Overview

Introduction

Firm Stats


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Total No. Attorneys (2022)

750 - 1K

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No. of Partners Named (2022)

13

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Featured Rankings

Vault Law 100


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No. of 1st Year Associates Hired (2021)

73


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No. of Summer Associates (2022)

83 total (74 2Ls; 9 1Ls)


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Base Salary

1st year: $215,000

Vault Verdict

About the Firm

Associate Reviews


  • “The culture is collegial and collaborative. The day-to-day atmosphere is one in which people work hard, but you feel appreciated as a person rather than a cog in the wheel.”
    “The culture and firm atmosphere is refreshing. People are open and honest with each other. There have been fewer social events due to the pandemic, but they seem to be ramping back up.”
  • “The lawyers socialize together about once a week for lunch, and about every three months for after-hours drinks. The day-to-day atmosphere is pleasant, but very professional—everyone is very busy, so there is not a lot of time for chatting. Lawyers and staff interact well—the staff is incredibly professional and responsive.”
  • “Attorneys socialize together as desired and genuinely enjoy spending time together outside of work. However, there is no forced socialization or pressure to participate if otherwise busy.”

Why Work Here


At Milbank, our attorneys collaborate across globally impactful practices like project, energy & infrastructure, M&A, capital markets, fintech, private equity & more. With a longstanding commitment to pro bono work, renowned professional development opportunities and mentoring programs, an inclusive and collegial culture, and established affinity groups, we pride ourselves on the work we do and the values we keep. The firm has practice groups in Beijing, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Munich, New York, São Paulo, Seoul, Singapore, Tokyo and Washington, DC to help the world’s leading businesses, institutions and individuals achieve their strategic objectives.

Learn more about our practices, our career development programs like Milbank@Harvard, how we serve our communities, and who we are.

Diversity at Milbank

"Milbank was one of the first major New York law firms to create a diversity committee. The recruitment, retention and advancement of diverse and women lawyers is a fundamental part of the Diversity & Inclusion and Women's Initiative Committees' goals. The Firm is proud to have been, since inception, a signatory of the New York City Bar's Statement of Diversity Principles, which affirms law firms' commitment to achieving diversity goals and fostering diversity in the legal profession. Milbank's Diversity & Inclusion and Women's..."

Getting Hired Here


  • “There is a lot of emphasis on academic success and cultural fit. Milbank prides itself on being a nice place to work and wants to keep it that way. We have training for those who interview.”
  • “Milbank tends to hire T-14 graduates with a few exceptions. The finance group in particular strives to find individuals with personalities that match the group (very friendly, team players, and hard working). There is training for interviewing candidates.”
  • “I got the sense, when interviewing as a lateral, that the most important thing I was being evaluated on was my ‘fit’ within the team. Milbank was thorough in interviewing me, and I felt I got to know the group as much as the group got to know me when making a decision to offer me a position. I believe grades and law school pedigree play somewhat of a role in the hiring decision-making process, but I think a candidate's work ethic, work style, and adaptability also play important roles in the evaluation process.”

Practice Area Q&A’s


Dennis F. Dunne & Nelly Almeida

Partner & Partner—Financial Restructuring

Milbank

Roland Estevez & Carolina Walther-Meade

Partner & Partner—Project, Energy and Infrastructure Finance

Milbank

Carolina Walther-Meade & Roland Estevez

Partner & Partner

Milbank

Dennis F. Dunne & Nelly Almeida

Partner & Partner

Milbank

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