Offices

Los Angeles

350 South Grand Avenue
Suite 2100
Los Angeles, California 90071   Map
+1 213 443 5300 (t)
+1 213 443 5400 (f)

WilmerHale's Los Angeles office is dedicated to assisting clients with their most significant and complex trials, business disputes, government and regulatory investigations, and corporate transactions. Established in 2007, the Los Angeles office was built upon the firm's guiding principles of excellence in our legal work and our client service, a collaborative and collegial environment, dedication to diversity, and a commitment to public service.

Our Los Angeles-based lawyers have a wide range of experience, including trying numerous cases to juries, defending clients in investigations and prosecutions by the US Securities and Exchange Commission and the US Department of Justice, protecting companies' most important intellectual property, conducting investigations of potential Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations around the world, and providing corporate counseling and transactional advice on mergers and acquisitions and venture capital investments. We have experience in California state courts and federal district and appellate courts around the country, as well as in arbitrations and mediations. A diverse range of clients turn to our lawyers for counseling on high-stakes and high-profile issues, including major public companies, media and entertainment studios, broker-dealers and investment management firms, technology companies, corporate officers and directors, and investors and entrepreneurs.

Our clients benefit from the insights and judgment that lawyers with prior high-level government service bring to bear. Led by the former Regional Director of the Pacific Region of the US Securities and Exchange Commission, who was previously an Assistant United States Attorney, the Los Angeles office includes a former Associate Regional Director and head of the enforcement program for the SEC's Los Angeles Regional Office, an Executive Assistant United States Attorney for the Central District of California, and an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of California. Additionally, nearly half of our lawyers were law clerks to federal judges.

Our Los Angeles-based lawyers share the firm's commitment to pro bono representation and community service. We actively encourage our lawyers to give back to the community through pro bono work, service to the bar, and participation in charitable organizations and public institutions. 

WilmerHale's Los Angeles office encompasses the entrepreneurial spirit, camaraderie and collegiality of a small office, backed by the capabilities and depth of a leading global law firm. Our lawyers regularly draw upon the knowledge and resources of the entire firm, and seamlessly work with colleagues around the world to serve the interests of our clients, wherever they are located. We pride ourselves on a culture in which every lawyer feels—and acts—as if he or she has a stake in the success of the office.


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From Los Angeles International Airport
Take the 105 Freeway East.
Change to the Harbor (110) freeway North (take “All Downtown” exits and stay in left lane).
Exit on 4th Street. Remain in the left lane.
Turn left onto Olive. Enter parking garage on left for 350 S. Grand.

From the Westside
Take the Santa Monica Freeway (10 East).
As you approach the Harbor Freeway interchange, get into the far left lane.
Change to the Harbor Freeway (110) North (take “All Downtown” exits and stay in left lane).
Exit on 4th Street. Remain in the left lane.
Turn left onto Olive. Enter parking garage on left for 350 S. Grand.

From the Valley or Glendale
Take the Hollywood Freeway (101) or the Golden State Freeway (5) South.
Change to the Harbor Freeway (110) South.
After passing the 101 to 110 interchange, stay to the right.
Exit on 4th Street. Remain in the left lane.
Turn left onto Olive. Enter parking garage on left for 350 S. Grand.

From the South Bay or Orange County
Take the San Diego Freeway (405).
Change to the Harbor Freeway (110) North (take “All Downtown” exits and stay in left lane).
Exit on 4th Street. Remain in the left lane.
Turn left onto Olive. Enter parking garage on left for 350 S. Grand.

From Pasadena or San Gabriel
Take the Pasadena Freeway (110) South.
After passing the 101 interchange, move to the right.
Exit on 4th Street. Remain in the left lane.
Turn left onto Olive. Enter parking garage on left for 350 S. Grand.

Publications & News

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May 17, 2017

WilmerHale Ranks Among Top Three Life Sciences Law Firms for Second Consecutive Year

The index—launched last year by Lake Whillans and Breaking Media (publisher of MedCity News and Above the Law)—identifies which law firms are the most active and relevant for life sciences companies.

