Hale and Dorr was a law firm headquartered in Boston, with offices around the world. The firm had nearly 500 lawyers representing clients in all major commercial areas. The firm offered its clients corporate law services and broad expertise with the legal issues surrounding electronic commerce and the Internet. The firm used to regularly counsel clients on critical e-commerce matters. Other specialty practice areas included real estate, environmental, tax, mutual funds, project finance, labor and bankruptcy. Hale and Dorr was acquired by Wilmer Cutler Pickering on June 1, 2004.