Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP at a Glance


  • “ I genuinely like the people”
  • “Interesting and substantive client work”
  • “Good work/life balance”


  • “Having to work late sometimes”
  • “Under-market salaries”
  • “Lack of public transportation to the Seaport area”

About Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP

Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP is a full-service mid-sized firm boasting efficiency and cost-savings for clients. Among the firm's clients are major global corporations, banks and other public and private businesses, innovative emerging growth companies, entrepreneurs and capital sources, as well as medical and educational institutions, foundations and families.

Supreme Beginnings 

Nutter has deep roots in the Boston community. In 1879, a young Louis D. Brandeis founded the firm with fellow Harvard alumni Samuel D. Warren. Although Brandeis would later leave private practice for the judiciary--he was appointed to the United States Supreme Court--the firm has maintained its prestigious reputation through multiple name changes.

Boston Strong

Even as a mid-sized firm, Nutter boasts a strong bench that would be the envy of many BigLaw firms. The firm's hardworking attorneys gained recognition from U.S. News & World Report earning the firm a "Best Law Firm" ranking for 13 practice areas ranging from environmental law litigation to antitrust to intellectual property. Additionally, an outstanding 53 Nutter attorneys were selected for the 2013 "Massachusetts Super Lawyers"and "Rising Stars"lists, and 23 attorneys were selected as "The Best Lawyers in America"in 2014. But don't let their success fool you into thinking that these lawyers are merely worker drones, Nutter attorneys love their jobs. The firm ranked first in Boston and second nationally in The American Lawyer's 2013 satisfaction survey. The firm ranked first nationally in this satisfaction survey for the previous five years.   

Community Commitment

Current associates and partners at Nutter have big shoes to fill when it comes to pro bono. Founder Louis D. Brandeis is often credited with developing the pro bono tradition in American Legal practice during the turn of the 20th century. The firm is a challenge participant in the Pro Bono Institute's Law Firm Pro Bono Project, meaning it must certify each year that it spent 3 percent of the firm's paying client billable hours on pro bono work. The firm also works with a variety of non-profits providing legal services to battered women, those seeking unemployment compensation, artists and veterans, among other deserving Massachusetts residents. 

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Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP

World Trade Center West
155 Seaport Boulevard
Boston, MA 02210-2604
Phone: (617) 439-2000
Fax: (617) 310-9000


  • Employer Type: Private
  • Managing Partner: Deborah J. Manus
  • Total No. Attorneys 2014: 145

  • Employment Contact
    Katherine A. Thatcher
    Director of Legal Recruitment
    Phone: (617) 439-2471

  • Base Salary
    1st year: $145,000
    Summer associate: $2,788/week

  • Summer Associate Offers
    (2013): 9 out of 12

  • Major Departments & Practices
    Business/General Corporate
    Intellectual Property
    Real Estate and Finance
    Trust and Estates

Major Office Locations

  • Boston, MA (HQ)
  • Hyannis, MA

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