Squire Patton Boggs LLP at a Glance

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  • “Big”
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  • “Unreliable”

About Squire Patton Boggs LLP

Squire Patton Boggs has a multi-disciplinary team of over 1500 lawyers in 44 offices across 21 countries. Their expansion has been through a unique mix of organic growth, to match client needs both globally and locally, and astute combinations. Given their geographic reach, the firm is well-suited to support clients who span every type of business, both private and public, worldwide.

Growing Up Globally

The firm's roots and culture are firmly planted in the manufacturing and industrial heartlands of both the United States and Europe-in the late 1800's Squire Sanders was founded in Cleveland, Ohio while AV Hammond opened shop in Bradford, England.

Organic growth on both sides of the Atlantic, firmly established these firms as a force to be reckoned with over the years, and their growth was supplemented by some major combinations throughout the 60's, 70's and 80's, giving them significant presence in Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

As Squire Sanders & Dempsey, the firm was one of the first in the U.S. to establish a permanent presence in Eastern Europe, opening an office in Prague in 1990. Later through the acquisition of the California, Tokyo and Beijing offices of Graham & James, they became one of the longest tenured U.S. law firms in Japan. In 2005, the firm branched into Latin America and grew deeper roots in Florida by adding offices in Santo Domingo and West Palm Beach through the acquisition of Steel Hector & Davis LLP. 2011 marked a dynamic year for the firm with its' largest combination: Squire Sanders & Dempsey combined with Hammonds, enhancing presence in the U.K. and Western Europe. Shortly after, lawyers from Perth-based Minter Ellison joined the firm, further expanding its significant presence in the fast-growing Asia Pacific market, with new offices across Australia. 

The most recent combination in June 2014 created the current firm, with Washington DC based lobbying powerhouse Patton Boggs. This combination was a clear recognition by the firm of the impact of politics and regulation on businesses across the world today.

Storied Legacy in Politics

The firm is home to a number of former policy makers, lobbyists and politicians. Former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-MS) and former Senate Chief Deputy Whip John Breaux (D-LA) co-lead the firms' Public Policy Practice. In 2014, a number of Capitol Hill veterans have joined the firm: former U.S. House Members, Jack Kingston (R-GA) and Jim Matheson (D-UT); David Hoppe, who has held a number of prominent staff positions within the Republican leadership, including serving as the Chief of Staff for Senator Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.); and David Schnittger, who served as Deput Chief of Staff to U.S. House Speaker John Boehner.

On the Keyboard

Squire Patton Boggs lawyers can also be found connecting with clients and the legal community in the blogosphere. The firm hosts the following blogs on its site: the Anticorruption Blog; Capital Thinking Blog; Compensation and Benefits - Global Insights Blog; Conflict Minerals Law Blog; Employment Law Worldview Blog; eSquire Global Crossings Blog; frESH: Perspectives on Environmental, Safety & Health; Global Business IP and Technology Blog; Global Supply Chain Law Blog; Insurance & Reinsurance Disputes Blog; Public Finance Tax Blog; Sixth Circuit Appellate Blog; Triage - Healthcare Reform Winners & Losers; and U.K. Planning Law Blog.


March 2015

Marriage Equality at Any Age

Squire Patton Boggs filed an amicus brief in a historic case in which the U.S. Supreme Court will determine whether the U.S. Constitution requires every U.S. state to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, and to recognize marriages of same-sex couples lawfully performed in any other state. The brief focuses on the adverse effect that existing state marriage restrictions have on older same-sex couples. The brief was filed on behalf of Services and Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Elders and was joined by the American Society on Aging, Justice in Aging, the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare and the National Hispanic Council on Aging.

July 2014

Strategic Growth in Asia-Pacific

One month after the formation of Squire Patton Boggs, the firm announced a combination with corporate and transactional firm Mamiya Law Offices in Tokyo. Squire Patton Boggs was one of the first U.S. law firms in Asia, with a presence in Tokyo dating back to 1955. With the addition of this five-lawyer team, the firm now has nearly 40 lawyers in Tokyo and more than 160 lawyers in the Asia Pacific region.

