About Pillsbury

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.


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.

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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.

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