Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.

The Vault Review


  • “Great, flexible working environment with supportive people who treat others with respect”
  • “I am working on high-stakes litigation with some of the best trial lawyers in the country. To be able to do that in a law firm with Midwestern values and a laid-back attitude is a bonus.”
  • “Great partners and senior associates who care about professional development”


  • “There is a delay in getting quality work at the junior associate level”
  • “The firm's billable-hour requirements don't exactly match the firm's compensation when compared to other firms in the area”
  • “Office politics at the highest levels may at times trickle down to impede work opportunities”

The Buzz

  • “Best in Kansas City”
  • “Friendly and down-to-earth yet very bright”
  • “Tobacco firm”
  • “Best products firm in the business”

Survey Says

Vault's Verdict: Associates at SHB rave about the firm's unique combination of serious litigators and a positive and collegial atmosphere. However, there are complaints that bonuses are below market while billable requirements...

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