Chapman & Cutler LLP

Chapman & Cutler LLP

4 Star Rating     2 reviews 
Main Office:

111 West Monroe Street | Chicago | IL | 60603

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

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Year of establishment 1913 Number of partners 143
Number of offices 6 Partner to associate ratio 2.20
Biggest office Chicago Percentage of women attorneys 34.20
Number of attorneys 237 Percentage of minority attorneys 13.50
Number of associates 64 Percentage of LGBT attorneys 4.60
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Chapman & Cutler LLP Reviews

- Reviewed on December 18, 2017

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.

Pros: 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.

Cons: 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

Current or former employee?: Former Employee

- Reviewed on July 21, 2017

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.

Pros: 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.

Cons: 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.

Current or former employee?: Current Employee


Since its founding in 1913, Chapman and Cutler LLP has focused on finance. The firm has represented market participants in all aspects of banking, corporate finance and securities and public finance transactions since its inception. That mission and focus continue to this day.

Practice Areas

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

  • Admiralty And Maritime
  • Adr ' Center For Dispute Resolution
  • Antitrust
  • Broker Dealer
  • Investment Adviser
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Business Technology
  • Commercial Real Estate Recovery Team
  • Construction
  • Corporate Compliance Ethics And Crisis Management
  • Disaster Recovery And Government Services
  • Economic Development
  • Ediscovery And Information Governance
  • Emerging Companies
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employee Benefits And Executive Compensation
  • Environmental
  • Estate Planning And Probate
  • Exempt Organizations And Nonprofits
  • Fda
  • Federal Aerospace And Defense Policy
  • Financial Services
  • Gaming
  • Global Business
  • Government Contracts
  • Government Relations And Public Policy
  • Health Law
  • Higher Education
  • Hospitality Franchising And Distribution
  • Immigration
  • Insurance Regulatory
  • Intellectual Property
  • Intellectual Property And Technology Litigation
  • Labor & Employment
  • Legal Project Management
  • Litigation
  • Manufacturing
  • Mergers And Acquisitions
  • Oil And Gas
  • Privacy And Information Security
  • Pro Bono
  • Product Liability And Mass Tort
  • Public Finance
  • Public Policy ' State
  • Real Estate
  • Securities And Corporate Governance
  • Taxation ' Federal Income Employment And Other
  • Taxation ' State And Local
  • Telecommunications
  • Transportation
  • White Collar Defense And Government Investigations Asset Securitization
  • Banking And Financial Services
  • Bankruptcy Restructuring And Workouts
  • Chapman Practice Innovations
  • Commercial Litigation And Dispute Resolution
  • Corporate Counseling
  • Corporate Finance And Securities
  • Environment Energy And Resources
  • Federal Government Finance
  • Investment Companies
  • Lease Finance
  • Project Finance
  • Renewable Energy
  • Sports Finance
  • Taxation
  • Trusts And Estates
  • Utility Finance

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.

Chapman & Cutler LLP Awards and Recognitions

Chapman and Cutler Recognizes Attorneys for Outstanding Pro Bono Service

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


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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