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Patton Boggs LLP

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Patton Boggs LLP
Patton Boggs LLP
2550 M Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037

Tel: 202 457 6000 Fax: 202 457 6315

Main areas of work

Commercial litigation, government relations and lobbying, finance and bankruptcy, healthcare, international business, tax and financial services, government investigations and white collar, transportation and infrastructure, international trade, sovereign representation and defense, telecomm, government contracts, election law, insurance and reinsurance, FDA, toxic torts and product liability, administrative, real estate and construction, health and safety, homeland security, Islamic finance, sustainability and clean technology, securities and M&A, privacy and data security, private investment funds, and energy and the environment.

Firm profile

Patton Boggs is one of the preeminent government relations law firms in the world. Accolades for our lobbying practice have come in consistently for decades. But lobbying isn't all we do. A multitude of exciting projects and cases from our other robust practice areas are available to associates. Attorneys at Patton Boggs like their jobs and they have clearly stated so in the annual associate survey conducted by Vault, Inc. The associates have ranked the firm in the Vault, Inc. top ten of "Best Firms to Work For" for the past several years. Patton Boggs is the firm of choice for attorneys with gumption, an enterprising nature, talent and ambition.

Recruitment details

  • Number of 1st year associates: 16
  • Number of 2nd year associates: 11

Associate salaries:

  • 1st year: $160,000
  • 2nd year: $170,000

Clerking policy: Yes

Law Schools attending for OCIs in 2014:

Baylor, Boston College, Boston University, Catholic, Georgetown, George Washington, Harvard, Howard, IMPACT, Lavender, MABLSA, Maryland, University of North California, Northwestern, Penn, SMU, University of Colorado at Boulder, University of Denver, University of Texas, University of Virginia, William & Mary, Washington & Lee, Wake Forest, and Yale.

Summer details
Summer associate profile:

Our summer associate program gives students the freedom to work in any practice area or with any attorney. Summer associates will not be marched through a program of false work allocation systems or made up work. We do not dole out one project at a time, nor do we employ a rotation program. Summers take on work and interface with attorneys of all levels in the same manner as associates.

To work at Patton Boggs is an adventure. Don't be surprised if you are called to a meeting with a client, an ambassador or staffers on the Hill.

Summer program components:

Writing Mentor program. Seminar series including: The Business of Law; It's All About the Client: Business Development seminar; Deals 101; Attorney Tagalongs; Enhanced Feedback program; Partner/Associate Mentor Assignments.

Head Office: Washington, DC
Number of domestic offices: 5
Number of international offices: 4
Worldwide revenue: $278,148,799
Partners (US): 230
Associates (US): 158

Main Recruitment Contacts: Kara Reidy, Quinn Anderson
Recruitment website:
Diversity officer: Mary Beth Bosco

Summer Salary 2014

1Ls: $3070/week
2Ls: $3070/week
Post 3 Ls: N/A

1Ls hired? Yes
Split summers offered? No
Can summers spend time in overseas office? No

Summers 2014: 16
Offers/acceptances 2013: 13 offers, 12 acceptances

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