2021 Vault Rankings
At a Glance
“The international opportunities.”
“Independence and early responsibility.”
“The culture and people you work with in this firm are exceptional.”
“Work in progress on mentoring, sponsorships, and development of associates.”
“The hours can be harsh during crunch periods.”
About Squire Patton Boggs
Squire Patton Boggs is a truly global law firm, spanning 45 offices across 20 countries on five continents. A multi-disciplinary team of more than 1,500 lawyers support a diverse mix of clients, ranging from Fortune 100 and FTSE 100 corporations to emerging companies and from individuals to local and national governments.
A Tale of Mergers
In the late 1800s, 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 forces to be reckoned with over the years. In 2011, the two firms joined, creating a firm with a solid presence in the U.K. and Western Europe. Three short years later, DC-lobbying powerhouse Patton Boggs came on board, creating Squire Patton Boggs. Since then, the firm has been a fixture on Law360’s annual ranking of firms with the largest international presence and cross-border experience.
Political Experience? Check. Innovative Practices? Check.
With a strong global reach, Squire Patton Boggs advises clients in a number of areas, including antitrust, business immigration, corporate matters, energy, environmental law, financial services, insurance, IP, international trade, labor and employment, litigation, public policy, real estate, restructuring, tax, and white collar, among others.
Squire Patton Boggs’ preeminent Public Policy Practice includes a deep roster of experienced professionals with unrivalled bipartisan credentials, including former Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH), US Congressmen Joseph Crowley (D-NY) and Bill Shuster (R-PA) and Representative Jack Kingston (R-GA); Secretary of Transportation Rodney Slater (D-AR); Democratic Staff Director of the US Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Margaret Daum; Appropriations Committee Veteran David LesStrang; Majority Staff Director of the House Ways and Means Committee David Stewart; and Frank Wisner, US Ambassador to Zambia, Egypt, the Philippines and India. In addition to the firm’s globally recognized US Public Policy Practice, it now has leading practices in the European Union, the UK, Asia and Australia.
Another focus at the firm is in emerging areas of the law, including sustainable business (Environmental, Social and Governance or ESG); global digital markets regulation; artificial intelligence (AI); autonomous driving; FinTech; and digital currency/blockchain technology.
Jot That Down
Squire Patton Boggs doesn’t merely walk the lawyer walk—it writes about it too. The firm pens 23 different blogs, ranging in topic from IP and global supply chain to DC legal happenings and legal issues in Latin American to anticorruption and sports law. The blogs are updated frequently, with multiple posts often appearing on the firm’s site in one day.
Given the unprecedented challenges to the global economy and the legal profession as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Squire Patton Boggs (SPB), like so many other law firms, modified its plans for the 2020 Summer and Fall Associate Programs. We took this opportunity to deliver a newly designed Virtual Information Series as well as Virtual Networking Sessions to allow for early integration and connection with our incoming Summer and Fall Associates. SPB is actively recruiting for our 2021 Summer Program. We are excited to meet law students and engage on 1:1 and small group discussions to introduce our firm and culture through a series of virtual events. We will also be participating in a number of programs hosted by law schools to introduce employers or offer substantive programming helpful as ones transition from law school to law practice.
News & Awards
For the third consecutive year, Global Arbitration Review ranked Squire Patton Boggs among the elite law firms handling international arbitration work worldwide in its prestigious GAR 30 report. A roster of 135 arbitration practitioners across more than 24 of the firm’s offices, significant victories for clients valued at over US$26 billion dollars, and a commitment to growth, particularly with hires in New York, London, Singapore and Australia were cited as among the factors that led to the firm’s selection to the list.
Squire Patton Boggs announced that it is a charter member of the Law Firm Antiracism Alliance (LFAA), a coalition of more than 125 law firms working collaboratively to address systemic racism.
The firm opened an office in Milan, Italy—its 15th location in Europe and 45th worldwide.
The firm launched its Commodities and Shipping Group, augmenting its venerable and highly recognized maritime and logistics practices. The global team provides a full range of legal services on all aspects of international trade, shipping and financing and across all commodity sectors.
- Successfully defended the State of Turkmenistan in two separate, precedent-setting arbitrations before the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes.
- A cross-border, multidisciplinary team advised on Dana Gas PJSC, the Middle East’s first and largest private sector natural gas company, on the US$750 million financial restructuring of Sukuk.
- Served as US Counsel to HSBC, Nomura and SBI Capital on the US$500 million offer for sale of a 4.5% stake in SBI Life Insurance Company Limited by the State Bank of India, the largest commercial bank in India.
- A multi-office team advised chemical giant Ashland Global Holdings Inc. in the sale of its Composites business and a German manufacturing facility to INEOS Enterprises for approximately US$1.1 billion.
- Corporate Equality Index, 2020 - Human Rights Campaign Foundation
- Best Law Firms for Women, 2019 - Working Mother
- Top Ten Firm for Gender Diversity, 2019 - Yale Law Women
- Global 20, 2019 – Law360
- BTI Brand Elite 28, 2019 – BTI Consulting Group
4900 Key Tower
127 Public Square
Cleveland, OH 44114
Phone: (216) 479-8500
Chairman/Global CEO: Mark J. Ruehlmann
Hiring Partner: Aneca E. Lasley
Total No. Attorneys 2020:
1.5K - 2K
No. of Partners Named 2020:
Crystal L Arnold
Recruiting/Diversity Manager – U.S.
No. of U.S. Offices: 16
No. of International Offices: 29
Los Angeles, CA
New York, NY
Palo Alto, CA
San Francisco, CA
Böblingen (Stuttgart Region)
Competition - Antitrust
Data Privacy & Cybersecurity
Energy & Natural Resources
Environmental, Safety & Health
Government Investigations & White Collar
Insurance & Reinsurance
Intellectual Property & Technology
International Dispute Resolution
Labor & Employment
Public & Infrastructure Finance
Restructuring & Insolvency
Tax Strategy & Benefits
*See firm website for complete list of practice areas and industries.