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Winston & Strawn LLP

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About Winston & Strawn LLP

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, we have built a law practice with tremendous breadth and a global reach. We are proud of the many accolades we have received over the years--a tribute to our lawyers' creativity, flexibility, depth of experience, and commitment. The most meaningful accolade to us, though, is the continued trust and confidence of our clients.

We are a firm with a mission

At Winston & Strawn, we strive to:

Provide our clients with creative solutions to their business problems--on time and on budget
Serve our communities and the public interest
Promote diversity within our firm and throughout the legal profession
Maintain a culture of teamwork and collegiality

We get deals done

With offices in key financial centers across the world, we bring an understanding of the global legal issues our clients face to both transactional and dispute-related matters.

Clients say: "They are extremely responsive, very knowledgeable regarding relevant law and my business, and very practical in their advice."
- Legal 500, 2015
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We deliver results

We try cases. We are shrewd advisers; our clients tell us we function as a business partner:

"their advice is business-oriented and helps us make the right decisions"
give "practical, appropriate, cutting-edge advice"
"they are truly partners in getting deals done"

We get your deal to the finish line. We are ranked sixth by MergerMarket for U.S. buyouts by deal count; ranked near the top of most major categories for advising on lending transactions; and advised on M&A deals that have been recognized by The M&A Advisor as "Deals of the Year."

Office Description:

Winston & Strawn's Chicago office represents the beginning of the law firm founded by Frederick H. Winston in 1853. Representing the Union Stockyards and at least three major railroads, the firm grew exponentially with the burgeoning "City of Big Shoulders." Today, more than 600 attorneys and professional staff work in the firm's oldest and largest office. Building a reputation for the highest quality legal work, our lawyers include dozens of the most widely recognized leaders of the American legal community, including our Senior Chairman and former four-term Illinois Governor, James Thompson, and firm Co-chairman Dan Webb, a former U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois who is widely recognized as one of the nation's top trial lawyers. Our talented and efficient lawyers in Chicago continue to handle both high-stakes civil and criminal litigation, including major jury and bench trials in federal and state courts throughout the country, and complex transactional matters for multinational companies and financial services firms. Our attorneys also practice in the areas of antitrust, IP, tax, lending and middle market M&A, labor and employment and employee benefits and executive compensation, along with real estate, energy, environmental, and trusts and estates. The Chicago office is deeply involved in the community. Our lawyers provide pro bono legal services to various community organizations and individuals. Annually, we support a number of charities, including the United Way, the Chicago Food Depository, and the Chicago Children's Museum. Through our work with the Chicago Bar Foundation's Campaign for Justice, we raise funds to provide legal support to the most vulnerable and underrepresented population in the city.

Location and Practice Areas Wise Attorney Count:

Total Offices: 21

Total Attorneys: 865

Total Office Wise Attorneys:

Locations No. of Attorneys
Charlotte, NC 22
Chicago, IL 516
Dallas, TX 158
Houston, TX 118
Los Angeles, CA 80
Menlo Park, CA 11
Miami, FL 18
New York City, NY 376
San Francisco, CA 25
Washington, DC 67

Total number of Attorneys in this Practice Area:

Practice Areas No. of Attorneys
Bankruptcy 24
Corporate 462
Energy and Oil & Gas 17
Environmental and Land Use 9
ERISA/Executive Compensation 43
Finance - Banking 66
Government 1
Health Care 3
Insurance Coverage 1
IP 69
Labor & Employment 41
Litigation 560
Real Estate 52
Tax 37
Transportation 1
Trusts and Estates 4

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