkins in January 1934 in Los Angeles, California. Latham's practice focused on US state and federal tax law and he eventually served as Commissioner of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service under President Dwight Eisenhower. Watkins' practise focused primarily on labor. Although Latham & Watkins began with a focus on labor and tax law, the firm has grown into an international, full-service law practice with highly regarded practices in transactional, disputes and regulatory areas. When Latham & Watkins was founded, the firm consisted of three attorneys. The firm grew slowly, and, in 1960, there were 19 attorneys. The firm grew significantly in the 1960s,
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    Astrachan Gunst Thomas

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    Astrachan Gunst Thomas Rubin, P.C. (also known as AGTR) is a mid-Atlantic law firm. With its principal office in Baltimore, Maryland and satellite office in historic Chestertown, Maryland, located on Maryland's rural Eastern Shore, AGTR is a big city law firm with small town appeal. Founded in 1994, the firm currently employs 9 attorneys and provides legal services to both regional and national clientele. The firm centers its practice in the areas of Intellectual Property, Litigation, Advertising, General Corporate, Antitrust, Entertainment Law, and Employment Law. In 2007, AGTR took over authorship of Peter Rosden's 4-volume seminal legal treatise, "The Law of Advertising," published by Matthew Bender - Lexis/Nexis. Under the authorship of AGTR, the treatise has grown to 6 volumes and is now known as "The Law of Advertising and Mass Communications." The firm also regularly presents “Ads That Shouldn't Have Run,” an informative presentation about the legal Do’s and Don'ts in advertising, to business and advertising groups nationwide. Founded in 1994. • Baltimore, Maryland • Chestertown, Maryland • Washington, D.C.
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    Proskauer Rose

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    Proskauer Rose LLP (formerly known as Proskauer Rose Goetz & Mendelsohn, LLP) is one of the largest law firms in the United States. The firm was founded in 1875 and currently has thirteen offices worldwide. Proskauer Rose is a full-service law firm, practicing in all areas important to businesses, including corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, real estate transactions, bankruptcy and reorganizations, taxation, litigation, trusts and estates, intellectual property, and labor and employment law. Its clients include participants in many industries, including chemicals, entertainment, financial services, health care, hospitality, information technology, insurance, internet, manufacturing, media and communications, pharmaceuticals, real estate investment, sports, and transportation. Proskauer Rose is well known for its sports law department, with clients including all four of the major sports leagues in the USA and Canada (MLB, the NFL, the NHL, and the NBA). In December 2006, The Legal U.S. 500's annual ranking of the top law firms for corporate work singled Proskauer out for excellence in several categories, including private equity, international M&A, high-yield debt and
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    Ogier

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    Ogier is an offshore law firm which provides legal and fiduciary services. It advises on BVI, Cayman, Guernsey, Jersey and Luxembourg law as well as providing complementary administration services. It has 50 partners, 135 associates, 315 administrators and over 300 support staff. In total it employees over 850 staff. Legal and Fiduciary services in the areas of Corporate & commercial, investment funds, private wealth, banking & finance and litigation, with strong practices in the areas of employee benefits, employment law, litigation and property. Ogier has won 33 industry awards in the past three years, including Best Offshore Law Firm (HFM Week, European Hedge Fund Services Awards), Offshore Law Firm of the Year (Chambers Europe Awards for Excellence), Channel Islands Law Firm of the Year (PLC Which Lawyer?). Ogier has offices based in Bahrain, British Virgin Islands, Cayman, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Ireland, Jersey, London, Luxembourg, Shanghai and Tokyo
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    Shea & Gould

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    Shea & Gould was one of New York's best-known law firms. It was established as a result of a merger in 1964 between Manning, Hollinger & Shea and Gallup, Climenko & Gould. The firm acquired several smaller niche practices in antitrust and other areas during the 1970s. The firm dissolved in 1994. It once employed about 200 lawyers with offices in Washington, Albany, Los Angeles and London. The Los Angeles office was opened with the 1989 acquisition of 70-lawyer firm, Pacht Ross Warne Bernhardt & Sears, but it closed only a few months later due to weak earnings. A number of Shea & Gould's Los Angeles lawyers left to open the office of the now-defunct New York City law firm Myerson & Kuhn. Among the clients Shea & Gould represented were the New York Mets, the New York Yankees, Deloitte & Touche and the Marine Midland Bank. Some of its personal clients were Aristotle Onassis, New York's Mayor Abraham Beame and Reverend Sun Myung Moon. The firm was well known for its New York government relations practice, especially with the city's Democratic administrations in New York City and Albany. The firm's attorneys included the former Governor of New York, Hugh Carey, who joined as of counsel,
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    Clarke Willmott

    Clarke Willmott

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    Clarke Willmott is a national United Kingdom law firm with the head office in Birmingham, and other offices in Bristol, London, Manchester, Southampton and Taunton. Legal Business describes the firm thus, "provides ‘very efficient, client-focused service’, and displays a ‘very caring and supportive attitude’" Clarke Willmott has achieved first tier rankings in a number of areas
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    Mitchells Roberton

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    Mitchells Roberton is a law firm located on George Square in the city center of Glasgow, Scotland. It is the oldest law firm in Glasgow, dating back to the 18th century. It operates an egalitarian ethos. Mitchells Roberton official website
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    Conyers Dill & Pearman

    Conyers Dill & Pearman

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    Conyers Dill & Pearman is an offshore law firm. Founded in Bermuda in 1928 (although it can trace its roots back to 1903), the firm has subsequently opened legal practices in a number of other offshore financial centres, including the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands and Mauritius. It also has offices in a number of onshore commercial centres, including London, Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai, Moscow and São Paulo. The firm's founder, Reginald Conyers, played an important role in the development of the nascent financial services industry in Bermuda in the 1920s and 30s. Following on from the Bermuda Railway Company Act 1924, Conyers was faced with the legal problem of conveying huge numbers of land parcels by the company. This led to two things. Firstly, he took on two partners in his practice, Bayard Dill and James Pearman (and thus the firm was officially born). Secondly, in 1935 the firm was instrumental in the enactment of the first "exempt company" legislation in Bermuda, which leads some to claim that Bermuda was the world's first offshore financial centre. Later, in 1957 another partner of the firm, David Graham, laid the basis for the development of Bermuda as a
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    Lang Michener LLP

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    Lang Michener LLP was a full-service national law firm of over 200 professionals with offices in Toronto, Vancouver, Ottawa and Hong Kong. On January 1, 2011 Lang Michener LLP and McMillan LLP combined to become one national business law firm, with offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Hong Kong. The firm works under the name of McMillan LLP. The firm provided a complete range of legal services to Canadian and multinational corporations. And by maintaining close working relationships with highly qualified lawyers in the United States, China and throughout the world, the firm provides its clients with a global reach. Lang Michener dated back to 1926 in Toronto, Ontario where Rhodes Scholar Roland Michener and Osgoode Hall graduate Daniel Lang formed Lang & Michener. That same year, in Vancouver, British Columbia, the firm of Lawrence & Shaw was formed by partners James Lyle Lawrence and Alistair Shaw. These two firms merged in 1989 becoming Lang Michener Lawrence & Shaw. Today the firm is known simply as Lang Michener LLP. The first Lang & Michener office was in the Canadian National Building at 347 Bay Street. It was one of the first "Bay Street" law firms in
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    Rose Law Firm

    • Lawyers in firm: Vince W. Foster
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    Rose Law Firm is headquartered in Little Rock, Arkansas. It is the oldest law firm in the United States west of the Mississippi River and the third oldest in the United States. It traces its origin to November 1, 1820, sixteen years before Arkansas statehood, when Robert Crittenden, born 1797, and Chester Ashley, born 1791, entered into an agreement for a "Partnership in the Practice of Law." The firm's name changed over the years as partners were added. "Rose" was added to the firm's name in 1865 when Uriah Milton Rose joined the firm. A statue of Rose stands in Statuary Hall in the United States Capitol. By the late 1970s, the firm had nine partners and a long name — Rose, Nash, Williamson, Carroll, Clay, & Giroir. The firm simplified its name to Rose Law Firm in 1980. Rose Law Firm members have historically been active in politics and civic affairs. Robert Crittenden served as Arkansas' territorial governor and negotiated Arkansas' admission to the United States as the 25th state in 1836. Chester Ashley served as a United States Senator from Arkansas. U.M. Rose co-founded the American Bar Association and served as its president in 1901–1902. Rose was later appointed the American
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    Boies, Schiller & Flexner

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    Boies, Schiller & Flexner L.L.P. is an American law firm founded by David Boies and Jonathan D. Schiller in 1997. In 1999, they were joined by Donald L. Flexner, former partner with Crowell & Moring. In 2002, a 27-lawyer firm, located in Miami, named Zack Kosnitzky, merged into the New York firm Boies Schiller & Flexner. The firm has had a number of major clients, and tried numerous cases that are familiar to law students and the public at large. One of the firm’s first cases was representing a software manufacturer in the antitrust action United States v. Microsoft. A few years after that, David Boies and his firm were facing off with veteran litigator Ted Olson in the Supreme Court, in Bush v. Gore. The firm focuses on litigation, but has wider coverage. Though it has a number of attorneys who are specialists, first and foremost every attorney is a litigator, and the firm has taken on prominent cases, including working alongside previous opponent Ted Olson in challenging California’s Proposition 8 in Perry v. Brown. On March 12, 2011, The NFL announced that it has hired David Boies and Paul Clement, head of law firm King & Spalding’s appellate practice and the former United
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    Meighen Demers

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    Meighen Demers LLP was a law firm in Toronto, Canada, that merged with Ogilvy Renault in 2001. Lawyers from Meighen Demers who consequently joined Ogilvy Renault include Senator Michael Meighen and Jacques Demers.
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    Marks & Clerk

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    Marks & Clerk is an international firm of patent and trade mark attorneys with an associated intellectual property law firm Marks & Clerk Solicitors. The Legal 500 of 2011 rates it as a top tier firm in the UK in the categories of Patent and trade mark attorneys in The Regions, Patent attorneys in London and Trade mark attorneys in London. The firm has a total of 18 offices worldwide. Marks & Clerk was founded in 1887 by George Croydon Marks who was joined in partnership by Dugald Clerk a year later. The firm continued to expand via organic growth and mergers with other specialist firms under a standard partnership arrangement, until 2009 when it became a Limited liability partnership.
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    Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt

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    Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP is one of Canada’s largest business law firms practising nationally and internationally from its offices in Toronto, Calgary, Montreal, Ottawa, and New York. It is one of Bay Street's "seven sisters". Clients include industry and business leaders in all segments of the market and at various stages in the growth of their businesses. With over 470 lawyers, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP is one of the country’s ten largest law firms, and is one of only two Canadian firms ranked top tier in five of six categories in the 2011 edition of IFLR 1000: The Guide to the Leading Financial Law Firms. Clients are quoted as saying that Osler is an “outstanding firm and the lawyers give exceptional service,” in Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2011. In 2011, the firm ranked first in the Thomson Reuters league tables for Canadian mergers and acquisitions, advising on more dollars-worth of announced deals than any of its domestic competitors in the first nine-months of 2011. In all, Osler’s lawyers were retained for 49 Canadian deals worth a total of $24-billion (U.S.), or 21 per cent of the new market. The firm was founded in 1862 when Britton
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    Ropes and Gray

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    Ropes & Gray LLP is a global law firm with 11 offices located in the United States, Asia, and Europe. The firm has over 1,000 lawyers and professionals worldwide, and its clients include corporations and financial institutions, government agencies, universities, and health care organizations. It was founded in 1865 in Boston, Massachusetts by John Codman Ropes and John Chipman Gray. The firm's major practice areas include private equity, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, complex business litigation, securities litigation, health care, life sciences, bankruptcy and business restructuring, government enforcement and white collar crime, investment management, hedge funds, antitrust, employee benefits, tax, and real estate. The firm is a leader in intellectual property law; in 2010 the firm received the Chambers USA "Award for Excellence" recognizing it as the top IP firm in the country. In 2003, the firm acquired New York City-based private equity law firm Reboul, MacMurray, Hewitt & Maynard. In 2005, the firm acquired New York-based intellectual property law firm Fish & Neave. Ropes & Gray is highly ranked in several publications, including The Financial Times, Vault,
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    Balch & Bingham

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    Balch & Bingham, LLP is a regional law firm based in Birmingham, Alabama with offices in the Regions-Harbert Plaza. It was founded in 1922 by Alabama Power Company attorney William Logan Martin, Jr. and has enjoyed close ties to the utility. Balch & Bingham also has offices in Montgomery, Alabama, Atlanta, Georgia, Gulfport, Mississippi, Jackson, Mississippi and in Washington, D.C.. Balch & Bingham has over 250 attorneys in its 6 offices. The firm has been established in Birmingham for over 80 years and in Montgomery for over 50 years. Offices were opened in Washington, D.C. in 1991. In 2001, Balch & Bingham LLP and Eaton & Cottrell, with offices in Gulfport and Jackson, Mississippi, merged; and in June 2003, Balch & Bingham LLP and Meadows, Ichter and Bowers, with an office in Atlanta, Georgia, merged in order to further serve the firm's clients. At the time of her death on 9/11, lawyer, author and commentator Barbara Olson was a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Balch & Bingham. Other notable partners have included Alvin Vogtle, Walter Bouldin and Joe Farley. The firm Balch & Bingham LLP specializes in a number of areas of law ranging from business litigation to
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    Fasken Martineau DuMoulin

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    Fasken Martineau is an international business law firm with more than 650 lawyers and offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Montréal, Québec City, London, Paris and Johannesburg. The Firm has present in the Middle East in Riyadh in affiliation with Osool Law Firm. As a multi-service law firm, Fasken Martineau provides in business law to a broad range of clients, including numerous corporations, government agencies, regulatory and non-profit bodies, and individuals. Fasken Martineau was formally known as Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP. This name combines elements of predecessor firms - Fasken Campbell Godfrey, Martineau Walker, and Russell & DuMoulin. Fasken Campbell Godfrey in Toronto was itself the result of the 1989 merger of two long standing Toronto firms - Fasken & Calvin which began as Beatty and Chadwick in 1863 and Campbell Godfrey & Lewtas which began as Howland & Arnoldi in the 1880s. Martineau Walker in Montreal dates from 1907 and Russell & DuMoulin in Vancouver dates from 1882. In late 1999 Toronto-based Fasken Campbell Godfrey and Quebec-based Martineau Walker (Montreal and Quebec City) joined to form Fasken Martineau. Shortly thereafter, in February 2000,
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    Clifford Chance

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    Clifford Chance LLP is a multinational law firm headquartered in London, United Kingdom and a member of the 'Magic Circle' of leading UK law firms. It is one of the ten largest law firms in the world measured by both number of lawyers and revenue. In 2011–12 Clifford Chance had revenues of £1.303 billion and profits per equity partner of £1.1 million. Both figures being a 7% rise on the equivalent numbers from 2010-11. David Childs has been Managing Partner since 2006. Clifford Chance's origins date back to 1802 when Anthony Brown became the first lawyer in his family when he started a solo law practice in London. Since then the firm has changed its name several times but it has always remained an integral part of the City of London. One of Clifford Chance's predecessor firms established an office in New York in 1986. The merger of London-based law firms Clifford Turner and Coward Chance in 1987 led to the formation of Clifford Chance. Neither Clifford Turner or Coward Chance were first-rank London law firms, but their merger has since been said to have changed the shape and profile of law firms in London and globally. Over the next decade the firm expanded its practices across
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    Haarmann Hemmelrath

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    Haarmann Hemmelrath was an independent German professional firm provided legal services, audit counsel and tax advice. It was founded in Munich in 1987 and at its peak Haarmann Hemmelrath employed 650 professionals, including 350 attorneys in 22 offices worldwide. It was of the few independent German law firms to build a successful international network in Western Europe, Eastern Europe and Asia. In 2006, its revenues stood at €130 million. However, it disintegrated in 2006 after internal feuds over the distribution of profits in the partnership. Commentators viewed Haarmann Hemmelrath's collapse as another indicator that independent German law firms were unable to compete with international British and American heavyweights that had been making inroads into the German legal market. Many medium to large sized German firms had merged with international firms in the late 1990s and early 2000s, for example Pünder, Volhard, Weber & Axster which joined with Clifford Chance and Boesebeck Droste with Lovells, both in 1999. The following year Bruckhaus Westrick Heller Löber and Deringer Tessin Herrmann & Sedemund merged with UK-based Freshfields to form Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. Its
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    Kreindler & Kreindler LLP

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    Kreindler & Kreindler LLP is a U.S. law firm founded in 1950 with offices in New York, California and Massachusetts. The firm specializes in air disaster litigation and has represented plaintiffs in most major aviation disaster litigations. According to the New York Times, Lee Kreindler, a named partner of the firm, was "considered the founder of air disaster law." Firm practice areas also include maritime and general torts, business litigation matters and class-action securities cases. In the non-aviation area, the firm is currently representing victims of the BP oil spill, plaintiffs in the Toyota class-action and in various major securities cases, including the AIG and Countrywide litigations. Kreindler partners authored and edit Kreindler Aviation Accident Law (Revised 2007) published by Matthew Bender. Firm partners also authored and edit the New York Law of Torts, published by West's Group, which is a leading treatise on New York tort law. Aviation lawyers at Kreindler & Kreindler LLP represented victim families from the 1988 Lockerbie disaster. They won liability and damages verdicts in cases against Pan American Airlines on the basis that the airline was guilty of 'wilful
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    Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP

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    Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP is a sixty-plus attorney AV-rated law firm with offices in San Francisco, New York and Nashville. Lieff Cabraser is one of the largest law firms in the United States that only represents plaintiffs. Lieff Cabraser represents plaintiffs in individual, class and group cases in the fields of antitrust, aviation, civil and human rights, consumer protection, employment discrimination and unfair employment practices, environmental and toxic exposure, personal injury and mass torts, product defects, and securities and investor fraud. Lieff Cabraser has been described by The American Lawyer as "one of the nation's premier plaintiffs firms." In 2004, The American Lawyer recognized Lieff Cabraser as one of "the most successful plaintiffs firms in the land." In the 2012 edition of its annual list of the top plaintiffs' law firms in the U.S., The National Law Journal selected Lieff Cabraser. In compiling the list, The National Law Journal examined recent verdicts and settlements and looked for firms "representing the best qualities of the plaintiffs' bar and that demonstrated unusual dedication and creativity." This is the ninth consecutive year since
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    M. Seligman & Co.

