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"The Firm understands that for change to be truly significant and for innovation to have lasting impact, we must constantly renew our investment in the advancement of women and diverse attorneys. Most important is the continued reaffirmation of importance and focus on diversity from top leadership. In 2018, Firm Chair, David Dekker said in an address to all partners, such an investment, in addition to being the "right thing to do ethically and morally," also "yields a stronger pool of talent at every level, making us better to service..."

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Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

1540 Broadway
New York, NY 10036
Phone: (212) 858-1000


Chairman: David T. Dekker
Hiring Partners: Mariah Brandt (Firmwide Chair); Anne Lefever (NY); Kim Buffington (LA); David Lillevand (SF); Armando Castro (Silicon Valley); Conor Civins (Austin); Brian Bodor (DC); Matthew Swartz (Northern Virginia); Carrie Bonnington (Sacramento); Rich Segal (San Diego)
Total No. Attorneys 2019:
500 - 750

Base Salary

All offices
1st year: $180,000
2nd year: $190,000
3rd year: $210,000
4th year: $235,000
5th year: $260,000
6th year: $280,000
7th year: $300,000
8th year: $315,000
Summer associate: $3,462/week

Summer Program

Summer Associate Offers:
32 out of 33 (2Ls) (2018)

No. of Summer Associates:
33 total (All 2Ls) (2018)

Major Office Locations

Austin, TX
Houston, TX
Los Angeles, CA
McLean, VA
Miami, FL
Nashville, TN
New York, NY
Palm Beach, FL
Palo Alto, CA
Sacramento, CA
San Diego, CA
San Diego, CA (North County)
San Francisco, CA
Washington, DC
Hong Kong

Major Departments & Practices

Practice Groups:
Corporate & Securities
Executive Compensation & Benefits
Estates, Trusts & Tax Planning
Global Sourcing & Technology Transactions
Real Estate
Intellectual Property
Regulatory and Government Affairs;
Industry Groups:
Financial Services
Real Estate & Construction;
Geographic Teams:
Latin America
Middle East & Africa
*See firm website for complete list of practice areas and industries.