Offices

Washington DC

1875 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20006   Map
+1 202 663 6000 (t)
+1 202 663 6363 (f)

Our Washington DC office, with more than 400 attorneys, is one of the largest in the metropolitan area and is the largest office within the firm. Our detailed knowledge of how Washington works has been developed over more than four decades under the leadership of the Wilmer Cutler Pickering founding partners Lloyd Cutler and John Pickering, both of whom were honored in 2004 with lifetime achievement awards by The American Lawyer. We are the only firm to have had two partners serve as chief White House Counsel: Lloyd Cutler, who served as Counsel to two Democratic presidents, Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton and C. Boyden Gray, who served as Counsel to former President George H.W. Bush.

Solving Washington problems requires a broad range of skills including regulatory experience, policy advocacy, litigation, and the drafting and negotiation of agreements. It also requires the ability to craft an integrated approach to deal with multiple decision makers in Congress, the Executive Branch and the courts, as well as with the media. WilmerHale offers unique capabilities in addressing Washington problems because the firm has deep substantive experience across the regulatory areas of greatest concern to business and because it has emphasized an integrated approach to problem-solving throughout its history.

We are frequently asked to address the acute business needs of a company while, at the same time, helping to achieve longer term alignment between the policy environment in which a company operates and its business model. Whether seeking to change or challenge a regulation, structuring a business strategy that depends on government support or forbearance, negotiating and clearing a deal in a regulated environment, reaching a legislative solution to a problem, addressing a congressional inquiry, handling a sensitive multi-pronged issue with significant political or public relations risk, or confronting urgent media inquiries on high-profile matters, clients routinely need the multi-dimensional representation that our firm offers.

More than 100 of our lawyers have had high-level government experience—a record unmatched by any other firm. We count among our partners a United States Trade Representative, a Deputy Attorney General, a Solicitor General, a Deputy Solicitor General, Assistant Attorneys General for both the Office of Legal Counsel and the Civil Division, Deputy Assistant Attorneys General for the Antitrust Division, General Counsel of the Departments of Defense and of the Navy, an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, a Chief of Enforcement at the Securities and Exchange Commission, General Counsels of both the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Central Intelligence Agency, and many senior officials from the Federal Trade Commission, the Federal Communications Commission, the Department of State, and other agencies of government. View a list of lawyers with high-government experience.

As the Washington metropolitan area increasingly becomes a technology and biotech hub, we have the knowledge and institutional capacity to offer a broad range of services to clients in the technology sector, particularly in the area of intellectual property where protecting intellectual assets is becoming increasingly important. Our deep experience working with technology companies allows us to counsel companies through the entire business lifecycle, from startup to public company, and beyond. We serve clients in a wide array of industries and practice areas through our Washington office including antitrust and competition, aviation, bankruptcy and commercial, communications, corporate, defense, national security, government contracts, environmental, FDA, intellectual property, international trade and market access, labor and employment, litigation and arbitration, real estate, securities enforcement and regulation, and tax.


The Washington, DC offices of WilmerHale are centrally located within walking distance of Dupont Circle, the White House, Foggy Bottom and Georgetown. For a more detailed map of the Metrorail System in Washington, DC, click here.

Directions to 1875 Pennsylvania Avenue NW by Metro

The Farragut North (on the Red line) and Farragut West (on the Blue and Orange lines) Metro stations are closest to 1875 Pennsylvania Avenue NW.

Directions to 1875 Pennsylvania Avenue NW by Car

From the West (from Dulles International Airport)
Take I-66E.
(From Dulles Airport, take the Dulles Access Road until it ends at I- 66E).
After crossing the bridge over the Potomac River, take the E Street exit, which is on the left.
Continue down E Street.
Turn left at 20th Street NW
Turn right at Pennsylvania Avenue NW.
1875 Pennsylvania Avenue NW will be to your left.

From the South (from Richmond or Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport)
From Richmond, take I-95N to I-395N.
(From Reagan National Airport, take the George Washington Memorial Parkway north. Then take the first exit ramp to your right, which will be I-395N).
After crossing the bridge over the Potomac River, follow the signs for 14th Street north.
Follow 14th Street to I (“Eye”) Street NW.
Turn left at I (“Eye”) Street NW.
Follow I (“Eye”) Street NW, then turn left at 19th Street NW.
On 19th Street NW, turn at the next left, which is Pennsylvania Avenue NW.
1875 Pennsylvania Avenue NW will be to your left.

From the Northeast (from Baltimore or Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport)
From Baltimore, take I-95S to Route 50W.
(From BWI Airport, take the Baltimore Washington Parkway (I-295) south to Route 50W.)
Route 50W becomes New York Avenue.
Follow New York Avenue to the Washington Convention Center.
At the Convention Center, bear right to go down Massachusetts Avenue NW.
Follow Massachusetts Avenue NW, then turn left at M Street NW.
Go down M Street NW and turn left at 19th Street NW.
Proceed down 19th Street.
After passing I (“Eye”) Street NW, turn at the next left, which is Pennsylvania Avenue NW.
1875 Pennsylvania Avenue NW will be to your left.