Tech Talk

Squire Patton Boggs played a lead role in advising Myanmar's state-owned telecommunications operator, Myanmar Posts & Telecommunications (MPT), on the negotiation of an innovative "virtual privatization" agreement with a Japanese consortium led by Sumitomo Corporation and KDDI. The transaction is intended to enable MPT to make the transition to the competitive telecom market created by the Myanmar Government's decision to liberalize the market and license two world class providers, Telenor (Norway) and Ooredoo (Qatar). The firm has been commended in the 2015 Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Report for Asia-Pacific for its work on behalf of MPT.

June 2014

Squire Patton Boggs: "Fits Together Like a Hand and Glove"

On June 1, 2014, Squire Sanders and Patton Boggs merged to create Squire Patton Boggs. In what industry insiders called a "game-changing merger," the creation of Squire Patton Boggs resulted in a new, integrated law firm with unparalleled local connections, public policy capabilities and global influence. The combined firm offers clients one of the legal industry's most robust offerings with over 1,500 lawyers spanning 44 offices in 21 countries.

May 2014

Arbitration Experts

The firm won a significant international arbitration for the Slovak Republic against Dutch company Achmea B.V (shareholder of UNION health insurance company Inc.), which led to the dismissal of all of Achmea's claims and required the company to pay EUR 1.011 million in legal costs to the Slovak Republic, as well as tribunal costs of over EUR 340,000. 

February 2014

Worth the Paper it's Printed On

A team of legacy Squire Sanders lawyers from across 18 offices represented chemicals manufacturer Ashland Inc. on a US$1.8 billion agreement to sell its Water Technologies business to private investment firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice. Water Technologies is a leading supplier of specialty chemicals and services to the pulp and paper and industrial water markets.

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Squire Patton Boggs LLP

2550 M St., NW
Washington, DC 20037
Phone: (202) 457-6000
Fax: (202) 457-6315


  • Employer Type: Private
  • Hiring Partner: Aneca E. Lasley
  • Total No. Attorneys 2015: 1,500

  • Employment Contact
    Crystal L. Arnold
    Recruiting/Diversity Coordinator – U.S.
    Phone: (216) 479-8281
    Fax: (216) 479-8780
    E-mail: crystal.arnold@squirepb.com
    Recruiting contacts for all locations in the Careers section of squirepattonboggs.com.

  • Base Salary
    Firm did not provide salary information. 

  • Summer Associate Offers
    19 out of 24 (2014)

  • Major Departments & Practices
    Aerospace, Defense & Government Services
    Brands & Consumer Products
    Business Immigration
    Competition – Antitrust
    Data Privacy & Cybersecurity
    Energy & Natural Resources
    Environmental, Safety & Health
    Financial Services
    Government Investigations & White Collar
    Hospitality & Leisure
    Industrial Products
    Intellectual Property & Technology
    International Dispute Resolution
    International Trade
    Labor & Employment
    Latin America
    Life Sciences
    Media & Advertising
    Private Investment Funds
    Public & Infrastructure Finance
    Public Policy
    Real Estate
    Restructuring & Insolvency
    Sovereign & Other Institutional Investors
     Sports & Entertainment
    Tax Strategy & Benefits
    Transportation, Shipping & Logistics

Major Office Locations

  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Columbus, OH
  • Dallas, TX
  • Denver, CO
  • Houston, TX
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Miami, FL
  • New York, NY
  • Newark, NJ
  • Tysons Corner, VA
  • Palo Alto, CA
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Tampa, FL
  • Washington DC
  • West Palm Beach, FL
  • Abu Dhabi
  • Beijing
  • Berlin
  • Birmingham
  • Bratislava
  • Brussels
  • Budapest
  • Doha
  • Dubai
  • Frankfurt
  • Hong Kong
  • Kyiv
  • Leeds
  • London
  • Madrid
  • Manchester
  • Moscow
  • Paris
  • Perth
  • Prague
  • Riyadh
  • Santo Domingo
  • Seoul
  • Shanghai
  • Singapore
  • Sydney
  • Tokyo
  • Warsaw
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