Our Washington, D.C. office, led by William Shawn, represents local, national, and international clientele in sophisticated commercial and related matters throughout the United States.

A major component of our Washington, D.C., practice is lobbying, legislative and government affairs. We offer our clients assistance and counsel in monitoring pending legislation, facilitating the passage of legislation, and securing Congressional or Executive Branch assistance.

Our Washington office also coordinates legislative activities with lobbying practice counterparts in London and Brussels to offer our clients a unique presence in three of the world’s most significant capitals.

Our lawyers also provide commercial litigation, arbitration and dispute resolution representation to U.S.-based and international companies in a wide variety of practice areas, including:

  • Antitrust and competition law
  • Franchise issues
  • Intellectual property disputes
  • Unfair competition
  • Constitutional and tax matters against state and local governments
  • Issues before U.S. government agencies
  • Corporate and other entity formation and structuring
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Joint ventures, licenses, and franchising
  • Executive-level agreements and related issues
  • Financing and venture capital issues
ShawnCoulson Washington D.C. office

Washington D.C.

1320 19th Street NW
Suite 601
Washington D.C. 20036
United States of America

Telephone: +1 202 331 7900
Facsimile: +1 202 664 8383
E mail:


Bedford House
21a John Street
London WC1N 2BF
United Kingdom

Telephone: +44 (0)207 400 7770
Facsimile: +44 (0)207 400 7799
E mail:


Avenue Brigade Piron 132

Belgium 1080

Telephone: +32 (0)2 413 00 30
Facsimile: +32 (0)2 413 00 40
E mail: