Proskauer Rose LLP

Proskauer Rose LLP

4 Star Rating     3 reviews 
Main Office:

Eleven Times Square (Eighth Avenue & 41st Street) | New York City | NY | 10036

Phone: 212-969-3000 | Fax: 212-969-2900

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Year of establishment 1875 Number of partners 242
Number of offices 13 Partner to associate ratio 0.50
Biggest office New York City Percentage of women attorneys 35.00
Number of attorneys 726 Percentage of minority attorneys 18.20
Number of associates 450 Percentage of LGBT attorneys 3.00
Proskauer Rose LLP
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Proskauer Rose LLP Reviews

- Reviewed on December 16, 2017

Advice to law firm management: There needs to be improvement in the area of offering employees and staff guidance through mentorship. The law firm should offer varied working schedule with less hours.

Pros: A law firm in which the environment promotes to think outside the box. The work varies and is abundant but sometimes captivating.

Cons: The law firm misses the component of offering employees and staff guidance through mentorship. This law firm may be difficult to work for if having trouble with balancing work and life.

Current or former employee?: Current Employee

- Reviewed on September 25, 2017

Advice to law firm management: Provide a better work/life balance and work on improving management.

Pros: The service is excellent. Employees are great to work with. Overall, great place.

Cons: There is not a good work/life balance. Hours are tough and some employees should be avoided.

Current or former employee?: Former Employee


Proskauer is a leading international law firm focused on creating value. Our roots go back to 1875, when we were founded in New York City. With 725+ lawyers active in virtually every major market worldwide, we are recognized not only for our legal excellence, but also our dedication to client service. Our clients include many of the world’s top companies, financial institutions, investment funds, not-for-profit institutions, governmental entities and other organizations across industries and borders. We also represent individuals in transactions and other matters.

Practice Areas

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

  • Antitrust
  • Appellate
  • Broker Dealer & Investment Management Regulation
  • Business Solutions Governance Restructuring & Bankruptcy
  • California Employment Law
  • Capital Markets
  • Class
  • Collective Action
  • Copyright
  • Corporate Governance
  • Disability Accommodations & Leave Management
  • Distressed Debt
  • Dodd Frank Task Force
  • Employee Benefits Executive Compensation & Erisa Litigation
  • Employment Law Counseling & Training
  • Employment Litigation & Arbitration
  • Entertainment Industry
  • Environmental
  • Erisa Litigation
  • False Advertising & Trademark
  • Fiduciary Litigation
  • Finance
  • Financial Services
  • French & Eu Employment
  • Government Contractor Compliance & Relations
  • Health Care Industry
  • Health Care Reform Task Force
  • Hedge Funds
  • Higher Education
  • Immigration & Nationality
  • Infrastructure
  • Insurance Recovery & Counseling
  • International Arbitration
  • International Labor & Employment
  • International Practice Group
  • Labor Management Relations
  • Latin America law
  • Firm Practice Group
  • Life Sciences
  • Lodging & Gaming
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Multi Tranche Finance
  • Non Compete & Trade Secrets
  • Not For Profit
  • Exempt Organizations
  • Patent Law
  • Privacy & Data Security
  • Private Equity
  • Private Equity & Hedge Fund Litigation
  • Private Equity Real Estate
  • Private Investment Funds
  • Product Liability & Consumer Litigation
  • Real Estate Capital Markets
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Securities Litigation
  • Sports Law
  • Strategic Corporate Planning
  • Technology Media & Communications
  • Terminations Reductions In Force & Warn Act
  • Wage & Hour
  • Whistleblowing & Retaliation
  • White Collar Defense & Investigations
  • Corporate
  • Health Care
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment
  • Litigation
  • Personal Planning
  • Real Estate
  • Sector Related
  • Tax

Hiring Criteria

Proskauer Rose LLP follows the set of hiring criteria outlined below.

At Proskauer Rose, qualities such as academic success and intelligence, commitment, maturity, judgment, creativity, diligence, leadership, undergraduate performance and non-academic accomplishments are taken into account before finalizing any candidate for the role of associate as the firm. It recruits through job fairs and campus recruitments. In 2011, Proskauer visited 19 law schools in the U.S. and attended four job fairs.

Pro bono

Proskauer Rose encourages all attorneys to bill a minimum of 50 pro bono hours annually, and every first-year associate is assigned his or her own pro bono matter when starting at the firm. In 2010, 76% of associates each performed 62 hours of pro bono work.

