Fried Frank associates work on complex legal matters in a top-to-bottom friendly and social environment. The firm priorities its people and communities, with associate perks like generous wellness offerings and a strong dedication to pro bono work. Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP advises many of the world’s leading corporations, investment funds, and financial institutions on their critical legal needs and business opportunities. With approximately 500 lawyers in North America and Europe, the firm excels in co...
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Fried Frank looks beyond law school attended in its hiring decisions, opting to focus more on a candidate’s personality and experience. The firm’s collegial culture includes open doors and frequent socializing. Partners welcome associate feedback, and in return, provide insight through regular town halls—though a common associate wish is more insight into the promotion process. Associates are busy but feel there is good flexibility and fair distribution of work. The firm requires 2,000 billable hours for a full bonus payout, but this includes pro bono and other “qualified non-billables.” Associates are satisfied with compensation, which is market and includes extra bonuses for high billers. Work is mostly substantive and level appropriate. There are pro bono opportunities galore, ...
Fried Frank has had near unrivaled financial success within the legal profession over the past half-decade. Our highly commercial and collaborative approach has helped garner a prestigious client base of major corporations, investment funds, and financial institutions that consistently seek our attorneys’ advice on their most complex and s...
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP advises many of the world’s leading corporations, investment funds, and financial institutions on their critical legal needs and business opportunities. With approximately 500 lawyers in North America and Europe, the firm excels in corporate, real estate, and tax work.
An Impressive Crew
Fried Frank traces its history to the turn of the 20th century when a group of German-Jewish lawyers began practicing in New York City in the 1890s, a time when most New York firms did not employ Jewish lawyers. In 1929, Walter J. Fried (pronounced “Freed”) joined the firm as an associate who focused on real estate law. Fried practiced with the firm until his retirement in 1979. In the 1950s, Fried was a pioneer in the movement to convert rental apar...
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