Why Patterson Belknap?
“I came to Patterson because of the firm's reputation for developing well-rounded, excellent trial lawyers. Patterson invests in me and challenges me every day. I have never looked back.”
“Patterson lawyers are defined by passion for legal practice and compassion for people. I was looking for a firm where attorneys are excited by diverse intellectual challenges and committed to their clients and each other. Patterson is that place.”
Several of our practices are at the forefront of their fields, whether it’s our elite litigation department, the cross-border transaction team or the tax-exempt organizations group.
Professional Development & Associate Satisfaction
Our professional development initiatives are led by our Chief People, Diversity and Professional Development Officer, Michelle Cohen, who rose through the associate ranks at the Firm to become a litigation partner.
Patterson Belknap has frequently been ranked among the top New York City-based firms in The American Lawyer’s “Midlevel Associate Satisfaction” survey and ranked #3 among firms nationwide in the newly-released 2020 Vault Guide To The Top 100 Law Firms for “Associate/Partner Relations". Our associates consistently say that Patterson Belknap offers them more substantive responsibility, client contact and interaction with partners than they likely would find elsewhere.
100% of our attorneys participate in pro bono projects and we have ranked near the top of The American Lawyer’s pro bono survey every year since its inception in 1999. Patterson Belknap is also ranked #1 for Pro Bono in the 2020 Vault Guide To The Top 100 Law Firms.
We have one location, in New York, in order to foster and maintain a successful collaborative culture that continues to benefit our clients, our attorneys and our staff.
We attract a wide array of judicial clerks, particularly those who want to hit the ground running at the trial and appellate levels. 70% of our litigation associates have clerked. Patterson Belknap is ranked #1 for Integration of Laterals/Clerks in the 2020 Vault Guide To The Top 100 Law Firms.