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Wilson Elser

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About Wilson Elser

Wilson Elser assists individuals and organizations in navigating challenges and achieving their goals by offering an ideal balance of legal excellence and cost-effectiveness. With over 800 attorneys, the firm serves clients of all sizes, across numerous industries and locations, including 38 offices in the United States and one in London. This extensive reach has earned Wilson Elser a place among the nation's most influential law firms, listed in the Am Law 200 and the National Law Journal 500.

Since its founding in 1978, Wilson Elser has earned a reputation as a formidable player in insurance coverage and defense. This experience in this highly regulated and cost-conscious industry has shaped a firm culture that focuses on accomplished professionalism and cost efficiency, providing clients with concrete value.

Wilson Elser currently offers clients full-service, top-tier legal services, including litigation and related areas. The firm applies the discipline and diligence of litigation to many areas of the law, assembling multidisciplinary teams that combine the firm's collective intelligence and capabilities. With a high concentration of experienced litigators, Wilson Elser is well-equipped to take on even the most difficult and technical cases. Additionally, many attorneys have specialized degrees in business, engineering, medicine and accounting, as well as extensive professional experience, enabling them to deliver solutions that are practical and effective.

By merging the experience of its attorneys with the resources and technical capacity of a large firm, Wilson Elser is able to provide clients with reliable legal representation.

Office Description:

The nearly 300 attorneys in Wilson Elser's New York City, White Plains and Garden City offices make up our New York Metro presence. The greatest single concentration of attorneys firmwide, we live in the same communities, practice in the same courts and split our office time based on where and when our clients need us most. Indeed, the seamless nature of these three offices ? strategically located in and around the country's most vibrant center of commerce ? allows cases to be staffed in the most efficient manner and takes full advantage of our broad base of local talent (see our office capabilities for White Plains and Garden City). Comprising the largest portion of our "New York Metro" presence, the New York City office is home to more than 200 attorneys whose collective skills cross every major practice of law. Wilson Elser traces its beginnings to the opening of its New York City office more than 40 years ago when its attorneys focused exclusively on insurance litigation. Today, it is one of 38 offices nationwide and has grown to include more than 200 attorneys who provide a full breadth of legal services to our clients. We routinely draw on the collective experience resident among our own office attorneys, the balance of those throughout the New York Metropolitan region as well as our colleagues across the broader firm. Wilson Elser's national practice team structure, leveraging the benefits of technology, makes it possible for one point of contact to marshal any or all of the resources our clients require to advance even their most ambitious legal objectives.

Location and Practice Areas Wise Attorney Count:

Total Offices: 44

Total Attorneys: 965

Total Office Wise Attorneys:

Locations No. of Attorneys
Albany, NY 8
Atlanta, GA 19
Baltimore, MD 15
Beaumont, TX 2
Birmingham, AL 9
Boston, MA 18
Charlotte, NC 3
Chicago, IL 61
Dallas, TX 50
Denver, CO 13
Detroit, MI 9
Edwardsville, IL 1
Florham Park, NJ 62
Garden City, NY 3
Hartford, CT 4
Houston, TX 8
Jackson, MS 5
Las Vegas, NV 21
Livonia, MI 8
Los Angeles, CA 65
Louisville, KY 11
Madison, NJ 65
McLean, VA 15
Merrillville, IN 3
Miami, FL 17
Milwaukee, WI 9
Nashville, TN 2
New Orleans, LA 13
New York City, NY 348
Orlando, FL 41
Philadelphia, PA 36
Phoenix, AZ 9
Raleigh, NC 2
San Diego, CA 29
San Francisco, CA 45
Sarasota, FL 1
Seattle, WA 7
Stamford, CT 10
Washington, DC 17
White Plains, NY 117

Total number of Attorneys in this Practice Area:

Practice Areas No. of Attorneys
Bankruptcy 8
Construction 2
Corporate 9
Corporate - Securities and Capital Markets 1
Data Privacy 2
Environmental and Land Use 4
ERISA/Executive Compensation 3
Finance - Banking 1
General Practice 1
Government and Government Relations 4
Health Care 15
Immigration 1
Insurance Coverage 85
IP 19
Labor & Employment 43
Litigation 975
Litigation - Appellate 8
Litigation - General (consumer) 3
Litigation - Mass Torts 7
Real Estate 3
Tax 3
Transportation 21
Trusts and Estates 11
Workers Compensation 1

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