Established in 1967, the firm’s Washington office provides services to a wide variety of clients in diverse areas of the law. It is the firm’s second-largest office with more than 150 lawyers. Because of our location in the nation’s capital, our lawyers are deeply involved in the workings of the federal government—from the US Supreme Court and Congress, to the White House and federal agencies.

Our lawyers handle cutting-edge matters in a diverse range of practices, including bond finance; competition and antitrust; energy regulation; environmental law; general commercial litigation and transactions; insurance coverage; intellectual property; labor and immigration; project finance and development; and real estate finance. Counted among our professionals are former senior regulators, federal prosecutors, high-level legislative staff members, and prominent transactional, intellectual property and environmental practitioners. The office additionally houses a number of lawyers seasoned in the practice of corporate and securities law, tax law, international transactions and other business issues.

Our Washington lawyers enthusiastically take part in a wide variety of pro bono efforts, contributing to organizations such as the Children’s Law Center, the DC Legal Aid Society, the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project, Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts, Catholic Charities Immigration Legal Services, Legal Counsel for the Elderly and Legal Services of Northern Virginia.

Rachel L. Ball, Director of Administration


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  • From Points South (I-95 North to 395 North): 

    • EXIT 8 B to Memorial Bridge, stay in left lane on Memorial Bridge
    • Turn left onto 23rd Street
    • Turn right onto I Street and then turn left onto 22nd Street

    From Points North (I-95 South to I-495 West toward Silver Spring):

    • Exit 33- Connecticut Avenue South
    • Proceed 7-8 miles and cross Taft Bridge
    • Turn Right at Florida Avenue (second light)- becomes 23rd Street
    • Stay on 23rd Street around Washington Circle (3rd exit)
    • Turn Left on I Street and then turn left on 22nd Street

    From Points West (Route 66 East):

    • Take Route 66 East across the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Bridge
    • Stay in the left lane for the E Street Expressway
    • Stay to the right lane of the left exit ramp for E Street
    • Turn left at the first light onto 20th Street
    • Turn left onto G Street (2 blocks)
    • Turn right onto 22nd Street and continue for 3 blocks

    From Ronald Reagan National Airport:

    • From National Airport, start out going North on ramp
    • Merge onto George Washington Memorial Parkway North
    • Take the exit on the left towards US-50 West / Memorial Bridge / Arlington Cemetery
    • Enter next roundabout and take 1st exit onto Arlington Memorial Bridge
    • Keep left at the fork to continue on Arlington Memorial Bridge
    • Turn slight Right onto Lincoln Memorial Circle SW
    • Turn Left on 23rd Street
    • Enter next roundabout and take 1st exit to Pennsylvania Avenue  

    From Metro

     METRO buses and the Orange, Blue, and Silver Line subway are all within a three-minute walk from 2200 Pennsylvania Avenue.

    Station: Foggy Bottom-GWU 2301 I Street

    DC Law on Cell Phone Use

    On January 6, 2004, the DC Council passed a new legislation to fine anyone using a cellular phone without a hands-free device while driving in the District of Columbia. This law becomes effective July 1, 2004. The law applies to ALL drivers in the city, regardless of whether or not you live in DC. The fine is $100 and 1 point. Please pass this on to anyone who drives in the DC area. REMEMBER: THE SPEED LIMIT IN WASHINGTON DC IS 25 MPH UNLESS OTHERWISE POSTED!

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