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Entry-level Private Client Partner with estate planning experience

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Date Posted: Jul 23, 2017

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Heller Ehrman, LLP > Firm Details


New York
7 Times Square, 
New York, New York - 10036



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Heller Ehrman is a large, full-service, international law firm that is committed to excellence, teamwork, and community service. The firm actively encourages participation and open dialogue among associates, and this leads to a collegial spirit throughout the firm. Shareholders and associates have the opportunity to participate in the firmís governance as it is guided by a consensus-based management style. The firm is governed by a policy committee, which considers and approves matters most vital to the firm, such as practice development, budget and major capital expenditures, strategic proposals for the addition of lateral partners or new offices, associate compensation, and firm billing rates. Lawyers at this firm strive to balance client interests with important individual and community values. This firm is well known for the quality and breadth of its pro bono legal practice, serving indigent clients and a variety of community and nonprofit organizations in litigation and other legal matters. This is a large firm that works hard to serve its clients and maintain a homogeneous, family-like environment.

Law Firm Salaries

Firm location 1st Year 2nd year 3rd Year 4th Year 5th Year 6th Year 7th Year 8th Year Summer Associate
Bay Area Northern California $135,000 $145,000 $155,000 $170,000 $190,000 $200,000 $210,000 N/A $2,400/week
Southern California Offices $135,000 $145,000 $155,000 $170,000 $190,000 $200,000 $210,000 N/A $2,400/week
Most Offices $135,000 $145,000 $155,000 $170,000 $190,000 $200,000 $210,000 N/A $2,600/week

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Firm Culture:  Fear-ruled, deceptive, secretive,stiff, smug, delusionally "superior", amateur-managed snakepit. Publicly pretends to care about pro bono (e.g., by bullying local charitable organizations into putting firm partners on their boards) while privately telling associates not to do any if they value their careers.
Work & Hours: Desperately wants the big, high-profile cases and clients but, with the exception of the antitrust group, doesn't have the firepower to get them.
Salary & Benefits:  Like any big firm.
The Interview process:  Deceptive. Numerous associates feel they were sold a bill of goods.
Overall Impression:  The firm is run by a bunch of coddled, self-satisfied, inexperienced liars. Run, don't walk.

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Primary Practice Areas

Including Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Finance, Cross-Border Transactions, Tax, Commercial Litigation, Bankruptcy, Insurance Recovery, Labor and Employment, Intellectual Property, Real Estate, Antitrust, Securities Regulatory and White Collar Criminal Defense.

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