Robinson & Cole LLP has three offices across Connecticut, its home state, and boasts eight more offices across the U.S. At more than 200 lawyers strong, the firm serves clients ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies. Associates here are incredibly happy, which is clear from the firm’s placement in 13 of Vault’s quality of life rankings—including the No. 1 spot for integration of laterals and clerks (of which the firm hires many). The firm is also a leader in tech, wellness, and diversity.
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Robinson+Cole seeks high achievers from a wide range of schools and also hires a good number of laterals and clerks. The firm’s Hartford office is the social hub, but the firm has a collaborative culture that is felt throughout all offices. There are strong relationships between associates and partners, and associates feel they are treated as peers rather than subordinates. Associates appreciate the firm’s level of transparency; leadership provides information on such areas as firm financials and goals—plus, associates receive biannual performance reviews. Workload reportedly ebbs and flows but associates overall feel they have decent work-life balance. Many describe compensation as standard for smaller markets. Some feel bonus calculations could be clearer, and some associates wi...
Robinson+Cole is proud to be ranked in Vault's Overall Best Law Firms to Work For, the Best Law Firms for Integration of Laterals and Clerks, and Best Law Firms for Business Outlook rankings. We want all our new attorneys to quickly feel an important part of the Robinson+Cole family, and to help facilitate that, we have developed a com...
Robinson & Cole LLP was founded in 1845 in Connecticut. The firm has three offices in the Constitution state, and boasts an additional eight offices across the U.S. With more than 200 lawyers among its ranks, Robinson+Cole is an AmLaw 200 firm with clients ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies.
From Trials to Transactions
Attorneys at Robinson+Cole work in 15 main practices, advising clients across 11 industries. Among the industries the firm serves are construction, education, energy, exempt organizations, financial institutions, food and beverage, health care, insurance, manufacturing, marine ports, real estate, and technology. The firm also pens various blogs relating to some of these areas.
Close to one third of the firm’s lawyers practice in its ...
The below associate quotes are derived from Vault's Annual Associate survey, which took place from late January 2020 to early April 2020.
PAST + PRESENT STRENGTHS
Robinson+Cole is an AmLaw 200 law firm established 175 years ago with a deeply-rooted culture of collaboration, civility and inclusion. We share a rich history and culture of community involvement, pro bono service and dedication to client service. Our past shapes and informs us, but it does not define us. The connections we have today and will make tomorrow keep us focused on the future, helping to refine our methods while devising new ways to best serve clients and maintain a competitive advantage in the legal profession.
More than ever, a modern law firm must be flexible and creative to thrive. This is not simply adapting to the changing legal landscape; it is taking the initiative to ensure mutually-rewarding business relationships with our clients. Alternative fee arrangements are a regular fixture of the conversation between law firms and their clients, and warrant consideration even when they may not fit a particular set of circumstances. We welcome those conversations.