Ropes & Gray LLP

Practice/Organization Description

Ropes & Gray is one of the most highly respected law firms in the world, with offices in key business and financial capitals in the United States, the United Kingdom and Asia. About 1,000 lawyers provide the highest-quality legal advice tailored to address clients’ most critical legal and business issues. At a time of dramatic marketplace changes and financial turmoil, the world's leading companies, financial institutions and government agencies turn to Ropes & Gray for counsel. From start-ups to Fortune 500 global companies, Ropes & Gray represents finance, life sciences, manufacturing, electronics, technology, pharmaceutical, banking and consumer product leaders worldwide.

Built on a foundation of more than 145 years of dedication to client service, Ropes & Gray is recognized as a leader in private equity, M&A, finance, hedge funds, investment management, litigation, securities and other complex business litigation, government enforcement, health care, life sciences, intellectual property, and tax, among other practices. Ropes & Gray was among the 10 firms with the most national first-tier rankings in the 2010 U.S. News survey of U.S. law firms and was ranked #1 in The Vault Guide's 2009 and 2010 lists of “Best Firms to Work For.”

The firm’s offices are based in the world's centers of business, finance, technology and government, including New York, Washington, D.C., Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Hong Kong, Tokyo and London.

Ropes & Gray and its lawyers take seriously their commitment to public service. In 2010, 948 attorneys, paralegals, summer associates and other professionals devoted more than 84,000 hours to pro bono clients, ranging from transactional work for nonprofits to cases for individuals referred by not-for-profit legal service providers, valued at more than $36 million dollars. The firm’s attorneys participate in a broad array of pro bono work ranging from protecting copyrights and trademarks for nonprofit organizations, representing war veterans and death row inmates, and keeping clients from being deported to home countries that persecuted them for their race, ethnicity, political views or sexual orientation.

Areas of Practice

  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Health
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Privacy
  • Real Estate
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
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Number of Attorneys

1,000+ Attorneys

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