With an eye toward continuous growth, Fox Rothschild has been slowly expanding over the years. The firm has established itself in certain niche industries, including cannabis and media and entertainment. The firm affords its attorneys independence and flexibility, creating a top notch work-life balance and respectful atmosphere. Associates looking for a firm to grow with long term should look no further than Fox Rothschild.

Firm Stats


Total No. Attorneys (2021)

750 - 1K


No. of Partners Named (2021)



Featured Rankings

Vault Law 100


No. of 1st Year Associates Hired (2020)



No. of Summer Associates (2021)

39 total (32 2Ls; 7 1Ls)


Base Salary

New York; Washington, DC

Vault Verdict

The firm seeks to hire talented individuals who have a strong academic background and relevant experience. Day-to-day is collaborative and collegial and the firm has an active social culture. Partners work closely with associates and associates feel that the partners are invested in their professional development and that the firm is transparent in terms of finances, performance, and promotion. Fox is taking noticeable steps to foster diversity within the firm, including providing billable credit for diversity-related work, diversity-oriented mentorship programs, and a diversity fellowship program. Pro bono is a commitment of the firm and is counted as billable hours, but some associates wish pro bono opportunities were more heavily promoted. Becoming partner at the firm is a real...

Firm's Response

Fox Rothschild has grown to a 950-lawyer national law firm by attracting bright and creative attorneys and legal professionals who know how to deliver. We provide a national stage and equip our legal talent with the platform to nurture innovation and drive client success. Our clients—individuals, public and private companies, nonprofits, s...

About the Firm

With nearly 950 attorneys practicing across 27 offices coast to coast and serving clients in various industries, Fox Rothschild doesn’t put all of its eggs in one basket. And as the firm continues to grow, it is building an impressive client list along the way.

Hailing from the City of Brotherly Love

Fox Rothschild was founded in Philadelphia in 1907. Over the last decade, the firm has expanded to several new regions through mergers and lateral moves across the country, opening offices in Seattle, Dallas, Chicago, Minneapolis, Denver, and elsewhere. In 2018, the firm welcomed 130 attorneys in six offices throughout the Southeast (North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia) through a merger with Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP—the largest combination to date in firm history. Fox Rothschild...

Associate Reviews

  • “The firm frequently hosts happy hours and office holiday parties. There are also many firm organizations to get involved with that have social aspects as well. The firm emphasizes collegiality. People stop by my office daily to check in on non-work-related stuff.”
  • “Socialization has fallen by the wayside because of COVID, but my practice group actively tries to get people together, at least by videoconference, to connect and catch up. We are a hardworking bunch, but we definitely enjoy time for lunches and dinners when schedules sync up.”
  • “Day to day is congenial and kind. There is a team mentality between the lawyers and support staff. Socializing happens weekly, at a minimum.”
  • “The firm maintains a healthy culture. Associates have close relationships both professionally and socially. Partners also make the effort to establish strong personal relationships with associates.”

Why Work Here

Diversity at Fox Rothschild LLP

"Fox Rothschild celebrates diversity in the workplace. Our attorneys and staff value the opportunity to work with people of diverse backgrounds, cultures and viewpoints. A diverse workplace makes us able to better understand our clients and enhances our workplace experience at the firm. As a leader in the legal and business community, we are proud of and committed to ensuring diversity and opportunity throughout all levels of the firm. In the delivery of legal services, we are able to bring all of our experience, culture, education and rich..."

Getting Hired Here

  • “The firm's recruiting process is highly competitive. We go through several rounds of interviews to make sure each candidate is a good fit and will excel at the firm. The firm is generally looking for highly ranked law schools, high class ranks, and journal experience. Most laterals come from excellent firms with substantive experience. The firm favors clerkships but does not, as a general rule, offer a clerkship bonus, so the firm has fewer former clerks than its peer firms.”
  • “The firm is open to taking associates from small to large firms. School attended is a focus earlier on, while work experience plays a more crucial role for mid-level to senior level associates.”
  • “We are assertive in pursuing candidates that we like, but there is no ‘mold’ you have to fit. We run lean, and generally pursue referrals with no target regarding particular law schools or clerkships. When there is a need for a particular practice group or skill, we do look for people with those characteristics.”
  • “For our office there seems to be varied attitudes about how much grades matter. The firm seems to value a positive attitude and humility in addition to good credentials. Interviewers for OCI receive training and guidelines for the interview and call back process.”

Perks & Benefits