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Chapman & Cutler LLP

Main Office: 111 West Monroe Street | Chicago | IL | 60603

Phone: 312-845-3000 | Fax: 312-701-2361

4 Star Rating

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Reviewed on May 19, 2024

Current Employee Current Employee Mr. San Francisco

Advice to law firm management:
Go into this firm with the attitude of being settled. Take a more laid back approach and you will be good. The people are friendly and treat each other well so go in with that same mindset.

This is a quiet firm that offers good benefits and salary. There is a friendly atmosphere with the other support staff and everyone is helpful to each other.

This is not the company for you if you like a fast paced vibrant environment. It lacks personality and is a forgettable place to work. It can be quite boring.

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Length of Employment:
10+ years

Reviewed on May 19, 2024

Former Employee Former Employee Mr. San Francisco

Advice to law firm management:
The firm needs to strike a balance with the workload present here. At the time it was difficult to balance work and outside of work activities because of the demanding atmosphere that is present at this firm.

The experience to be had here is rewarding. I've had the pleasure of working with a great team here that pushes you to through and through in this field. All the while, the firm is accommodating with spacious work offices, competitive salaries, and great communication. I've met many attorneys here whose guidance has resonated throughout my career. It was an absolute pleasure working for this firm.

Work hours are long and draining. At times it can also become a challenge to keep in communication with the staff to see what work is delegated to you. The difficulty here lies in finding a balance between work and life. The work that passes in and out of this firm demanding and much is expected of you

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Headline: Attorneys Reap Benefits with Chapman & Cutler LLP in the Bay Area Attorneys looking to practice in the Bay Area can reap the benefits of working with Chapman & Cutler LLP. Founded in 1913, the firm has a long history of providing legal services to market participants in banking, corporate finance, securities, and public finance transactions. The firm’s dedication to finance has remained constant throughout its history, and attorneys looking to specialize in these areas can find a wealth of opportunities to hone their skills at Chapman & Cutler LLP. The firm’s Bay Area location puts attorneys in an ideal position to experience all the advantages of the region. The Bay Area is home to a number of corporate headquarters, as well as the headquarters of many of the nation’s leading law firms. With its proximity to the San Francisco Financial District, Chapman & Cutler LLP is in an ideal position to take advantage of the opportunities presented by the region’s financial sector. The firm’s Bay Area offices are staffed with a team of experienced attorneys and staff members who specialize in the areas of banking, corporate finance, securities, and public finance. Attorneys at Chapman & Cutler LLP have the opportunity to work on transactions involving debt and equity, structured finance, and capital markets. The firm also provides attorneys with the chance to work on a variety of complex transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, and private equity and venture capital investments. Attorneys at Chapman & Cutler LLP are also able to take advantage of the firm’s commitment to client service. The firm makes sure that clients are represented by highly skilled attorneys who are dedicated to providing outstanding legal services. The firm’s attorneys have a reputation for being responsive and accessible to their clients, which helps to ensure that clients receive the highest quality of legal counsel. Attorneys at Chapman & Cutler LLP can also benefit from the firm’s commitment to pro bono work. The firm is dedicated to providing legal services to those who cannot afford them, and attorneys can take advantage of the firm’s pro bono initiatives to help those in need. The firm also supports a variety of charitable efforts in the community, giving attorneys the opportunity to give back to the community in which they practice. Working at Chapman & Cutler LLP in the Bay Area offers attorneys the opportunity to hone their skills in finance, interact with experienced attorneys and staff members, and provide a valuable service to the community. With its commitment to client service and pro bono work, Chapman & Cutler LLP is an ideal place for attorneys to practice in the Bay Area.

Practice Areas

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

Hiring Criteria

Chapman & Cutler LLP follows the set of hiring criteria outlined below.

Excellent academic credentials are required for serious consideration. A background in finance is not required. We seek out students who are intellectually curious and smart in a practical business sense, highly motivated and driven to succeed, and adept at collaborating with others in a team-driven working environment. Successful applicants will also demonstrate client/customer service aptitude.

Pro bono

At Chapman and Cutler, we believe that pro bono legal service provides an effective way for lawyers to broaden their legal skills while also supporting the many and varied communities to which we belong. Chapman strongly encourages its attorneys to honor the legal profession's commitment to justice for all people by volunteering their legal know-how to organizations that serve the public interest and to disadvantaged individuals. We value our relationships with not-for-profit groups, communities, charities, and civic institutions, and we actively seek out and promote opportunities for involvement.

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Chapman and Cutler Recognizes Attorneys for Outstanding Pro Bono Service

Chapman and Cutler Named as a 2014 Best Law Firm for Women

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At Chapman and Cutler, we believe fostering a diverse and inclusive environment increases our creativity, heightens the quality of our thinking, and enables us to provide valued counsel on the complex and sophisticated issues facing our clients. To that end,

Summer associate program

Our Summer Associate Program is consistently ranked as one of the best in the nation by the American Lawyer Summer Associates Survey. We hire with the expectation that our summer associates will become our future partners-meaning that our summer associates receive substantive and meaningful work to do and contribute to projects across different practice areas, including client and industry-leader contact.

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