BakerHostetler’s culture reflects its Midwest roots—professional, yet warm and welcoming. Associates are also treated to strong mentorship and transparent leadership. The cutting-edge “IncuBaker” team is one sign of the firm’s commitment to innovation, especially in helping clients navigate the intersection of digital business, emerging technologies, and the law.
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One of several elite law firms with the same first name, BakerHostetler should not be mistaken for the others. The firm has built its reputation in United States-only offices by doing amazing work with some amazing clients. It recruits associates not only from top law schools, but also top performers from mid-tier regional schools with prior work or clerkship experience. Personality, work ethic, and the ability to be a team player are important, too, as the firm wants people who work well together and who don’t mind socializing with coworkers. Partners value associates and their opinions, and are approachable for questions. They also do an admirable job making lateral hires feel like part of the team. Formal training is strong, and new hires benefit as well from partners and senio...
BakerHostetler is home to nearly 1,000 lawyers across 17 offices throughout the U.S. The firm maintains the requisite laundry list of BigCorp clients, as well as a small yet respectable lobbying practice.
A Little Investment
BakerHostetler was founded in 1916 on the strength of a $1,500 investment by three lawyers in Cleveland. The firm has long been active in the political world, with namesake Newton Baker serving as a Secretary of War during World War I. A few years later, Baker attorneys represented private utility companies in their nearly 20-year fight against New Deal legislation that authorized the creation of massive public power projects. Baker lawyers later went on to advise a number of key players in the Watergate and Iran-Contra scandals. Today, the firm has grow...
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Partner and Chair—Digital Assets and Data Management Group