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    Founded in 1930, M. Seligman & Co. is Israel's 15th largest law firm. Its offices are in Tel Aviv. The firm is headed by Eli Zohar.
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    Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault

    Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault

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    Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault LLP was a Boston law firm of approximately 400 attorneys at its peak in 2002 with revenues approaching $450 million. It dissolved in 2005 amid partner departures and the burst of the dot-com bubble. The firm was founded in 1973 and grew into a powerhouse representing venture capital funds and startups that prospered during Boston's technology boom. Notable clients included Digital Equipment Corporation, JBoss, Inc. and Teradyne, Inc. The firm's flagship practice was its fund formation and private equity group. In December 2004, the fund formation practice decamped to the Boston office of the New York firm Proskauer Rose, heralding the demise of Testa, Hurwitz. The firm's partners scattered to a number of firms, including Goodwin Procter,Choate, Hall & Stewart amongst others.
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    Wiley Rein & Fielding

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    Wiley Rein LLP is a Washington, D.C. law firm founded in 1983 under the name Wiley, Johnson and Rein. In 1986, the firm, then known as Wiley & Rein, became Wiley Rein & Fielding as Richard E. Wiley, former Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, and Bert W. Rein, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs, were joined on the masthead by Fred F. Fielding, former Counsel to President Ronald Reagan. With Mr. Fielding's return to the White House as Counsel to President George W. Bush on February 1, 2007, the firm reverted to the name Wiley Rein LLP. Wiley Rein LLP currently employs more than 270 lawyers in the firm's Washington, D.C. and McLean, Virginia offices. Major practice groups include communications, government contracts, insurance, international trade, government relations, food & drug law, and general litigation.
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    Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr

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    Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP (known as WilmerHale) is an American law firm with twelve offices across the USA, Europe and Asia. It was created in 2004 through the merger of the Boston-based firm Hale and Dorr and the Washington-based firm Wilmer Cutler & Pickering, and employs more than 1,100 attorneys worldwide. In 2011, The American Lawyer named WilmerHale to its "A-List" for the eighth year since the list’s inception in 2003. Hale and Dorr was founded in Boston in 1918 by Richard Hale, Dudley Huntington Dorr, Frank Grinnell, Roger Swaim and John Maguire. Reginald Heber Smith, author of the seminal work Justice and the Poor and a pioneer in the American legal aid movement, joined the firm in 1919 and served as managing partner for thirty years. Hale and Dorr gained national recognition in 1954 when partner Joseph Welch, assisted by associate James St. Clair and John Kimball, Jr., represented the U.S. Army on a pro bono basis during the historic Army-McCarthy hearings. In 1988, partner Paul Brountas chaired the presidential campaign of Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis, and in 1990, senior partner William Weld was elected governor. The firm has had a long and
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    Arendt & Medernach

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    Arendt & Medernach is an independent full-service law firm which was established in 1988 through the merger of two existing Luxembourg law firms. The Firm has an international team of more than 290 legal professionals providing Luxembourg law related services from its offices in Luxembourg, Brussels, Dubai, Hong Kong, London and New York. The firm has developed specific expertise in five key industry groups: Banking & Insurance, Investment Management, Multinational Companies and Public Sector, Private Equity, and Real Estate. The firm advises international and domestic clients in following areas of business law:
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    Gide Loyrette Nouel

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    Gide Loyrette Nouel (initials G. L. N.) is an independent French law firm with headquarters based in Paris. It is one of the rare international leading law firms to have originated in continental Europe rather than the UK or USA. Though Pierre Gide's legal practice began as early as 1920, the firm was itself founded in 1957 by Gide, Jean Loyrette and Philippe Nouel after the Paris Bar (Barreau de Paris) amended its rules allowing lawyers to form associations and practice in a collective. The firm currently employs some 1,200 people, spread out over 19 offices in 15 countries. It numbers more than 600 attorneys and legal consultants, including 100 partners, covering 40 different nationalities. The firm operates as a limited liability partnership partnership in London and as its French equivalent, an association d'avocats à responsabilité professionnelle individuelle (A.A.R.P.I.) in France The current Senior Partner is Baudouin de Moucheron, the current Managing Partner is Stéphane Puel. Both were elected in January 2012. The firm is one of the few French-based firms to maintain its independence and to develop a strong international network and brand name. From its origins, the firm
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    Alexander and Catalano

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    Alexander & Catalano is an Upstate New York based law firm practicing in the area of personal injury and worker's compensation related cases. The firm is headquartered in Syracuse, but also has offices in Rochester. The law firm was notorious for their advertising campaigns using unrealistic depictions such as their lawyers representing space aliens in court, as portraying themselves as Godzilla-esque giants in a city or as blurs of light running to reach a client quickly. In 2007, the firm came under fire for its advertising techniques, which also included the use of lasers and smoke, as well as for the use of their trademarked slogan "The Heavy Hitters" (licensed from Florida advertising agency Group Matrix). The advertising of Alexander and Catalano as well as that of Jim "The Hammer" Shapiro were cited by the Democrat and Chronicle as reasons for the January 2007 amendment of the Code of Professional Responsibility by the New York State Office of Court Administration (which is responsible for attorney regulation and discipline in New York State). The new rules prohibited the use of certain types of advertising methods, including client testimonials, slogans and nicknames, and
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    Borden Ladner Gervais

    Borden Ladner Gervais

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    Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (abbreviated as BLG) is the largest full-service Canadian law firm. The Firm has over 750 lawyers, intellectual property agents and other professionals in offices in Calgary, Montréal, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver and Waterloo Region. BLG does not designate one of its offices as its headquarters, but instead is governed by a national council composed of partners from across Canada. Sean Weir has been National Managing Partner of the Firm since 2000. In 2011 – for the fifth consecutive year – BLG was recognized as a “Go-To Law Firm” for Fortune 500 companies. The Firm was also ranked number one in Canada for the number of lawyers (190) it had recognized in the 2012 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada and had the most number of lawyers in Canada with a Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating. The Firm also supports a variety of activities by providing pro bono legal services, fundraising and volunteer programs. In 2010, BLG was recognized by the 2010 Canadian Pro Bono Awards with the Canadian National Law Firm Award for contribution to the delivery of pro bono legal services across the country. On March 1, 2000, the law firms of Howard, Mackie of Calgary,
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    Canter & Siegel

    Canter & Siegel

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    Laurence A. Canter (b. June 24, 1953) and Martha S. Siegel (April 9, 1948 – 2000) were partners in a husband-and-wife firm of lawyers who, on April 12, 1994, posted the first massive commercial Usenet spam. To many people, this event, coming not long after the National Science Foundation lifted its unofficial ban on commercial speech on the Internet, marks the end of the Net's early period, when the original netiquette could still be enforced. Canter and Siegel were not the first Usenet spammers. The "Green Card" spam was, however, the first commercial Usenet spam, and its unrepentant authors are seen as having fired the starting gun for the legions of spammers that now occupy the Internet. In early 1994, Canter and Siegel contracted with Leigh Benson to write a program to advertise on Usenet, but Benson was unable to write their software. In April 1994 they used a Perl script written by a Phoenix programmer known only as "Jason", to generate advertisements for their service of enrolling people in a "green card lottery". This US government program allocates a limited quantity of "green cards" to certain non-citizens, allowing them to stay and work in the country. The two lawyers
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    Drew & Napier

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    Drew & Napier LLC is one of Singapore's leading law firms, with over 250 lawyers and fee-earners. The practice is active in dispute resolution, and also in Corporate Insolvency & Restructuring, Intellectual Property (Patents, Trademarks and Copyright), Competition & Antitrust, Telecommunications, Media & Technology and Tax, with market leading practices in Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Finance, and Admiralty & Shipping. Senior Counsel Davinder Singh is the current CEO.
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    42

    Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge

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    Edwards Wildman Palmer is an AmLaw 100 law firm. It was formed from the 2011 merger of Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge and Wildman, Harrold, Allen & Dixon. Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge had been formed by the 2005 merger of Edwards & Angell LLP and Palmer & Dodge LLP. In 2008, Boston-based Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge also merged with London-based Kendall Freeman, a 40-attorney firm with specialties in dispute resolution, litigation, and both contentious and regulatory insurance and reinsurance. Edwards Wildman has 14 offices in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Alan Levin is the chairman of Edwards Wildman; Robert Shuftan serves as managing partner and Laurence Harris is the firm's deputy managing partner. Edwards Wildman attorneys practice in the areas of antitrust/competition, business law, cross border, debt finance & capital markets, environmental, insurance and reinsurance, intellectual property, labor & employment, litigation, privacy & data protection, private client, public finance, public policy & government relations, real estate, restructuring & insolvency, tax, benefits & compensation, and technology, media & telecommunications. The attorneys at Edwards Wildman focus on
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    Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs

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    ENS (Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs) is Africa’s largest law firm with over 500 practitioners and advises clients across all areas of business relating to law, tax, forensics and IP throughout Africa. The firm benchmarks itself according to international standards whilst retaining a uniquely African focus, making it well-equipped to advise clients wherever they may choose to do business. ENS has offices in Johannesburg, Alexandra, Cape Town, Mitchells Plain, Stellenbosch and Durban and was established over 100 years ago, making it one of the oldest and most experienced full service law firms in Africa. The firm has been recognised for its contribution to Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBBEE) and is proud to be a level 3 BBBEE contributor. Abbott Laboratories, Allan Gray, AON, AREVA, Barclays Bank, Barloworld, Bayer, BHP Billiton, Biocon, Blackstone, Boehringer Ingelheim, BP, British Airways, British American Tobacco, Cargill, Caterpillar, Citigroup, Coca-Cola, Coronation, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, DHL, Diebolt, EDF, Element Six, Estée Lauder, Federation Internationale De Football (FIFA), General Electric, Geopost, Group Five, Helios Investment Partners, HSBC, Itochu,
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    Fidal

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    Fidal is a French business law firm with over 1200 lawyers, and one of the top 100 largest law firms by revenue.
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    45

    Cadwalader, Wickersham and Taft

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    Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP is one of the oldest continuously operating law firms in the United States. Established in New York City in 1792, Cadwalader has since opened offices around the world. The firm is highly rated by Chambers and Partners in the areas of capital markets, bankruptcy, real estate, insurance, and income tax. Cadwalader was founded in 1792 by an orphan, John Wells, in Lower Manhattan. In 1818, Wells established one of the first U.S. law partnerships with George Washington Strong. Upon Wells' death in 1823, Strong asked George Griffin to join him as his partner. This partnership lasted until 1838, when they separated amicably, and Strong entered into a new partnership with Marshall Bidwell. In the same year, Strong's son, George Templeton Strong, joined the firm as a clerk; he became a partner in 1845. When George Washington Strong died in 1855, the firm was renamed Bidwell & Strong by virtue of Bidwell's more senior status, but over the following years it was George Templeton Strong who became the more prominent. Strong became disillusioned with legal practice toward the end of his life, the final straw being Bidwell's death in late 1872. Strong resigned
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    Hassans

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    Hassans International Law Firm is the largest law firm in Gibraltar. It has approximately 80 lawyers and was established in 1939 by Joshua Hassan. The firms' current senior partner is James Levy QC, nephew of Sir Joshua. Former Hassans' partner, Fabian Picardo is the current Chief Minister of Gibraltar. The firm specialises in Corporate and Commercial, Financial Services, Tax, Funds, Legislative Drafting, Private Client and Trust Law, Property, Shipping and Company and Trust Management. Hassans is the only Gibraltar law firm rated as tier 1 by Chambers and Partners legal directory, and is rated as tier 1 in every category other than shipping by the Legal 500 directory. At present the senior partner is James Levy QC (nephew of the founding partner Sir Joshua Hassan) he was awarded a lifetime achievement award in the Chambers & Partners European Awards 2008. Independent legal directories have consistently ranked Hassans as a Tier 1 law firm in Gibraltar and say "Gibraltar's largest law firm, receives praise all round for being the country's most highly reputed law firm". Legal 500, 2009. Hassans also has its own Company and Trust Management corporations, Line Trust Corporation
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    Banner & Witcoff

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    Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. is a law firm that specializes in the practice of intellectual property law, including patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, computer franchise and unfair competition law. The firm engages in the procurement, enforcement and litigation of intellectual property rights throughout the world, including all federal and state agencies, and the distribution of such rights through leasing and franchising. The firm has approximately 90 attorneys and agents in its Chicago, IL; Washington, DC; Boston, MA; and Portland, OR offices. Banner & Witcoff traces its history back to 1920, in Des Moines, Iowa. The name Banner & Witcoff comes from a merger of two regional intellectual property law firms, Allegretti & Witcoff and Banner, Birch, McKie & Beckett, into one national firm. The firm opened the Chicago office of Banner & Witcoff in 1937. Subsequent offices were opened in Washington, DC (1960), Boston, MA (1985) and Portland, OR (1997). The firm has offered the Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship for Law Students annually since 2008. Banner & Witcoff has represented clients in landmark intellectual property law cases, including New York Times Co. v. Tasini and
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    Carter Ledyard & Milburn

    Carter Ledyard & Milburn

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    Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP is a New York City law firm. It has more than 100 attorneys with offices in New York and Washington, D.C.. The firm was founded in 1854 by Henry Scudder and James C. Carter. Those partners along with Henry’s younger brother Townsend, who subsequently joined the firm, practiced together for twenty years until 1874, when Townsend Scudder died. Henry Scudder and Carter continued the partnership for twelve more years until 1886, when Scudder died. In the meantime, Lewis Cass Ledyard had joined the firm as an associate in 1875, and was admitted as a partner in 1881. Upon Scudder’s death the firm became Carter & Ledyard (1886–1888); when Daniel G. Rollins ended his term as Surrogate of New York County he joined the firm, which became known as Carter, Rollins & Ledyard (1888–1889), and when Rollins retired a year later, it became Carter & Ledyard again (1889–1904) and finally Carter, Ledyard & Milburn in 1904, when John G. Milburn became a partner. When John G. Milburn joined the firm in 1904, there were three partners, Lewis Cass Ledyard, Edmund L. Baylies and George A. Miller, and two associates, Walter F. Taylor and Joseph W. Welsh, a total of five
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    Howrey LLP

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    Howrey LLP was a global law firm that practiced antitrust, global litigation and intellectual property law. At its peak Howrey had more than 500 attorneys in 16 locations worldwide. The firm was founded as Howrey, Simon, Baker, & Murchison in July 1956 by four antitrust attorneys: Jack Howrey, a former chairman of the Federal Trade Commission under President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Bill Simon, Hal Baker and Dave Murchison. It was the first national antitrust firm. It hired its first patent lawyer partner in 1972, and by 1985, Howrey numbered 150 attorneys with a list of clients across the country. In 2000, Howrey & Simon merged with Arnold, White & Durkee, an intellectual property specialty firm founded in 1956 in Houston, Texas with offices in six cities and 120 attorneys. This combination resulted in the new firm of Howrey, Simon, Arnold & White, with 350 lawyers, one of the largest antitrust and intellectual property practices in the world, and laid the groundwork for the firm’s expansion overseas. Between 2000 and 2008, the firm expanded to more than 700 attorneys and 17 offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. Howrey provided over 45,000 hours of free legal assistance to
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    Linklaters

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    Linklaters LLP is a global law firm headquartered in London, United Kingdom and a member of the 'Magic Circle' of leading UK law firms. Linklaters is the world's fourth largest global law firm by revenue. In 2009/10 it received total revenues of £1.18 billion and profits per equity partner of £1.2 million. As of April 2009, it employed approximately 2,260 legal advisers and 2,830 other staff across 26 offices in 19 countries. Simon Davies has been the firm's managing partner since January 2008. Linklaters was founded in 1838 as Dods & Linklater. In 1920, the firm merged with Paine, Blyth & Huxtable, creating Linklaters & Paines. For most of its existence Linklaters was predominantly an English law firm with small domestic operations in a small number of overseas jurisdictions. In 1996, the firm adopted a strategy of global expansion to meet what it perceived as an increasing demand for multi-jurisdictional legal advice. In 1998, the firm formed Linklaters & Alliance with four other European law firms: De Bandt, van Hecke, Lagae & Loesch; De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek; Lagerlöf & Leman, and Oppenhoff & Rädler. Over the next five years Linklaters merged with three of these firms in
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    Naschitz Brandes & Co.

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    Naschitz Brandes & Co. is one of the largest law firms in Israel. Its offices are in Tel Aviv and Haifa.
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    Bereskin & Parr

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    Bereskin & Parr LLP is a Canadian law firm, founded in 1965, which specializes in all forms of intellectual property law. The firm consists of 75 lawyers, patent and trade-mark agents and has offices in Toronto, Montreal, Kitchener and Mississauga. Bereskin & Parr and its professionals has won numerous awards from organizations such as Lexpert, The Best of the Best 2009, Expert Guides from Legal Media Group, the [Best Lawyers in Canada] 2009 in Intellectual Property Law, Chambers Global 2009, and the International Who’s Who of Patent Lawyers 2008. The firm and many of its professionals are recognized leaders in various intellectual property fields. The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory repeatedly describes Bereskin & Parr as a “market benchmark” for intellectual property boutiques. Effective March 1, 2009, Bereskin & Parr. became a limited liability partnership as permitted by the Partnerships Act (Ontario) and the Law Society Act (Ontario). The firm is now known as Bereskin & Parr LLP/S.E.N.C.R.L., s.r.l.
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    Mewburn Ellis

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    Mewburn Ellis LLP is a limited liability partnership and is one of the UK's largest firms of Chartered Patent Attorneys, European Patent Attorneys, European Trade Mark Attorneys and European Design Attorneys, with offices in London, Bristol, Manchester and Cambridge. It has around 56 qualified patent and trade mark attorneys, including 32 partners. The firm’s biotechnology and pharmaceutical practice is perhaps the largest in Europe and other main practice areas include chemistry, electronics, computing, telecommunications, mechanical engineering and trade marks. Mewburn Ellis LLP has consistently been placed in the top tier of London patent firms in the Legal 500 directory (Legalease Ltd, 2010, London) , is listed in a lower-than-third-tier ranking for London trade mark firms in the Legal 500, 2012 and is listed in Band 2 of the Chambers directory. The firm of Mewburn Ellis LLP has its roots in the partnership of John Clayton Mewburn and George Beloe Ellis which was formed in the 1890s under the name of Mewburn Ellis & Co. John Mewburn Clayton was a signatory of the Royal Charter granted to the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys in 1891. Since that time, six members of the
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    Drinker, Biddle & Reath

    Drinker, Biddle & Reath

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    Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP is a national law firm founded in Philadelphia in 1849 by John Christian Bullitt. The firm has 650 lawyers located in 11 offices in the United States: Philadelphia; Chicago; Washington, D.C.; Florham Park; Princeton; New York City; Albany; Los Angeles; San Francisco; Milwaukee; and Wilmington. The firm maintains a broad range of practices, including commercial litigation, corporate and securities, corporate restructuring, government and regulatory affairs, labor and employment, environmental, communications litigation, products liability and mass tort litigation, healthcare, employee benefits and executive compensation, insurance coverage, investment management, life insurance and annuities, intellectual property and real estate. Corporate Board Member magazine ranked Drinker Biddle as the #4 corporate law firm in the Philadelphia market (2005). John Christian Bullitt, a young Kentucky lawyer, arrived in Philadelphia on March 5, 1849, the day Zachary Taylor was sworn in as the 12th President of the United States. Bullitt had chosen to relocate to Philadelphia, an area with a population of 120,000, on the advice of Secretary of State James Buchanan, whom
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    McMillan Binch Mendelsohn LLP

