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Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP


"We believe that by reflecting the composition and attributes of our clients and communities, we are better equipped to understand their needs and objectives. A key component of our firm's core values is to cultivate an inclusive culture. Our diversity and inclusion initiatives are designed to 1) foster mutual professional and personal respect; 2) create an environment in which individual contributions are valued and where biases based on race, gender, sexual orientation, or any other protected category do not exist; 3) attract the best and..."

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Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

One Logan Square
Suite 2000
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: (215) 988-2700

Firm Stats

Chairman & CEO: Andrew C. Kassner
Executive Partners: William M. Connolly, Judith E. Reich, and Jane C. Koehl
Hiring Partner: Justin O. Kay
Total No. Attorneys 2019:
500 - 750

Base Salary

Chicago; Los Angeles; New York; San Francisco; and Washington, DC
1st year: $190,000
Summer associate: $3,654/week Philadelphia
1st year: $175,000
Summer associate: $3,365/week Other Offices
1st year: $165,000
Summer associate $3,173/week

Summer Program

Summer Associate Offers:
21 out of 21 (2Ls) (2019)

No. of Summer Associates:
24 total (21 2Ls; 3 1Ls) (2019)

Employment Contact

Maryellen Wyville Altieri
Director of Professional Recruitment
(215) 988-2663

Major Office Locations

Albany, NY
Chicago, IL
Dallas, TX
Florham Park, NJ
Hartford, CT
Los Angeles, CA
New York, NY
Philadelphia, PA (HQ)
Princeton, NJ
San Francisco, CA
Washington, DC
Wilmington, DE

Major Departments

Corporate and Securities
Corporate Restructuring
Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation
Environment and Energy
Government and Regulatory Affairs
Health Care
Insurance Litigation
Intellectual Property
Investment Management
Labor and Employment
Products Liability
Real Estate
Trusts and Estates
White Collar Defense and Corporate Investigations
*See firm website for complete list of practice areas and industries.