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 handling our clients' most significant and complex trials, business disputes, internal investigations, and government enforcement matters. Established in 2007, the Los Angeles office is built upon the firm's guiding principles of a dedication to excellence in our legal work and our client service, a collaborative and collegial environment, diversity, and a commitment to public service.

Our Los Angeles-based lawyers bring their extensive trial, litigation and investigations experience to a broad range of matters, from protecting our clients' most critical intellectual property to conducting a complex internal investigation to handling a sensitive government inquiry to trying a wide range of complex civil cases. We have experience in California state courts and in federal district and appellate courts around the country, as well as in arbitrations and mediations. Our clients are highly diverse and include major public companies, broker-dealers and investment management firms, small and medium-sized businesses, corporate officers and directors, and entrepreneurs, in California and elsewhere. Each of our Los Angeles-based partners has significant trial experience, thus enhancing our ability to achieve the best possible results for our clients.

Consistent with the firm's longstanding tradition, our clients benefit from the insights and judgment that lawyers with prior high-level government service bring to bear. The Los Angeles office is led by the former Regional Director of the Pacific Region of the US Securities and Exchange Commission who previously was also an Assistant United States Attorney in Los Angeles. Another of our partners served as Executive Assistant United States Attorney in Los Angeles and as a state prosecutor before that, and a third lawyer was an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of California. Additionally, nearly half of our lawyers were law clerks to federal judges.

The Los Angeles office features the entrepreneurial spirit, camaraderie and collegiality of a small office, backed by the capabilities and depth of a leading global firm. Our lawyers regularly work in teams with lawyers from other offices of the firm to ensure that we draw upon the knowledge and resources of the entire firm. We view every client as a client of the firm, not of an individual office or lawyer, and therefore we naturally and seamlessly work with our colleagues around the world to serve the interests of our clients, wherever they may be 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.

The Los Angeles office shares the firm's deep commitment to pro bono representation and community service. We actively encourage our lawyers to give back to the community through pro bono matters, service to the bar, and participation in charitable organizations and public institutions. Recent examples of our pro bono work include a successful constitutional challenge to the US Department of Veterans Affairs' refusal to grant equal disability benefits to an Army veteran in a same-sex marriage; representation of an inmate at Pelican Bay State Prison in a civil rights lawsuit against prison officials; petitions for resentencing under California's Three Strikes Reform Act (Proposition 36), which eliminated life sentences for non-serious, non-violent crimes; and a 9th Circuit appeal on behalf of an immigrant who fled a gang in El Salvador and sought withholding of removal under the Immigration and Nationality Act and the United Nations Convention Against Torture. In addition, our lawyers are active and have held leadership positions in a variety of professional and civic organizations, such as the Los Angeles County Bar Association's Dialogues on Freedom Committee, the Lesbian & Gay Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, the Diversity Pipeline Coalition of the Constitutional Rights Foundation, and the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles.


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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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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.

February 6, 2017

SEC Dismisses Claims Against WilmerHale Clients

On February 3, the US Securities and Exchange Commission dismissed with prejudice the remaining claims against two former mortgage-lending officials in a financial crisis-related lawsuit on the eve of a retrial.

January 23, 2017

Law360 Names WilmerHale a Technology Group of the Year

The firm has been recognized by Law360 as a Technology Practice Group of the Year, showcasing some of the firm's significant successes for clients during the calendar year of 2016.

January 23, 2017

2016 CFTC Year-in-Review and a Look Forward

In 2016, the CFTC continued to pursue high-profile enforcement cases and to test its new enforcement authority under the Dodd-Frank Act. This WilmerHale Client Alert was republished by the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation.

January 17, 2017

POLITICO Pro Q&A: Alejandro Mayorkas

Alejandro Mayorkas spoke with POLITICO about his experience at the Department of Homeland Security and what he sees as the biggest cybersecurity challenges.

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 corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.

October 31, 2016

What Azano Trial Showed About Election Integrity, Border Security

An article by Timothy Perry, published by The San Diego Union-Tribune, discusses what Mexican multimillionaire José Susumo Azano Matsura's trial showed about election integrity and border security.

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 Enforcement Practice.

October 3, 2016

SEC Drops Centerpiece Of Case Against WilmerHale Clients

WilmerHale recently achieved a major victory after the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) dropped the centerpiece of its lawsuit against two former mortgage executives.

September 30, 2016

The Recorder Honors Andrea Weiss Jeffries as a Leader in Tech Law for the Third Time

Those selected are considered the best in the Bay Area and according to The Recorder, are “helping to build new business models and defend them from court challenges and negotiating transformational deals that remake companies and move markets.”

  • 2014 Corporate INTL Magazine Global Award (2013) - Chosen as the Securities Litigation Law Firm of the Year in California.
  • 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 to 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 (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.
  • Daily Journal (2015) - Partner David Marcus, for the second consecutive year, was named among the Top Intellectual Property Lawyers in California.
  • Daily Journal (2013) - Two of WilmerHale's significant client victories of 2012 were included in the publication's “Top Verdicts” list, calling attention to California's most widely-watched rulings of the year. Recognized for being closely followed and examined across the nation, the cases, Apple v. Samsung and Mformation v. Research in Motion were featured.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Los Angeles Daily Journal (2012) - Partner Andrea Jeffries honored as among “Top 100 Women Lawyers.”
  • Managing IP (MIP) (2013-2016) - WilmerHale is among the top nationally ranked firms for intellectually property, and is recommended in the category of "patent contentious" in the State of California.
  • MultiCultural Law Magazine (2012) - For the sixth year in a row, the firm ranked in “Top 100 Law Firms for Diversity.” Additionally, 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.”
  • National Diversity Council (2012) - Partner Andrea Jeffries named among “Most Powerful and Influential Women of California.”
  • 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 Recorder - Partner Andrea Jeffries recognized as one of California's 2013 and 2015 "Women Leaders in Tech Law."  
  • 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.
  • 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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