Overview

Introduction

Neal Gerber serves clients from a single office in Chicago, with practices in intlellectual property, litigation, business, and private wealth. The firm has a diverse client base, with a few notable examples including AOL, Beats Electronics, Citigroup, Hyatt, Illinois Tool Works, Match.com, Northern Trust, Polaroid, and United HealthCare. When they aren't working on billable matters, the firm's attorneys are proud to dedicate time to pro bono and community service throughout the Second City.

Firm Stats


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Total No. Attorneys (2021)

100 - 150

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No. of Partners Named (2021)

2

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Featured Rankings

Top 150 Under 150


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No. of 1st Year Associates Hired (2020)

4


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No. of Summer Associates (2021)

6 total (6 2Ls; 0 1Ls)


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Base Salary

1st year: $190,000

Vault Verdict

NGE’s motto may as well be CCC—clients, collegiality, and community. Associates continue to rave about the firm’s laid-back culture and focus on social events. And while the firm didn’t match—or raise—salaries and bonuses with last year’s nationwide increase, NGE did decrease the billable-hour requirement to offset this. Associates are convinced they’ve found “the one” when it comes to a work/life balance and career outlook. Of course, getting in the door isn't easy at this selective firm which favors top schools and strong grades.

About the Firm

 

The spry Windy City firm of Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP was founded in 1986 and has since stayed close to its roots, concentrating all its talent in one Chicago office. Today it boasts 140 attorneys, and their expertise covers everything from intellectual property to corporate governance to real estate issues.

One Firm, One Office

Neal Gerber’s practices focus on four main areas: business, intellectual property, litigation, and private wealth. The firm handles everything from bankruptcy to corporate matters to estate planning to labor and employment to real estate to tax issues to trusts and estates, as well as a wide range of IP matters, including patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

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Associate Reviews


  • “The firm has a very pleasant, collegial environment. There are a good mix of larger and smaller (more intimate) social opportunities. Some of the events are firmwide, and others are focused on practice groups or other networking groups within the firm.”
  • “It is a professional environment, but it is very pleasant and collegial. The firm organizes a variety of social opportunities, both during work hours and outside of normal working hours, for lawyers of all practice areas to get to know one another.”
  • “The firm has organized social events quarterly.  There is not a culture of socialization outside of work.”
  • “Our practice group is very close. We regularly get lunch as a group and hold periodic gatherings outside of work, which are attended by most members of the group.”

Why Work Here


NGE At A Glance

With 150 lawyers, NGE is one of the largest single-office law firms in the nation. The scope of our practice is both international and domestic and includes transactions of all kinds, litigation, and intellectual property. Our clients include entrepreneurs, small and mid-sized businesses, eight of the Fortune 20 companies, ten of the Crain’s Chicago Business Top 20 publicly held companies, and six of the Crain’s Chicago Business Top 20 privately held companies.

Diversity at Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP

"From its earliest days, Neal Gerber Eisenberg has embraced and advocated for diversity and inclusion. We remain strongly committed to both, and continually look for ways to improve and update our efforts to attract, develop and retain the best and brightest talent. Diversity and inclusion make us richer and more effective at understanding the perspectives and needs of our clients. They also help us establish an open, positive and satisfying work environment, and promote the highest standards and ideals of our profession. We have..."

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