Altman Weil MergerLine - Tracks law firm mergers and acquisitions as they are reported by the press. MergerLine compiles news of mergers and acquisitions of all sizes. Its focus is U.S. firms, but it will report on significant combinations wherever they occur. Lawyer headcounts are derived from published league tables, directories and law firm websites.
American Bar Association (ABA) - The largest voluntary professional association in the world. With more than 400,000 members, the ABA provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, information about the law, programs to assist lawyers and judges in their work, and initiatives to improve the legal system for the public.
BestLawyers - The Best Lawyers in America is a widely regarded referral guide to the legal profession in the U.S. Best Lawyers lists, representing 27 specialties in all 50 states and Washington, DC, are compiled through a peer-review survey in which thousands of top lawyers in the U.S. confidentially evaluate their professional peers.
Cahill Gordon & Reindel, LLP - National reputation for excellence in the financial and corporate areas. Among its ranks are lawyers who joined Cahill following distinguished careers in the Securities and Exchange Commission, United States Department of Justice, Department of the Treasury, Federal Trade Commission and other federal and state agencies.
Clayton, Dubilier & Rice - Based in New York and London, CD&R's professionals reflect two different skill sets: its financial partners are private equity investment professionals from the financial institutions and management advisory firms; its operating partners have collectively spent more than 300 years in senior management positions across a wide range of industry sectors at over 50 companies, notably ABB, BBA, BTR, Emerson Electric, GE, IBM and Unilever.
Defense Research Institute (DRI) - U.S. national organization of defense trial lawyers and corporate counsel. DRI provides numerous educational and informational resources to DRI members and offers many opportunities for liaison among defense trial lawyers, corporate America, and state and local defense organizations.
Employment Law Firms - Provides U.S. nationwide listing of attorneys specializing in employment law. Cases handled include age discrimination, sexual discrimination, racial discrimination, and sexual harassment in the workplace.
Environmental Lawyers - Lawyers and law firms representing environmental laws including pollution violations.
LegalMatch - An intermediary between attorneys and the people who need them. Its proprietary process matches small businesses and individuals with attorneys who have the right experience, availability, interest, and price.
LegalGenius - Business-to-business Internet exchange for attorneys creating a marketplace for case referrals, case leads, legal questions and second opinions.
LegalServ - Database of nearly 500,000 names of attorneys and law firms.
Locating Lawyers - A backgrounder with resource links covering attorney directories and a 50 state survey of online bar directories.
Paul Hastings - Strengths in employment, tax and business law with big name clients in more than 80 countries.
Society of Maritime Arbitrators, Inc. (SMA) - Promotes sound arbitration and establishes ethical standards for its membership. The SMA, however, does not participate in the administration of individual arbitrations.
State Bar of California - A public corporation within the judicial branch of government, serving as an arm of the California Supreme Court. All State Bar members are officers of the court. Also see:
Taxation Law Firms - Directory of tax attorneys, lawyers and law firms specializing in taxation law. Cases include IRS tax law, personal and business taxes - U.S. state and federal.
TerraLex - An international network of independent law firms that serves the business and personal interests of clients whose requirements transcend their state, provincial or national borders. Currently, there are 145 member firms in 93 countries, with more than 12,000 lawyers and hundreds of offices around the world.
Thomson Legal Record - A unique research tool, combining an attorney's litigation history on Westlaw with the attorney's profile on FindLaw. It provides a simple, efficient, fully documented resource for legal and corporate professionals seeking experienced litigators and a verifiable basis for decision-making.
West Legal Directory - Provides profiles of more than 800,000 lawyers and law firms, in addition to profiles of international counsel, corporate counsel, and U.S. government attorneys.
Law Firms / Lawyers / Legal Services
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer Feld LLP - General practice, including but not limited to antitrust; appellate; banking and financial institutions; capital markets; communications and information technology; corporate and securities; corporate governance; employee benefits; energy; entertainment and media; environmental; estate planning, wealth transfer and probate; financial restructuring; global security; government contracts; health care; insurance; intellectual property; international trade; investment funds; labor and employment; land use; litigation; mergers and acquisitions; privatization; project development and finance; public law and policy; real estate development and finance; Russia/CIS; tax; and technology.
