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Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
New York, New York

Pillsbury is a leading international law firm with 21 offices around the world and a particular focus on the energy & natural resources, financial services, real estate & construction, technology, and travel & hospitality sectors. Recognized by Financial Times as one of the most innovative law firms, Pillsbury and its lawyers are highly regarded for their forward-thinking approach, their enthusiasm for collaborating across disciplines and their unsurpassed commercial awareness.
Pillsbury traces its practice in New York City to 1868; since 1904, five firm partners have served as presidents of the New York City Bar Association. Today, Pillsbury’s New York office is one of the firm’s largest and is centrally located in midtown Manhattan’s Times Square.
The New York office represents clients ranging from companies at the earliest stages of development to those in the ranks of the Fortune 100. The office’s clients reflect the commercial diversity of the city, including companies in the aviation, energy, financial services and technology sectors.

Like many big firm lawyers based in New York, associates in Pillsbury's Times Square office work on matters for some of the world's leading companies. However, because of its manageable size, Pillsbury’s office stands apart in the New York market by offering associates the ability to engage in challenging and substantive work early in their careers, often on cutting-edge, high-profile cases.

Our largest practice areas include:

Corporate and Securities
Our work covers the range of transactional areas including securities offerings, banking and mergers and acquisitions. We represent some of the biggest names on Wall Street, including JPMorgan Chase, Morgan Stanley and Deutsche Bank. International clients include Fortune Global 250 members Sharp and Mitsui & Co.

Estates, Trusts and Tax Planning
Regarded as “spectacular” and “incredibly focused on service,” Pillsbury’s Estates, Trusts & Tax Planning practice is ranked nationally by Chambers USA, The Legal 500 and U.S. News & World Report/Best Lawyers, which recognized our firm as Trusts & Estates “Law Firm of the Year.”
Pillsbury’s Estates, Trusts & Tax Planning (ETTP) team advises individuals, families, family-owned businesses and charitable foundations in the planning and administration of complex trusts and estates, and in U.S. and international estate, trust and tax planning. Our ETTP lawyers develop cutting-edge, customized transfer tax and estate plans, utilizing trusts, wills, various entity structures, such as partnerships and LLCs, and domestic and cross-border plans, to preserve and enhance our clients’ wealth for current and future generations. Serving clients globally, we maintain a strong bicoastal presence in the U.S., particularly in San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, New York, Washington, DC and Palm Beach, Fla.

Executive Compensation & Benefits
Recognized as a premier group nationally and internationally, Pillsbury’s Executive Compensation & Benefits practice provides comprehensive guidance on all aspects of executive and employee benefits and compensation arrangements..
Lawyers in Pillsbury’s Executive Compensation & Benefits practice help private and public employers and companies, boards of directors and compensation committees, fiduciaries and third-party providers manage executive compensation packages, pension and benefit plans and equity programs. We guide clients through the complexities of federal tax law, ERISA, securities regulations, labor laws and other regulatory matters. Further, we advise U.S. and multinational corporations, governmental entities, tax-exempt organizations, partnerships, trustees, investment managers, and executives on a wide variety of pension, profit-sharing, welfare and other employee-benefits matters.
Recognized among the leading financial services practices in the U.S., Pillsbury’s finance team counsels 200+ financial institutions, including many of the world’s largest banks, as well as those using all forms of financial services.
Combining in-depth industry and regulatory knowledge with finance skills, Pillsbury finance lawyers structure, negotiate and document complex domestic and international transactions. We help financial services providers and users manage risk, navigate business, legal and regulatory challenges, leverage opportunities, and get deals done.
Our team advises on all types of secured and unsecured financings, from initial issuance through repayment. With decades of experience, we have handled the full spectrum of legal and business issues that impact financing and investment transactions in all industries, enabling us to anticipate problems and devise cost-effective, innovative financing solutions that meet our clients’ needs.
Among notable matters in 2016, we represented Deutsche Bank in financing for a 52.8 MW wind farm in Uruguay, and we helped an Argentinian province score $348 million in a hydrocarbon deal. Among many other honors, we were honored with seven AirFinance deals of the year in 2016, and two Project Finance Deals of the Year by PFI.
Global Sourcing & Technology Transactions
Among the most experienced advisory practices worldwide, Pillsbury’s Global Sourcing & Technology Transactions team has architected more than 1,000 strategic outsourcing and technology transactions over the past 25+ years, with an aggregate value exceeding half a trillion dollars.
Established in 1988, Pillsbury’s preeminent Global Sourcing & Technology Transactions practice has been recognized as among the “World’s Best Outsourcing Advisors” for seven consecutive years by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals and as an outsourcing leader by Chambers and The Legal 500 U.S. With more than 50 professionals, ours is the largest customer-focused sourcing team worldwide. We employ a pioneering integrated consulting/legal advisory model, with a team consisting of top-ranked outsourcing lawyers, skilled industry consultants and technical advisors.
In 2016, Financial Times presented a Pillsbury sourcing team with a“Highly Commended” ranking in the “Great Legal Ideas” category for its collaboration with financial services consultancy Paladin fs to create the Golden Contract Coalition, which will enable community banks and credit unions to join forces in negotiating better contract terms from the industry’s oligopoly of core processing vendors.

