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Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP was founded in 1888 upon principles that still characterize our practice today.  Our founders and memorable colleagues, like Wendell Willkie and Felix Frankfurter, established a strong foundation of integrity, innovation, pragmatism, flexibility and intellectual agility designed to continually meet the ever-changing business needs of our clients.  These values form our approach to providing legal and business advisory services today.  We continue our tradition of excellence by keeping nimble, working collaboratively together, with respect and professionalism, and by integrating this philosophy into our client relationships.  Our clients not only rely on us for our creativity, skill, leadership, decisiveness and high-quality work, but because they know we are solution-oriented and we get the job done efficiently and effectively.

Our firm culture fosters intellectual curiosity in a collaborative work environment.  Recognizing that the collegiality and straightforward approach to the practice of law provides the ongoing enrichment of a great career not found at other firms, many of Willkie’s attorneys remain with the Firm throughout their careers.  People enjoy working at Willkie.  We regularly celebrate 25- plus year anniversaries for both staff and attorneys—and our clients recognize and appreciate the continuity that our high retention offers them.  We attribute this commitment to the Firm to great relationships, an excellent workplace atmosphere, and continuing prospects to gain insight and experience through ongoing mentoring and professional development.  We provide these opportunities for both attorneys and staff, who are valued as vital participants in the client relationship process.

Whether you are choosing a law firm for representation or for a career, Willkie offers a rich history and abundant opportunities for success.

Willkie’s continually growing network of global resources and talent includes approximately 550 attorneys in addition to support staff across our eight offices in the U.S. and Europe. Our practice is globally integrated, yet it enables international offices to function independently in order to deliver the most appropriate localized legal services to our clients—from the Fortune 500 to the pro bono community causes we regularly represent.