Norton Rose Fulbright at a Glance


  • “International presence”
  • “Early responsibility”
  • “Colleagues are friendly and love to socialize”


  • “Associate bonuses”
  • “Lack of transparency regarding global growth plans”
  • “Long hours”

The Buzz

  • “Litigators”
  • “Strong in Texas”
  • “Uptight”
  • “Too big”

About Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright has a long legacy in the United States that spans more than nine decades of practice in dispute resolution and litigation, transactional business law and intellectual property.

Teaming Up to Go Global

Norton Rose Fulbright is the product of one of the largest combinations within the legal profession in recent history. The U.S. law firm Fulbright & Jaworski joined with U.K.-based Norton Rose on June 3, 2013 to form Norton Rose Fulbright. Norton Rose Fulbright now has more than 3,800 lawyers based in over 50 cities across the United States, Europe, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia.

While providing major corporations and financial institutions across the globe with a full array of business law services, Norton Rose Fulbright also works with innovative startups, particularly in the United States and wherever creative entrepreneurs are reshaping the marketplace. From information technology to biosciences to energy and numerous other areas, Norton Rose Fulbright helps clients turn their ideas into growing businesses.

Norton Rose Fulbright provides services across all key industry sectors: financial institutions; energy; infrastructure, mining and commodities; transport; technology and innovation; and life sciences and healthcare.

Putting Brand and Values into Action

Norton Rose Fulbright operates in accordance with its global business principles of quality, unity, and integrity. A recent example of celebrating its global brand and team culture was the firm's corporate partnership with the McLaren Mercedes Formula 1 team. It was also appointed as the global legal advisor to the McLaren Group. In another recent global initiative, the firm sponsored the Norton Rose Fulbright Sail the World Challenge, a two-year circumnavigation of the world by the Jubilee Sailing Trust's tall ship, Lord Nelson. Upon the ride's completion, the ship will have taken its mixed crews of disabled and able-bodied sailors four times across the equator, reaching seven continents, covering 50,000 miles and visiting 30 countries. Additionally, the firm participated in the 2014 BP MS 150 bicycle ride from Houston to Austin and the 2015 Great Canadian Canoe Challenge, a two-day sponsored paddling (canoeing) fund-raiser, on the shores of Lake of Bays in the Muskoka region of Ontario.


April 2016
Medical Monitoring

A health technology transactions team comprised of New York and Washington, DC lawyers advised Pfizer on a first-of-its-kind research collaboration with IBM to develop innovative remote monitoring solutions aimed at transforming how clinicians deliver care to patients suffering from Parkinson's disease. The experimental approach will rely on a system of sensors, mobile devices, and machine learning to provide real-time, around-the-clock disease symptom information to clinicians and researchers. The ultimate goal is to obtain a better understanding of a patient's disease progression and medication response to help inform treatment decisions and clinical trial design, while also speeding the development of new therapeutic options.

January 2016
A Blockbuster Dismissal

A litigation team from the Dallas office obtained a full dismissal of all claims and $425,000 in sanctions and costs in an antitrust case brought against Cinemark USA in Los Angeles County Superior Court in California. Cinemark is an international movie theater chain, with nearly 500 multiplex theaters in 40 US states and half of the Latin American countries. A competing movie theatre in Palm Desert, California, the Flagship Palme d'Or, owned by a group of entertainment personalities sued Cinemark for alleged monopoly leveraging and illegal collusion with major film distributors, including Disney, Warner Bros, and Sony. After years of litigation, the court granted Cinemark's motion to terminate the case, dismissing all of Flagship's claims with prejudice and awarding Cinemark sanctions of more than $300,000 in attorneys' fees and nearly $120,000 in court costs. Flagship is appealing the trial court judgment.

December 2015
For the Rest of Your Life

A corporate, M&A and securities team from the Houston office represented Mattress Firm, the nation's largest specialty mattress retailer, in its acquisition of Sleepy's, the second-largest specialty mattress retailer in the US. For a total purchase price of $780 million, Houston-based Mattress Firm Holding Corp. has agreed to acquire all of the outstanding equity interests in HMK Mattress Holdings LLC, the holding company of Sleepy's and related entities. With the addition of more than 1,000 Sleepy's stores in 17 states, following the acquisition, Mattress Firm will have approximately 3,500 retail locations in 48 states.

