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Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

39 National Rankings & 82 Metro Rankings | Website

Client Comments

All client comments represent the opinions of the people who provide 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.

Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr attorney Keith Trammell is smart, responsive, and very business oriented. He has been a strong partner, focused on getting deals done and finding creative solutions.

David Shapiro Vail Resorts

Venture Capital Law

Gary Schall and Taylor Beech of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr are the best team ever to work with. It has completely exceeded our expectations as they are absolutely responsive, reliable and cost-effective (which is a big deal for early stage startups). Most important, they make us feel like really important clients in spite of being a startup on such an early stage. Could not be more pleased with such a great work. They are indeed the definition of excellence.

Silvana Lopez The Blockchain Challenge

Advertising Law

My experience with Wilmer Hale is predominantly a result of my desire to work with Reed Freeman and his team. Reed is an fantastic lawyer and adviser as is his team.

Kelly Lodde Hilton Grand Vacation

Advertising Law

As in-house counsel at a tech company, I deal with intense privacy issues on a day-to-day basis and have worked with several top-law firms in the area to resolve incredibly complex issues. Out of all of the people that I work with at various law firms, I believe Reed Freeman at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr is the best one. I seek his advice because he is able to quickly understand the minute aspects of our business and come up with the most creative business solutions to the issues we face. Additionally, he provides in an expeditious manner, and responds to emails minutes after I send them, even if it's incredibly late in the night. I can always count on him to assist with urgent matters.

Native American Law

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr attorneys are excellent and responsive; very high quality service.

John Wernet Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians

Privacy and Data Security Law

Wilmer Cutler's Reed Freeman in particular is terrific. He is incredibly knowledgeable, always responsive, extremely pragmatic, and a pleasure to work with.

Marc Ellenbogen Four Square

Banking and Finance Law

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr delivers first class advice and handles large complex deals with ease. Highly responsive, the banking and finance team are a pleasure to work with. Efficient and polite, the team works very well together,

Julia Bracewell McCarthy Denning Limited

Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Jay Bothwick has a really nice M&A team and worked like crazy to get our deals done. Jay and Andrew Bonnes have handled a number of acquisitions and joint ventures for us. They are both very thoughtful, efficient, practical, business oriented and able to move things along on transactions.

Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr consistently delivers very high VALUE. They work in teams, so they have the capacity to be extremely responsive. The work is of the highest quality, at the greatest level of sophistication, but is also eminently practical -- they are very good a helping clients achieve desired results, and never allow things to get out of control. They are also a pleasure to work with, and are trusted advisors.

Commercial Litigation

We have had an excellent experience with Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, in particular with Hallie Levin.

Media Law

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr is spectacular firm, user friendly and creativity combined with mastery of their topic on a national and international level. Their knowledge of data privacy is fabulous and makes the team led by Pat Carome a dream to deal with particularly before and post GDPR.

Mark Stephens Howard Kennedy LLP

Media Law

Wilmer Hale provides the very best strategic legal advice. When I hire them, I’m confident I will get the best outcome possible.

Information Technology Law

Robert Finkel's team at WilmerHale provided best-in-class legal services on complex payments and technology outsourcing transactions for my organization. The team is highly responsive, hard working, deeply knowledgeable, highly experienced, and wise. In addition to the firm's outstanding Tech Transactions practice, the firm has a broad bench of leading attorneys in regulatory, anti-trust, and privacy/data security that can be drawn upon as needed for particular transactions.

Technology Law

We have used Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr's corporate, securities regulation and litigation services on a regular basis, as well as tax and other services sporadically. Of course they are expensive, but they are the best.

Michael Simon Deloitte & Touche Corporate Finance LLC

Banking and Finance Law

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr is a top notch talented and experienced team. John Sigel is consistently outstanding in giving timely and meaningful advice on a variety of financing issues.

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Craig Goldblatt and his team at WilmerHale, with my personal attorney at WH Jamie Gorelick, did a truly superb job representing me in a bankruptcy of a company on whose Board I served. The company found itself in bankruptcy because senior executives had engaged in an array of financial improprieties, all of which had been concealed from the Board. This led to the assertion of various claims by the trustee in bankruptcy. Thanks to the skillful and strategic work of the WilmerHale team, the bankruptcy trustee quickly came to appreciate that I had met all of my duties to the Company and determined not to assert a claim against me. This was an exceedingly complicated and lengthy case. I could not have had better representation or better results.

