Overview

Introduction

Firm Stats


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Total No. Attorneys (2022)

1K - 1.5K

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No. of Partners Named (2021)

20

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Featured Rankings

Vault Law 100


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No. of 1st Year Associates Hired (2022)

159


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No. of Summer Associates (2022)

201 total (177 2Ls; 24 1Ls)


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Base Salary

Base Salary (2022)

Vault Verdict

About the Firm

Associate Reviews


  • “The firm organizes social events at the firm level, office level, and practice group level. The firm also encourages informal/unofficial gatherings (e.g., group lunches, drinks, dinners, etc.) and will sponsor such activities.”
  • “Everyone is incredibly polite, professional, and social. It feels like we are all a big team. The lawyers in my group regularly get lunch together when we are in the office and the firm hosts happy hours frequently. I enjoy going into the office because of the people I work with.”
  • “Day-to-day atmosphere is extremely casual and associates socialize at both the plethora of firm-sponsored social events and after hours.” 
  • “The firm’s culture is mainly centered around peer respect and courtesy, both personally and professionally. Every associate I work with in this firm has the emotional intelligence to make work really enjoyable and I love going into the office a few days a week to see my colleagues.”

Why Work Here


Practicing law at Ropes & Gray puts you at the forefront of the legal and business developments shaping the industries that are transforming our world and creating new opportunities daily. Whether you’re starting or furthering your career, you’ll handle exciting, innovative work for an impressive roster of leading global clients. You’ll also hone your professional skills with a training program regularly recognized as the finest in the industry. Just as important, you’ll enjoy the benefits of our renowned collegial and collaborative culture.

Diversity at Ropes & Gray

"At Ropes & Gray, diversity and inclusion is an essential part of the firm's identity, and its commitment extends over several decades. To advance those efforts in the new decade, in early 2019, the firm hired an experienced Director of Diversity & Inclusion, Kia Scipio, from Fish and Richardson. Kia works collaboratively with the firm's diversity committee and its senior leadership, which includes the policy committee, practice group leaders, leaders of the affinity forums, and the directors of legal recruiting, professional development..."

Getting Hired Here


  • “Ropes is looking for high quality candidates with strong academic backgrounds, who are personable and enthusiastic about their careers. We hire from a number of schools all over the country, with a lot of focus on schools in metropolitan areas where our offices are located. We do have trainings for attorneys who interview candidates who are still in law school, but not a lot of training for recruiting lateral candidates, as the interviews are generally more tailored to the open positions and the practice group.”
  • “The firm’s hiring process focuses on a candidate’s fit, in terms of qualifications and personality. In addition to grades, journal [experience], and prior work experience, the firm really focuses on personality and diversity. The firm has also recently standardized its interview questions, so as to ensure an equitable interview experience for all.” 
  • “Very competitive. Looking for top performing law students from top schools. That being said, I think Ropes also values students who may bring other things to the table. Grades need to be competitive, but unique experiences and fantastic interview skills may help those students with a lower GPA stand out in the interview process. Networking before, during, and after the OCI process is essential—don’t be afraid to reach out on LinkedIn to alumni from your school who work at the firm!” 
  • “I think the firm is looking for well-rounded individuals who fit the firm’s culture. During my interview process, it became very clear that culture was extremely important.”

Practice Area Q&A’s


Rachel D. Phillips

Partner

Ropes & Gray

Elizabeth Reza

Partner

Ropes & Gray

Perks & Benefits