Press Releases

September 25, 2017

WilmerHale Adds Partner Keith Trammell, Establishing Corporate Practice in its Denver Office

Mr. Trammell counsels public companies, private equity funds and privately held companies on capital markets and merger and acquisition transactions.... Read More

September 7, 2017

David S. Cohen, Former CIA Deputy Director and Treasury Under Secretary, Rejoins WilmerHale

WilmerHale is pleased to announce that David S. Cohen, former Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency and Under Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and... Read More

September 5, 2017

Michael L. Connor, Former Interior Department Deputy Secretary, Joins WilmerHale

Mr. Connor, who was the second-highest ranking official at the Interior Department, will focus his practice on energy development, environmental compliance, natural... Read More

August 31, 2017

WilmerHale Renews Partnership With Alliance for Downtown New York

WilmerHale has signed on for a sixth year of its partnership with the Alliance for Downtown New York and will remain the co-presenting sponsor, along with the Downtown... Read More

June 27, 2017

Partners Justin Watts and Matthew Shade Bolster WilmerHale's IP Litigation Practice in London

Justin Watts, PhD, and Matthew Shade, PhD, have joined the firm as partners in its London office, strengthening WilmerHale's position as a firm of choice for complex... Read More

June 15, 2017

US Chamber Announces Alejandro Mayorkas as Chair of Cyber Leadership Council

The Council serves as a forum for businesses to openly discuss cybersecurity policy and practices, direct Chamber advocacy and education efforts, and serve as a key... Read More

June 7, 2017

30 Law Firms Pilot Version of Rooney Rule to Boost Diversity in Leadership Ranks

Diversity Lab announced that it is partnering with 30 of the country's leading law firms to pilot the Mansfield Rule.... Read More

April 17, 2017

Brian Boynton, Counselor to Obama Administration Attorney General, Joins WilmerHale

WilmerHale is pleased to announce that Brian Boynton has returned to the firm as a partner following his service in the US Department of Justice. Boynton will be a... Read More

April 13, 2017

Property Management Company's Refusal to Rent to District Voucher Holders is Unlawful Discrimination

The Equal Rights Center, a civil rights organization that seeks to promote equal opportunity in housing, filed a lawsuit against The Lenkin Company Management, Inc., a... Read More

March 24, 2017

Associate Deputy Attorney General Danielle Conley Returns to WilmerHale

Danielle Conley, who concluded her service as Associate Deputy Attorney General of the United States in January, is returning to WilmerHale as a partner in the firm's... Read More

March 1, 2017

WilmerHale Bolsters its German Litigation Department With Dr. Vanessa Wettner

A recognized practitioner in civil litigation, Dr. Wettner will be a partner in WilmerHale's Frankfurt office.... Read More

February 13, 2017

WilmerHale Adds Former Congressional Aide Timothy Martin to Public Policy and Legislative Affairs Group

With a focus on transportation, financial services, natural resources and agriculture, among other issues, Martin will help the firm's growing list of clients address... Read More

February 8, 2017

WilmerHale, Dayton Early College Academy Develop New Community Partnership

WilmerHale will provide DECA with financial support, volunteer service, in-kind donations and pro bono legal representation.... Read More

February 3, 2017

Park Square and WilmerHale Release 17th Annual Technology and Life Sciences Compensation and Entrepreneurship Study

Growth rate in salaries for private company technology executives track higher than comparable life science leaders for the second year in a row.... Read More

January 31, 2017

Emerging Company Partner David B. Haber Joins WilmerHale in New York

His experience serving emerging companies will strengthen the firm’s commitment to the city’s startup economy. Read More

January 9, 2017

Former US Attorney John Walsh Joins WilmerHale

Former US Attorney for the District of Colorado John Walsh has joined the firm as a partner in its Denver office. Walsh will lead the office's litigation practice,... Read More

December 16, 2016

WilmerHale Applauds Debo P. Adegbile’s Presidential Appointment to US Commission on Civil Rights

The White House announced on December 15 that President Obama tapped Debo Adegbile to serve a six-year term on the commission.... Read More

December 13, 2016

Civil Rights Groups Sue Caltrans to Stop Illegal Raids Against California's Homeless

