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Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.


"Shook embraces diversity and believes that genuine inclusion creates an environment where everyone feels they belong and can thrive. We believe our focus on diversity and inclusion constructs a more broad, rich, and vital environment for all, as well as fostering an environment that produces more innovative solutions for our clients. Our diversity and inclusion vision is: • To cultivate inclusive behavior where everyone is respected, rewarded, equipped, and invested in because of their differences;..."

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Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.

2555 Grand Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone: (816) 474-6550

Firm Stats

Chairman and Managing Partner: Madeleine McDonough
Recruiting Chair: Chris Kaufman
Total No. Attorneys (2021):
500 - 750
No. of Partners Named 2021:

Base Salary

1st year: $160,000
Summer associate: $3,050 /week Kansas City; Tampa:
1st year: $130,000
Summer associate: $2,500/week Seattle:
1st year: $145,000
Summer associate: $2,750/week Washington, DC:
1st year: $170,000
Summer associate: $3,250 /week Houston; Los Angeles; Orange County; San Francisco:
1st year: $180,000
Summer associate: $3,450 /week Chicago:
1st year: $190,000
Summer associate: $3,650 /week

Employment Contact

Colleen M. Liesmann
Director of Legal Recruiting
(816) 474-6550

No. of U.S. Offices: 16

No. of International Offices: 1

Major Office Locations

Atlanta, GA
Boston, MA
Chicago, IL
Denver, CO
Houston, TX
Kansas City, MO (HQ)
Los Angeles, CA
Miami, FL
New York, NY Orange County, CA
Philadelphia, PA
San Francisco, CA
Seattle, WA
St. Louis, MO Tampa, FL
Washington, DC I London

Major Departments

Commercial Litigation
Intellectual Property Prosecution and Litigation
Environmental and Toxic Tort
Privacy and Data Security
Product Liability Defense
Regulatory Counseling
*See firm website for complete list of practice areas and industries.