Get to Know Us

Our People
  • More than 2,000 lawyers located in the world’s major business and financial centers
  • 55 languages spoken
  • Celebrated our firm’s 75th anniversary in 2009
Our Practice
Feedback and Career Guidance 
  • One-on-one conferences twice a year with an Associates Committee member, where supervisor reviews are discussed and read verbatim to each associate
  • Associates provide confidential reviews of their supervisors — with a 95 percent participation rate
  • Annual “Best Supervisors List” recognizes outstanding associate, counsel and partner supervisors
Training and Mentoring
  • Every first year and lateral associate automatically paired with a mentor
  • Daily firm-wide training programs and on-demand video library of 900+ programs
  • Intensive training academies at every stage of an associate’s career: Summer Academy; First, Third and Fifth Year Academies; New Partner Academy
Managing the Work-Life Juggle
  • 18 weeks of paid maternity and adoptive leave for primary caregivers
  • Subsidized back-up childcare near every US office
  • Reduced pace schedule available for associates, with reduced pace coordinators to offer guidance
  • Option for reduced pace schedule upon returning from parental leave — no questions asked
  • Recognized as one of the “Best Law Firms for Women” by Working Mother magazine (2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013)
Achieving Flexibility through Technology
  • Lightweight high-performance notebook computer
  • Dual monitor set-up
  • Support for personal smartphones (iOS, Android and Windows devices) or firm-provided BlackBerry 10 device
  • Remote office phone capability
  • Telepresence and high-definition videoconferencing for remote collaboration
  • 24x7 technology support
Pro Bono and Community Service
  • At the forefront of law firm pro bono with a deep commitment and tradition
  • Signatory to Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge
  • Billable hour credit given for pro bono work, with no cap
  • In 2013 alone, we provided almost 191,000 hours of pro bono legal services, valued at approximately US$102.5 million
  • Extensive community service program including our 75th anniversary (and beyond) “Moving Forward by Giving Back” initiative
Women Enriching Business (WEB)
  • Firm women’s initiative that promotes business relationships among women and invests in the long-term success of women
  • More than 100 events held in last two years throughout US, Europe, the Middle East and Asia
  • Global initiative coordinated by a 25-member WEB Advisory Board
  • Outreach to more than 7,000 women leaders around the world through WEB events
Sustainable Measures and Recycling Tactics (SMART)
  • Global efforts to reduce the firm’s environmental impact, conserve natural resources and energy, and operate in a sustainable and cost-effective manner
  • Local SMART teams in each office
  • Recent achievements include introduction of duplex printing settings, 30 percent post-consumer waste paper worldwide, electronic forms, sustainable kitchen supplies and significant reductions in paper usage