Blank Rome

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Blank Rome
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HeadquartersPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
No. of offices13 (12 in the U.S., 1 in China)
No. of attorneys600+
Major practice areasMulti-practice law and government affairs
Key peopleAlan J. Hoffman, Chairman; Grant S. Palmer, Managing Partner and CEO
Date founded1946
Company typeLimited liability partnership
WebsiteOfficial website

Blank Rome (formerly known as Blank Rome Comisky & McCauley[1]) is an Am Law 100 firm (ranked 81st in the 2019 AmLaw 100 Survey) with 13 offices and more than 600 attorneys and principals who provide comprehensive legal and advocacy services to clients operating in the United States and around the world.

Founded in 1946, Blank Rome represents a broad range of clients across a spectrum of industries and is nationally recognized for pro bono work and leading diversity and inclusion initiatives. The Firm has 12 offices in the United States, and expanded internationally in May 2011 by opening a Shanghai Representative Office in the People’s Republic of China. In 2003, the Firm established Blank Rome Government Relations LLC in Washington, D.C., a wholly owned subsidiary and government affairs firm that provides strategic lobbying, advocacy, and communications counsel.

History[edit]

Blank Rome was founded in 1946 in Philadelphia, PA, and has since expanded its geographic footprint across the United States with offices in Cincinnati, OH; Fort Lauderdale and Tampa, FL; Houston, TX; Los Angeles and San Francisco, CA; New York City; Pittsburgh, PA; Princeton, NJ; Washington, D.C.; and Wilmington, DE, as well as internationally with a Representative Office in Shanghai, the People’s Republic of China. The following combinations and additions have bolstered the Firm’s geographic presence, legal capabilities and service offerings, and number of practicing attorneys:

  • 1959: Brumbelow & Comisky, Philadelphia
  • 1961: Newman & Master, Philadelphia
  • 1984: Wexler Weisman Forman & Shapiro, Philadelphia
  • 1998: Wigman, Cohen, Leitner & Myers, Washington, D.C.
  • 2000: Tenzer Greenblatt, New York
  • 2003: Dyer Ellis & Joseph, Washington, D.C.
  • 2005: Shack Siegel Katz & Flaherty, New York
  • 2006: Healy & Baillie, New York
  • 2011: Abrams Scott & Bickley, LLP, Houston
  • 2012: Janis, Schuelke & Wechsler, Washington, D.C.
  • 2013: Bell, Ryniker & Letourneau, Houston
  • 2014: Finestone & Richter and Margolis & Tisman LLP, Los Angeles and San Francisco, CA
  • 2015: Wong Cabello, Houston
  • 2016: Dickstein Shapiro LLP, Washington, D.C.; Phillips Lerner, Los Angeles
  • 2017: Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP, Los Angeles
  • 2019: Buter, Buzard, Fishbein & Royce LLP, Los Angeles

Additionally, in 2003, the Firm established Blank Rome Government Relations LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary and government affairs firm in Washington, D.C.

Practice Areas[edit]

Blank Rome's practice areas include commercial and corporate litigation; consumer finance; corporate, M&A, and securities; energy, environment, and mass torts; finance, restructuring, and bankruptcy; government contracts; government relations and political law; insurance recovery; intellectual property and technology; labor and employment; maritime and international trade; matrimonial and family law; real estate; tax, benefits, and private client; and white collar defense and investigations.

Key industry areas include aviation, chemical, consumer financial services, energy, financial services, gaming and entertainment, healthcare, life sciences, maritime, private equity and investment funds, real estate, and technology.[2]

Blank Rome Government Relations LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary and government affairs firm composed of top lobbying professionals who have decades of experience garnered from senior positions in government as well as a strong bipartisan network of relationships with congressional and executive branch officials and staff. Key services include advocacy, coalition building and management, congressional oversight and policy implementation, government business, and legislation and regulation.[3]

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