Mayer Brown Rowe and Maw

Mayer Brown LLP
71 S. Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: 312 782 0600
Fax: 312 701 7711
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About the Firm

Mayer Browne Rowe and Maw is a renowned law firm that is particularly recognized for its unsurpassed client service. It addresses the most complex needs of clients. The firm has several worlds’ leading companies such as Fortune 100, DAX and Hang Seng Index companies in its portfolio. Also, about half of the world’s most prominent banks put their trust in this law firm. The comprehensive services of this leading law firm include practice areas such as banking and finance, litigation and dispute resolution, employment and benefits as well as real estate. Mayer Browne Rowe and Maw has significant presentation in the country as many other parts of the world including Asia and Europe which makes it easily accessible to clients across the globe.
The firm has over 230 Chambers-ranked lawyers; all the major reviewing bodies of U.S, UK, Asia and Europe ranks this law firm on regular basis. This stands as a substantiation of the reliability and eminent services of this law firm.
Mayer Browne Rowe and Maw is committed to diversity as it believes that diversity broadens the knowledge and skills of its people and perks up its sensitivity to cultural issues in addition to putting it in a better position to serve people around the world. The firm hires and develops the most talented and qualified attorneys; it provides growth opportunities to its employees regardless of their race, ethnicity or gender.
Mayer Browne Rowe and Maw is also an active participant of pro bono works. It is always willing to serve the society with its talent and experience so that those who cannot afford quality legal consultancy can also benefit from its services. The firm is a signatory to the “Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge,” as well as the “UK Joint Protocol on Pro Bono Work.” Its community efforts have been acknowledged by the Financial Times as well.

Headquartered in Chicago, Mayer, Browne, Rowe & Maw believes in serving and promoting diversity. With around 1,800 lawyers and offices in the U.S., Europe and Asia, it is one of world’s largest law firms. It was created in 2002 by the merger of Mayer, Brown and Platt with Rowe & Maw. In 2007, it took on the shortened name Mayer Brown which chairman James Holzhauer stated as a move to make the name ‘easier to use and more  memorable’ for clients.
The firm represents several companies in the Fortune 100, FTSE 100, DAX and Hang Seng index as well as many leading banks. Some areas of the firm’s expertise include finance, litigation, settlement, tax, real estate, appellate, corporate securities, employee benefits, compliance, merger and acquisition, wealth management, dispute resolution, internal audit, negotiation and intellectual property.
Mayer Brown also believes in serving the society and so actively takes on pro bono works for those who cannot afford quality legal services. The firm is party to the ‘Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge’ and the ‘UK Joint Protocol on Pro Bono Work’. The firm is committed to serving diverse ethnic and racial groups which can be seen in the founding work it did for the development of a legal framework to encourage international investment in the mining industry in Afghanistan. 
The firm has an assemblage of prominent attorneys known not only for their association with the firm itself, but also for their positions in other offices. Amongst them are Richard Ben-Veniste; a commission member from 2009-2011, Mickey Kantor; U.S. Secretary of Commerce (1996-19996) and Stephen F. Gates; Former EVP, Conoco-Phillips.


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Areas of Law

  • Banking and Finance
  • Corporate and Securities
  • Employment and Benefits
  • Environmental
  • Financial Services Regulatory & Enforcement
  • Global Trade
  • Government
  • Intellectual Property
  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Real Estate
  • Restructuring Bankruptcy & Insolvency
  • Tax
  • Wealth Management: Trusts, Estates & Foundations

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:What services do Mayer Brown Rowe and Maw provide to the Construction and Engineering industry?

A:The attorneys at Mayer Brown Rowe and Maw provide extensive services to the Construction and Engineering industry. The services provided by the law firm include procurement and contracting strategy, procurement legislation, project risk analysis, ancillary document drafting, construction documentation reporting and analysis, maintenance agreements and supply agreements. The attorneys at the firm also provide services to a number of other industries with both national and international clients.

Q:What recognitions and awards has Mayer Brown LLP received?

A:Over the course of more than a century, Mayer Brown LLP has garnered a number of industry recognitions to its name. The firm has been ranked as the best in a number of categories by various industry periodicals. Mayer Brown LLP has been named by Chambers UK in 37 practice categories. Chambers Global ranked 79 of the attorneys at Mayer Brown LLP as the best in their respective categories. The IFLR Asia Awards named Mayer Brown as Law Firm of the Year for Hong Kong and also earned a perfect rating from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.

Q:In what areas does Mayer Brown International provide Pro Bono services in?

A:Mayer Brown International has an extensive Pro Bono program designed to assist clients who are unable to afford expensive legal fees. Some of the areas the firm is actively involved in are adoptions, affordable housing, anti poverty and economic development initiatives, asylum and immigration law, International human rights, eviction defense, prisoner rights and public and veteran benefits. The above mentioned areas are part of the Pro Bono program at Mayer Brown International.

Q:What industries has Mayer Brown provided services to?

A:With its extensive area of practice, the Mayer Brown has assisted a number of industries in different matters. The list of industries ranges from Business and Technology Sourcing to Private Investment Funds and Life Sciences. With a number of industries as its clients, the firm has provided services in key areas of law such as Consumer and Employment Arbitration, Distressed Real Estates, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and Food Industry False Advertising.

Q:What clients have Mayer Brown international LLP London represented in toxic tort cases?

A:The attorneys at Mayer Brown International LLP London have represented some of the biggest names in the industry. Some of the most notable clients are Abbot Laboratories, BASF, Eaton Corp, General Motors, Terra Industries, United Airlines, Chrysler, Ford and Product Liable Advisory Council. The firm also has an extensive toxic tort litigation appellate practice which includes punitive damages practice and federal preemption.

Q:Can the attorneys at Mayer Brown Rowe help me with real estate concerns?

A:The attorneys at Mayer Brown Rowe provide extensive legal services in real estate cases. The firm's attorneys specifically deal with Corporate Real Estate, Real Estate Finance, Real Estate Litigation, Real Estate Investment, Transfer Tax, Property Tax and Distressed Real Estate. In addition to these, the firm also deals with the construction and development aspect of the real estate industry.

Q:What areas in employment & benefits are covered at the Mayer Brown Rowe law firm?

A:The employment & benefits practice at Mayer Brown Rowe is quite extensive and covers every aspect of the law. The firm provides legal services in pension litigation, ERISA, executive compensations, employee benefits and employment cases. Clients who have acquired Mayer Brown Rowe services in this area include Fortune 500 companies, FTSE 100, Hang Seng and DAX.

Q:Mayer Brown Solicitors help clients in which main practice areas?

A:Mayer Brown Solicitors offer legal services to clients in many practice areas. It offers litigation services, legal advice, legal counseling, and assessment to cases that arise in the following areas: antitrust and competition, banking and finance, corporate law, employment benefits, real estate, wealth management, litigation and dispute resolution, intellectual property, government relations, insurance, technology, healthcare, transportation, infrastructure, and insurance.

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71 S. Wacker Drive
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