Overview

Introduction

The beginnings of Pryor Cashman are consistent with its strongest practice today: The firm was founded as an entertainment law boutique firm. With locations in New York, LA, and Miami, the firm has brushed legal shoulders with some of the biggest icons in pop culture, including Simon & Garfunkel, Bob Dylan, Neil Diamond, Elton John, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, Justin Timberlake, and others, though the firm has morphed into a full-service firm that serves mid-market clients in nearly every way....

Firm Stats


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Total No. Attorneys (2021)

150 - 250

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No. of Partners Named (2021)

3

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Featured Rankings

Best Midsize Law Firms for Associate/Partner Relations


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No. of 1st Year Associates Hired (2021)

7


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No. of Summer Associates (2021)

4 total (all 2Ls)


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No. of U.S. Offices

3

Vault Verdict

Pryor Cashman is a congenial place to work, with practice groups that are close-knit and supportive on both personal and professional matters. Associates are pleased with the relationships they have with partners, including through informal mentoring and training, as well as with the transparency of the firm generally. Work is evenly distributed and high quality, and associates feel there is a good work-life balance, with the ability to take off time for appointments or emergencies if needed. Compensation is seen as fair, especially with the improved lifestyle of the firm compared to traditional BigLaw. Pryor Cashman adapted quickly to the technology needs of remote work and has a strong IT department, although associates wish there were better platforms for call forwarding and me...

About the Firm

Pryor Cashman’s locations in the entertainment industry hotspots of New York, Los Angeles, and Miami are indicative of the full-service firm’s most well-known practice: entertainment. Pryor Cashman has brushed legal shoulders with some of the biggest icons in pop culture, including Simon & Garfunkel, Bob Dylan, Neil Diamond, Elton John, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, Justin Timberlake, and others, though the firm has morphed into a full-service firm that serves mid-market clients in nearly every way.

From Entertainment to Full-Service

The beginnings of Pryor Cashman are consistent with its strongest practice today: The firm was founded as an entertainment law boutique firm. In 1963, Pete Pryor and David Braun, entertainment lawyers specializing in the motion picture, music and publishi...

Associate Reviews


ASSOCIATE LIFE

  • “Very congenial.”
  • “I think everyone is working more than they would normally with working remotely. I do have flexibility to take off time for appointments or emergencies, and everyone in my group is extremely understanding. I believe work is evenly distributed. I haven't had trouble meeting my billable requirement.”
  • “Great work-life balance.”
  • “Started at the firm after bonuses were given out, so can't speak to bonuses. Compensation seems fair given the lifestyle improvement over traditional BigLaw. At least that is my experience so far.”
  • “We adapted quickly [to remote work]. … Our IT department is extremely accommodating and has really carried us through the pandemic.”
  • “...I'd like to remain here and can see my future here.”

 

PRO BONO & DIVERSITY

  • “Pro bono counts as billable and I know most attorneys do pro bono work—although I don't think it's as promoted as it could be.”
  • “Pryor Cashman is definitely working on [diversity]—which I appreciate.”

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