Baker & Hostetler LLP
Baker & Hostetler LLP
|Main office||1900 East 9th Street, Suite 3200 | Cleveland | OH | 44114|
|Year of establishment||1916|
|Number of offices||11|
|Number of attorneys||800|
|Number of associates||197|
|Number of partners||336|
|Partner: associate ratio||1.70|
|Percent women attorneys||33.20|
|Percent minority attorneys||10.60|
|Percent gay attorneys||1.60|
BakerHostetler, one of the nationâ€™s largest law firms, represents clients around the globe. With offices coast to coast, our more than 900 lawyers litigate cases and resolve disputes that potentially threaten clientsâ€™ competitiveness, navigate the laws and regulations that shape the global economy, and help clients develop and close deals that fuel their strategic growth. We have five core practice groups: Litigation, Business, Employment, Intellectual Property, and Tax. Within these groups are several large specialty practices, including antitrust, bankruptcy, health care, energy, middle market mergers and acquisitions, complex commercial litigation, data privacy and security, patent prosecution and international tax. Our attorneys have broad knowledge and experience in many industries, including energy, media, manufacturing, healthcare, financial services and insurance, consumer products, and hospitality. We distinguish ourselves through our commitment to the highest standard of client care. By emphasizing an approach to service delivery as exacting as our legal work, we are determined to surpass our clientsâ€™ expectations. Our firm was founded on three core principles: to develop and sustain mutually beneficial, long-term relationships with each of its clients; to provide timely, responsive, and high quality legal services; and to be generous with both time and money to the communities where we work. We have consistently nurtured a collegial approach among our lawyers, assuring effective teamwork in handling client work, while maintaining a culture of providing exceptional legal counsel with a clear focus on value. We are committed to the continuous development of our people and of the resources essential to delivering effective and distinctive legal services worldwide.
Areas of practice
Awards and recognitions
Baker & Hostetler is consistently ranked among the leading law firms in each of its central practice areas. Additionally, its lawyers are consistently recognized as industry leaders and ranked among the best practitioners worldwide. Some of its accolades are as under:
The National Law Journal ranked Baker Hostetler No 51 among the nation's top 250 firms. The previous year it had been ranked 57th.
Baker Hostetler took home the "M&A Middle-Market Deal of the Year" honors from The M&A Advisor for its work in the sale of Character Licensing.
The Deal magazine ranked Baker Hostetler among the top 10 law firms in the country for M&A deals in oil, gas and oilfield service industries.
Intellectual Property Today magazine listed the firm as one of the top IP firms in the country.
BTI Consulting Group named Baker Hostetler to the "Client Service A-Team" for the 10th consecutive year, earning the Firm recognition as a "Client Service Stalwart" for its "continuous client service excellence."
FORTUNE 500 general counsel named Baker Hostetler as a "Go-to Law Firm" when surveyed by Corporate Counsel magazine for the publication's latest guide to in-house law departments.
Chambers USA ranked 71 Baker Hostetler attorneys, including 12 newly ranked attorneys, and 15 individual practice areas, in the 2012 edition of the prestigious Chambers USA Guide: America's Leading Lawyers for Business.
Two Baker Hostetler attorneys were named to Lawdragon's 2012 list of Most Powerful Employment Lawyers.
The Firm ranked No 32 on the 2012 Multicultural Law magazine's list for "Top Law Firms for Women." It was a commendable improvement from its previous year's ranking of No 52.
The firm seeks students with superior academic records who have completed their first or second year of law school. It looks for those students who have demonstrated, through their interests and activities, the motivation and interpersonal skills necessary to become excellent lawyers.
The firm says that its culture is characterized by integrity, collegiality, sensibility, diversity and professional excellence. The firm says that it seeks to hire people who embody these values.
Interested candidates should apply online with a completed application form, current resume, recent law school transcript and a writing sample.
The firm is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant in any manner whatsoever.
Baker Hostetler has a long-standing commitment to diversity which it actively pursues by recruiting, promoting and retaining women and minority attorneys. The firm places great emphasis on understanding and appreciating diversity at the workplace and acknowledges that issues of race, gender and culture make them better attorneys, a stronger firm and a more inclusive, respectful place to work.
