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Hunton & Williams, LLP > Firm Details


New York
200 Park Avenue, 
New York City, New York - 10166



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Hunton & Williams, LLP’s clients include many of the largest international corporations, financial institutions, and government agencies. The firm is dedicated to providing the highest quality legal services in an effort to achieve the best possible results for its clients. Junior associates work on diverse matters, and thus receive a lot of early hands-on experience. Associates are given excellent support and technology resources to maximize their efficiency, and they receive substantial training, mentoring, and feedback on their performance. This fast-paced, mid-sized Virginia law firm focuses on corporate and finance, administrative law, and litigation matters. Attorneys at this firm are also actively involved in their communities, for the firm expects all of its lawyers to perform substantial pro bono legal services each year and each lawyer’s pro bono efforts are considered during the firm’s annual review to determine compensation and advancement.

Law Firm Salaries

Firm location 1st Year 2nd year 3rd Year 4th Year 5th Year 6th Year 7th Year 8th Year Summer Associate
Atlanta $115,000 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A $2,211/week
Knoxville $115,000 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A $2,211/week
Norfolk $115,000 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A $2,211/week
Raleigh $115,000 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A $2,211/week
Richmond $115,000 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A $2,211/week
Charlotte $117,500 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A $2,260/week
Dallas $135,000 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A $2,600/week
Houston $135,000 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A $2,600/week
McLean $135,000 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A $2,600/week
Washington $135,000 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A $2,600/week
Miami $125,000 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A $2,400/week
New York $145,000 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A $2,800/week

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Overall Review:  Richmond is certainly below radar, and that is a difficulty H&W has in recruiting people to come here over larger cities. However, it is the home office and, at least in the corporate group, is where the action is. For being in a smaller town there is a surprising national practice in securities and M&A. My only comparison is having worked in big law in Atlanta for 3 years. The firm has not jumped on the salary increase bandwagon yet, but this seems inevitable and likely will happen at the end of its fiscal year (3/31).

Most young law grads want to be in the bigger cities (I don't blame them. See prior reference to Atlanta). When it comes time to examine cost of living, where you might want to raise a family and present/future benefits (H&W is equity at 7 1/2 years), this firm's Richmond office might be worth a look.

However, like anywhere, it's still a law firm.

New York City 

Firm Culture:  Stuffy, southern culture. Everything is dictated by the Richmond office since the majority of the partners are located in Richmond.
Work & Hours: Work assignments are ok - more stress on billing than on quality work.
Salary & Benefits:  They claim to pay market salaries, but not quite.
The Interview process:  Standard.
Overall Impression:  Nice people, poor management.

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Hunton & Williams LLP is pleased to announce the expansion of its firmwide litigation practice with the addition of Ken Bell, as partner, and Jack Knight and Brian Cromwell, as counsel, in its Charlotte, North Carolina office. The three join the law firm’s white collar criminal defense and special investigations practice. Most recently with Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw, they were veteran federal prosecutors before joining private practice. Bell received national recognition as the prosecutor who fought to win America’s first-ever conviction for terrorist financing.

“We are delighted that Ken, Jack and Brian have joined the firm,” said Wally Martinez, managing partner of Hunton & Williams. “This is a significant addition to our national litigation practice. These seasoned trial lawyers will add depth and breadth to our expanding white collar criminal defense practice. I am particularly pleased that Ken has agreed to play a significant leadership role in our national white collar and special investigations practice.” “Ken is a superb litigator and has developed a strong network of white collar criminal defense lawyers,” added Tom Cottingham, managing partner of the Charlotte office. “His experience in high-stakes investigations—such as his role in the 2002 conviction of a Hezbollah cell in Charlotte—provides him an in-depth understanding of the challenges facing our clients.”

The white collar and special investigations practice at Hunton & Williams covers a broad spectrum of white collar cases, including environmental criminal and regulatory enforcement actions; health care fraud; internal and government investigations; public and private corruption, bribery, and kickback schemes; tax violations; money laundering; computerrelated criminality; financial, banking, and securities laws violations; U.S. Customs investigations into dumping, undervaluation, high technology transfer, and smuggling; Foreign Corrupt Practice Act violations; international and domestic fraud Atlanta • Bangkok • Beijing • Brussels • Charlotte • Dallas • Houston • Knoxville • London • McLean • Miami • New York • Norfolk • Raleigh • Richmond • Singapore • Washington © 2006 Hunton & Williams LLP. These materials have been prepared for informational purposes only and are not legal advice. This information is not intended to create an attorney-client or similar relationship. Please do not send us confidential information. Past successes cannot be an assurance of future success. Whether you need legal services and which lawyer you select are important decisions that should not be based solely upon these materials. schemes of every type; RICO proceedings; and espionage and terrorism cases.

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Kenneth D. Bell focuses his practice on white collar criminal matters, internal and government investigations, including commercial and financial investigations and anti-money laundering, RICO and cases before the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. Before joining private practice, he served 17 years as a prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Charlotte, the last 10 as First Assistant United States Attorney overseeing prosecution of all federal criminal offenses and civil enforcement in 32 western counties. He has received awards and citations from the Department of Justice, FBI, DEA, U.S. Secret Service, U.S. Customs Service, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and the IRS. Bell received his undergraduate and law degrees from Wake Forest University.
Bell gained national recognition for the 2002 conviction of a Hezbollah terrorist cell in Charlotte, uniquely obtaining convictions for providing support to a terrorist organization, RICO, money laundering and conspiracy. The ring, which sold $7.5 million in contraband cigarettes, also arranged for the delivery of military equipment, such as mine detection gear, blasting equipment and night-vision goggles, to Hezbollah. One of the defendants was sentenced in 2003 to 155 years in prison. Bell successfully introduced wire tap records from the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, the first and only time such records have been used in a U.S. court. For his groundbreaking work, he was honored with the prestigious U.S. Attorney General John Marshall Award for Trial of Litigation and with a special commendation from the Director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS).

Jack M. Knight Jr. has served as lead counsel in numerous federal and state investigations and trials, including more than 50 heard by a jury. His practice focuses on white collar defense, internal investigations and corporate compliance. The former federal and state lawyer was a prosecutor in the capital murder trial of former NFL player Rae Carruth. He also served as supervisor for the Anti-Terrorism Task Force and Anti- Terrorism Advisory Council for the Western District of North Carolina. The former president of the Mecklenburg County Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Section received his undergraduate degree from UNC-Chapel Hill and his law degree from American University.

Brian Cromwell’s principal areas of practice are white collar criminal defense, corporate compliance planning, government and internal corporate investigations and cybercrime defense. He is a former assistant district attorney and assistant United States attorney, with substantial trial experience in a variety of matters. He received his undergraduate degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University and his law degree from Fordham University School of Law. Prior to attending law school, Cromwell gained valuable experience as an analyst for a Fortune 100 company and a tax consultant for one of the “Big Eight” accounting firms, which sparked his practical and legal insight into complex corporate criminal issues.

Primary Practice Areas

Antitrust, Bankruptcy, Intellectual Property and Litigation, Capital Markets Debt and Equity Financings, Asset Securitization and M&As, Energy, Leasing and Project Finance, Both Domestic and International, Environmental, Insurance and Reinsurance, Labor and Employment and Tax.

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