Kaye Scholer LLP

Kaye Scholer LLP is a leading international law firm representing public and private companies, governmental entities, financial institutions and other organizations in matters across the U.S. and around the world. Founded in New York City in 1917, the firm counts more than 450 lawyers in nine offices: Chicago, Frankfurt, London, Los Angeles, Menlo Park, New York, Shanghai, Washington, DC and West Palm Beach (FL). Our ability to handle sophisticated representations has consistently attracted clients who depend on the highest standard of legal counsel.

 

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. Sixteen of the firm’s practice areas and 37 of its lawyers were ranked among the nation’s best in Chambers USA — America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2010).  Kaye Scholer's recognition in Chambers follows a number of accolades and rankings that the firm has received, including recognition by The American Lawyer, The National Law Journal, Legal 500, PLC Which Lawyer?, The Lawyer, Vault, and Juve, among others.

 

Click here to see a full list of accolades and awards our attorneys have been recognized for.

 

At Kaye Scholer, we have a commitment to fostering and supporting diversity, and believe that the richer the mix of people, the more vital the firm. Kaye Scholer lawyers bring a diverse range of professional and personal experiences. 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.  

 

Click here to meet a few Kaye Scholer lawyers.

  

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, and we have surpassed the goals in each of the years of their existence. We are also an original signatory to 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 Fellowship 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.

 

Click here to read more about Kaye Scholer’s commitment to Diversity.

 

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 the less-privileged. Summer Associates are able to participate in pro bono work via the typical assignment process, by working on pro bono matters that are being supervised by other Kaye Scholer lawyers, and through a variety of special outreach projects designed specifically for them. Summer Associate pro bono assignments include representation of individuals on death row, obtaining orders of protection for battered women, representing pro bono clients in obtaining uncontested divorces, assisting in briefing and arguing criminal appeals referred by the Legal Aid Society, assisting in a charter school formation and governance, and legal audit of corporate documents for non-profit 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 and see for yourself. 

 

 

Kaye Scholer News:

December 20, 2012
Article
Venture Capital Funds in Germany


December 19, 2012

Press Release
Kaye Scholer Signs Lease for its New York Office Building


December 19, 2012

Press Release
ICC Competition Commission Task Force on Due Process Adds Kaye Scholer’s Jennifer Patterson as Co-Chair

December 19, 2012
Press Release
Kaye Scholer Advises Dr. Fresh in Acquisition of Reach Toothbrushes

December 19, 2012
Article
The Now Even-Longer Reach of US Law Over Foreign Corporations


December 19, 2012

Article
Viewpoint: U.K. Supreme Court Deals Blow to 'Universalist' Approach

December 18, 2012
Newsletter
Investment Funds Newsletter

December 18, 2012
Article
Restructuring Capital Markets Debt: A Review of Legal Requirements and Structuring Options in Light of Market Opportunities

December 17, 2012
Article
The Fellowship of the Fund: Zombies, Banks and the Appeal of Second-Hand Private Equity

 

Kayer Scholer Awards and Rankings

 

December 19, 2012

Antitrust Practice Recognized in Global Competition Review

December 10, 2012

Jim Herschlein Named a Law360 MVP

November 20, 2012

Juve Handbuch 2012-2013 Recognizes Achievements of Frankfurt Office

November 12, 2012

Ten Partners Named in Experts Guides

November 1, 2012

Firm Racks Up 40 Tier 1 Practice Rankings from US News & World Report

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