Wilson Elser

Wilson Elser

4 Star Rating     3 reviews

Main Office:
150 East 42nd Street | New York City | NY | 10017
Phone: 212.490.3000  | Fax: 212.490.3038 

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Year of establishment 1978 Number of partners
Number of offices 20 Partner to associate ratio
Biggest office New York City Percentage of women attorneys
Number of attorneys 785 Percentage of minority attorneys
Number of associates Percentage of LGBT attorneys
Wilson Elser
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Wilson Elser Reviews

- Reviewed on November 20, 2017

Advice to law firm management: Figure out how to manage a law firm. High turnover is a sign of bad management. People are always coming and going because people are doomed to fail.

Pros: Some High-Level work, and some decent attorneys. good litigation experience. This is a litigation firm, not a full service firm as they say.

Cons: High Billables hours, no pay, and lots of games. High turnover. Desperate, angry people. Support staff is not qualified. I can't recommend the firm.

Current or former employee?: Former Employee

Last Year at Employer: 2016

Job type: Full time

- Reviewed on July 21, 2017

Advice to law firm management: The stress level because of the case load was sometimes very challenging but I was able to learn to balance my work load and rarely had a case go out of compliance. My overall experience was excellent and I count it a privilege to have worked for this Law Firm.

Pros: Great Firm that cares about their employees and stands by their core values. Base Salary and Bonus Structure are competitive. The work is fascinating and challenging. People here are generally down-to-earth and respectful of others.

Cons: Management is really top-down and opaque and getting a raise is nearly impossible. Expectation of being available at all times by the senior attorneys is unrealistic. No respect for personal life or vacation.

Current or former employee?: Current Employee


Wilson Elser helps individuals and organizations transcend challenges and realize goals by offering an optimal balance of legal excellence and bottom-line value. Since our founding in 1978, Wilson Elser has forged a reputation as a formidable player in insurance coverage and defense. Our experience in this tightly regulated, cost-conscious industry has shaped a firm culture of accomplished professionalism and cost efficiency that delivers demonstrable value to clients.

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Wilson Elser Awards and Recognitions

2014 AmLaw 200: Wilson Elser ranks 106.

2014 National Law Journal's NLJ 350: Wilson Elser ranks 48.

Chambers USA: Wilson Elser named a 2014 "Leading Law Firm" in Bankruptcy/Restructuring.

American Lawyer Media reports Wilson Elser named "Go-To Law Firm" by Fortune 500 companies for least 5 Years running.

American Lawyer Media reports Wilson Elser named 2014 "Go-To Law Firm" by Fortune 500 companies in Labor/Employment Law and Contracts, Labor and Torts Litigation.

US News & World Report: Wilson Elser ranked in Tier I

New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics: Wilson Elser ranks #1 in Lobbying for 17 years running.

New York Law Journal ranks Wilson Elser the 15th largest law firm in New York.


At Wilson Elser, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is a foundational value, critical to the success of our firm and central to the integrity and vitality of the legal field. Bringing together people of different backgrounds and beliefs, people with diverse perspectives, fosters the innovative and creative thinking that enhances our response to the needs of our clients. Wilson Elser's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and training as well as the organizations to which we belong and the programs we sponsor.

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