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About Brown Rudnick

Brown Rudnick is a boutique firm that represents clients around the globe in complex business transactions and high-stakes litigation. From its Boston base, the firm has erected offices up and down the East Coast, as well as practices overseas in London.


A Firm of Many Talents


Founded in 1948, Brown Rudnick's work has earned it friends among high-profile East Coast clients like Yale University and the state of Massachusetts. The firm also advised players in the East Coast media market. Brown Rudnick’s pro bono achievements through its Brown Rudnick Center for the Public Interest even earned the firm a spot on the calendar in Hartford, Connecticut, which designated April 10, 2008 as "Brown Rudnick Day."


The firm’s bankruptcy and restructuring group has earned acclaim from such publications as U.S. News & World Report - Best Lawyers® and The Legal 500. Brown Rudnick's bankruptcy group has represented clients in such high-profile bankruptcy matters as Insys Therapeutics, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, EXCO Resources, General Motors, the Boston Herald, and New England Compounding Center.


Brown Rudnick is also known for its work in white collar defense and government investigations. The firm has experience counseling clients in such areas as bank fraud, computer and intellectual property crime, FCPA, healthcare fraud, money laundering, securities fraud, tax fraud, whistleblower claims, and much more. In 2018, the firm was named to the Global Investigations Review GIR 100 list.


Social Mobility


In 2018, Brown Rudnick launched its 1L Social Mobility Diversity Fellowship, which is open to 1Ls who are the first in their families to graduate from college. Fellows join the firm as summer associates, but during the school year they are also invited to the firm for events and training opportunities. They also receive ongoing coaching from the firm. Finally, in addition to the summer associate salary, fellows are eligible for a scholarship of more than $30k. 

News & Awards

  • Brown Rudnick represented the state of Massachusetts in its successful prosecution of claims against the tobacco industry. With the fees collected for its work on the case, the firm started its Brown Rudnick Center for the Public Interest.
  • Brown Rudnick represented medical technology innovator Hologic in its $6.2 billion merger with Cytyc Corp., creating one of the world’s largest companies focused on advanced technology in women’s health care.
  • In one of the most consequential mass tort litigations in the U.S., Brown Rudnick twice helped defeat Johnson & Johnson’s “Texas two-step” attempts to use bankruptcy to resolve claims its talc products caused cancer. The victories allow tens of thousands of victims to seek justice through the courts.
  • Brown Rudnick won a jury verdict for actor Johnny Depp in his high-profile defamation trial against his ex-wife Amber Heard, bringing global attention to the firm and thrusting the lead lawyers into the spotlight.
  • Bankruptcy Practice Group of the Year, 2023—Law360
  • Trials Practice Group of the Year, 2022—Law360
  • Mansfield Certification, 2023—Diversity Lab
  • Pro Bono Scorecard, 2022—The American Lawyer
  • Corporate Equality Index, 2023—Human Rights Campaign Foundation
Brown Rudnick

One Financial Center
Boston, MA 02111
Phone: (617) 856-8200

Firm Stats

Chairman & CEO: Vince Guglielmotti
Total No. Attorneys (2024):
150 - 250
No. of Partners Named 2023:
Billable-Hour Requirement:

Base Salary

1st year: $215,000
2nd year: $225,000
3rd year: $250,000
4th year: $285,000
5th year: $325,000
6th year: $350,000
7th year: $370,000
Summer associate: $4,134 weekly

Employment Contact

Alexandra Gharghoury
Legal Recruitment Manager
General Recruiting Email:

No. of U.S. Offices: 5

No. of International Offices: 1

Major Office Locations

Boston, MA
Hartford, CT
New York, NY
Orange County, CA
Washington, DC

Major Departments

Bankruptcy & Corporate Restructuring
Brand & Reputation Management
Intellectual Property Transactions
Life Sciences
Real Estate
Special Situations, Credit & Trading
White Collar Defense & Government Investigations
*See firm website for complete list of practice areas and industries.