ABOUT THIS COMPANY:
McKee Nelson LLP was acquired by Bingham McCutchen in August of 2009.
This brash young firm--just seven years old--has been making waves in Washington since its founding by Bill McKee and Will Nelson, two partners formerly of King & Spalding's tax department. In 2001, the firm had D.C. talking when the two Williams single-handedly lured away 14 securities lawyers from Sidley Austin Brown & Wood's D.C. office. And this year, 14 partners named by Chambers USA 2006 as America's Leading Business Lawyers. What's more, the firm has just made its debut on the National Law Journal's list of the 250 biggest law firms in the country. The firm employs more than 175 lawyers and its 2005 revenue per lawyer ranks it in the top five of the nation's most profitable firms. The firm's clients include a number of Fortune 500 businesses and virtually every major Wall Street investment bank; its impressive roster of attorneys include many practice group leaders from their prior firms, a former IRS Chief Counsel, numerous former IRS and Justice Department tax litigators, the co-authors of the leading treatises on partnership tax and partnership agreement forms, and the authors of the leading securitization treatise.
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McKee Nelson LLP HIGHLIGHTS
Focus, focus, focus
McKee Nelson's rise from boutique firm to heavyhitter can be attributed to its sharp focus on key practice areas, particularly tax, capital markets and litigation/enforcement. Today the firm serves a spectrum of industries, including financial services, pharmaceutical, energy and consumer products, counting among its clients General Mills, JPMorgan Chase, SLM Corp, Lehman Brothers and Dow Chemical.
YOUR CAREER AT McKee Nelson LLP
The little boutique firm that could
In less than a decade, McKee Nelson has grown from a two-lawyer boutique to a specialist heavyhitter. Today the firm employs over 200 attorneys, and in 2006 it was one of only four Am Law Second Hundred firms to post revenues per lawyer in excess of $1 million. The firm's success can be attributed to a sharp focus on key practice areas, particularly tax, capital markets and litigation/enforcement. From its two offices in New York City and Washington, D.C., McKee Nelson serves a spectrum of industries, including financial services, pharmaceutical, energy and consumer products, counting among its clients General Mills, JPMorgan Chase, SLM Corp, Lehman Brothers and Dow Chemical.
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According to insiders, what are some of the best aspects about working at McKee Nelson?
"The firm's culture since Day One has been one of openness regarding the decisions by partners and the partners generally treat the associates as valued colleagues rather than subordinates."