600 New Hampshire Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20037
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Gregory F. Linsin
Blank Rome’s Washington, D.C., office is widely regarded as a major law firm player in our nation’s capital, with over 50 attorneys who concentrate their practices on a diverse array of services ranging from maritime and international trade to energy, environment, government relations and regulatory, white collar defense, labor and employment, intellectual property, tax, and public contracts.
Significant mergers and strategic combinations in the Firm’s Washington, D.C., office over the last twenty years both enhanced and strengthened the Firm’s local and national service offerings and capabilities. In 1998, Blank Rome merged with Wigman, Cohen, Leitner & Myers, a D.C.-based intellectual property firm that expanded both the Firm’s intellectual property and international trade practices, locally and nationally. The Firm continued its strategic growth in Washington, D.C., in 2003 through a combination with the leading maritime firm Dyer, Ellis & Joseph, solidifying the Firm’s top-tier global maritime practice, and the establishment of our wholly-owned subsidiary Blank Rome Government Relations LLC, which fortified the Firm’s legal and political networks and relationships in the D.C. metro area and beyond. In 2012, the Firm welcomed two name partners and attorneys from Janis, Schuelke & Wechsler, a D.C.-based white collar boutique firm that added to Blank Rome’s capabilities in the areas of white collar criminal defense, FCPA, antitrust, and corporate internal investigations and compliance.
In addition to its strong regional and national legal networks and capabilities, the Firm’s Washington, D.C., office is committed to the local community, partnering with various nonprofit organizations and academic institutions, such as Thurgood Marshall Academy, a college-prep, law-related public charter high school located in Anacostia, where the Firm engages with the Academy on job shadowing programs and mentoring opportunities; United Way, where the Firm supports its various programs through providing donations and support; and Gifts for the Homeless, Dress for Success, CareerGear, MenzFit, and Bread for the City, where the Firm donates food and clothes to help these organizations reach out to the thousands of men, women, and children in the D.C. metro area who need support.
Blank Rome’s Washington, D.C., office continues to expand through the addition of leading attorneys who complement the Firm’s growing national platform and capabilities, and looks forward to further strategic growth and community involvement in the near future.