Overview

Introduction

Vedder Price takes pride in client relationships that span decades, and the firm boasts prestigious practices like a globally renowned transportation finance group. Associates rave about diversity initiatives including WAVES for women attorneys. Nearly 300 attorneys strong, Vedder Price has offices in Chicago, Dallas, London, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Singapore, and Washington, DC. Primarily known for its corporate practice—especially its expertise in transportation finance—the firm also holds its own in the labor and ...

Firm Stats


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Total No. Attorneys (2021)

250 - 500

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No. of Partners Named (2022)

6

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No. of 1st Year Associates Hired (2021)

13


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No. of Summer Associates (2022)

15 total (13 2Ls; 2 1Ls)


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Base Salary

All U.S. offices


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No. of U.S. Offices

6

Vault Verdict

Vedder Price requires strong academic credentials but also values prior experience and personality traits like passion and entrepreneurship. While Vedder attorneys take their work seriously, they do leave some time for socializing with colleagues—just how much, though, varies by office and practice group. Associates agree that partners are respectful, and—overall—there is a decent amount of transparency, especially as to firm finances. Some wish there was more insight into internal promotion, which is a competitive process, especially given that partnership is one tier. Many associates believe partnership is possible but also note the requirement to bring in revenue from the start. Hours at the firm are generally reasonable—at times, work distribution can be uneven, but associates...

About the Firm

Nearly 300 attorneys strong, Vedder Price has offices in Chicago, Dallas, London, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Singapore, and Washington, DC. Primarily known for its corporate practice—especially its expertise in transportation finance—the firm also holds its own in the labor and employment and litigation practice spheres. 

Keeping Clients for Life 

Originally known as Vedder, Price, Kaufman & Kammholz, P.C., Chicago-based firm Vedder Price was founded in 1952 and today extends far beyond the Midwest. While continuing to grow its global reach, Vedder Price takes special pride in servicing its clients for the long haul—some Vedder Price clients have been with the firm since it opened in 1952.

Reputation for Transportation

Associate Reviews


  • “There is a significant amount of socializing within my group (including group lunches, dinners, and other social outings). There are informal social events (e.g., lunches), semi-formal events (such as closing dinners), and formal firm events (such as Oktoberfest).”
  • “Cordial but not social.”
  • “I get together with my summer class about once a month for lunch/happy hour to catch up. The firm itself puts on events at least once a month as well, not including what our auxiliary groups do. For example, this month is ‘Ping Pong for a Cause’—a fun way for the firm to get together, have some fun, and make a small difference in the community.”
  • “Convivial satellite office environment that encompasses work hard/play hard. Expectations are high in terms of quality of work product and time committed to the job, but the colleagues are great and fun.”

Diversity at Vedder Price

"Vedder Price is committed to maintaining and enhancing a diverse workforce and inclusive work environment. Our attorneys and staff members are recruited, retained and promoted regardless of their race, color, religion, age, marital status, veteran status, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition or disability, or any other protected status under federal, state or local law. At the same time, Vedder recognizes its responsibility to actively encourage minority and diverse individuals to pursue..."

Getting Hired Here

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  • “Our firm looks for top law students who have demonstrated academic success at a well-respected law school and show personal qualities (e.g., work ethic, entrepreneurship, and commitment to excellence) that fit with the firm culture.”
  • “I think experience is what the firm most looks for. What did you do before law school or before Vedder that will set you up for a good career here?”
  • “We are not so focused on feeder schools but rather look for associates that have a passion for the practice and who are willing to learn and work hard.”
  • “Law school is important, but the firm does look at the overall individual and how they would fit into the firm's culture.”
  • “Lateral associate integration could use some work—felt very disconnected to other associates who summered.”

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