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Ropes & Gray LLP

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Ropes & Gray ranks high as the law firm to consult when it comes to corporate law and complex litigation matters. It ranks #10 in IP litigation, #20 in general corporate practice and #25 in the vault law 100, according to vault ranking 2011.[1]



Founded in 1865, Ropes &a Gray ranks as a top tier law firm representing clients throughout the world. The firm maintains its largest staffed office in the heart of Boston, Massachusetts.[2]

With clients stretching around the globe, Ropes & Gray provides services to a diverse set of clients in industries such as: Colleges & Universities, Energy & Utilities, Financial Services, Health Care, Insurance, Sports, Technology, Biotechnology, Consumer Products & Services, Internet & e-Commerce, Pharmaceutical, Telecommunications, and Transportation.[3] With such high profile clients, the firm also maintains a formal pro bono policy which last year 69% of the associates and 23% of the partners participated.[4]

1st year associates at Ropes & Gray receive a competitive benefits package, which includes a salary of $160,000 per year, paid parental, family care and medical leaves, full health benefits, life insurance policy, 401K, and much more.[5]

Ropes & Gray Practice Areas

Ropes & Gray offers a number of specialized practice areas:[6]

  • Antitrust
  • Bankruptcy & Business Restructuring
  • Corporate
  • Government Relations & Regulatory
  • Intellectual Property
  • Industries Served
  • International
  • Labor & Employment
  • High Technology
  • Litigation
  • Private Client Group
  • Tax & Benefits
  • Employee Benefits

Ropes & Gray Offices

Ropes & Gray has 6 offices throughout the United States and 3 international offices:[7]

  • Boston
  • Chicago
  • Hong Kong
  • London
  • New York
  • San Francisco
  • Silicon Valley
  • Tokyo
  • Washington, DC

Ropes & Gray Size

Ropes & Gray has over 1,000 lawyers employed globally throughout the firms 9 offices. The firm’s Boston, Massachusetts office, which has a staff of around 544 lawyers, is the largest when it comes to lawyers staffed in one office.[8]

Ropes & Gray Recruiting

When it comes to recruiting and campus interviews, the firm has a wide selection of schools it visits: Columbia University Law School, Duke University School of Law, George Washington, University Law School, Georgetown University Law Center, Harvard Law School, New York University School of Law, Northwestern University School of Law, Stanford Law School, UCLA School of Law, University of Michigan Law School, University of Pennsylvania Law School, University of Texas School of Law, University of Virginia School of Law, Yale Law School and many more.[9]

Ropes & Gray Salary and Bonuses

Ropes & Gray provides a competitive salary for its employees.

Associate Base Salary Bonus Range Bonus Comments
Low High Discretionary

1st Year

2nd Year

3rd Year

4th Year

5th Year $230,000

6th Year $250,000

  • Salary based on June 2007 figures.[10]



  1. http://www.vault.com/wps/portal/usa/companies/rankings?companyId=414
  2. http://www.ropesgray.com/about/firmoverview/
  3. http://www.ropesgray.com/industries/
  4. http://www.nalpdirectory.com/dledir_search_results.asp?fscid=F044801&orgtypeid=F
  5. http://www.nalpdirectory.com/dledir_search_results.asp?fscid=F044801&orgtypeid=F
  6. http://www.ropesgray.com/practices/
  7. http://www.ropesgray.com/locations/
  8. http://www.nalpdirectory.com/dledir_search_results.asp?fscid=F044801&orgtypeid=F
  9. http://www.nalpdirectory.com/dledir_search_results.asp?fscid=F044801&orgtypeid=F
  10. http://www.infirmation.com/shared/lss/one-payscale.tcl?employer_id=MA0940


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