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We have a firm wide initiative for women empower that

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so diversity is difficult to achieve in patent law. We have a firm-wide initiative for women (EMPOWER) that encourages internal networking and support.” • “Very few women among the litigation equity partner ranks.”
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551 FISH & RICHARDSON P.C. Vault Guide to the Top 100 Law Firms, 2018 Edition FISH & RICHARDSON P.C. FUN FACTS “We’re a very historic firm; we represented inventors ranging from Edison to the Wright brothers.” n n n “We are the largest IP firm in the world.”
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PRESTIGE RANKING © 2017 Vault.com Inc. 552 Visit vault.com for more on Steptoe, including details on the firm’s pro bono program. 72 STEPTOE & JOHNSON LLP 1330 Connecticut Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20036 (202) 429-3000 LOCATIONS Washington, DC (HQ) • Chicago, IL • Los Angeles, CA • New York, NY • Palo Alto, CA • Phoenix, AZ London • Brussels • Beijing MAJOR DEPARTMENTS & PRACTICES Compliance, Investigations, Trade & Enforcement Anti-Corruption, Anti-Money Laundering, Export Control, Sanctions, CFIUS, Customs, National & Homeland Security, Immigration • Antitrust • Government Contracts • International Trade • White Collar & Securities Enforcement Litigation Commercial • ERISA Investigations & Litigation and Labor & Employment • Insurance, Reinsurance & Professional Liability • Intellectual Property Regulatory & Legislative Energy • Environmental • Government Affairs & Public Policy • Telecom & Technology • Transportation Tax, Transactions and Private Client Corporate • Property • Tax & Private Client THE STATS No. of attorneys: 479 No. of offices: 9 Chair: Philip R. West Hiring Partners: Kendall Enyard & Patrick Linehan UPPERS • “Substantive experience” • “Culture is outstanding” • “Lean staffing on cases” DOWNERS • “Bonuses are weak” • “Lack of transparency” • “Evaluation procedures are unclear” NOTABLE PERKS • “New offices.” • “Tuesday night basketball.” SURVEY SNAPSHOT Among our survey respondents at Steptoe: • 68% were junior associates, 21% were mid-level associates, and 9% were senior associates. • 67% were former summer associates, 17% were hired as lateral associates, and 10% were hired during or after a clerkship. 60% plan to make partner, 3% plan to move in-house, and 7% plan to lateral to another firm. • Georgetown, American University, Harvard, and George Washington were the most represented schools. BASE SALARY (2017) Washington, DC 1st year: $180,000 Summer associate: $ 3,465 /week EMPLOYMENT CONTACT Maria Lawton Legal Recruiting Coordinator (202) 429-3000 [email protected]
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553 Vault Guide to the Top 100 Law Firms, 2018 Edition STEPTOE & JOHNSON LLP THE SCOOP Steptoe & Johnson LLP got its start representing the airline industry, as well as pipelines, railroads, and foreign companies whose assets had been seized during World War II. Today, the firm serves as counsel to a number of blue-chip clients and is routinely ranked among the top firms for international trade, insurance, tax, intellectual property, energy, white- collar criminal defense litigation and evolving Internet law, including “open Internet” policies, privacy, law enforcement and cybersecurity.
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