note: In July
2015 McKenna Long & Aldridge and
Dentons merged under the Dentons name. The
information herein pertains to the pre-merger
McKenna Long & Aldridge.
McKenna Long & Aldridge handles just about anything and
everything related to business including complex litigation,
corporate law, energy, environment, finance, government contracts,
health care, infrastructure, insurance, intellectual property,
private client services, public policy, real estate, technology and
scores of specialty sub-practices. From its 15 offices, McKenna
serves local, regional, national and international clients--from
Fortune 500 and private corporations to small- and medium-sized
companies; from non-profits to high net worth individuals; and from
government agencies and officials to top government
How It All Began
McKenna was born of a 2002 merger between McKenna & Cuneo--a
government-oriented DC firm founded in 1939 by Franklin Delano
Roosevelt's former attorney general--and Aldridge & Norman--a
Southeastern upstart which, after its founding in Atlanta in 1974,
rapidly grew on a primarily corporate practice platform.
The firm continued to grow, and in 2012, McKenna and
California-based Luce Forward, Hamilton & Scripps LLP combined,
strengthening the firm's foothold in California and increasing Luce
Forward's national and international presence.
Now with 13 offices from coast to coast and two abroad in
Brussels and Seoul, McKenna has combined its government and
corporate experience to build a multi-service firm.
Government Affairs Gurus
For more than 50 years, McKenna has been home to one of the
largest Government Contracts practices in the country, receiving
annual recognition by Chambers USA as a "tier one"
Government Contracts law firm. The firm's government affairs
practice benefits from the contributions of some well-known
politicos. The bipartisan team is composed of professionals
who have held public office and served as diplomats, as well as
those who have previously served as staff and advisors to U.S.
presidents, governors, members of Congress and mayors.
IP and Corporate All Stars
McKenna's other practice areas have stood out in the legal
community as well. The firm's Intellectual Property &
Technology practice was named a "Top Patent Firm" by
Intellectual Property Today magazine and as one of the
nation's leading firms for securing the highest quality patents for
clients in the consumer electronics industry by Intellectual
Asset Management magazine.
McKenna's Corporate practice has been consistently ranked by
The Legal 500 as a top-tier firm for Corporate/M&A
Making an Impact
Committed to strengthening the community through public service,
McKenna founded the McKenna Long & Aldridge Foundation
and encourages its attorneys to participate in pro bono legal
services and volunteer to support more than 200 charitable
organizations each year. McKenna attorneys have provided pro bono
legal counsel to veterans and tenants who have been wrongfully
evicted and immigrant workers seeking unpaid wages, just to name a