|No. of offices||20|
|No. of attorneys||1,500 (approx.)|
|No. of employees||3,500 (est.)|
|Major practice areas||General practice|
|Key people||Paul W. Theiss (Chairman of the Management Committee)
Kenneth S. Geller (Managing Partner)
|Revenue||$1.2 billion (2011)|
Mayer Brown is an international law firm that specializes in commercial transactions and litigation. The firm employs approximately 1,500 lawyers, including approximately 875 in the Americas, 425 in Europe and 300 in Asia. By revenue, Mayer Brown is the 12th largest law firm in the world.
The three firms that now form the core of Mayer Brown were all founded in the 19th century. The US portion of the firm was founded in 1881 in Chicago, by Adolf Kraus and Levi Mayer, and was shortly thereafter known as Kraus, Mayer & Brackett. After several changes in name to reflect its changing membership the firm eventually became known in the US as Mayer, Brown & Platt. The English portion of the firm, Rowe & Maw, was established in 1895 in London and operated under that name until joining with Mayer, Brown & Platt in 2002 to form Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw. In 2007 the amalgamated firm shortened its name to Mayer Brown. JSM (formerly Johnson Stokes & Master) was formed in 1863 in Hong Kong and is today known as Mayer Brown JSM after merging with Mayer Brown in 2008.
The firm has offices in Chicago, Charlotte, Düsseldorf, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Palo Alto, Washington DC, London, Brussels, Frankfurt, Paris, Bangkok, Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Singapore, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong and, in association with Tauil & Chequer Advogados, offices in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.
- Kwong, Robin (21 December 2007). "Mayer Brown merging with Hong Kong's JSM". Financial Times. Retrieved 2009-07-20.
- "The Global 100 2010: The World's Highest Grossing Law Firms". The American Lawyer. Retrieved 26 August 2011.
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