November 2015
The Verdict is In

A Dallas-based litigation team represented Reflectix Inc., a subsidiary of Sealed Air Corporation, in a total defense win in a patent infringement suit in the Eastern District of Texas. The plaintiff, Promethean accused Reflectix of inducing infringement of four patents on Metallized Polymeric Film Reflective Insulation Material by selling alleged infringing reflective insulation products through customers such as Home Depot. The plaintiff also contended that Reflectix's alleged infringement had been willful and sought damages in the form of a reasonable royalty. Reflectix asserted that it did not infringe and that the patents were invalid in light of either the prior art or the simultaneous invention of the purported invention by Reflectix and others in its industry group. In three hours, the jury returned a complete defense verdict, finding that there was no infringement and that the patent claims were invalid.

September 2015
Homeopathic Remedy

A Los Angeles-based litigation team successfully represented alternative medicine maker Hyland's Inc., as a jury ruled in favor of the defendant in a $350 million class action trial involving allegations of false advertising. While the plaintiffs, which were certified as a class the previous year, asserted that certain sleep aids and other remedies did not work as marketed by Hyland's, the jury found that plaintiffs' allegations were without merit. The trial began on September 1, and the jury's verdict in favor of the defense came 17 days later. The trial involved many experts, including a Harvard-trained psychiatrist who explained how clinical trials support the need for and effectiveness of homeopathic remedies.

March 2015
The Ulitmate Driving Machine

An international team of lawyers from the San Antonio, Munich, New York, and Houston offices are representing BMW AG in multidistrict litigation (involving more than 90 class actions), pending in Miami, relating to the recall of certain vehicles which use Takata airbags. More than 24 million vehicles in the US, made by 10 different automakers, were recalled to replace frontal airbags manufactured by Takata from 2002 to 2008, some of which allegedly deployed explosively and injured or killed vehicle occupants. This is reported to be the largest automotive recall of its kind.

- Show Less + Show Full Description

Norton Rose Fulbright

1301 McKinney St.
Suite 5100
Houston, TX 77010-3095
Phone: (713) 651-5151


  • Employer Type: Private
  • Global Chief Executive: Peter Martyr
  • Managing Partner, United States: Linda Addison
  • Hiring Partner, United States: Andrew Price
  • Total No. Attorneys 2016: 3,800

  • Base Salary

    California; New York; Texas; DC
    1st year: $180,000
    Summer associate: $3,461/week

  • Summer Associate Offers

    47 out of 57 (2Ls) (2015)

  • Major Departments & Practices
    Antitrust and competition
    Banking and finance
    Capital markets and securities
    Commercial litigation
    Corporate, mergers & acquisitions and securities
    Dispute resolution and litigation
    Employment and labor
    Energy and infrastructure litigation
    Energy transactions
    Financial institutions and insurance
    Financial restructuring and insolvency
    Intellectual property brands
    Intellectual property litigation
    Intellectual property transactions and patent prosecution
    International arbitration
    Healthcare transactions
    Life sciences, pharma and healthcare litigation
    Mass torts and product liability
    Intellectual property
    Power and alternative energy
    Real estate
    Regulatory and governmental investigations
    Securities litigation, investigations and SEC enforcement

Major Office Locations

  • Austin, TX
  • Dallas, TX
  • Denver, CO
  • Houston, TX
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • New York, NY
  • Pittsburgh-Southpointe, PA
  • San Antonio, TX
  • St Louis, MO
  • Washington, DC
  • Abu Dhabi
  • Almaty
  • Amsterdam
  • Athens
  • Bahrain
  • Bangkok
  • Beijing
  • Bogotá
  • Brisbane
  • Brussels
  • Calgary
  • Cape Town
  • Caracas
  • Casablanca
  • Dar es Salaam
  • Dubai
  • Durban
  • Frankfurt
  • Hamburg
  • Hong Kong
  • Jakarta*
  • Johannesburg
  • London
  • Melbourne
  • Milan
  • Montréal
  • Moscow
  • Munich
  • Ottawa
  • Paris
  • Perth
  • Piraeus
  • Québec
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • Riyadh*
  • Shanghai
  • Singapore
  • Sydney
  • Tokyo
  • Toronto
  • Warsaw
  • *associate office
- Show Less + Show More