WilmerHale Summary Backgrounder

WilmerHale Summary Backgrounder

Publications
  • More than 1,000 Attorneys
  • 2004 projected annual revenue in excess of $700 million
  • Offices in Washington, D.C. and No. Va. (475 lawyers), Boston area (325), and New York (100); 135 attorneys in England, Germany and Brussels; substantial offices in Baltimore and Princeton, and a presence in Beijing
  • Merger to take effect by May 31, 2004
  • Co-Managing Partners William F. Lee (Hale and Dorr), William J. Perlstein (Wilmer Cutler Pickering)

Hale and Dorr LLP

Wilmer Cutler Pickering LLP

Approximately 500 Attorneys

Approximately 560 Attorneys

Founded in 1918, with origins dating to the early 19th century

Founded in 1962

Offices in Boston, Washington, DC, New York, No. Va., Princeton, Waltham, London, Oxford, Munich

Offices in Washington, DC, New York, Baltimore, No. Va., London, Brussels, and Berlin, with a presence in Beijing

No. 13 on The American Lawyer’s “A-List“ Top 20 Law Firm List 2003, and included each year since its first compilation in 2001

No. 10 on The American Lawyer’s “A-List” Top 20 Law Firms 2003, and included each year since its first compilation in 2001

11 ranked practice areas – Chambers 2004/05

7 ranked practice areas – Chambers 2004/05

“Best U.S. Law Firm in London” 2001 and Finalist 2004, Legal Business

“Best U.S. Law Firm in London” Finalist 2004, Legal Business

“Top 25” The Vault 100 “Prestige List” 2004

“Top 25” The Vault 100 “Prestige List” 2004

“Top Corporate Group in Boston” 2002 and 2003, Corporate Board Member

“Top Corporate Firm in DC” 2003, Corporate Board Member

Pro Bono rank No. 26 by The American Lawyer 2002

Pro Bono rank No. 2 by The American Lawyer 2002; Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year 2003, DC Bar