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Winston & Strawn LLP

33 National Rankings & 98 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.

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants

Winston & Strawn's Stephen Smerek has tremendous expertise and provides excellent client service.

Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Winston & Strawn is a highly professional and well-respected team.

Appellate Practice

I work primarily with Elizabeth Papez at Winston & Strawn, and she is amazing. She is super smart, super responsive, and a brilliant lawyer.

Litigation - Patent

Winston & Strawn has outstanding lawyers with great experience in Intellectual Property litigation.

Litigation - Intellectual Property

Winston & Strawn has outstanding lawyers with great experience in the patent arena.

Health Care Law

I have worked with Tom Mills of Winston & Strawn for years, and he is simply one of the best. He is incredibly knowledgeable, thorough, a great strategic thinker who understands the business side of things extremely well and helps me formulate strategies for conducting business in a compliant manner that helps me achieve my business objectives. I would use him for anything; he's a tough but effective negotiator, a fearsome opponent that zealously represents his client's interests well.

Bruce Cohen United Therapies, LLC

Banking and Finance Law

Warren of Winston & Strawn does a great job of getting things done by cutting through the jargon and only bringing to me the important points that matter.

Energy Law

Winston & Strawn is a very professional team. They are fully resourced with a strong staff in commercial transactions and tax.

Real Estate Law

Billie Ellis and his team at Winston & Strawn not only provide the highest quality work, but also do so in the most commercially reasonable manner I have ever experienced. They work hard to realize your business goals, facilitating deals while still effectively protecting your interests. They are responsive and efficient, providing excellent value as they tend to deliver excellent work in limited hours. We are a national real estate development and investment firms and we wouldn't consider working with anyone else.

Chris Kelsey Third Palm Capital, LLC

Appellate Practice

Linda Coberly of Winston & Strawn is masterful and thoughtful, really one of the top-notch appellate litigators in Chicago (if not nationally).

Chuck Roth National Immigrant Justice Center

Commercial Litigation

Winston & Strawn represented us in bet-the-company litigation. Their professionalism and advocacy over the multi-year process was deeply appreciated.

Energy Law

Winston & Strawn is an excellent firm to work with.

David Magid YouSaveGreen

Employment Law - Management

I have worked with several attorneys at Winston & Strawn, and all have provided exceptional service in terms of response time, willingness to listen and to understand the business needs and implications, clarity of assessment and advice and knowledge of subject matter. As a result of the quality of their work, we had great success managing effectively through several challenging circumstances.

Litigation - Environmental

Winston & Strawn keeps us out of this Litigation - Environmental. Enough said.

Dennis McKinney Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc.

Appellate Practice

In over 30 years of legal representation, I have never encountered a more focused, far-sighted and accomplished firm as Winston & Strawn.

Securities / Capital Markets Law

Winston & Strawn has been with us since our company's inception and has advised on all aspects of securities and capital markets. They were instrumental in our IPO as well as subsequent debt and equity capital raises. They assist with all of our SEC filings and advise our board on matters of securities law and corporate governance.

Doug Waggoner Echo Global Logistics

Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Winston & Strawn helped us execute a transformational M&A deal. They provided expert advice and execution on all aspects of the deal including negotiating with the investment bankers over the adviser agreements, negotiating terms and deal points with the seller's counsel, overseeing a "bake-off" to get the best terms on debt financing, advising on the equity financing and of course pulling it all together to get the deal closed.

Doug Waggoner Echo Global Logistics

Insurance Law

Scott DeVries and his team at Winston & Strawn are head and shoulders above the rest of the legal community in this arena.

Litigation - Antitrust

If you want to win, you cannot do better than Aldo Badini and Susannah Torpey of Winston & Strawn.

Admiralty & Maritime Law

Winston & Strawn is top-tier in terms of knowledge of issues and strategic thinking, especially on Jones Act-related issues.

Employment Law - Management

Winston & Strawn has done fabulous job for us on our employment matters. Rex Sessions is a terrific relationship partner and everyone with whom we work has been very responsive and knowledgeable. Cost is surprisingly aggressive and competitive; very glad to work with this firm and their attorneys.

Energy Law

I have worked extensively with Lisa Cottle in the San Francisco office of Winston & Strawn. Lisa is fantastic, incredibly responsive, tough when she needs to be, and extremely thorough and knowledgeable.

Sports Law

My professional affiliation with Winston & Strawn and its sports law practice is defined by a decades-long relationship with partners Jeffrey Kessler & David Feher in conjunction with my previous executive position with the National Football League Players Association, as well as in my current capacity as an attorney/agent for NFL athletes. The singular reputation of Kessler across the ever-expanding sector of professional and amateur sports advocacy is founded in landmark litigation defining sports law.

Tom Condon Creative Artists Agency Football

Litigation - Antitrust

Steve Harris of Winston & Strawn is an excellent Antitrust lawyer and resource for companies navigating the shifting and uncertain regulatory waters in Asia, in particular China and Korea.

