Press Release 11.01.23
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP is an international law firm with a particular focus on the technology & life sciences, energy, financial, and real estate & construction sectors. Recognized as one of the most innovative law firms by Financial Times and one of the top firms for client service by BTI Consulting, Pillsbury and its lawyers are highly regarded for their forward-thinking approach, their enthusiasm for collaborating across disciplines and their authoritative commercial awareness.
Honors & Awards
FT Innovative Lawyers
2024 Most Feared Firms
2022 Chambers Global
2022 Chambers USA
2022 Chambers UK
2022 Chambers Asia-Pacific
2022 Best Lawyers in America
Pillsbury brings innovation to more than just its legal work. That same pioneering vision directs our diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives.
Diversity is defining trait amongst firm leadership: attorneys of color, women attorneys and LGBT attorneys lead practices and offices and serve on influential firm committees. Year after year, Pillsbury’s inclusion programs are recognized by Vault, the National Association of Female Executives and the Human Rights Campaign, among other organizations. The firm has achieved Mansfield Rule 6.0 Plus certification and has been named to Seramount’s 100 Best Companies list for 16 consecutive years.
Pillsbury is proud to be a proving ground for accomplished women lawyers. We were one of the first major law firms to promote a woman to partnership, and we were the first large, national firm to be led by a woman. Today, we remain steadfast in our commitment to fostering the development and success of future leaders.
Pillsbury Women of Impact: Without purpose, there can be no progress. We proudly celebrate the exceptional women who push our firm forward in this portrait and interview series featuring some of Pillsbury's working mothers, who also are leaders in our firm.
Pro Bono and Community
Affordable housing. Civil liberties. Advocacy for victims of abuse. Voting rights. Our pro bono caseload is as varied as our lawyers’ interests. One of our marquee pro bono results in 2016 was the United States Supreme Court decision in Voisine v. United States, in which the justices followed the reasoning of our amicus brief to limit gun ownership by domestic violence offenders. Another was a settlement for the benefit of disabled New Yorkers seeking to use the city’s Access-a-Ride shuttle service. Our community service initiatives have included coaching high school mock trial teams, walking 10Ks to raise money for medical research and rebuilding playgrounds.
We also donate to numerous organizations through local office initiatives and through the Pillsbury Foundation, which was established to make special contributions above the firm’s normal charitable giving. Foundation gifts in 2015 included funding to support relief efforts in the aftermath of the Nepal earthquake and the catastrophic flooding in Texas, as well as the provision of up to $10,000 per office to support charities that feed the hungry in our local communities. In response to the horrific mass murder at a gay nightclub in Orlando, the foundation made a major gift to Equality Florida.
Meet Our Leadership
Pillsbury has evolved in a hyper-competitive market without sacrificing our culture. We serve sophisticated clients on challenging assignments with the collegiality of a true partnership.
Firm Managing Partner
Pillsbury’s fully integrated, global platform allows us to work seamlessly across our offices and respond to client needs immediately almost anywhere in the world.
Chief Operating Officer
Our Nashville operations center plays a critical role in Pillsbury’s success, providing top-quality support to our lawyers around the globe.
Chief Strategy Officer
The needs of our clients drive all we do at Pillsbury. We advise them on today’s most pressing legal issues and those still on the horizon.
Partner, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer
Pillsbury is committed to structural, sustainable diversity and inclusion. We assess ourselves honestly, and relentlessly push to be better.
Helped AT&T’s predecessor install the first telephone wires on city streets, the beginning of our long-standing client relationship.
We incorporated the predecessor to Chevron.
We enforced the first patent for an X-ray machine used in the treatment of cancer.
We launched the nation's first nuclear energy practice.
We advised on the formation of Intel Corporation.
At the dawn of the Internet age, we registered the first trademark for a dotcom.
We facilitated a $1 billion carbon-capture project.
We helped protect the rights for a cancer drug worth $1.9 billion in annual sales.
Completed financing for the Wharf, a 3.2 million square-foot waterfront development along the Washington Channel of the Potomac River valued at $2 billion.