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Winston & Strawn LLP


  • 35 West Wacker Drive
  • Chicago
  • Illinois
  • USA
  • IL 60601-9703
  • Tel:312 558 5600
  • Fax:312 558 5700
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  • Managing Partner: Thomas P Fitzgerald
  • Senior Partners: Dan K Webb (Chairman), James R Thompson (Senior Chairman)
  • Number of partners in US: 332
  • Number of other lawyers in US: 405
  • Number of lawyers worldwide: 819

Firm Overview:
Winston & Strawn LLP is an international law firm with more than 800 attorneys among 18 offices in Beijing, Brussels, Charlotte, NC, Chicago, Geneva, Hong Kong, Houston, TX, London, Los Angeles, Moscow, New York, Newark, NJ, Paris, San Francisco, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, Taipei and Washington, DC.

Main Areas of Practice:  

Winston’s global antitrust/competition attorneys help clients in myriad of industries with a full range of services, including advice related to all aspects of global cartel defense, civil and criminal litigation, government investigations, mergers and acquisitions and regulatory counseling and compliance.

Corporate America consistently trusts Winston with their most high-stakes litigation. Its litigators have tried major jury and bench trials in virtually every significant federal and state venue and assisted with high-profile investigations related to SEC, AG and other regulatory inquiries. They handle appeals before the US Supreme Court, US Courts of Appeals and state appellate courts. Winston’s international arbitration attorneys have extensive experience with all the major arbitration and international claims institutions and rules and the firm has locally qualified commercial litigators in Brussels, Geneva, Hong Kong, London, Paris and Taipei. Substantive areas of litigation work include: antitrust, securities, product liability, class actions,white-collar, patent/trademark/ copyright, ERISA, insurance coverage, construction, energy and media and entertainment.

Corporate & Transactional:
Winston’s global corporate practice provides securities and M&A legal services to multinational companies, investment banks and other financial services firms. The firm’s private equity work encompasses capital raising, investment and divestiture and operational activities. In the finance area, Winston represents clients in capital markets, corporate lending, securitization, lease finance and derivatives transactions. The firm’s financial services practice assists clients in bank regulatory and compliance, investment management, private fund, broker-dealer and futures/ exchange matters. Winston provides restructuring and insolvency advice to debtors, creditors, committees, purchasers and other parties in bankruptcy matters.

Labor & Employment Relations:
Winston has more than 50 partners and associates in the area of labor and employment law. They have appeared in state and federal courts around the country and before the NLRB, DOL, EEOC and other local, state and federal agencies. The firm provides national and international employment law assistance from most US offices, as well as from Paris and London.

Intellectual Property:
The firm’s IP attorneys litigate disputes in federal courts and before the USPTO and ITC. The practice includes risk assessment, portfolio management and prosecution of applications for patents, trademarks and copyrights and supervision of global IP enforcement initiatives. Winston’s IP attorneys assist with patent, trademark and copyright licenses, product development deals and privacy and data security, advertising, marketing and promotions.

Real Estate:
Winston real estate attorneys assist purchasers, sellers, developers, borrowers and lenders in major real estate investment, development and lending activities. They represent US and international corporations, financial institutions and other clients in acquisitions, financings, sales, developments and leasings.

Tax attorneys at the firm provide assistance that ranges from planning through audit, appeals and litigation, as well as legislative and regulatory representation. They help clients resolve significant tax issues through creatively planning transactions, effectively influencing tax policy and carefully working with the IRS.

For more than 30 years, Winston has helped clients navigate changes in the energy industry, from leading renewable energy projects to advising on nuclear security matters. Energy attorneys handle development, financing, construction and regulatory matters and the sale and purchase of energy companies and assets. They also provide litigation, tax and labor advice.

This practice encompasses all aspects of environmental law, from Superfund actions and toxic tort claims to environmental compliance in transactions to regulatory issues.

Government Relations & Regulatory Affairs:
The government relations practice at Winston is composed of attorneys and advisors adept at using the rules of the legislative process to develop and implement practical solutions. They assist corporate clients with campaign finance issues and public sector clients with appropriations.

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation:
Winston assists employers with the compensation of employees and the planning and administration of employee benefits, as well as all forms of executive compensation plans.

International Work:
Albemarle Corporation, Alstom Group, Deutsche Bank AG, EDF, FAGE Dairy Industry SA, Foot Locker France, Française des Jeux SA, LVMH, Nestle SA, Philip Morris International, Republic of Ecuador, Rhodia, Soitec SA, Warner Bros. Entertainment.

Abbott Laboratories, AbbVie Inc., American Airlines, Dell Inc., Deutsche Bank AG, Duke Energy Company, Google, Inc., JP Morgan Chase & Co., Luxottica Group S.p.A., McDonald’s Corporation, Microsoft Corporation, Motorola Mobility Inc., Philip Morris USA, Teva Pharmaceuticals, Weatherford International, Wells Fargo & Company.


  • 333 South Grand Avenue,
  • Los Angeles,
  • California
  • USA
  • CA 90071-1543
  • Tel +1 213 615 1700
  • Fax +1 213 615 1750
  • Email : info@winston.com
  • 101 California Street,
  • San Francisco,
  • California
  • USA
  • CA 94111-5802
  • Tel +1 415 591 1000
  • Fax +1 415 591 1400
  • 3300 Hillview Avenue,
  • Silicon Valley,
  • California
  • USA
  • CA 94304
  • Tel +1 650 858 6500
  • Fax +1 650 858 6550
  • Email : info@winston.com
  • 1700 K Street, NW,
  • Washington, DC,
  • District of Columbia
  • USA
  • 20006-3817
  • Tel +1 202 282 5000
  • Fax +1 202 282 5100
  • Email : info@winston.com
  • One Riverfront Plaza,
  • Newark,
  • New Jersey
  • USA
  • NJ 07102 5401
  • Tel 973 848 7676
  • Fax 973 848 7650
  • 200 Park Avenue,
  • New York,
  • USA
  • NY 10166-4193
  • Tel +1 212 294 6700
  • Fax +1 212 294 4700
  • Email : info@winston.com
  • 100 North Tryon Street,
  • Charlotte,
  • North Carolina
  • USA
  • NC 28202-1078
  • Tel +1 704 350 7700
  • Fax +1 704 350 7800
  • Email : info@winston.com
  • 1111 Louisiana,
  • 25th Floor,
  • Houston,
  • Texas
  • USA
  • TX 77002-5242
  • Tel +1 713 651 2600
  • Fax +1 713 651 2700