Firm Stats


Total No. Attorneys (2022)

2.5K - 3K


No. of Partners Named (2022)



Featured Rankings

Vault Law 100


No. of 1st Year Associates Hired (2021)



No. of Summer Associates (2022)

20 total (20 2Ls; 2 1Ls)


Base Salary

Base Salary (2022)1st year: $215,000

Vault Verdict

About the Firm

Associate Reviews


  • “Everyone is very respectful of each other, we genuinely like to hang out even after hours and during weekends. Lawyers and staff interact all the time. Honestly, the culture at Linklaters is more than you can ask for at a BigLaw.”
  • “The culture is the best thing about Linklaters. The majority of people are friends with each other and we socialize together frequently (both at firm events and on our own time). The hours can be rough, like at any big law firm, but working with friends makes it much more bearable. I would have quit years ago if I wasn't such good friends with everyone in my practice group.”
  • “Very collegial atmosphere, and everyone at all levels is friendly and professional. It's been tough to organize social events due to the pandemic, but we have had a few in-person events in the office recently and it has been really nice to see everyone again!”

Why Work Here

As one of the largest and most successful law firms in the world, Linklaters provides an outstanding career experience that offers a passport to success for our lawyers. Join us and we’ll give you the opportunity to realize your ambition for your own career.

Founded in 1838, Linklaters has over 2,400 lawyers, and more than 500 partners, in 21 countries. A truly unified firm with a single management structure, our network of 31 offices combines local knowledge and experience with a global infrastructure to provide our clients with the highest standards of legal advice wherever they do business – in the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, or in Africa and Australia through our strategic alliances with Webber Wentzel (South Africa) and Allens (Australia).

Diversity at Linklaters

"Our vision is to be known as the "best in class" firm for diversity, equality and inclusion in the legal sector. It's not just a box-ticking exercise for us, but a strategic and ethical understanding that we can't be the leaders we aspire to be without the best talent in the world. We will only be the leading premium global law firm by providing the best ideas and solutions for our clients. The imagination and resourcefulness needed to create these ideas and solutions will only be ensured by drawing from the broadest possible pool of..."

Getting Hired Here

  • “The firm considers high-caliber prospects from top schools or other lateral firms. I believe the firm is looking for a well-rounded candidate who is smart, but also has more to offer than solely being a hard-working attorney. In addition to law school attended, journal experience, clerkship, prior work experience, personality, and diversity are also very important. Specifically, international background/experience that makes their experience unique.”
  • “I think the firm emphasizes an interest in international work more than anything else—I noticed almost everyone in my summer class either was on an international law journal or had international experience. Suffice it to say that this is not the right firm for someone who wants to do just U.S.-centric work.”
  • “The firm looks to hire students who have experience either living or working outside of the United States (or students who show a demonstrated interest in that kind of environment). Nearly all summer and first-year associates are business proficient, if not fluent, in a second language.”

Practice Area Q&A’s

Jonathan Ching & Catherine Russ

Partner & Counsel—Finance


Peter Cohen-Millstein & Megan Ridley-Kaye

Partner & Counsel