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’s lawyers work across practices, serving clients’ needs in financing, IP counseling, labor and employment, litigation, real estate, regulatory issues, tax, trusts and estates, and more. Among the firm’s specialties are sports facilities and entertainment venues, sports law, and video games and ...

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

At Greenberg Traurig, desirable candidate traits include high academic achievement, a clerkship or other background experience, and a can-do attitude. The culture is professional but with plenty of socializing, though just how much varies by office. Associates feel that shareholders care about their development as professionals. Management is open about firmwide performance, but there is a lack of transparency into promotions and compensation, which is black box. Associates report the amount of work is reasonable—ebbs and flows aside. The firm does not follow Cravath scale, but some believe it’s commensurate with work/life balance, and others believe the more conservative pay helped prevent pandemic salary cuts—most associates are satisfied. Associates enjoy their work, which incl...

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...

Associate Reviews


  • “Very collegial atmosphere. Lawyers from different practice groups will chat with one another regularly and will socialize after hours at sports events, happy hours, etc. There are regular firm-sponsored events that are well attended. Lawyers and staff interact in the same manner. Everyone is very friendly, respectful, and competent.”
  • “Culture varies widely by office location. At our office, there is little social interaction outside of the that is not prescheduled. Most attorneys would rather finish work and head home than spend more time together.”
  • “The firm encourages interaction through professional functions. The people I work with are generally friendly, reasonable, and down to earth. I would describe the atmosphere as professional but humane.”
  • “Before the pandemic, the firm had a very lively social and professional atmosphere. There were frequent events for attorneys and staff alike. These certainly helped build familiarity and rapport. The day-to-day atmosphere in office was always very pleasant, and interactions were always very positive. There have been some events during the pandemic, but of course these are limited to online events and are harder to pull off. I look forward to the day that we are back in the office, being social again on a regular basis.”

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


  • “My understanding is that the firm seeks well-rounded candidates who have demonstrated success in their previous endeavors (academic, involvement, career) and show potential as a good fit for the firm, especially sharing the same values and having the same work ethic.”
  • “We are looking for incredibly intelligent, confident, and charismatic attorneys. We do have feeder schools, which are not exclusively top law schools. We actively recruit the top of the local law school classes. The firm looks on clerkships very positively, although our clerkship bonuses could be higher.”
  • “GT looks to a variety of factors in the hiring process. One of the main factors is to look at the associate's willingness to learn and to have a great attitude in doing so. The law school attended and previous working experience are important too, but it is important that the candidate has a great attitude.”
  • “Our office wants elite law school grads with federal clerkship experience. Large firm experience in a major market is also highly sought after.”

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