Choate Hall & Stewart LLP.
Choate Hall & Stewart LLP.

Choate Hall & Stewart LLP.

4 Star Rating     3 reviews 
Main Office:

Two International Place | Boston | MA | 02110

Phone: 617-248-5000 | Fax: 617-248-4000

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Year of establishment 1899 Number of partners 87
Number of offices 1 Partner to associate ratio 1.20
Biggest office Boston Percentage of women attorneys 36.40
Number of attorneys 165 Percentage of minority attorneys 11.50
Number of associates 70 Percentage of LGBT attorneys 4.80
Choate Hall & Stewart LLP.
   3 reviews

Choate Hall & Stewart LLP. Reviews

- Reviewed on December 18, 2017

Advice to law firm management: I would of liked to see this firm open up in regards to their dealings with other firms. I would of also liked to see them hire a few new attorney's as well.

Pros: The location of the firm was not far from where I was located while working there which was a huge plus. On top of that everyone was very friendly and helpful.

Cons: It seemed as though we were really closed off in regards to working and communicating with other firms which I felt as though was a pretty big con.

Current or former employee?: Former Employee

- Reviewed on October 26, 2017

Advice to law firm management: Make it so that people have a better time while working here by providing them more useful feedback and making sure the hardest workers get the best rewards - this will also help people later in their careers as well, and increase their effort and commitment in the present.

Pros: The firm is relatively small, which most people tend to view positively - it makes for a pleasant and fairly relaxed atmosphere. Everyone seems to be on the same page, and the office runs efficiently. The mentoring program is great for new graduates.

Cons: Despite the pros of the mentoring program, it sometimes does not seem like there is a lot of room for advancement from here to other, larger firms. Some formal and informal feedback that superiors provide is simply not very helpful. Some people don't seem to carry their own weight.

Current or former employee?: Current Employee


Choate is in some ways similar to most highly successful law firms, but in important other ways we are distinctly different from the vast majority of other major firms. We are proud of these differences and believe they materially benefit our clients and our lawyers. Choate has been one of the country's premier law firms for over a century. Our mission is to help important clients capitalize on their most promising opportunities, find solutions to their most pressing problems, and provide exceptional judgment, service and value. We also maintain as a core value giving back to the community which has given so much to us.

