Balch & Bingham LLP
Balch & Bingham LLP

Balch & Bingham LLP

4 Star Rating     1 review

https://www.balch.com/ 
Main Office:

1710 6th Avenue North | Birmingham | AL | 35203

Phone: 205-251-8100 |

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Year of establishment 1922 Number of partners 128
Number of offices 8 Partner to associate ratio 2.90
Biggest office Birmingham Percentage of women attorneys 15.40
Number of attorneys 194 Percentage of minority attorneys 3.30
Number of associates 44
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Balch & Bingham LLP Reviews

- Reviewed on July 21, 2017

Advice to law firm management: This is a vibrant firm to work for so go in with a good attitude and a helpful spirit that will go a long way. Seek out opportunities to grow so that you can move up in the firm.

Pros: This firm is a wonderful organization to work for. There is plenty of work and the environment is encouraging. The salary and benefits are also very good and they have great opportunities for advancement.

Cons: The attorneys can be somewhat aloof when it comes to the support staff and can come off as insensitive at times. They aren't really in the know about the day to day coming and goings within the firm.

Current or former employee?: Current Employee

Overview

Balch & Bingham LLP is a corporate law firm with more than 230 attorneys and lobbyists across offices in Birmingham and Montgomery, Alabama; Jacksonville, Florida; Atlanta, Georgia; Gulfport and Jackson, Mississippi; and Washington, D.C. We are recognized for our deep experience serving clients in regulated industries, including energy, financial services and healthcare, and our established practices in business, environmental, government relations, labor and employment and litigation. Our firm’s professional, collegial culture is inspired by nationally ranked attorneys who combine business intelligence and industry leadership with high-quality legal counsel to anticipate and respond to corporate challenges both creatively and proactively. We manage our client partnerships with efficient processes and transparencies that result in an uncommon, value-driven client experience. Balch & Bingham was founded in 1922.


Practice Areas

Balch & Bingham LLP practices law in the following areas and works with its clients to provide the best possible legal solutions.


  • Affordable Care Act Strategists
  • Alabama'S New Immigration Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Antitrust
  • Appellate
  • Balch Sports
  • Business Competition
  • Business Litigation
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Civil Rights Litigation
  • Class Action Litigation
  • Client Counseling
  • Climate Change & Smart Sustainability
  • Coastal Development
  • Construction Law
  • Consumer Financial Services
  • Corporate
  • Corporate Finance & Securities
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Investigations
  • Credit Crisis
  • Subprime Mortgage Crisis Group
  • Creditors Rights And Bankruptcy
  • Disaster Planning Response
  • Recovery And Rebuilding
  • Drug And Medical Device
  • Economic Development Incentives
  • Education
  • Electric Reliability
  • Electronic Discovery And Data Management
  • Employee Benefits
  • Employee Benefits And Executive Compensation
  • Employment Litigation
  • Endangered Species
  • Energy
  • Energy Litigation
  • Energy Transactions And Acquisitions
  • Utility Regulation
  • Environmental And Natural Resources
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Environmental Markets And Trading
  • Environmental Regulation
  • Environmental Stewardship And Public Service
  • Epa'S Ssm Sip Call: Resources For Southeastern States
  • Estate Planning
  • Executive Compensation
  • Federal Compliance
  • Federal Governmental Relations
  • Federal Tax
  • Ferc Enforcement And Compliance
  • Financial Institutions & Financial Services Regulation
  • Financial Institutions And Services
  • Financial Services Litigation
  • Fossil Fuels
  • Gaming
  • Government Contracts
  • Government Relations
  • Governmental
  • Gulf Coast Oil Spill
  • Health Law
  • Health Law Litigation
  • Healthcare Regulatory & Transactions
  • Hydropower
  • Immigration
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Joint Use & Pole Attachments
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  • Labor & Employment
  • Labor And Employment Litigation
  • Labor Relations
  • Lending & Commercial
  • Licensing
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Nuclear Energy
  • Operations
  • Permitting
  • Privacy & Data Security
  • Probate And Probate Controversies
  • Product Liability & Casualty
  • Product Liability & Casualty Litigation
  • Public Finance
  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Real Property
  • Title Insurance Litigation
  • Regulated Industries
  • Regulatory
  • Related Resources To Immigration Compliance
  • Renewable Energy
  • Risk Management
  • Safety & Health
  • Securities Litigation
  • Smart Grid
  • Solid Waste Industry
  • State & Local Government Litigation
  • State And Local Tax
  • State Governmental Relations
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Transactions
  • Wage & Hour
  • Water Law
  • Wealth Management And Employee Benefits

Hiring Criteria

Balch & Bingham LLP follows the set of hiring criteria outlined below.

Outstanding acedemic performance; excellent interpersonal and communication skills; strong work ethic; ability to gain community and client respect; extracurricular and honors activities.

Pro bono

Balch & Bingham does not report any information regarding its pro bono activities.

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Diversity


Our leadership is committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive workplace for all. We understand that achieving greater diversity is essential to delivering excellent service to our clients. We are dedicated to providing a work environment where people of all backgrounds, including people of different ages, colors, genders, races, national origins, religions, sexual orientations or disabilities, are valued for their perspectives, skills and talent. Maintaining a workplace where all people can maximize their potential and achieve personal success makes us a stronger, more productive law firm. Our diversity and inclusiveness efforts are focused in three areas: (1) hiring and retaining highly qualified attorneys; (2) maintaining legal expertise for the counseling of increasingly diverse clients; and (3) making meaningful contributions to the civic and charitable fabric of the communities we serve.

Summer associate program


In keeping with exposing our Summer Associates to a real world legal experience, our lawyers seek them out to assist in preparation for, and to attend trials, depositions, hearings, client conferences, strategy meetings, transaction closings and other important events. Project Coordinators assist in assignment distribution to monitor students' work loads and to ensure that we provide them with challenging, interesting and meaningful work. While we encourage our first year students to complete assignments from all areas of the Firm, we do allow second years to single out areas on which they prefer to focus. We are a first-half only program, starting in mid-May and ending in late-June and require students to work a full six weeks unless prior arrangements have been approved.

Each Summer Associate is assigned two attorney mentors - typically one partner and one associate, who assist them in having a positive experience at the Firm. Along with acting as a point of contact for any questions a Summer Associate may have throughout the program, mentor responsibilities also include a welcome lunch, a mid-point evaluation and an exit dinner to discuss feedback, work product and the student's overall experience.

We believe that our culture sets us apart from other law firms, so a key aspect of our program is assessing whether a fit exists between the Firm and each of our individual Summer Associates. Planned and spontaneous social events occur weekly and include activities such as golf outings, happy hours, casino night, supper club dinners at attorneys

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