Brown Rudnick LLP
Brown Rudnick LLP

Brown Rudnick LLP

4 Star Rating     3 reviews 
Main Office:

One Financial Center, | Boston | MA | 02111

Phone: 617-856-8200 | Fax: 617-856-8201

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Year of establishment 1948 Number of partners 103
Number of offices 8 Partner to associate ratio 1.00
Biggest office Boston Percentage of women attorneys 35.50
Number of attorneys 217 Percentage of minority attorneys 9.20
Number of associates 100 Percentage of LGBT attorneys 0.90
Brown Rudnick LLP
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Brown Rudnick 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.

Cons: Work hours are long and draining. It is difficult to find a balance between work and life because of this. The work that passes in and out of this firm demanding.

Current or former employee?: Former Employee

- Reviewed on October 26, 2017

Advice to law firm management: Think about giving raises more often, even though the starting salary is pretty good. Bring on some more support staff and pay them well to prevent shortages and turn over in that department.

Pros: Benefits and pay are very competitive at this law firm. If you like to travel there is plenty of opportunity here because of all their international clientele, especially in the UK. The technology here is the forefront of the profession as well, and they are very community oriented supporting many programs.

Cons: The hours are long and the work is strenuous. It's a very high pressure place to work and a very competitive environment. If you're a team work type person this is not the place for you.

Current or former employee?: Current Employee


Throw out the old paradigm. In fact, throw out the word paradigm – and anything else tired, trite, sluggish or slow. Powered by 200 high-octane lawyers in key financial centers, including New York, London, Boston, and Washington, DC, Brown Rudnick is a law firm designed for speed and performance. Our advice is practical and business-driven – not abstract or opaque. And our progressive operating model takes collaboration to a new level – benefitting like-minded clients who want muscular, integrated service, timely delivered. From major corporate restructurings, class actions and cross-border mergers, to exotic asset-class securitizations and the front lines of global climate initiatives, we are committed to your business and passionate about results. Look to us for: A strategic portfolio of premier Corporate, Litigation, Corporate Restructuring and Capital Markets legal practices Dedicated client service based on a comprehensive understanding of client needs and objectives A client mix ranging from start-up and emerging growth businesses, to national, global and Fortune 500 business leaders Integrated public policy advice and advocacy at key domestic political centers A unique law firm model that eliminates internal politics and supports inter-office, inter-practice and international collaboration Community leadership through a focused, influential Center for the Public Interest

Practice Areas

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

  • Antitrust
  • Bankruptcy & Corporate Restructuring
  • Corporate
  • Cross-Border
  • International Transactions
  • Distressed Debt & Claims Trading
  • Distressed Real Estate
  • Emerging Companies
  • Energy Utilities & Environmental
  • Environmental
  • Executive Compensation & Erisa
  • Finance
  • Financial Disputes
  • Government Contracts
  • Government Law & Strategies - Federal
  • Government Law & Strategies - Regional
  • Health Care
  • Intellectual Property
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • International Disputes
  • Litigation & Arbitration
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate & Construction Disputes
  • Tax
  • Wage & Hour
  • White Collar Defense & Government Investigations

Hiring Criteria

Brown Rudnick LLP follows the set of hiring criteria outlined below.

Strong academic achievement in law school and undergraduate; excellent writing, oral, analytical and interpersonal skills; maturity and ability to work well in a team environment.

Pro bono

Brown Rudnick does not report any information regarding its pro bono activities.

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Brown Rudnick LLP Awards and Recognitions

Law360 selects Brown Rudnick as Bankruptcy Group of the Year

Brown Rudnick Receives 2011 Turnaround of the Year and Divestiture Deal of the Year Awards

Brown Rudnick Receives Four Turnaround Atlas Awards

National Law Journal quotes Wayne Dennison in "Fifth Circuit tosses Katrina victim's insurance award"

First Whistleblower Award Leaves More Questions than Answers

Thomas D. Ritter Receives New England Board of Higher Education Excellence Award

Tom Ritter receives the 2013 Governor Walter R. Peterson Award for Leadership


Our commitment to diversity informs every aspect of firm life, from recruiting and hiring, to training and mentoring, to firm management and leadership. We believe our clients and lawyers alike will benefit from a workforce that fully reflects the rich variety of race, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and ethnicity in our communities.

We realize that success in this mission means more than interviewing and hiring a diverse population. We also focus diligently on retaining and maintaining this workforce. We've established tangible structures to support diversity advancement and encourage candid exchanges of views. From "Dishing Up Diversity" luncheons, to themed displays in our lobbies, to diversity "office hours," we work to create conversation and camaraderie.

Achieving diversity goals requires regular and active attention. But we believe Brown Rudnick, with its culture of openness and acceptance, is well placed to be a leader in law firm diversity initiatives and achievement. We welcome your ideas and participation in this effort.

Our efforts include:

Participation in the Boston Lawyer's Group and Lawyer's Collaborative for Diversity which promotes diversity hiring and retention

Participation in minority events and job fairs

Participation in the Boston Bar Association's (BBA) amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in Fisher v. University of Texas,, supporting the University of Texas at Austin's consideration of race when making undergraduate admissions decisions

A Diversity Committee with lawyers and staff from multiple offices and practice groups

Consistently receive top rating of 100 percent on the Corporate Equality Index, an annual survey administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation

Consistent organizational and financial support for attorneys involved in diversity organizations

Collecting, reporting and publishing workforce diversity data for our London office as part of a national initiative of the Solicitors Regulation Authority of England & Wales

For more information please see our Equal Employment Opportunity Employer Statement.

Summer associate program

In 2010, Brown Rudnick LLP had a class of 20 summer associates. All of them were considered for offers of employment. 20 offers were made.

Second year law students are paid $3,077 per week.

2L weekly compensation $3,077

size of 2010 summer class 20

males 10

females 10

2Ls considered for offers 20

Offers made 20


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