The Vault Review


  • “Laid-back, California vibe”
  • “This firm revived my faith in the fun of being a lawyer”
  • “Opportunity to learn and grow”


  • “Obsession with billable hours”
  • “Continual tightening of overhead costs”
  • “Bonuses could be higher”

The Buzz

  • “Relaxed environment”
  • “International presence”
  • “Uneven quality”
  • “Good in California, non-existent elsewhere”

Survey Says

Vault's Verdict: Sheppard Mullin associates rave about early opportunities to appear in court and communicate directly with clients. Most say they are willing to trade lower bonuses for a stellar work/life balance and realistic partnership potential.

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