Harter Secrest & Emery LLP

Harter Secrest & Emery LLP

3 Star Rating     1 review

Main Office:
1600 Bausch & Lomb Place | Rochester | NY | 14604-2711
Phone: 585-232-6500  | Fax:  

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Year of establishment 1893 Number of partners 67
Number of offices 5 Partner to associate ratio 1.20
Biggest office Rochester Percentage of women attorneys 20.50
Number of attorneys 137 Percentage of minority attorneys 5.10
Number of associates 54 Percentage of LGBT attorneys 1.50
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Harter Secrest & Emery LLP Reviews

- Reviewed on July 28, 2017

Advice to law firm management: It is a very hectic place. The work is long and the stress high. The moving up part is very confusing and could use some work. The senior partners do not care at all about the lower level people and that gets confusing.

Pros: This is a large firm and has top level clients. They also only recruit from the best and brightest so you feel very much at home if you fit into that category. I did and I was very happy at the first when I was able to get into such high level cases and clients. The work is very intense and the pay is excellent.

Cons: It is hard to get ahead here. I was constantly competing for time with senior partners in order to get ahead. So was everyone else. The more you work does not always mean the higher up you will go. It is a very competitive culture.

Current or former employee?: Current Employee


Harter Secrest & Emery—founded in Rochester, New York—is a full-service law firm with more than 125 attorneys. From our beginnings in 1894 as a two-attorney law firm, we have grown to be the largest law firm in Rochester, with highly sophisticated practice areas and a presence throughout the United States and abroad. We represent internationally recognizable corporations and clients with uniquely coveted brands. With business acumen, strategic planning, and commitment to our lockstep partnership model, we grew our firm and expanded our client base by investing in specialized and sophisticated practice areas and developing expertise in complex areas of the law. This has resulted in us being able to provide top tier M&A legal services, with the utmost attention to client service and responsiveness, at a fraction of the cost of much larger firms.

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Summer associate program

The Summer Program is our preferred means of hiring new associates and is of vital importance to our overall recruitment effort. Each year, we employ several students as summer associates during our 10-week program. Because of the comfortable size of our Summer Program, students benefit from working closely with, and getting to know, the firm's attorneys. At the same time, students get real responsibility on important and challenging client matters.


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