Thompson Coburn is headquartered in St. Louis but has a coast-to-coast wingspan. No matter what type of law you want to practice, you’ll find it here—the firm has groups from admiralty and maritime law to mass tort litigation to white collar defense. The firm’s robust litigation practice covers such areas as banking and financial services litigation, business litigation, appellate, insurance litigation, IP litigation, securities and investment litigation, trust and estate litigation, white collar defense, and more.
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In addition to good grades and law school, Thompson Coburn seeks candidates who have a connection to the local area and also prioritizes diversity in its hiring. Candidates can expect to answer questions about their personality and interests, why they are interested specifically in the firm, and their work ethics. The firm’s atmosphere is collaborative and social, with regular Friday lunches and opportunities to get together after hours. Associates are impressed with the firm’s transparency—a rarity in large law firms—and appreciate how respectful partners are. There isn’t a tremendous amount of formal training, but mentoring and informal training are high points. While there can be an ebb and flow to the work, assignments are generally evenly distributed. The firm has a billable ...
With headquarters in St. Louis, Thompson Coburn has offices spread across the U.S., from DC to California to Illinois to Texas. The firm is known for its copyright, corporate, labor & employment, litigation, and environmental practices, and its high-profile client list includes AT&T, Chrysler Group LLC, Enterprise, ExxonMobil, Monsanto, Scottrade, Union Pacific Railroad, U.S. Bank, and Wells Fargo.
A Tale of Two Mergers...and a Senator
Thompson Coburn is a product of two mergers: one in 1996, when St. Louis firms Thompson & Mitchell and Coburn & Croft merged and one in 2007, when Thompson Coburn merged with Chicago firm Fagel Herber. Post-mergers, Thompson Coburn became one of the largest firms in the country, ranking in the AmLaw 250...