Overview

Introduction

At Greenberg Traurig, attorneys receive cutting-edge work with colleagues they enjoy spending time with. Pro bono is a big emphasis here—the firm gets high marks for its dedication to supporting attorneys in a variety of endeavors. The firm doesn’t fall short on attorneys that have an entrepreneurial mindset and a drive to take responsibility on sophisticated matters with the support of razor sharp mentors. Greenberg Traurig looks outside the traditional legal model to provide enhanced services to clients based on innovation.

Firm Stats


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Total No. Attorneys (2021)

2K - 2.5K

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No. of Partners Named (2021)

30

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Featured Rankings

Vault Law 100


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No. of 1st Year Associates Hired (2020)

118


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No. of Summer Associates (2021)

60 total (46 2Ls; 14 1Ls)


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Base Salary

1st year: Salaries vary by geographic market.

Vault Verdict

Greenberg Traurig seeks business-minded candidates who are willing to take on the sophisticated work the firm brings to the table. Social aspects vary across offices, but GT makes a strong effort towards building a firm-wide community. The firm could improve its transparency regarding promotion and compensation, but associates appreciate that relationships with partners are founded on mutual respect. While the volume of work is high, associates are offered vast flexibility in terms of when and where they work which allows them greater management over their hours and workload. Some associates gripe over the firm’s black-box approach to compensation, but most are generally pleased with their salary and believe it to be a fair reflection of the hours they billed throughout the year. ...

About the Firm

Greenberg Traurig, LLP counts among its clients some of the biggest names in information technology, energy, entertainment, telecommunications, real estate, financial services, and health care. With over three dozen offices worldwide, an exceptionally broad practice scope, and household names for clients, it ranks as one of the nation’s largest firms. 

Southern Heat

Greenberg Traurig traces its roots to 1967, when three Miami attorneys established a practice modeled on New York’s boutique transactional firms. Mel Greenberg was the firm’s first chief executive officer; University of Miami grad Robert Traurig became a power player among southern Florida’s real estate firms, builders, and developers; and early name partner Larry Hoffman went on to become the firm’s CEO in the ’90s. U...

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Associate Reviews


  • “The culture has somewhat changed during the COVID pandemic, but the firm and its lawyers have taken steps to create an engaging and positive culture in which social interaction (mostly remote) is frequent and enjoyable.”
  • “Smart people with likable personalities. We have respect in our communications with one another, whether it be between associates, partners, or tech-support. This is not a micromanaging environment, but work expectations are high. Good work is acknowledged and validated.”
  • “The firm, particularly our group, has a collegial atmosphere, though I feel a little disconnected from the larger firm as a whole. Sometimes people in our group will get lunch together, and I have a couple of colleagues I am closer with socially, but we generally do not have many firm-sponsored social events.”
  • "Firm culture is laid back and people are generally friendly and more outgoing than at other firms I've seen. There is not a big culture of after work socializing outside of your specific practice group/firm-sponsored events.”

Diversity at Greenberg Traurig, LLP

"Diversity at GT is personal and rooted in authenticity. Diversity is not what we do, it is who we are. In 1967, our founders, faced with religious discrimination, established a firm where everyone was welcomed. This mission, and a commitment to client service, is part of the firm's DNA. GT has ethnically and gender diverse individuals in a wide range of key roles, from co-president to senior vice president, vice chairs to practice chairs, regional and office managing shareholders to administrative directors and operational..."

Getting Hired Here


  • “They are looking for candidates with high academic achievement who are business minded. There are tons of recruiting materials for those who interview candidates, but no formal training.”
  • “They want someone with trial/deposition experience, preferably a federal or state Supreme Court clerkship. Law schools don't necessarily matter, but character does.”
  • “I'm not sure that the firm can remain competitive when they seem to consistently pay at the low level of the market. I've seen other groups have trouble recruiting. Associate retention has also become an issue.”
  • “The firm really likes people with previous work experience.”

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