According to a lawsuit filed today by civil rights groups, the California Department of Transportation is violating the constitutional rights of homeless people by... Read More

December 13, 2016

Former Defense Department Deputy General Counsel of Environment, Energy and Installations Joins WilmerHale

Rachel Jacobson joins the law firm with more than 30 years of experience in environmental law and policy.... Read More

December 7, 2016

Human Rights Campaign Rates WilmerHale a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality

For the ninth consecutive year, WilmerHale has earned a perfect score of 100 percent on the Corporate Equality Index, a national benchmarking survey and report on... Read More

November 22, 2016

The Boston Globe Ranks WilmerHale Among Top 20 Women-Led Businesses

The rankings are based on revenue or operating budget and other variables, including number of full-time employees in the state, workplace and management diversity, and... Read More

November 21, 2016

The Boston Globe Names WilmerHale a Top Place to Work for the Second Consecutive Year

The Boston Globe has recognized WilmerHale as a Top Place to Work in Massachusetts for the second consecutive year. The firm ranked 23rd out of a total of 35... Read More

November 1, 2016

Hallie B. Levin Joins WilmerHale as a Partner in the Firm’s New York Office

WilmerHale is pleased to announce that Hallie B. Levin has joined the firm as a partner in the New York office and member of the Litigation/Controversy Department. Ms.... Read More

October 11, 2016

Former SEC Associate Regional Director Lorraine Echavarria to Join WilmerHale’s Los Angeles Office

Lorraine Echavarria, the former head of enforcement in the Securities and Exchange Commission's Los Angeles office, has joined WilmerHale's Securities Litigation and... Read More

October 5, 2016

Homeland Security Deputy Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas Joins WilmerHale

Mr. Mayorkas brings a wealth of experience in both public service and the private sector that aligns precisely with clients' needs.... Read More

September 2, 2016

Partner Debo Adegbile Helps Nextdoor Curb Racial Profiling on Neighborhood Networks

When Nextdoor, a private social network for neighborhoods, realized that some members were engaging in racial profiling when reporting “suspicious” people and activities... Read More

August 17, 2016

WilmerHale’s Anne Lee Elected to Board of Directors of Prestigious Colorado Intellectual Property Association

WilmerHale Associate Anne Lee has been elected to the board of directors of The Colorado Intellectual Property American Inn of Court, a prestigious Colorado-based... Read More

July 12, 2016

WilmerHale Extends Sponsorship, Joins Alliance for Downtown New York’s Board of Directors

The firm's New York office has bolstered its ties with the Alliance for Downtown New York, a nonprofit organization that promotes and supports businesses in Lower... Read More

June 16, 2016

WilmerHale Wins Bank of America Award for Diversity and Inclusion

WilmerHale was recognized for creating an internal culture that encourages the recruitment, retention, mentoring and promotion of diverse attorneys.... Read More

June 9, 2016

Demand Letter Challenging the Seizure and Destruction of Homeless Individuals’ Personal Property Delivered to San Francisco Mayor

In response to recent sweeps, in which the city and its agents have taken, discarded and/or destroyed property belonging to homeless individuals without proper notice or... Read More

June 8, 2016

WilmerHale Hires New Head of Diversity and Inclusion

WilmerHale has hired Nimesh Patel from the US Department of Homeland Security to lead diversity and inclusion at the firm.... Read More

May 26, 2016

Brendan McGuire, Chief of the Terrorism Unit of the US Attorney's Office for the SDNY, to Join WilmerHale's White Collar Team

During his 10 years at SDNY, Mr. McGuire has overseen some of the nation's most significant terrorism, money laundering and economic sanctions cases.... Read More

May 5, 2016

WilmerHale Expands Denver Office to Accommodate Client Growth

Today WilmerHale announced that it has relocated to a new, larger office in the Seventeenth Street Plaza building in downtown Denver. The relocation coincides with... Read More

May 2, 2016

WilmerHale Expands West Coast Corporate Practice With Two Partner Hires

WilmerHale is pleased to welcome Partners Christopher Rose and Eric Hwang to the firm's Los Angeles and Palo Alto offices, respectively.... Read More