Andrews Kurth LLP - Corporate law firm, based in Houston, Texas, with clients in energy, financial services, transportation, manufacturing, technology and other industry sectors.
Arent Fox Kintner Plotkin & Kahn, PLLC - With offices in Washington, D.C. and New York, the Firm has a wide range of expertise in litigation, corporate securities and transactions, financial restructuring and bankruptcy, government relations and regulation, labor and employment law, finance, tax, corporate compliance, and the global business market.
Arnold & Porter - Regulatory, litigation and transactional services. Many of the firm's attorneys have held senior positions in such U.S. government agencies as the Departments of State, Justice, and Treasury, the Federal Reserve Board, the Federal Trade Commission, the Federal Communications Commission, the Central Intelligence Agency, and the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Baker Botts L.L.P. - Global energy and technology firm with world-class litigation, environmental, and corporate lawyers.
Baker & Hostetler LLP - Practice groups include Business; Employment & Labor; Litigation; Tax, Personal Planning and Employee Benefits.
Baker & McKenzie - Banking, Finance, Major Projects, and Real Estate. Commercial and Regulatory. Compensation and Employment Law. Corporate and Securities. Intellectual Property. International. Litigation. Taxation.
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC - Current and former Baker Donelson attorneys and public policy advisors include, among many other highly distinguished individuals, people who have served as Chief of Staff to the President of the United States; the U.S. Senate Majority Leader; the U.S. Secretary of State; a member of the United States Congress; the Federal Aviation Administrator; Chief of Staff at the Supreme Court of the United States and Administrative Assistant to the Chief Justice of the United States; the Deputy Under Secretary for International Trade for the U.S. Department of Commerce; the Ambassador to Turkey; the Ambassador to the Sultanate of Oman; Chief Operating Officer and Commissioner of Finance and Administration for the State of Tennessee; the Deputy Governor and Chief of Staff for the Governor of Tennessee, the Governor of Mississippi, and the Chairman of the Alabama Securities Commission.
Barnes & Thornburg - The firm has more than 370 attorneys who represent and counsel clients in many areas including business, creditors' rights, environmental, estate planning and administration, global logistics, governmental services, healthcare, intellectual property, international, labor and employment, litigation, public utilities, real estate, securities, taxation, and transportation.
Beck & Lee - Trial lawyers specializing in lawsuits on behalf of severely injured individuals, investors, consumers, and businesses.
Berger & Montague, P.C. - Decades of experience in handling major complex litigation in Antitrust; Commercial Litigation; Commodities & Options; Consumer Protection; Corporate Governance & Shareholder Rights; ERISA & Employee Benefits; Employment Law; Environmental & Mass Tort; Insurance & Financial Products & Services; Lending Practices & Borrowers' Rights; Representing Opt-Outs In Class Actions; Securities Fraud; and Whistleblowers, Qui Tam & False Claims Act matters.
Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP - Specialize in the litigation of securities class, derivative and direct actions in federal and state courts; corporate governance litigation, including claims for breach of fiduciary duty and proxy violations; prosecuting violations of federal and state anti-discrimination laws and vindication of employee rights; and consumer claims.
Bracewell & Patterson L.L.P. - When Houston's emergence as a business and commercial center pushed its geographic boundaries outward and upward, Bracewell & Patterson attorneys handled many of the real estate transactions that created the city's current landmarks and multiple skylines. Because the city's growth and expansion required financing, the firm developed its representation of financial institutions, ranging from community banks to major domestic money centers and foreign banks. While supporting the city's burgeoning energy industry, Bracewell & Patterson amassed a rich cache of energy-related knowledge and experience that few firms can rival today. Likewise, the roots of our labor and employment practice, one of Texas' largest, evolved from helping employers sort out an ever increasing tangle of federal labor laws and regulations.
