McCarter & English LLP at a Glance


  • “Work/life balance”
  • “Day-to-day, I enjoy working here”
  • “Quality of work”


  • “Compensation structure”
  • “The unwritten hierarchical strata”
  • “Lack of matching for retirement”

The Buzz

  • “Good New Jersey firm”
  • “Lifestyle”
  • “Past their prime”
  • “Conservative

About McCarter & English LLP

Founded as a small-town, one-lawyer practice in New Jersey over 170 years ago, McCarter & English is now New Jersey's oldest and one of its largest law firms. The firm has grown--both organically and strategically--to boast 400 lawyers in eight offices on the East Coast, including offices in Delaware, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Washington DC.

McCarter & English offers a full roster of legal services to Fortune 500, mid-cap and emerging companies, including some of the nation's leading financial, industrial, pharmaceutical and commercial enterprises, as well as educational, health care, government and nonprofit institutions and individuals.

McCarter & English LLP

Four Gateway Center
100 Mulberry st.
Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: 973-622-4444


  • Employer Type: Private
  • Managing Partner: Stephen M. Vajtay, Jr.
  • Hiring Partner: Debra Perry
  • Total No. Attorneys 2014: 412

  • Employment Contact
    Christine Lydon
    Director of Professional Personnel
    Phone: (973) 622-4444
    Fax: (973) 624-7070

  • Base Salary
    1st year: $135,000

  • Summer Associate Offers
    Firm does not have a summer program

  • Major Departments & Practices
    Bankruptcy & Restructuring
    Business & Financial Services Litigation
    Corporate, Securities and Financial Institutions
    Crisis Management
    Executive Compensation
    Franchising and Distribution Law
    Government Contracts
    Government Investigations & White Collar Criminal Defense
    Health Care
    Insurance Coverage
    Intellectual Property/Information Technology
    Investment Management
    Labor & Employment Law
    Private Clients
    Product Liability
    Public Finance
    Public Strategy
    Real Estate
    Tax & Benefits

Major Office Locations

  • Newark, NJ (HQ)
  • Boston, MA
  • Hartford, CT
  • New York, NY
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Stamford, CT
  • Washington, DC
  • Wilmington, DE
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