Herrick Feinstein LLP

Herrick Feinstein LLP

4 Star Rating     2 reviews

https://www.herrick.com/ 
Main Office:

2 Park Avenue | New York City | NY | 10016

Phone: 212-592-1400 | Fax: 212-592-1500

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Year of establishment 1928 Number of partners 51
Number of offices 2 Partner to associate ratio 1.60
Biggest office New York City Percentage of women attorneys 26.20
Number of attorneys 109 Percentage of minority attorneys 11.30
Number of associates 31 Percentage of LGBT attorneys 3.10
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Herrick Feinstein LLP Reviews

- Reviewed on December 18, 2017

Advice to law firm management: I would like to see management take what they are doing a step further in terms of usefulness. I would like to see them implement more personal reviews of each staff member so that advancements become more commonplace for those that have earned it.

Pros: Management was very helpful and also very accommodating whenever you had any issues that needed to be taken care of. The starting pay was great as well.

Cons: I thought that the work could be a little bit dull at times. I also felt as though there was not as much room for advancement as I would of liked.

Current or former employee?: Former Employee

- Reviewed on July 21, 2017

Advice to law firm management: Less turnover in leadership would result in a more stable work environment and higher productivity. More transparency and interaction with associates would also be nice.

Pros: The work environment at this firm is good, and support staff is competent and efficient. Hours are pretty reasonable and people are treated fairly, for the most part.

Cons: There is high turnover within the ranks of leadership, and it has created an atmosphere of uncertainty for associates and support staff.

Current or former employee?: Current Employee

Overview

Herrick, Feinstein LLP was founded in 1928 by Abraham Herrick and Abraham Feinstein -- two young lawyers guided by entrepreneurial spirit and a steadfast commitment to the rule of law. Originally established in Brooklyn across the street from the New York Supreme Court, the firm moved to Manhattan -- and subsequently expanded to include full-service offices in Newark and Princeton, New Jersey. In the fall of 2013 we significantly expanded our ability to serve clients by opening our fourth and fifth offices in Washington, D.C. and Istanbul, Turkey, the latter being our first international office. Today, we provide a full range of legal services to businesses and individuals around the world -- including art law, bankruptcy and business reorganization, commercial litigation, corporate law, employment law, government relations, insurance, intellectual property, real estate, sports law, and tax and personal planning. Our skilled team of legal professionals and staff are committed to providing you with top-tier legal service. We are committed to your success.


Practice Areas

Herrick Feinstein LLP practices law in the following areas and works with its clients to provide the best possible legal solutions.


  • Art
  • Corporate
  • Cybersecurity
  • Employment
  • Environmental
  • Government Relations
  • Insurance & Reinsurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Israel
  • Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Restructuring & Bankruptcy
  • Sports
  • Tax
  • Trusts & Estates
  • Turkey

Hiring Criteria

Herrick Feinstein LLP follows the set of hiring criteria outlined below.

Excellent academics, strong research and writing skills, relevant work experience. Journal and/or Moot Court preferred. Demonstrate initiative, motivation, leadership skills, responsibility and enthusiasm for practicing law.

Pro bono

Herrick proudly provides pro bono services to the community and actively encourages its attorneys to take on pro bono matters in their areas of concentration or interest. We partner with the following organizations to passionately represent their clients and causes.

Herrick Feinstein LLP Awards and Recognitions


Herrick Attorneys Participate on Student Loan Discharge Cases

Herrick, Feinstein LLP Honored with Lawyers Alliance Cornerstone Award for Pro Bono Service

Herrick, Feinstein Honored with Two Distinctive Pro Bono Awards

2012 Pro Bono Gavel Awards

Diversity


Over the past few years, Herrick, Feinstein LLP has implemented a variety of initiatives and programs that demonstrate our commitment to diversity, specifically as it relates to our community involvement. The spirit of our commitment is captured in our policy which guides all that we do, including the service providers we chose and the vendors whom we engage:

We embrace diversity in our profession. We encourage persons of diverse sex, race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, marital status, transgender or sexual orientation, gender, age, gender expression and identity, ancestry, parental status and disability:

to join with us in the practice of law,

to grow with us as capable, qualified attorneys,

to share with us the diversity of background, perception and experience,

to remain with us and pursue the opportunity to be partners and leaders of the firm, and

to work with us to improve the legal profession and the contributions which it makes to society.