March 21, 2016

MIP Names WilmerHale Patent Contentious Firm of the Year and Natalie Hanlon Leh Colorado's Outstanding IP Litigator of the Year

In addition, the firm was recognized for its role in two “Milestone Cases of the Year:” Akamai Technologies v. Limelight Network (Fed. Circuit, August 2015), in which... Read More

February 12, 2016

WilmerHale Earns Law360 IP Group of the Year Title for the Fifth Year

WilmerHale's Intellectual Property and IP Litigation Practices have been recognized by Law360 as among the 2016 IP Practice Groups of the Year, marking the fifth year... Read More

January 29, 2016

James H. Carter Elected Chair of the Board Directors of New York International Arbitration Center

WilmerHale Senior Counsel James H. Carter has been elected Chair of the Board of Directors of the New York International Arbitration Center (NYIAC). NYIAC is a nonprofit... Read More

January 22, 2016

Deutsche Bank, Route 66 Ventures and WilmerHale Partner with Startupbootcamp FinTech New York

Startupbootcamp FinTech New York, the leading global FinTech accelerator, today announced new partnerships with Deutsche Bank, Route 66 Ventures and WilmerHale, further... Read More

January 5, 2016

WilmerHale Named a Finalist in The American Lawyer's 2016 IP Litigation Department of the Year Contest

The American Lawyer has named WilmerHale as one of three finalists for 2016 Litigation Department of the Year in the Intellectual Property category. In its profile of... Read More

December 9, 2015

Former Top Defense Department Lawyer Stephen Preston Rejoins WilmerHale

WilmerHale is pleased to announce that former Department of Defense General Counsel Stephen W. Preston has rejoined the firm. Read More

November 25, 2015

WilmerHale and Partner Organizations File Suit Against Massachusetts DOC Commissioner for Discrimination Against Deaf Prisoners

Prisoners' Legal Services and the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs joined with WilmerHale and filed a federal class-action suit against... Read More

October 29, 2015

Park Square, EY and WilmerHale Release 16th Annual Tech and Life Sciences Compensation and Entrepreneurship Study

According to an executive compensation study of private businesses released today, non-founder C-suite executives at life sciences and healthcare companies saw their... Read More

September 15, 2015

Boston Students File Complaint Challenging Public Charter School Cap

Five Boston school students today filed a class action complaint to lift the state's cap on public charter schools and ensure their right—and every student's right—to an... Read More

September 1, 2015

Former US Attorney Counsel, Chief of Staff Matthew Jones Joins WilmerHale

WilmerHale is pleased to announce the arrival of Matthew Jones, former Counsel and Chief of Staff to two US Attorneys for the District of Columbia, including former US... Read More

August 6, 2015

The Case of the Missing Stradivarius: How WilmerHale Played a Role in Returning the Stolen Violin to its Owners

When renowned violin master and teacher Roman Totenberg passed away in 2012 at the age of 101, he died believing that his treasured Stradivarius violin was stolen... Read More

July 1, 2015

WilmerHale Named a Leading National Firm in the United States by The Legal 500

The Legal 500 United States has released its annual rankings, selecting WilmerHale as one of the preeminent law firms in the country. Read More

June 4, 2015

Investment Management Lawyer Amy Doberman to Join WilmerHale

Amy Doberman will join the firm as a partner in its Washington DC office and build on the strengths of the firm’s Securities Department and Investment Management... Read More

May 12, 2015

Former Co-Managing Partner William J. Perlstein to Join BNY Mellon as Senior Deputy General Counsel

WilmerHale Partner William J. Perlstein will be joining BNY Mellon as Senior Deputy General Counsel, effective June 15, 2015. Read More

April 29, 2015

WilmerHale Bolsters Denver Presence with Prominent Energy and Natural Resources Partner

WilmerHale is pleased to announce that energy and natural resources lawyer Andrew L. Spielman has joined the firm as partner. Mr. Spielman serves alongside Natalie... Read More

April 27, 2015

SDNY Money Laundering, Asset Forfeiture Chief Sharon Cohen Levin to Join WilmerHale

Sharon Cohen Levin, Chief of the Money Laundering and Asset Forfeiture Unit in the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York (SDNY), is joining the firm... Read More