Practice Areas

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

  • Trust
  • Acquisition Finance
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Alternative Energy
  • America Invents Act
  • Americans With Disabilities Act
  • Anda
  • Angel Financing
  • Anti Kickback
  • Antitrust
  • Appeals
  • Appellate Litigation
  • Arbitration
  • Asset Purchase
  • Asset Based Lending
  • Assignments For The Benefit Of Creditors
  • Abcs
  • Auction
  • Bad Faith Claims
  • Bankruptcy
  • Basket
  • Batteries
  • Biofuels
  • Biologics
  • Biosimilars
  • Biotech
  • Business & Technology
  • Business Method Patents
  • Buyout Disputes
  • Buyouts
  • Canada Us Cross Border
  • Capital Markets
  • Capital Raise
  • Capital Raising
  • Carve Out
  • Cash Collateral
  • Cash Flow Lending
  • Change Of Control Plans
  • Chapter 11
  • Charitable Foundations
  • Class Actions
  • Clean Tech & Energy
  • Clinical Trial Agreements
  • Cobra
  • Collective Bargaining
  • Communications
  • Competition
  • Complex Trial & Appellate Litigation
  • Construction
  • Construction Defect
  • Consumer Protection
  • Copyright
  • Corporate Compliance Programs
  • Corporate Finance And Securities
  • Corporate Governance
  • Coverage
  • Creditors' Committees
  • Criminal
  • Cross Border Financing
  • D&O Matters
  • Database
  • Debtor In Possession
  • Deceptive
  • Unfair Trade Practices
  • Declaratory Judgment
  • Deductible
  • Deferred Compensation Plans
  • Design Patent
  • Development
  • Diagnostics
  • Discrimination
  • Distressed Assets
  • Distressed Debt
  • Divestiture
  • Dodd Frank
  • Drug Delivery
  • Formulation
  • E&O Matters
  • E Discovery
  • E Health
  • Electric Vehicles
  • Ev
  • Electronics
  • Emerging Companies
  • Employee Benefits & Benefit Plans
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plans
  • Esop
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plans
  • Espp
  • Employment
  • Employment Counseling And Compliance
  • Encryption
  • Energy & Clean Tech
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Entertainment
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Environmental
  • Equity Compensation Plans And Arrangements
  • Erisa
  • Estate Administration
  • Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits
  • Executive Compensation Clawbacks
  • False Claims Act
  • Family Businesses
  • Family Limited Partnership
  • Family Medical Leave Act
  • Federal Trade Commission
  • Fiduciary & Investment Services
  • Finance & Restructuring
  • Financial Fraud
  • Financial Services Litigation
  • Finra
  • Foreclosure
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices
  • Foundation
  • Fraud
  • Fraudulent Transfers
  • Conveyances
  • Fuel Cells
  • Fund Formation
  • General Counsel
  • General Partner
  • Gp
  • Genetic Engineering
  • Genomics
  • Golden Parachutes
  • Governance Disputes
  • Government Enforcement
  • Compliance
  • Grants Management
  • Grat
  • Green Energy
  • Growth Capital
  • Growth Companies
  • Growth Equity
  • Harassment
  • Hart Scott Rodino
  • Hatch Waxman
  • Health Informatics
  • Health It & Bioinformatics
  • Healthcare
  • Healthcare Finance
  • Healthcare Fraud
  • High Tech
  • Hipaa
  • Hospice
  • Hospital
  • Physician Networks
  • Hospitals
  • Human Subjects Research
  • Hydrokinetic
  • Indemnification
  • Independent Contractor Issues
  • Industrial Design
  • Information Technology
  • Infringement
  • Initial Public Offerings
  • Ipos
  • Insider Trading
  • Insurance & Reinsurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Internal Investigations
  • International
  • Internet And Digital Media
  • Invention
  • Investigations
  • Investment Management
  • Ip Due Diligence
  • Irish Cross Border Practice
  • Israel Us Cross Border
  • Junior Capital
  • Labor Matters
  • Labor Employment & Benefits
  • Land Use
  • Lending
  • Letter Of Intent
  • Loi
  • Leveraged Buyout
  • Lbo
  • Licensing
  • Life Sciences
  • Lighting
  • Limited Partner
  • Lp
  • Litigation
  • Loan To Own Strategies
  • Management Fee
  • Medical Devices
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mezzanine & Junior Capital
  • Microelectronics
  • Middle Market
  • Minority Investments
  • Misappropriation
  • Monopolies
  • Nanotechnology
  • Network
  • Neuroscience
  • New Media
  • Nominee Realty Trust
  • Non Competition Agreements & Disputes
  • Non Disclosure Agreements
  • Off Label Marketing
  • Promotion
  • Open Source
  • Patent Post Grant Review
  • Patent Reform Act
  • Patents
  • Patient Care
  • Pensions
  • Permitting
  • Personnel Manuals
  • Policies
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Photonics
  • Pollution
  • Power
  • Preference Litigation
  • Preferred Equity
  • Privacy & Data Security
  • Private Equity
  • Probate
  • Products Liability & Mass Torts
  • Proteomics
  • Public Companies
  • Public Utilities
  • Qui Tam Defense
  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Recapitalizations
  • Receiver
  • Receivership
  • Reductions In Force
  • Warn Act
  • Reexamination
  • Reimbursement
  • Reinsurance
  • Removal
  • Renewable Energy
  • Restructuring
  • Retail Finance
  • Retaliation
  • Retirement Plans
  • Safe Harbor
  • Sarbanes Oxley
  • Second Lien Financing
  • Section 363 Sales
  • Secured Debt
  • Secured Financing
  • Securities
  • Securities & Exchange Commission
  • Sec
  • Securities Fraud
  • Securities Litigation
  • Securities Reporting And Disclosure
  • Securitizations
  • Structured Finance
  • Semiconductor
  • Severance Plans
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Smart Grid
  • Software
  • Solar
  • Special Committees
  • Specialty Finance
  • Spinout
  • Sponsor
  • Sports Finance
  • Stark
  • Stock Options
  • Stock Purchase
  • Storage
  • Subordinated Financing
  • Sustainability
  • Tax
  • Tax Fraud
  • Technology
  • Technology Companies
  • Technology Transactions
  • Telecommunications
  • Term Sheet
  • Torts
  • Trade Secrets
  • Trademarks
  • Transition Services
  • Trust Litigation
  • Trusts
  • Unfair Labor Practices
  • Unitranche Finance
  • Utilities
  • Venture Capital
  • Wage And Hour Issues
  • Wealth Management
  • Welfare Benefit Plans
  • Whistleblowing
  • White Collar Defense
  • Wills
  • Wind
  • Working Capital
  • Workout
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Zoning

Hiring Criteria

Choate Hall & Stewart LLP. follows the set of hiring criteria outlined below.

Choate values candidates with the following characteristics: academic excellence, analytical thinking and problem-solving skills, superior verbal and written communication skills, initiative, ownership and commitment to the profession and their careers, the ability to work successfully on teams and provide exceptional client service, an understanding of and passion for the industries from which our clients come, enthusiasm, strong work ethic, drive, creativity, practicality and maturity.

Pro bono

In 2007 and 2008 Choate dedicated nearly 18,000 lawyer hours to providing pro bono assistance to clients. Last year, 91 percent of associates worked on pro bono matters, while almost every member of the 2008 Summer Associate Class participated in this important work. Associates play leadership roles in many of our pro bono initiatives, from organizing legal clinics at local homeless shelters and supervising the corresponding cases to developing a program linking corporate attorneys with entrepreneurs starting businesses in local communities of color. Our associates and partners have received high praise for their good work.

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Choate Hall & Stewart LLP. Awards and Recognitions

Thurgood Marshall Award - Boston Bar Association

Burton Award - Burton Foundation, Library of Congress

Latino Leadership Award - Mass Association of Hispanic Attorneys

Woman of Justice Award - Mass Lawyers Weekly, WBA

Civil Rights Recognition Award - Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights

Diversity Hero - Mass Lawyers Weekly

20 On the Move Award - El Planeta and Boston Business Journal

Corporate Philanthropy Partners of the Year Award - BBJ

Outstanding Pro Bono Detention Attorney of the Year - PAIR

Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality - Human Rights Campaign

Pro Bono Award - BU School of Law's Black Law Students Association


From writing a thought-leading article on promoting diversity in corporate offices and law firms in the ACC Docket to hosting a highly interactive diversity summit for Fortune 500 general counsel, Choate is on the cutting-edge of strategies for achieving sustainable racial and ethnic diversity and inclusion.

Summer associate program


All summer associates are paid $3,077 per week, regardless of class.

1L weekly compensation $3,077

2L weekly compensation $3,077

3L weekly compensation $3,077

are split summers allowed? No

size of 2010 summer class 0

males 0

females 0

2Ls considered for offers 0

Offers made 0


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