Duane Morris LLP

Practice/Organization Description

Evolving from a partnership of prominent lawyers in Philadelphia a century ago, Duane Morris now has offices in many major markets and continues to expand across the country and overseas through nonmerger growth. Throughout this expansion, Duane Morris remains committed to preserving the collegial culture that has attracted so many talented attorneys. The firm's leadership believes this culture is truly unique among large law firms, and that outstanding legal work is best accomplished by skilled professionals who respect each other and work well together.

LEADERSHIP AND EXPERIENCE

Duane Morris lawyers hold leadership positions in bar associations, as well as in educational, cultural and charitable organizations and with community groups across the country. Many of the firm's attorneys come to Duane Morris after having held senior positions in government agencies and large corporations. This range of experience is further enriched by the diverse backgrounds of the firm's attorneys. Duane Morris has long been committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting talented female and minority lawyers, many of whom hold leadership roles at the firm.

TECHNOLOGY AND INFRASTRUCTURE

The firm supports its attorneys in the practice of law with resources unsurpassed by those at any major law firm. Trade publications have placed Duane Morris in the upper echelon of firms in terms of utilizing technology. Hundreds of lawyers working around the globe quickly communicate and collaborate using the firm's integrated computer network, accessing sophisticated research software, information-rich databases, and other knowledge-sharing tools. Duane Morris' clients also benefit from the contributions of professional-level support staff who maintain the firm's technological and administrative infrastructure and enable lawyers to focus on providing valuable counsel and service to their clients.

Professional Associations & Memberships

Duane Morris has established a number of independent affiliates in nonlaw fields in addition to the law firm's full range of legal services. By bringing together specialists from a variety of other disciplines and industry backgrounds, these businesses strive to respond to your business objectives pursuant to separate, non-legal services engagements.

Capitol Corporate Services, Inc.

Capitol Corporate Services, Inc. conducts record filing, search and certification services relating to government offices.

DM Trust Company

DM Trust Company assists high net worth individuals, trusts and foundations to navigate the increasingly complex process of international estate planning. Our experienced and accessible professionals aid clients in preserving and transferring wealth to future generations while minimizing the effects of inflation and taxes.

Duane Morris Government Affairs LLC

Duane Morris Government Affairs LLC is a bi-partisan firm committed to providing businesses with lobbying and government relations services at local, state and federal levels.

Implant Purchasing Solutions

Implant Purchasing Solutions (IPS) is a national medical services management company that helps hospitals obtain select implants for their patients by providing an experienced outsourced procurement and billing solution.

New Jersey Corporate Services, Inc.

New Jersey Corporate Services, Inc. provides comprehensive record filing, search and certification services relating to government offices, including the office of the New Jersey Secretary of State.

Tax Accounting Group

Duane Morris' Tax Accounting Group currently serves individuals, corporations, partnerships, estates and trusts and nonprofit organizations in all areas of tax compliance and planning and also provides a range of consulting services to lawyers and law firms representing clients in various stages of litigation.

Wescott Analytics LLC

Wescott Analytics LLC is a versatile team of professionals who, in consultation with its clients' legal counsel, provide damage assessment, measurement, strategic and related research and analysis in connection with securities fraud cases and other complex litigation.

Wescott Brand Protection International LLC

Wescott Brand Protection International LLC assists brand owners and their legal counsel through investigation, evaluation and support of litigation activities regarding pirating, counterfeiting and diverting claims.

Wescott Financial Advisory Group LLC

Wescott Financial Advisory Group LLC provides financial planning for high net worth individuals, trusts, pensions, endowments and foundations.

Wescott Healthcare LLC

Wescott Healthcare is a national healthcare services company located in Atlanta, Georgia. Through clinical, financial, strategic, operational, legal and regulatory initiatives, Wescott Healthcare's team of industry professionals work to implement revenue recovery and cost containment solutions on behalf of hospitals and health systems.

Honors and Awards

Duane Morris Practice Groups, Partners Honored by Chambers

Duane Morris Chief Information Officer Named "IT Director of the Year" by Law Technology News

Named one of the 20 Best Companies: Where Women Are Part of the Club

Identified by Working Mother Magazine as one of the Top 50 Law Firms for Women

2007 "Outstanding Law Firm" Award for Pro Bono Work

Burton Awards Program Honor for Legal Writing

Consistently ranked in the Top 15 percent of Trademark Law Firms in the U.S. by Intellectual Property Today

Named the Best Marketed Firm in the U.S. by American Lawyer Media

Areas of Practice

  • Administrative Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Construction Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Education
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Health
  • Immigration Law
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
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Number of Attorneys

400+ Attorneys

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