Best Best & Krieger LLP.

Best Best & Krieger LLP.

4 Star Rating     1 review 
Main Office:

300 South Grand Avenue, 25th Floor | Los Angeles | CA | 90071-3109

Phone: 213-617-8100 | Fax: 213-617-7480

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Year of establishment 1891 Number of partners 103
Number of offices 11 Partner to associate ratio 1.50
Biggest office Los Angeles Percentage of women attorneys 33.60
Number of attorneys 202 Percentage of minority attorneys 19.00
Number of associates 68 Percentage of LGBT attorneys 1.00
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Best Best & Krieger LLP. Reviews

- Reviewed on July 21, 2017

Advice to law firm management: Great firm for high powered DC type people. If you like the government than this is the place for you. Great place to be and be part of the scene.

Pros: I am from a high powered law school and wanted to work for a high powered DC based firm. This one was perfect. The clients are all government based and provide many high profile lobbying clients. I have worked on many national cases and really find the culture at the firm great. There is ample opportunity to move up in the ranks. It also is great for networking with DC people.

Cons: The firm is solely in DC and California which can be a problem if you want to work somewhere else. But the pros really outweigh the cons since the cases takes place everywhere.

Current or former employee?: Current Employee


BB&K is a limited liability partnership that has been in business for more than 125 years. We are a full-service law firm with nearly 200 attorneys in eight offices throughout California and one in Washington, D.C. We deliver effective, timely and service-oriented solutions to complex legal issues facing public agencies, businesses and individuals across the U.S. and internationally.

Practice Areas

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

  • Agricultural And Agri-Business
  • Air Quality
  • Air Quality Litigation
  • Appellate Practice Litigation
  • Board Governance & Administration
  • Brown Act
  • Business & Transactions
  • Business Licensing And Franchising
  • Business Services & School Facilities
  • Business Transactions
  • California Environmental Quality Act
  • California Public Utilities Commission
  • Ceqa - Climate Change And Energy Supply
  • Charter And Internal Organization
  • Charter Schools
  • Comprehensive Code Enforcement
  • Conflicts Of Interest
  • Construction Litigation
  • Contracting
  • Corporate And Securities
  • Economic Development Real Estate And Affordable Housing
  • Elections Law
  • Employee Benefits
  • Employee Benefits And Executive Compensation
  • Employee Discipline And Termination
  • Employee Discrimination & Sexual Harassment
  • Employment In-House Training
  • Employment Policies And Agreements
  • Endangered Species
  • Endangered Species Litigation
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Equine Law Practice
  • Facilities Development
  • Fees Taxes And Assessments
  • Finance And Banking
  • General And Special Counsel
  • Government Relations Services
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Hazardous Waste Litigation
  • Health Care Operations
  • Human Resources
  • Infrastructure Development
  • Insurance Coverage Analysis And Claims Litigation
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor Negotiations And Other Union Matters
  • Local Agency Formation Commission
  • Local Ceqa Guidelines
  • Mergers And Acquisitions
  • Mining Law
  • Municipal Labor And Employment
  • National Environmental Policy Act
  • Project Planning And Implementation
  • Property Acquisition
  • Proposition 65 And Chemical Compliance
  • Public Agency Litigation
  • Public Contracting
  • Public Contracts And Construction
  • Public Policy & Ethics Compliance
  • Public Policy And Ethics Compliance
  • Public Records Act
  • Public Safety
  • Public-Private Partnerships
  • Real Estate
  • Regulatory Matters
  • Renewable Energy
  • Representation In Condemnation Litigation
  • School Finance Developer Fees & Mitigation
  • Services Procurement
  • Special Education
  • Special Taxes Fees And Charges
  • Streets And Highways
  • Student Affairs
  • Tax
  • Telecommunications Law
  • Transportation
  • Utilities And Infrastructure
  • Wage And Hour Law
  • Water Quality
  • Water Rights
  • Water Supply And Stormwater Discharge
  • Water Sanitation And Solid Waste
  • Wetlands Regulation
  • Williamson Act
  • Workplace Safety And Workers' Compensation
  • Zoning Planning And Land Use
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Services
  • Education Law
  • Eminent Domain
  • Environmental Law & Natural Resources
  • Health Care
  • Labor & Employment
  • Litigation
  • Municipal Law
  • Public Finance
  • Special Districts
  • Sustainable Communities
  • Trust And Estate Planning Administration & Litigation

Hiring Criteria

Best Best & Krieger LLP. follows the set of hiring criteria outlined below.

BB&K is looking for students preferably in the top 10% to 50% of their class. Applicable criteria is posted with each school. Law review, law journal and moot court preferred.

Pro bono

The firm has not reported whether it counts pro bono hours towards the minimum billable hours requirement. Pro bono hours are counted the same as billable hours for the purposes of year-end bonuses.

Best Best & Krieger LLP. Awards and Recognitions

BB&K Attorney Honored with Award Named for NAACP's First Riverside Branch President

BB&K Attorney Roderick Walston Recognized with IMLA's Amicus Service Award

BB&K Attorney Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Best Best & Krieger Attorney Jack B. Clarke, Jr. Honored with Legal Award

BB&K Appellate Advocate Wins Key Award for U.S. Supreme Court Case


BB&K's attorneys and staff represent a wide range of personal experiences, countries of origin, ages, religions and gender. In May 2015, Law360 ranked the firm No. 44 on its list of the Top 100 Firms for Minority Attorneys and No. 6 on the national publication's list of Best Law Firms for Minority Partners.

In addition, BB&K was recognized in 2015 by Law360 on its

Summer associate program

We currently visit nine California law schools: Loyola, McGeorge, Pepperdine, UCLA, UC Davis, UC Hastings, UC Irvine, USC, and University of San Diego. Applications from students attending other law schools are also considered each Fall.

Selected applicants are invited to participate in our weekend callback program, which includes an evening dinner with members of the Recruiting Committee, followed by a full day of interviewing at the firm. Our unique callback interviewing process gives both students and members of the firm substantive and meaningful opportunity to evaluate one another.

Our summer program is designed to give law students both a representative sampling of our firm's diverse practice and the opportunity to get to know the attorneys in our firm.

We consider legal research and writing to be an important part of our summer program, but we also emphasize the inclusion of summer associates in such activities as client meetings, courtroom practice, public agency hearings and city council meetings. Another aim of our summer program is to acquaint summer associates with the cultural and recreational activities available in the general area. The firm hosts a variety of both formal and informal social events throughout the summer that provide participants with the opportunity to get to know our lawyers and their families.

BB&K has been successful in utilizing its summer program as our primary source for new associates. Each summer associate is assigned two mentors who help orient the summer associate to the firm's practices. We conduct an individual in-person mid-summer review for each summer associate to dialogue with the student regarding his or her progress. Work assignments are carefully coordinated to ensure that work is evenly distributed and that summer associates work with as many attorneys as possible on a variety of matters. Assigning attorneys commonly provide constructive feedback on individual assignments.

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