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Reed Smith LLP follows the set of hiring criteria outlined below.
With 23 offices across the United States and around the world, Reed Smith actively recruits talented legal professionals in a variety of positions including attorneys, paralegals and legal support staff.
Reed Smith's compensation programs emphasize merit-based criteria. Its associate compensation package includes market competitive, merit-based salaries, associate 401(k) plans, profit sharing, individual discretionary bonuses, individual production bonuses, origination bonuses as well as employee and other benefits.
Apart from the general hiring criteria, it seeks in its candidate's exceptional academic achievement, participation in law school activities (law review, moot court, etc.) prior work experience, strong interpersonal skills and commitment to the Pittsburgh market.
Reed Smith is a proud charter signatory to the Pro Bono Institute's Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge, devoting more than three percent of its billable time to pro bono work. The firm is also a founding member of Advocates for International Development and a signatory to the United Kingdom Joint Protocol for Pro Bono Work.
In 2011, 67 percent of lawyers in its U.S., European and Middle Eastern offices did pro bono work valued--if calculated at normal billable rates--at more than $25 million. The firm performed more than 60,000 pro bono hours in 2011.
The firm is proud of its pro bono efforts and has received prominent recognition and awards for its pro bono efforts.
The firm is also active in community work that does not require legal assistance. These include delivering hot Holiday meals to those suffering from AIDS, conducting clothing and gift drives for the homeless and lower income people, repairing houses of elderly and disabled people and other similar altruistic projects.