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Harter Secrest & Emery LLP

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

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Reviewed on May 19, 2024
Current Employee Mr. San Francisco

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.

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.

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.

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Headline: Harter Secrest & Emery LLP: Experience the Benefits of a Top-Tier Law Firm at a Fraction of the Cost

Located in the Bay Area, Harter Secrest & Emery LLP is one of the nation’s leading full-service law firms. For over 125 years, the firm has successfully represented internationally recognized corporations and clients with coveted brands. The firm offers a variety of legal services, including mergers and acquisitions, and has earned a reputation for providing top-tier legal services with the utmost attention to client service and responsiveness.

At Harter Secrest & Emery LLP, attorneys can experience the benefits of working for a top-tier law firm without breaking the bank. The firm follows a lockstep partnership model that allows it to provide sophisticated services at a fraction of the cost of larger firms. This cost-effectiveness is especially beneficial to clients looking to maximize their legal budget.

Attorneys at Harter Secrest & Emery LLP also benefit from the firm’s strategic planning and business acumen. The firm has developed expertise in complex areas of the law, such as mergers and acquisitions, and is constantly investing in specialized and sophisticated practice areas. This allows attorneys to stay up-to-date on the latest legal developments and provides them with the opportunity to work on high-profile cases.

In addition, attorneys at the firm benefit from its long-standing commitment to the community. The firm is actively involved in numerous charitable and community organizations, and regularly takes on pro bono cases. This allows attorneys to gain valuable experience and make a difference in their local communities.

At Harter Secrest & Emery LLP in the Bay Area, attorneys can experience the benefits of a top-tier law firm at a fraction of the cost. The firm’s strategic planning and business acumen, as well as its commitment to the community, provide attorneys with the opportunity to work on high-profile cases and gain valuable experience, all while making a difference in their local communities.

Practice Areas

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

Pro bono

HSE is committed to providing legal services and access to the justice system for individuals who cannot afford to pay for a lawyer. Firm attorneys are encouraged to become involved in pro bono representation and fundraising for organizations that provide legal representation to those in need. As part of that commitment, the firm supports local initiatives that increase the availability of pro bono legal services, such as the Volunteer Legal Services Project (

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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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