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton - Antitrust, banking and financial institutions, business litigation, corporate, derivatives and commodities, employee benefits, employment and pensions, energy, environmental law, insurance coverage, intellectual property, international litigation and arbitration, international trade, investment funds, joint ventures, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, privatizations, product liability, project finance, real estate, securities and derivatives, structured finance, taxation, trusts and estates, white collar defense, workouts and bankruptcy.
Clifford Chance, LLP - Clients include corporates from all commercial and industrial sectors, governments, regulators, trade bodies and not-for-profit organisations.
Cohen Milstein - Plaintiff class action lawsuits on behalf of victims of corporate wrongdoing.
Comar LLP - San Francisco and New York. Boutique law firm specializing in effective venture growth, social impact enterprises, and pro bono human rights work.
Constantine Cannon LLP - Antitrust firm with expertise in industries including payment systems (e.g., credit and debit cards, interchange, mobile payments, and PCI compliance), telecommunications, health care, high technology, advertising, and the airline industry.
Covington & Burling - General practice, including, but not limited to: antitrust and competition, appellate, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution, banking and financial services, bankruptcy and insolvency, business law, civil rights, communications and media, copyrights, corporate, criminal, election and campaign finance, emerging companies, employee benefits, employment, energy, environmental, food, drug and cosmetics, government contracts, health services, information services, insurance, intellectual property, international, information technology and internet, latin america, legislative, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, petroleum, products liability, professional responsibility, real estate, securities, sports, taxation, toxic torts, trade associations, trade regulation, trademarks, transportation and trusts and estates.
Cowen, Liebowitz & Latman - Intellectual property, information technology, commercial practice, real estate, trusts and estates, litigation.
Cox, Wootton, Lerner, Griffen & Hansen, LLP - Maritime and transportation, civil litigation, banking and finance, real estate, environmental law, corporate development and transactions, insurance, inland marine. Offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Hawaii.
David E. Coombs - Provides legal counsel, service, and representation to soldiers. The firm specializes in representing members of the United States Army facing criminal and adverse administrative actions.
David H. Laufman, PLLC - Mr. Laufman returned to private law practice in November 2011 after serving as Associate General Counsel to the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR), where, on detail to the Fraud Section at the Department of Justice (DOJ), he investigated and prosecuted fraud and corruption cases relating to U.S. economic assistance to Iraq. Mr. Laufman has devoted a substantial part of his career to national security affairs, and currently holds a Top Secret security clearance. In the early 1980s, he served as a military and political analyst in the Directorate of Intelligence at the Central Intelligence Agency. From 1990 to 1993, he was Deputy Minority Counsel to the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the U.S. House of Representatives, where he participated in oversight investigations of the executive branch. From 2000 to 2001, he served as Staff Director and Deputy Chief Counsel to the Judicial Review Commission on Foreign Asset Control, a congressionally mandated body that examined U.S. laws governing the imposition of economic sanctions by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Practice areas: White-Collar Defense; Corporate Compliance Counseling; Congressional Investigations; Internal Investigations; National Security Matters; Government Ethics.
Davis Polk & Wardwell, LLP - Litigation, corporate, tax, and trusts and estates. The corporate department is further divided into three major practice groups - capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, and credit - as well as a number of specialist groups. While not formally divided into subgroups, the litigation department is preeminent in securities litigation and compliance, white collar criminal defense, products liability and mass torts, antitrust, and insolvency and restructuring.
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP - Based in New York, Washington, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Moscow, Hong Kong and Shanghai and serve clients throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. Corporate, litigation, tax, trust and estates.
Dechert LLP - Business, litigation, tax, and government practices.
Despres, Schwartz and Geoghegan Ltd. - A general litigation firm in Chicago that specializes in labor and employment law, civil rights, consumer fraud, voting rights and other constitutional rights litigation.
