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Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.


"Our strategic approach to increase women, minorities, LGBT, Veterans, and disabled attorneys throughout our ranks includes talent development, intentionally developing talent, inclusive leadership development, and individual and organizational change. With this approach, we are moving toward an organization equipped with leaders able to work across differences and leverage diversity. Our mission is: • To create a culture where our behaviors and processes align with our values, purpose and vision..."

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Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.

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


Chairman and Managing Partner: Madeleine McDonough
Recruiting Chair: Carrie McAtee

Base Salary

Orange County and San Francisco
1st year: $145,000
Summer associate: $2,750/week Kansas City, Tampa, & Seattle
1st year: $130,000
Summer associate: $2,500/week Miami
1st year: $140,000
Summer associate: $2,700/week Washington, DC
1st year: $150,000
Summer associate: $2,850/week Houston
1st year: $160,000
Summer associate: $3,050/week Chicago
1st year:  $180,000
Summer associate: $3,450/week

Summer Program

Summer Associate Offers:
15 out of 15 (2Ls only) (2018)

Major Office Locations

Kansas City, MO (HQ)
Chicago, IL
Denver, CO
Houston, TX
Miami, FL
Orange County, CA
Philadelphia, PA
San Francisco, CA
Seattle, WA
Tampa, FL
Washington, DC

Major Departments & Practices

: Pharmaceutical and Medical Device
Food, Beverage and Agribusiness
Insurance and Reinsurance
Life Sciences and Biotechnology
Banking and Financial Services
Cosmetics and Personal Care Products
Design and Construction
Fire Protection and Alarms
Technology and Telecommunications
Product Liability
Intellectual Property
Business Disputes
Employment Litigation and Policy
Public Policy
Government and Regulatory
Data and Discovery Strategies
Business Transactions