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Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

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Client Comments

All client comments represent the opinions of the people who provided them. All potential clients are urged to remember that no two cases are ever completely alike and that the result in one case does not guarantee a similar result in another case.

Energy Regulatory Law

WilmerHale's expertise in energy law, and specifically oil and gas law, makes them an excellent choice for transactional and litigation work in Colorado. What sets this team apart though is their knowledge of the regulatory scheme, the relevant players and wise counsel on how to navigate same. The combination of John Walsh, Ken Salazar, Michael Hazel and Regina Rodriguez, makes this firm my go-to for any significant or "bet the company" matters.

Securities Regulation

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr's securities and appellate practices, particularly partners Yoon-Young Lee, Stephanie Nicolas, and Kelly Dunbar, provided outstanding legal support to our organization in connection with the roll-out of the SEC's Regulation Best Interest. They worked collaboratively with both our internal staff and our external members to deliver high quality and timely work product every step of the way. Their prolific contributions included preparing detailed summaries of Reg BI, Form CRS, and related regulatory interpretations; answering interpretive questions; participating in numerous member calls, conference panels, and webinars; publishing implementation guidance; filing an amicus brief in the ongoing litigation against the SEC over Reg BI; and generally providing highly accessible, responsive and helpful service throughout the engagement.

Kevin Carroll Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association

Securities Regulation

The Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr team is the gold standard for securities regulation. They inspire total confidence and always advise in a practical, thorough and executable way. They respond immediately to questions and are always available when needed. The team has a deep and technical understanding of how broker dealers work, where problems arise and how to fix them.

Securities Regulation

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr is an excellent law firm with deep securities regulatory expertise.

Michael Simon Deloitte & Touche Corporate Finance LLC

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Craig Goldblatt is an outstanding thinker with a deep background in complex bankruptcies.

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Andy Goldman with Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, is by far one of the most commercial, straight talking and knowledgeable lawyers I know. A pleasure to work with. In addition, his colleagues Brandt Tierney, Ben Loveland and Justin Ochs are superb lawyers.

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Andy Goldman and his colleagues at Wilmer Cutler, are excellent restructuring and deal lawyers. I have used them repeatedly for in and out-of-court work relating to distressed companies. They always staff lean and efficiently with an experienced team.

David Dunn Cross Sound Management LLC

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr's attorneys are among the smartest that I have ever worked with. They have the intelligence to quickly evaluate a case and get to the best possible outcome without sacrificing their professionalism.

Matthew Foster Sonoran Capital Advisors

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Worked extensively with Craig Goldblatt and his associates at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr on two critical cases involving the US DOJ (Executive Office of the US Trustee) and the District Bankruptcy Court in LA. Craig's command of the law, his management of the process, and his representation in court have all been exemplary. They are cost effective because they get the right end results for us. He was always responsive to our queries (even off the specific topic we were litigating) and a pleasure to engage.

Bruce Jobe Resurgent Capital Services

Corporate Law

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr is our corporate law firm on a global basis. They have been and continue to be instrumental in our growth on a strategic footing.

Simona Levi Cell Signaling Technology

Corporate Law

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr provided great work; always available, top notch.

Corporate Law

WilmerHale's corporate team is superb, from senior partners to associates; it has been a pleasure to work them over the last five years in a variety of transactions.

David Watson Apellis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Corporate Law

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr are on top of the issues, comprehensive yet clear analysis, advice and guidance.

Corporate Law

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr are fantastic communicators and always available.

Antitrust Law

Thomas Mueller and Heather Nyong'o, at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, are world class antitrust lawyers providing a Rolls Royce service. They have an unparalleled understanding of antitrust law, but more importantly how the regulators and prosecutors work, and thus able to provide their clients with the best advice to navigate 'stormy times'.

Rohan Ramchandani Individual client

Government Relations Practice

Jon Yarowsky, with Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, is irreplaceable. He is a highly effective individual on the hill and well respected by all that I have come in contact with.

International Trade and Finance Law

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr has hands down the best trade practice in Washington. David Ross is a real stand out.

Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr effectively shepherded our company through a merger of equals transaction. Extremely dedicated team that was fully versed with the issues faced and provided excellent analysis and advice in a timely manner.

Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr are great with M&A, understanding the business decisions that Management is grappling with and relating them to legal.

Mutual Funds Law

I'm always impressed by Amy Doberman's versatility, creativity and ability to stand up for her clients.

Venture Capital Law

I have had a great experience working with Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr. They have always been highly responsive and have deep knowledge in being able to deal with diverse situations.

Venture Capital Law

Mick Bain, with Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, is absolutely fabulous. I feel lucky to have him as our counsel.

