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Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP.

Main Office: Two International Place | Boston | MA | 02110

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

5 Star Rating

4 Reviews

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Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP. Reviews

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Reviewed on May 19, 2024

Current Employee Current Employee Mr. San Francisco

Advice to law firm management:
I think the management should come up with some systems that allow fresh perspectives to have more of a say in things than they do right now.

The firm is all about business. There's a clear structure to everything, and that's why the firm has become such a behemoth in the industry. I always know exactly what I need to be doing.

Because of its size, it can be very resistant to new ideas. While it's a great place for newcomers in the law world to develop in a large, highly respected firm, it can be a little difficult at times to get the higher ups to let you do anything they didn't come up with themselves.

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Length of Employment:
10+ years

Reviewed on May 19, 2024

Current Employee Current Employee Mr. San Francisco

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.

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.

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.

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Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP. is a leading law firm in the Bay Area offering top-notch legal services. With it’s rich history of over a century, the firm is committed to helping clients achieve their goals through exceptional judgment, service and value. This commitment is reflected in the diversity and quality of their lawyers and their practice areas. At Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP., attorneys can expect to work on complex legal matters across a variety of industries; such as finance, health care, litigation, intellectual property, and tax. The firm also offers an array of services in the areas of corporate, finance, government and regulatory, healthcare, intellectual property, litigation, private equity, real estate, and tax. In addition to the challenging work, Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP. offers attorneys a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, life, disability, and vacation time. The firm also provides a wide range of professional development resources, such as CLEs, seminars, and in-house training programs. Attorneys working at Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP. will also benefit from the firm's commitment to giving back to the community. The firm is proud of its commitment to pro bono work, public service, and diversity initiatives. Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP. offers attorneys a unique opportunity to work on complex legal matters and provide exceptional service to important clients while also giving back to the community. For attorneys looking for a challenging and rewarding career in the Bay Area, Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP. is the perfect fit. Headline: Experience Exceptional Professional Opportunities and Give Back to the Community at Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP.

Practice Areas

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

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 Write a review

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

Diversity Write a review

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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