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    McMillan (formerly "McMillan Binch Mendelsohn LLP") is a Canadian law firm with offices in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Ottawa, Montréal, and Hong Kong. The firm specializes in business law, competition/antitrust, corporate restructuring and insolvency, financial services, bankruptcy and natural resource law. The firm has close to 400 lawyers. McMillan LLP and Lang Michener LLP announced that they had reached an agreement to combine on January 1, 2011. The new firm operates under the single name: McMillan. The brand "America's Canadian Law Firm" is used in marketing in the United States. McMillan's business south of the border began in the 1940s when Bill Binch travelled the Midwest soliciting mid-sized companies expanding into Canadian markets. Founded in 1903 by Newton Rowell and together with the leadership of Gordon McMillan and Bill Binch, the McMillan has been providing legal services for over 100 years. In 2005, McMillan Binch in Toronto combined with Mendelsohn in Montréal to offer national legal services. In 2009, McMillan and Calgary’s Thackray Burgess combined to create McMillan LLP. In 2011 McMillan combined with Lang Michener LLP. Lang Michener dated back to 1926 in
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    60

    CMS Cameron McKenna

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    CMS Cameron McKenna LLP is an international law firm headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It has over 130 partners and offices throughout Europe. The firm has a second London insurance law-focused office in Leadenhall Street, near Lloyd's of London. CMS Cameron McKenna is a founding member of the international CMS organisation of European law firms. The organisation's firms are branded with the preface 'CMS' as part of their respective names but remain independent businesses. The acronym's letters derive from two of the founder firms, Cameron McKenna and Sigle (now CMS Hasche Sigle). CMS is a European Economic Interest Grouping (EEIG) and is managed by an executive committee based in Frankfurt, Germany. CMS offices and associated offices Through its members, the organisation has offices across Asia, Africa (Casablanca), South America and Europe, including: Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, London, Madrid, Paris, Rome, Vienna, Zurich, Aberdeen, Algiers, Antwerp, Arnhem, Beijing, Belgrade, Bratislava, Bristol, Bucharest, Budapest, Buenos Aires, Casablanca, Cologne, Dresden, Düsseldorf, Edinburgh, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Kiev, Leipzig, Ljubljana, Lyon, Marbella, Milan, Montevideo, Moscow,
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    Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP

    Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP

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    Honigman is a leading business law firm based in Michigan with an international practice. Headquartered in Detroit with offices in Lansing, Oakland County, Ann Arbor and Kalamazoo, Michigan the firm has attorneys practicing in more than 50 different areas of concentration. Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2012 ranked Honigman as Michigan’s No. 1 law firm in the areas of Corporate, Litigation and Real Estate for eight years running. In addition, the Labor and Employment, Employee Benefits, and Banking and Finance practices were recognized as leading practices in Michigan. In the 2012 edition of Best Lawyers in America, 86 Honigman attorneys were listed and in that same edition, the firm also had the highest number of attorneys in Michigan in each of the following categories: Biotechnology, Corporate Governance and Compliance, Corporate, Franchise, Health Care, Insurance, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Funds, Project Finance, Real Estate, Securities, Tax, and Venture Capital. Honigman is number one in the United States as the legal advisor for bank and thrift deals (ranked by number) in 2010 and through the third quarter in
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    Lester Schwab Katz and Dwyer

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    Lester Schwab Katz and Dwyer is a New York law firm established in 1974. It is located at 120 Broadway, New York, New York. In an American Lawyer survey, LSK&D was selected as one of the top firms in the country. It was the only defense firm in New York City to receive this recognition. In addition to the New York City office, an additional practice is maintained in Millburn, New Jersey.
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    Loyens & Loeff

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    Loyens & Loeff N.V. (L&L) is a prominent law firm headquartered in Rotterdam and has six Benelux offices and eleven branches in major international financial centres. The firm has about 1.600 employees, including more than 850 legal and tax lawyers. Loyens & Loeff was created in 2000 through a merger between the tax law firm Loyens & Volkmaars and part of the law firm Loeff Claeys Verbeke. The histories of these firms began in the early 20th century. Through this merger, Loyens & Loeff became the first firm where attorneys, tax lawyers, and civil law notaries integrated their services. The schools most represented within the attorney ranks at Loyens & Loeff include Leiden University, University of Amsterdam, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Utrecht University and University of Groningen. Loyens & Loeff's main practice areas are: Loyens & Loeff has earned several awards and rankings, including:
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    Maples and Calder

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    Maples and Calder is a leading international law firm based in the Cayman Islands. The firm was founded in the early 1960s and advises international financial, institutional and business clients on the laws of the Cayman Islands, Ireland and the British Virgin Islands, with a principal focus on funds, finance and corporate practice areas. MacDonald and Maples was founded by Jim MacDonald and John Maples. MacDonald later retired and Douglas Calder joined as a partner, resulting in the name of the firm being changed to Maples and Calder. Today it is often referred to simply as Maples. The Cayman Islands office was opened in the early 1960s, followed by the Hong Kong office in 1995. Three years later, the London office opened its doors, with the British Virgin Islands and Dubai office establishing a presence in 2004 and 2005 respectively. Maples and Calder opened a Dublin office in 2006. 2012 saw the opening of a second office in Asia, when their Singapore office opened in September 2012. Henry Smith is the firm's Global Managing Partner and is based in the Cayman Islands office. With a principal focus on the funds, finance and corporate practice areas, Maples and Calder offers a
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    Palm Beach Gardens

    Palm Beach Gardens

    • Lawyers in firm: Krista Barth
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    Palm Beach Gardens is a city in Palm Beach County in the U.S. state of Florida. The city is in the center of a rapidly-developing area north of West Palm Beach in the northern part of the county and the South Florida metropolitan area. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 48,452. The city has a number of gated communities. The city has a total area of 55.3 square miles (143 km). 55.1 square miles (143 km) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km) of it (0.45%) is water. Prior to development, the land that became Palm Beach Gardens was primarily cattle ranches and pine forests, as well as swampland further west. In 1959, wealthy landowner and insurance magnate John D. MacArthur announced plans to develop 4,000 acres (16 km) and build homes for 55,000 people. He chose the name Palm Beach Gardens after his initial choice, Palm Beach City, was denied by the Florida Legislature, because of the similarity of the name to the nearby Palm Beach. MacArthur planned to build a "garden city" so he altered the name slightly. The city was incorporated as a "paper town" (meaning that it existed only on paper) in 1959. The 1960 Census recorded that the city officially had a
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    Riker, Danzig, Scherer, Hyland & Perretti

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    Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP (often shortened to Riker Danzig or simply Riker), is a law firm based in Morristown, New Jersey. Founded in 1882, it is one of the oldest and most prestigious firms in the state of New Jersey. The firm also has three other offices: One in New York City (on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan), one in Trenton, New Jersey, and one in London, England. The firm has a broad range of practice areas, including significant practices in labor and employment, education law, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, insurance and reinsurance, tax/trusts & estates, real estate, and environmental law. The firm also has a very successful bankruptcy practice, representing large businesses in Chapter 11 proceedings. The firm also does lobbying work within the New Jersey State Legislature. A number of state and national political figures have worked for the firm, including:
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    TLT Solicitors

    TLT Solicitors

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    TLT LLP is a UK law firm with offices in Bristol, London and Piraeus. According to The Lawyer, TLT is the 65th largest law firm in the UK with revenue of £41 million in 2009/10. The firm employs approximately 650 staff. TLT was created in 2000, following the merger of two Bristol based law firms, Lawrence Tucketts and Trumps. Trumps was formed in the 1950s and Lawrence Tucketts in 1985. The earliest strands of both firms go back to the 1800s. In 2005, TLT acquired niche financial services practice Lawrence Jones and expanded into London. In 2007, TLT acquired commercial law firm Constant & Constant, which doubled the firm's London presence. In 2010 TLT moved to new offices in the City of London. 26 of the firm's practice areas are ranked by Chambers UK and 35 of TLT's lawyers are recognised as "Leaders in their Field" by the legal guide. TLT’s key areas of expertise include: TLT provides legal expertise to the following 7 sectors: TLT advises banking institutions including Barclays Bank, Royal Bank of Scotland, Fortis Bank, ICICI Bank and Triodos Bank, Bank of Baroda, Bank of India, State Bank of India, Punjab National Bank (Hong Kong) and Punjab National Bank (International)
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    Walkers

    Walkers

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    Walkers is a Cayman Islands based offshore law firm. Although the firm now has offices in a number of jurisdictions, over half its staff remain based in the Cayman Islands. The firm was originally founded by Bill Walker (under the name W.S. Walker & Co.) shortly after Jamaican independence in 1962 (whereupon Cayman, which had previously been administered as part of Jamaica, was separated and remained as an independent part of the Commonwealth). Walkers is generally accepted as being the oldest Caymanian law firm, older than rivals Maples and Calder by about two years. Walkers has been regarded as one of the Cayman Islands top two law firms since it was founded. In the Cayman Islands Wayne Panton is also the Global Chairman In 2008 Walkers was crowned Firm of the Year – Offshore Law Firm of the Year at the 2008 ALB Hong Kong Law Awards. Walkers was an early participant in the trend towards multi jurisdictional offshore law firms, acquiring by merger British Virgin Islands law firm, Barkers, in 2001. It subsequently acquired Jersey law firm, Crills, in 2005. The firm also has further offices in Dubai, London, Singapore, and Hong Kong. The Chambers and Partners legal directory has
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    Connell Foley

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    Connell Foley LLP is a major law firm that was established in 1936. Its primary office is located in Roseland, New Jersey, with additional offices in Jersey City, New York City, Philadelphia, Spring Lake, and Cherry Hill. As of 2008, the firm employed approximately 125 attorneys and was the sixteenth largest law firm in the State of New Jersey.
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    Dickson Minto

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    Dickson Minto is a leading Scottish law firm. According to The Lawyer, Dickson Minto is the 76th largest firm in the United Kingdom. Dickson Minto established a formal alliance with New York-based international law firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher which is well known for its investment fund, bankruptcy, corporate and securities work. The two firms plan to cooperate on servicing clients under UK and US law, as well as utilizing Willkie's network of European offices. Dickson Minto has been growing in prominence over the last few years. While it was indubitably affected by the economic downturn, it has nonetheless seen profits in the region of £36 million pounds since 2010 as a result of its private equity client base regaining confidence. In a survey from 'The Lawyer' online, Dickson Minto was voted as the sixth biggest firm by turnover in Scotland and the highest paying firm in Scotland per revenue per partner. The firm was founded in 1985 by Alastair Dickson and Bruce Minto, two former partners from rivals, Dundas & Wilson. Dickson Minto's head office is in Edinburgh, and it also has a smaller office in London.
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    Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

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    Kenyon & Kenyon LLP is a law firm specializing in intellectual property law. It competes with other IP specialty firms, as well as with most general practice firms that have IP practices. The firm has offices in New York, Washington DC, and Silicon Valley. It provides its global clientele with litigation, prosecution, licensing and counseling services. The firm is particularly known for litigating high-stakes patent cases. In January 1879, the firm was founded in New York City as Browne & Witter through the partnership of Causten Browne and William C. Witter. Soon thereafter, the firm was renamed Browne, Witter and Kenyon after William H. Kenyon joined the partnership. In 1899, the firm changed its name to Kenyon & Kenyon. That same year, Kenyon became one of the first law firms to hire a female attorney. In its early history, the firm litigated cases involving patents held by Thomas Edison, Nicola Tesla, and Charles Brush, which would later become known as the famous “Edison Light Bulb” patent cases. At the turn of the 20th century, when the automotive industry was beginning to take shape, the firm was also invited by Ford Motor Co. to defend it in a patent case involving the
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    Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith

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    Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP is a law firm with 21 offices across the U.S. Founded in 1979, it has over 800 attorneys and is based in Los Angeles, California. The firm is the 40th largest law firm in the country and is recognized as the third largest law firm in the State of California. Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith represents clients in several practice areas, including:
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    74

    Dickinson Wright

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    Dickinson Wright PLLC (formerly Dickinson, Wright, Moon, Van Dusen & Freeman), is a law firm based in Detroit, Michigan. It was founded in 1878 by two young lawyers, Henry Munroe Campbell and Henry Russel. With approximately 300 lawyers across more than 40 practices, Dickinson Wright serves clients from twelve offices, six of which are in Michigan. In the 2012 NLJ 350, the National Law Journal ranked Dickinson Wright 165th largest in the United States and second largest Detroit based firm. Like most large law firms, Dickinson Wright maintains a diverse range of practice areas. The firm has practices in automotive, banking & financial services, bankruptcy, construction, corporate, energy & sustainability, gaming, healthcare, insurance, intellectual property, labor & employment, mergers & acquisitions, municipal law & finance, private equity, real estate, commercial & business litigation, and taxation.
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    Harbottle & Lewis

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    Harbottle & Lewis is a law firm based in London, United Kingdom which advises clients across the media, communications and entertainment industries. Harbottle & Lewis has 31 partners and 46 lawyers and in 2009/10 recorded turnover of £16.8m. It is recommended by the independent legal directories The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners in all its core practice areas. Laurence Harbottle and Brian Lewis met at Law School in Guildford in 1951. Both lawyers had a special interest in the legal aspects of film production and theatre and in December 1955 established Harbottle & Lewis with its office in South Molton Street, Mayfair. While Brian Lewis concentrated on film guarantees and film productions, Laurence Harbottle mainly acted for film producers as well as writers, actors and technicians. With advances in technology, their firm grew and developed its television and music industry expertise. More recently Harbottle & Lewis has also built specialist practice areas in electronic commerce and interactive entertainment. The firm moved from South Molton Street to its current location on Hanover Square in May 1988. Laurence Harbottle served as solicitor to friends Laurence Olivier and
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    76

    Minter Ellison Rudd Watts

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    Minter Ellison Rudd Watts is a full-service law firm in New Zealand, founded over 130 years ago. With offices in Auckland and Wellington, Minter Ellison Rudd Watts employs over 200 staff, including 45 partners. Known by the name Rudd Watts and Stone until 2001, Minter Ellison Rudd Watts is part of the Minter Ellison Legal Group with offices in Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore and the UK. Worldwide, the Minter Ellison group is one of the largest full-service law firms in the Asia-Pacific region with over 280 partners and 1000 other legal staff. The firm won the New Zealand category of the International Law Office Client Choice Awards 2006. Banking & Financial Services; Corporate; Dispute Resolution; Employment; Real Estate; Tax Minter Ellison has offices in four countries and thirteen cities their first international office was opened in London in 1974. Its main focus is advising UK and European law firms on Australian law and working with European clients on their business activities in Asia. Minter Ellison was one of the first foreign law firms to have a presence in China, initially through a joint venture arrangement in Beijing in the mid-1980s. The firm subsequently established
    6.25
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    77

    Debevoise & Plimpton

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    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is a prominent international law firm based in New York City. The firm is regarded as one of the most prestigious and selective in the nation, and ranks among the most successful firms globally. Founded in 1931 by Eli Whitney Debevoise and William Stevenson, Debevoise has been a long established leader in corporate litigation and large financial transactions. In recent years, its practice has taken on an increasingly international component. The firm currently employs approximately 650 lawyers in eight offices throughout the world. Debevoise & Plimpton is consistently among the most profitable large law firms in the world on a per-partner and per-lawyer basis according to the American Lawyer’s annual AmLaw 100 Survey. The firm and its lawyers have also been recognized in various other surveys, including Vault.com’s 2011 review of the 20 Best Law Firms to Work For. Debevoise & Plimpton is a sponsor of the Louvre Museum in Paris and a founding member of the Cercle Louvre Entreprises. Debevoise & Plimpton is mentioned several times in the TV show The West Wing. In the show, White House Deputy Chief of Staff Josh Lyman's father was a partner at Debevoise.
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    78

    Pinsent Masons

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    Pinsent Masons LLP is a full-service international law firm. The firm ranks amongst the top 20 law firms in the United Kingdom. Pinsent Masons LLP has over 350 partners, a total legal team of around 1,500 and more than 2,500 staff. More than 500 of the firm's staff are based in its international headquarters in the City of London. Pinsent Masons has offices in Aberdeen, Belfast, Beijing, Dubai, Edinburgh, The Falkland Islands, Glasgow, Hong Kong, Munich, Paris, Qatar, Shanghai and Singapore; and within England, in Birmingham, Leeds, London (International Headquarters) and Manchester. Pinsent Masons LLP offers services in the areas of major projects, energy and utilities, construction, dispute resolution (including arbitration and litigation), outsourcing and technology, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, insurance, employment and pensions, property and tax. Pinsent Masons is the result of a number of mergers, the most recent merger being between McGrigors and Pinsent Masons in May 2012. A previous merger took place in December 2004 between Pinsents and Masons. Masons was recognised as one of the leading firms in the construction and IT outsourcing
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    79

    Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt

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    Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt is an American law firm with over 165 attorneys in eight cities. The firm currently has offices in: Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt is the seventh largest law firm in the Pacific Northwest, and the second largest in Oregon.
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    80

    Stewart McKelvey

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    Stewart McKelvey is a large full service Canadian law firm based in Atlantic Canada. In addition to its office in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the firm has offices in Moncton, Saint John and Fredericton, New Brunswick; St. John's, Newfoundland; and Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. The firm is made up of more than 220 lawyers and 300 staff. Stewart McKelvey is the largest law firm in the Atlantic region.
    8.50
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    81

    Yehuda Raveh & Co.

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    Yehuda Raveh & Co. (a.k.a. "Raveh"), is one of the largest law firms in Israel. Its offices are in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Haifa. The firm is headed by Adv. Yehuda Raveh.
    6.00
    4 votes
    82

    Doughty Street Chambers

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    Doughty Street Chambers is a UK set of barristers' chambers situated in London's Doughty Street undertaking criminal justice, public law, immigration, employment, human rights and civil liberties work. Doughty Street Chambers was set up in 1990 by thirty independent-minded barristers, aiming to break the mould of traditional chambers by moving out of the Inns of Court. The chambers are now over three times the size with over 100 members, including 22 Queen's Counsels. Geoffrey Robertson is the founder and joint head of Doughty Street Chambers along with Edward Fitzgerald. Other notable members include Louis Blom-Cooper, Geraldine Van Bueren, Sadakat Kadri, Ben Silverstone, Keir Starmer.
    7.00
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    83

    Holland & Hart

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    Since its inception in 1947, Holland & Hart has grown into a firm of more than 400 lawyers in 15 United States offices in Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and the District of Columbia. In 2007 and 2008, Holland & Hart was named the best corporate law firm in Denver according to a survey of corporate directors in Corporate Board Member magazine. It is the only law firm based in the Mountain West ranked on The American Lawyer’s list of the top 200 firms in the United States. Holland & Hart provides legal counsel to individuals and companies from emerging businesses through to Fortune 500 corporations located nationally and internationally. Its community service organization is the Holland & Hart Foundation, a non-profit organization. Colorado Idaho Montana Nevada New Mexico Utah Washington, D.C. Wyoming In the fall of 2008, the Nevada firm Hale Lane merged with Holland & Hart.
    7.00
    3 votes
    84

    Mandela and Tambo

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    Mandela and Tambo was the name of the law firm run by Nelson Mandela and Oliver Tambo in South Africa. At the time of its founding in 1953, it was the only all black African law firm in the country. The firm ceased to exist after politics and the anti-Apartheid struggle began to consume most of both men's time. It was destroyed and burned down in 1960.
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    85

    Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

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    Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu (長島・大野・常松法律事務所, Nagashima Ōno Tsunematsu Hōritsu Jimusho) is one of the "Big Four" law firms in Japan. The firm was "founded" in 2000 by the acquisition of Tsunematsu Yanase & Sekine (founded in 1987) by Nagashima & Ohno (one of the "Big Four" and founded in 1961). The main office is located in Kioichō, Chiyoda, Tokyo and the branch office is in New York City. At the 2008 ALB Japan Law Awards, Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu was crowned:
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    86
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    Williams & Connolly

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    Williams & Connolly LLP is a prominent litigation firm based in Washington, D.C. The firm was founded by trial lawyer Edward Bennett Williams, who left the partnership of D.C. firm Hogan & Hartson to launch his own litigation boutique. Recent high-profile cases include the successful defense of U.S. President Clinton's impeachment, representation of Enron's law firm Vinson & Elkins, representation of the motion picture studios in the Kazaa/Grokster file-trading litigation, defense of the Vioxx cases, and counsel for the plaintiff states in the United States v. Microsoft antitrust remedy trial. In past years the firm represented Colonel Oliver North during the Iran-Contra Affair; defended John Hinckley, the would-be assassin of President Reagan; and represented President Clinton during the impeachment hearings. In addition, the firm represented Fred Smith, the CEO of FedEx, in his challenge of the University of Virginia's policy of student self-governance. The firm's senior partner is Brendan Sullivan. In 2011, the Vault Guide ranked Williams & Connolly as the #1 firm for White Collar Defense and Internal Investigation in the United States, the #1 law firm in Washington, DC, and the
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    88

    Corrs Chambers Westgarth

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    Corrs Chambers Westgarth (also Corrs) is an Australian commercial law firm. It was founded in 1841. Corrs Chambers Westgarth traces its history back to 1841 with the founding of the firm's first office in Melbourne. Corrs has offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Perth. The firm acts for clients internationally and has links with law firms throughout Asia, the Americas, Middle East and Europe.
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    89

    Nishimura & Asahi

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    Nishimura & Asahi (西村あさひ法律事務所, Nishimura Asahi Hōritsu Jimusho) is the largest law firm in Japan and one of the "Big Four" law firms in Japan. The firm was "founded" in 2007 by the acquisition of the Kokusai Bumon (International Division) of Asahi Law Offices (Former Asahi Koma Law Offices, itself a merger of the Masuda & Ejiri and Komatsu Koma law firms) by Nishimura & Partners (one of the "Big Four" and founded in 1966. Formar Nishimura & Sanada.). The firm is a member of the international legal networks Lex Mundi and Pacific Rim Advisory Council. The main office is in Ark Hills in Akasaka, Minato, Tokyo and the branch or representative offices are located in Osaka, Nagoya, Beijing, Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, and Singapore. In 2008, at the 2008 ALB Japan Law Award, Nishimura & Asahi was crowned:
    8.00
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    90

    Robinson, Silverman, Pearce, Aronsohn, and Berman

    • Lawyers in firm: Mildred Trouillot
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    Robinson, Silverman, Pearce, Aronsohn, and Berman was a New York law firm which practiced from 1950-2002. At its height, the firm employed 170 attorneys. In July 2002, it merged with St. Louis-based Bryan Cave LLP to become Bryan Cave Robinson Silverman. In January 2003, the firm's name officially reverted to Bryan Cave. The firm was founded in 1950. One partner, Edward I. Koch, served as the mayor of New York from 1978 through 1989. An associate, Mildred Trouillot, later became the first lady of Haiti.
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    91

    Yoon Yang Kim Shin & Yu

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    Yoon & Yang LLC is one of the largest law firms in Korea with about 170 domestic and international attorneys. It is a full-service law firm providing both domestic and foreign clients with legal services in international transactions, mergers and acquisitions, securities, finance, tax, antitrust and fair trade, intellectual property, telecommunications, foreign investment, insolvency, real estate, labour and employment, other corporate and business matters, and litigation, arbitration and other dispute resolution, including white-collar crimes. Prior to the merger, Yoon & Partners was a law firm established in 1989 by Hoil Yoon, formerly a partner for 10 years at the international law firm of Baker & McKenzie. Yoon & Partners gained its reputation in the areas of international transactions, mergers and acquisitions, antitrust and fair trade, intellectual property rights, finance and international litigation.
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    92

    Goodwin, Procter & Hoar

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    Goodwin Procter LLP is a law firm based in the United States, consisting of 850 attorneys with offices in Boston, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, New York City, Silicon Valley, San Diego, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.. The firm's core areas of practice are corporate, litigation and real estate, with specialized areas of focus that include financial services, private equity, leveraged finance, technology, real estate investment trusts (REITs) and real estate capital markets, intellectual property and products liability. In 1912, lawyers and former Harvard classmates Robert Goodwin and Joseph Procter ran into each other on the street and – as the story goes – decided to start their own law firm. On July 1, 1912, Goodwin & Procter opened its offices at 84 State Street in Boston, with the partners undertaking a general practice of law. In the winter of 1912, Robert Goodwin and Amos Taylor represented Marjorie Newell Robb against Oceanic Steam Navigation Company for the sum of $110,400 together with costs from April 15, 1912 sinking of the RMS Titanic. The loss of the life of her husband for the sum of $110,000, and the loss of the luggage and personal effect in the sum of
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    93
    9.00
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    94
    Mayer Brown

    Mayer Brown

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    Mayer Brown is an international law firm headquartered in Chicago that specializes in commercial transactions and litigation. The firm employs approximately 1,500 lawyers, including approximately 875 in the Americas, 425 in Europe and 300 in Asia. By revenue, Mayer Brown is the 19th largest law firm in the world. The three firms that now form the core of Mayer Brown were all founded in the 19th century. The US portion of the firm was founded in 1881 in Chicago, by Adolf Kraus and Levi Mayer, and was shortly thereafter known as Kraus, Mayer & Brackett. After several changes in name to reflect its changing membership the firm eventually became known in the US as Mayer, Brown & Platt. The English portion of the firm, Rowe & Maw, was established in 1895 in London and operated under that name until joining with Mayer, Brown & Platt in 2002 to form Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw. In 2007 the amalgamated firm shortened its name to Mayer Brown. JSM (formerly Johnson Stokes & Master) was formed in 1863 in Hong Kong and is today known as Mayer Brown JSM after merging with Mayer Brown in 2008. The firm has offices in Chicago, Charlotte, Düsseldorf, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Palo Alto,
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    95

    Osha Liang

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    Founded in 1997, Osha Liang is an intellectual property law firm with a global presence. With offices in Texas, California, France, and Japan, our goal is to assist our clients in protecting and enforcing their intellectual property interests worldwide. The firm prides itself in being one of the most technically and legally proficient IP firms in the world, delivering to our clients the highest level of quality and customer service.
    9.00
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    96
    Robertson Stromberg Pedersen LLP

    Robertson Stromberg Pedersen LLP

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    Robertson Stromberg Pedersen LLP is a law firm in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Robertson Stromberg traces its roots back to 1918. The firm's founding members included the James Wilfred Estey, attorney general for Saskatchewan and later a justice on the Supreme Court of Canada; Arthur Moxon, the first dean of the University of Saskatchewan College of Law; and Peter G. Makaroff, a distinguished civil libertarian best known for his representation of labour and minorities during the Great Depression.
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    97

    Appleby Spurling Hunter

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    Appleby (previously named Appleby Spurling Hunter) is an offshore legal, fiduciary and administration service provider. It has offices in the key offshore locations of Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Isle of Man, Jersey, Guernsey, Mauritius and Seychelles as well as the financial centres of London, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Zurich. Appleby in its present form was created by the merger of Bermuda based Appleby Spurling Kemp and Cayman Islands law firm Hunter & Hunter in April, 2004 and the subsequent mergers with Jersey based firm, Bailhache Labesse in September 2006. Appleby announced on the 15 June 2008 that it was to merge with Isle of Man based Dickinson Cruickshank & Co, enabling it to become the largest offshore law firm in the world with 73 partners and 200 lawyers. It is included in the assemblage of firms referred to as the offshore magic circle. At the 2008 ALB China Law Awards, Appleby was crowned: On 11 January 2010, Appleby announced that it would be opening an office in Guernsey in Spring 2010. At the 2010 British Legal Awards, Appleby was crowned: At the 2010 The Lawyer Awards, Appleby was crowned: On 20 February 2012, Appleby announced that it
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    98

    Denton Wilde Sapte

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    Denton Wilde Sapte LLP (informally Dentons) was an international law firm headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It merged with the United States-based law firm Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal in September 2010, forming SNR Denton. At the time of the merger, Denton Wilde Sapte had 16 offices and employed around 610 lawyers. Denton Wilde Sapte was established on 1 February 2000 through a merger between the City of London-based law firms Denton Hall and Wilde Sapte. The merger created what was at the time the UK's 11th-largest law firm measured by revenues. Denton Hall had been established in 1788 by Sam Denton, and Thomas Wilde founded what was to become Wilde Sapte with partner Samuel Archer Hussey in 1785. In September 1988 Anthony Alexander, the Senior Partner of City law firm Herbert Oppenheimer Nathan & Vanayk, had joined Denton Hall Burgin & Warren along with 17 partners and 62 other lawyers. Denton Hall was a co-founder of the international alliance of law firms, Denton International, which was dissolved on 31 December 2003 after the partnership of German member Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek voted against a merger with Denton Wilde Sapte. In 2004 and 2005 Denton Wilde Sapte
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    99

    Foley Hoag

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    Foley Hoag LLP (formerly Foley, Hoag & Eliot) is a law firm based in Boston, Massachusetts, with additional offices in Washington, DC; Paris; and Waltham, Massachusetts. The firm represents public and private clients in a wide range of disputes and transactions worldwide. Its lawyers have experience in industries such as life sciences and healthcare, technology, energy and renewables, investment management, and professional services. The firm also provides clients with international litigation and arbitration and corporate social responsibility services. In 2011, the Vault Guide to the Top 100 Law Firms ranked Foley Hoag fifth on its national best places to work list. The firm was founded in 1943 by Henry Foley and Garrett Hoag. In 1980, the partners created a grant program called the Foley Hoag Foundation, which seeks to improve race relations in Boston. The firm moved its main office to its current location at World Trade Center West in South Boston in 2002. In June 2011, the firm opened its first overseas office in Paris, with lawyers there focusing on representing companies and sovereign states in international arbitration and litigation matters. Foley Hoag has
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    100

    Townsend and Townsend and Crew LLP

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    Townsend and Townsend and Crew LLP is a law firm specializing in intellectual property and antitrust law. It merged with Kilpatrick Stockton in 2011. Gene Crew, partner with Townsend and Townsend and Crew LLP
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    101

    Davenport Lyons

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    Davenport Lyons is a London-based law firm who provide legal advice and services across various fields. Although most of their work concerns corporate acquisitions, in 2007 their actions against file sharers became news in the United Kingdom. This subject became widely publicised in late 2008 because of the number of innocent people receiving letters from the company, it was reported on Watchdog that Atari stopped using this company for this reason. They were incorporated in 2001 and in 2008 listed 16 associates and 41 partners. Prior to their entry into file-sharing related intellectual property litigation, they were best known for their involvement in the case of a London tailor near Saville Row. Robin Shaw was named Lawyer of the Week by The Times in September for having acted for HarperCollins in the case brought by the BBC to prevent the publication of the autobiography of Ben Collins, the mystery driver known as the Stig in Top Gear, the BBC TV series. The High Court refused to grant the injunction and the book, The Man in the White Suit, has now been published. Davenport Lyons has been accused of trying to extort money from people for alleged copyright infringement. The law
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    102

    Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy

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    Established in 1951 Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy LLP is a large New York City-based International law firm specialising in providing a range of immigration law services to corporate and individual clients, and is widely recognised as the world's leading immigration law firm. Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP was named global "Corporate Immigration Law Firm of the Year 2012" by the International Who's Who of Business Lawyers. This is the eighth time the firm has been recognized in this way, having won the award every year since its inception Fragomen employs over 300 legal professionals and 1000 other workers, operating in 39 offices and affiliates in 15 countries. Fragomen has offices located in: NORTH AMERICA Atlanta, GA; Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Coral Gables, FL; Dallas, TX; Irvine, CA; Los Angeles, CA; Matawan, NJ; New York, NY; Philadelphia, PA; Phoenix, AZ; San Diego, CA; San Francisco, CA; Santa Clara, CA; Toronto, Canada; Troy, MI; and Washington, DC LATIN AMERICA San Jose, Costa Rica ASIA PACIFIC Auckland, New Zealand; Bangalore, India; Beijing, China; Brisbane, Australia; Canberra, Australia; Hong Kong; Kochi, India; Melbourne, Australia; North Ryde,
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    103
    Tanner De Witt

    Tanner De Witt

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    Tanner De Witt, or TDW, is a business law firm based in Hong Kong. The firm provides legal services to clients worldwide who have business interests in Hong Kong, China and the Asia-Pacific Region. Tanner De Witt acts for international groups and companies as well as local companies and individuals Operating from a small office in Wanchai, they employed one secretary. They were soon joined by Mark Side, and the three partners quickly established a solid reputation in the Hong Kong legal and business communities. In the short space of time between then and now, TDW has expanded to more than 60 people in total, including 30 fee earners. The firm occupies offices in the Lippo Centre. The firm's main areas of practice are divided into nine core areas: Tanner De Witt provide legal services to charities, including acting for Amnesty International Hong Kong in securing an employment visa for the human rights organisation's director in 2006. The firm has also supported the work of Domestic and Migrant Workers, a charitable body established to assist those from overseas who work in Hong Kong, and Enlighten Hong Kong, a charitable organisation whose mission is to widen opportunities and
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    104

    Baron & Budd, P.C.

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    Baron & Budd, P.C. is one of the largest plaintiffs’ law firms in the country. The firm focuses on individuals, municipalities, and entities harmed by environmental toxins, fraud, or disregard for safety and remains active in cases involving pharmaceutical litigation, financial fraud, Chinese Drywall, and California Proposition 65. Baron & Budd began its practice in 1977. The firm’s first major case involved a lead smelter adjacent to one of Dallas’ largest public housing projects. Baron & Budd represented more than 200 families in a lawsuit that eventually closed the smelter and provided sizable damage awards for court-supervised trusts that benefitted 445 children. Baron & Budd was one of the first law firms in the nation to successfully try a mesothelioma case. Baron & Budd eventually took its defense of mesothelioma victims to the Supreme Court, battling asbestos companies and, in some cases, other plaintiffs’ firms that wanted to turn all asbestos cases into class action lawsuits. When a Halliburton subsidiary filed for bankruptcy reorganization in the late '90s, Baron & Budd stepped in to protect the rights of the firm’s asbestos victims. Russell Budd, the firm’s managing
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    105

    Bennett Jones LLP

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    Bennett Jones LLP is an international law firm with four offices in Canada (Calgary, Toronto, Edmonton and Ottawa), two in the UAE (Dubai and Abu Dhabi) and one in Qatar (Doha), with a representative office in China (Beijing). It has a total of more than 890 lawyers and staff, including a former deputy prime minister of Canada, a retired Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada and two former Canadian ambassadors to the United States of America. Bennett Jones was founded in Calgary in 1922 with the dissolution of a 25-year partnership between R.B. Bennett and Sir James Alexander Lougheed (Lougheed, Bennett & Company) and the creation of the new partnership Bennett, Hannah & Sanford. The firm specializes in the following areas of law:
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    106

    Holman Fenwick & Willan

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    Holman Fenwick Willan LLP is an international law firm headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It specializes in international commerce, acting predominantly for airlines, shipping firms, insurers, commodity and energy companies, investment banks, and large corporates. HFW currently has 141 partners. According to The Lawyer magazine, in 2012 Holman Fenwick Willan was the 23rd biggest law firm in the UK with a turnover of £123.9m. The firm consistently tops the award for Chambers and Partners Global Shipping Firm of the Year.. In 2008, 2009 and 2012, the firm won the Lloyd's List Shipping Law Firm of the Year Award. Awards have also been won in Dubai (Seatrade Middle East Award) and Hong Kong (Asian Legal Business Client Service Award). HFW has been awarded the International Law Office (ILO) Client Choice Award 2010 for the United Kingdom., as well as awarded Legal Week's Employee Satisfaction commendation in both 2011 and 2012. In 2011, Legal Week cited HFW as one of the leading firms for customer satisfaction, in its annual survey. HFW ranks top tier in Chambers and Legal 500 for Shipping, Commodities and Aerospace, with high rankings for Corporate, Insurance and Commercial
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    107

    Johnson Stokes & Master

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    Johnson Stokes & Master (JSM) was one of the oldest and largest law firms in Asia before it was combined into Mayer Brown on January 28, 2008 to become Mayer Brown JSM. JSM had offices in Hong Kong, where it was one of the leading law firms, and in Beijing, Guangzhou and Shanghai on mainland China, as well as in Bangkok, Thailand and Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Before the combination, the firm had a team of 800 staff, including more than 260 lawyers. According to the firm, JSM was one of the top three foreign law firms in Thailand and Vietnam. Elaine Lo, senior partner and chairman of the Partnership Board of JSM, continues to serve as Chairman of the Asia Board and manages the Asian offices. Johnson Stokes & Master was established in 1863 in Hong Kong by Edmund Sharp as a sole proprietorship at a time when Hong Kong had less than a dozen practising lawyers. Later, an office in Shanghai, China was set up in 1893. In 1895, Alfred Bulmer Johnson became senior partner of the firm with Alfred Stokes and Godfrey Master as supporting partners. At that time, JSM was already legal advisor to The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, a major commercial establishment in Hong
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    108