Insolvency & Restructuring
We represent a full range of client from creditors and debtors to official committees and ad hoc committees. We have represented significant parties in all of the major airline bankruptcy cases and in some of the nation’s largest recent bankruptcies, including those in the health care, oil and gas and coal industries. In 2016, M&A Advisor presented Pillsbury with four Deal of the Year awards in recognition of the firm’s innovative restructuring work on behalf of clients; the honors included the Professional Services Deal of the Year and the Distressed M&A Deal of the Year.
In 2016, Financial Times honored the team for “Innovation in Unlocking and Delivering Value,” for its work with the nonprofit Virginia Conservation Legacy Fund its novel $860 million acquisition of a bankrupt West Virginia coal mine network. Through the deal, VCLF was able to reopen several mines, keeping hundreds of workers employed, and to reinvest millions of dollars into environmental clean-up and reforestation efforts.
Other 2016 matters included advising Daughters of Charity Health System in its restructuring and subsequent sale to private equity firm Blue Mountain Capital, the largest-ever and most complex nonprofit hospital transaction in California history.

Insurance Recovery & Advisory
Pillsbury’s Insurance Recovery & Advisory practice was named Law360’s “Insurance Group of the Year” 2015 and 2016 for “litigation prowess,” “resounding victories,” and a “sustained history of achieving great results.”
Pillsbury’s Insurance Recovery & Advisory group is a fast-growing policyholder-side insurance team with market-leading bona fides in the construction and energy sectors housed within one of the most well-respected global law firms headquartered in the U.S. Pillsbury boasts one of the country’s largest and most diverse insurance departments with more than 50 dedicated lawyers in Washington DC, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Houston. Our firm’s breadth of practice and decision to represent policyholders exclusively have provided us with a unique platform for success.
Recent matters include a $50 million insurance recovery for the Metropolitan Development Corp. for water damage and construction defects. In addition, Manhattan tower owners reached settlement for Hurricane Sandy damages.

We are a leader in commercial litigation for clients, including a long list of Fortune 500 companies. Among notable matters in 2016, we helped Sharp settle a decades-long antitrust dispute.

The New York office also regularly takes on high-profile matters of public interest on a pro bono basis, such as helping a group of Chinese immigrants to secure $150,000 in unpaid wages from a bankrupt daycare company in 2016. In addition, MFY Legal Services, recognized Pillsbury for outstanding leadership in protecting the rights of people with disabilities.

In 2016, BTI Consulting Group recognized Pillsbury litigators as “Awesome Opponents.”

Contact Information

1540 Broadway
New York, New York 10036
United States

Hiring Attorney:
Mr. Ed Flanders

Recruiting Contact:
Ms. Helen Mancusi
Senior HR/Attorney Recruiting Manager
1540 Broadway
New York, New York (NY) 10036-4039
United States

Phone: 212-858-1327