Recognition
  • Acritas' US Law Firm Brand Index (2014) – WilmerHale was included on the third annual list, recognizing the top branded law firms in the US.
  • American Lawyer 200 Pro Bono Rankings – Firm consistently ranked at or near the top of the annual pro bono rankings.
  • American Lawyer Global Legal Awards (2014) – WilmerHale's representation of Swatch Group in Swatch Group v. Tiffany was chosen as the Global Dispute of the Year in the field "Commercial Arbitration." 
  • American Lawyer "A-List" (2003-2014) – For the eleventh year, the firm is recognized in annual compilation that lists the 20 leading US firms and honors overall excellence, including financial success, commitment to pro bono work, workforce diversity and the training and development of younger lawyers. The firm has earned the fifth highest score, of any national law firm in the past eleven years, indicating consistency and great strength across The American Lawyer's key areas of success. 
  • American Lawyer "Distinguished Law Firm Leaders" (2014) – Former Co-Managing Partners William Lee and William Perlstein received the 2014 Distinguished Law Firm Leaders Award for their exemplary management of the successful merger and formation of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr.
  • azur awards (2013) – JUVE's career magazine, azur, nominated WilmerHale in the area of education and training for the azur Awards 2013.
  • Best Lawyers in America (2015) – Nearly 100 of our lawyers were honored for outstanding reputations and distinguished work in their practice areas. Nine partners were also recognized as "Lawyer of the Year."  
  • Boston Business Journal (2011-2014) – For four consecutive years, the firm has been named one of the "Top Charitable Contributors in Massachusetts," and the highest overall contributor among area law firms. 
  • Boston Business Journal (2012-2014) – WilmerHale was featured in the annual list of Top 100 Women-led Businesses in Eastern Massachusetts.
  • BTI Consulting Group (2015) – WilmerHale was recognized as the "Most-Favored IP Department" in the nation, one of two firms that are the "Best at Complex IP Litigation," one of six firms identified as "Go To IP Litigation Firms," and one of five firms called out as "Go To IP Firms" (for non-litigation IP work) in the BTI Intellectual Property Outlook 2015: Changes, Trends and Opportunities in IP & IP Litigation report.
  • Chambers & Partners Firm is consistently and prominently ranked in Chambers' guidebooks to the legal profession, which includes significant accolades in the Asia-Pacific, Europe, Global, USA and UK editions.
  • Corporate Board Member (2014) – Named WilmerHale "America's Top Corporate Law Firm" as a result of feedback from thousands of directors and officers of US publicly traded companies. 
  • Corporate Equality Index (2014) – WilmerHale earned a 100 percent rating in the 2014 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), an annual survey administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC). This is the sixth consecutive year WilmerHale has received a perfect CEI score on the survey, which evaluates the treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees in the workplace.
  • Crain's New York (2014) – Named the firm among the top Best Places to Work in New York City. WilmerHale was one of only eight law firms on the list, which included a total of 100 winners.
  • Daily Journal (2014) – For the second consecutive year, the Daily Journal included WilmerHale in its "Top Verdicts" list, an annual list that recaps California's most significant verdicts over the past 12 months.
  • Dayton Business Journal (2014) – WilmerHale’s Dayton office has been named among the Dayton Area’s "Best Places to Work," a list ranking top companies in the area with honorees identified through results from an employee survey.
  • Financial Times (2011-2013) – For three consecutive years, WilmerHale has been recognized in the Financial Times’ US Innovative Lawyers special report, which recognizes law firms "bringing fresh thinking and practices to solving business problems in America."
  • GCR 100 and GCR Global Elite (2008-2014) The firm is consistently ranked in the "Top 20 GCR Global Elite," and has maintained "elite" and "highly recommended" rankings throughout GCR 100's Massachusetts, Brussels, Germany and US Government Antitrust categories.
  • GCR – The Antitrust and Competition Practice received the "Litigation of the Year Award" in 2014 for its German Rail Cartel follow-on litigation.
  • InformationWeek 500 (2012) – WilmerHale is included in this annual listing of the nation's most innovative users of business technology. The firm was recognized for its e-discovery and document review technology, known as WilmerHale DiscoverySolutions (WHDS).
  • JUVE Handbook (2011/2012, 2012/2013 and 2013/2014) – WilmerHale is consistently ranked among the Top 50 law firms in Berlin and Frankfurt.
  • Law360 (2012-2014) – WilmerHale's commitment to pro bono earned the firm a feature place in the Law360 Pro Bono Firms of the Year series.
  • Law360 "Practice Group of the Year" (2011-2013) – For four consecutive years, select WilmerHale practices have been named to Law360's "Practice Group of the Year" series, which annually recognizes firms that have played a key role in the significant matters that made headlines and changed the legal landscape within the past year.
  • Legal 500 (2003-2014) – WilmerHale is consistently named a leader in the Asia Pacific, Deutschland, UK, US and EMEA guidebook, ranking in numerous practice areas.
  • Managing Intellectual Property (2013-2014) – Named WilmerHale among the top nationally ranked firms for intellectual property in 2013 and 2014, and recognized seventeen of our partners as 2014 "IP Stars."
  • MultiCultural Law Magazine (2006, 2008-2012) – Firm recognized as one of the nation’s "Top 100 Law Firms for Diversity" and among the "Top 100 Law Firms for Women." In addition, in 2009 and 2011 the firm ranked in the following specialized listings: the "Top 50 Law Firms for Partners"; the "Top 50 Law Firms for Associates"; and the "Top 25 Law Firms for African-Americans; and the "Top 25 Law Firms for Asian-Americans."
  • New York Law Journal (2014) – Ranked among the "Top 100 Law Firms" in this survey of the largest private law firms in New York State.
  • NYSE Governance Services and FTI Consulting (2014) – Named among "America's Top Corporate Law Firms," a comprehensive ranking of the top 25 firms in the nation, based on the results of the National Law Journal's Top 75, the American Law Top 75 and The Vault Overall 75 surveys.
  • Silicon Valley Business Journal (2014) – WilmerHale was ranked as the eleventh largest law firm in Silicon Valley, a ranking based on the number of attorneys working out of the firm's Palo Alto office.
  • The Boston Globe and Commonwealth Institute (2014) – Named WilmerHale among the Top 100 Women-led Businesses in Massachusetts.
  • The Lawyer (2014)WilmerHale is ranked among the top 10 litigation practices in the world in the list of the Global Litigation Top 50—an annual analysis of which of the world's largest firms are generating the most fee income from disputes.
  • U.S. Green Building Council (2012) – Awarded the firm's New York office with LEED® Gold certification, the foremost program for buildings, homes and communities that are designed, constructed, maintained and operated for improved environmental and human health performance.
  • Vault's List of Most Prestigious Law Firms (2006-2014) – WilmerHale consistently ranks near the top of the overall Prestige List, also placing in "best of" lists in numerous categories.
  • Women in Law Empowerment Forum (2012) – “Gold Standard Certification Award” given to select law firms where women are integrated into the highest leadership positions.
  • Working Mother magazine and Flex Time Lawyers (2007-2014) – The firm has been included in the “Best Law Firms for Women” list in each of the seven years the ranking has been published. The Best Law Firms for Women are recognized for having programs that encourage networking, training and mentoring for women, and for fostering environments that enable women to balance successful careers with motherhood.
  • Yale Law Women (2008-2012) – For five consecutive years, WilmerHale has been named to the Yale Law Women's list of "Top Ten Family Friendly Firms."