Highlights Patton Boggs LLP
A Challenging Job. A Supportive Environment. A Happy Crew.
It is not at all difficult to identify why attorneys so enthusiastically comment on their experience at Patton Boggs. Our philosophy is a simple, yet effective one. Our lawyers are encouraged to pursue their personal legal interests, uncover and capitalize on their strengths and make full use of the numerous avenues of support for professional growth and the achievement of goals. The result is a content and professionally fulfilled group.
Comments made in Vault’s associate surveys give a flavor for how associates at Patton Boggs feel about firm life. "The work itself is exactly what I was hoping for," says one associate. About the people, "My colleagues are the best part about working at Patton Boggs. There are a lot of really good people here," comments another. Comments about the culture sound like, “Fun, social atmosphere at the office; the firm encourages getting to know colleagues better." One attorney gets to the heart of the matter by offering, “Patton Boggs has a warm and welcoming culture…the firm is full of entrepreneurial lawyers and public policy advisors who know a great deal about business, politics and getting things done in Washington.” The overall associate experience is summed up with, “I work with very talented people and am given challenging, enjoyable work.”
A Trusted Advisor in Our Nation’s Capital and Around the Globe
Patton Boggs has the long standing distinction as the top lobbying firm in the country. We enjoy a steady stream of accolades for our unprecedented expertise in public policy from the media, industry surveys, web publications, peers and more. While largely known for policy work, Patton Boggs is firmly established as a leader in numerous other prominent arenas. With robust business, litigation, regulatory and intellectual property practices, Patton Boggs has further developed deep expertise in technology and communications, energy and natural resources, health care, financial services, Native American affairs and transportation, among numerous others. Having a strong presence both domestically and internationally, Patton Boggs successfully serves a wide variety of clients worldwide.
We take great pride in the recognition our attorneys and professionals receive from industry publications, our peers and our colleagues. Patton Boggs has ranked among the Top 100 AmLaw firms by American Lawyer Magazine every year since 2002. We have also received top rankings from Chambers USA, including the following:
- #1 ranking in Government Relations (nationwide);
- #2 rankings in Litigation: General Commercial (Alaska); Government: Political Law (nationwide); Native American Law (nationwide),
- # 3 ranking in Food & Beverages: Regulatory & Litigation (nationwide), and
- # 4 ranking in Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite: Regulatory (District of Columbia).
American Lawyer Media recognized Patton Boggs as a Go-To Law Firm® for financial services companies in the areas of litigation, corporate transactions/mergers and acquisitions, and securities and for technology companies in the intellectual property arena.
Unparalleled Government Experience
A number of our professionals have worked at the highest levels of government, including serving in Congress or in senior staff positions at the White House, in Executive Branch agencies, and the national committees of the two major political parties. Patton Boggs has attracted veterans from a wide range of government agencies and departments, including the Departments of Treasury, Justice, and Homeland Security, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Federal Trade Commission, the Food and Drug Administration, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the Federal Election Commission and the Environmental Protection Agency.
And So Much More – Litigation and Business
From regulatory litigation and government contracts to product liability and toxic torts, Patton Boggs lawyers have represented clients in countless high profile, high stakes cases both domestically and abroad. Our experienced litigation team excels in the courtroom and collaborates with members of the firm’s other practice groups to combine litigation approaches with creative public policy and business approaches.
Patton Boggs’ domestic and international business practice provides comprehensive legal services in support of businesses and non-profit organizations operating in the United States and throughout the world. Our lawyers routinely handle complex matters for a variety of clients, including banks, infrastructure and transportation builders/investors, governments, institutional and strategic investors, investment and hedge fund sponsors, multinational corporations, mezzanine and asset-based lenders, nonprofit organizations, small business investment companies (SBICs) and underwriters.
The firm dedicates unprecedented amounts of time toward pro bono matters. Our pro bono client list is exhaustive and includes such organizations as the Children’s Law Center, the Whitman Walker Aids Clinic, the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Appleseed and numerous others.
Patton Boggs regularly receives national recognition for its pro bono program, including a 5th place ranking in the 2012 Vault Guide to the Top 100 Law Firms quality of life charts for pro bono. We believe that our genuine commitment to pro bono benefits everyone, both the community at large and the lawyers who give their time to public service. Associates must put in 100 pro bono hours a year. Hours billed in excess of the required 100 can count toward billable hour targets and yearly bonuses.
