In 1998, our firm opened its doors with a handful of lawyers doing superlative work for leading-edge communications and technology clients. The lawyers of HWG deliberately set out to run our firm differently. While the big law firms were busy merging and hiring business consultants, we focused on our clients rather than our profits—and in the process, we quietly established ourselves as a nationally recognized communications and information technology law firm.
After gaining prominence in the field of communications regulation, we steadily entered other practice areas in which we saw the same potential for excellence. Our criminal defense practice is extensive and aggressive, and our trial litigation group handles civil matters from investigation and fact gathering through trial. The attorneys in our Supreme Court and appellate practice have argued dozens of cases before the Supreme Court, and routinely handle major appeals before federal and state appellate courts. Our legislative practice includes attorneys who have worked for Members of Congress on both sides of the aisle, and have served as senior officials in the executive branch and at the FCC. Our international trade, investment, and national security practice has achieved many firsts in matters involving regulation of foreign investment, transactions with foreign-policy and national-security components, and technology exports. Our energy practice, led by former senior officials at the Department of Energy, provides guidance and representation to the largest and most well-known companies in the sector. Our legal ethics practice is routinely rated as one of the very best around.