Diaz Reus, LLP - An international law firm offering comprehensive legal services to U.S.-based and global clients, including multinational corporations, The Fortune 1000, foreign government entities, public officials, domestic and international banks and other financial institutions, entrepreneurs and high-net-worth individuals. Diaz Reus lawyers have experience in high-stakes international litigation and arbitration involving intellectual property rights, business and contractual disputes, trademark and copyright violations, financial fraud claims, asset-recovery, anti-money-laundering compliance, and criminal and civil RICO cases, as well as in regulatory and white-collar criminal defense. In addition, skilled, multilingual transactional lawyers at Diaz Reus can handle multinational and domestic corporate formation, licensing, tax, mergers and acquisitions, immigration, trust and estate, and family law matters worldwide.
Drinker Biddle - Class action defense, corporate and securities, government relations, health care, intellectual property, insurance, investment management, private equity, bankruptcy, energy, environmental, education and communications.
Durkin & Roberts - Founded on March 1, 1984, by Thomas Anthony Durkin and Janis D. Roberts, with a commitment to the principle of defending the rule of law, civil liberties and international human rights by providing the highest quality representation to individuals accused of serious crimes. For more than two decades, the firm has done just that, representing individual criminal defendants and working in complex criminal trials and related civil rights litigation. Mr. Durkin was awarded the Bill of Rights in Action Award by the Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago for his work defending the Constitution and working to protect the rights of detainees held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP - With approximately 800 attorneys in 13 locations worldwide, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher represents clients that include some of the world's largest multinational corporations in all major industries, leading government entities, commercial and investment banks, start-up ventures, emerging growth businesses, partnerships and individuals.
Grant & Eisenhofer - A national litigation boutique that concentrates on securities, corporate governance, false claims, antitrust, bankruptcy, and consumer litigation as well as other complex class actions.
Jones Day - Full-Service Civil Practice, Antitrust and Competition Law, Business Restructuring and Reorganization, Corporate Criminal Investigations, Corporate Finance, Cross-Border Transactions, Employee Benefits, Energy, Environmental, Health and Safety, General Litigation, General Tax, Health Care, Intellectual Property, Issues and Appeals, Labor and Employment, Lending/Structured Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions, Private Capital, Product Liability and Regulation, Real Estate, Technology Transactions, Trade, Regulatory Law and Telecommunications.
K&L Gates LLP - Represents leading global corporations, growth and middle-market companies, capital markets participants and entrepreneurs in every major industry group as well as public sector entities, educational institutions, philanthropic organizations and individuals.
Kaiser Law Firm, PLLC - A litigation boutique in Washington, D.C. Represents individuals and small businesses in commercial litigation, government investigations, and in the defense of criminal cases in federal court.
Kilpatrick Townsend - Serving clients around the world from 18 offices in California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Georgia, New York, North Carolina, Washington, Sweden, Dubai, Japan and Taipei. Financial transactions and securities, intellectual property, construction.
Lanier Law Firm, The - Pharmaceutical liability, asbestos exposure, business fraud, serious personal injuries, product liability, and toxic exposure.
Latham & Watkins - Corporate Law, Securities, Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures, Securities, Banks and Banking, Finance, Public Finance, Utility Law, Bankruptcy, Debtor and Creditor, Contracts, Copyright, Intellectual Property, Computers and Software, Patents, Trademarks, Taxation, Employee Benefits, Trusts and Estates, Environmental Law, Toxic Torts, Business Law, Partnership Law, Health Care, Hospital Law, International Law, International Trade, Casinos and Gambling, Class Actions, Civil Practice, Litigation, Appellate Practice, Torts, Energy, Insurance, Labor and Employment, Leases and Leasing, Real Estate, Zoning, Planning and Land Use, Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility, Professional Liability, Nonprofit and Charitable Organizations.
Law Office of John L. Burris - Civil rights litigation, particularly in the context of police misconduct, and racial and sexual discrimination in employment. Located in Oakland, it serves the San Francisco Bay Area, Sacramento, Los Angeles and California.