From the Northwest (from Frederick, MD)
Take I-270S to I-495S.
Immediately after crossing the bridge over the Potomac River, take exit 43 to George Washington Memorial Parkway south.
Take the US-29N exit to the Key Bridge.
Near the end of the Key Bridge, turn right onto the Whitehurst Freeway ramp.
Make a slight right turn onto K Street NW.
Follow K Street NW to Washington Circle.
At Washington Circle, take the third exit, which leads into Pennsylvania Ave NW.
Proceed down Pennsylvania Ave NW.
After crossing 19th Street NW, 1875 Pennsylvania Avenue NW will be to your left.

Washington Area Parking Garage Locations

There is public parking available for WilmerHale visitors in both 1875 and 1801 Pennsylvania Avenue parking garages. Both garages are run by Penn Parking and are open Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. at a daily rate of $20.00. The general telephone number for Penn Parking is +1 202 974 6380.

 

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Rob Lehman

Senior Public Policy Advisor

+1 202 663 6907 (t)

rob.lehman@wilmerhale.com

Timothy Martin

Timothy G. Martin

Public Policy Attorney

+1 202 663 6539 (t)

timothy.martin@wilmerhale.com

Slavitt, Andy

Andy Slavitt

Senior Advisor, Public Policy and Healthcare

+1 202 663 6119 (t)

andy.slavitt@wilmerhaleadvisor.com

Anderson, Thomas E.

Thomas E. Anderson

Partner

+1 202 663 6227 (t)

tom.anderson@wilmerhale.com

Architzel, Paul M.

Paul M. Architzel

Partner

+1 202 663 6240 (t)

paul.architzel@wilmerhale.com

Berkovitz, Dan

Dan M. Berkovitz

Partner

+1 202 663 6352 (t)

dan.berkovitz@wilmerhale.com

Berman, Bruce M.

Bruce M. Berman

Partner

+1 202 663 6173 (t)

bruce.berman@wilmerhale.com

Bowker, David W.

David W. Bowker

Partner

+1 202 663 6558 (t)

david.bowker@wilmerhale.com

Publications & News

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April 20, 2018

WilmerHale Again Named Top Ten Family Friendly Firm

For the ninth time, WilmerHale has been named among the Top Ten Family Friendly Firms by the Yale Law Women at Yale Law School, an organization aimed at helping women progress in the legal field.

April 19, 2018

Benjamin Powell Honored Again in Cybersecurity Docket Incident Response 30 List

Benjamin Powell—a Washington-based partner and co-chair of WilmerHale's cybersecurity, privacy and communications practice—has once again been named by Cybersecurity Docket as one of the 30 best and brightest data breach response lawyers in the world.

April 17, 2018

President Trump to Nominate Dan Berkovitz to CFTC

President Donald Trump has announced his intent to nominate WilmerHale Partner Dan Berkovitz to be a commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, for the remainder of a five year term that expires April 13, 2023.

April 17, 2018

VIDEO: Talking Cryptocurrency and the CFTC With WilmerHale’s Paul Architzel

Paul Architzel, co-chair of WilmerHale's Futures and Derivatives Group, was interviewed by Bloomberg Law regarding the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission's proposed plans for oversight of cryptocurrency technologies.

March 21, 2018

Selected 2018 M&A Transactions

In 2017, we advised clients on more than 75 M&A transactions with an aggregate value of approximately $60 billion, providing guidance in areas including corporate, securities, antitrust and tax. Since 2007, we have participated in more than 1,000 mergers and acquisitions with a total value in excess of $400 billion, ranging from sales of VC-backed companies to multibillion-dollar global mergers.

March 21, 2018

Selected 2018 Public Offerings and Rule 144A Placements

In 2017, we handled more than 40 public offerings and Rule 144A placements raising approximately $18 billion, for leading companies in life sciences, technology, financial services, communications and other industries. Since 2007, we have served as counsel in approximately 400 public offerings and Rule 144A placements with total proceeds in excess of $150 billion.

March 21, 2018

Selected 2018 Venture Financings As Company Counsel

In 2017, we served as counsel in more than 250 venture financings raising over $4.5 billion, including some of the largest and most prominent deals of the year. Since 2007, we have handled more than 2,800 venture financings with total proceeds in excess of $35 billion.

March 16, 2018

WilmerHale Recognized for Outstanding International Lawyers and Practices in Chambers Global 2018

In the 2018 edition of Chambers Global, 33 WilmerHale lawyers were named among “The World's Leading Lawyers for Business."

March 8, 2018

When Are Union Dues a Form of Speech?

Will the Supreme Court adopt a compromise proposed by the late Justice Scalia rather than overturn a 40-year-old precedent integral to First Amendment doctrine? In this article, published by the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University, author Christopher Babbitt, discusses the case Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 31.

February 27, 2018

Three WilmerHale Attorneys Win Burton Award for Legal Writing

Partner David Cavanaugh, Counsel Joshua Stern and Senior Associate Kevin Yurkerwich have been honored with the Burton Foundation's 2018 Law360 Distinguished Legal Writing Award.

