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Hunton Andrews Kurth at a Glance

Hunton Andrews Kurth is a preeminent international law firm formed when Hunton & Williams LLP and Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP combined in April 2018. Our nearly 1,000 lawyers serve clients from 19 offices across the United States, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. We work as “one firm” across all of our offices and offer exceptional work opportunities on a broad array of sophisticated legal matters. Our commitment to diversity is strong, and we recruit a variety of lawyers and staff from many cultures and backgrounds, appreciating the differences they bring to the firm. We are also committed to helping all of our lawyers achieve their potential while supporting each in integrating their work and personal lives.

We understand that the needs and aspirations of each individual are unique. If you relish challenge, opportunity for professional growth, and the mutual respect that flows from collaboration with first-rate minds, you should consider us. Working with us means working with leaders who not only strive for outstanding results, but also strive to be compassionate lawyers committed to living the firm's core values of integrity and collegiality.

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Our firm represents clients across the full spectrum of industries that make up today’s global economy, from manufacturers, financial institutions, retailers, health care companies and professional-services providers, to businesses and academic institutions developing renewable energy resources and new technology solutions. We represent Fortune 100 companies as well as thousands of other businesses and individuals in jurisdictions worldwide.We engage cross-disciplinary, client-focused teams with extensive industry, legal and strategic-planning experience. As a firm and as experienced individual practitioners, we emphasize creativity, communication, efficiency, integrity and high-quality service in everything we do.

Our People

Our offices at Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP are filled with a diverse group of lawyers who are intelligent, committed to our clients, and leaders within the firm and the community. Educated at top schools in the United States and abroad, they have gained valuable training and experience working on challenging and important cases and transactions throughout the United States and around the world. In addition to their commitment to providing excellent legal services, they also are committed to living our most important core values — integrity and collegiality.

Our Diversity

We are convinced that inclusiveness improves the quality of our firm, enriches the experience of all our lawyers and staff, and makes Hunton Andrews Kurth a better place. We recruit lawyers and staff from a broad array of backgrounds and cultures and value the differences they bring to the firm.

Our firm is committed to fully developing lawyers of all races, creeds and colors. — The Honorable John Charles Thomas, Senior Partner and First African American Justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia, Richmond Office

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Hunton Andrews Kurth understands that the best way to serve its clients’ needs is to take advantage of the ideas and opinions of a diverse group of lawyers and professional staff. Working within this collegial culture makes my gender a definite asset. I have always known that I have a full place at the Hunton table. — Lisa Sotto, New York Office Managing Partner, Executive Committee Member and Practice Group Co-Head 

I am proud that the firm chose to support the important work of Lambda Legal as a National Sponsor in 2013 and has continued to do so each year since. — Jason Beach, Counsel, LGBTQ Initiatives Subcommittee Co-Chair, Atlanta Office

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Our Commitment to Pro Bono

Our partnership agreement at Hunton Andrews Kurth says it all in its first two sentences: "The practice of the law is a service to society. While an aid to business, it is concerned also with the public welfare." We believe in a lawyer's obligation to ensure that everyone, regardless of his or her ability to pay, has access to quality legal services. To that end, we encourage all our attorneys to “give back” through pro bono service, and we allow billable hour credit for up to 100 hours of pro bono work. We are proud to state that since 2009, 100 percent of our full-time U.S. lawyers have participated in at least one pro bono project each year. Last year, together they donated almost 42,000 hours to help those in need.

In 1993, we accepted the Pro Bono Institute's Law Firm Challenge to contribute at least three percent of the firm's total billable hours to pro bono causes. We have met or exceeded the challenge every year since its inception. In addition, all of our lawyers and staff timekeepers who donate more than 100 hours annually to pro bono clients, receive our E. Randolph Williams award (named after one of the firm's founders). Last year, 109 lawyers and professional staff, including key firm leaders, received this award.

Our firm supports two Virginia-based pro bono offices, one in the Richmond and another in Charlottesville — the latter a partnership effort with the University of Virginia. We also fund two fellowship positions in our Richmond and New York office for lawyers whose time is entirely committed to pro bono work.

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Pro bono work is more than doing a good deed. It is the foundation of our societal guarantee of equal rights under the law for all people, without regard to social or financial status. It is fundamental to our role as citizens and as citizen-lawyers. — Wally Martinez, Firm Managing Partner

Since my time as a summer associate, I’ve found that pro bono is an integral part of the firm culture at Hunton Andrews Kurth. It has been an important part of my professional development and a distinguishing factor in my career. Through pro bono service, the firm helps you grow, not just as a lawyer but as an individual. — Uriel Mendieta, Partner, Miami Office

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Our Life Inside the Firm

We work hard at Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP to make our lives both rewarding and enjoyable. We give our associates a great deal of responsibility early in their careers. Even the newest associates work directly with clients and participate in all aspects of transactions and cases alongside partners, counsel and senior associates. Our lawyers have access to the latest technology and support from a talented staff of paralegals, professional assistants, reference and business development professionals. And, we match our new associates with senior associate "coaches" who answer questions and assist in adjusting to life at Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP.

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From my first day as a firm associate, I have always felt that everyone was rooting for me to succeed. As a new firm partner, I am committed to paying it forward by providing the same level of care and support to new associates at the firm. — Cecilia Oh, Partner and Asian Pacific American Affinity Group Member, Washington Office

 

We also are committed to making sure our associates have the tools they need to succeed. We offer a wide variety of internal professional development programs, ranging from legal skills workshops to business development and leadership training. In addition, we support participation in numerous professional development opportunities offered by organizations outside the firm, such as the National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL) and the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD). 

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I look forward to participating in the NAWL Challenge Club this year, particularly the program’s training on how to make a “perfect pitch” to potential clients and multiple networking opportunities with the Club’s corporate representatives. That the firm increased its support of NAWL and is giving three women lawyers the opportunity to engage in this unique program highlights the firm’s commitment to promoting the advancement of women lawyers through programs that give participants practical tools for success. — Jessica Schaffner, Associate, Houston Office

Our Life Outside the Firm

Our lawyers are "citizen lawyers." At Hunton Andrews Kurth, we believe it is our obligation to give back to the communities in which we live and work, and we encourage our attorneys to volunteer their services to charitable, religious, civic and community organizations. We also appreciate the importance of a good balance between work and family life, and provide a number of programs to support a family-friendly environment. Examples include strong leave policies, emergency back-up child and elder care, a concierge service and flexible work arrangements. In addition, we encourage our attorneys to engage in outside social pursuits and hobbies, because a lawyer who regularly takes part in activities he or she enjoys is a happier person and a better lawyer.

One of the things I value most about our firm is its commitment to “giving back” to the communities where we live and work. It is a key part of our culture. My community service with organizations such as the Hampton Roads Community Foundation, St. Mary’s Home and the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia has allowed me to not only help those in need but also to gain exposure to interesting and diverse people who have different views from my own. There is a whole world out there that does not revolve around the practice of law and being a part of it has broadened my thinking and enriched my life. — Sharon Goodwyn, Counsel, Norfolk Office  

I am very thankful for Hunton’s flexible work policies, which have allowed me to adjust my work schedule on a personalized basis. I initially worked less hours and took on discrete projects when available. Later, I adjusted my availability to a greater role, but still less than full. This flexibility has allowed me to effectively pursue and balance many demands. All the while, the firm has fully included me in firm professional development opportunities, including sponsoring my attendance at bar-related conferences and meetings. ― Sara Hamilton, Associate, Atlanta Office