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"At Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner we believe that all our people should be treated fairly and feel able to contribute meaningfully to the firm's success. One of our Core Values is that we treat our people as we would our best clients. No one should be held back because of their age, disability, genetic information, parental or family status, religion or belief, race, ethnicity, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity (or expression), veteran status, or other by any other range of human difference brought about by identity and..."

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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

Firm Stats

Co-Chairs: Steve Baumer and Lisa Mayhew
Hiring Attorneys: Leah Fiorenza McNeill (Atlanta); Faisal Delawalla (Chicago); Laura S. Perlov (Denver); Brett J. Souza (Irvine); Steven B. Becker (Kansas City); James M. Attonito (New York); Jessica Maziarz (Phoenix); Tom Lee (San Francisco); Linda C. Hsu (Santa Monica); Vyas Suresh (St. Louis)
Total No. Attorneys 2020:
1K - 1.5K
No. of Partners Named 2020:
Billable-Hour Requirement:

Base Salary

St. Louis
1st year: $140,000
Summer Associate: $2,692/week Colorado
1st year: $150,000
Summer Associate: $2,884/week Kansas City, Phoenix
1st year: $135,000
Summer Associate: $2,596/week Atlanta
1st year: $160,000
Summer Associate: $3,077/week California; Chicago; New York
1st year: $170,000
Summer Associate: $3,269/week

Employment Contact

Jennifer J. Sloop
Legal Recruiting & Development Director
(314) 259-2015

No. of U.S. Offices: 17

No. of International Offices: 14

Major Office Locations

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
St. Louis, MO (HQ)
Washington, DC I Abu Dhabi
Hong Kong
Tel Aviv

Major Departments

Antitrust & Competition
Class Actions
Commercial Construction
Commercial Disputes
Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
Employment & Labor
Energy, Environment and Infrastructure
Intellectual Property
Investigations, Financial Regulation & White Collar
M&A and Corporate Finance
Planning & Zoning
Private Client
Product Liability
Commercial Real Estate
Restructuring and Insolvency
Structured Finance
Tax Advice and Controversy
Technology & Commercial
*See firm website for complete list of practice areas and industries.