History

We provide clients with unique insight at the point where law, business and government meet, giving them a voice, supporting their ambitions and achieving successful outcomes. We have grown to become one of the world’s strongest law firms through a unique mix of organic growth to match our clients’ needs, plus astute combinations to bring additional local insight, skills and opportunities.

Today, we have a global team of more than 2,600, including more than 1,500 partners and lawyers.

Present-2001

2018

Squire Patton Boggs opens an office in Atlanta.

2016
Squire Patton Boggs and Carroll Burdick & McDonough combine.
2014

One of the world’s most comprehensive legal platforms is created when Patton Boggs and Squire Sanders combine.

2012

Patton Boggs establishes an affiliation with the Khalid Al-Thebity Law Firm in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

2012

Squire Sanders opens offices in Singapore, and Seoul, Republic of Korea, as well as Darwin and Sydney, Australia.

2011
Squire Sanders further expands its significant presence in the fast-growing Asia Pacific market with the addition of 80 lawyers from the Perth-based partnership of Minter Ellison.
2011
Hammonds and Squire, Sanders & Dempsey combine.
2008

Patton Boggs opens offices in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

2006
Squire, Sanders & Dempsey establishes a Frankfurt office and doubles the number of lawyers based in the London office.
2005
Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, already having one of the strongest Central and Eastern European legal practices, adds an office in Warsaw.
2005
Squire, Sanders & Dempsey adds offices in Santo Domingo and West Palm Beach through the acquisition of Steel Hector & Davis LLP.
2004
Squire, Sanders & Dempsey opens its Shanghai office, expanding regional coverage in China to three offices.
2003
Hammonds opens an office in Madrid.
2001
Squire, Sanders & Dempsey establishes offices in Tampa and Northern Virginia.

2003
Patton Boggs opens its Doha office.
2001
Hammonds opens offices in Hong Kong, Berlin and Paris.

2000-1992

2000
Squire, Sanders & Dempsey adds California, Tokyo and Beijing offices with the acquisition of Graham & James, effectively making the firm one of the longest tenured US law firms in Japan.
1998

Squire, Sanders & Dempsey’s first Asia Pacific office opens in Hong Kong.

2000

Hammonds acquires its Birmingham, UK, office.

1999
Squire, Sanders & Dempsey opens its Cincinnati office.
1997
Squire, Sanders & Dempsey opens an office in Houston.
1995

Squire, Sanders & Dempsey’s office in Moscow is opened.

1993

Hammonds opens an office in Manchester.

1992
Squire, Sanders & Dempsey broadens its European presence with the establishment of offices in London.
1992
Patton Boggs opens its Dallas office.

1991-1963

1991
Hammonds opens an office in London.
1991

Squire, Sanders & Dempsey expands in Europe with offices in Budapest and Bratislava.

1990
Squire, Sanders & Dempsey becomes one of the first US law firms to establish a permanent presence in Eastern Europe, opening an office in Prague.
1974
Squire, Sanders & Dempsey opens a Brussels office.
1990

Hammonds opens its Brussels office.

1974-1982
Squire, Sanders & Dempsey continues its US expansion with office openings in Columbus, Miami, Phoenix and New York.

1962-1886

1962
Patton Boggs is founded in Washington DC, US.
1890
Squire, Sanders & Dempsey is founded in Cleveland, Ohio, US.
1886
Albert Victor Hammond opens his law firm in industrial Bradford, Yorkshire, UK.