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• “The partner track is competitive, but not unattainable. There are also a number of counsels at the firm, who seem to enjoy their work. I’ve been at the firm too short a period of time to have really considered this deeply, however.” • “Promotion to partnership for associates working outside of NYC is much more difficult and less realistic that the same associate would have if they worked in NY.” • “Trump has been great for our firm. Partnership is very realistic and there are other non-partner track avenues. Also, many go on to other places. I think what makes us stand apart is becoming partner is not an impossibility.” • “I think that promotion to partner is realistic. The firm often promotes from within.” Pro Bono Commitment • “There is a partner and counsel assigned to coordinating pro bono assignments, and there is always pro bono work available if you seek it out. It is across a wide variety of areas (domestic violence, immigration, criminal appeals), and many juniors in particular work regularly on pro bono assignments.” • “The partner who administers our pro bono program is extremely committed, and does a wonderful job. I have
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703 Vault Guide to the Top 100 Law Firms, 2018 Edition KASOWITZ BENSON TORRES LLP “We have cake day once a month.” FUN FACT KASOWITZ BENSON TORRES LLP worked on a very interesting case with the Legal Aid Society recently.” • “Pro bono emails go out almost daily and it completely counts to your billable. People have billed 400+ hours to pro bono matters and have only been applauded.” • “Pro bono is strongly encouraged and 100% of the hours completed count toward the billable hour requirement.” Diversity Efforts • “I believe this office and the firm as a whole works very hard to hire and involve women, minorities and LGBT individuals at this office and in the firm as a whole. Maternity leave is generous and your billable hours are prorated when you take it. I do not believe that the firm does enough to promote women to of counsel or partnership positions in the outlying office.” • “There is a women’s initiatives committee.”
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PRESTIGE RANKING © 2017 Vault.com Inc. 704 Visit vault.com for more on Ballard Spahr, including the firm’s Diversity Report. 1735 Market Street 51st Floor Philadelphia, PA 19103 (215) 665-8500 LOCATIONS Atlanta, GA • Baltimore, MD • Boulder, CO • Denver, CO • Wilmington, DE • Las Vegas, NV • Los Angeles, CA • Cherry Hill, NJ • New York, NY • Philadelphia, PA • Phoenix, AZ • Salt Lake City, UT • Washington, DC BALLARD SPAHR LLP 100 MAJOR DEPARTMENTS & PRACTICES Antitrust • Appellate • Bankruptcy, Reorganization and Capital Recovery • Business and Finance (EB-5 • Investment Management • Mergers and Acquisitions/Private Equity • Securities • Transactional Finance) • Class Action Litigation • Commercial Litigation • Consumer Financial Services • E-Discovery and Data Management • Emerging Growth and Private Capital • Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation • Energy and Project Finance • Environment
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