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.