Founded in New York in 1917, Kaye Scholer combines the continuity and business acumen of a century-old law firm with a practical forward-looking, results-driven approach. Focusing on two key sectors, life sciences and financial services, the firm draws on its strengths in bankruptcy, corporate, finance, intellectual property, litigation, real estate and tax to offer strategic guidance and sophisticated legal counsel to public and private entities in litigation, transactional or governance matters. The firm counts more than 400 lawyers in nine offices: Chicago, Frankfurt, London, Los Angeles, New York, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, Washington, DC and West Palm Beach (FL). Kaye Scholer’s lawyers regularly advise clients across multiple legal jurisdictions, including the US, Canada, UK, EU and China.

Kaye Scholer is consistently recognized by the legal industry’s most well-known and respected publications and organizations for its achievements and sophisticated delivery of professional legal services. In 2015, LMG Life Sciences awarded the firm with its Antitrust and Patent Litigation Firm of the Year distinctions and named 17 of the firm’s lawyers as leading industry professionals. Benchmark Litigation, the only publication to focus exclusively on litigation in the US, also recognized Kaye Scholer’s nationwide, multidisciplinary Litigation Department, as well as 13 of the firm’s lawyers. In addition, Chambers ranked 72 lawyers and 24 practices; U.S. News & World Report-Best Lawyers’ recognized the firm with 73 practice-area and 45 lawyer rankings and Legal 500 recommended 41 Kaye Scholer lawyers and 14 practices.

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At Kaye Scholer, diversity and inclusion is a commitment we take seriously. We believe that a diverse group of lawyers and staff increases the value of our law firm, strengthens our ability to attract talented individuals and retain and serve our increasingly diverse clientele. On a professional level, they have served as federal and state government officials, counsel to government agencies and to House and Senate committees, members of Presidential Commissions and special counsel appointed by the President, law school professors, United States Attorneys, court-appointed special masters, mediators, trustees, venture capitalists, law clerks to Justices of the United States Supreme Court and to other federal and state courts, and as editors of their law school law reviews. Many of our lawyers have specialized undergraduate and graduate degrees in business, engineering, accounting and the sciences.

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We actively seek out lawyers of diverse backgrounds.  Kaye Scholer is an original signatory to the Statement of Goals of New York law firms and corporate legal departments for increasing minority hiring, retention and promotion; the Statement of Goals of New York law firms and corporate legal departments for the retention and promotion of women; and we have participated in the City Bar Diversity Fellowship Program since its inception. Our lawyers are proficient in foreign languages, including Mandarin Chinese, Farsi, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Thai and Ukrainian. We also have language capabilities in Danish and Korean among our professional staff members.

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Kaye Scholer strongly encourages Summer Associates to participate in pro bono assignments. We are very proud of our long and distinguished history in providing free legal services to low-income individuals, advocacy groups and nonprofit organizations. Summer Associates can join a team working on an ongoing pro bono matter, such as the representation of a death row inmate, of a refugee seeking asylum, or of a charter school client seeking advice on IP and real estate issues. We also offer a variety of pro bono projects designed specifically for Summer Associates, including obtaining orders of protection for victims of domestic violence, representing disabled clients in Social Security benefits cases, and performing legal audits of corporate documents for nonprofit clients.

To learn more about the firm's Pro Bono practice, please click here.

Our combination of worldwide resources, professional leadership and entrepreneurial spirit defines Kaye Scholer, a firm renowned for its capabilities in a wide range of substantive practice areas. Click here to  see for yourself. 

Kaye Scholer Recent News:

December 11, 2015
Press Release
Kaye Scholer Announces 2016 Partner and Counsel Elevations

December 7, 2015
Media Mention
NYLJ Interviews Horowitz on Pro Bono Work for the Indigent Deaf

December 4, 2015
Gender Diversity and the Value in 'Refreshing' Boards

December 2, 2015
M&A and Corporate Governance Newsletter | Fall 2015

Fall/Winter 2015
Changing Winds: The First Department Jurisprudence on Securities Fraud

November 25, 2015
Media Mention
Managing IP Interviews Blank on Berk-Tek Victory and Key Takeaways

November 11, 2015
Media Mention
Herschlein Speaks with Bloomberg BNA on Veteran Hiring Initiatives

October 21, 2015
An Introduction to Bitcoin and Blockchain Technology

September 10, 2015
Press Release
Philip Perrotta Named Head of Kaye Scholer’s London Office

Kaye Scholer Recent Awards and Rankings

December 10, 2015
Kaye Scholer’s Liberty Tire Work Named Out-of-Court Restructuring Deal of the Year

November 2015
Legal 500–Germany Recognizes Kaye Scholer’s Litigation Practice

November 19, 2015
Kaye Scholer Ranked Among Law360's Bankruptcy 100

November 5, 2015
LMG Life Sciences Honors 17 Kaye Scholer Lawyers in 2015

November 4, 2015
Kaye Scholer Earns 73 Practice Rankings in U.S. News-Best Lawyers’ 2016 Survey

November 3, 2015
Council of Urban Professionals Recognizes Sheila Boston as Catalyst Leader in Law

November 2015
JUVE Handbuch Recommends Kaye Scholer’s Frankfurt Office

October 29, 2015
Benchmark Litigation 2016 Recognizes Kaye Scholer for Antitrust, Intellectual Property and Product Liability Work Nationwide