Who we are
A leading global law firm for the world's most prestigious businesses.
Freshfields in the United States is part of a globally integrated law firm known for its prestigious client base and transformational strategic work.
We have some of the United States' top attorneys in the fields of M&A, corporate governance and defense, enforcement/investigations, antitrust, CFIUS, employee benefits, IP, tax, and litigation.
We are also a clear market leader in Europe and Asia in corporate/M&A, antitrust/regulatory, private equity, and tax, among others.
These strengths have helped us build a reputation for breaking new legal ground, handling the highest-profile transactions and solving our clients’ most complex challenges.
It doesn't matter where a client's issue arises. We have over 2,800 lawyers in all the world's major jurisdictions and financial centers, supported by a network of over 400 partner firms in places where we don't have an office. In all, we have helped clients in upwards of 150 jurisdictions in the last three years alone.
Whether it’s entering new markets in Asia, defending corporate reputations in Europe or seeking redress in Latin America, our clients trust that we have the strengths and skills needed for a successful outcome.
Below is a statement of our values, which embody our ambition, our culture and our determination to work with each other, our clients and our other stakeholders, day in day out, to help our clients go even further.
Our people make our firm
We strive to be exceptional and meet the highest standards
We enjoy our work and are determined to do an outstanding job, whatever our role in the firm. We observe the highest personal, ethical and professional standards in everything we do and operate with integrity at all times. We recognise that the reputation of our firm is vital to our success and we all have a duty to preserve and grow it for the long term.
We value people and treat them with respect, consideration and courtesy
We are a people business. Diversity is a strength and we value the fresh perspectives, creative ideas and connections that flow from bringing together people with different backgrounds. We seek to create a welcoming, supportive environment in which all can flourish.
We deliver best when working in teams
We know we deliver best when working as a team rather than as individuals operating alone. Being a great colleague and working efficiently and effectively with our clients and other stakeholders around the world to achieve the right outcome is crucial to our success. We welcome feedback from others on how we are doing.
We think and work globally
We are one partnership
We are one partnership across the world, sharing the risk and rewards of our business and with an over-riding duty to bequeath the firm in better shape than we inherited it.
We have a ‘one-firm’ mindset
We don’t just say we are one firm; we act like one firm right across the world. We bring together the knowledge, experience and energy of the whole firm to help our clients. We encourage, support and share in the success of all our colleagues.
We work seamlessly across borders
We work wherever our clients need us. This is how we define ourselves, not by reference to where we have offices. Cross-border work isn’t just what we do, it is what we excel at. We understand what it really takes to work across different legal systems and commercial environments and to bridge language and cultural gaps.
We aim to add value in everything we do
We want our clients to succeed
We are passionate about helping our clients achieve their goals, however ambitious and no matter how many obstacles they face. Our clients’ challenges are our challenges and we’ll do whatever it takes to help them in the right way to achieve the best possible outcome.
We are creative and innovative and enjoy finding the best way to do things
We use our knowledge, intellectual rigour and experience to help clients make judgements and achieve their aims. We have the creativity to find innovative solutions to difficult challenges and explain them simply. We have a long history but are a modern business, open to new ways of working, so that we give clients an ever more efficient and effective service.
We aim to make a positive contribution to the communities in which we work
Through our work for our clients, the value we contribute every day by our pro bono work and volunteering and our ethical and responsible business practices, we seek to make a real and positive difference to the world around us.
Working at Freshfields
If you think the firm might be a good fit for you, visit our careers page.