2020 Vault Rankings
At a Glance
“High-level of work.”
“Friendly culture and down-to-earth colleagues.”
“Prospects to advance.”
“Low compensation compared to hours requirements and size.”
“Lack of transparency.”
About Squire Patton Boggs
Squire Patton Boggs is a truly global law firm, spanning 47 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 is home to a number of former policy makers, lobbyists, and politicians. The firm’s Public Policy practice is co-chaired by big names from both sides of the aisle: former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (R) and former Senate Chief Deputy Whip John Breaux (D). The practice boasts a number of Capitol Hill veterans including: former U.S. Speaker of the House John Boehner, former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Rodney Slater; former U.S. House members Joe Crowley (D-NY), Bill Shuster (R-PA) and Jack Kingston (R-GA); former UK Ambassador Matthew Kirk; former Majority Staff Director of the House Ways and Means Committee David Stewart; 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.
Another focus at the firm is in emerging areas of the law, including autonomous driving, FinTech, and digital currency/blockchain technology. The firm has made substantial strides in developing its cybersecurity and data privacy capabilities, including adding the former Federal CIO for the U.S. Government and a former federal prosecutor in the Computer Crime & IP Section at the DOJ. Global teams, and a series of local network connections have been strategically assembled to offer in-depth market knowledge and experience in Africa, Germany, India, Italy, Latin America, and the Ukraine.
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.
News & Awards
Squire Patton Boggs moved up five spots this year to be ranked No. 18 in Global Arbitration Review’s (GAR’s) annual rankings of the top 30 international arbitration firms. In the past two years, the firm has now moved up 13 places in GAR’s rankings.
The Squire Patton Boggs Foundation has launched a new fellowship program in response to the post-Hurricane Maria challenges in Puerto Rico. The “Sustained Impact Fellowship Program” will send three fellows to Puerto Rico during the summer of 2019 to help with relief, community rebuilding, and access to justice. This fellowship was created together with the foundation’s Dean Circle, which includes law school deans from 16 law schools.
Former U.S. Congressmen Joseph Crowley (D-NY) and Bill Shuster (R-PA) joined Squire Patton Boggs in February 2019.
Squire Patton Boggs opened its Atlanta office in January 2018, with Ann-Marie McGaughey serving as managing partner of the office. This new office is the 18th domestic office for the firm and 47th international location.
- 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 $1.1 billion.
- In a bet-the-company case, a federal jury rejected $500 million antitrust price-fixing claims against Squire Patton Boggs client Nongshim Co. Ltd., the world’s leading maker of Korean ramen.
- Squire Patton Boggs secured a complete victory for the Republic of Kosovo against a €380 million investment treaty claim brought by a German private investor. The case was one of the largest and most significant international arbitrations of the year.
- 14 practice areas ranked and 51 lawyers recognized in Chambers USA Guide 2019
- Human Rights Campaign 2019 Corporate Equality Index
- Yale Law Women (YLW) 2019 Top Ten Firm for Gender Diversity and Category Honors in the category of “Firm Structure: At Least 50% of Associates Were Women.”
- 139 practice area rankings, including top-tier placements in 13 nationwide and 81 regional categories, in the 2019 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Law Firms.
- Law360’s Global 20 (2018)
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 2019:
1.5K - 2K
Summer Associate Offers:
20 out of 22 (2018)
No. of Summer Associates:
28 total (22 2Ls; 6 1Ls) (2018)
Los Angeles, CA
New York, NY
Palo Alto, CA
San Francisco, CA
West Palm Beach, FL
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 Credit Finance & Community Development
Tax Strategy & Benefits
*See firm website for complete list of practice areas and industries.