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Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP


"Diversity is a core value of the Firm and we are committed to diversity in the broadest sense of the word. Diversity fosters an atmosphere in which a variety of ideas can be fully examined and tested, ultimately producing the best results for our clients. Our Equal Employment Opportunity Policy is all inclusive, and we are committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting diverse and talented professionals on the basis of performance and merit, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status,..."

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Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP

200 West Madison Street
Suite 3900
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: (312) 984-3100

Firm Stats

Managing Partner: Howard J. Kirschbaum
Recruiting Chair: Owen H. Smith
Total No. Attorneys (2021):
100 - 150
No. of Partners Named 2020:
Billable-Hour Requirement:

Base Salary

1st year: $190,000
Summer Associate: $3,654/week

Employment Contact

Deborah K. Openshaw
(312) 629-5157

No. of U.S. Offices: 3

No. of International Offices: 0

Major Office Locations

Chicago, IL (HQ)
Minneapolis, MN
Waco, TX

Major Departments

Bankruptcy & Creditor Rights
Compensation & Employment
Corporate & Securities
Cybersecurity, Privacy & Technology
Fashion, Luxury & Retail
Financial Institutions
Insurance Coverage
Intellectual Property
Manufacturing, Distribution & Franchising
Motor Vehicle
Real Estate
Tax & Business Planning
White Collar Defense & Regulatory Enforcement