The Firm

Willkie is an elite international law firm of approximately 600 lawyers located in eight offices in six countries. For more than 125 years, we have represented companies across a wide spectrum of businesses and industries, most notably financial services. The firm is comprised of attorneys who are individually and as a group recognized as some of the world’s foremost subject matter experts in their respective areas of practice.

Client Service

Willkie’s collaborative approach is entrepreneurially inspired and client focused. Clients grow with us over time. They hire us because of our reputation and our expertise, and then build longstanding allegiances based on results and the collegial process by which they are achieved. Our focus on client service includes:

  • A pragmatic approach to the practice of law that puts the client first and forms the basis for longstanding relationships 
  • Best-in-class practices that are frequently recognized by peers, clients and independent review publications 
  • An attention to successful collaboration that encourages our bright and energetic lawyers to serve clients’ needs while maintaining high ethical standards and treating others with respect 
  • Lawyers who possess the legal knowledge and experience to handle any transaction and the ability to communicate effectively with clients

Our International Reach

Willkie’s international experience—including the representation of U.S. and international corporations throughout all regions of the world—is both deep and broad. Located in key business centers throughout the world, Willkie is comprised of the best local market talent in shared strategic areas of practice.  Each of our European offices is ranked and recognized within its country as a top local firm. This is an extraordinary distinction and speaks to our specific focus on having the best local talent in each office. Our ability to provide sound judgment and expert legal advice, coupled with significant knowledge of a region’s particular rules and regulations, financial and political regimes, and customs and culture, ensures that clients seeking to conduct cross-border business get the maximum benefit from our vast experience.

Strategically Focused Areas of Practice

Our firm’s shared areas of concentration and services are aligned to ensure high quality and consistently responsive counsel across our international network of offices. Our continuous focus on the synergies within our firm is supported by a firm culture that values collaboration and cooperation.

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Firm History

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From relatively modest beginnings in 1888 with four lawyers to our present day position as an elite international law firm of almost 600 attorneys, Willkie Farr & Gallagher remains a treasured institution, a lifetime professional home for many and a welcoming and nurturing place for newcomers. We are rightly proud of the firm and its history, and most of all, we are grateful for the enormous intellectual, emotional and economic strength it provides us every day.

This history acknowledges our clients, iterations of our firm name and locations and expansions, but mostly it recognizes the lawyers who have helped define our culture and personality.

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Diversity and Inclusion

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Women's Initatives

Recognition, Honors & Awards