    Lyon & Lyon LLP

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    Lyon & Lyon LLP was a Los Angeles-based law firm that specialized in domestic and international intellectual property law matters, with over 100 patent lawyers in six offices in California, New York, and Washington D.C. It was founded in 1901 when Frederick Saxton Lyon began practicing patent law in Los Angeles. The firm acquired its full name in 1919, when Frederick's son, Leonard, became his partner. In 2002, Lyon & Lyon filed for bankruptcy and dissolved. In its heyday, Lyon & Lyon LLP was one of the largest, oldest and most pre-eminent intellectual property firms in the nation, and had expertise in patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets, in all principal areas of technology, in prosecution (both domestic and international), in licensing and in litigation. The firm obtained thousands upon thousands of patents, trademark registrations and copyright registrations and compiled an exceptional winning record in both jury and non-jury trials. The firm handled a number of large intellectual property portfolios worldwide, and had long-established relationships with intellectual property firms in every part of the world. The firm represented clients ranging from individual
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    109

    Pepper Hamilton LLP

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    Pepper Hamilton LLP is a U.S. law firm with 11 offices and around 500 attorneys. The firm is ranked among the 100 largest firms by revenue in the United States. The firm’s largest practices include defense of pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers in product liability litigation and related matters, corporate transactions and commercial litigation. The firm was founded in 1890 in Philadelphia by George Wharton Pepper, who joined the practice of Bayard Henry. Pepper emerged as a leading lawyer in Philadelphia and the nation, and was prominent in Republican politics. In 1954, the Pepper firm and another Philadelphia law firm — Evans, Bayard & Frick — merged as Pepper, Bodine, Frick, Scheetz & Hamilton creating a 35-lawyer entity. Shortly after the merger of the Pepper and Evans firms, George Wharton Pepper retired from practice because of failing health. In 1955, he was succeeded as chairman of the firm by John D.M. Hamilton, who was chairman of the Republican National Committee in 1940. In 1960, another merger brought in the firm of Moffett, Frye & Leopold. The firm grew significantly in the 1980s, 1990s and in recent years. In 2007, the partnership elected Nina M. Gussack
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    110

    Stroock & Stroock & Lavan

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    Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP (c.k.a. Stroock) is an American law firm based in New York City with approximately 350 lawyers in three offices, the other two being Miami and Los Angeles. Stroock, founded in 1876, maintained an office in Boston from 1996 to 2000 and briefly maintained an office in Budapest as well. Stroock was named "Law Firm of the Year" by Securitization News in 2005. Stroock has also been recognized in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business. For the 2012 edition, 11 Stroock practice areas and 32 Stroock attorneys were ranked by Chambers USA, in the geographic categories of Nationwide, California, Florida and New York.
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    Cains

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    Cains is one of the largest and oldest law firms in the Isle of Man. Its precise date of founding is not certain, but the firm claims to be over 100 years old. It reached its peak immediately prior to the global financial crisis in 2008, when it had more than 30 lawyers and a similar number of support and fiduciary staff, located in its head office in Douglas and its branch offices in London and Singapore. Prior to the crisis, the firm had increasingly departed from its traditional domestic market to concentrate on high-value capital markets work, principally the AIM listing of Indian businesses. Following a series of ad hoc redundancies in 2008 and 2009, it presently has 24 lawyers, of whom 6 are directors (partners). It is rated as tier 1 by both Legal 500 and Chambers legal directories Cains won the 2007 Legal Week award and the 2008 Lawyer award for top offshore law firm. The firm is regulated by the Isle of Man Law Society.
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    Chapman Tripp

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    Established in New Zealand in 1875, Chapman Tripp is one of New Zealand's largest commercial law firms, with 52 partners and around 220 legal staff across its offices in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. The firm practises in all areas of commercial, corporate, securities, property, environmental and public law. Chapman Tripp started as a one man practice in Wellington in 1875 with Martin Chapman. Chapman was joined in partnership by William Fitzgerald in 1882 and then by Leonard Owen Howard Tripp in 1889, who spend a record 69 years with the firm. The firm went through many name changes, reverting to Chapman Tripp & Co in 1949. In 1962 the firm opened an Auckland office, becoming the first law firm to have offices in both Auckland and Wellington. In 1985 Chapman Tripp merged with Sheffield Young and Ellis, becoming Chapman Tripp Sheffield Young, and in late 1997 the Christchurch office was opened. Chapmann Tripp is a major supporter of the arts and communities in New Zealand. Chapman Tripp has sponsored the Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards, the 'Oscars' of New Zealand theatre, since 1992, when the annual awards were established to honour the best in theatre in Wellington. The
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    Covington & Burling

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    Covington & Burling LLP is an international law firm with offices in Beijing, Brussels, London, New York, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, San Diego, and Washington, DC. The firm advises multinational corporations on significant transactional, litigation, regulatory, and public policy matters. Covington & Burling LLP consistently ranks among the top 20 on The American Lawyer’s "A-List", based on financial performance, pro bono activity, associate satisfaction, and diversity. The firm has an overall prestige ranking of 11 by Vault. According to Vault's 2012 law firm rankings, Covington & Burling is the most prestigious law firm in Washington, D.C., the #11 most prestigious law firm in the United States, and the #6 most selective law firm in the United States . The firm has appeared on The American Lawyer's "A-List" consecutively for the past three years . The firm was also ranked #2 (tie) on the 2007 Schiltz 100, a ranking that inversely correlates profits per partner and firm prestige . Judge J. Harry Covington and Edward B. Burling founded Covington & Burling in Washington, DC, on January 1, 1919. In 1988, Covington opened a London office, followed by a Brussels office in 1990. In
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    Gowlings

    • Lawyers in firm: Gordon Gowling
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    Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP,Gowlings, is one of Canada's largest full-service law firms, with over 750 professionals practising in 10 cities in Canada, Russia, China and the United Kingdom. Gowlings' current Chair and Chief Executive Officer is R. Scott Jolliffe. Gowlings traces its origins to the firm Henderson & McVeity, which was founded in Ottawa in 1887. As the firm grew over the next century, its name passed through numerous permutations, but three figures remained dominant: Gordon Gowling, George and Gordon Henderson. In the 1980s, the firm expanded beyond its traditional Ottawa base, establishing offices in Toronto, Kitchener, and Moscow. Starting in the mid-1990s, Gowlings methodically solidified a national platform through a succession of mergers with other law firms in Vancouver, Hamilton, Calgary, Montréal, Toronto and Kanata. In order to avoid certain complications created by the mergers, the firm officially adopted the simple brand name, "Gowlings" (which had long been in informal use). Proximity to government accounts for the diversity and non-transactional bias of Gowlings' legal specialties. While the practices of the so-called Seven Sisters firms are weighted
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    Heenan Blaikie

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    Heenan Blaikie LLP is a full-service Canadian law firm. It practices in the areas of business, labour and employment, litigation, taxation, entertainment law and intellectual property law. The firm was founded in 1973 by Roy Heenan, Donald Johnston, and Peter Blaikie. Based in Montreal, the firm now has over 500 lawyers with offices in Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary, Vancouver, Victoria, Quebec City, Sherbrooke, Trois-Rivières and Paris, and a representative office in Singapore. The firm was founded in 1973 by Roy Heenan, Donald Johnston, and Peter Blaikie. The firm is one of the top ten firms in Canada; as of February 2011, it was the sixth largest law firm in Canada. At the international level, Heenan Blaikie is counsel to the Canadian Employers Council, an organisation that represents Canadian employers at the International Labour Organization (ILO). Heenan Blaikie is also the Canadian member of the National Workers' Compensation Defense Network (NWCDN), an organization of independent law firms in the United States and Canada with an established workers' compensation practice and experience in defending employers and insurance companies in workers' compensation and related actions. In
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    Legal Helpers

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    Legal Helpers, P.C. (Macey & Aleman) is a Chicago, Illinois-based national bankruptcy law firm with a consumer bankruptcy law practice group. The firm has been recently renamed Macey Bankruptcy Law, P.C., and even more recently has merged with Jacoby & Meyers. The bankruptcy law firm's bankruptcy attorneys handle Chapter 7 and Chapter 13, Title 11, United States Code Chapter 13 consumer bankruptcy law cases. Macey Bankruptcy Law has 25 offices throughout the country in the states of Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Wisconsin, Kentucky, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Arizona, Florida, Washington, Texas, Colorado, California, and Georgia. In August 2009, Capital Debt Settlement and Legal Helpers formed a consumer advocacy partnership to protect Capital Debt Settlement clients from being harassed by collection agencies.
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    Merchant & Gould

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    Merchant & Gould is an intellectual property law firm based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Example clients include Microsoft.
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    Mourant du Feu & Jeune

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    On 1 June 2010 offshore law firms Mourant du Feu & Jeune and Ozannes merged to create Mourant Ozannes. Mourant Ozannes has approximately 200 fee-earners and 50 partners practising from offices in the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Jersey and London. The combined law firm is the largest in the Channel Islands by partner numbers. Mourant Ozannes has an award-winning Cayman Islands team and an established presence in London. The Mourant du Feu & Jeune partnership was created in 1947 by Helier Mourant, Clifford du Feu and Reg Jeune. The firm, which was established in a small office in Hill Street, Jersey, with five staff, has developed into one of the world’s largest offshore law firms with offices in Cayman, Guernsey, Jersey, and London. The rapid development of the firm began with the advent of Jersey’s finance industry at the beginning of the 1960s. In fact, three of the first four financial institutions to set-up Jersey companies and open for business in the Island were represented by Mourant du Feu & Jeune. The firm continued to expand and in the 1970s a trust and company department was established. As the work and the number of employees grew, the firm moved to new offices in
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    Berwin Leighton Paisner

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    Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) is a leading international law firm with over 850 lawyers, including more than 200 partners based across nine offices. The offices are in eight countries around the world, predominantly providing services in corporate, finance, litigation and dispute resolution, real estate and tax. The firm opened three new offices in 2011 and continues to grow both in UK and internationally; in 2011-2012 it recorded an 8% increase in revenue growth to £246million and an increase in net profit to £93million. BLP's current managing partner is Neville Eisenberg who was re-elected for a fifth three year term beginning in May 2012, with Real Estate head Robert MacGregor taking over as Chairman at the same time. BLP is ranked 13th largest in UK law firms by turnover in 2010-11 at £229m, with profit per equity partner at £712k/year, a 56% increase over the year. BLP's roots lie in the early twentieth century, when the three original law firms were founded. Paisner & Co was established in 1932 by Leslie Paisner and provided general legal advice. Lionel Leighton established Leighton & Co in 1942, a firm that advised on litigation and property development. Berwin & Co was
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    Mishcon de Reya

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    Mishcon de Reya is an international law firm with offices in London offering a range of legal and advocacy services for businesses and individuals. The firm was founded by Lord Mishcon in 1937. In January 2010 Mishcon de Reya opened an associated office in New York, Mishcon de Reya New York LLP. In the Legal Business Awards 2012, Mishcon de Reya was named Law Firm of the year and Real Estate team of the year. The firm is ranked within the top 61 largest in the UK by turnover, according to an annual survey conducted by The Lawyer. The firm gained particular attention when Anthony Julius represented Diana, Princess of Wales in her divorce. A partner in the firm, barrister Charlotte Harris, has represented former UK Energy Minister, Chris Huhne, who is alleged to have asked his (then) wife Vicky Pryce to take on his penalty points to avoid a driving ban for speeding. A trial is set for October 2012. (see R v Huhne and Pryce). Mishcon de Reya’s expertise covers five areas: analysing risk, protection of assets, managing wealth, resolving disputes and building businesses. They have a reputation in each area, and have won accolades for their work in family and employment law. In 2008, the
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    Fish & Richardson P.C.

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    Fish & Richardson P.C. is a national law firm practicing intellectual property law. Fish is the 109th largest firm in the United States. Fish has over 350 attorneys, of which 96 percent are dedicated to intellectual property law. Fish is one of the most sought-after firms for both patent prosecution and patent litigation services among Fortune 100 companies. From 2004 to 2011, Corporate Counsel has ranked Fish as the nation’s top patent litigation firm. In January 2010, Fish was a finalist for American Lawyer’s “Top IP Litigation Department of the Year”. Fish’s patent prosecution practice received a top “Tier 1” U.S. ranking by Managing Intellectual Property magazine. The firm’s growing regulatory group advises clients seeking to market products subject to United States Federal Communications Commission and the Food and Drug Administration regulation. Practice Areas: Copyright, Litigation, Patent, Regulatory, Trademark Industry Sectors: Academic Research and Medical Centers, Aerospace/Defense, Biotech/Pharma, Chemicals, Cleantech, Consumer Products, Electrical/Computer Technology, Energy, Financial/Business Services, Internet, Manufacturing, Medical Devices, Nanotechnology, New
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    Miller Thomson LLP

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    Miller Thomson LLP is a full-service national law firm established in Toronto, Canada in 1957. The firm provides legal advice to Canadian clients and, through a network of affiliates, serves an international client base. Offices are located in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Regina, London, Kitchener-Waterloo, Guelph, Markham and Montréal. With more than 470 Lawyers, Miller Thomson is currently Canada’s ninth largest law firm. Miller Thomson provides a complete range of business law, advocacy and personal legal services to key business markets, including Canadian and international corporations, entrepreneurs, institutions, governments and not-for-profits. Among its partners has been former Canadian Prime Minister, The Right Honourable John Turner, P.C., C.C., Q.C., and founder of The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation's The Weekend to End Women's Cancer (former known as The Weekend to End Breast Cancer), Audrey Loeb. In 2010, Miller Thomson announced a merger with Saskatchewan-based Balfour Moss LLP. Taking effect January 1, 2011, Miller Thomson added 24 more lawyers and 2 offices. Miller Thomson, then known as Miller, Thomson, Hicks & Sedgewick, opened its
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    Shook, Hardy & Bacon

    Shook, Hardy & Bacon

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    Shook, Hardy & Bacon, L.L.P. (previously Shook, Hardy, Ottman, Mitchell and Bacon) is a U.S. law firm based in Kansas City, Missouri. In 2012, The National Law Journal ranked the firm as the 87th largest in the United States. The firm has practice groups in intellectual property, bankruptcy, commercial transactions, tax law, banking law, products liability, tobacco litigation, corporate and securities law, health law, insurance law, real estate, construction law, environmental law, and antitrust. One of the firm's longtime clients is tobacco company Philip Morris (now Altria). SHB also maintains a large clientele of pharmaceutical companies, including Eli Lilly and Company, Amgen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, GlaxoSmithKline, Sanofi-Aventis, Guidant and Wyeth. SHB also has an extensive roster of intellectual property clients and recently was named by Microsoft as one of its preferred providers for legal services. In 2007, Shook also won a $69.5 million verdict on behalf of client Sprint Nextel, against Vonage. Other clients include Ford Motor Company, Toshiba, and Sony. William H. Colby, an attorney at the firm, represented Nancy Cruzan (by way of her parents) in the right-to-die case,
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    127

    Sullivan, Papain, Block, McGrath, & Cannavo

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    Sullivan, Papain, Block, McGrath, & Cannavo is one of the largest plaintiff firms in the United States, involved in such cases as the 9/11 Litigation and Victim's Compensation Fund, The World Trade Center Funding, and the Vioxx cases. The firm was also one of only six firms chosen to represent the State of New York in its litigation against the major tobacco companies. Established over seventy-five years ago , Sullivan & Papain consists of thirty-eight lawyers in three offices, with its main office located in New York City. The firm's area of practice includes: Official Website
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    Dewey & LeBoeuf

    Dewey & LeBoeuf

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    Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP was once a global law firm, headquartered in New York City that is winding down its business during a bankruptcy. The firm was formed in 2007 through the merger of Dewey Ballantine and LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae. Dewey & LeBoeuf was known for its corporate, insurance, litigation, tax and restructuring practices. At the time of the bankruptcy filing, it employed over 1,000 lawyers in 26 offices around the world. In 2012, the firm's financial difficulties and indebtedness became public. In the same period, many partners departed, and an investigation by the New York District Attorney into alleged false statements by firm chairman Steven Davis. As a result of these difficulties, Dewey & LeBoeuf's offices began to enter administration in May 2012. The firm filed for bankruptcy in New York on May 28, 2012. Dewey & LeBoeuf was created on October 1, 2007 through the combination of two venerable New York-based firms, Dewey Ballantine and LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae. In 1909 began the law firm that would be known for years as the Root Clark firm, and thereafter as Dewey Ballantine. In that year, three recent graduates of Harvard Law School - Grenville Clark,
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    Dundas & Wilson

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    Dundas & Wilson LLP is a leading commercial UK law firm with offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow, London and Aberdeen. The firm is based in Scotland, but like other large Scottish law firms, it now has an established practice in London, which earns 39% of its total revenues. It is also regularly ranked within the top 50 largest law firms in the UK. Since 1997, Dundas & Wilson has focused only on commercial clients, having hived-off its private client practice to form another law firm now named Turcan Connell. The firm's main practice areas are financial services, real estate, energy & infrastructure and government & public sector. Donald Shaw, who joined Dundas & Wilson in 1979, has been the managing partner of the firm since 2006. In September 2011 it was reported in legal media sources that Dundas & Wilson was considering a merger with London-based law firm Bircham Dyson Bell; however, both firms have subsequently said that the merger will not be going ahead. The independent legal directory Legal 500 ranked Dundas & Wilson as a Tier 1 firm in 2010 in the following areas: Dundas & Wilson traces its roots to 1759 when David Erskine founded his own legal practice in Edinburgh. Sir James
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    Day Pitney

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    Day Pitney LLP is a U.S. law firm. With 382 attorneys spread across nine offices in four states and the District of Columbia. It is one of the largest regionally-based law firms in the Northeastern United States. In 2007, Day Pitney ranked 113th on the National Law Journal's list of the 250 largest American law firms. Day Pitney LLP was formed in January 2007 by the merger of two firms: the Hartford, Connecticut based Day, Berry & Howard LLP (founded 1919), which was one of the largest firms in New England, and Pitney Hardin LLP (founded 1902), which had been based in New York and New Jersey. The firm has practices in litigation, probate, trusts and estates, labor & employment, corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, bankruptcy and creditors' rights, tax law, intellectual property, and energy law.
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    Dykema Gossett

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    Although widely known as a Detroit-based law firm, Dykema was actually founded in 1897 in Chicago. The firm has offices in various locations around the United States including Detroit, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C. It currently employs more than 400 lawyers and lobbying professionals. Dykema's largest office is in Chicago but its combined southeastern Michigan offices are collectively larger. The firm is one of the largest Midwest-based United States law firms. The firm's website indicates that it represents "individuals, publicly-held companies, hundreds of privately held corporations, limited and general partnerships, associations, hospitals and managed care networks, banks and financial institutions, and retailers."Among other areas, Dykema has one of the larger automotive-related law firm practices in the United States. The firm represents Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Kia, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Toyota, Volkswagen, and Volvo. Also substantial is Dykema’s banking and consumer financial services practice. For example, thirty percent of the firm's reported litigation cases over the last two years have involved banking issues. According to the
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    McAndrews, Held & Malloy

