Patterson Belknap looks for intellectually curious, engaging, collaborative people who desire early responsibility and are highly motivated to solve complex legal problems. We hire new associates directly from judicial clerkships or, on occasion, following law school graduation. Please explore further to decide if you are interested in considering us a professional home.
From Vault Guide to Top 100 Law Firms 2017:
"This is a great place to practice law. Associate satisfaction is high. Lots of pro bono work. Substantive paid work in sophisticated legal matters. Everyone is treated respectfully. It is big law, but it's a very reasonable place to be."
From Chambers Associate 2016 – 2017:
“People feel like ‘respected professionals’ rather than ‘billable hours machines.’ Having all the firm’s lawyers under one roof definitely helps the atmosphere.”