New York-based Stroock has four offices strategically located across the country to serve its clients on a full range of legal matters. The firm is a trusted advisor to the financial services and investment communities and has a special focus in financial restructuring, real estate, corporate, private funds and asset management, and litigation/enforcement. The firm takes pride in its diversity efforts, including affinity group and mandatory implicit bias training.
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Stroock’s hiring decisions often come down to personality and whether a candidate demonstrates motivation and respect. The firm has a friendly culture, but how much socializing occurs varies by practice group. Associates feel that partners are respectful and willing to mentor, but while reviews provide transparent, honest feedback, they note that transparency in other areas is lacking—especially as to promotions. Associates report some issues with work distribution, but the firm employs workflow coordinators to help. The billable-hours requirement for a bonus is 2,000 hours, which includes up to 200 hours of pro bono and other non-billables, and associates are generally satisfied with compensation. Most assigned work is substantive and level-appropriate, though small teams mean bo...
Stroock is multidisciplinary law firm known for nearly 145 years as an advisor to the financial services and investment communities, and for its special focus in financial restructuring, real estate, corporate, private funds and asset management, and litigation/enforcement.
Big Brother, Little Brother
Stroock began with a Platzek: New York University Law graduate M. Warley Platzek opened a practice in New York City in 1876. He was joined by Columbia Law grad Moses J. Stroock and fellow NYU-er Paul M. Herzog. Much of the firm's early success stemmed from Stroock's connections to New York's political elite. A Tammany Hall insider, Stroock was eventually appointed to the state's Supreme Court. The firm's second Stroock, Moses' younger brother Sol M. Stroock, came o...