Firm Stats


Total No. Attorneys (2022)

500 - 750


No. of Partners Named (2022)



Featured Rankings

Vault Law 100


No. of 1st Year Associates Hired (2022)



No. of Summer Associates (2022)

77 total (66 2Ls; 11 1Ls)


Base Salary

Base Salary (2022)

Vault Verdict

Firm's Response

About the Firm

Associate Reviews

  • “The day-to-day atmosphere with colleagues is collegial and friendly, and lawyers and staff interact frequently. The firm provides weekly opportunities for lawyers and staff to connect through firm sponsored events….”
  • “We have what feels like a very flat and collegial structure at the firm. The firm sets up regular events (like happy hours) to socialize with others at the office, and attorneys and staff also enjoy socializing beyond those events. It is a very warm and productive environment, made all the better by a very interesting and intellectual group of people.”
  • “Dechert has a great culture. Partners, associates, and business services professionals work well together, always have a great attitude, and produce a great atmosphere.”

Why Work Here

Culture at Dechert

It takes a committed, global team to deliver the excellence in service and innovative thinking our clients expect. Cultivating creativity to harness the very best ideas comes from respecting and valuing everyone’s voice, and creating a shared enjoyment in all that we do. At Dechert, we believe that building community within the workplace and with our clients – whether multinational companies or pro bono causes – is the key to success. It’s about building a firm where people are trusted and empowered to do their very best.

Diversity at Dechert

"At Dechert, Diversity and Inclusion are not simply words written on our website and in our policies - they are principles we live by every day. As a truly global law firm, working together effectively to deliver service to our clients requires us to value and respect each other voice and empowers people from different backgrounds, experiences and points of view to be fully themselves and bring their very best. Dechert believes that vigorous exchanges of ideas among legal professionals with different life experiences stimulate..."

Getting Hired Here

  • “We have people from the T14 and the non-T14, and the firm is happy to have both. Practice group matters with regards to competitiveness, but everyone that works here is capable, driven, and professional. I was hired outside of the OCI process, through direct application, and that actually was much easier than the OCI process.”
  • “The firm is looking for well-rounded candidates. Law school attended and grades are important. Drive, ambition, and personality are also big factors. Prior work experience is more important for lateral hires and the firm is always looking for quality candidates.”
  • “The firm looks for well-rounded, diverse candidates with strong academics who demonstrate a friendly, collegial personality and a strong desire to work collaboratively.”

Practice Area Q&A’s

Samuel H. Gilbert & Drita Dokic

Partner & Associate


Hayden Coleman & Caroline Power

Partner & Associate


Perks & Benefits