With more than 400 lawyers, Holland & Hart has offices in Colorado; Idaho; Montana; Nevada; New Mexico; Utah; Wyoming; and Washington, DC. Regarded as one of Colorado's stand-out law firms, Holland & Hart has particularly strong corporate, IP, and environmental law practices. But the firm isn't just a regional powerhouse: It also ranked as one of the best places to work in Denver by the Denver Business Journal. Lawyers at the firm work hard but are wel...
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Holland & Hart has a work-hard/play-hard culture. Attorneys of all levels regularly socialize through firmwide events and within practice groups and affinity groups. Management is transparent and communicative about the firm’s financial performance and employee promotions. Associates are reviewed annually and receive an assigned supervisor who provides more regular feedback. There is plenty of work to go around, so associates generally don’t have any issues meeting the billable-hours requirement, and they report that extra hours pay off via respectable bonuses. The work itself is mostly substantive. Associates mainly learn through mentorship, both assigned and informal, but do have access to various formal training programs. Opinions are mixed on how easy it is to make par...
Starting as a two-man outfit in the 1940s, Holland & Hart has become one of the largest firms in the Rocky Mountain West. Among its most notable practices are litigation, business law, tax and estates, employment law, IP, and real estate law.
A Rebel with a Cause
Holland & Hart began in 1947 when former Colorado state legislator Stephen Hart rebelled against what he described as the “very monopolistic, establishment-oriented” old firm culture in Denver where “nobody could expect to become a partner unless he was born into it or married into it,” according to the Colorado Lawyer. After he was denied partnership at a local firm, Hart started his own practice with his friend Josiah Holland. Among Hart's guiding principles for the firm was spu...