Among our clients are some of the world's largest media, entertainment, and telecommunications companies; pharmaceutical manufacturers; accounting firms; internet businesses; real estate developers; automobile manufacturers; insurance and reinsurance companies; investment banks and international financial institutions; investment funds; energy companies; hospitals; universities; and health care providers.

As the firm’s second-largest office in the United States, we have a thriving practice and handle a significant amount of international and cross-border matters, including U.S. matters for global clients and multijurisdictional matters in which we team with our other offices around the world.

The facts about New York

  • Our team consists of over 200 lawyers and more than 170 professionals.
  • We typically have 15-25 summer associates join us each year.
  • Despite our large size, we’re proud to have a collegial atmosphere and extensive partner-associate contact.
  • We’re consistently ranked by Chambers USA for Corporate/M&A; Health Care; Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Insurer and Transactional & Regulatory; Litigation; and Media & Entertainment: Corporate.
  • In our cafe, Twenty-Ten, we hold snack time and happy hour every Friday.  We also have soup for lunch on Thursdays and a healthy breakfast on the first Monday of every month.
  • As part of our wellness initiative, we provide onsite manicures, massages, flu shots, and other services for employees.
Our areas of practice

  • Business Structures
  • Capital Markets
  • Commercial
  • Communications Law
  • Complex Contracting
  • Consumer Law
  • Copyright
  • Corporate
  • Corporate Governance
  • Designs
  • Domain Names
  • Employment
  • Executive Compensation, Employee Benefits, and Share Incentives
  • Banking Transactional
  • Investment Funds
  • Infrastructure, Energy, Resources, and Projects
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Arbitration
  • Investigations
  • IT Law
  • Joint Ventures
  • Litigation
  • Marketing and Advertising
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Patents
  • Private Equity
  • Securities and Public Company Advisory
  • Real Estate
  • Business Restructuring and Insolvency
  • Tax
  • Trade Secrets and Confidential Know-how
  • Trademarks and Brands
Our professional services departments

  • Administrative Support
  • Conflicts
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Knowledge Management and Legal Research
  • Marketing and Business Development
  • Office Services
  • Practice Support

Our pro bono work

For more than a decade, we’ve been battling on behalf of people of color in Nassau County, Long Island. The case grew out of Garden City's decision in 2004 to apply R-T zoning, rather than higher density R-M, to a parcel that Nassau County planned to sell. Under R-M zoning, it would have been possible to develop affordable housing at the site, which wasn't feasible under R-T zoning. A consultant for the Village of Garden City recommended the R-M zoning classification, but the town adopted the exclusionary R-T zoning after significant racially motivated opposition to R-M zoning emerged among local residents. The plaintiffs' lawsuit argued that the decision was both "intentionally racially discriminatory" and that it had an "unjustified disparate impact." Our most recent victory in this case came when a federal trial court recognized, for the second time, that the town of Garden City's 2004 zoning decision had an unjustified disparate impact on African Americans and Latinos, in violation of the Fair Housing Act.

We persuaded a federal judge to reopen voter registration ahead of a hotly contested runoff election in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District. According to The Atlanta Journal- Constitution, more than 5,500 voters have been added to the rolls, with several thousand more applications pending. We worked with the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law to secure this significant victory. The decision ensured that eligible voters could register up to May 21 – 30 days before the election – and cast their ballots in the June 20 runoff election.

When news broke that refugees were being detained at airports across the United States, a coalition of immigration and refugee assistance organizations put out a call for lawyers to volunteer to help the detainees. More than 20 of our people were on the ground during that first weekend at international airports in New York, Virginia, and California, helping those who had been detained. On Monday following the order, we convened an internal task force to manage our efforts, share best practices, and agree to next steps for those affected by the ban. Throughout the first week, we opened four new related pro bono matters – two in New York, one in Baltimore, and one in California.

Our community outreach

We support many local charities and organizations by raising funds and devoting time. These efforts include support for our local Touch charity Jericho Project, which provides affordable, safe housing to area homeless. 

We have a long-standing relationship with Sanctuary for Families, which is also a pro bono client. Through this partnership, we provide a series of classes so their clients can learn skills to help them obtain employment in the legal services field.

We’ve done work for a number of other local charities, such as Habitats for Humanity,  Camp Win, City Harvest,  The Humane Society, Animal Care and Control, DOROT, and City Meals on Wheels,  just to name a few. 

Contact details

Summer associates and legal professionals:

Alexandra Garcia
Associate Recruitment Manager, Northeast Region
[email protected]

Catherine Thomer
Associate Recruitment Coordinator
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Professional services:

Jeannine Cervoni
HR Specialist
[email protected]

Charlotte Waller
Office Administrator 
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