Heidi Wyle Venti Technologies

Venture Capital Law

As a small medical software start-up, we have relied heavily on attorneys Jason Kropp and Meghan Muncey at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr. Their work has been impeccable and indispensable. They answer the questions, identify the guardrails, and draw on their experience to help us anticipate strategic opportunities. Their superb legal guidance has allowed us to focus on business growth. It is a pleasure to offer these comments because we couldn't be happier with their work.

Steven Schwadron DeepLook, Inc

Venture Capital Law

I worked with WilmerHale on the sale of our technology company to a private equity firm in 2018. Our buyer was represented by another law firm, which prepared the comprehensive transaction documents that were drafted, of course, heavily in their client's favor. Notwithstanding, WilmerHale's team did an excellent job managing the process, working closely with us to negotiate every term and condition, and dotting the i's and crossing the t's. Due to the nature of the transaction, I worked closely with WilmerHale's M&A team, tax team, employment team, intellectual property team, and others, which helped ensure no stone was left un-turned. I would highly recommend WilmerHale's Boston's office for any company involved in a substantial transaction, either on the buy-side or the sell-side.

Bill Kaplan FreshAddress, Inc.

Venture Capital Law

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr's legal advice are objective, practical and company-focused (based on my interactions with Wilmer as an in-house counsel for a startup company). That is, I trust that Wilmer is providing best legal advice on behalf of the company and not compromised by the interest of serving the venture capital community. I would highly recommend Wilmer to any biotech startup companies.

Criminal Defense: White-Collar

Anjan Sahni, at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, is one of the finest criminal white collar defense lawyers around and a tremendous trial advocate. He is unflappable and has a natural command over a courtroom. He would be my first port of call in a white collar 'emergency'. He is devastating for the other side's witnesses on cross examination.

Rohan Ramchandani Individual client

Criminal Defense: White-Collar

Howard Shapiro, at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, is absolutely fantastic. A strong advocate and a very measured advisor. Hugely experienced and capable, and very responsive.

Rupert Bondy Reckitt Benckiser

Criminal Defense: White-Collar

The white-collar team at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, led by Ron Machen, is exceptional. They do an amazing job for us each and every time we call on them.

Chaka Patterson Adtalem Global Education

Criminal Defense: White-Collar

The key matter that WilmerHale have been advising us on is a cyber theft case. It covers multiple jurisdictions (theft from a UAE based entity by a Nigerian perpetrator, money laundering in Hong Kong, use of the US banking system). WilmerHale were essential in involving the US authorities (who are the only ones who have been effective). They leveraged the strength of their relationship with these US authorities to convince them to examine and then pursue this matter. The perpetrator has been arrested and is waiting for trial. They were of great assistance in carrying out the internal investigation (we needed to ensure there was no inside assistance), collecting and preserving evidence and with the engagement of forensic experts and experts who shored up our systems. They also provide us with Trade Compliance and FCPA advice. This advice is sound and commercial.

Criminal Defense: White-Collar

I have found the Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr attorneys to be extremely bright, very professional and empathetic to the needs of the client. They craft creative solutions in a timely, responsive manner. I have worked with members from senior partners to new associates and found them all to be very committed professionals and excellent attorneys. I would not hesitate to recommend them.

Carole Carden PYA

International Arbitration - Commercial

I worked with John Pierce and Claudio Salas at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr. Both were very responsive and practical. The arbitration involved three different jurisdictions. Their research was thorough and we felt confident that they had explored all arguments in our favor. They explained procedural issues clearly and obtained a favorable result for the company.

International Arbitration - Commercial

I was a panel member of an ICC Arbitration in which James Carter of Wilmer Hale sat as President (Chair) of the Panel. It was an arbitration that concerned a highly complex business transaction in South America. Mr. Carter ran the hearings with a light but firm hand, was highly expeditious in his writing drafts of the ultimate award, and treated me and the other wing arbitrator with great professionalism and courtesy. I have recommended him to others and will continue to do so.

International Arbitration - Commercial

Jim Carter and Rachael Kent at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr are both outstanding lawyers and are highly respected in the field of arbitration.

John Townsend Hughes Hubbard

International Arbitration - Commercial

I practice as an international arbitrator. Wilmer Cutler has appeared before me in international arbitrations. They are first class.

Appellate Practice

We had terrific representation from Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr. The team is diligent, effective, extremely responsive, and we feel we have trusted advisors who represent us well in the board room and the courtroom.

Julie Padilla Twin Metals Minnesota

Commercial Litigation

The Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr team is incredible responsive and thoughtful - a true partner in bet-the -company litigation.

Commercial Litigation

This review is for Noah Levine, Alan Schoenfeld and Stephanie Simon of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr. These folks are thoughtful, outstanding writers, exceptionally well prepared for oral arguments and a pleasure to work with.

Commercial Litigation

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr appropriately staff cases for the issues involved in the case; responsiveness and availability is superb.

