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556 STEPTOE & JOHNSON LLP FUN FACTS “All renovated offices, including assistant/ secretary cubicles, will be equipped with standing desks!” n n n “The vice chair and chairman are both named Phil, and are known as ‘The Phils.’” • “Partnership is attainable at the firm. Every year, the firm promotes a healthy group of associates to partner. Promotion to of counsel is also readily attainable, and the firm is open to promoting counsel to partners once they establish a book of business.” • “Promotion to partner is realistic in my group but of counsel is also an option. We can exit to in-house or government with firm assistance.” Pro Bono Commitment • “Commitment is substantial. I’ve worked on a landlord tenant case and a criminal case.” • “I drafted an appeal regarding a prisoner’s rights case. I am working on a petition for habeas corpus for a death row inmate. The firm as a whole is very committed to pro bono; however, while some partners are very into it, others do not want to see a lot of pro bono work as it means it is time that could be spent doing billable work.” • “I work on pro bono projects that allow me to gain skills I can use for my billable clients.” • “The pro bono coordinator here is excellent at finding interesting pro bono projects for all interested attorneys, and is open to accepting ideas from associates. Pro bono has a very active presence at the firm.” Diversity Efforts • “White women are well-represented, including in the partnership. Recruiting is doing a great job of bringing in a lot more diverse classes, but the partnership is still largely straight white men. Like many firms, a lot of lip service is paid to diversity, but unconscious bias is everywhere.” • “The firm has few openly LGBT members but has relaunched its LGBT affinity group and has indicated that it takes increasing diversity in all aspects very seriously.” • “The firm makes a concerted effort to recruit women, ethnic minorities, LGBT attorneys, and those with disabilities. From personal experience, I can say it does a great job specifically of incorporating disabled attorneys into the firm.” • “The firm just relaunched its LGBT-pride initiative, so I am curious to see what will be done as a result.”
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PRESTIGE RANKING 557 Visit for more on Bryan Cave, including the firm’s Diversity Report. BRYAN CAVE LLP 73 One Metropolitan Square 211 North Broadway Suite 3600 St. Louis, MO 63102 (314) 259-2000 LOCATIONS St. Louis, MO (HQ) • Atlanta, GA • Boulder, CO • Charlotte, NC • Chicago, IL • Colorado Springs, CO • Dallas, TX • Denver, CO • Irvine, CA • Jefferson City, MO • Kansas City, MO • Los Angeles, CA • Miami, FL • New York, NY • Phoenix, AZ • San Francisco, CA • Washington, DC Frankfurt • Hamburg • Hong Kong • London • Paris • Shanghai MAJOR DEPARTMENTS & PRACTICES Agribusiness and Food • Antitrust/US Trade • Appellate • Aviation, Aerospace & Defense • Bankruptcy, Restructuring
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