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Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

41 National Rankings & 90 Metro Rankings  |  Client Confirmed  |  Website



Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP is nationally ranked in 41 practice areas and regionally ranked in 90 practice areas. The U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

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Highlighted Client Comments

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Litigation - Intellectual Property

WilmerHale is a leader when it comes to intellectual property litigation, and is my first port-of-call when it is a challenging or important litigation. There is a deep bench of talent as well as a significant amount of trial and appellate experience all the way up to the Supreme Court.

Benjamin Brown Analog Devices, Inc.

Government Relations Practice

John Yarowsky of WilmerHale is an expert advocate for our industry's trade association. He has knowledge, style, and empathy which are essential attributes to win.

Litigation - Securities

WilmerHale's litigators are exactly what General Counsels look for when bringing or defending against complex, high stakes lawsuits. They are talented advocates who take the time to get to know the company and facts, after which they deliver outstanding results. I've worked with them on several such cases over the past 10 years and have always been impressed with the individual litigators and their overall teamwork.

Tamara Joseph InVivo Therapeutics Corp.

Derivatives and Futures Law

Paul Architzel has repeatedly proven to be a reliable source for timely guidance on specific policy points as well as broad interpretative advice on US financial reforms overall.

Real Estate Law

WilmerHale has provided pro bono legal services for our charitable organization for over 25 years. Each attorney, with whom we have worked, in particular Keith Barnett of the Real Estate Division, has demonstrated the highest level of expertise and has consistently provided wise counsel for our organization. Our inquiries receive an immediate response, and we are given the exemplary service that is provided to paying clients. I enthusiastically recommend WilmerHale as a firm dedicated to serving the interests of its clients with unparalleled professionalism and commitment.

Kathi Anderson Walden Woods Project

Litigation - Securities

Andrea Robinson at WilmerHale's Boston office is the best in the business for SEC enforcement related work. Smart, clear-thinking, tactical, excellent judgment. Surrounds herself with good talent.

Joe Zwicker PNC

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Strong team with excellent pedigree. They have done it, and probably more than once. Great strategic advice with the ability to back-up positions with strong documentation. Team is made up of tireless workers. Well respected by peers.

John Blenke TransUnion

Patent Law

WilmerHale understands post-grant reviews and prior art better than most other top firms. WilmerHale is also flexible and can act accordingly. They are responsive and have earned our trust over the past year.

Jonathan Stroud Unified Patents

International Trade and Finance Law

WilmerHale has outstanding counsel, professionalism, and leveraging of multiple subject matter experts across several complex and critical transactions.

Fred Ludtke Alcatel Lucent


WilmerHale's international arbitration practice is second-to-none. Their team is intelligent, efficient and a pleasure to work with, and they get excellent results.

Commercial Litigation

WilmerHale offers top-notch litigators, and is extremely thoughtful and thorough.

Corporate Law

WilmerHale combines a high level of subject matter expertise and practical counsel very effectively.

Securities Regulation

WilmerHale’s experts are quick to identify the most relevant issue and suggest effective solutions.

Antitrust Law

WilmerHale is an outstanding firm with smart, experienced, and credible attorneys. They are always prepared, are proactive thinkers, and take reasonable positions.

Appellate Practice

The attorneys at WilmerHale are the most talented, thorough, and dedicated appellate lawyers with whom I have ever had the privilege to work.

Corporate Law

WilmerHale is the most professional law firm with which I've ever worked.

Marcin Kowalski UXPin

Appellate Practice

WilmerHale's experience in Supreme Court practice is unparalleled, but its client service really sets the firm apart. The team ably handled a SCOTUS case from cert petition to a unanimous win. The attorneys' written work products and their preparations are impressive. All attorneys involved, from junior associates to practice group head, are both brilliant and receptive to client needs.

Government Relations Practice

WilmerHale has a bench of very high profile practitioners, including many former senior government officials, well situated to handle bet-the-company engagements requiring a combination of substantive knowledge and high level contacts across industries and governments.

Technology Law

WilmerHale knows what they are doing.

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

We were very fortunate to have support from the world class legal team at WilmerHale. They delivered the advice and counsel we needed to execute a complex, three-way refinancing agreement.

Douglas Prince Crane & Co., Inc.

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