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Snell & Wilmer LLP

Main Office: One Arizona Center, 400 East Van Buren Street Suite 1900 | Phoenix | AZ | 85004
Phone: 602-382-6000 | Fax: 602-382-6070











Snell & Wilmer LLP Reviews view all

Reviewed on June 13, 2023
Former Employee

5.Former Employee, less than 1 yearGreat Place to WorkLegal Administrative Assistant in Phoenix, AZRecommendProsGreat Place to Work in PhoenixConsNice location to work in phoenixAdvice to ManagementKeep up the good work

Former Employee


Full time

Reviewed on December 18, 2017
Current Employee

It would be a good idea to hire on some more people to spread out the workload just a tiny bit.

Every day here you will have a new exciting challenge to tackle along with learning new skills to add to your work set.

It is easy to become overwhelmed with how fast things move here. You can expect to have problems if you slow down at all.

Current Employee



Headline: Partner with Snell & Wilmer LLP in the Bay Area and Watch your Career Soar

Attorneys in the Bay Area have a rare opportunity to partner with one of the oldest and largest full-service law firms in Arizona and beyond. Snell & Wilmer LLP, founded in 1938, has been “doing business in Arizona” for over 80 years and has built a reputation for excellence in the legal field. The firm has expanded and become a leader in the legal industry, with offices in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Washington.

At Snell & Wilmer, attorneys can take advantage of the firm’s comprehensive suite of services, covering a wide range of practice areas. From corporate law and securities to energy, real estate and more, the firm’s attorneys are skilled in all aspects of the legal industry. The firm’s attorneys are also well-versed in a variety of industries, including banking, health care, hospitality, manufacturing, and technology. With decades of experience and a long list of successful outcomes, Snell & Wilmer attorneys have the knowledge and expertise to handle a wide range of legal issues.

In addition to the firm’s extensive legal services, Snell & Wilmer attorneys also have access to a wide network of resources. As part of the firm’s commitment to providing the best legal services possible, Snell & Wilmer attorneys have access to a wide range of industry-leading technology, resources, and professionals. This includes access to an international network of contacts, which can be invaluable for attorneys looking to expand their practice abroad.

At Snell & Wilmer LLP, attorneys have the opportunity to work alongside a team of experienced professionals and collaborate with some of the best minds in the legal field. With the firm’s commitment to excellence and its dedication to providing the best legal services possible, attorneys have the chance to build a successful career in the Bay Area. Partner with Snell & Wilmer LLP and watch your career soar.

Practice Areas

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

Hiring Criteria

Snell & Wilmer LLP follows the set of hiring criteria outlined below.

Snell & Wilmer seeks to hire diverse individuals with the long-term potential to become partners at the firm. We are interested in candidates who have demonstrated high academic achievement, initiative and involvement in non-academic experiences or extra-curricular activities who possess strong interpersonal and communication skills.

Pro bono

Snell & Wilmer attorneys also consider pro bono activities to be an important professional responsibility. Snell & Wilmer strongly encourages all attorneys and paralegals to commit at least 50 hours per year to some type of pro bono activity. Snell & Wilmer recognizes that efforts devoted to pro bono legal services, and the cause in question, may vary greatly from attorney to attorney. The time spent on approved pro bono work is credited toward each attorney's or each paralegal's annual performance goals and, therefore, it is considered, along with time devoted to client matters, for purposes of evaluation and compensation.

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Snell & Wilmer LLP Awards and Recognitions Write a review

Snell & Wilmer Attorney Mandy Shavinsky Named a 2014 Winner of Vegas Inc.'s Top 40 Under 40 Award

Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education Names Three Snell & Wilmer Attorneys as 2014 Top Pro Bono Attorneys

Franchise Times Recognizes Two Snell & Wilmer Attorneys as 2014 Legal Eagles

Lawyer Monthly Names Snell & Wilmer Partner Heidi McNeil Staudenmaier to 2014 Women in Law Awards

The Best of Arizona Business Recognizes Snell & Wilmer as the Number One Law Firm

The American Jewish Committee Honors Snell & Wilmer Partner Matthew Feeney with Judge Learned Hand Community Service

Snell & Wilmer Selected as Finalist for Phoenix Chamber's 2014 Impact Awards

Snell & Wilmer Attorney Cynthia Alexander Selected for Vegas Inc.'s 2014 Women to Watch Award

Snell & Wilmer Recognized as a Go-To Law Firm for the Top 500 Companies

Inside Tucson Business Honors Snell & Wilmer Attorney Roxanne Veliz at 2013 Women of Influence Awards

The 2013 ACE Awards Honors Snell & Wilmer

Snell & Wilmer's Marek Bute Selected by the National LGBT Bar Association as One of the Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40 - Class of 2013

The Best Lawyers in America 2014 Recognizes 119 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys as Leaders in Their Field

Four Snell & Wilmer Attorneys Named in the 2013 International Who's Who of Commercial Litigators

Four Snell & Wilmer Partners Named "IP Stars" by Managing Intellectual Property Magazine

Phoenix Business Journal Honors Snell & Wilmer Attorneys Manuel Cairo and Julie Maurer to the 40 Under 40 Class of 2013

Nevada Business Magazine Names Eleven Snell & Wilmer Attorneys to 2013 Legal Elite

Snell & Wilmer Partner Barbara Dawson Honored with Walter E. Craig Distinguished Attorney Award

Chambers USA Recognizes Snell & Wilmer in Multiple Categories and Names 37 Attorneys as 'Leaders in Their Field

Better Business Bureau of Southern Arizona Honors Snell & Wilmer with the 2013 Good Neighbor Award

Attorney at Law Magazine Honors Snell & Wilmer with Diversity and Inclusion Best Practice Award

Snell & Wilmer's Denver Office Meets Pro Bono Goal for Second Consecutive Year

Public Law Center Recognizes Snell & Wilmer With Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year Award

Diversity Write a review

The Committee then adopted the firm's values statement to succinctly convey that diversity and inclusion are intertwined with life and business at Snell & Wilmer. All together, the firm as a whole sends a powerful message: diversity and inclusion are not end products but rather continuums pursued with the same urgency, sincerity, and eye on sustainability as any other strategic initiative.

Summer associate program

At the mid-point and end of the summer, the coordinators meet with each summer associate to discuss his/her progress. In addition, each attorney for whom the summer associate works provides an oral and written evaluation. To the greatest extent possible, summer associates are urged to attend client conferences, depositions, negotiations, closings of various commercial transactions, administrative and court hearings, and trials in which the firm is involved.

We are constantly working to make our summer associate program even better and more beneficial to participants. We recently introduced "Reality Snell & Wilmer" to provide a new and different type of learning experience. In addition to projects, summer associates are matched with a partner who brings them into other cases and transactions, as needed, to simulate the reality of working as an attorney day to day.

Our comprehensive interview process for the summer associate program involves spending a lot of time up front to target the individuals whom we believe will join the firm.


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