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About Brown Rudnick LLP

Still building on six decades of legal experience, Brown Rudnick is a New England staple with core practices in bankruptcy, structured finance, corporate, litigation and real estate law. From its Boston base, the firm has erected offices up and down the east coast as well as practices overseas in Dublin and London, earning it a spot on National Law Journal's largest 250 law firms in the U.S.

Branching Out

Founded in 1948, Brown Rudnick's work has earned it friends among high-profile east coast clients like Yale University and the state of Massachusetts. The firm also represented former Massachusetts governor Jane Swift in several abuse of authority scandals, and has advised players in the east coast media market like the Boston Herald, local Fox channel Fox 25 and the Massachusetts Broadcasters Association. The firm's pro bono achievements through its Brown Rudnick Center for the Public Interest even earned the firm a spot on the calendar in Hartford, Connecticut, which designated April 10, 2008 as “Brown Rudnick Day.”

In addition to its litigation, structured finance and real estate practices, Brown Rudnick's bankruptcy and restructuring group has earned acclaim from Law 360, which once picked Brown Rudnick as one of five “Bankruptcy Firms of the Year.” Brown Rudnick’s bankruptcy attorneys have represented high-profile clients like Continental Airlines, Zales Jewelers, Mike Tyson Enterprises, Washington Mutual and the Buffalo Sabres franchise.

Brown Rudnick has adapted to the times in recent years, adding practice groups to stay ahead of the market in pioneering fields. In 2005 the firm debuted an energy group, which has worked with clients in the natural gas, oil and coal industry as well as taken on climate change-centric projects involving hydroelectric plants, alternative fuel projects and wind turbine generation facilities. The following year the firm created a technology and outsourcing group poised to go after large scale global clients. And in the wake of the subprime mortgage crisis, the firm cobbled together talent from its finance, bankruptcy and corporate restructuring offices to form a “structured resolution group” intent on “extracting value from the subprime meltdown,” according to the firm's site.

Banking on the EU

Brown Rudnick works not only with the east coast world of finance, but, from its London and Dublin offices, has dealt with the financial players of the EU, including clients like the Bank of Ireland, the Anglo Irish Bank and Allied Irish Bank. The firm has also done cross-border work for U.S. banks and financial services firms with international reach--like HSBC and, pre-collapse, the Lehman Brothers. 

Brown Rudnick LLP

One Financial Center
Boston, MA 02111
Phone: (617) 856-8200


Chairman & CEO: Joseph F. Ryan

Base Salary

1st year: $160,000
Summer associate: $3,077/week

Major Office Locations

Boston, MA (HQ)
Hartford, CT
New York, NY
Providence, RI
Washington, DC

Major Departments & Practices

Bankruptcy and Corporate Restructuring
Commercial Finance
Corporate Finance
Distressed Debt
Distressed Real Estate Restructuring
Emerging Technologies
Employee Benefits and Compensation
Energy, Utilities and Environmental
Environmental, Zoning, and Land Use
Government Contracts
Government Law and Strategies
Health Care
Information Technology
Intellectual Property
Licensing and Strategic Alliances
Life Sciences
Media and Publishing
Medical Devices
Mergers & Acquisitions
Private Equity
Real Estate
Renewable Energy
Restaurants & Hospitality
Retail & Shopping Centers
Securities & Corporate Governance
Structured Finance
Venture Capital
Wage & Hour
White Collar Defense & Government Investigations