Advertising Law

I have yet to find a question that Winston & Strawn's Advertising Law team, led by Brian Heidelberger, cannot answer expertly, efficiently, and with enthusiasm.

Advertising Law

I have worked with Winston & Strawn while I have been at three firms. I have been instrumental in the hiring as they are fast, efficient, and willing to help solve a problem, not just give an answer to a question.

Hope Neiman Tillster

Admiralty & Maritime Law

I have enjoyed working with Winston & Strawn for the past 10 years, and they have always acted as my prime set of lawyers for both small and major maritime related issues in the US. When they take an assignment I never have to worry about whether it will be done both properly and efficiently.

James Baker Thome Ship Management Pte Ltd

Energy Law

Winston & Strawn attorneys Joe Karp and Tom Solomon are the gold standard when it comes to knowledge, skill, insight, breadth, and professionalism in the practice of energy law.

Nancy Rader California Wind Energy Association

Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

Winston & Strawn is among my go-to firms for high risk, bet-the-company litigation. George Lombardi in particular is as good a trial lawyer as you can get.

Litigation - Banking & Finance

Winston & Strawn provides excellent service at a reasonable price. They are very responsive.

Environmental Law

Eleni Kouimelis Winston & Strawn provides great service to our company regarding environmental matters. She provides practical and results-oriented legal advice that helps us achieve our business goals and objectives.

Litigation - Labor & Employment

I have been working with Winston & Strawn's NY Labor & Employment practice for many years and have nothing but the highest regard for their legal work. Steve Sheinfeld is a top flight lawyer, who provides practical solutions to various business problems. He is an excellent lawyer, with a very talented support cast.

Litigation - Antitrust

Sometimes we need deep analysis due to cultural differences but Winston & Strawn always deepens the discussions on the issues and give us a clear direction. Responses to our questions are always speedy, though we have the time-zone difference. Above all, their achievement is always great.

Admiralty & Maritime Law

We have increasingly turned to Winston & Strawn's admiralty and maritime experts Charlie Papavisaz and Gerald Morrissey for advice regarding maritime matters, including financing matters, in past years. I've found their expertise, depth of experience, standing in the profession and plain common sense when it comes to maritime and financing matters to be unparalleled; really value their advice and the relationship.

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Winston & Strawn's employee benefits department is the best. They provide practical, business oriented, legal advice always on a timely basis.

Scott Hamilton Global Brass & Copper, Inc.

Litigation - Intellectual Property

The attorneys at Winston & Strawn are technically superior, litigation savvy and extremely client centric. They are a go-to firm.

Energy Law

Winston & Strawn is a great resource for arcane nuclear expertise. They do timely and competent work.

Litigation - Antitrust

I work with Jeffrey Kessler and David Greenspan at Winston & Strawn concerning major antitrust issues that arise. In addition to their extraordinary intellectual capabilities, what makes Jeffrey and David most highly valued is their client first attitude, responsiveness, genuineness and immense knowledge of all areas of antitrust law, including its nuances. I consider Jeffrey and David among the highest caliber of lawyers I have worked with in any capacity.

Riche McKnight William Morris Endeavor

Advertising Law

Brian Heidelberger and his team of advertising law attorneys at Winston & Strawn are the legal right hand to my entire department at GSD&M. They have offered and continue to offer stellar legal thinking which has enabled the agency to pursue edgier creative with great results for our clients. Winston & Strawn Chicago is consistently accessible and is not only thorough but also quick with their responses. I truly value our working relationship and view them as a real agency partner.

Employment Law - Management

Winston & Strawn is excellent all around.

Employment Law - Management

Winston & Strawn is my go-to firm for employment litigation and advice and counseling. I know I can always count on the Winston lawyers for great service.

Employment Law - Management

I have worked with Winston & Strawn with Wood Lay at the helm, as a colleague and client for over five years. They are trustworthy and demonstrate high ethical standards. Their work product is excellent. They are knowledgeable of their practice areas, professional in demeanor, responsive, and flexible. They work closely with the client to understand their needs and provide high value services at overall reasonable rates. Winston has an excellent practice attorney concept in the employment law area.

Commercial Litigation

Suzanne Jaffe Bloom and her team at Winston & Strawn provides excellent service. Suzanne's knowledge and expertise is of the highest caliber.

Employment Law - Management

Winston & Strawn has a very strong Employment Law team headed by partner Rex Sessions. They are very knowledgeable on latest developments and best practices. They are also very pragmatic and practical, provide solid advice and able to guide clients toward best outcomes even in the face of difficult facts. I highly recommend using Winston & Strawn.

Litigation - Labor & Employment

Winston & Strawn gives very solid and practical advice on litigation management. They also do well giving front-end advice to mitigate risk and reduce likelihood of problems. Winston & Strawn has represented my company in several cases that went to litigation, with very positive results. I highly recommend them.