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Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

39 National Rankings & 94 Metro Rankings  |  Client Confirmed  |  Website

Client Comments

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Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Craig Goldblatt, Isley Gostin, Gavin Tullis, and Matthew Schnall have been the most supportive, engaged, responsive, and knowledgeable counsel we have ever had. Our engagement is going on nearly 2 years and still strong, still valuable, and still one of partners I'm most proud to have engaged for our nonprofit's needs. We are beyond grateful for their ability to not only meet our needs, but those of the community we serve, and they have served as key partners with many different entities engaged around this large landlord bankruptcy process for which we engaged them.

Randy Marsh Horton's Kids

Health Care Law

We have worked with Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr's Kirk Nahra exclusively on these issues, and he is a tremendous asset to our efforts. Kirk is extremely knowledgeable, practical, and responsive.

International Trade and Finance Law

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr has a lot of great expertise and insights.

Securities / Capital Markets Law

The WilmerHale team has provided our company with excellent guidance and legal support through our last large private financing, our IPO and beyond. The team is our go-to legal advisor for all corporate matters as a public company. The team's guidance has been very valuable & insightful to me and our legal/business teams, and I am particularly appreciative that they advise us based on practical considerations and circumstances unique to our company.

Yvonne Tran Schrödinger

Securities / Capital Markets Law

The Securities and Capital Markets team at Wilmer Hale is top notch and has provided consistent legal advice across numerous critical matters. The team led by Stuart Falber has proven themselves as key resources and subject matter experts. Their ability to translate complex legal and regulatory nuances into practical business advice sets Wilmer Hale apart from many other law firms.

John Weidenbruch Epizyme Inc.

Media Law

We primarily work with Ari Holtzblatt and Pat Carome in the DC office. My experience working with these two partners and their teams has been excellent. The quality of work they provide is fantastic, and they are always very knowledgeable on the issues.

Administrative / Regulatory Law

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr has excellent attorneys who do excellent work!

Government Relations Practice

Jonathan Yarowsky is the best there is.

Mike Montgomery CALinnovates

Venture Capital Law

Mick Bain is a wonderful person and an excellent lawyer. I've worked with him across several companies, and trust him completely. He is incredibly hard-working, thoughtful and strategic and has deep relationships in and knowledge of the Boston startup ecosystem.

Sarah Hodges Pillar Venture Capital

International Trade and Finance Law

Understands the business of Japanese companies and gives practical answer. Many talented attorneys and coordination with the EU office is also helpful.

Kazuhide Ueno TMI Associates

Real Estate Law

Paul Jakubowski, Esq. and his team have never failed our office relative to effectively, timely and cost-efficient representation in fairly complicated representation in fairly complicated, multi faceted lease and transactional real estate matters. We have been working w/ Paul for over 10 years and despite using other firms for transactional matters - we have always gone to the first team for our more complicated matters during this time.

David Capobianco Atlantic Management

Tax Law

WilmerHale is a top tier firm which has helped with a number of M&A and tax matters. I highly recommend the teams we've used.

Securities Regulation

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr provided our organization with invaluable outside counsel in connection with all phases of SEC Reg BI rulemaking and implementation.

Government Relations Practice

The team does a great job for us. Rob and Jon are knowledgeable, pull other lawyers in to our issues when needed and are very collegial and responsive.

Jim McGreevy The Beer Institute

Securities / Capital Markets Law

I've worked with the WilmerHale Securities/Capital Markets team for almost seven years, and they have consistently provided high-quality, practical and timely advice across a range of transactions and corporate events.

Dave Watson Apellis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Venture Capital Law

I have worked with Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr for many years. They are knowledgeable, effective, and responsive.

Appellate Practice

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr has terrific knowledge of the law and the courts but is also able to break down the complexity to provide practical advice to the client. They have great anticipation for what to expect from the court and the other side during argument. Their mock exercises are very productive.

Litigation - First Amendment

Debo Adegbile, Alan Schoenfeld, and Abby Shaw are thoughtful, strategic, and very strong in client relationships. They respond to our needs quickly and comprehensively. They have worked on a wide variety of issues. They have come to be very strong partners and advisors for Smith College.

Litigation - Antitrust

Very responsive and creative in developing possible solutions that suit clients' needs.

Privacy and Data Security Law

Ben Powell is smart, strategic, thoughtful, and practical, which is exactly the kind of calm demeanor you want. Kirk Nahra is also a legend in the field.

Corporate Governance Law

I work with dozens of major firms around the world and Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr is all around the finest firm out there. Highest integrity, gifted intellect, great problem solvers. Their corporate team has seen and done it all and their advice and guidance in recent years has been critical for the success of my company.

Kristin Campbell Hilton Worldwide

International Trade and Finance Law

I think Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr is very professional, and their law-driven response is very clear.

International Arbitration - Governmental

David Ogden and Rachael Kent and their colleagues Claudio Salas and Danielle Morris are outstanding advocates. Not only are they skilled at evaluating legal issues and developing effective strategies, but they also deliver excellent written work product every single time. And, importantly, they provide the drafts sufficiently in advance to allow time for review and comment and truly welcome client engagement. Rachael and David are both sophisticated oral advocates.

