About Squire Patton Boggs

Squire Patton Boggs has a multi-disciplinary team of more than 1,500 lawyers in 46 offices across 21 countries on five continents. 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 60s, 70s, and 80s, 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: Squire Sanders & Dempsey combined with Hammonds, enhancing its 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.

Squire, meet Patton Boggs

In June 2014, Squire Sanders combined with DC-lobbying powerhouse Patton Boggs to create Squire Patton Boggs, The merger brought together the strengths of a global legal platform and a preeminent public policy practice, while gaining a leading position in the Middle East and several new locations in the US. The post-merger transition has been a bit rocky: lobbying revenue dropped sharply in 2014 and the firm had to drop a case on behalf of the sugar industry (a big Squire client) because their opponents in that case, corn-syrup manufacturers, were Patton Boggs clients in another matter. Several profitable partners left the firm just after the merger. More recently however, the firm has signed a bunch of new lobbying clients and in February 2016 merged with San Francisco-based Carroll, Burdick & McDonough, a complex litigation and products risk management firm, to total more than 1,500 lawyers spanning 45 offices in 21 countries. The combination significantly increased the firm's presence in California and Germany with the addition of an office in Böblingen.

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. The Practice boasts a number of Capitol Hill veterans including: former US Secretary of Transportation Rodney Slater; former U.S. House member Jack Kingston (R-GA); David Schnittger, who served as Deputy Chief of Staff to former House Speaker John Boehner; Jack Deschauer; former Director of Senate Affairs for the Secretary of Defense; Al Cardenas, former  Chairman of the Republican Party of Florida; Samuel Adcock, former Legislative Director for then Senator Trent Lott; and Frank Wisner, former ambassador to Zambia, Egypt, the Philippines, and India.

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; Brexit Legal Blog; Capital Thinking Blog; Compensation and Benefits-Global Insights Blog; Conflict Minerals Law Blog; Down the Wire 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; La Revue; Northern Powerhouse Law Blog; O-I-CEE Blog, Public Finance Tax Blog; Sixth Circuit Appellate Blog; The Trade Practitioner Blog; Triage-Health Law Blog; UK Finance Disputes and Regulatory Investigations Blog; and U.K. Planning Law Blog.

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Squire Patton Boggs

4900 Key Tower
127 Public Square
Cleveland, OH 44114
Phone: (216) 479-8500


  • Employer Type: Private
  • Chairman/Global CEO: Mark J. Ruehlmann
  • Hiring Partner: Aneca E. Lasley
  • Total No. Attorneys 2016: 1,500

  • Base Salary

    The firm does not disclose salary information.

  • Summer Associate Offers
    19 out of 24 (2014)

  • Major Departments & Practices

    Aerospace, Defense & Government Services • Africa • Aviation • Brands & Consumer Products • Business Immigration • Chemicals • Communications • Competition–Antitrust • Construction & Engineering • Corporate • Data Privacy & Cybersecurity • Energy & Natural Resources • Environmental, Safety & Health • Financial Services • German • Government Investigations & White Collar • Healthcare • Hospitality & Leisure • India • Industrial Products • Infrastructure • Institutional Investors • Intellectual Property & Technology • International Dispute Resolution • International Trade • Labor & Employment • Italy • Latin America • Life Sciences • Litigation • Media & Advertising • Pensions • Private Investment Funds • Public & Infrastructure Finance • Public Policy • Real Estate • Restructuring & Insolvency • Retail • Sovereign & Institutional Investors • Sports & Entertainment • Tax Credit Finance & Community Development • Tax Strategy & Benefits • Transportation, Shipping & Logistics

Major Office Locations

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