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Winston & Strawn LLP

333 SOUTH GRAND AVENUE, LOS ANGELES, CA 90071, USA
Tel:
Work +1 213 615 1700
Fax:
Fax +1 213 615 1750
Email:
Web:
www.winston.com

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United States

Winston & Strawn LLP is an international law firm with more than 975 attorneys among 16 offices in Brussels; Charlotte; Chicago; Dallas; Dubai; Hong Kong; Houston; London; Los Angeles; Moscow; New York; Paris; San Francisco; Shanghai; Silicon Valley; and Washington, DC.

Winston was founded in Chicago in 1853 by Frederick H Winston, who was joined by the firm’s other named partner, Silas H Strawn, in 1894. Winston has built its reputation on the quality and character of its lawyers, past and present, many of whom are recognized leaders in the American legal community. The firm’s history of more than 160 years is a chronicle of individuals and events that have helped shape the firm and create the strong foundation on which it continues to build. Today, Winston is one of the largest law firms in the United States through a series of mergers, office openings and lateral hires in the past two decades.

The firm serves the needs of enterprises of all types and sizes, in both the private and public sectors. The exceptional depth and geographic reach of its resources enable Winston to manage virtually every type of business-related legal issue.

Winston understands that clients look for value beyond just legal experience. With this in mind, the firm works hard to understand the level of involvement its clients require of it. The firm’s lawyers take time to learn about clients’ organizations and their business objectives. Significant emphasis is placed on technology and teamwork in an effort to respond quickly and effectively to clients’ needs.

Winston remains committed to the traditions of client service, professional development and community involvement instilled by its leaders of the past, while embracing the innovations driving the legal profession in the 21st century.

Main areas of practice

The firm’s main areas of practice include: litigation, corporate and finance, mergers and acquisitions and securities, labor and employment, intellectual property, international arbitration, real estate, tax, energy, environmental, employee benefits and executive compensation, financial services, healthcare, maritime and admiralty, antitrust/competition, restructuring, sports, white-collar, securities litigation, private equity, appellate and critical motions, REITs, restructuring, E-discovery and trusts and estates.

Chairman: Thomas P Fitzgerald – tfitzger@winston.com

Co-Executive Chairmen:
Dan K Webb – dwebb@winston.com
Jeffrey Kessler – jkessler@winston.com

Vice Chairman: Michael Elkin – melkin@winston.com

Other Offices:
Brussels
Charlotte
Dallas
Dubai
Hong Kong
Houston
London
Los Angeles
Moscow
New York
Paris
San Francisco
Shanghai
Silicon Valley
Washington, DC

Number of Partners: 422

Number of Other Fee-Earners: 690

Other Staff: 800


Latin America

Winston & Strawn LLP is an international law firm with more than 875 attorneys among 17 offices in Brussels, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Dubai, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Moscow, New York, Newark, Paris, San Francisco, Shanghai, Silicon Valley and Washington, DC.

The Firm

For more than 160 years, Winston & Strawn LLP has served as a trusted adviser and advocate for clients across virtually every industry. In that time, through careful growth and thoughtful fiscal management, the firm has built a law practice with tremendous breadth and a global reach. The firm is proud of the many accolades it has received over the years – a tribute to its lawyers’ creativity, flexibility, depth of experience and commitment. The most meaningful accolade, though, is the continued trust and confidence of its clients.

The firm serves the needs of enterprises of all types and sizes, in both the private and public sectors. The exceptional depth and geographic reach of its resources enable Winston to manage virtually every type of business-related legal issue.

Winston understands that clients look for value beyond just legal experience. With this in mind, the firm works hard to understand the level of involvement its clients require of it. The firm’s lawyers take time to learn about clients’ organizations and their business objectives. Significant emphasis is placed on technology and teamwork in an effort to respond quickly and effectively to clients’ needs.

Winston remains committed to the traditions of client service, professional development and community involvement instilled by its leaders of the past, while embracing the innovations driving the legal profession in the 21st century.

With experience counseling clients across Latin America, Winston attorneys are valuable resources for the development of business opportunities and the protection of interests. Reflecting the comprehensiveness of the firm’s experience, the Latin American group attorneys have extensive knowledge counseling clients from various sectors on a wide range of issues facing those doing business in and with Latin American countries.

Winston & Strawn LLP regularly represents both US and non-US clients in international matters involving countries in South America. Notably, the firm has a widely recognized international arbitration group that has represented the Republic of Ecuador for more than seven years before the courts of the United States and in international arbitration. The team also has a wealth of experience acting for a diverse mix of South American sovereign states and investors, including in Ecuador, Argentina and Chile, in connection with investment arbitration representations. On the transactional side, the firm’s corporate and tax attorneys advise many of the world’s leading companies and financial institutions in connection with matters involving South American entities. Through its many years of service to South American clients, the firm’s attorneys have developed a profound understanding of the political and legal environment inherent in these representations.

Areas of Practice

The firm’s main areas of practice include: competition/antitrust, corporate and finance, employee benefits and executive compensation, energy, environmental, healthcare, intellectual property, international arbitration, labor and employment, litigation, maritime and admiralty, real estate, restructuring and insolvency, securities litigation, tax, trusts and estates, and white-collar regulatory defense and investigations.

Partners: 377

Other fee-earners: 626


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