The firm believes that introducing associates to pro bono work early in their careers helps instill in them a commitment to integrating this work into their professional lives.

The firm caters to community groups, refugees seeking asylum, domestic violence victims, artists and musicians among many others. The firm's lawyers have played a crucial role in shaping important issues such as gun control, voting rights, prisoner rights and legal ethics.

Notable cases

  • Some of the notable cases by Proskauer Rose are as below:
  • In April 2012, Proskauer represented Major League Baseball in its investigation of Frank McCourt's ownership of the Los Angeles Dodgers and the resulting bankruptcy cases, achieving a settlement for MLB in the US Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. The firm is also representing MLB in the bankruptcy court approved sale of the franchise.
  • The firm has represented BDO Seidman, Deloitte & Touche, and Ernst & Young before the Securities and Exchange Commission.
  • International pharmaceutical and medical research company Grifols S.A. chose Proskauer for a number of important matters, including the refinancing of $3.1 billion of its existing financing through multicurrency senior term loan facilities and revolving credit facilities.
  • Proskauer also represented Grifols in its $4 billion acquisition of Talecris Biotherapeutics Holdings Corp., including antitrust issues, in 2011.
  • Proskauer represented American Realty Capital Trust Inc - a REIT with a $2.7 billion portfolio consisting of 485 net-leased properties - in the largest initial listing of a REIT in five years on NASDAQ.
  • Proskauer's IP lawyers won a significant victory on behalf of Endeca Technologies, Inc and USA, LLC. A U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California had found that Endeca's website search technology, which permitted visitors to search for available products by selecting pre-defined "category descriptions", did not infringe on a patent held by plaintiff SpeedTrack, Inc. The court granted summary judgment, disposing of all 11 of the asserted claims.

Proskauer Rose LLP Awards and Recognitions

Proskauer Rose has been recognized by national and international awards for its work in the law field.

More than 120 Proskauer lawyers recognized as best lawyers in America 2013.

Proskauer achieved top spot among Nation's Most Powerful Employment Attorneys for third consecutive year.

Vault also ranked Proskauer's Labor and Employment Department the sixth best in practice, while their partners were listed as fifth most prestigious.

According to a study by Yale Law Women, Proskauer Rose ranked second in their list of top ten family-friendly firms of 2007.

In 2007, Proskauer was named among the top United States firms practicing corporate and finance law in The Legal 500 US Volume I: Corporate & Finance, a ranking of the "best of the best" U.S. law firms.

In 2008, Proskauer was named the fastest-growing law firm for the third consecutive year in Boston Business Journal's annual ranking of the area's 100 largest law firms.

Fifteen lawyers from Proskauer Rose were named in Southern California Super Lawyers 2008, an annual guide to the top lawyers in the region.


Proskauer Rose is committed to ensure equal opportunity and diversity in the practice of law. Diversity is an essential part of the company's overall commitment to excellence and will enhance one's experience with the firm.

The firm recruits candidates from a diverse pool of applicants. It is the policy of Proskauer to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, sex, age, disability, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Summer associate program

The summer program is a gateway for entry of new lawyers at Proskauer. It has remained so for more than 30 years and for many of its current partners, Proskauer was the first firm to begin their career. Proskauer Rose offers a 10-week summer program in most of its domestic offices. The program is considered as an all-around 'great' experience. Summer associates are expected to complete 6 to 15 assignments during the summer.

The summer program includes periodic seminars and other activities, like participation in a cross-examination workshop, a corporate negotiation workshop, a legal ethics seminar, and a litigation workshop, all of which are designed to develop practice skills, provide insights into substantive legal issues and impart the basics of various practice areas.

The firm made offers to 88% of its 2009 summer associates. In 2010, the firm had a 100% offer rate among its 36 summer associates, but the firm reduced the summer class size by 65% from 112 summer associates the previous year. Proskauer also gave 100% offers to its 2011 New York summer class. Summer associates get compensation of US $ 3,077 per week.

Working for the Proskauer Rose LLP

Many believe that Proskauer provides a cordial and enjoyable atmosphere. Young associates have lots of opportunity to take responsibility for cases early and to learn quickly if they take advantage of the opportunities. Proskauer has a great balance of tradition and progressiveness.

A few concerns include management decisions at times can be somewhat murky. Also, associates believe that the firm overloads with hours targets, which may lead to a stressful job.

"We believe that challenging our workforce to participate, grow and contribute ideas helps to make this an exciting and successful environment that benefits the firm, our people and our clients," the firm states on its website.

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