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• “I have noticed a conscious effort to promote diversity in our corporate group, but we are not as successful as I would like to be in hiring and retaining ethnically and racially diverse candidates, despite offers extended. We have a firm wide diversity chair who is outstanding at organizing diversity- oriented events and initiatives, and I get the sense that the firm appreciates and values diversity, and would like to continue investing in a more diverse group of attorneys.” • “While the firm has been very vocal about its efforts to create work-friendly environments for women and minorities, the profile of the average partner and senior associate in my practice area tells a different story.”
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399 BAKER BOTTS LLP Vault Guide to the Top 100 Law Firms, 2018 Edition BAKER BOTTS LLP FUN FACTS “The history of the firm dates back to before Texas was a state.” n n n “George W. Bush worked in the mail room.”
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© 2017 Vault.com Inc. 400 PRESTIGE RANKING Visit vault.com for more on King & Spalding, including details on the firm’s pro bono program. KING & SPALDING 46 1180 Peachtree Street Atlanta, GA 30309 (404) 572-4600 LOCATIONS Atlanta, GA • Austin, TX • Charlotte, NC • Houston, TX • Los Angeles, CA • New York, NY • San Francisco, CA • Palo Alto, CA • Washington, DC Abu Dhabi • Dubai • Frankfurt • Geneva • London • Moscow • Paris • Riyadh (affiliate) • Singapore • Tokyo MAJOR DEPARTMENTS & PRACTICES Climate Change • Corporate/Transactional • Energy & Natural Resources • Financial Institutions • Global Islamic Finance & Investment • Global Finance • Government & Regulatory • Healthcare • Intellectual Property • International • Litigation & Disputes • Pharmaceutical/Biotechnology/ Medical Devices • Real Estate • Telecommunications THE STATS No. of attorneys: 1,005 No. of offices: 19 Chairman: Robert D. Hays Jr. Recruiting Chairs: Robert K. Woo (Atlanta); Brad Thompson (Austin); Brandt Leibe (Houston); Mark V. Thigpen (Charlotte); Peter Strotz (Los Angeles); Andrew C. Hruska (New York); Donald F. Zimmer (San Francisco); Timothy T. Scott (Silicon Valley); John Fontham (Washington, DC) NOTABLE PERKS • “18 weeks paid maternity leave, 6 weeks paid paternity leave.” • “Our team has a pool table, lounge, flat screen, shuffleboard table, and beer fridge.” UPPERS • “Work is sophisticated and complex” • “Collaboration among offices” • “Prestige” DOWNERS • “Long hours” • “Lack of transparency about compensation or firm direction” • “High billable hour expectation” SURVEY SNAPSHOT Among our survey respondents at King & Spalding: • 36% were junior associates, 39% were mid-level associates, and 25% were senior associates. • 40% were former summer associates, 47% were hired as lateral associates, and 6% were hired during or after a clerkship.
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