At Greenberg Traurig, attorneys receive cutting-edge work with colleagues they enjoy spending time with. Pro bono is a big emphasis here, and the firm strives to hire, retain, and promote diverse attorneys. The firm doesn’t fall short on attorneys that have an entrepreneurial mindset and a drive to take responsibility on sophisticated matters with the support of razor-sharp mentors. Greenberg Traurig looks outside the traditional legal model to provide enhanced services to clients based on innovation.
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It all started with three attorneys wanting to open a NY-style firm in sunny Florida, and today, Greenberg Traurig now boasts over 2,650 attorneys in 45 locations on three continents. Lateral candidates and junior associates need to have ambition and drive and show the firm why they want to work at Greenberg Traurig. Offices are opened to meet clients’ needs and are not a bureaucracy. The firm has a strong culture where lawyers and staff often socialize at firm-sponsored events. Partners mentor associates and invest in their development and professional growth. Training is both formal and informal, with many associates gaining hands-on learning experiences from seasoned partners and counsel. Promotion in the firm is realistic, with shareholder partner positions and of counsel role...
About Greenberg Traurig: Greenberg Traurig, LLP has more than 2500 attorneys in 43 locations in the United States, Europe, Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm reported gross revenue of over $2 Billion for FY 2021 and is consistently among the top firms on the Am Law 100, Am Law Global 100, and NLJ 250. On the debut 2022 Law3...
About the Firm
Greenberg Traurig, LLP counts among its clients some of the biggest names in information technology, energy, entertainment, telecommunications, real estate, financial services, and healthcare. With almost four dozen offices worldwide, an exceptionally broad practice scope, and household names for clients, it ranks as one of the nation’s largest firms.
Greenberg Traurig traces its roots to 1967, when three Miami attorneys established a practice modeled on New York’s boutique transactional firms. Mel Greenberg was the firm’s first chief executive officer; University of Miami grad Robert Traurig became a power player among southern Florida’s real estate firms, builders, and developers; and early name partner Larry Hoffman went on to become the firm’s CEO in the ’90s. U...
- “One of the firm's strengths is the culture. Although not all practice groups are the same, generally, the lawyers socialize together. The firm sponsors many happy hours and social events. We have a close relationship with both our colleagues and staff.”
- “Our office culture is collegial, warm, and inviting. The workplace is respectful, and you are truly seen as a valuable member of the team, even as a first year. Your ideas matter, and people make the effort to really get to know you as a person outside of work. The shareholders go above and beyond to include associates in social and professional activities, and take an active mentoring role. It is quite common for people to hang out outside the office at firm sponsored events, or informally.”
- “Friendly and professional work environment with open-door policy among all levels of employees. Upper management is very easy to access and speak with. Multiple firm-sponsored happy hours, lunch and learn, and other social events per month—mostly during work hours.”
- “The partners are pleasant to work with—no abusive activities, no yelling. They don't socialize outside the office, though. The associates are more social, and do happy hours and other events. It's a very busy and dynamic practice with an extremely exclusive clientele.”
Diversity at Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Getting Hired Here
- “They definitely look for fit—someone that has commonalities with other associates and shareholders. I don't think there is a feeder school, but at least the NY office does not seem to limit to T14 [schools].”
- “GT is among the best firms in the area, and is looking for intelligent and highly competent attorneys. For my office, most associates are from local schools.”
- “The firm is competitive in recruiting, and as a lateral, they paid strong bonuses and made good offers. I think it's partially about a fit with the group, but also a good educational background, interest in the type of work, and prior work experience (if lateraling).”
- “GT seeks candidates that are committed to a willingness to learn, and excellence within their respective fields. This firm is fast-paced and hands-off, so it may be difficult to join right out of law school; however, with GT's mentorship programs and training, candidates that are ambitious and serious about their careers will thrive in this environment. Regardless of law school, being top of one's class is highly desirable, as well as participation on law review/legal journal.”