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Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Main Office: 146 Fleet Street | London | London | EC4A 2BU
Phone: 44-20-7246-5800 | Fax: 44-20-7246-5858
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP has a fantastic team and well-respected partners. Clients and attorneys alike are impressed with its qualifications.
Peyton Turner impressed us with her professionalism and quick follow-ups during our interactions.
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Reviewed on October 13, 2020
Current Employee



David Kasakove - a no talent lawyer who only got his position due to his ethnicity. William Hibsher - a snake in the grass. Austin Campriello - a nasty little man with a Napoleon complex.


Current Employee

Full time

Reviewed on September 23, 2020
Current Employee


The original Robinson Silverman crew is especially bad. The original Bryan Cave crew is much better to work with. Figure out who is who.

I previously worked here as a junior associate in the New York office. You will only be treated well if you look like them and worship like them. My advice to associates is to save your money and upon the anniversary of your second year start applying to bigger and better firms. Use this place as a stepping stone.

Too many to name.


Current Employee

Full time



Companies – including 40% of the Fortune 500 - rely on us to protect their interests and make their business ambitions become business realities. We help clients overcome the complexity and challenges caused by competition, disputes, regulation, globalization and market disruption. Whatever opportunity or problem a business faces, we bring to bear the combined experience of 1,400 respected M&A, real estate, financial services, litigation and corporate risk lawyers across 31 offices in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Our priority is applying legal excellence to help businesses find practical, executable solutions. Furthermore, having been named a leader in law firm innovation four times in the last decade, clients can expect us to do that efficiently, effectively, and to adapt quickly.

Practice Areas

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP practices law in the following areas and works with its clients to provide the best possible legal solutions.

Hiring Criteria

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP follows the set of hiring criteria outlined below.

Bryan Cave management looks at excellent performance at law school and undergraduate level. Also, taken into consideration are the relevant work experience, strong writing and leadership skills, and a desire to succeed in a challenging, team-oriented and congenial environment. The firm has been active in campus recruitment's as it visited 45 law schools in 2011, while participated in 7 job fairs.

Pro bono

Pro bono work at Bryan Cave includes a wide variety of both transactional and litigation matters, including intellectual property, criminal, corporate and transactional, appellate, family, tax, and civil rights litigation cases. Referrals from local legal services agencies and work for non-profit organizations make up much of the Firm's pro bono time.

Bryan Cave participates in the Pro Bono Institute Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge and encourages its attorneys to work at least 50 pro bono hours per year, although there is no minimum. In 2010, 68% of associates participated in pro bono work, and averaged 77 pro bono hours per associate.

Notable cases

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP Awards and Recognitions Write a review

Bryan Cave has been awarded by several noted international agencies and publications for its work towards legal services. Not only the firm, but also, its lawyers have been awarded.

Twenty-one Bryan Cave lawyers have been named "Lawyers of the Year" by Best Lawyers in America, the oldest lawyer-rating publication in the U.S.

For the sixth consecutive year in 2012, Bryan Cave's Los Angeles offices have been selected as one of the "Best Places to Work" in Los Angeles County, as noted by the Los Angeles Business Journal.

ACQ, a premier global M&A magazine, has recognized Bryan Cave as a winner in the 2012 ACQ Global Awards, naming it the UK Banking & Finance Law Firm of the Year.

Bryan Cave is recognized in Chambers and Partners USA 2011: America's Leading Lawyers for Business Guide. The firm received 21 regional rankings in 14 practice areas, while 60 attorneys were recognized for their outstanding work as individuals.

Diversity Write a review

The firm gives special emphasis to equality and non-discrimination between its employees. It is the policy of Bryan Cave that all qualified persons are entitled to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, veteran or any other status protected by local, state or federal law.

To make the firm's working culture diverse, inclusive and dynamic in nature, the firm has taken initiatives such as focused mentoring and networking programs, and a professional development curriculum. In addition, firm-wide Affinity Groups for Lawyers of Color, women lawyers, LGBT lawyers, and Lawyers With Reduced Work Schedules & Sites also offer opportunities for mentoring, networking and professional development.

The firm participates in a variety of diversity job fairs, diversity clerkship programs, and training programs.

Summer associate program

Bryan Cave offers a 10-week summer program in all of its domestic offices. Summer associates are expected to complete about 15 assignments over the course of the summer. The firm also holds weekly training sessions for summer associates during the first few weeks of the program. The summer associates typically meet clients, attend hearings, and receive substantive work assignments where they can expect both formal and informal feedback on their work.

Bryan Cave sponsors a variety of cultural, educational and purely recreational activities for its summer associates. Summer Associates get a compensation of US $ 2212 per week.

Working for the Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
Working at Bryan Cave not only offers promising career but would also lead becoming a partner at the firm. Bryan Cave has two partnership tracks, with an average of nine years to become eligible for non-equity partner, and an additional three years to become eligible for equity partner.

While some of the benefits like great mentors at the firm, friendly, intelligent co-workers and realistic working hours attract more and more aspirants to be an associate at Bryan Cave, downers like difficult to be a partner, firm's focus on foreclosure defense and little formal guidance given to the attorneys continue to be a challenge for freshers.

The firm also has a formal mentoring program, which pairs younger associates with partner mentors. The associate workflow system is practice-based. Also, the firm provides three weeks of vacation time on a use-it-or-lose-it basis.


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