Lewis Bach PLLC - Based in Washington, D.C., an internationally recognized firm for insurance and reinsurance, international financial disputes and global commercial litigation.
Leigh, Day & Co - Specialises in accident and personal injury, administrative and public law, clinical negligence, environment, human rights, multi-party actions and product liability.
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein - Committed to achieving justice for investors, consumers, employees, patients, and business owners; promoting safer products and fair competition; protecting our environment; assisting individuals blow the whistle on fraud; safeguarding the rights of patent and copyright holders; and remedying violations of the civil rights of citizens worldwide. Represents plaintiffs only.
Matraix Chambers - Matrix acts for private and public clients and has particular expertise in key areas of UK, European and international law, including: commercial, competition, crime, data protection, discrimination, education, employment, environmental, extradition, fraud, freedom of information, human rights, immigration nationality and asylum, international arbitration, local government, media, mutual assistance, prison and social welfare.
Mayer Brown - A global law firm operating in major cities world-wide. With 1,000 lawyers in the Americas, 300 in Asia and 500 in Europe, it delivers practical solutions to transactional, dispute resolution and regulatory challenges.
Milberg LLP - Prominent and successful class action firm in the fields of securities, accountant liability, corporate fiduciary, consumer, insurance, antitrust, healthcare, human rights, and related areas of litigation.
Morgan Lewis - Founded in 1873. By the end of the 19th century and into the 20th, Morgan Lewis counseled many leading companies including, Philadelphia's largest newspaper, Pennsylvania's largest railroad, a major paper manufacturer, banks and trust companies and the largest manufacturer of steam locomotives in the world.
O'Melveny & Myers LLP - Established in 1885, the firm maintains 13 offices around the world, with more than 900 attorneys. Capabilities span virtually every area of legal practice, including Capital Markets; Corporate Finance; Entertainment and Media; Intellectual Property and Technology; Labor and Employment; Litigation; Mergers and Acquisitions; Private Equity; Project Development and Real Estate; Restructuring and Insolvency; Securities; Tax; Trade and International Law; and White Collar and Regulatory Defense.
Orrick - Serving the technology, energy and infrastructure and finance sectors globally.
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Oliver & Hedges, LLP - Practice areas cover virtually every type of business dispute, from patent and copyright litigation to securities litigation, international arbitration, antitrust litigation, employment litigation and white-collar crime.
Patterson, Belknap, Webb & Tyler LLP - New York City. Practice combines deep and varied litigation experience in fields such as intellectual property, false advertising and unfair competition, media, employment, product liability, white collar crime and internal investigations, and appellate practice, with a significant transactional and counseling practice including corporate, exempt organizations, tax, employee benefits, trusts and estates and real estate law.
Patton Boggs LLP - Legislative specialists with extensive backgrounds in government service and strong ties to both major political parties in the U.S. International law concentrates on global business and trade, business law, secured transactions, public offerings, financial services.
People's Law Office - Successfully fighting for the civil rights of victims of police brutality, wrongful convictions, false arrest and other government abuses for over 40 years. Located in Chicago and regularly represent clients in civil rights lawsuits against government agencies throughout the Chicagoland area, but also practices in a variety of other states.
Phillips & Cohen, LLP - Devoted exclusively to representing whistleblowers in cases brought under federal and state whistleblower reward programs.
Pier 5 Law - A group of sole practitioner attorneys who, as a group, have shared office space for over 40 years. Independent lawyers, fighting injustice in the fields of criminal defense and civil rights litigation relating to the criminal justice system. Committed to progressive causes. Also home to J. Tony Serra.
Proskauer - Global law firm: corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, real estate transactions, bankruptcy and reorganizations, taxation, litigation, trusts and estates, intellectual property, and labor and employment law.
Public Citizen: Litigation Group - The Litigation Group is the litigating arm of Public Citizen. The Group works on cases at all levels of the federal and state judiciaries, and specializes in cases involving regulation, consumer rights, access to the courts, open government, and the First Amendment, including Internet free speech.
Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP - Complex litigation, emphasizing securities, consumer, insurance, healthcare, human rights, employment discrimination and antitrust class actions.
Robins Kaplan LLP - Intellectual Property, Business Litigation, Antitrust, Entertainment and Media Law, Insurance Litigation, and Mass Tort. Award-winning pro bono, diversity and associate training programs.
Public Interest Lawyers (PIL) - PIL provides a quality and specialist legal service to individuals and groups around the world on legal matters of public interest. International practice areas include international law, international humanitarian law, international human rights law, international environmental law and international criminal law. In the UK its practice areas include public law, human rights law, environmental law and planning law.
Shearman & Sterling LLP - Antitrust and Trade Regulation; Banking; Bankruptcy and Corporate Reorganization; Compensation and Benefits; Environmental; Finance (including Corporate Finance, Domestic Private Finance, Financial Institutions, International Private Finance and Project Finance); Individual Clients, Trusts and Estates; Insurance; Intellectual Property; International Trade and Government Relations; Litigation and Arbitration; Mergers and Acquisitions; Oil and Gas; Privatizations; Real Estate; and Tax.
SNR Denton - SNR Denton has emerged as a top 25 law firm by number of lawyers and professionals, serving clients from 61 locations in 43 countries.
Snyder & Snyder, LLP - Represents private and public sector clients in developing both wire-based and wireless communications networks. Practice includes utility rate regulation, telecommunications, communications, real estate and environmental law.
Spence Law Firm LLC - Represents people who have experienced serious personal injury, the wrongful death of a family member, medical malpractice, unjust criminal charges, or the violation of their civil rights. Founded by Gerry L. Spence.
Springmeyer Law - Representation to startups from the point of conception to the placement of a general counsel. Serves individual founders, companies, and investors in tech, Internet, mobile App, and film ventures.
Steptoe & Johnson LLP - The firm has gained a national and international reputation for representation of clients before governmental agencies, advocacy in litigation and arbitration, and advice in guiding business transactions. Offices in Washington, Phoenix, Los Angeles, London, and Brussels.
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP - Business practices in areas such as mergers and acquisitions, banking regulation, real estate finance, derivatives and private equity, securities offerings and securities regulation. From its earliest involvement in the formation of Edison General Electric Company in 1882 and United States Steel Corporation in 1901 to its present work with the companies that are leading the global economy into the 21st century, the firm has been closely involved in the affairs of some of America's greatest industrial, commercial and financial enterprises.
Tew Cardenas LLP - Specializes in complex litigation, corporate disputes, real estate, bankruptcy, securities and life insurance, class and derivative actions, and white collar criminal defense. Offices in Miami, Tallahassee and Washington, D.C.
Thomas & LoCicero - Law firm with a wide array of clients, including media, broadcast, and entertainment companies as well as corporations in such diverse businesses as advertising, agricultural chemicals, aviation, business equipment, education, insurance, professional staffing, and supermarkets. Litigates business disputes, protects intellectual property, and provides solutions to legal challenges posed by new technologies.
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP - Business Finance and Restructuring, Business and Securities Litigation, Corporate, Litigation, Real Estate, Tax, Trade Practices and Regulatory Law, and Trusts and Estates.
Weinstock, Manion, Reisman, Shore & Neumann - Los Angeles, California. Provides expert assistance and counsel in the areas of estate planning, probate and trust administration, general business and corporate law, taxation, real estate, trust and estate, and litigation.
White & Case, LLP - Founded in New York in 1901, White & Case has lawyers in the United States, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Its clients are public and privately held commercial businesses and financial institutions, as well as governments and state-owned entities, involved in sophisticated corporate and financial transactions and complex dispute resolution proceedings.
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati - Antitrust Counseling, Corporate Finance, Corporate Law and Governance, Employee Benefits and Compensation, Fund Services, Litigation, Mergers and Acquisitions, Real Estate and Environmental, Tax, Wealth Management.
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