Arnold Punaro The Punaro Group

Mutual Funds Law

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr attorney Amy Doberman is my go-to for tough Advisers Act questions, and she is incredibly responsive. She is so knowledgeable and has practical experience from her past.

Biotechnology Law

I strongly recommend WilmerHale for startup companies!

Ben Wolozin Aquinnah Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Biotechnology Law

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr offers a top notch team with vast experience. Good practical advice was applied to the specific circumstances of our company. Stuart Falber continues to distinguish himself by leading a team of very talented attorneys.

John Weidenbruch Epizyme

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Andy Goldman, of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, is an excellent lawyer. He is very commercial and understands the art of getting to a deal! I highly recommend as a lawyer and as a very strong advocate for his clients!

Corporate Governance Law

I have worked with many of the attorneys at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr: Mark Borden is an outstanding font of wisdom on all things corporate, corporate governance, securities, etc. He is very sound, practical, has good judgment and able to focus on the important matters. He is our lead corporate lawyer; the Dean of corporate law in New England. He is a really solid presence, wise practitioner, helpful, and provides insightful guidance. Mark is a hard worker and responsive. He is very practical, business oriented and quick on the uptake. Working with him is not cheap, but good value. His expertise, competence, responsiveness and creativity in finding solutions that work are worth the cost trade off. He has strong experience working with high growth, public tech companies. Jay Bothwick has a really nice M&A team and worked like crazy to get our deals done. Jay and Andrew Bonnes have handled a number of acquisitions and joint ventures for us. They are both very thoughtful, efficient, practical, business oriented and able to move things along on transactions. William Paine is outstanding. He worked through complex SEC investigation, and related class actions including negotiating both with lead plaintiff counsel and D&O providers; discovery process, Board and audit committee governance; He was able to resolve matter in very positive manner. Bill Paine is very able at negotiating with plaintiff law firms and insurers; a master at three dimensional chess; some technology and real estate connected with M&A. John Butts and Sarah Murphy are key members of Bill Paine's team. They conducted interviews, prepped for and conducted sessions with enforcement authorities. Bill Caporizzo is a strong tax advisor. Kim Wethly is really good at equity incentive compensation.

Venture Capital Law

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr is an extremely responsive team. They are very startup friendly.

Guido Kovalskys Nearpod

Venture Capital Law

WilmerHale has been a great partner to us at Plannuh as we build our business. They have provided great advice and support.

Peter Mahoney Plannuh, Inc.

Privacy and Data Security Law

One of the WilmerHale partners, Kirk Nahra, has been an invaluable resource to our organization. His advice is spot on, he's quick to respond, and he is practical in his approach.

Kimberly Gray IQVIA

Venture Capital Law

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr is an outstanding law firm.

International Arbitration - Commercial

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr has appeared before me in my capacity as arbitrator over the past year. They are exceptionally strong—excellent teamwork, seamless coordination, top-rate work product. Superlative. Their attorney Franz Schwarz. is especially notable for his advocacy.

Privacy and Data Security Law

Ben Powell and his team at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, are experts on cyber incident response.

Mutual Funds Law

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr is an excellent firm for highly complex matters. The partners are excellent; Lori Martin and Harry Weiss are superior attorneys and get great results. We use them for the most significant regulatory matters facing the company. They are always excellent to work with.

Deborah A. Bello The Prudential Insurance Company of America

Venture Capital Law

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr has been a trusted partner for the last five years and will continue to be so as we enter our next phase of growth.

Sam Shames Embr Labs Inc.

International Arbitration - Commercial

I have worked opposite WilmerHale, and one of its partners, John Pierce, sat as an arbitrator in a few of my cases. Both the firm and John are extremely impressive at every level.

Ed Kehoe King & Spalding

Commercial Litigation

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr has a strong bench of litigation attorneys across a wide variety of legal areas. We have been fortunate to work closely with Jamie Gorelick and Hallie Levin, both extraordinarily talented and impressive attorneys, on critical legal matters. Jamie brings an unsurpassed level of experience, as well as quick, targeted analysis and practical advice to every matter. Hallie has deep and successful trial experience, which she balances with strategies designed to resolve matters early and on excellent terms.