Last year the firm had 5.6 percent minority lawyers, 20.2 percent women lawyers, almost 20 percent of its associates were minority and half of them were women. For the last 12 years, upwards of half of all new Baker Hostetler associates were women and minority attorneys.
For the firm, keeping a diverse workplace is not merely the right thing to do but a business compulsion. It recognizes that in order to serve the needs of its diverse client's base, its lawyers need to be equally diverse. The firm believes that it is owing to these differences that the firm can bring a variety of perspectives and experiences together and provide creative solutions for the challenges its clients face.
In addition to its many diversity initiatives it is also seeking to hire senior minority lawyers who will serve as role models to look up to and emulate and enhance the firm's ability to provide diverse staffing at an experienced level on client projects.
Summer associate program
Baker Hostetler's summer program is designed to give law students exposure to wide-ranging areas of the firm's practice. Summer associates attend conferences, "lunch-and-learn" practice group sessions, depositions, trials and other court proceedings, labor arbitrations, administrative proceedings and business transaction closings.
The firm closely monitors the summer associate's assignments, giving them an opportunity to work on multiple projects alongside the firms lawyers from different practice areas. Each summer associate is partnered with a senior associate, oftentimes former summer associates, who help facilitate introductions to other attorneys in the office and offer advice and direction about the firm, its office culture and its clients.
Associates work is regularly appraised by the firm's attorneys and formal and informal feedback is provided along with a final evaluation upon the completion of the program.
The firm's summer program provides as strong balance of realistic work and the fun and joy that come with working in the collegial atmosphere that the firm provides. Summer associates are expected to work and act like lawyers in the office.
Salary & benefits
Baker & Hostetler offers a very competitive salary, a competitive performance bonus program along with a comprehensive and competitive benefit program.
2012 compensation for entry-level lawyers was $ 120,000 per year, whilst the summer compensation for 1Ls, 2Ls and Post -3Ls was $2,115 per week.
In addition first year associates receive a summer stipend of $5,000, reimbursement of bar exam (up to $2,500) and moving expenses. Associates are also eligible for a bonus based upon billable hours.
Health, Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D, Malpractice, Accident & Travel Insurance, Health Care/Dependent Care Reimbursement, Long-term Care, Pre-tax Parking, 401(k), Short/Long-term Disability, Parental Leave, Vacation (4 weeks), Employee Assistance Program, Child/Elder Care Research & Referral, Alternative Work Schedule, Bar Association Dues, Relocation Expenses, Health, Dental and Vision for Same-Sex Domestic Partner.
Working for the Baker & Hostetler LLP
In the news
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|Employment Attorney in New York City, NY||USA-NY-New York City||Associate - Employment The candidate should be experienced with both traditional Labor Relations and Employment Litigation experience. Must have 4-6 yearsâ€™ experience (J.D. class of 2009 to 2011) in litigating employment cases, including single plaintiff and wage/hour class and collective actions...|
|Attorney in Cincinnati, OH||USA-OH-Cincinnati||Business Development & Marketing Manager Duties: Work with the assigned Practice and/or office leaders to develop, initiate, and implement business development and marketing plans and will serve individual attorneys in the assigned areas with business development and marketing needs. As the â€śgo...|
|Government Public Attorney in New York City, NY||USA-NY-New York City||Business Development & Marketing Manager Duties: Work with the assigned Practice and/or office leaders to develop, initiate, and implement business development and marketing plans and will serve individual attorneys in the assigned areas with business development and marketing needs. As the â€śgo...|
|Corporate Attorney in Cleveland, OH||USA-OH-Cleveland||Business Development & Marketing Manager for Industry Programs Duties: Reporting to the Director of Business Development, will work with the Firmâ€™s attorneys and/or office leaders to develop, initiate, and implement industry-focused business development and marketing plans and will serve indivi...|
|Corporate Attorney in Washington, DC||USA-DC-Washington||Business Development & Marketing Manager for Industry Programs Duties: Reporting to the Director of Business Development, will work with the Firmâ€™s attorneys and/or office leaders to develop, initiate, and implement industry-focused business development and marketing plans and will serve indivi...|
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