History

A Heritage of Excellence and Service

Since the earliest days of our two predecessor firms, WilmerHale has played a leading role in historic events and landmark cases that have shaped the nation and left their mark across the globe. In matters ranging from the Army-McCarthy hearings to the legal defense of civil rights, from the 9/11 Commission to the restoration of the rule of law in apartheid-torn South Africa, our lawyers have been privileged to make contributions that have profoundly affected our society and our profession. 

Click on the image to the right to view our Interactive History Timeline that showcases selected milestones—both great and small—that chart the evolution of our firm.