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Herbert Smith Freehills has 26 locations worldwide, including one U.S. office in New York. The firm prioritizes a diverse culture—it offers a number of affinity group networks and has received many awards for its dedication to diversity.

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2021 (1st year): $202,500...


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About the Firm


With thousands of lawyers across 26 global locations, Herbert Smith Freehills is a global legal force. The firm’s main practices include corporate; dispute resolution; finance, real estate, and projects; employment, pensions, and incentives; and competition, regulation, and trade, as well as its Alternative Legal Services division.

U.K. & Aussie Roots with a Growing Big Apple Presence

In 2012, U.K. law firm Herbert Smith combined with Australian firm Freehills, creating what is known today as Herbert Smith Freehills. In that same year, the firm opened its New York office. The firm continues to grow its presence in New York. Today, the firm’s midtown-based office has nearly 50 lawyers who mostly focus on commercial litigation, international arbitration, ...

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