Overview

Introduction

 

At Hunton Andrews Kurth, associates have work-life balance—but no lack of top-notch, substantive experience. The firm places a heavy emphasis on pro bono, reflected in the 100% attorney pro bono participation rate and broad array of opportunities. The result of 2018’s largest merger, Hunton Andrews Kurth pairs two firms that had been growing by leaps and bounds in the past few years. Mid-Atlantic-based Hunton & Williams brought leading global practices in privacy and cybersecurity, energy, financial ser...

Firm Stats


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Total No. Attorneys (2021)

750 - 1K

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No. of Partners Named (2021)

7

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Featured Rankings

Vault Law 100


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No. of 1st Year Associates Hired (2020)

38


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No. of Summer Associates (2021)

49 total (35 2Ls; 14 1Ls)


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Base Salary

All U.S. offices1st year: $215,000

Vault Verdict

Hunton Andrews Kurth prioritizes grades, extracurriculars, and personality more than what law school a candidate attended. Attorneys here are a close-knit, friendly, and social bunch, but they are able to prioritize their personal lives outside of work. Partners willingly share time and knowledge with associates. On a firmwide level, associates wish there was more insight into decisions like compensation, but some remark that overall transparency is improving. Associates are expected to bill 2,000 hours per year, which includes an allotment for pro bono and other non-client work—all in all, they feel this is manageable, although there are day-to-day fluctuations. There are mixed reactions to compensation, in part because associates feel they lack complete insight, but they note re...

About the Firm

 

The result of 2018’s largest merger, Hunton Andrews Kurth, pairs two firms—each with over a century of history—that had been growing by leaps and bounds in the past few years. Mid-Atlantic-based Hunton & Williams brought with it leading global practices in privacy and cybersecurity, energy, financial services, and real estate. Houston’s Andrews Kurth Kenyon had recently grown from a Lonestar State stalwart to an international firm renowned for its energy, environmental, IP, and privacy practices.

A Tale of Two Firms

Though founded more than 1,000 miles away, Hunton & Williams and Andrews Kurth Kenyon were in many ways mirror images of one another. Eppa Hunton, Randolph Williams, and two others founded their firm in Richmond, VA, in 1901 and quic...

Associate Reviews


  • “The attorneys here are great people who enjoy working together. We'll have a floor happy hour every other week just because, along with events to celebrate the personal achievements (engagements, babies, etc.) of the team. It's a great atmosphere that values hard work and team camaraderie.”
  • “I find the office culture to be very friendly and social, even with work being exclusively virtual as of now. The firm has weekly office-wide and practice area-wide group Zoom calls that are casual, which I appreciate.”
  • “The lawyers and staff in the office form a very close-knit community. Most of the socialization is during the workday due to family and other commitments in the evening, but the after-hours events the office hosts are enjoyable.”
  • “The firm's culture is very team dependent. Our team and practice group is extremely collegial, and this extends to staff members and attorneys alike. Most of us have families and don't socialize often outside of work, but operate much like a ‘work family’ while in the office. …”

Why Work Here


Hunton Andrews Kurth is a preeminent international law firm formed when Hunton & Williams LLP and Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP combined in April 2018. Our nearly 1,000 lawyers serve clients from 19 offices across the United States, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. We work as “one firm” across all of our offices and offer exceptional work opportunities on a broad array of sophisticated legal matters. Our commitment to diversity is strong, and we recruit a variety of lawyers and staff from many cultures and backgrounds, appreciating the differences they bring to the firm. We are also committed to helping all of our lawyers achieve their potential while supporting each in integrating their work and personal lives.

Diversity at Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

"At Hunton Andrews Kurth, we believe a diverse and inclusive workforce allows us to better serve clients and creates a more productive work environment for our lawyers and professional staff. We enthusiastically support a policy of equal employment opportunity that exceeds legal mandates and covers all aspects of the employment process from recruiting and hiring to training and promotion. We also have strong anti-harassment and reporting policies in place to help ensure a collegial and professional working atmosphere. Our firm's..."

Getting Hired Here


  • “Grades and personality/fit seem to be the [most] important factors.”
  • “The firm looks for hard workers with positive attitudes and [who] are respectful and considerate of others, hungry to learn, have initiative, etc.”
  • “Our firm looks for competitive candidates but also looks for people who are friendly, outgoing, and a team player. Our firm is open to most law schools, but grades seem to be extremely important, as well as journal experience and/or moot [court] or mock trial experience. …”
  • “The firm rarely emphasizes a candidate's law school attended or more trivial factors such as those—in general, they are looking for competent and likable prospective team members who can handle the workload and can develop the firm's practice.”

Practice Area Q&A’s


Kerry McGrath

Partner

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Jenna Rode

Counsel

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Harve Truskett

Partner

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Deidre Duncan

Partner

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Brittany M. Bacon

Partner

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