At Patton Boggs we recognize that our power is in our people. We believe that diversity produces an inspired workplace—one that generates more creative thinking and better solutions. The firm sponsors fellowship programs for law students in partnership with such groups as the Minority Corporate Counsel Association, the National Council of La Raza and the firm's own Patton Boggs Foundation. Additionally, the firm has instituted part-time and alternative work policies and implemented our own "Associate Path to Success" program to develop additional mentoring, professional development and work assignment initiatives.
Our diversity efforts have been lauded by several national organizations. We are ranked 22nd for diversity with respect to women in the 2012 Vault Guide to the Top 100 Law Firms quality of life rankings and have been ranked in the Top 100 Law Firms for Diversity by Multicultural Law for four consecutive years. The firm was also listed as one of the Best Law Firms for Women in 2008 by Working Mother magazine.
Part of being a leader in diversity means living up to the responsibility, which is why Patton Boggs embraces and promotes a variety of organizations and initiatives that empower our people. We encourage and support employees who serve on boards, committees and other governing bodies within organizations that share the same commitment to diversity. A snapshot of just some of those we support includes:
- Colorado Campaign for Inclusive Excellence
- Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
- Lavender Law Conference and Career Fair, National LGBT Bar Association
- National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development
- National Hispanic Bar Association
- Women’s Bar Association
When You Need a Friend in Washington
In July of 2006, the New York Times confirmed what everyone already knew: Patton Boggs continues to be the top ranked lobbying firm in the U.S. With active Appropriations, Administrative & Regulatory and Federal Marketing departments as well as relevant industry practices such as Energy, Transportation, and Native American Affairs, the firm has successfully served a wide variety of clients, including the Roche Group, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Mars Inc., EchoStar Communications, Wal*Mart, the New York Metro Transit Authority and municipal governments from Philadelphia to San Diego. We also put in significant time lobbying for pro bono issues, such as Operation Smile.
Diverse Government Experience
Our lawyers have left their mark all over this town, and not just from their firm experiences. Patton Boggs employs veterans of 18 government agencies and departments, including the SEC, FERC, FTC, FDA, FDIC, OSHA, CFTC, FEC, EPA, and others. Many of our attorneys have either served in Congress or worked in senior staff positions in Congress, at the White House, in the Executive Branch agencies, or at the national committees of the two major political parties. Says an associate, "The firm is very active politically - on both sides of the aisle."
Business and Litigation - What's your pleasure?
From regulatory litigation to government contracts, product liability to toxic torts, Patton Boggs lawyers have their hands in many high-profile cases both on and off the Hill, domestically and across international borders. In a headline victory for our white collar team, the grand jury brought no charges against firm client Karl Rove, in connection with the so-called "Plame" affair. We've also recently persuaded the SEC to close its three-year investigation of SulphCo and its chairman, and secured the dismissal of claims brought by a customer against Credit Suisse/First Boston (CSFB). These are just a few of our representative matters: We are successful in a wide range of practices, and no matter your legal interests, we're confident you can find a niche here at Patton Boggs.
"Among the very best for Pro Bono"
Patton Boggs has received much recognition for our pro bono program, including 5th place ranking in the 2012 Vault Guide to the Top 100 Law Firmsquality of life charts for pro bono. We believe that a genuine commitment to pro bono benefits everyone-both the lawyers who give their time to public service and the wider community. Associates are not only encouraged but required to put in pro bono hours, and every hour associates bill in excess of the required 100 counts toward billable hours targets and yearly bonuses.
A challenging job in a supportive environment.
Associates at Patton Boggs have excellent things to say about firm life, according to Vault's recent Associate Surveys. On the work: "I have a substantial role in cutting edge matters and I have been fortunate to work on things that most first years at other firms would not be permitted to do," says a new litigator. On the people: "I work with very intelligent, driven and humane folks." On work experiences: “We have a high partner/associate ratio, giving associates lots of partner face time. Leanly staffed projects often mean associates work directly with experienced partners, creating good mentorships and ramping up responsibility early in an associate's career.” And on the culture: "[the] firm appeals to a wide variety of personalities" and "we are encouraged to ask for help and ask questions." Overall, Patton Boggs is "a good place to be as a junior associate!"
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