Squire Sanders & Dempsey

4900 Key Tower
127 Public Square
Cleveland, OH 44114
Phone: 216 479 8500
Fax: 216 479 8780
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About the Firm

Squre Sanders and Dempsey is a leading law firm that has a team of attorneys with deep knowledge of clients’ businesses that allows them to resolve their legal challenges in an effortless manner. The firm is always concerned about the quality of its services to serve its client base that includes every type of business across the worldwide in an effective way. Fortune 100, FTSE 100 corporations, local and national governments, emerging companies as well as individuals include the clientele of this distinguished law firm.
Client satisfaction is the foremost concern for Squre Sanders and Dempsey. This customer centered approach helps the firm to extend legal solutions tailored to the individual needs of clients. The wonderful combination of the firm’s legal and industry experience places it in a perfect position to analyze the requirements of people and extend strategies in line with their business objectives.
The worldwide reach of Squre Sanders and Dempsey allows businesses and individuals having a variety of legal concerns to benefit from its superior services. The firm has as many as 37 offices located in 18 countries. The strategic locations of this office allow it to address the needs of clients efficiently regardless of their geographic location. The use of technology supports the global research of the firm and makes its services available to all in the best possible manner. The firm also applies knowledge and project management tools to perk up the value of its legal services in the best of the interest of its clients.  
Pro bono representation is an extremely important concern at Squre Sanders and Dempsey. The firm is deeply engaged in professional, charitable and educational organizations by means of its extensive pro bono efforts. Individuals, religious institutions, educational foundations, and environmental groups that cannot afford sound legal advice greatly benefit from its service and find a solution to their legal worries in a professional manner. 

Established over a century ago, back in 1890, Squire Sanders and Dempsey is one of the oldest and most established law firms in the US. The firm employees over 3,700 lawyers in their 37 offices spread over 18 countries in the world. The law firm is one of the few around the world that takes on various types of cases and deals with major corporations from a large number of different industries.
While they have operations all over the world including America, Europe and Middle East, Squire Sanders and Dempsey has also managed to rack up an impressive list of awards and distinctions. Hundreds of their lawyers have been listed as ‘Best Lawyers’ in America, Ukraine, Czech Republic and the United Kingdom and they have also earned listings as ‘Super Lawyers’ in California, Virginia and Florida in the US.
Squire Sanders and Dempsey is also well known for handling some of the most prolific pro bono cases and a large number of their lawyers are making their communities better by taking on pro bono cases for educational foundations, art societies, environmental groups and civil rights initiatives. As a company policy, lawyers are urged to take on cases which can help them give back to society. The company’s ‘one-firm firm’ rule is one of the main reasons behind its success as the fact that a diverse group of people can work under the same banner instead of working under a loose confederation of offices and practices has helped them integrate into societies all over the world. What gives Squire Sanders and Dempsey an edge over other firms is that they have the experience and knowledge which helps them provide specialized services to each of their clients. The fact that they deal with a large number of industries means they can take on any case with the confidence they’ve handled something similar before. A large network of offices and lawyers all over the world is what makes the firm easy to trust with a case.

Squire Sanders and Dempsey LLP is now known as Squire Sanders. With offices all over the United States and abroad, it is truly a premier international law firm. The firm specializes in transportation, shipping and logistics, taxation and benefits, sports and entertainment, real estate, public finance, litigation, labor and employment, intellectual property and technology, immigration, healthcare, antitrust and competition and aerospace and defense. Squire Sanders represents the most diverse group of clients; from public to private, local and international, sole proprietorship to emerging companies to FTSE 100 and Fortune 100 corporations. The attorneys at the firm are as well versed in the law as in their clients business. Therefore they have been included in Virginia Super Lawyer 2012, Southern California Super Lawyers 2012 and Chambers USA 2012.
David W. Alexander is one of the partners with Squire Sanders. He obtained his law degree from the Ohio State University and was admitted to practice before the bar of the state of Ohio. Alexander specializes in trade secrets, healthcare reform, banking and finance, commercial litigation, and class action. He has been included in 2012 Ohio Super lawyers, a prestigious publication naming Top 5 percent of the lawyers in the state of Ohio. Brian Andreoli is another partner with Squire Sanders. He obtained his J.D. from Fordham University and LL.M. from Quinnipiac University. He specializes in taxation and benefits and practices before the bars of the states of Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Ohio, Massachusetts and New York. He is also qualified to represent his client before the U.S. Supreme Court. In recognition of his professional services, he was listed in Guide to the World’s Leading Transfer Pricing Advisers. Michele L. Connell is also a partner with the firm. She obtained her law degree from Case Western Reserve University and practices before the bar of the state of Ohio. Proficient in both English and Spanish, she specializes in diversified industrials, retail, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate transactions, finance and governance.
The attorneys at the firm have devoted countless hours doing Pro Bono work for various professional, educational, charitable and civic organizations, helping an array of disadvantaged clients. New associates are especially encouraged to take on those Pro Bono matters which are closer to their heart.


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Areas of Law

  • Aerospace and Defense
  • Aerospace and Defense M&A Due Diligence and Government Approvals
  • Anticorruption Compliance & Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Antitrust and Competition
  • Antitrust Litigation & Government Investigations
  • Antitrust Regulation of Mergers & Acquisitions and Other Business Combinations
  • Government Contracts
  • Appellate and Supreme Court
  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Branding
  • Capital Markets
  • Chemicals
  • Communications
  • Cable Television
  • Communications and Consumer Electronics Equipment
  • Communications Dispute Resolution
  • Competition and Antitrust
  • E Commerce and Data Protection
  • Enterprise Users of Communications Services
  • European Community Law
  • Fiber Optic and Private Networks
  • Fixed Telephony and Common Carrier Services
  • Infrastructure Access, Interconnection, Rights of Way and Pole Attachments
  • Intelligent Transportation Services
  • Internet Based Next Generation Broadband Networks
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Mergers, Acquisitions and Strategic Investments
  • Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement
  • Regulatory Restructuring and Privatization
  • Satellite Communications
  • Terrestrial and Satellite Broadcasting
  • US Communications Regulation
  • Utilities and Critical Infrastructure Communications
  • Wireless Communications
  • Construction
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Transactions, Finance & Governance
  • Banking and Finance
  • Corporate Finance
  • Equity & Debt Capital Markets
  • Initial & Secondary Offerings
  • Private Companies and Emerging Businesses
  • Securities
  • Tender Offers, Takeovers & Proxy Contests
  • Data Privacy and Protection
  • Diversified Industrials
  • E Discovery & Records Management
  • EducationEnergy & Natural Resources
  • Project Development & FinanceRegulatory
  • Renewable Energy
  • Transmission & Distribution
  • Environmental, Safety & Health
  • Clean Air Act
  • Clean Water Act
  • Corporate Transactions
  • Global Climate Change
  • Global Environmental Law
  • Health & Safety
  • Municipal Utilities
  • Native American Affairs & Federal Indian Law
  • Property Acquisition, Site Remediation & Brownfields Redevelopment
  • Regulatory Compliance & Counseling
  • Shale Gas & Coal Bed Methane
  • Solid and Hazardous Waste
  • Superfund
  • Toxic and Mass Tort
  • Water Rights
  • ERISA & Benefits
  • Financial Services
  • Global Compliance Solutions
  • Government Relations & Public Advocacy
  • Healthcare

Office Location

Squire Sanders & Dempsey LLP

4900 Key Tower
127 Public Square
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