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Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

One Metropolitan Square
211 North Broadway, Suite 3600
St. Louis, MO 63102
Phone: (314) 259-2000


Employer Type: Private
Co-Chairs: Therese D. Pritchard and Lisa Mayhew
Hiring Attorneys: Robert J. Lystad (Atlanta); Leslie A. Bayles (Chicago); Sean R. Odendahl (Denver); Brett J. Souza (Irvine); Steven B. Becker (Kansas City); James M. Attonito (New York) Meridyth M. Andresen (Phoenix); Tracy M. Talbot (San Francisco); Jennifer A. Jackson & Rosario L. Vizzie (Santa Monica); Vyas Suresh (St. Louis); Philip D. Bartz (Washington)

Total No. Attorneys 2018: 1,551

Base Salary

Colorado, Kansas City, Phoenix: 1st year: $130,000; Summer associate: $2,500/week

St. Louis: 1st year: $135,000; Summer associate: $2,596/week

Atlanta: 1st year: $150,000; Summer associate: $2,885/week

California; Chicago; New York; Washington, DC: 1st year: $160,000; Summer associate: $3,077/week

Summer Associate Offers

32 out of 33 (2Ls) (2017)

Major Office Locations

St. Louis, MO (HQ)
Atlanta, GA
Boulder, CO
Charlotte, NC
Chicago, IL
Colorado Springs, CO
Dallas, TX
Denver, CO
Irvine, CA
Jefferson City, MO
Kansas City, MO
Los Angeles, CA
Miami, FL
New York, NY
Phoenix, AZ
San Francisco, CA
Washington, DC
Abu Dhabi
Hong Kong
Tel Aviv

Major Departments & Practices

Agribusiness and Food
Antitrust/US Trade
Aviation, Aerospace & Defense
Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Creditors’ Rights
Class & Derivative Actions
Commercial Litigation
Corporate Finance & Securities
Data Privacy and Security
Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
Energy & Natural Resources
Entertainment & Media
Financial Services
Franchise & Distribution Law
Government Contracts
Information Technology
Intellectual Property
International Arbitration
International Trade
Labor & Employment
Life Sciences & Health Care
Nonprofit Organizations
Private Client
Private Equity
Product Liability
Public Policy & Government Affairs
Real Estate
Religious Organizations
Securities Litigation & Enforcement
Sports and Entertainment
Sustainable Energy & Climate Change
Tax Advice & Controversy
Technology, Entrepreneurial & Commercial Practice
White Collar Defense & Investigations