  • American Lawyer 200 Pro Bono Rankings - The firm is consistently ranked at or near the top of the annual pro bono rankings.
  • American Lawyer "A-List" - The firm is annually recognized in a compilation that lists the 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.
  • Benchmark Litigation (2012) - WilmerHale is regularly named as a top-tier US national firm. In 2012, 21 of the firm's litigators garnered individual honors, and the Washington DC office received the highest level of recommendation. 
  • BTI Consulting Group (2015-2018) - 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 report. WilmerHale was named as an "IP Litigation Standout"—among the top 5% of all firms—in the 2018 and 2017 editions of the BTI Litigation Outlook.
  • Chambers & Partners (2003-2017) - The firm is consistently and prominently ranked in Chambers' guidebooks to the legal profession, which includes significant accolades in the Asia, Europe, Global, USA and UK editions.
  • Corporate Equality Index (2009-2016) - WilmerHale earned a 100 percent rating in the Corporate Equality Index (CEI), an annual survey administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC). This is the eighth 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.
  • EuroMoney Legal Media Group (2012) - Ambassador Charlene Barshefsky was nominated by her peers for the Outstanding Achievement award as part of the inaugural “Americas Women in Business Law Awards.”
  • GCR 100 and GCR Global Elite (2008-2017) - The firm is consistently ranked in the "Top 20 GCR Global Elite," and was ranked "elite" in GCR 100's US Government Antitrust category.
  • Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Patent 1000 (2013) - Named the firm as "best-in-class" in patent litigation and licensing in California, Massachusetts, New York and Washington DC.
  • Law360 “Practice Group of the Year” (2011-2016) - For six consecutive years, select WilmerHale practices were named to Law360's “Practice Group of the Year” series which annually recognizes five firms per practice area that have played a key role in the significant matters that made headlines and changed the legal landscape within the past year.
  • The District of Columbia Circuit Judicial Conference Standing Committee on Pro Bono Legal Services (2015) - Recognized WilmerHale for providing outstanding pro bono legal service to individuals and organizations within the Washington DC metropolitan area. 
  • The Lawyer (2013) - WilmerHale is ranked among the top 10 litigation practices in the world in the list of the Global Litigation Top 50.
  • The Washington Post (2014-2015) - The firm has been recognized among Washington DC's "Top Workplaces" in its annual survey of the top companies in the area.
  • Legal 500 (2009-2017) - The firm is frequently ranked in this series of referral guides focusing on each of the Asia Pacific, UK, Europe, Middle East, Africa and US markets.
  • Managing IP (MIP) (2013-2017) - WilmerHale is among the top nationally ranked firms for intellectually property, and is highly recommended in the category of "patent contentious" in Washington DC. Partners William McElwain, James Quarles, Seth Waxman, Amy Wigmore and Paul Wolfson were also named "IP Stars."
  • MultiCultural Law Magazine (2012) - For the sixth year in a row, the firm ranked in “Top 100 Law Firms for Diversity .” In 2012, the firm ranked in the specialized areas of “Top 100 Law Firms for Women,” “Top 50 Law Firms for Partners,” “Top 50 Law Firms for Associates,” “Top 25 Law Firms for African-Americans,” and “Top 25 Law Firms for Asian-Americans.”
  • Neighborhood Legal Services Program (2015) - WilmerHale was honored with the Neighborhood Legal Services Program's Enduring Impact Award, meant to recognize organizations who have a deep impact on the lives of low-income DC residents and provide continued support to the nonprofit's work.
  • U.S. News - Best Lawyers® (2012-2017) - In the 2017 Best Law Firms list, the firm received first-tier law firm in 21 national and 56 metro-area rankings. In addition, the firm boasts 40 second- and third-tier rankings. In 2016, the firm was named "Law Firm of the Year" in Mutual Funds Law, and received first-tier rankings in 21 national and 58 metro-area practices in Boston, New York, San Francisco and Washington DC. In 2013, 2014 and 2015, WilmerHale was "Law Firm of the Year" in International Arbitration, and in 2012, WilmerHale was named "Law Firm of the Year" in Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation and Securities Litigation.
  • Vault (2006-2016) - The Washington DC office is consistently ranked among the top five law firms in the guide's annual list of top firms in the region. 
  • Washington Business Journal (2012, 2013, 2014) - The firm was honored at the Corporate Philanthropy Awards annual ceremony as one of the area's “Top Ten Law Firms” based on annual pro bono hours of service. In 2014, WilmerHale was ranked second out of eight law firms for the most local giving among firms.
  • Washingtonian (2011, 2013, 2015) - WilmerHale attorneys are regularly named to the Washingtonian's “Best Lawyers” list, which is made of Washington DC's most praised legal talent based on peer review.
  • Working Mother magazine and Flex Time Lawyers (2007-2016) - The firm has been included in the “Best Law Firms for Women” list every year since the list came out in 2007. 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, 2015-2016) - For seven years, WilmerHale has been named to the Yale Law Women's list of “Top Ten Family Friendly Firms.”
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