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    McAndrews, Held & Malloy ("McAndrews") is a Chicago-based intellectual property law firm. It is one of the nation's preeminent legal resources on intellectual property, antitrust and technology matters, and features an exceptional team of registered patent attorneys, agents and technology specialists. The firm serves clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to startups and world-renowned universities. For three consecutive years, McAndrews, Held & Malloy has been named by Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) magazine, in partnership with Ocean Tomo PatentRatings, as one of the intellectual property law firms in America that secured the highest-quality patents for their clients. McAndrews, Held & Malloy was founded in Chicago in 1988 by attorneys George P. McAndrews , Timothy J. Malloy , John J. Held , Lawrence M. Jarvis and Gregory J. Vogler . Today, the firm has more than 90 attorneys, 74 of whom are registered patent attorneys . The firm's attorneys have built a record of patent litigation successes in jury trials, bench trials and ADR proceedings. In addition, McAndrews offers its clients services in the following areas: patent and trademark procurement and portfolio
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    Ogilvy Renault

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    Ogilvy Renault LLP was a Canadian law firm with 450 members in offices in Montreal, Ottawa, Quebec, Toronto, Calgary and London, England. Ogilvy Renault offered services in the areas of business law, litigation and ADR, employment and labour law and intellectual property. Ogilvy Renault's English and French bilingual character and proficiency in both the civil and common law systems led to a national and international presence. The firm began in 1879 as Carter, Church & Chapleau in Quebec. Lawyers at the firm have included: In 2001, the firm merged with Meighen Demers LLP of Toronto. On November 15, 2010, Ogilvy Renault announced it was joining the British firm of Norton Rose with the merger being completed on June 1, 2011, thus becoming one of the 10 largest law firms in the world.
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    Quinn Emanuel Urquart Oliver & Hedges, LLP

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    Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP is a litigation-only white shoe law firm. The firm is headquartered in Los Angeles, California and currently employs 600+ attorneys throughout ten locations around the world. In 1986, Quinn Emanuel opened its first office in Los Angeles. Currently, the firm has office locations in San Francisco, Silicon Valley, New York, Chicago, Washington, D.C., Tokyo, London, Mannheim, and Moscow. Today, its largest office is located in New York City. In 2011, profits per equity partner were the second highest in the world. The firm was established in 1986 by John B. Quinn, Eric Emanuel, David Quinto, and Phyllis Kupferstein with the purpose of being a litigation-only firm. Joined in 1988 by name partner A. William Urquhart, the firm aimed to do away with law firm formalities. Beginning in 2007, Quinn Emanuel expanded internationally by opening its first office in Tokyo. A year later, the firm expanded to London, then Mannheim, Germany in 2010, and Moscow in 2011. On September 1, 2011, Washington DC's Legal Times Blog announced that the firm was opening up its first office in the nation's capital. Quinn Emanuel is the first AmLaw 100 firm to have a female
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    Quinn Gillespie & Associates

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    Quinn Gillespie & Associates (QGA) is an American bipartisan lobbying and communications firm founded in 2000 by Republican political strategist Ed Gillespie and Democratic operative Jack Quinn. It was sold in 2004 to WPP, one of the world's largest communications services groups. It was one of the first government relations firms in Washington to employ professionals of both political parties. Ed Gillespie, former Chairman of the Republican National Committee and Jack Quinn, former White House Counsel to President Bill Clinton, founded the firm along with former co-chairman Jeff Connaughton . Since 2003, QGA has been in the top 10 of DC lobbying firms by revenues. Management Democrats Republicans Communications The 2008 Presidential campaign of President Barack Obama Barack Obama The 2004 and 2000 campaigns of President George W. Bush George W. Bush The 2004 Presidential campaign of Senator John Kerry John Kerry The 2000 Presidential campaign of Vice President Al Gore Al Gore The 1992 and 1996 campaigns of President Bill Clinton Bill Clinton QGA's annual Flak Bash honors D.C.’s most daring and verbally agile communicators 1133 Connecticut Avenue NW 5th Floor Washington DC, 20036
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    Shavit Bar-On Gal-On Tzin Nov Yagur

    Shavit Bar-On Gal-On Tzin Nov Yagur

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    Shavit Bar-On Gal-On Tzin Yagur, founded in 1992 by Ilan Shavit and Ofer Bar-On, is one of the large law firms in Israel. Its offices are in Tel Aviv. With over 35 fee earners and 48 employees, the firm specializes in corporate, commercial, real estate, planning, construction, receivership, banking, anti-trust and competition law. The firm also provides tax advisory and business consultancy services via internal affiliates. Shavit Bar-On Gal-On Tzin Yagur is the Israeli member of ELG - European Law Group, a network of independent European law firms based in 11 countries.
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    137

    New York Lawyers for the Public Interest

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    New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, Inc. ("New York Lawyers" or "NYLPI" [nil-pee]) is a non-profit civil rights law firm located in New York City, specializing in the areas of disability rights, access to health care and environmental justice. NYLPI was founded in 1976 by a group of lawyers from the New York City Bar Association to address legal needs that were not otherwise being met. This arrangement ultimately evolved into NYLPI's pro bono clearinghouse, which now matches volunteer lawyers from prestigious law firms and corporate legal departments with community groups and nonprofit organizations in need of legal services. NYLPI also has a number of in-house staff attorneys, social workers and community organizers working in the organization's three areas of specialization. NYLPI's Disability Law Center "protects and promotes the civil rights of people with disabilities," its Environmental Justice and Community Development Project "provides organizing and legal assistance to low-income neighborhoods and communities of color that bear an unfair burden of environmental threats," and its Health Justice Program "works to ensure access to quality health care for people in
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    Madgwicks

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    Madgwicks is a commercial law firm based in Melbourne, Australia. Madgwicks is a member of Meritas, the world's largest affiliation of independent law firms. Madgwicks' principal areas of practice are:
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    139

    Motley Rice, LLC

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    Motley Rice LLC is one of the largest American plaintiffs' litigation firms. Founded in 2003, Motley Rice seeks justice and accountability on behalf of people and institutions harmed by wrongdoing and negligence. The firm is currently involved in litigation seeking to hold accountable those who allegedly financed the September 11, 2001, attacks. Motley Rice is headquartered in Mount Pleasant, SC, and has offices in eight cities across the United States. Motley Rice was formed in 2003 by co- founding members Ron Motley and Joe Rice after the breakup of the law firm Ness, Motley, Loadholdt, Richardson & Poole P.A. Ron Motley played a vital role in building a case against the asbestos industry in the 70s and also served as lead attorney in the Tobacco litigation of the mid 90s, which resulted in the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement. In March 2012, Motley Rice was ordered to pay ITT Educational Services almost $400,000 in legal fees for pursuing a “frivolous” lawsuit the judge said was “based on a completely false story.”
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    S. Horowitz & Co.

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    S. Horowitz & Co., founded in 1921 by the late Shalom Horowitz, is the third largest law firm in Israel. Its offices are in Tel Aviv. With over 90 fee earners, the firm specializes in high end corporate and commercial legal practices. It was ranked as Israel's overall leading law firm by the Practical Law Company "Which Lawyer? - 2005" guidebook. S. Horowitz & Co. is the Israeli member of Lex Mundi, one of the world's largest network of independent law firms based in 165 countries, states and provinces.
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    141
    Armstrong Teasdale LLP

    Armstrong Teasdale LLP

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    Armstrong Teasdale LLP, based in St. Louis, Missouri, is one of the state’s largest law firms. With nearly 250 lawyers located throughout the United States and China. Armstrong Teasdale is a full-service firm with main practice areas in corporate services, financial services, intellectual property, international, litigation and real estate. It has had the largest patent practice in St. Louis, according to the St. Louis Business Journal, and Armstrong Teasdale was recognized by Intellectual Property Today magazine as one of the “2010 Top Patent Firms” in the country. We became the first Missouri law firm named to the list in 2009. Reflecting its growing representation of cutting edge technology clients, the firm moved its headquarters in 2010 to a state of the art, “green” building located in the St. Louis suburb of Clayton. Armstrong Teasdale is a member of Lex Mundi, a global association of 160 prominent law firms, United States Law Firm Group, a network of law firms located in major U.S. cities; and State Law Resources, Inc., an organization of firms with expertise in administrative, regulatory, and government relations at the state and federal levels. It was founded in 1901 by
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    Carey Olsen

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    Carey Olsen is an offshore law firm with offices in Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Jersey and London. It advises on British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Jersey law. Carey Olsen was formed in 2003 following the merger between two prominent Channel Island firms, Carey Langlois of Guernsey and Olsens of Jersey. The former had roots dating back to 1898 in Guernsey while Olsens was, at the time, a relative newcomer having been started in 1981 by Advocate Anthony Olsen. Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Jersey and London The Morningstar Professional Services Rankings Guide places Carey Olsen in the top five law firms by the number of London Stock Exchange (LSE) and AIM clients it advises. It is the only offshore law firm to be ranked alongside UK legal advisers in the top five by Morningstar. (Source: The Morningstar Rankings Guide, Q2 2012 report). 1. The Morningstar (formerly Hemscott) Professional Services Rankings Guide
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    Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery

    Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery

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    Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery (Fitch Even) is a midsized law firm that specializes in intellectual property (IP) and technology-related law. The firm originated in Chicago, Illinois in 1859, and now has offices throughout the United States and an international client base. Most of the firm's attorneys are registered U.S. patent attorneys (i.e., authorized to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and in at least one state in the U.S.) and have backgrounds in high technology or the chemical and life sciences. Fitch Even's litigation practice involves all areas of IP including patent, trade secret, trademark, copyright, unfair competition, and related commercial disputes. The firm served as counsel in the landmark patent case Arrhythmia v. Corazonix that dealt with the issue of patentable subject matter before the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals. The firm successfully argued that a software-based mathematical method used in monitoring a patient's heart was patentable subject matter. The Federal Circuit relied on Arrhythmia in a subsequent case, State Street Bank v. Signature Financial Group, that expanded patentable subject matter to include business methods. The firm
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    Frank B. Dehn & Co.

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    Dehns is the trading name of "Frank B. Dehn & Co.", a United Kingdom firm of patent and trade mark attorneys, with offices in London, Brighton, Oxford and Munich. It was founded in 1920 by Frank Bernard Dehn. Founded in 1920, the practice has offices in London, Brighton, Oxford and Munich. The firm’s patent work comes from European direct clients, particularly from Scandinavia, as well as the UK. The firm also acts directly for a large number of US Fortune 500 clients and handles a significant amount of work originating in Japan. Most of its trade mark work comes from the UK and from US direct client companies. Clients include small businesses and private inventors, as well as multinational firms. The firm advises on all aspects of patenting innovative technology, registering words, logos and other marks and registering original designs. Services include preparation and filing of applications, opposition and cancellation actions, advice on areas of conflict, regular watching for patents and trade marks of competitors and conducting infringement and other proceedings. Industries in which it is active in patent work include pharmaceuticals, biochemistry, biotechnology,
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    M. Firon & Co.

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    M. Firon & Co., founded in 1950, is one of the largest law firms in Israel. Its offices are in Ramat Gan, and it has branch offices in Jerusalem, Beer Sheva and Haifa. With 50 years of legal experience, M. Firon & Co. has earned a leading position among Israel’s law firms. This international firm is headed by the accomplished lawyer Adv. Zvi Firon. The firm has been recognized for integrity and professionalism. They do work in commercial law,corporate law, real estate, as well as litigation, construction, public works, anti-trust laws, capital markets and matters dealing with the defense industry. Firon Bar-Nir & Co. (Europe) Ltd. is the firm's affiliated office in Bucharest, Romania.
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    146
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    Schiff Hardin

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    Schiff Hardin LLP is a national law firm with nearly 400 attorneys practicing out of nine offices nationwide — Ann Arbor, Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Lake Forest, New York, San Francisco and Washington, DC. It is a general practice firm serving corporate clients in a number of practices. The firm was founded in 1864 as Hitchcock & Dupee and ranks as one of Chicago's oldest law firms. In its early years, it represented the Chicago City Railway Company and Chicago Transit Authority. In 1889, Hitchcock & Dupee gained Northern Trust as a client; today the company still turns to Schiff Hardin for all matters of legal advice. The firm acquired its current name in 2004. Schiff Hardin opened a Washington, D.C. office in 1977. Offices in New York City (1991) and Atlanta (2003) followed. In 2007, the firm merged with Morgenstein & Jubelirer to open a San Francisco office; it also opened a Boston office that year. In 2012, the firm opened offices in Ann Arbor, Michigan and Charlotte, North Carolina.
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    Tiberghien

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    Tiberghien is a Belgium-based law firm situated in Brussels and Antwerp. Tiberghien was founded by Albert Tiberghien over 50 years ago. Tiberghien is highly focused on international tax law and estate planning. They provided tax services and optimisations for companies and high net-worth individuals. For non-tax law problems of their clients, Tiberghien has a working relation with Altius. Altius provides legal advice, such as corporate and employment law. Tiberghien also has established many international connections with law firms abroad. Many articles in national and international law review magazines were written by Tiberghien lawyers. One notable publication is the Tiberghien Manual, originally written by Albert Tiberghien. This is now edited and kept up-to-date by the lawyers from the Tiberghien office. Albert Tiberghien is also known as the founder of the Brussels Tax College (Fiscale Hogeschool).
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    McGrigors

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    Until 1 May 2012, McGrigors LLP was a UK Top 50 law firm. with offices in six British cities as well as Qatar and the Falkland Islands. Since then, the firm has merged with international law firm Pinsent Masons.
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    150
    Schulte Roth & Zabel

    Schulte Roth & Zabel

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    Schulte Roth & Zabel is an American law firm. The firm was founded in New York City in 1969 and launched in London offering American and English law capabilities in 2002. The firm also has an office in Washington, D.C. The firm has an investment management practice, which focuses on the formation of private investment funds, also called hedge funds. It also works in structured products and derivatives. The firm represented figures connected to the Madoff investment scandal, including J. Ezra Merkin, the financier and money manager targeted in various civil lawsuits by investors and Irving Picard, the trustee of Bernand Madoff Investment Securities LLC. The firm has also represented the estate of the late philanthropist Jeffrey Picower, who is also the target of various civil suits.
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    151
    Dechert, LLP

    Dechert, LLP

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    Dechert LLP is an international law firm of more than 800 lawyers with top-ranked practices in corporate and securities, complex litigation, finance and real estate, and financial services and asset management. Dechert has offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. It was founded in Philadelphia and is registered as a limited liability partnership under Pennsylvania law. The firm's first predecessor was formed in 1875 by Wayne MacVeagh and George Tucker Bispham. MacVeagh had previously served as United States Ambassador to Turkey, and went on to become United States Attorney General under President James Garfield and also United States Ambassador to Italy during the 1890s. Bispham was made a professor at University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1884. Another future U.S. Attorney General, Francis Biddle, also a professor at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, joined the firm in 1916. In its early years, the firm represented a number of banks, railroads, and coal companies. During World War II, the firm lost many of its attorneys to the war effort, and combined with another Philadelphia-based law firm, Dechert, Smith & Clark, which had been founded
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    Frost Brown Todd, LLC

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    Frost Brown Todd LLC is one of the largest law firms based in the Midwestern United States. It resulted from the 2000 merger of Frost & Jacobs LLP, a Cincinnati-based firm, with Brown Todd & Heyburn PLLC, a Louisville-based firm. It presently has over 450 attorneys working in nine offices throughout Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, and West Virginia. Famous individuals associated with the firm include talk show host and former Cincinnati mayor Jerry Springer; who started his career as an associate at the firm, and Kenneth Starr, who worked as a summer associate at the firm while in law school; and Francis L. Dale, who served on Richard M. Nixon's Committee to Re-elect the President. In January 2009, the firm merged with the Indianapolis-based law firm of Locke Reynolds LLP.
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    Hammonds

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    Hammonds LLP was an international law firm headquartered in Leeds, United Kingdom, with offices in Beijing, Berlin, Birmingham, Brussels, Hong Kong, Leeds, Madrid, Manchester, Munich and Paris. The firm had associate relationships with Rossotto, Colombatto & Partners in Italy and with Zhigachoff in Russia (with offices in Moscow and St Petersburg). Hammonds merged with the US-based law firm Squire, Sanders & Dempsey in January 2011. Hammonds LLP was formed in Yorkshire in the 19th century. Its final configuration was the result of the merger of Hammond Suddards and Edge Ellison in 2000. At that point, Hammonds was the 11th-largest law firm in the UK. The firm was ranked 20th in the UK by turnover in The Lawyer UK 100 2006, with a turnover of £132 million. Throughout 2005-2009, the firm underwent significant restructuring under the stewardship of Managing Partner Peter Crossley. As of 2009, the partnership consisted of approximately 180 partners and over 1,000 employees. Hammonds converted to a Limited Liability Partnership in 2009.
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    Hill and Barlow

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    Hill & Barlow was a law firm in Boston, Massachusetts that dissolved in 2002. Founded in 1895, the firm had been one of the city's oldest and most elite firms, and was also the 12th largest in Boston at the time of its dissolution, employing 145 lawyers. The firm was originally founded by Arthur Hill, known for defending the anarchists Sacco and Vanzetti. Hill & Barlow officially dissolved when approximately one third of the firm, mostly the real estate group, left, eventually joining Piper Rudnick (now DLA Piper) in 2003. (A group representing authors and movie producers were the first to leave for Fish & Richardson.) Remaining attorneys reported feeling "blindsided" by the unexpected upheaval, but those departing felt that the planned restructuring was coming too late. Notable former employees include:
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    Judicial Arbiter Group

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    Judicial Arbiter Group, Inc. (JAG) Founded in 1984 in Boulder, Colorado by former Chief District Judge Richard W. Dana, Colorado Supreme Court Justice William Neighbors, and 20th Judicial District Administrator Jerry D. Lockwood. Judicial Arbiter Group is one of the oldest and largest private judicial services in the country, with twenty-four former trial and appellate judges serving as neutrals, and two offices in Denver and Colorado Springs. Judicial Arbiter Group provides the legal community with alternative dispute resolution. •Judicial Arbiter Group Website •HG Profile
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    NautaDutilh

