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About Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP

Vorys was established in 1909 and has grown from a four-person office to become one of the largest Ohio-based law firms with nearly 375 attorneys in seven offices across Ohio, Washington, D.C., Texas, and Pennsylvania. Vorys currently ranks as one of the 200 largest law firms in the United States according to American Lawyer magazine. Representing from some of the world’s largest companies to individuals and small businesses, Vorys virtually represents every industry: insurance, food service, construction, engineering, pharmaceutical, automotive, banking, manufacturing, higher education and many more. In addition, a significant portion of the firm’s work is on behalf of federal, state and local governments.

Vorys To The Rescue

Vorys helps clients in all sorts of work, from counseling clients on corporate governance issues, working to structure and finance corporate transactions, negotiating real estate acquisitions and franchising arrangements, developing and implementing labor and employment law policies and practices, complying with health care regulatory requirements, and even identifying and avoiding potential environmental problems. The firm focuses on recognizing emerging legal issues and developing approaches that allow clients to conduct their businesses and activities in ways that minimize the risk of future liability.

A Nationwide Firm

Vorys’s lawyers have tried matters in federal and state courts across the country and have argued cases before the United States Supreme Court. Whether the cases involve toxic tort issues, claims of employment discrimination, allegations of criminal activity, asserted violations of the securities laws, claimed violations of state insurance laws, or large-scale computer data breaches, Vorys’s attorneys have tried some of the most complex and challenging legal issues found in courtrooms today.

Vorys was one of 42 law firms nationwide to be named a "Cross-Practice Powerhouse Law Firm" in the 2008 BTI Consulting Group’s Power Rankings survey of the general counsel, in-house counsel, CEOs, and CFOs of the Fortune 1000 companies. In addition, the firm was identified by 23 Fortune 500 companies as a Go-To Law Firm in six practice areas: contracts litigation, intellectual property litigation, labor and employment law, labor litigation, patent prosecution and torts litigation.

Instead of focusing on burgeoning success, the attorneys at Vorys rather believe that by taking care of their “clients, communities, and each other,” the firm will be taken care of itself and it goes to show that it has. For 14 years, Vorys had more lawyers listed in The Best Lawyers in America than any other law firm in Ohio, with 111 lawyers on The Best Lawyers in America List, and 36 attorneys recognized as “Leading Lawyers” by Chambers USA.

Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP

52 East Gay Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: (614) 464-6400

Firm Stats

Managing Partner: Michael Martz
Hiring Partner: Thomas McCormick

Base Salary

1st year: $120,000
Summer associate: $2,308/week

Employment Contact

Bobbi Shoemaker
Legal Recruiting Coordinator
(614) 464-6285

Major Office Locations

Columbus, OH (HQ)
Cincinnati, Ohio
Cleveland, Ohio
Akron, Ohio
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Houston, Texas
Washington D.C.

Major Departments

Antitrust & Trade Regulation
Bankrupcy & Creditors’ Rights
Corporate & Business Organizations
Energy & Utilities
Environmental, Finance
Financial Institutions
Franchising & Distribution
Government Relations
Health Care
Information Technology
Privacy, New Media, and Advertising
Intellectual Property
Entertainment, and Technology Protection
Labor & Employment
Real Estate
Trusts, Estates, and Wealth Transfer