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"Bringing diversity and inclusiveness into every aspect of our work and culture is a Bryan Cave core value, and improving the recruiting, retention, development and promotion of diverse lawyers is a strategic priority. Our approach to diversity is comprehensive and strategic, and includes specific goal setting, accountability measures and metrics to monitor our progress. Our commitment to diversity extends to all of our partners. By way of example, all of our partners and relationship attorneys see daily statistics about the use of diverse..."

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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


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)

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 Program

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