Biographies

With 1,100 attorneys located in 11 offices in the world’s leading centers of finance, business, technology and government, Ropes & Gray provides clients with the highest quality legal advice wherever their business and legal needs may arise. Our attorneys, who come from diverse backgrounds in both the private and public sectors, offer clients deep knowledge and rich experience across industries, disciplines and geographies.

Featured Attorneys

  • Laurel FitzPatrick

    Head of the firm’s hedge funds practice, Laurel has extensive experience structuring and advising a wide range of hedge funds and other private funds.

  • J. Steven Baughman

    Steve recently won a ruling from the U.S. PTO in the first-ever covered business method review trial, created by the America Invents Act.

  • Keith H. Wofford

    Keith, based in New York, focuses on bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, primarily acting on behalf of investment funds specializing in distressed debt.

  • Michael G. Doherty

    Based in New York, Michael focuses his practice on the representation of asset managers, and his practice spans a wide variety of products.

  • Leslie M. Spencer

    Leslie’s practice focuses on intellectual property litigation and counseling in the electrical, computer and mechanical arts.

  • Douglas H. Meal

    A seasoned trial lawyer, Doug represents clients targeted by litigation and government investigations stemming from data security breaches.

  • Diane B. Patrick

    Diane has more than 30 years of experience advising employers on labor matters; she is chair of the firm’s diversity committee.

  • Leo P. Arnaboldi III

    Based in New York, Leo advises clients on tax aspects of M&A transactions and represents placement agents of private equity funds.