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    NautaDutilh is an independent law firm practicing Dutch, Belgian and Luxembourg law. NautaDutilh is one of the largest law firms in Europe, with over 400 lawyers, civil law notaries and tax advisers in offices in Amsterdam, Brussels, London, Luxembourg, New York and Rotterdam. The firm's lengthy and illustrious history dates back to 1724. NautaDutilh's core practice areas are corporate, banking and financial law, but it is also widely known and respected for its expertise in the areas of tax, intellectual property, competition and antitrust law, telecoms and media, commercial property and insurance. Throughout its history, NautaDutilh has been instrumental in a number of landmark deals. For instance, in 1795, the firm was involved in loan negotiations between Dutch bankers and representatives of the US government to finance for the rebuilding and expansion of Washington DC. The firm's partners have a long-standing tradition of public service and many hold academic appointments. In 1903, NautaDutilh hired the first female lawyer in the Netherlands, Adolphine Kok. Over the years, the firm has produced entrepreneurs, politicians and even a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize (Tobias
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    Thacher Proffitt & Wood, LLP

    Thacher Proffitt & Wood, LLP

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    Thacher Proffitt & Wood LLP was an American law firm headquartered in New York City. As of 2009 the firm was in the process of dissolving. At its peak, the firm was made up of approximately 365 attorneys with offices in New York City; Washington, D.C.; Mexico City; White Plains, New York; and Summit, New Jersey. The firm traces its founding back to 1848, when Benjamin Franklin Butler opened his legal practice on Wall Street in New York City with his son, William. Thacher Proffitt was a market leader in the mortgage-backed securities market, and in fact was instrumental in the creation of the MBS and CMBS markets. This flagship practice was adversely impacted by the downturn in the capital markets in 2008, as well as the collapse of Bear Stearns and Lehman Brothers, first leading Thacher Proffitt to trim its headcount, and ultimately dissolve. The firm also had highly regarded real estate, litigation, corporate, tax and derivatives practices. The firm had offices in the World Trade Center through the September 11 attacks. After a period of two years in midtown the firm returned to its downtown roots and reaffirmed its commitment to downtown when it opened its new offices in the
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    DLA Piper

    • Lawyers in firm: Harry McPherson
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    DLA Piper is an Anglo-American multinational law firm with 77 offices across 31 countries and around 4,200 lawyers. It is the largest law firm in the world measured by number of lawyers. In 2011 DLA Piper had total revenues of US$2.25 billion (£1.42 billion) and average profit per equity partner of US$1.225 million (£773,000). DLA Piper was formed in January 2005 by a merger between three law firms: San Diego-based Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich LLP, Chicago-based Piper Rudnick LLP and London-based DLA LLP. DLA Piper is composed of two partnerships, DLA Piper International LLP and DLA Piper U.S. LLP. The two partnerships share a single management board but are not financially integrated. The roots of the business can be traced back to Charles Lupton (1855-1935). He qualified as a solicitor in 1881 practising mainly at Dibb & Co., later Dibb Lupton in Leeds. In July 2004 London-based law firm DLA LLP and Chicago-based law firm Piper Rudnick announced their intention to merge on 1 January 2005. DLA had been the result of a mid-1990s merger between three UK firms, Dibb Lupton Broomhead, Alsop Stevens, and Wilkinson Kimbers. Piper Rudnick had been the product of a 1999 merger between
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    Donovan, Leisure, Newton & Irvine

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    Donovan, Leisure, Newton & Irvine was a white-shoe New York law firm. It was founded in 1929 by General William "Wild Bill" Donovan, often called the Father of the CIA. The firm dissolved in 1998. Its notable antitrust cases include a series of lawsuits involving American Cyanamid in the 1960s and Kodak. The firm was rocked by a scandal involving a senior partner, Mahlon Perkins (son of the US diplomat Mahlon Fay Perkins), who concealed documents from an adversary in a major antitrust case.
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    Eversheds

    Eversheds

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    Eversheds LLP is an international law firm headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It is one of the 50 largest law firms in the world measured by revenues. In 2009/10 it achieved total revenues of £355.2 million, making it the ninth-largest UK-based law firm by this measurement, and profits per equity partner of £517,000. It employs around 1,220 lawyers and around 1,745 other staff in 45 offices in major cities across Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. Eversheds was originally established in 1988 by a four-way merger between Manchester-based Alexander Tatham & Co, Sheffield-based Broomheads & Neals, Norwich-based Daynes Hill & Perks and Birmingham-based Evershed & Tomkinson. Later in 1988 the combined firm merged with Newcastle upon Tyne-based Ingledew Botterell Roche & Temperley. In 1989 the firm merged with Cardiff-based Philips & Buck and Nottingham-based Wells & Hind. In 1990 the firm merged with Leeds-based Hepworth & Chadwick. In 1991 the firm merged with Ipswich-based Turner Martin & Symes. In 1992 the firm rebranded all of its member firms with the prefix ‘Eversheds’, the names of which were shortened to just ‘Eversheds’ in 1995. Eversheds merged with Bristol-based
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    McCarter & English, LLP

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    Founded over 160 years ago, McCarter & English LLP is among the oldest and largest law firms in the United States and is the oldest and largest law firm based in the State of New Jersey. The firm has over 400 lawyers in seven offices in the Northeastern United States. Its main office is in Newark, where it occupies the top floors of Gateway 4 in the Gatway Center office complex in Downtown Newark. The firm also has offices in Boston, Hartford, Stamford, New York City, Philadelphia, and Wilmington.
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    163

    Meitar Liquornik Geva & Leshem Brandwein

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    Meitar Liquornik Geva & Leshem Brandwein (a.k.a. "Meitar" and "MLG&LB") is one of the largest law firms in Israel. The firm was established in 2003 as a result of a merger between the law firms of Meitar, Liquornik, Geva & Co. (founded in 1962) and Leshem, Brandwein & Co.. Its offices are located in Ramat Gan.
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    Self

    Self

    • Lawyers in firm: Mahammad Ali
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    The psychology of self is the study of either the cognitive and affective representation of one's identity or the subject of experience. The earliest formulation of the self in modern psychology derived from the distinction between the self as I, the subjective knower, and the self as Me, the object that is known. Current views of the self in psychology position the self as playing an integral part in human motivation, cognition, affect, and social identity. It may be the case that we can now usefully attempt to ground experience of self in a neural process with cognitive consequences, which will give us insight into the elements of which the complex multiply situated selves of modern identity are composed. Heinz Kohut initially proposed a bipolar self compromising two systems of narcissistic perfection: 1) a system of ambitions and, 2) a system of ideals. Kohut called the pole of ambitions the narcissistic self (later, the grandiose self), while the pole of ideals was designated the idealized parental imago. According to Kohut, these poles of the self represented natural progressions in the psychic life of infants and toddlers. Kohut argued that when the child's ambitions and
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    165

    Shiboleth, Yisraeli, Roberts, Zisman and Moshe H. Ne'eman, Ben-Artzi & Co.

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    Shibolet & Co. is one of Israel’s most prominent, full-service, commercial-corporate law firms. The firm employs over 90 legal staff in its Tel Aviv office, maintains an affiliated office in New York and an Israeli desk at Shanghai. Shibolet & Co. is the only major Israeli commercial law firm to be ISO 9001:2000 certified in the field of Legal Services. The firm is the exclusive Israeli representative of Terralex, one of the two largest international independent associations of law firms. Shibolet was formed in 1973. It opened its New York office in 1976. In 1987, the firm merged with the Law Firm of Yisraeli and Zisman. In 2005, it merged with the Law firm of Moshe Ne’eman, and in 2007, it merged with the law firm of Amihud Ben Porat. In addition to its affiliate office in New York City, Shibolet is the only Israeli law firm having an Israeli-Chinese desk in Shanghai in cooperation with the prominent Chinese law firm Da Cheng Law Offices which operates in twenty three branches across China and is considered to be the largest law firm in Asia. Shibolet & Co. specializes in cross-border legal work and many of its lawyers are native English speakers with foreign legal qualifications.
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    Sutherland Asbill & Brennan

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    Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP, rebranded to the abbreviated name of Sutherland, is an AmLaw 100 American law firm. Founded in 1924 by William Sutherland and Elbert Tuttle as Sutherland & Tuttle, the firm originally achieved national prominence on tax issues. Sutherland's practice extends throughout the United States and worldwide, and is focused on seven major practice areas: corporate, energy and environmental, financial services, intellectual property, litigation, real estate, and tax. As of January 2011, the firm had approximately 422 attorneys.
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    Harney Westwood & Riegels

    Harney Westwood & Riegels

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    Harney Westwood & Riegels (or Harneys) was founded in 1960 is a law firm based in the British Virgin Islands (BVI). It also has offices in the Cayman Islands, London, Hong Kong, Cyprus and Montevideo. It offers advice in Anguillan, BVI, Caymanian and Cypriot law. The firm began in 1960 when Harold Harney formed the first resident legal practice to be set up in the BVI. He was joined by Neville Westwood in 1967 and Michael Riegels in 1974. Harneys is the oldest and largest legal practice in the BVI. Recently the firm has expanded steadily, with office openings in Hong Kong (2005), the Cayman Islands (2008), Cyprus (2009) and Montevideo (2010). Specialising in corporate and commercial law, the firm is especially well known for its corporate & finance, investment funds and commercial litigation practices. The firm has worked closely with the government of the BVI over the years in relation to the development of the offshore finance industry in the Territory. Three of the partners of the firm formed part of the "gang of five" that drafted the original International Business Companies Act. Harneys is recommended by the 2011 edition of the IFLR1000 - the guide to the world's leading
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    Harris Beach

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    Harris Beach is a law firm in New York state, founded in 1856. The firm has 200 lawyers and offices throughout New York state in Albany, Buffalo, Ithaca, Long Island, New York City, Niagara Falls, Rochester, Saratoga Springs, Syracuse, White Plains, and Yonkers, as well as Newark, New Jersey, and New Haven, Connecticut. Ranked by the National Law Journal as one of the country’s Top 250 law firms. Clients include Fortune 500 corporations, privately held companies, emerging technology businesses, educational institutions, energy industry companies, financial institutions, health care providers, medical and life science companies, real estate developers, not-for-profit organizations, foundations, state and local governments and authorities, as well as individuals.
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    Beachcroft LLP

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    DAC Beachcroft LLP is one of the largest national commercial law firms in the United Kingdom. The firm specializes in integrated legal services to clients in six main industry groups: financial institutions (including the insurance industry), health and public sector, real estate, technology, industrial goods and services, and consumer goods and services. It employs over 1,500 people, including over 800 lawyers and over 140 partners, and provides legal advice and litigation services from eight UK locations (Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle, Newport, Winchester, and three in London). The firm also has an office in Auckland, New Zealand. Beachcroft Dublin was opened in March 2009. It has a representative office in Brussels and a best friends network in Europe. Beachcroft can trace its history through a series of mergers back to 1762. The name "Beachcroft" was first used in 1828, when Richard Beachcroft set up his law practice. In the late 1990s, Beachcroft Stanleys and Wansbroughs Willey Hargrave merged to form Beachcroft Wansbroughs, which dropped the name "Wansbroughs" in 2006, to become Beachcroft LLP. In 2011 Beachcroft LLP merged with Davies Arnold Cooper to
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    Crowell & Moring

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    Crowell & Moring is an international law firm headquartered in Washington, D.C., with offices in Irvine, New York City, Los Angeles, Anchorage, San Francisco, London and Brussels, and around 450 lawyers.. The firm was founded in 1979 by 53 lawyers, most of whom were previously at Jones Day. The firm has grown steadily since its founding, through acquisitions of practice groups, mergers, and an influx of lateral partners and internal promotions. In October 2009, Crowell & Moring opened a San Francisco office by merging with a 28-lawyer litigation team from Folger Levin & Kahn. In August 2009, the firm brought on five partners from Patton Boggs and opened an Anchorage, AK office to expand its Environment & Natural Resources Group's work in energy and climate change. In October 2008, Crowell & Moring launched an office in Los Angeles by merging with seven-lawyer white collar defense boutique Lightfoot Vandevelde Sadowsky Crouchley Rutherford & Levine LLP. In 2007, it lured a 10-lawyer financial services group from Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney to its New York office. These moves were followed by an additional seven intellectual property lawyers in 2008. Crowell & Moring also raided
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    McGuireWoods

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    McGuireWoods LLP is a major U.S. law firm with more than 900 attorneys in 19 offices in the United States and Europe. With the firm's largest offices in Richmond, VA, Charlotte, NC, and Chicago, IL, McGuireWoods has recently experienced a period of rapid growth by opening new offices in London in 2009 and offices in Houston and Austin, TX in 2011. The firm has also announced expansion plans with new office space in Washington, D.C., London, Charlotte and Brussels, and increased its client representation capabilities by adding former Senator Evan Bayh as a partner and a nationally recognized debt finance team in Atlanta as well as a new political law group in the firm's Washington D.C. office. In 1834, Egbert R. Watson began his law practice in Charlottesville, Virginia. He later formed a partnership in 1870 with George Perkins, and in 1936 the firm became Perkins, Battle & Minor. The firm expanded in the following decades, and by 1966 was known as McGuire, Woods and Battle. The firm’s consulting subsidiary, McGuireWoods Consulting LLC, opened in 1998, and the merger and acquisition advisory group in 2001. In 2000, the firm changed its name to McGuireWoods LLP. Today, McGuireWoods
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    Rogers & Wells

    Rogers & Wells

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    Rogers & Wells was a New-York based international law firm founded in 1873. After several name changes, it was renamed for William P. Rogers and John A. Wells. The firm was well known for its litigation arm (second largest in New York City after white shoe establishment firm Simpson Thacher & Bartlett). It also had an active capital markets and international finance practice, where its main client was Merrill Lynch. The firm at its peak embraced approximately 400 attorneys and maintained offices in New York, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, Paris, London, Hong Kong, and Frankfurt. In 2000, the firm merged with London-based Clifford Chance. The firm practiced as Clifford Chance Roger & Wells in the Americas until 2003, when the use of the legacy U.S. firm's name was discontinued. Just before and immediately after the merger, several high-profile partners decamped for other firms including New York rival Kaye Scholer. The Paris outpost joined Kramer Levin.
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    SJ Berwin

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    SJ Berwin is an international law firm headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It is currently the 19th-largest law firm in the UK measured by revenues. The firm delivers commercial legal advice to financial institutions, investors, corporations and large companies. SJ Berwin has offices in Berlin, Brussels, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, Madrid, Milan, Munich, Paris and Shanghai. Around twenty-five percent of its partners and staff are based outside London. One of the youngest firms in the UK's top 25 by revenue, SJ Berwin was founded by lawyer Stanley Berwin along with 15 lawyers in 1982. SJB was driven forward by Berwin until his death in 1988, after which he was succeeded by Christopher Haan. In 1992, leadership of the firm was handed over to David Harrel, who led the firm for 13 years. It was on Harrel's watch that the firm in 2000 dramatically hiked its pay-rates for assistants, which contributed to a series of dramatic rises across the City that arguably became the UK's first-ever legal 'pay war'. Harrel also oversaw SJ Berwin's strategy of European expansion; at the time the firm was the only mid-tier City practice to commit to sustained international growth. The
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    Steptoe & Johnson

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    Steptoe & Johnson LLP is an international law firm recognized for representation of clients before governmental agencies, advocacy in complex litigation and arbitration, and advice in guiding business transactions. The firm has 500 lawyers in offices in Beijing, Brussels, Century City, Chicago, London, Los Angeles, New York, Phoenix, and Washington, D.C.. Philip Steptoe and Col. Louis A. Johnson, classmates from the University of Virginia School of Law, formed Steptoe & Johnson in 1913 in Clarksburg, WV. In 1928, Steptoe & Johnson opened an office in Charleston, WV, to meet the expanding legislative and regulatory work available in the state capital. Meanwhile, Col. Johnson helped found the American Legion, bringing national prominence to himself and the firm when he served as the organization’s commander in the mid-1930s. President Franklin D. Roosevelt appointed Col. Johnson deputy secretary of war in 1937. After leaving the Roosevelt administration, Col. Johnson opened the Washington D.C. office of Steptoe & Johnson in 1945. Shortly thereafter, Col. Johnson was again tapped for public service, this time by President Harry S. Truman, for whom he served as secretary of defense
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    Blake, Cassels & Graydon

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    Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP – Blakes for short – is a Canadian-based international business law firm. It is one of the "seven sisters" in Toronto, Canada. The Firm was founded in 1856 by Dominick Edward Blake, Blakes has offices in Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver, New York, Chicago, London, Bahrain, Beijing and associated offices in Al-Khobar and Shanghai. The Firm's international capabilities are extended by its charter membership in Lex Mundi, the world's largest non-exclusive referral network of independent law firms with member firms in 160 jurisdictions. Blakes is an advisory member of TechLaw Group, Inc., an international network of 18 law firms in more than 31 countries, whose primary mission is to advance clients' interests in all areas of technology-related business. The current Chair of Blakes is Brock Gibson. He was elected to this post in January 2009 and is the first leader to hail from one of the Firm's offices in Western Canada. Robert Granatstein has been the Firm Managing Partner since 2002. 1856 Blakes was launched after Dominick Edward Blake was called to the bar and entered into partnership with Stephen M. Jarvis in Toronto. Soon it was Blake &
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    Lowenstein Sandler

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    Lowenstein Sandler is an AmLaw 200 corporate law firm with offices in New York, Palo Alto, and Roseland, NJ. In 2011, the firm was ranked 168th largest in the United States in terms of attorney headcount by the National Law Journal, and 136th in profit per attorney by the AmLaw 200 survey (June 2011). It had 267 attorneys in December 2011. Lowenstein Sandler represents public and private companies, financial institutions, investors, entrepreneurs, universities, and private clients in corporate, litigation and bankruptcy matters throughout the country. It also provides legal services in investment management, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, intellectual property, technology, capital markets litigation, environmental law and litigation, insurance coverage, securities litigation, white collar criminal defense, real estate (including zoning matters,) trusts and estates, , employment and employee benefits. The firm has been described as "well connected" politically and partners have been appointed to important positions in state government. The firm was founded in 1961 and was based in Newark, New Jersey. One of the firm's founders was Newark-born Alan V. Lowenstein who was
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    Hub Law Offices

    • Lawyers in firm: Ford Greene
    • Type of law: Family law
    Hub Law Offices is a law firm in San Anselmo, California.
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    Reed Smith Richards Butler

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    Reed Smith Richards Butler LLP was the name of the merged law firm in the United Kingdom created by the 2007 merger of UK firm Richards Butler LLP with US-based international firm Reed Smith LLP. From May 2008, the firm has harmonized its brand name across all of its offices except for Hong Kong, which operates as Richards Butler in association with Reed Smith due to regulatory reasons. More comprehensive information can be found on the main Reed Smith LLP page. Official website
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    Baker Hostetler

    Baker Hostetler

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    BakerHostetler is an American law firm founded in 1916. One of the firm's founders, Newton D. Baker, was U.S. Secretary of War during World War I and former Mayor of Cleveland. In 2009, the firm was rated the 85th largest law firm in the world, employing more than 800 attorneys. The national law firm has offices in 11 different markets including; Cleveland, Ohio, New York, Washington, D.C., California (Los Angeles, Costa Mesa), Illinois (Chicago), Florida (Orlando), Texas (Houston), Denver, and Ohio (Columbus, and Cincinnati). BakerHostetler is a multidisciplinary firm with 11 practice groups and more than 55 areas of practice strength. In a 2005 survey by BTI Consulting Group, BakerHostetler was ranked among the top 24 firms considered to be the “Power Elite” in terms of providing superior client satisfaction. BakerHostetler's Washington office is home to former Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, Michael G. Oxley. Mr. Oxley joined the firm after a 25-year career in the U.S. House of Representatives. He is best known as the co-author of the landmark Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, which restored confidence in the capital markets and in the financial reporting of public
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    Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner

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    Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP, commonly known as Finnegan, is an international intellectual property law firm based in Washington, DC. Finnegan was founded on March 1, 1965 by Marc Finnegan and Douglas Henderson in Washington, DC. with the mission, "to do high-quality legal work focused exclusively on intellectual property law.". It is currently the largest law firm focusing exclusively on the practice of intellectual property (IP) law in the United States. Finnegan Henderson has 375 intellectual property lawyers. They are supported by approximately 600 professionals and support staff including patent agents, legal assistants, and dedicated docketing, research, litigation support, and information technology specialists. As a place to work, Finnegan has ranked on various Top 20 lists in the Avery Index, including #2 Most Prestigious Law Firm to Work For, #18 Family Friendly Firms, #5 Happiest Associates, #15 Highest Paid Associates, #12 Dedicated to Pro Bono Work, and #2 Most Perfect Law Firm.
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    Thomas More Society

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    The Thomas More Society is a national not-for-profit public interest law firm that exists to restore respect in law for life, marriage, and religious liberty. Based in Chicago, the Society defends and fosters support for these causes by providing high quality pro bono legal services from local trial courts all the way to the United States Supreme Court. The Thomas More Society was forged out of necessity in 1997 in order to continue defending the historic NOW. v. Scheidler case. This nationwide class action lawsuit brought by NOW against prominent pro-life leader Joseph Scheidler (among others) attempted to gag pro-life activism at abortion clinics nationally through misuse of federal antitrust and racketeering statutes. Having decisively prevailed in NOW. v. Scheidler in the Supreme Court, 8-1 (2003) and 8-0 (2006), the Thomas More Society continues to litigate cutting-edge cases including: The Thomas More Society has assisted thousands of clients including some of the nation’s most renowned pro-life and religious leaders: David Bereit and 40 Days for Life, Lila Rose and Live Action, Joe, Ann and Eric Scheidler and Pro-Life Action League, Troy Newman and Operation Rescue,former
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    Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

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    Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P. (often abbreviated to Oblon, Spivak) is an intellectual property law firm in Alexandria, Virginia. Founded in 1968, Oblon Spivak is the eighth largest law firm in Virginia with approximately 100 attorneys. The law firm performs large volumes of trademark and patent prosecution, as well as litigation (primarily in intellectual property lawsuits); having been ranked first among law firms based on the number of utility patent applications filed per annum for 15 years running, including the years 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009, as well as having been ranked first among law firms based on the number of trademark application filed for 2001. Notable attorneys at Oblon, Spivak include Arthur Neustadt, who argued successfully before the Supreme Court of the United States on behalf of respondent Shoketsu Kinzoku K.K. in the case of Festo Corp. v. Shoketsu Kinzoku Kogyo Kabushiki Co., as well as Charles "Chico" Gholz, a well-known expert in the field of patent interference practice. The firm's litigation practice has made waves for naming its competitors and using comparative advertising to gain business among corporate
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    Davis & Company

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    Established in 1892, Davis LLP is a full-service international law firm. Founded in Vancouver, BC the firm has grown to include seven offices in Canada and one in Japan. Davis has more than 240 lawyers working in over 40 different practice and industry groups. Edward Pease Davis, K.C. founded Davis LLP in Vancouver, Canada in 1892, six years after the city itself was incorporated. Davis was born in Ontario and graduated from the University of Toronto. The Early Years By 1894, the firm comprised four partners: Edward Pease Davis, Chester Macneill, Gordon Marshall and James L.G. Abbott. The firm's earliest clientele included: the Oppenheimer family, Edison General Electric, Canadian Pacific Railway, Canadian Bank of Commerce (now CIBC), and Union Steamship Company. 1919 - 1945 During the Great Depression, the firm recruited two lawyers of note. David Neil Hossie, a Rhodes scholars and decorated war hero, who established a successful and broad practice. Today, The University of British Columbia (UBC) honours Hossie's memory with an annual Prize in Corporate Law. Sherwood Lett also joined Davis at this time, and was ultimately responsible for establishing the firm's ties to Japan. Lett
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    Deeth Williams Wall

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    Deeth Williams Wall LLP is a Canadian technology and intellectual property law firm, based in Toronto. Founded by partners from Blake Cassels Graydon in 1994, it has consistently ranked in Lexpert's league tables as a leading firm in the areas of technology law and intellectual property law. Deeth Williams Wall is also known as "DWW" or by its trade-mark "dw²", and was one of the first Canadian law firms to use a logo to identify itself. The firm publishes a biweekly newsletter, E-TIPS, containing briefs on patent, trade-mark, copyright, domain names, information technology, pharmaceuticals, and other related areas of intellectual property and technology law. The firm practices in the following areas: intellectual property, information technology, patents, trade-marks, copyright, industrial designs, litigation, notice of compliance litigation, biotechnology and ag-biotech, and health care regulatory. Douglas Deeth Amy-Lynne Williams Gervas Wall Marijo Coates Michael Erdle Gordon Jepson Jennifer Jannuska
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    Goldfarb, Levy, Eran, Meiri & Co.

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    Goldfarb Seligman & Co. is the largest law firm in Israel, the product of the July 1, 2011, merger of Goldfarb, Levy, Eran, Meiri & Co. and M. Seligman & Co. Its offices are in Tel Aviv. Goldfarb, Levy, Eran, Meiri & Co. (a.k.a. "Goldfarb") was the second-largest law firm in Israel. This firm was itself the result of a merger between Goldfarb, Levy, Eran & Co. (founded in 1972) and Dankner-Lusky & Co. (founded in 1984).
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    K&L Gates

    K&L Gates

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    K&L Gates LLP comprises 1,700 lawyers who practice in 28 offices located on three continents:  Anchorage, Austin, Beijing, Berlin, Boston, Charlotte, Dallas, Fort Worth, Harrisburg, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Miami, Newark, New York, Orange County, Palo Alto, Paris, Pittsburgh, Portland, Raleigh, Research Triangle Park, San Francisco, Seattle, Shanghai, Spokane/Coeur d'Alene, Taipei and Washington.  K&L Gates represents capital markets participants and leading global corporations, growth and middle-market companies, and entrepreneurs in every major industry group as well as public sector entities, educational institutions and philanthropic organizations.  Our practice is robustly a full market practice — at once regional, national and international in scope — and it is cutting edge, complex, and dynamic.
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    Olswang

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    Olswang is an international law firm headquartered in London, United Kingdom and with additional offices in the Thames Valley, Berlin, Brussels, Madrid, Paris, Singapore and most recently Munich. It also works closely with a network of firms across eighty countries. The Lawyer ranked the firm 32nd largest in the UK by worldwide turnover in 2010. That year, the firm had over 600 staff, including 97 partners. David Stewart has been the firm's chief executive since 2010. The firm's main practice areas include media, technology, telecommunications, real estate, corporate, intellectual property, commercial litigation and arbitration, finance, leisure, tax, EU and competition, and employment. Olswang was founded in 1981 by Simon Olswang and Mark Devereux, who is now the firm's senior partner., as a breakaway from property law firm Brecher & Co. Its early reputation was primarily based on film and media work. The firm grew rapidly through the 1990s, developing more of a focus on technology as well as media. In common with other professional service firms, Olswang converted to a limited liability partnership status under English law with effect from May 1, 2009.
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    Sidley Austin

    • Lawyers in firm: Michelle Obama
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    Sidley Austin LLP, formerly known as Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP, is the sixth-largest U.S.-based corporate law firm with approximately 1700 lawyers,annual revenues of more than one billion dollars, and offices in 18 cities worldwide, with the most recent addition of Houston, Texas in February 2012. It is a full-service law firm, with broad experience in transaction and litigation matters. Its original predecessor firm was founded in 1866 and had former first lady Mary Todd Lincoln, then the widow of President Abraham Lincoln, among its earliest clients. The firm was formed as the result of the merger of two firms: the Chicago-based Sidley & Austin, founded in 1866, and the New York-based Brown & Wood, founded in 1914. The merger was completed in May 2001. The firm's headquarters is at One South Dearborn in the Chicago Loop, Chicago. As of 2011, it was the 12th largest law firm in the world (and 8th in the US) by revenue. In 2010 and 2011, Sidley received the most First-Tier National Rankings in the Best Law Firms Survey by U.S. News & World Report. The 2011 US News Survey also named Sidley as the "Law Firm of the Year" in Corporate Law and Securities Regulation. The firm that
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    Vinson and Elkins

    Vinson and Elkins

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    Vinson & Elkins LLP (or V&E) is an international law firm headquartered in the First City Tower in Downtown Houston, Texas. The firm has offices in 16 major energy, financial, and political centers worldwide, including Abu Dhabi, Austin, Beijing, Dallas, Dubai, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Moscow, New York City, Palo Alto, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia San Francisco, Shanghai, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C. Vinson & Elkins ranks among the most prestigious law firms in Texas, and is generally considered the top law firm in the country for energy law. The firm is currently led by Mark Kelly as Chairman and Scott Wulfe as Managing Partner. With annual revenues of $602.5 million dollars and more than 700 attorneys, Vinson & Elkins ranked 42nd in The American Lawyer's 2011 Am Law 100 rankings of U.S. law firms based on revenue. In 2011, V&E ranked 55th on the AmLaw Global 100 2010, a ranking of the world's largest firms based on gross revenue. The firm was founded in Houston, Texas, in 1917 by Judge James A. Elkins and William A. Vinson. The firm is known for its energy industry experience, with more than 400 lawyers involved in energy-related legal work. The firm is recognized as “The World’s
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    Wynn Williams & Co

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    Wynn Williams Lawyers, previously Wynn Williams & Co is a law firm in Christchurch, New Zealand. In the last 50 years it has produced three High Court Judges and one Supreme Court Judge, Andrew Tipping, a remarkable contribution from a small number of partners. Founded by Harry Bell Johnstone in January 1859, it claims to be Christchurch's first law firm. William Wynn-Williams joined the practice in July 1860. and when Johnstone ceased to practice in 1864, Wynn-Williams, whose name the company now bears, remained with the firm until 1912. Wynn Williams is a founding member of the Lawlink Group, a national network of 18 independent law firms and over 420 lawyers. In 2007 Wynn Williams was invited to join State Capital Group as it's sole New Zealand member. This is the largest network of independent law firms in the world, comprising over 140 firms, which provides its clients with access to known and trusted expert advisers, anywhere in the world.
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    Akerman Senterfitt

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    Akerman Senterfitt is a large law firm, based in Miami, Florida. It was founded in 1920 and has grown to become one of the largest in the United States. In 2012, the National Law Journal ranked the firm as 90th largest in the U.S. by number of attorneys, and the largest Florida-based firm. In 2012, Law360 ranked Akerman Senterfitt as 94th largest in the U.S. by the number of attorneys practicing within the U.S. The firm is headquartered at 1 SE 3rd Avenue in Downtown Miami. Akerman Senterfitt, P.A. is a full-service law firm headquartered in Miami, Florida. The current Chairman & CEO is Andrew Smulian. It was founded in 1920 by Orlando attorneys Alexander Akerman and John Moses Cheney as Cheney & Akerman, with offices in the Dollins Building on 10 West Pine, Orlando, Florida. By 1925, following the death of John Cheney a few years earlier, Alexander partnered with his first cousin Hugh Akerman as Akerman & Akerman. By 1931, Alexander had retired and Hugh's brothers Emory Akerman and Joe Akerman joined the family-owned firm. In 1933, Allison E. Palmer and William H. "Billy" Dial were hired. They were among the first attorneys to join the firm who were not related to the Akerman
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    Alston & Bird LLP

    • Lawyers in firm: Leah Ward Sears
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    Alston & Bird LLP, commonly abbreviated (A&B), is the largest law firm in Atlanta and the forty-third largest in the United States. Founded in 1893, the firm has local offices in Atlanta, New York City, Washington, DC, Brussels, Charlotte, Raleigh, Dallas, Los Angeles, Silicon Valley, and Ventura County. Through the roots of the Alston, Miller & Gaines’ predecessor firms, the merger with Jones, Bird and Howell formed Alston & Bird on December 1, 1982. Expansion beyond Georgia began with the establishment of an office in Washington, DC, followed by the 1997 merger with intellectual property-focus Bell Seltzer Park & Gibson (Charlotte and Raleigh), Walter, Conston, Alexander & Green in 2001 (New York), and Crews, Shepherd & McCarty LLP in 2007 (Dallas). In August 2008, the firm opened a Silicon Valley office with attorneys from the national firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld. The next month, Alston & Bird acquired the 100-lawyer strong Weston Benshoof Rochefort Rubalcava and MacCuish LLP, launching in Los Angeles and Ventura County to reach 9 offices nationwide. Legal publications report that the Atlanta-based firm is seeking to launch additional overseas offices in London and
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    Cassidy & Associates

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    Cassidy & Associates (Cassidy) is a leading federal government relations firm with over 35 years of experience helping clients promote their interests in Washington, D.C.. Cassidy is consistently ranked as one of the top government relations firms in the industry. The firm provides a broad range of services, with a particular emphasis on developing targeted federal government relations strategies and facilitating substantive and lasting relationships with key decision makers. The firm includes former senior Congressional staff, Administration officials, retired military officers, and others who possess extensive legislative, regulatory and political expertise. Cassidy represents both domestic and international clients, including Fortune 500 companies, emerging technology firms, start-ups, universities, hospitals, and state and local governments. Cassidy was founded in 1975 as Schlossberg-Cassidy Associates by Gerald Cassidy and Kenneth Schlossberg, both former aides to Sen. George McGovern. After its founding, Cassidy pioneered the integrated government, public affairs, and public relations campaign. Cassidy inspired the founding of a polling firm, a grassroots lobbying firm and
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    Goodmans

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    Goodmans LLP is a Canadian corporate law firm with offices in Toronto and Vancouver. It is one of the seven sisters; a collection of seven leading Canadian law firms with offices in Toronto. First established in Toronto in 1917 by David Bertram Goodman, Goodmans LLP now has approximately 200 lawyers. The firm acts for Canada's largest corporations, financial institutions and multinationals, and was recognized two years in a row as the National Law Firm of the Year for Canada at the International Financial Law Review’s Americas Awards.
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    Gornitzky & Co.

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    Gornitzky & Co., is a law firm in Israel. Its offices are in Tel Aviv, and it has a branch in Herzlia Pituach. The firm was established in 1938 by Israel Gornitzky. The firm is headed by Pinhas Rubin and managed by Moriel Matalon. Two senior partners at the Firm are Ariel Zelichov and Zvi Ephrat. The firm represents major banks in Israel and abroad; investment companies; housing and construction companies; hi-tech and telecommunications companies; insurance companies; hotel and tourism companies. The firm has also represented the Israeli government. The firm was listed by major international legal guides, such as "The European Legal 500", "Chambers Global - the World's Leading Lawyers", "PLC" and others.
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    Irell & Manella

    Irell & Manella

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    Irell & Manella LLP was founded in 1941 by lawyers Lawrence E. Irell (1912–2000) and Arthur Manella (1917–1997), and has grown to 220 lawyers. It currently has two locations in Southern California: Century City and Newport Beach. Irell is well known for both intellectual property litigation and general business litigation, and also for its high standards for hiring new attorneys and above market compensation. Vault's 2011 Guide to the Top 100 Law Firms ranked Irell & Manella the 37th most prestigious firm in the country and 2nd overall in intellectual property litigation. Morgan Chu is one of Irell's most well-known attorneys; he is also the brother of United States' Secretary of Energy Steven Chu. Former U.S. prosecutor John Hueston, well known for his successful prosecution of former Enron directors in the Trial of Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skilling, is a partner in Irell's Newport Beach office. The managing partner of the firm is Andrei Iancu. Andra Barmash Greene is the managing partner of the Newport Beach office. Jane Shay Wald is the head of the trademark practice group and David Siegel is the head of the securities litigation practice group. Former Associate Justice of the
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    LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae

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    LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae LLP was an international law firm of more than 700 attorneys headquartered in New York City. LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae was a large law firm with specialities in energy, public utilities, and insurance. It was founded by Randall Lebouef, Jr. In 2007, it merged with Dewey Ballantine. The successor firm, Dewey & LeBoeuf, went bankrupt in 2012. From its beginnings in 1929, LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae was known for its representation of energy and public utility companies, and from 1965, when it was selected as U.S. counsel for Lloyd's of London, it became a preeminent law firm advising insurance companies. It was this that led to the opening of the London office in 1978. The firm was originally founded by Randall J. LeBoeuf, Jr., who was born in Albany, New York, in 1897. While still in solo practice in 1929, LeBoeuf became general counsel to Niagra Hudson Power Company and the Aluminum Company of America (ALCOA). As his workload increased, LeBoeuf recruited his friend Bill Winston from an Albany law firm to form the partnership LeBoeuf & Winston on October 7, 1929, just before the U.S. stock market collapsed. Within six months, the new
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    Miller, Canfield, Paddock & Stone

    Miller, Canfield, Paddock & Stone

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    Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone (founded in 1852) is a large American law firm based in Detroit, Michigan. In 2010, the firm was ranked 126th largest in the United States in terms of attorney headcount by the National Law Journal. It is an international firm with offices in the United States, Canada, Mexico and China, and one of the few American law firms to have international offices in Poland. The firm has a sizable automotive and bankruptcy practice, and also represents businesses in labor and employment and immigration matters, including helping businesses to secure visas for foreign employees. The firm also has practice groups for litigation, international law and Canadian law, taxation, corporate, and securities work, real estate, environmental law, intellectual property, criminal defense, and a number of other areas.
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    Stikeman Elliott

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    Stikeman Elliott LLP is a Canadian corporate law firm. It is known as one of the "seven sisters" in Toronto and has approximately 500 lawyers in five Canadian offices as well as offices in New York, London, and Sydney. It was founded in 1952 by H. Heward Stikeman and Fraser Elliott. Stikeman Elliott's history as a law firm began in 1952, when Heward Stikeman and Fraser Elliott established a tax boutique firm in Montreal. The firm expanded throughout the ensuing years, eventually becoming one of the largest full-service business law firms in Canada.
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