Constangy Brooks, Smith & Prophete LLP
Constangy is a management-side labor and employment firm, with offices in 16 states across the U.S. Constangy handles a range of employment matters, including employment discrimination, harassment, and retaliation; wage and hour litigation; workplace safety; affirmative action compliance; OSHA; workers’ compensation; and ERISA and employee benefits. The firm also counsels clients on developing workplace policies. Among other positive aspects of working here, associates rave ab...
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Candidates looking to work with Constangy should have some work experience under their belts—the firm hires mostly laterals, and places premiums on experience (particularly L&E experience), diversity, and law school attended. Expect questions about fit and why you’re looking to leave your current firm, but also choose good references—they will be called. The firm’s culture is friendly and professional. For those seeking a social atmosphere, the firm offers frequent firm-sponsored opportunities to get together with colleagues, but there isn’t much socializing outside of the office. Partners respect associates and treat them well, though associates note that the firm isn’t as transparent as it could be on matters like financials and salary. While compensation doesn’t reach B...
Constangy is a national labor and employment law firm that has been serving clients since 1946. Boasting a down-to-earth culture, the firm has close to 200 attorneys across 16 states.
Growing Up in ‘Hot-Lanta
Frank Constangy—known to his colleagues as ‘Mr. C’—established the firm in 1946 in Atlanta with partners Legree Davis and Mildred McClelland, who was one of the few female attorneys in Atlanta at the time. In 1950, Bill Prowell, formerly an attorney with the National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB"), joined the firm, and in 1961, the firm became Constangy & Prowell. After Contangy's death in the early 1970s, the firm fractured a bit but was reorganized by partners Lovic Brooks and Jim Smith as Constangy, Brooks & Smith and began to expand within the reg...