Firm Stats


Total No. Attorneys (2022)

150 - 250


No. of Partners Named (2022)



Featured Rankings

Vault Law 100


No. of 1st Year Associates Hired (2021)



No. of Summer Associates (2022)

37 total (29 2 & 3Ls; 8 1Ls)


Base Salary

Base Salary (2022)1st year: $215,000

Vault Verdict

Firm's Response

About the Firm

Associate Reviews

  • “Great collegial culture. Partners are all friends with each other; associates are not competitive with each other. Everyone is extremely busy and, as a result, are in it together.”
  • “Day-to-day atmosphere is pretty casual and relaxed. There's significant social interaction between partners and associates and a lot of firm-sponsored social events (from one-on-one mentoring lunches to office happy hours to all-expenses-paid weekend retreats).”
  • “SG makes a concerted effort to cultivate close bonds between lawyers. Each year, we have both an attorneys-only firm-wide retreat and several spouses-included mini retreats. Attorneys also frequently interact both inside and outside of the office, including through associate-organized game nights, cycling rides, and more.”

Getting Hired Here

  • “To be competitive, a candidate usually must be a top student from a top law school. Considerations include the typical indicators of success: good grades, dynamic personality, serious interest in litigation, and a federal clerkship. A federal clerkship is actually required to be hired. There is no training for interviewers; any attorney can sign up to interview, and all attorneys fill out the same form post-interview.”
  • “Firm is extremely selective. Typical candidate is a top student at a top-five law school who clerked for a federal judge who recommends her highly. And even then, the candidate has to wow us in her interview.”
  • “SG's hiring criteria is one of the most, if not the most, selective in the country. Every partner-track attorney has clerked for at least one federal judge, some more than that. But Latin honors and gold stars can only get you an interview—you also will need to be entrepreneurial, self-motivated, and not afraid to dive into the deep end on day one.”

Perks & Benefits