Firm Stats


Total No. Attorneys (2022)

750 - 1K


No. of Partners Named (2022)



Featured Rankings

Vault Law 100


No. of 1st Year Associates Hired (2022)



No. of Summer Associates (2022)

69 total (58 2Ls; 8 1Ls; 3 SEO Fellows)


Base Salary

1st year: $215,000

Vault Verdict

About the Firm

Associate Reviews


  • “Our culture is very much focused on the work we do. This can be good or not good depending on what you are looking for. Personally, I like this aspect of the firm.”
  • “QE has a entrepreneurial, fast-moving culture, but it isn't very collegial or collaborative generally. This isn't a huge surprise given our reputation as hard-nosed litigators. It has very little structure in place, which has both positives and negatives.”
  • “Expectations are high, but all of my colleagues are kind and reasonable people. They know everyone is busy and trust that you will get your work done on your own time without micromanaging.”

Getting Hired Here

  • “Grades are very important, as is an interest in litigation. The firm has an above market clerkship bonus, so they're obviously prioritizing clerkship hires.”
  • “There are soft cutoffs for grades at top schools, with the grade cutoff having an inverse relationship to law school ranking. Clerkship experience is preferred.”
  • “QE is looking for people who are more entrepreneurial in nature. As an associate, you have a fair amount of control over your career. So, those that thrive are active in cases, not just waiting for someone to tell them what to do. QE likes clerkship experience (although not necessary), and I haven't seen anyone care about journals.”