Diversity enriches our fundamental culture of respect and encouragement for the individual attorney, and for inclusion of the individual within the family which is our firm. Diversity enhances our ability to understand our clients and to serve them better. Diversity is therefore a core value informing Herrick's policies and practices for the recruitment, training, retention and promotion of attorneys.

The following are some of the highlights of the work we have accomplished.

Herrick now has a strong Women's Initiative Committee. A sub-committee of women partners, counsel and associates launched out of the Diversity Committee, the Women's Initiative Committee has created mentor circles for the women attorneys at the Firm and has begun a partnership with Dress for Success (an organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life) including hosting multiple Dress for Success Suit Drives. The Committee also sponsors both formal and informal gatherings for the Firm's women attorneys, such as a showing of the documentary "Miss Representation" (a movie about how the media portrays women) followed by dinner and a discussion.

Over the past few years, the Firm has brought in outside consultants to conduct mandatory, interactive firm-wide diversity training for attorneys.

Herrick has also instituted a Cultural Heritage Speaker Series in which different speakers come to the Firm to deliver presentations on various cultures. We have hosted a variety of speakers including Jennifer 8. Lee, author of The Fortune Cookie Chronicles, who spoke about her quest to understand the history of American Chinese food and the people who made it, Zachary Carter, Esq., who spoke in honor of Black History Month, Tom Ude from Lambda Legal, who spoke in honor of GLBT pride month, Michael Rosen, who spoke about his book, What Else But Home: Seven Boys and an American Journey Between the Projects and the Penthouse, Carol Robles-Roman, the deputy Mayor and the highest ranking Latina in New York City government, who spoke about her career, Min Jin Lee author of the Free Food for Millionaires,who spoke about growing up as a Korean immigrant first in Queens, and then later in college, in law school and as a writer, and Rhonda Joy McLean, the Deputy GC at Time Inc., and author of The Little Black Book of Success who spoke about her experience as one of three black girls in her grade school, her time practicing as a lawyer, and advice she had for others in navigating law firm life, regardless of race.

This year was our first year working with Legal Outreach - a program that, through a rigorous application process, takes high school students and works with them on life skills as well as academics and law throughout their four years of high school. Four of these students spent a week at Herrick at the end of July. We had teams of coaches who met and worked with the students to get them ready for a Moot Court style oral argument held on the last day. These students were fantastic - smart, tenacious, thoughtful, and our attorneys really enjoyed working with them.

In 2012, we also started an Affinity Group for our LGBT attorneys. Led by a partner and an associate, the LGBT Affinity Group held meetings, and sponsored an event at the Stonewall Inn where an attorney gave a brief discussion about the riots and the history of Stonewall, after which everyone enjoyed a drink at the bar to celebrate the end of Gay Pride Week.

For the past three years, Herrick has partnered with the Korean American Lawyers Association of Greater New York ("KALAGNY") to host a Resume and Mock Interview Workshop for law students who belong to the organization.

Lastly, Herrick has, for many years, partnered with Practicing Attorneys for Law Students Programs ("PALS"), a group that provides career and skills development for minorities in the legal profession. Herrick attorneys actively mentor minority law students through this program, and the Firm has sponsored and volunteered at many events for this group such as their 25th Anniversary Celebration and their annual Resume and Interview Skills Workshop which they put on for minority law students across the tri-state area.

Summer associate program


At Herrick, we strive to provide a challenging, dynamic and enjoyable experience for our summer associates. It is our goal to present a realistic snapshot of life as a junior associate. We offer a balance of challenging assignments and social events designed to maximize the interaction between our summer associates and our attorneys in both business and informal settings.

Summer associates often have significant responsibilities on projects and have the opportunity to attend hearings, depositions, closings and client meetings.

Our Program:

Our summer associate program hosts law students with a strong work ethic who are striving to find a home rather than just a first job. Herrick's summer associates are generally in the top of their class and have a demonstrated ability in legal analysis and writing through participation on Law Review, journals, moot court or similar activities.

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