With an eye toward continuous growth, Fox Rothschild has been slowly expanding over the years. The firm has established itself in certain niche industries, including cannabis and media and entertainment. The firm affords its attorneys independence and flexibility, creating a top-notch work-life balance and respectful atmosphere. Associates looking for a firm to grow with long term should look no further than Fox Rothschild.

Firm Stats


Total No. Attorneys (2023)

1K - 1.5K


No. of Partners Named (2023)



Featured Rankings

Vault Law 100


No. of 1st Year Associates Hired (2023)



No. of Summer Associates (2023)

43 total (36 2Ls; 7 1Ls)


Base Salary

Boston, New York; Washington, DC

Vault Verdict

Even though Fox Rothschild has grown to nearly 1,000 attorneys—despite not expanding into international markets—it still has been able to emphasize attributes like culture and work-life balance. Academic achievement and work experience are more important in the hiring process than law school attended, and firm settings eschew stuffy formalities. Attorneys and staff work well together because everyone is supportive and collaborative. Partners respect associates and value their work, providing feedback along the way. Formal training is extensive and helpful, while more is gained through informal relationships than formal mentor/mentee assignments. Lateral hires generally transition well, though certain aspects could improve. Work quality runs the spectrum from mundane to complex, an...

Firm's Response

Fox Rothschild has grown to a national law firm of 1,000 attorneys by attracting bright and creative legal talent who know how to think forward and drive results. We provide a national stage and equip attorneys with the platform to nurture innovation and foster client success. Our clients—individuals, public and private companies, nonprofi...

About the Firm

With nearly 1,000 attorneys practicing across 29 offices coast to coast and serving clients in various industries, Fox Rothschild doesn’t put all of its eggs in one basket. And as the firm continues to grow, it is building an impressive client list along the way.

Hailing from the City of Brotherly Love

Fox Rothschild was founded in Philadelphia in 1907. Over the last decade, the firm has expanded to several new regions through mergers and lateral moves across the country, opening offices in Seattle, Boston, Dallas, Chicago, Minneapolis, Denver, and Oklahoma City. In 2018, the firm welcomed 130 attorneys in six offices throughout the Southeast (North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia) through a merger with Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP—the largest combination to date in firm history. ...

Associate Reviews


  • “The firm's culture is supportive and collaborative. There are many social events with associates, and with the firm generally. A great mentorship and training program for associates across all levels. Day-to-day atmosphere is casual and social. Staff and lawyers interact with respect and positivity.”
  • “The firm culture is very collegial. There is true respect amongst the partners and associates. It really feels like a team. Everyone supports each other, and wants each other to succeed. Work-life balance is valued.”
  • “The in-office firm culture can be tense at times, as with all big firms. However, there is a real sense of collaboration and associate collegiality. The firm offers regular social events, and associates will often take it upon themselves to socialize outside of the office. The interaction between lawyers and staff is respectful and friendly.”
  • “Firm's culture is very inclusive and pleasant. Everyone is willing to teach and is friendly. Lawyers and staff work with each other very well. Lawyers at my office do not socialize as much, but they are on cordial terms with each other.”

Why Work Here

Diversity at Fox Rothschild LLP

"Fox Rothschild celebrates diversity in the workplace. Our attorneys and staff value the opportunity to work with people of diverse backgrounds, cultures and viewpoints. A diverse workplace makes us able to better understand our clients and enhances our workplace experience at the firm. As a leader in the legal and business community, we are proud of and committed to ensuring diversity and opportunity throughout all levels of the firm. In the delivery of legal services, we are able to bring all of our experience, culture, education and rich..."

Getting Hired Here


  • “The hiring process at Fox is competitive. We look for bright law students, and laterals with outstanding academic credentials, generally, but not exclusively, from top-tier law schools. We are also looking for candidates with a genuine interest in the firm, and a commitment to the area where the office is located.”
  • “We want people who want to work with us long term. Since we do not pay market, we typically cannot compete for the top-tier law schools. With that said, if you are a good candidate, and do not know if you are what ‘bigger law’ is after, come here. Fox will treat you well, and teach you to be a lawyer.”
  • “Experience, intelligence, and diversity are the top three that come to mind. Not necessarily so much where someone went to school, so long as they excelled wherever they went (although a lot of the associates I work with went to far better law schools than I did).”
  • “Grades/work experience are important, particularly to get to an interview. Once in the interview, our office is focused on determining whether an applicant seems like someone who the whole office will want to work with. Looking to hire for the long term, not just to get through a busy season. No particular feeder schools, although local schools are well represented.”

Perks & Benefits

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