What are the top progressive law firms in the United States?

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nycparalegal
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What are the top progressive law firms in the United States?

Postby nycparalegal » Thu Jan 21, 2010 2:53 pm

Does anyone know where I can find a list (or if you can name a few) of progressive law firms like Gonzalez & Leigh?

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nateDgr8
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Re: What are the top progressive law firms in the United States?

Postby nateDgr8 » Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:02 pm

I hear WilmerHale is very progressive. Also, some Perkins Coie folks represent President Obama.

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Re: What are the top progressive law firms in the United States?

Postby Renzo » Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:20 pm

Do you mean progressive as in firms that only take progressive-cause cases, or do you mean big firms that happen to lean left?

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Re: What are the top progressive law firms in the United States?

Postby nycparalegal » Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:48 pm

Well, firms that take progressive cases is what I most interested to find out. But, knowing which big firms lean left is also something I have been interested in.

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Re: What are the top progressive law firms in the United States?

Postby Pearalegal » Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:50 pm

nycparalegal wrote:Well, firms that take progressive cases is what I most interested to find out. But, knowing which big firms lean left is also something I have been interested in.


I believe, generally speaking, you'll find conservative and progressive cases in every big firm. Mine certainly juggles both. There are sort of camps of associates and partners who work together often in similar politically charged cases.

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Re: What are the top progressive law firms in the United States?

Postby Renzo » Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:53 pm

There are a lot of plaintiff's side firms that take on progressive causes (most often class-actions), but they tend to be very small practices because there isn't any money in defending the little guy.

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Re: What are the top progressive law firms in the United States?

Postby SamSeaborn2016 » Fri Jan 22, 2010 12:03 am

nateDgr8 wrote:I hear WilmerHale is very progressive. Also, some Perkins Coie folks represent President Obama.


From all I've read, Perkins Coie definitely gets progressive props. They seem to try and keep the a PNW vibe. FWIW, they make the "100 Best Companies to Work For" list every year.

Perkins Coie has done work for lots of different politicians and political groups, though. Bob Bauer worked for them prior to joining the Obama administration as White House Counsel.
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Re: What are the top progressive law firms in the United States?

Postby ConMan345 » Fri Jan 22, 2010 12:06 am

As for a progressive culture, I've heard Cleary Gotlieb referred to as Queery Gotlieb.


fwiw.

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Re: What are the top progressive law firms in the United States?

Postby aguacaliente » Fri Jan 22, 2010 5:57 pm

jenner ny/dc; no so sure about chi, but assuming the same.

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Re: What are the top progressive law firms in the United States?

Postby jonas » Sat Jan 23, 2010 12:38 pm

Two of the heavy hitters:

Altshuler Berzon
http://www.altshulerberzon.com

Boies Schiller
http://www.bsfllp.com




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