Firm Stats


Total No. Attorneys (2022)

750 - 1K


No. of Partners Named (2022)



Featured Rankings

Vault Law 100


No. of 1st Year Associates Hired (2022)



No. of Summer Associates (2022)

100 total (75 2Ls; 25 1Ls)


Base Salary

1st year: $215,000

Vault Verdict

About the Firm

Associate Reviews


  • “The culture is inviting and collaborative. I walked away from my interview feeling really comfortable, and since starting as an associate that feeling has not wavered. The people are respectful and kind, in addition to being highly skilled attorneys. The people make the firm.”
  • “Winston has a very collegial atmosphere. Partners treat associates with respect and value the work that we do. All attorneys treat staff with respect.”
  • “One of Winston's greatest strengths is the firm culture. Everyone here is bright, intelligent and—most importantly—deeply cares about the members of its teams. Winston is defined by its commitment to doing cutting-edge work while building strong connections. Despite being a few months in, I have already met lifelong friends and mentors.”

Why Work Here

At Winston, you will work with world-class attorneys on important matters for significant clients. We litigate cases and we close transactions. We are shrewd advisers, and our clients view us as trusted business partners.

We are proud of our culture of collaboration, collegiality, and learning. At Winston, you will learn from outstanding attorneys who genuinely care about your professional growth and happiness. You will participate in a comprehensive onboarding and integration program and receive best-in-class, holistic training through Winston University.

Winston’s long-standing commitment to diversity and inclusion starts at the top and is included in our strategic plan. We have awarded $1 million in diversity scholarships to 50+ law students and earned a 100% score on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index for 13 straight years. 

Diversity at Winston & Strawn LLP

"Global Diversity & Inclusion are core values and strategic business goals at Winston & Strawn. Our formal diversity program began 18 years ago and in 2017, the Executive Committee unveiled a five-year strategic plan, which includes ten key business goals to guide the firm's strategic development and operations for the next five years. Achieving greater diversity and inclusion is one of the ten key business goals, and the firm established concrete metrics to evaluate when the goal has been met. The metrics include benchmarks for the..."

Getting Hired Here

  • “The firm puts an emphasis on grades and experience, particularly clerkships. The firm also looks for people with good personalities who don’t take themselves too seriously.”
  • “Each office has particular schools it likes to draw from. It goes for candidates with very academic credentials with social skills. While it is not a directive provided by the firm, we do not tend to hire extremely brainy types who are introverted/cannot hold a conversation.”
  • “Winston is looking for candidates who demonstrate leadership and interpersonal skills. While we previously had a focus on top law schools, we have resumed hiring from local schools, as well, which is great. There are trainings and guidelines offered to those who interview candidates, but there aren't strict rules in place for interviewers.”