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Baker & Hostetler LLP

Main Office: 45 Rockefeller Plaza | New York City | NY | 10111

Phone: 212-589-4200 | Fax: 212-589-4201

3 Star Rating

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Year of establishment
1916

Number of partners
497

Number of offices
14

Partner to associate ratio
1.40

Biggest office
New York City

Percentage of women attorneys
34.50

Number of attorneys
1048

Percentage of minority attorneys
12.90

Number of associates
359

Percentage of LGBT attorneys
1.90

Baker & Hostetler 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 that leadership should make things more clear to those who want to move up within the firm. The waters are a bit muddy as they stand right now.

Pros:
Leadership at this firm really tries to foster a work environment that people enjoy. The work/life balance here is the best of any firm I've been with, and I've been with a few. The salary and benefits are also pretty good.

Cons:
There doesn't seem to be a lot of upward mobility here. I haven't seen anyone promoted since I've been here, and there isn't a clear path one can follow if they desire to climb the ladder

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Length of Employment:
10+ years

Reviewed on May 19, 2024

Former Employee Former Employee Mr. San Francisco

Advice to law firm management:
This firm needs to do a better job at staying on top of employees and work gossip. This does nothing but set people back and is unprofessional in the long run.

Pros:
When I first started with this firm I went through a long training process that really helped me feel more secure in my position. I rarely had any questions and if I did management was always there to help me get through.

Cons:
This firm felt a bit like high school at times. Staff would gossip constantly and management just didn't seem to care. When it came to the workplace being friendly and professional, this firm just simply fell flat.

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Overview

Headline: Baker & Hostetler LLP: An Innovative Law Firm in the Bay Area For attorneys looking to experience the excitement of the Bay Area, Baker & Hostetler LLP offers an innovative and unique opportunity. With offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Diego, the firm provides attorneys with a diverse and challenging range of practice areas and industries to explore. Baker & Hostetler LLP is a large full-service law firm with more than 940 lawyers. It offers clients a broad range of legal services, from litigation, business, and employment to intellectual property and tax. The firm has several large specialty practices, including antitrust, bankruptcy, healthcare, energy, middle-market mergers and acquisitions, complex commercial litigation, data privacy and security, patent prosecution, and international tax. In addition, the firm's attorneys have extensive knowledge and experience in various industries, such as energy, media, manufacturing, healthcare, financial services, insurance, consumer products, and hospitality. Attorneys at Baker & Hostetler LLP have the opportunity to work on a variety of cases and industries, including high-profile cases that have received significant media attention. The firm also offers attorneys the ability to access resources and networks in the Bay Area and around the world. Additionally, attorneys have access to the firm's technology, including the latest software and legal research tools, which can help them stay ahead of the curve. Attorneys at Baker & Hostetler LLP can also benefit from the firm's commitment to diversity and inclusion. The firm has an established culture that values and respects all perspectives and backgrounds. This commitment extends to the firm's hiring practices, which ensure that a diverse range of perspectives and backgrounds are represented in the firm's attorneys. At Baker & Hostetler LLP, attorneys can expect to be challenged and rewarded in a unique environment. The firm's commitment to excellence, diversity, and innovation creates a stimulating and rewarding work atmosphere that is sure to excite any attorney looking for an opportunity in the Bay Area.

Practice Areas

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

Hiring Criteria

Baker & Hostetler LLP follows the set of hiring criteria outlined below.

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.

Pro bono

Baker Hostetler was founded by partners who began their careers serving in the municipal government, so had firsthand knowledge what was required to support the community. This dedication and commitment endures today through the firm's pro bono efforts.

The firm says that it understands the importance of applying its resources and knowhow to help those who need their help but cannot pay. The firm says that it does not differentiate between its paying clients and its non-paying pro bono clients and that it represents them with the same standards of professionalism, excellence and respect that apply to the work they do for any other client.

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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.

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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.

Working for the Baker & Hostetler LLP
For its lawyers and staff it is a workplace of choice. All workers, irrespective of standing are treated as valuable resources by the firm. The firm is committed to creating a rewarding work environment that offers opportunities for interesting and challenging work that is performed in a supportive and collegial atmosphere and a promising pathway to career development.

Since the firm believes that personal and client satisfaction go hand-in-hand and that the quality of work depends on the opportunities that the firm provides for balancing career and personal requirements, the firm allows for alternative work schedules, benefits for part-time personnel, child and elder care resources among other things that evidence their concern for employee needs.

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