Laura Buckland T-Mobile U.S.A., Inc.

Litigation - Bankruptcy

I had a great experience with Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr on a complicated contractual litigation spanning three-levels of appeals. Their written and oral advocacy was head and shoulders above their adversaries, which ultimately led a successful appeal. We have consulted with WilmerHale on constitutional law issues recently, with helpful takeaways.

Patent Law

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr attorneys are extremely professional, yet empathetic.

Real Estate Law

Although WilmerHale is used by Albertson's Companies, Inc. in various parts of the United States, my experience with WilmerHale and Keith Barnett, Esq. in particular, who is my primary contact at the law firm, has been with respect to work and projects in the Boston area. Keith Barnett and his firm have been exceptional in all respects. The level of expertise, document drafting skills, negotiation ability, and responsiveness has consistently been first-rate.

James W. Burch ALBERTSON'S, INC. - Legal Department - Real Estate Law

Employment Law - Management

I have worked with Jon Rosenfeld and others in this firm for over 20 years and have always found him to be understanding, responsive, and to give great guidance in sometimes challenging situations!

Appellate Practice

The attorneys at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr are among the finest I have ever worked with in 40 years. They are incredibly smart, perceptive, and creative. They have spared no work and no expense on a pro-bono case. They have consistently been a step ahead of me, and still have responded graciously and immediately to my questions and requests for additional work and support. Nights, holidays, weekends -- nothing was ever too much for me to ask. It may be awkward for some attorneys working on an appeal to have an appellate attorney as their "client," but the attorneys I worked with never seemed to think so. The collaboration has been as rewarding to me personally, and as successful to my client, as any of the more than 2500 appeals I have supervised for the City of Chicago.

Commercial Litigation

Noah Levine and his colleagues Alan Schoenfeld and Stephanie Simon at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr are excellent lawyers. They handle high profile appellate work in the areas of arbitration and financial services. They always generate outstanding work product and are one of the firms I consider for "bet the company" litigation. In addition, they are terrific people to work with and conduct themselves with the highest level of civility.

Native American Law

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr is a great team.

Scott Wheat Spokane Tribe

Biotechnology Law

Stuart Falber at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr has been our partner since inception of the Company. We have just completed our IPO. He is a trusted advisor of the executive team, our board of directors and investors. He is not only an exceptionally good lawyer, he understands the business and its risks and opportunities. As CEO, I find myself seeking his thoughts and opinions about many aspects of the Company. Stuart also brings strong resources from the firm to the table when necessary. He oversees the services and ensures the advice is consistent with the strategy and risk profile of the Company. I have used Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr (and Stuart specifically) as an executive at two different companies for 20 years. I would not even consider another law firm.

Jennifer Good Trevi Therapeutics

Real Estate Law

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr attorney Paul Jakubowski, Esq. has a remarkable sense of deal flow. He is particularly sensitive to what requires a principal's attention and what does not. He is usually two steps ahead of everyone else in the room or on a call. He is the ultimate team player and and a player you want on your team! He is likely one of the highest hourly paid attorneys in the state but similarly the best value available in transaction law.

David Capobianco Atlantic Management

Banking and Finance Law

My bar is quite high when it comes to third-party law firms, as my background is in compliance and I've worked with several of the "top" firms. In my opinion, our team at WilmerHale has been the best. They are consummate partners and really think right-sized for us as a growing start-up. Our team handles with ease the diversity of our challenges and always finds the right specialist to assist. They icing on the cake is that they're a pleasure to work with.

Amelia Krause PLAE, Inc.

Litigation - Securities

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr attorneys are incredibly responsive, knowledgeable about my industry (biotech), business savvy, and consistently impressive.

Tamara Joseph Enzyvant Therapeutics, Inc.

Privacy and Data Security Law

Kirk Nahra, of WIlmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, is our go-to attorney for all privacy matters. Kirk has unfailingly provided us with practical, actionable, and thoughtful advice in a very responsive and cost-effective manner.

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