Privacy and Data Security Law

We have worked with Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr's Kirk Nahra exclusively on these issues, and he is a tremendous asset to our efforts. Kirk is extremely knowledgeable, practical, and responsive.

Technology Law

I work with Jeff Johnson who is an outstanding lawyer and who adds a great deal of value in completing complex agreements.

Employment Law - Management

Team has been excellent. Very responsive and understanding of our business. Quick turnaround, friendly engagement and practical advice. Laura and Andrew have been there for us.

Peter Butterfield Flywire

Government Relations Practice

I have worked directly with Jon Yarowsky in the Washington D. C. office on a number of matters. The entire Government Relations Practice group is first rate and effective from both sides of the political aisle. They are strategically focused and result oriented. Jon Yarowsky has very few peers in D.C. from an experience, relationship and communication standpoint.

Don Shandy Crowe & Dunlevy

Venture Capital Law

Todd Rumberger has been my 'go to' outside counsel for over twenty years. He brings strong legal competence to compliment his ability to facility business. Jason Kropp from the Boston office has also been great to work with.

Matt Bigge Crosslink Capital

Litigation - Intellectual Property

I have worked with Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr on multiple intellectual property litigation matters, and I have been consistently impressed with the quality of their work and client service. I appreciate their expertise, deep bench, and collaborative approach.

Litigation - Antitrust

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr engages in cutting-edge, creative, and thoughtful antitrust litigation.

Biotechnology Law

Wilmer Hale has served the ongoing needs of Epizyme Inc. since the company's founding. The team led by Stuart Falber has been a tremendous resource in providing practical legal advice and guidance. The breadth and depth of the team is quite impressive. They are always responsive, thorough, thoughtful and pragmatic.

John Weidenbruch Epizyme Inc.

International Trade and Finance Law

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr is simply the best. They listen to a client's needs, provide expert counsel, and maximize the chance that the client will win, providing extraordinary results.

Real Estate Law

Doug Burton in Wilmer's real estate practice is a great lawyer with thorough command of the law. Doug is an incredibly diligent lawyer and is extremely responsive to his client's needs.

Peter Diana Carpenter & Company, Inc.

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr is first rate.

Corporate Law

Very thorough work on a complex acquisition. Stephanie Evans is a star in M&A work.

Rob Lavet Social Finance

Corporate Law

WH did a fabulous job for us selling a company during the pandemic. Great negotiators and wise, practical problem solvers. Stephanie Evans and Michael Bevilacqua were outstanding.

Cecilia Neumann Advisen

Appellate Practice

Danielle Spinelli and her entire team were true superstars in the prosecution of the Mission Products appeal to the Supreme Court. Their preparation left nothing to chance, and Danielle's oral argument was flawless. My experience with Wilmer in prosecuting and defending petitions for certiorari establishes that the Mission Products experience was not isolated; Wilmer's appellate group does superior work all of the time.

Robert Keach Bernstein, Shur, Sawyer & Nelson, P.A.

Litigation - Antitrust

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr's advice is always strong, quick, and high quality. They are a go-to group.

Biotechnology Law

I've worked with WilmerHale on several complex licensing transactions and have found that their depth of expertise and professionalism is peerless.

Dave Watson Apellis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Energy Regulatory Law

Top notch firm with relevant experience. Always a great asset to have on your side in projects involving local government and land-use permitting!

Nathan Keiser NextEra

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr was one of the best experiences with a firm, ever. Everyone was smart, committed, engaged, and responsive. Excellent partners with the lawyers in my office.

Criminal Defense: White-Collar

I work with Ronald Machen, former US Attorney, and his team such as Matt Jones. They are outstanding. They are result oriented and have a breadth and depth of expertise in the subject matter of government contracts. They have an excellent reputation in the legal community.

Criminal Defense: White-Collar

Exceptional lawyers, who have guided us through some very challenging issues. Outstanding advice and counsel provided. Very knowledgeable and practical.

Litigation - Intellectual Property

We love David Cavanaugh and the WIlmer team. Despite being a high-priced, well-known firm with a stellar reputation that does excellent work, David finds a way to make our cases make business sense for us and for the firm. Other than the high price, there is little about Wilmer to complain about---they consistently do excellent work.

Jonathan Stroud Unified Patents

Litigation - Intellectual Property

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr is a collection of the most sophisticated intellectual property practitioners on the planet.

Media Law

Quite the most knowledgeable on matters of international alw and privacy and data protection that I have found in the USA. A Rolls Royce service

Mark Stephens Howard Kennedy LLP

Technology Law

Wilmer long has represented us in regulatory and commercial work. They have provided excellent service through and through.

Michael Simon Deloitte & Touche LLP

Employment Law - Management

Incredibly responsive Great client services Resources for all issues available Kind and caring when dealing with difficult decisions

David J. Connolly Janitronics, Inc.

Tax Law

The WilmerHale tax team has provided high-quality, practical and ultimately cost efficient advice on a variety of tax and organizational structure matter, and our company has been able to consistently rely upon their professionals as trusted business partners.

Dave Watson Apellis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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