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Mayer Brown

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Mayer Brown ranks as the law firm to consult when it comes to litigation & real-estate issues. It ranks #3 in appellate litigation, #14 in real estate, and #31 in the vault law 100, according to vault ranking 2011.[1]



Founded in 1881, Mayer Brown is a prestigious international law firm representing clients throughout the world with 21 offices in 3 continents. The firm is one the world’s largest and oldest law firms around providing legal services to a wide range of clients.[2]

With clients stretching around the globe, Mayer Brown provides legal services to a diverse set of clients in industries such as: Aviation (Asia), Business & Technology Sourcing, Chemicals, Construction & Engineering, Construction & Engineering (Asia), E-commerce, Energy, Health Care, Health Care (Asia), Hospitality & Leisure, Information Technology, Infrastructure, Insurance, Life Sciences, Mining, Outsourcing, Private Investment Funds, Rail, Real Estate, Shipping (Asia), and Sports, Entertainment & Media.[3] With such high profile clients, the firm also maintains a formal pro bono policy which 87% of associates and 58% of partners participated last year.[4]

1st year associates at Mayer Brown receive a competitive benefits package, which includes a salary of $160,000 per year, major medical, group life, disability, dental, vision, paid expanded maternity/paternity leave, paid eldercare leave, back-up child care, domestic partner coverage, 401k and savings plan, flexible spending account and four weeks paid vacation and much more.[5][6]

Mayer Brown Practice Areas

Mayer Brown offers a number of specialized practice areas:[7]

  • Banking & Finance
  • Corporate & Securities
  • Employment & Benefits
  • Environmental
  • Financial Services Regulatory & Enforcement
  • Government / Global Trade
  • Intellectual Property
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Real Estate
  • Restructuring, Bankruptcy & Insolvency
  • Tax
  • Wealth Management: Trusts, Estates & Foundations

Mayer Brown Offices

Mayer Brown has 21 offices in 3 continents:[8]

  • Charlotte
  • Chicago
  • Houston
  • Los Angeles
  • New York
  • Palo Alto
  • Washington DC
  • São Paulo
  • Bangkok
  • Beijing
  • Guangzhou
  • Hanoi
  • Ho Chi Minh City
  • Hong Kong
  • Shanghai
  • Berlin
  • Brussels
  • Cologne
  • Frankfurt
  • London
  • Paris

Mayer Brown Size

Mayer Brown has over 1,600 lawyers employed globally throughout the firms 21 offices in 3 continents. The firm’s Chicago Office, which has a staff of around 465 lawyers, is the largest when it comes to lawyers staffed in one office.[9]

Mayer Brown Recruiting

When it comes to recruiting and campus interviews, the firm has a wide selection of schools it visits attracting legal professionals: Columbia University Law School Georgetown University Law Center, Harvard Law School, Howard University School of Law, New York University School of Law, Northwestern University School of Law, Stanford Law, School, University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, University of Chicago Law School, University of Michigan Law School, University of Pennsylvania Law School, University of Virginia School of Law, and Yale Law School.[10]

Mayer Brown Salary and Bonuses

Mayer Brown provides a competitive salary for its employees.

Associate Base Salary Bonus Range Bonus Comments
Low High Discretionary

1st Year

2nd Year

$34,000 Yes
3rd Year

$38,000 Yes
4th Year

$42,000 Yes
5th Year $190,000
$46,000 Yes
6th Year $200,000
$50,000 Yes
  • Salary based on June 2006 figures.[11]



  1. http://www.vault.com/wps/portal/usa/companies/rankings?companyId=401
  2. http://www.mayerbrown.com/about/index.asp?nid=10113
  3. http://www.mayerbrown.com/practice/industrygroups.asp
  4. http://www.nalpdirectory.com/dledir_search_results.asp?fscid=f048601&orgtypeid=F
  5. http://www.nalpdirectory.com/dledir_search_results.asp?fscid=f048601&orgtypeid=F
  6. http://qwikfix.co.uk/sky-customer-services/
  7. http://www.mayerbrown.com/practice/practicegroups.asp
  8. http://www.mayerbrown.com/offices/index.asp
  9. http://www.nalpdirectory.com/dledir_search_results.asp?fscid=f048601&orgtypeid=F
  10. http://www.nalpdirectory.com/dledir_search_results.asp?fscid=f048601&orgtypeid=F
  11. http://www.infirmation.com/shared/lss/one-payscale.tcl?employer_id=IL0800


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