April 28, 2017

2017 Corporate Reports

WilmerHale's annual IPO, Venture Capital and M&A Reports offer insights into market conditions and provide comprehensive statistics and analysis that are hard to find elsewhere.

April 28, 2017

2017 IPO Report

Our 2017 IPO Report offers a detailed analysis of, and outlook for, the IPO market, plus useful IPO market metrics. We look at rates of adoption of JOBS Act relief by emerging growth companies, the potential impact of the new presidential administration on policy and direction at the US Securities and Exchange Commission and much more.

April 28, 2017

2017 M&A Report

Our 2017 M&A Report provides a detailed global M&A market review and outlook. Other highlights include takeover defenses for public companies; key lessons for buyers and sellers considering earnouts; recent developments in merger control regulation; common interest privilege protection among deal parties; special considerations in California M&A deals; acquisition financial statement requirements for IPO companies; a comparison of deal terms in public and private acquisitions; and key terms and issues in sales of VC-backed companies.

April 28, 2017

2017 Venture Capital Report

The 2017 Venture Capital Report offers an in-depth US venture capital market review and outlook, including industry and regional breakdowns, as well as a look at the following issues: steps startups should take now if they plan to secure a Series A round in 2017; common structures for management carve-out plans; best practices for private companies setting option exercise prices; the benefits of investing in qualified small business stock; and trends in venture capital financing terms, convertible debt terms and VC-backed company M&A deal terms.

March 21, 2017

WilmerHale Recognized for Outstanding International Lawyers and Practices in Chambers Global 2017

Chambers Global has named 27 WilmerHale lawyers among "The World's Leading Lawyers for Business" in its 2017 edition.

March 1, 2017

Selected 2017 M&A Transactions

In 2016, we advised clients on more than 75 M&A transactions with an aggregate value of approximately $50 billion, providing guidance in areas including corporate, securities, antitrust and tax. Since 2006, 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 1, 2017

Selected 2017 Public Offerings and Rule 144A Placements

In 2016, we handled more than 35 public offerings and Rule 144A placements raising approximately $25 billion, for leading companies in life sciences, technology, financial services, communications and other industries.

March 1, 2017

Selected 2017 Venture Financings As Company Counsel

In 2016, we served as counsel in approximately 250 venture financings raising nearly $3 billion, including some of the largest and most prominent deals of the year.

February 13, 2017

WilmerHale 2016 in Review

As we look back on 2016, we thank you for another successful year in which we were privileged to represent an extraordinary lineup of innovators, institutions and industry leaders.

  • American Lawyer 200 Pro Bono Rankings - WilmerHale is consistently ranked at or near the top of the annual pro bono rankings.
  • American Lawyer "A-List" - The firm is recognized in an annual 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.
  • BTI Consulting Group (2015-2016) - In 2016, WilmerHale was recognized for its strength of client relationships and its work in the pharmaceutical and insurance industries. Calling the ideal state of a client relationship “Clientopia,” BTI Consulting named WilmerHale among the select group of only 24 firms to achieve this standard. In 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 - The firm is consistently and prominently ranked in Chambers' guidebooks for the legal profession, which includes significant accolades in the Asia, Europe, Global, USA and UK editions.
  • Corporate Equality Index (2008-2016) - WilmerHale earned a 100 percent rating in the Corporate Equality Index (CEI), an annual survey administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. 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 employees in the workplace.
  • Global Investigations Review (GIR) (2015-2016) - The firm was named the Most Impressive Investigations Practice of the Year for its cross-border work in both high-profile internal and government-led investigations. WilmerHale also placed second on the GIR 30 list in 2015 and 2016.
  • 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 significant matters that made headlines and changed the legal landscape within the previous year.
  • Legal 500 (2009-2016) - 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) (2013-2016) - WilmerHale is among the top nationally ranked firms for intellectual property, and is recommended in the category of "patent contentious" in the State of California.
  • U.S. News - Best Lawyers® (2012-2017) - In the 2017 Best Law Firms list, the firm was recognized as a 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 named "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.
  • 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 Yale Law Women's list of the "Top Ten Family Friendly Firms."
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