A singular firm focused on relationships, expertise, innovation and collaboration
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner focuses all of its energy and efforts on providing the best possible legal representation to further our clients’ interests. It is built on a unique "one firm" structure and philosophy, whereby our lawyers collaborate to bring the best skills and talent in the firm to support our clients in corporate transactions, in the courtroom and in helping to solve the complex business challenges facing their organizations across industries and geographic boundaries.
Throughout our long history, we have built substantial and enduring relationships with our clients. We take the time to understand our clients’ businesses, work as partners to help them address challenges and capitalize on opportunities, and deliver legal advice that provides the greatest benefit to them.
Whether we are working on a multibillion dollar deal, a multimillion dollar dispute or a pro bono matter, at the heart of everything we do is a set of core values that defines who we are and pushes us to become a better version of ourselves.
Firm founded as King, Phillips & Stewart in St. Louis, Mo., in a building across the street from the current St. Louis office.
Merger results in Stewart, Bryan, Christie & Williams. In 1916, P. Taylor Bryan's name becomes first in the firm title, where it remains to this day.
Rhodes Cave joins the firm, which then becomes Bryan, Williams & Cave.
Firm takes on as client a "poor Scotsman with just a little 'bitty' aviation company" and has served it since its founding. That little company was McDonnell Aircraft Company, now The Boeing Company.
As it begins its second 100 years, Bryan Cave has become a strong regional law firm with 52 lawyers in St. Louis. Creation of Executive Committee and Managing Partner position revolutionizes how firm handles its "law business".
First office outside St. Louis is opened in Washington, D.C., to enhance growing legislative practice. Offices in Los Angeles and New York follow.
London office opens.
Expansion to the west and southwest. Firm opens offices in Phoenix and Kansas City.
Firm chosen to represent the government of Kuwait in the preparation, submission and prosecution of its claims of more than $100 billion against the state of Iraq arising out of the invasion and occupation of Kuwait.
Asia presence established in Hong Kong and Shanghai.
Firm lawyers represent client in multiple $100+ million mergers and acquisitions.
Client Bob Costas emcees firm's 125 year anniversary celebration in nationwide simulcast.
Chicago office opens.
Bryan Cave and New York-based Robinson Silverman Pearce Aronsohn & Berman merge, substantially enhancing the firm’s presence in New York.
Firm establishes office in southern Illinois to assist clients with class action, product liability and commercial litigation matters in Madison and St. Clair Counties in Illinois.
Expansion in the European Union with the opening of our Hamburg office.
San Francisco office opens.
Continued expansion in the European Union with the opening of our Paris office.
Bryan Cave and Atlanta-based Powell Goldstein merge, creating new offices in Atlanta, Charlotte and Dallas.
Frankfurt office opens.
Bryan Cave and Denver-based Holme Roberts & Owen (HRO) merge, adding new offices in Denver, Boulder and Colorado Springs.
Bryan Cave establishes office in Miami.
Bryan Cave combines with London-based Berwin Leighton Paisner to form Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, expanding the firm's global reach and breadth of services.