Patton Boggs LLP
VAULT RANKINGS 2013
•“Strong in government contracts”
•“Big on pro bono”
NEWS AND UPDATES
•“Technology is not advanced”
•“Office facility is really outdated”
ABOUT THIS COMPANY:
A noted leader in the lobbying industry, Patton Boggs LLP boasts strong political ties and experience. But the firm’s expertise goes beyond public policy and lobbying: Patton Boggs hosts a comprehensive legal practice, focusing on everything from government investigations to M&A.
Decades of Evolution
Former CIA agent James Patton left Covington & Burling, where he specialized in international law, in 1962 to form Barco, Cook and Patton with two contemporaries.Become a Gold Member or Log in to read the entire Scoop
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Patton Boggs LLP Perspective
Patton Boggs LLP HIGHLIGHTS
A Challenging Job. A Supportive Environment. A Happy Crew.
It is not at all difficult to identify why attorneys so enthusiastically comment on their experience at Patton Boggs. Our philosophy is a simple, yet effective one. Our lawyers are encouraged to pursue their personal legal interests, uncover and capitalize on their strengths and make full use of the numerous avenues of support for professional growth and the achievement of goals. The result is a content and professionally fulfilled group.
Comments made in Vault’s associate surveys give a flavor for how associates at Patton Boggs feel about firm life. "The work itself is exactly what I was hoping for," says one associate. About the people, "My colleagues are the best part about working at Patton Boggs. There are a lot of really good people here," comments another. Comments about the culture sound like, “Fun, social atmosphere at the office; the firm encourages getting to know colleagues better." One attorney gets to the heart of the matter by offering, “Patton Boggs has a warm and welcoming culture…the firm is full of entrepreneurial lawyers and public policy advisors who know a great deal about business, politics and getting things done in Washington.” The overall associate experience is summed up with, “I work with very talented people and am given challenging, enjoyable work.”
YOUR CAREER AT Patton Boggs LLP
THE SUMMER ASSOCIATE PROGRAM AT PATTON BOGGS
From the moment our summer associates arrive, it is clear that Patton Boggs is no ordinary law firm and our summer program is like no other. In keeping with the entrepreneurial philosophy of our firm, summer associates are afforded the freedom to explore areas of interest. Those with an ambitious spirit who take initiative find this flexibility refreshing and enriching. If you are a self-starter who values opportunity over guarantees and originality over conformity, Patton Boggs could be the firm for you.
POSSIBILITIES WITHOUT BOUNDARIES
We offer a summer associate program in five of our offices—Washington DC, Newark, New York, Dallas and Denver. Our program helps prepare summer associates for the practice of law and provides a clear and comprehensive understanding of what attorney life is like at Patton Boggs. Expect to be immersed in our culture and in the realities of being a lawyer. We have high expectations of our participants and full confidence in their abilities. The work is real, relevant and challenging, and it allows summer associates to work alongside some of the world's most talented and well-respected attorneys.
We want each summer associate to work with as many attorneys in the firm as possible. This allows our participants to discover their own affinities for practice areas and chemistries with varying attorney work styles.