Litigation - Intellectual Property

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr is the first firm I turn to for IP litigation services. They have a deep and knowledgeable bench of attorneys who approach litigation practically and create flawless work product. Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr keeps me in the loop, responds quickly to my requests, and takes the time to understand my organization and our business. Most importantly, I never have to worry about strategic blunders in my Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr cases.

Litigation - Intellectual Property

The team we work with at Wilmer provide exceptional service managing our patent litigation docket: thoughtful advice, efficient and organized client updates and meetings, excellent written work product provided with time to review, and the illusion that we are the only client they work with. They are our go-to counsel, we love working with them.

Litigation - Intellectual Property

WilmerHale has handled a number of district court litigations, appellate cases, and inter partes reviews for Genentech. I have worked with a variety of different teams on different matters, and I am consistently impressed by the caliber of lawyers at the firm. The teams have been knowledgeable, strategic, responsive, and accommodating of client demands and requests.

Litigation - Intellectual Property

Competence, intelligence, and dedication underpin the efforts Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr assembled on my behalf.

Litigation - Intellectual Property

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr is absolutely the best; deep bench, high expertise and extremely responsive.

Litigation - Antitrust

Heather Nyong'o, at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, is arguably the best antitrust trial lawyer in the country. She has a fantastic knowledge of the law and an unbelievable ability in the courtroom to win the judge and jury to her side. She is passionate, tenacious, meticulous and someone you definitely want on your side.

Rohan Ramchandani Individual client

Media Law

WilmerHale attorneys, including Pat Carome, have provided invaluable pro bono assistance to the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. Our nonprofit organization has relied on the firm's extensive media law and international expertise. Not only are Pat and his colleagues skilled, experienced media lawyers, they are also passionate about First Amendment work, as evidenced by their top-notch pro bono work on behalf of RCFP.

Katie Townsend Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press

Media Law

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr has a truly deep understanding of issues facing technology and media companies that they can bring to bear in all contexts: state and federal civil suits, politically sensitive matters, and regulatory inquiries. Pat Carome and Ari Holtzblatt stand out as our go-to lawyers for sensitive, high profile, and complex matters where we need to set precedent.

Advertising Law

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr have been a tremendous partner and counsel for more than a decade, providing practical and expert advice.

Kelly Lodde Hilton Grand Vacation

Native American Law

The team at Wilmer Hale are first rate when it comes to litigation (particularly appellate litigation) involving Indian law issues.

Native American Law

Danielle Spinelli and her team at Wilmer are top notch attorneys who bring a high degree of professionalism and an expert litigation bench to the issues on which they are working. We have worked with them on several projects and have a high regard for their work.

V. Heather Sibbison Dentons

Privacy and Data Security Law

Partner, Kirk Nahra, is always responsive and happy to help. He's very knowledgeable about privacy law and healthcare law and applies his legal opinions to our corporation's particular needs.

Kimberly Gray IQVIA

Technology Law

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr lawyers are able to think through complex issues from multiple perspectives, brings together a set of true leaders in the space and really easy to work with.

Biotechnology Law

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr has tremendous teams with extensive knowledge in the many facets of the Bio/Pharma world. Pragmatic, thorough and very responsive. I have worked with the Wilmer teams across three different companies. Each team was and is top notch.

John Weidenbruch Epizyme

Biotechnology Law

WilmerHale's life sciences practice is first class. WilmerHale has represented both biotech companies that I have run and have been invaluable partners. They have broad industry expertise and deep legal experience.

Jennifer Good Trevi Therapeutics

Biotechnology Law

WilmerHale has an exceptionally strong team, with deep and broad experience across issues that affect biotechnology companies at various stages of development.

David Watson Apellis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Employment Law - Management

I have worked with Jon Rosenfeld at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr for almost 10 years. He is a great lawyer, and a great partner to me in addressing sometimes difficult situations. I trust him with our most important matters.

Employment Law - Management

I have worked with the Wilmer Hale's Employment Law team on RIF's, executive hires/terminations, equity plans and their guidance has been excellent. They are capable, practical, responsive, balanced and thorough in their guidance. They also present their various positions based on experience and in a simple, consumable manner. I would highly recommend this team.

Marie Sonde Crux Informatics, Inc.

Appellate Practice

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr is the best of the best top firms in the country. Have worked with a number of their partners, including Seth Waxman in their appellate group. There is no one better than Seth Waxman for constitutional issues. They have nationally recognized real trial lawyers as part of the team, like Bill Lee. They are not cheap but they are the best.

Securities / Capital Markets Law

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr offers excellent advice, very responsive and great to work with.

Litigation - Securities

I have worked closely with Wilmer's Securities team as co-counsel on numerous class actions and derivative claims since 2007. They are responsive, professional, knowledgeable and strategic. They are also a pleasure to work with.

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