At Winston, we're known for having a workplace that is professional, social, and civic-minded, where talented, ambitious, and diverse people can enjoy the practice of law, thrive on complex legal issues, and work in teams to serve clients.
"If you join as a lateral partner, Winston provides a broad national and international platform for leveraging your existing practice, and an opportunity to practice with some of the most talented lawyers in the legal profession. From professional development support, to marketing training and support with business development initiatives, to recruiting top legal talent and nurturing relationships within the firm, Winston is committed to maintaining a cutting-edge, world class, international business."
Partner, Environmental department
Washington, D.C. office
Our firm was founded in 1853, and now nearly 1,000 attorneys in 15 offices worldwide—in Beijing, Charlotte, Chicago, Geneva, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Moscow, New York, Newark, Paris, San Francisco, Shanghai, and Washington, D.C. We are positioned to assist clients around the world, wherever they may need us. Our clients include enterprises of all types and sizes, in both the public and private sector, and individuals. When faced with the most difficult and complex legal issues, these clients have called on us to provide strategic thinking, rapid response, and the highest quality legal service.
Assuring legal services of the highest caliber starts with the quality of our people. We attract and retain many of the best lawyers in the profession. Among the most celebrated of our attorneys is Governor James R. Thompson, Illinois' longest-serving governor, who served as Chairman of Winston & Strawn from 1991 to 2006. Another is the firm's current Chairman, Dan Webb, a former U.S. Attorney, widely regarded and respected for his exceptional courtroom skills, and one of the profession's most esteemed "go-to" trial lawyers.
Dozens of other Winston & Strawn lawyers have been cited as leaders in other specialty areas in national and global guides. Many attorneys who leave for stints in business and government return to Winston & Strawn, and others who opt to practice at other law firms often return.
The firm is organized as a limited liability partnership for the practice of law under the laws of the State of Illinois. An executive committee, elected by the partnership, governs the firm.
Each of our offices has a managing partner who is supported by a top-flight administrative staff. Like most international law firms, Winston & Strawn is served by committees composed of partners who provide recommendations on a broad range of firm management issues to the managing partner and executive committee. Our firm is organized into departments along practice area lines led by a department head who is responsible for the practice area's performance.
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