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"As we enter our second century, BakerHostetler remains committed to diversity and to fostering a working environment of respect and inclusion. The firm is dedicated to hiring, retaining and promoting minorities, women, veterans, members of the LGBTQ community and those with disabilities. To advance these goals, the firm has taken measurable actions to encourage diverse applicants to enter the legal profession and to consider BakerHostetler as a welcoming environment in which to pursue their careers. Recruiting: We recognize..."

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Baker & Hostetler LLP

Key Tower
127 Public Square, Suite 2000
Cleveland, OH 44114
Phone: (216) 621-0200


Chairman: Paul M. Schmidt
Hiring Partner: Ronald S. Okada
Total No. Attorneys 2019:
750 - 1K

Base Salary

1st year: $145,000
Summer associate: $2,788/week Other Offices
1st year: $120,000–$190,000 (varies by office)

Summer Program

Summer Associate Offers:
28 out of 30* (2Ls) (2018) *Number does not include those pursuing clerkships.

No. of Summer Associates:
44 total (33 2Ls; 11 1Ls) (2018)

Major Office Locations

Atlanta, GA
Chicago, IL
Cincinnati, OH
Cleveland, OH (HQ)
Columbus, OH
Costa Mesa, CA
Denver, CO
Houston, TX
Los Angeles, CA
New York, NY
Orlando, FL
Philadelphia, PA
Seattle, WA
Washington, DC

Major Departments & Practices

Employee Benefits
Global Practices
Intellectual Property
International Trade
Legislative & Regulatory
Private Wealth
Real Estate
*See firm website for complete list of practice areas and industries.