Overview

Introduction

Storied California firm Loeb & Loeb’s primary claim to fame is its renowned entertainment and media practice, but if also offers nationally recognized practices in advertising and marketing, technology, trusts and estates, intellectual property, real estate, and nonprofit law. The firm has provided counsel to some of the world’s most recognized names, including Woody Allen and Hal Prince; Carrie Underwood, Marvin Hamlisch and Brett Young; Muhammad Ali; the Getty family; and the estates of several other high-profile celebri...

Firm Stats


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Total No. Attorneys (2021)

250 - 500

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Featured Rankings

Best Law Firms for Media, Entertainment, & Sports

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Base Salary

1st year: $190,000


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No. of U.S. Offices

6


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No. of International Offices

2


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Major Office Locations

Chicago, IL

Vault Verdict

Loeb & Loeb hires lateral candidates with a focus on prior work experience and personality fit. The firm’s culture is friendly, and people socialize regularly, but lawyers are also supported in having lives outside of work. Partners are respectful of associates and provide ongoing, informal feedback, so associates aren’t in the dark between annual performance reviews. Associates express dissatisfaction with the lack of transparency into compensation and the promotion process, but the firm has been taking steps to become more transparent, including by creating and sharing a bonus chart. Associates have flexibility and autonomy in when and where they work, which makes it easier to accommodate fluctuations in workload. Compensation is below market, but that is only a minor gr...

About the Firm

Storied California firm Loeb & Loeb’s primary claim to fame is its renowned entertainment and media practice, though its multi-service offerings include nationally recognized practices in the areas of advertising and marketing, technology, trusts and estates, intellectual property, real estate, and nonprofit law.  

From L.A. to Hong Kong  

Loeb & Loeb’s century-plus history officially began in 1909 when brothers Edwin and Joseph Loeb founded their eponymous firm. Joseph Loeb also helped to found the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in a move that would set the tone for the firm’s future. Renowned movie studio Metro Goldwyn-Mayer was among the firm’s early clients, along with Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Union Bank of California. While t...

Associate Reviews


  • “The firm has a highly collegial culture. All attorneys are aware of each other's outside interests, and the firm celebrates associates who engage in ‘extra-curricular’ professional activities and regular business development.”
  • “There are plenty of associate happy hours and opportunities to get together. Each department has its own personality and socialize more frequently than others.”
  • “[There are] monthly happy hours, plus firm-instituted mentoring lunches on a regular basis. Overall, I would say there are opportunities to socialize with people (and people are always willing to go to lunch), but people have lives outside of the firm, and no one forces you to go out if you don't want to.”
  • “Very friendly. Everyone is a person first, lawyer second. Occasional associate and department (associate and partner) happy hours.”

Why Work Here


Diversity at Loeb & Loeb LLP

"The past several years have been a transformative time for diversity and inclusion at Loeb. We have taken great strides in defining our culture of inclusion and mutual respect and have worked to strengthen our initiatives and programs. A great part of the growth we have experienced is due to the adoption of the firm's D&I Strategic Priorities. Prior to the adoption of the D&I Strategic Priorities, the firm's diversity and inclusion efforts had stalled, and there was frustration that the voices of underrepresented attorneys were not being..."

Getting Hired Here


  • “There is a strong emphasis on ‘fit.’”
  • “The firm does not hire first years, it only hires laterals. Once someone gets an interview, the firm has 6-10 attorneys interview the person and then has each attorney provide their feedback. If an attorney chooses anything besides ‘recommend for hire,’ the firm follows up to see if there is any reason to not hire the person. I believe important factors to our firm are experience and an ability to learn.”
  • “The firm values industry experience and competency—strong academics as well. Prior work experience [in] entertainment seems particularly important for my practice group”

Practice Area Q&A’s


James Taylor

Chair—Advanced Media and Technology

Loeb & Loeb LLP