Founded in 1984, Morrison Cohen’s 125-plus lawyers operate out of a single office in midtown Manhattan. Known for their corporate work in particular, Morrison Cohen also has highly respected labor & employment and business litigation practices. Morrison Cohen makes our list of the Best Midsize Firms in New York, Best Midsize Firms for Diversity, and the National Law Journal’s Midsize Hot List.
Total No. Attorneys (2022)
No. of Partners Named (2022)
No. of 1st Year Associates Hired (2022)
No. of U.S. Offices
Morrison Cohen hires lateral associates that have experience in BigLaw and a friendly personality. The day-to-day atmosphere is pleasant and welcoming. Associates and partners have a cordial relationship, and the associates say the partners treat them as valued members of the team. Insight into firm performance, promotion, and compensation is relatively clear, although more clarity is desired. The workloads are fairly distributed and the associates reserve flexibility to control their schedules with the lack of a billable hour requirement. The associates are excited about the firm’s newly established pro bono program and hope to see pro bono work become an integral part of the firm’s culture. Formal training is limited, and informal training and mentorships are available, though i...
About the Firm
With more than 125 lawyers based out of a single office in midtown Manhattan, Morrison Cohen provides legal services around the globe across a dozen major practice areas. The firm has been named to the National Law Journal’s Midsize Hot List multiple times and is ranked among Vault’s Best Midsize Law Firms in New York and best Midsize Law Firms for Diversity.
Servicing Businesses in a Big Way
Morrison Cohen was founded in 1984. From the beginning, the firm’s focus has been on servicing its clients with an ambitious and results-oriented approach. Don’t let the firm’s size fool you—Morrison Cohen may be a midsize firm, but it packs a big punch when it comes to experience. In fact, more than half of its lawyers previously practiced in BigLaw before lateraling to the f...
- “Everyone is incredibly pleasant and helpful; the hours can be grueling and sometimes I think we're expected to be available too often, but that's the gig, and overall it's not bad. I enjoy working here quite a bit.”
- “The firm puts forth a lot of effort, even during the pandemic, through events and mentorship opportunities, to connect people at the firm. Everyone is very friendly and congenial in person and virtually. Even in the pandemic, the firm maintains a pleasantly professional environment.”
- “Everyone I've met is very friendly and wants to get to know you on a personal level. The firm also has a lot of outside activities for associates and partners to meet.”
Getting Hired Here
- “The hiring process seems pretty good. The associates that have been brought on are generally good quality and smart. The firm is looking for positive, hardworking, smart, and organized associates that jibe with the firm's friendly culture, with a preference for people with a BigLaw background, and consideration of diversity. The firm generally does not hire people straight out of law school.”
- “The firm largely only hires laterals. There are a handful of exceptions, but for the most part, they do not recruit at law schools.”
- “The firm looks for intellectually interested individuals and hires mostly from second or third year BigLaw.”