Overview

Introduction

Tops for labor and employment and the go-to firm for media, entertainment, and sports, Proskauer Rose is an all-over legal powerhouse. Pro bono is part of the firm’s lifeblood, as is a strong commitment to diversity. Amiable go-getters will do well in the firm’s supportive, team environment. Proskauer Rose is practically synonymous with “sports law”—clients include Major League Baseball, the National Football League, the National Hockey League, and the National Basketball Association. Although flashy, this reputation shortchanges ...

Firm Stats


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Total No. Attorneys (2021)

500 - 750

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No. of Partners Named (2021)

8

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Featured Rankings

Vault Law 100


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No. of Summer Associates (2021)

54 total (46 2Ls; 81Ls)


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Base Salary

Boston; Chicago; Los Angeles; New York; Washington, DC:


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No. of U.S. Offices

7

Vault Verdict

Proskauer is seeking associates who are intellectually curious and motivated. Interviews tend to be low pressure, but candidates should prepare in advance for behavioral questions. The firm has a team atmosphere in which lawyers are friendly, support each other, and frequently socialize—including virtually during the pandemic. Associates are effusive in their praise for partners, who value associates and form close relationships with them. Proskauer is extremely transparent regarding firm performance, though associates wish there was more insight into the partnership path. Nevertheless, many feel there is a long-term place for them at the firm, either as partner or senior counsel. Proskauer eschews a billable-hour requirement and embraces flexibility, but the hours are still long ...

About the Firm

 

Proskauer Rose is practically synonymous with “sports law”—clients include Major League Baseball, the National Football League, the National Hockey League, and the National Basketball Association. Although flashy, this reputation shortchanges the firm’s incredibly diversified work, which features top-notch corporate, litigation, tax, private client services, entertainment, and labor and employment practices.

From Small Business to Big Business

Firm forefather William R. Rose opened up shop in downtown Manhattan in 1875 at the sprightly age of 21. Rose’s first clients were local retailers, and his skill soon caught the attention of New York’s burgeoning business class, who hired Rose’s firm to represent them in corporate and personal estate matters. The firm’s r...

Associate Reviews


  • “Firm culture is very respectful. I feel there is a genuine interest in and concern for others' interests and well-being. Attorneys work as a team and are willing to step in and help out when needed—and this includes partners and senior attorneys. Attorneys attend firm events, but there is a lot of respect for personal time, meaning there is no obligation to attend after work events or other obligatory socializing.”
  • “Proskauer is pretty social. The Associate Council puts together events like happy hours/trivia, even during covid (virtually). All of the attorneys are pretty approachable and want to help you learn and succeed.”
  • “If you grew up playing team sports, then I think you'll understand what I mean when I say Proskauer has a group atmosphere. People like each other, they're friendly, and they understand that you're part of a larger team.”
  • “While it hasn't been easy starting my legal career from home . . . I can't imagine doing it anywhere else but Proskauer. Most of my social interactions have been firm or department sponsored, but people at every level have gone out of their way to check in on me. Everyone has been kind and helpful.”

Why Work Here


The world’s leading organizations and global players rely on Proskauer to help achieve their most daring ambitions and to overcome their most daunting challenges. Business savvy and market driven, Proskauer’s intellectual capital drives success. We are proud of the firm’s many achievements and hard-earned recognitionsacross a full spectrum of transactional and contentious practices.

Proskauer Rated Top 10 in Chambers Associate Survey for Associate Satisfaction, Diversity and Benefits and Lifestyle                                                                                     

When you build a career at our Firm, you’ll work with the best minds in the business. Our top-tier team – 725 strong – of star trial attorneys, acclaimed transactional lawyers and exceptionally talented partners and associates have earned a reputation for relentlessly pursuing excellence as they secure victories, help to build businesses, and set precedents around the world.

Diversity at Proskauer Rose LLP

"We believe that maintaining a diverse workforce enables us to offer the highest quality of service to our clients. Our aim is to afford them the benefits of varied perspectives on and approaches to legal issues. To that end, we actively staff our matters from a diverse pool of lawyers in order to maintain a collective approach that is reflective of a broad range of ideas and talent. We are proud of recognition and accolades awarded over the past 5 years that affirm we are moving in the right direction. This year we were named a..."

Getting Hired Here


  • “[I] believe the firm is looking for intellectual, respectful, and motivated individuals. The firm has guidelines for interviewing and a rubric to follow. Each interviewer is responsible for eliciting specific evidence from candidates on demonstrated qualities: desire to achieve, success in law school and outside, team player and respect for others, response to challenges, etc.”
  • “The firm seems to value personality, prior work experience, and diversity. …”
  • “The firm's hiring process tries to be objective and give a fair opportunity to all candidates. The firm is looking for candidates who take initiative, are intellectually curious, work well in a collaborative setting, and are intelligent and problem-solvers.”

Practice Area Q&A’s


Monica Arora

Partner

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Benjamin Rubin

Partner

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Michael Callahan

Partner

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Perks & Benefits