Firm Stats


Total No. Attorneys (2021)

100 - 150


No. of Partners Named (2021)



Featured Rankings

Top 150 Under 150


No. of 1st Year Associates Hired (2020)



No. of Summer Associates (2021)

6 total (3 2Ls; 3 1Ls)


Base Salary

1st year (2021 class year): $191,350 + estimated $11,150 Profit...

Vault Verdict

Associate Reviews

  • “The firm's culture is sociable yet professional. For example, I don't know many, if any, associates who would feel dissuaded from walking into a partner's office if they have a question or need guidance. The firm organizes weekly social opportunities to foster a collegial atmosphere, which appears successful by all accounts. The firm is very ‘it is what you make of it,’ a quality I greatly appreciate.”
  • “There are sporadic firm-organized social opportunities as well as informal get-togethers organized by attorneys. People are friendly and respectful of your time and personal life.”
  • “I thoroughly enjoy everyone I work with. Everyone seems comfortable with each other, and there is an effort among younger associates to get together socially outside of work. The firm makes an effort to introduce new employees to everyone. I feel like I have been mentored by all levels of individuals at the firm (senior associates, counsel, partners). There is also a clear effort to respect work/life balance.”
  • “The firm is cliquish. If you don't fit the mold, you get overlooked for opportunities regardless of whether you exhibit competence.”

Diversity at Buckley LLP

"Buckley is strongly committed to diversity. The firm's commitment is rooted in the belief that each individual's unique background contributes a distinct and valuable perspective in our working environment, enriching the day-to-day experience of our professionals, and enabling us to better serve our clients. Buckley strives to ensure broad-based diversity within the firm by focusing on recruiting, retaining, and promoting professionals with diverse backgrounds including, but not limited to, diversity of race, ethnicity, age, gender, gender..."

Getting Hired Here

  • “The firm is looking for the ‘whole package,’ with no one specific factor being dispositive. There is emphasis on cultural fit and interest in the firm.”
  • “Prior work experience, intelligence, interest in financial services law, and grades appear to play substantial roles in hiring. The firm seems to value interest and ability above all.”
  • “Prior work/internship experience at financial regulators or financial services companies seems to be the most important factor.”

Perks & Benefits