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Based in the nation's capital, Zuckerman Spaeder is a litigation boutique focused primarily on civil litigation, regulatory matters, and white collar defense and investigations. The firm’s attorneys are known for navigating high-stakes disputes and coming to the aid of high-profile officials in hot water. Beyond its client work, the firm also runs the blog Suits by Suits—covering employment disputes related to companies and their executives.

Firm Stats


Total No. Attorneys (2021)


Featured Rankings

Top 150 Under 150...


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Major Office Locations

Washington, DC (HQ)...


Major Practice Areas

Business Litigation...

About the Firm

Prestigious DC-based litigation boutique Zuckerman Spaeder’s location in the capital is good for business, namely its primary practice areas of civil litigation, regulatory and compliance, counseling, and white-collar and investigations. With additional locations in New York, Baltimore and Tampa, the firm’s attorneys are known for navigating high-stakes, high-profile litigation and coming to the aid of high-profile officials in hot water.

A Litigation Boutique to be Reckoned With

Zuckerman Spaeder was founded in1975 in Washington, DC, by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Herbert Better, Roger C. Spaeder, and Roger E. Zuckerman. The litigation boutique’s tradition of engaging talented lawyers continues today. The firm does not have a summer associate program, and instead seeks top proven talent—...

Why Work Here

Why Zuckerman Spaeder?

Zuckerman Spaeder enjoys a reputation as one of the nation’s premier litigation firms. We have earned this reputation by successfully managing high stakes litigation disputes for over four decades. We are known for our trial skill and for our ability to work effectively outside the courtroom to advance our clients’ positions with prosecutors, regulators, and opposing counsel. We pursue cutting edge legal theories and find creative solutions to complex legal problems. When the stakes are highest, clients count on Zuckerman Spaeder.