BakerHostetler’s culture reflects its Midwest roots—professional, yet warm and welcoming. Associates are also treated to strong mentorship and transparent leadership. The “IncuBaker” team is one sign of the firm’s commitment to innovation. With specialties in bankruptcy, digital assets and data management, labor and employment law, intellectual property, litigation, and tax, BakerHostetler works across 16 practice areas in a dozen industries and also focuses on emerging issues like blockchain, Internet of...
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BakerHostetler looks for top grades, diverse backgrounds, and the right personality, often focusing on candidates from regional as well as national schools. The firm is social while respectful of work-life balance. Associates describe the atmosphere as professional, yet friendly and warm. Partners are appreciative of associates and treat them like valued colleagues. Transparency has increased recently, with regular updates from management about firm performance, presentations about how partnership works, and two annual performance reviews for junior associates. Most associates find the billable-hour requirement to be reasonable, and a few complaints about work distribution are offset by satisfaction about flexibility. Associates enjoy the work they do and feel it adequately challe...
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...&#...
Partner and Chair—Digital Assets and Data Management Group