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Dykema Gossett PLLC

Main Office: 10 South Wacker Drive, Suite 2300 | Chicago | IL | 60606
Phone: 312-876-1700 | Fax: 312-876-1155
The staff at Dykema Gossett PLLC can't stop raving about the cheerful and friendly environment driven by the firm's client-focused attitude.
Khevna Patel's professional demeanor and swift responses have consistently left a positive impression on us.
Harrison Barnes

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Reviewed on May 02, 2023
Former Employee

Glassdoor Review 5.0 ★★★★★ Current Employee, less than 1 year A Great Place to Work! Anonymous Employee Recommend CEO Approval Business Outlook Pros Wonderful people, amazing team work, management offers support, and great work like balance. Cons There could be some staff benefits updated.

Former Employee


Full time

Reviewed on January 30, 2023
Former Employee

Memorable company events that took the focus away from work

Poor operations and management practices in the LA office Inequitable treatment and unequal praise for employees High staff turnover rate due to mistreatment

Former Employee


Full time



Dykema is distinguished by our cost-effective and collaborative partnerships with our clients. We deliver practical, results-oriented counsel earning accolades from clients nationwide for our efforts on their behalf in the courtroom and in the boardroom. We are focused on delivering outstanding results and we strive, at every level, to develop relationships with our clients built on trust and mutual respect. Unparalleled client service is at the heart of our approach to the practice of law. That focus has been a cornerstone of our success for the past 85 years. We hire the best and the brightest talents and instill in all a commitment to our clients’ satisfaction and the achievement of their business and legal goals. We serve clients around the world from our 15 strategically situated offices in Michigan, Illinois, Washington, D.C., Texas, California, and Minnesota. Through our practice management structure and our focused Industry Groups, we know and understand the industries in which our clients compete, from Automotive to Energy, from Hospitality and Gaming to Financial Institutions. Bottom line, we are attuned to the latest industry trends that affect our clients’ businesses, enabling us to provide counsel that is comprehensive, insightful and cost-effective.

Practice Areas

Dykema Gossett PLLC practices law in the following areas and works with its clients to provide the best possible legal solutions.

Hiring Criteria

Dykema Gossett PLLC follows the set of hiring criteria outlined below.

We consider academic performance both in law school and as an undergraduate, although there is no G.P.A. litmus test. Moot court, journal, extracurricular activities, prior work experience and oral communication skills are also important.

Pro bono

Dykema Gossett PLLC believes the practice of law, especially in a large commercial firm, is a privilege that carries with it profound societal responsibilities. Performing legal services for those who are traditionally denied access to justice-or for organizations that benefit such persons-is a central part of our effort to improve the quality of life for the underserved in our community.

Dykema has had a long tradition of commitment to pro bono legal service. Our pro bono representation of Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Damon Keith in the famous Keith case involving illegal government surveillance of unpopular groups during the 1960s has been recognized as a significant legal milestone.

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Dykema Gossett PLLC Awards and Recognitions Write a review

Dykema Earns Perfect Score in the Human Rights Campaign's 2015 Corporate Equality Index

Recognized as a Leading Law Firm by Chambers USA

Dykema Named a "Best Law Firm"


Diversity Write a review

Dykema understands that diversity in the workplace is not only a sound practice, it's good business. We know that a diverse workforce helps us better understand and serve our clients, and enables us to have a positive impact on the communities in which we work.

At Dykema, diversity is not a policy designed to meet legal requirements for equal opportunity or affirmative action. Rather, it's a key component of our corporate culture: a culture built on the idea of inclusion, in which we promote dignity and respect for all, and seek opportunities to learn from one another, even when those perspectives are shaped from different backgrounds and experiences.

Our commitment to diversity ensures that all-without regard to gender, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, age, religion or disability-are welcomed. To achieve this, we develop, implement and monitor programs and activities that not only enhance diversity and inclusion, but eliminate any obstacles to those initiatives.

Summer associate program

Dykema provides law students with the opportunity to experience the practice of law at our Firm through our summer associate program. Participants receive a detailed, realistic view of the Firm, its lawyers and the social and cultural aspects of the communities in which our offices are located. Our Firm's tradition of flexibility also applies to our summer program. Summer associates can choose to receive assignments from all areas of the Firm, or to narrow their assignments to specific practice groups or areas of interest. Several members and associates monitor and distribute assignments. They also meet with the summer associates to discuss assignments and workloads, as well as substantive and procedural questions. In addition, each summer associate receives orientation and support throughout the summer from member and associate advisors. We encourage all Dykema lawyers to give summer associates as much feedback as possible. In addition to the feedback provided to the summer associates directly by the attorneys, the program coordinators formally seek it from the assignors after the completion of each project. As a result, we are provided the opportunity to measure how likely a summer associate is to succeed in our environment.

What distinguishes our summer program? Our Summer Associates are connected to the Firm via our Summer Associate Extranet early in the calendar year. This tool enables us to exchange information and answer questions quickly and far in advance of their arrival.

Summer associates work on a wide variety of projects and assignments, spending significant time in non-research activities. They help prepare briefs, pleadings, memoranda, opinion letters and other legal documents.


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